Mass Effect 2 Won’t Let Me Be Mean

So, I recently started playing Mass Effect 2 (2010) – I know, ten years late to the whole thing – and I rather enjoyed it. As a fan of strategy games, the combination of role-playing elements and third-person gun-play is an invigorating change. Through the first couple of playthroughs, though, I was pretty much exclusively […]Read More

Game Review: Become A Piratical Tortoise in AI Dungeon

They turned the Turing Test into a game. No, really. AI Dungeon (2019) is a free online text adventure game, and everything in it is generated by the GPT-2 AI (paying members get access to the more capable GPT-3). GPT-2/3 is the most advanced text generation AI existing today. It’s genuinely pretty scary – so […]Read More

Steel Division 2: Fight A Mile in Zhukov’s Shoes

If you ever find yourself staring blankly at a wall muttering “man, I really need more protected mobility,” then seek professional help…or stop playing Steel Division 2 (2019). Steel Division 2 is the latest offering from Eugen Systems. It’s a real-time tactics game simulating brigade level battles on the eastern front of WW2 during Operation […]Read More

Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes in Wargame: AirLand Battle

I fancy myself as a bit of a defence pundit. I’m also in my second year of a War Studies BA at King’s College London. So, with the inordinate arrogance of youth (and mediocre talent), I thought Wargame: AirLand Battle (2013) would be a breeze. I was wrong. Very wrong. Turns out this whole ‘fighting […]Read More

Game Review: Rebel Inc: Escalation

Released: October 2019 (Early Access) Rating: PEGI 7 (implied violence, mild violence) Corruption is skyrocketing, your development programs are stalled out, the army is deserting, the Americans want to leave…and your air force just caused immense collateral damage. Again.   Welcome to Rebel Inc: Escalation, Governor. What Is It? Rebel Inc: Escalation is a new-ish […]Read More