Excerpt: So what have you been doing with your spare time? If you’ve been gaming, you’ve probably been trying to save the world, or some such noble pursuit. Not me. I’ve been controlling the fates of millions, and trying to take OVER the planet, living out my megalomania fantasies through DreamCatcher’s strategy game called SuperPower.
Excerpt: Games from the golden age of arcades seem to be slowly rising in popularity, as nostalgic gamers relive past glory with their favorite classic games. In response, game developers seem to be in a scramble to give classic arcade games a face-lift and a release on current consoles. Unfortunately, in most cases, a remake isn't as good as its predecessor, and while this new Centipede can stand on its own, it fails to capture the magic of the original.
Excerpt: Allegiance is an impressive online game that fuses space combat simulation with elements of strategic military planning and command. It's exclusively playable online, and while it has an interesting premise, there's no real context to the actual battles you'll participate in. If anything, its lack of a single-player campaign merely clarifies the distinction between Allegiance and all other space combat sims - its real-time strategy elements and its focus on cooperative...
Excerpt: Global geopolitical simulators have a pretty spotty history as strategy games. Chris Crawford's effort in 1985 with Balance of Power was notable for both its ambition and its sterility as a game. 1993's Shadow President from D.C. True was more detailed and a better game, but it still suffered from basic playability issues.
Excerpt: Publisher: Microsoft Developer: Microsoft Research Minimum System Requirements: ·Windows 95 or 98. ·DirectX 7 is required. ·Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, or Netscape 4.0 or higher. ·PC with 300MHz with 3D card recommended. ·At least 32MB of RAM, 64 recommended. ·At least 450 MB hard drive space. ·4x speed or greater CD-ROM. ·SVGA video card with 1MB video memory. ·Microsoft Mouse or other compatible pointing device. At least 28.8 KBps modem, 56KBps recommended.
Summary: This game was a blast. Anyone who liked the original Centipede in any way will love this new, updated version. Atari really outdid themselves with their awesome graphics and sounds. The Arcade and Adventure options of play were really cool and refreshing, while the 3 different views in the Adventure mode were really fun. This game is a lot of fun, and I recommend it to every type of gamer out there who appreciates something simple but fun.
Excerpt: In this multiplayer space-combat game you can choose from one of several different factions, which fight among the others, all squabbling over the remaining resources critical to survival: food, water, fuel, and the Alephs (unique wormholes for travelling to different systems than Sol system). You'll enter environments rich with asteroids, planets, novas, nebulae, and naturally occurring wormholes.
Excerpt: Been looking for something more challenging than Space Combat against a predictable artificial intelligence? Enjoy the thrill of mining for resources and then using those resources to fuel your war efforts? Like the thought of team play against up to six other teams at once? Then perhaps Microsoft's new multiplayer online space extravaganza - Allegiance deserves a look!