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Wot I Checked: Chess 2 - The Sequel

Still waiting for Ludo XII

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11 months ago

Feature: More Poker than Go

Embracing the bluff: how SpyParty’s long development changed the game

Chris Hecker has been working on SpyParty for almost a decade now and I get the impression he'd be happy perfecting it for the rest of his career. Some developers want to move from one project to the next, an internal clock ticking down and reminding them how few ideas can be realised in a lifetime, while others are better suited to exploring one design…

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2 years ago

Feature: Are they!?

Cardboard Children – Are Games Dumbing Down?

Hello youse. A man called Robert Florence gets on a train to London at 2pm, leaving from Glasgow. If the train is travelling at 80 miles per hour, and the distance to London is 860 miles, how clear is it that Robert doesn’t know how far it is to London? But what I really want to know is: How tall is Robert when he’s on…

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7 years ago

Feature: Here's my impression: "GARGLEFLARGLE"

Impressions: Battle Vs Chess

Is Battle Vs Chess finally the revision of the dusty old board game that has been so desperately needed for so many years? Can we at last see the embellishments the franchise has been longing for, for over 3,000 years? Perhaps today is that day, with the game now out on Steam. I've taken a look to see how the game has finally pulled itself…

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8 years ago

Chess Receives v1.01 Patch

The inventor of Chess, Mr. Wilbert Chess, today announced to a room full of chess enthusiasts that the classic game has received its very first patch. The changelog is as follows: * Pawns may now move diagonally backwards in order to capture pieces Rumours abound that Mr. Chess implemented the patch mid-game, and in doing so was able to unexpectedly capture the queen of Russian…

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9 years ago

New! Chess 2.0! (Not really.)

This large and splendid article by chess hyperbrain Garry Kasparov (pictured), in which he talks about the evolution of computer chess, seems deeply relevant to all of computerised gaming. Like so much else in our technology-rich and innovation-poor modern world, chess computing has fallen prey to incrementalism and the demands of the market. Brute-force programs play the best chess, so why bother with anything else?…

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10 years ago