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  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Could Learn from Neon Genesis Evangelion

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    If you are expecting a comprehensive overview of Neon Genesis Evangelion, I am sorry to say that you are not going to find that in this post. Truth is, I have only watched the first five episodes of this piece of anime, and then only because Adult Swim was showing Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth a few days ago. From what I could tell, this was a movie cobbled together from various episodes of the series. Sadly, I had no idea what the heck was going on, but I was intrigued by the many religious themes that kept popping up during the movie, ...
  2. The Campaign Series and Facebook

    The Campaign Series is now found on Facebook.

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    You will be able to find what we're up to and some new screenshots.

    Jason Petho
  3. Tomorrow's War: You Made Me Do This (Revisited)

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    Almost a year ago to the day, I posted a blog entry entitled "You Made Me Do This!" In a nutshell, it was my rant about the terrible state of PC gaming. At the time I had every intention of checking out of PC gaming and devoting my free time to board games and miniatures, something I hadn't done since the mid to late '90s. Unfortunately, that never came to pass. Shortly after setting up my first game of Tomorrow's War, I became ill and had to let it sit fallow for a few weeks. By the time I felt better, the madness of the holidays had arrived ...
  4. Moving Away From 4X

    Crossposted from my blog at Rindis.com.

    This was originally going to be a completely different essay, but I've realized it's past time to tighten up my definitions some, so I'm not continuing having to stop and figure out/explain pieces of my foundation just so I can say something coherent. This really should have been the first post in the 'game genre' series. Well, second would have been acceptable.

    So, now to talk about what's been the elephant in the room, the 4X genre. Borrowing from Wikipedia:

    The term "4X" originates from a 1993 preview
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  5. Fantasy Conquest

    Crossposted from my blog at Rindis.com.

    Medieval-style fantasy has long had a strong hold on the imagination. It didn't take long for fantasy to become a popular genre in computer games either. As various board wargame-derivative designs evolved during the '80s, a fairly distinct genre that I call 'fantasy conquest' emerged.

    These are related to the more general '4X' games, but don't always hew to all parts of that style, probably because the distinctive space 4X game emerged in parallel. (There's also some internal bias, as I generally only think of 'space 4X' games ...

    Updated 17 Oct 14 at 19:30 by Rindis

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