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“Potentially fun for those who are against illegal aliens”

October 20, 2010 Comments off

So goes the final line of one of the two reviews for “Homeland Defense: National Security Patrol” on, or as I will call it from now on, HDNSP. Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

HDNSP is a title that see the player “Plan, construct, staff and maintain border command centers, conduct city patrols and engage in anti- smuggling investigations.” You also get to experience the fun of “interrogat[ing] detainees to gain information about [the] future plans of smugglers or terrorists seeking to harm America”… because “illegals” are not all drug smugglers after all, they could be terrorists, right?

I noticed this game when it was brought up on and being the sap that I am I volunteered to check out this little-known title from 2008. Not only that, I would write up my experiences on this site, so you to can join in on the fun of arresting brown people, building detention centres and interogating folks!

The game is installed, my mouse hand trembles in anticipation. Watch this space.

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Rogue Survivor – DF meets Zombies!

September 8, 2010 Comments off

What’s better than Dwarf Fortress? Zombies! What could be better than Zombies? A Dwarf Fortress-style game about Zombies! Enter, Rogue Survivor. I haven’t had a chance to play yet – and the game is quite early in development, but it looks like it could be a lot of fun to try out. Go give it a shot!

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Telford United! – Football Manager 2010 AAR

August 31, 2010 Comments off

CSL over on the forums has been busy writing a Football Manager 2010 AAR featuring Telford United. It’s a great read, and thanks to CSL I’m starting to get interested in football management! CSL does a great job of explaining his decisions and detailing the trials and tribulations of taking Telford through the divisions. This would probably be my ideal game if I coul somehow also involve friends, I love playing games in the same ‘world’ as other people, even if we were never to meet or compete directly, sharing the game’s  story together is a lot of fun for me. What do you think?

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The end of Elrond

March 2, 2010 1 comment

I’ve decided to wrap up the story of Elrond with a few screenshots I snapped before I stopped writing that little story-based AAR. I partly ran out of steam but mostly I wasn’t sure anyone was reading the damn thing so it became more work than it was worth!

Even so, I was quite happy with the construction I was working on and thought others might enjoy my diabolical scheme! Read on for some cult compound fun! Read more…

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Permanent Death Far Cry 2 Playthrough

December 6, 2009 Comments off

Ever wondered “what would a play through report of Far Cry 2 look like if you worked hard to ensure you never died during the entire game?”, well, wonder no longer and go grab the richly illustrated 391 page PDF from Specious Living! Ben Abraham has been working for months on this story so you owe him a look-see!

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Floor 13 – AAR

December 4, 2009 2 comments

A short but sweet AAR for an old conspiracy classic, Floor 13, is available over at VideoGameInvective. Steve thought you all might like to have a look, and don’t worry, it will only take a few minutes to read as it turns out Steve is rubbish at impersonating the Illuminati!

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Conflict: MEPS – AAR/Lets Play

October 29, 2009 Comments off

conflict middle east political simulatorServant Corps over on the Dwarf Fortress forums pointed me to an AAR/Lets Play that he completed using an ancient wargame called “Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator“, or “CONMEPS” as it is known by its fans.  The summary info from Wikipedia is that:

Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator, often known as ConfMEPS or simply Conflict, is a turn-based government simulation game. It was designed by David J Eastman and published by Virgin Interactive in 1990. It was available for DOS, Atari ST, and Amiga (with extended graphics).

The game is set in 1997. The prime minister of Israel has just been assassinated, leaving the player to run the country as the new prime minister. The player’s objective is to cause the defeat of the neighboring four states, either by invasion (not necessarily by Israel, as the other states can and do invade each other) or political destabilization.

It’s a great read and ends, well, predictably badly for everyone involved! But if you’re interested in good old games, as Servant Corps is, or just love a good war/political game, I suggest you go check it out!

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