Excerpt: The Flyboys movie was not exactly a hit. It cost something like $100 million to make and only made a fraction of that at the box office. That said, my father and I went to see it (the only other new movie playing at the same time was Jackass II) and I enjoyed it quite a bit, as did he. Sure there was a little too much love story and too little action, and it went a little long, but all in all it was a good movie.
Excerpt: Slitherine’s turn-based strategy game Spartan is aimed at gamers who enjoy both the strategic planning of
Civilization as well as the real-time battles of Age of Empires and similar games. Both of these elements are combined in an attractive and quite smooth game environment with a Greek history theme.
Excerpt: When Spartan arrived in the mailbox the other day, fresh from our good friends at Atari, I was a little surprised. Not because they sent us a game, but because Iíd heard absolutely nothing about it. I consider myself to be the resident strategy gamer here at Thunderbolt, and this game went completely under my radar.
Excerpt: Spartan is an empire-building strategy game set in the Ancient Greek period, which is the third in a series of empire-building strategy games that include the best-selling Legion and Chariots of War. For the average strategy player this could be seen as probably too deep and extensive compared to your average offering, which in itself is a contradiction.
Excerpt: When you start talking to someone about Ancient Greece, your mind undoubtedly thinks about Mount Olympus, the mighty Gods, the Iliad and the Odyssey or the Trojan horse. For history lovers, it also means great wars and famous battles, like Thermopile, Marathon or the continued struggle of all the Greek nations for control of their peninsula.
Excerpt: Cand ii spui cuiva de Grecia Antica, gandul il duce imediat la Muntele Olimp, la Iliada, Odisee sau la Calul Troian. Pentru cunoscatori insa, ea mai inseamna razboaie si batalii celebre, cum ar fi cele de la Termopile, Maraton sau luptele permanente dintre natiunile grecesti pentru controlul micii peninsule.
Excerpt: Ja jeg ved det godt. Jeg har ikke været så flink ved Slitherines første to strategispil – Legion og Chariots of War. De var ikke direkte elendige, men de var et godt eksempel på, hvordan man i hvert fald ikke skal designe strategispil. Nu er Slithering så på banen med Spartan, og jeg må sandelig indrømme, at de har lært af deres fejl!
Excerpt: Тематика Первой мировой войны не пользуется популярностью ни у продюсеров, ни у широкой аудитории. Чем же еще объяснить ошеломительный провал фильма Flyboys, в России более известного как «Эскадрилья Лафайета»? Увы, красивая и пафосная история американских добровольцев, сражавшихся с асами немецкой авиации, едва смогла окупить четверть своего бюджета.