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Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

2 months ago

Bunch of Herberts: Funcom making several Dune games

Frank Herbert's sci-fi world of vast sand worms and magical spacedrugs and political intrigue and swordfights and Kyle MacLachlan with a pet spacepug and Sting posing in his pants is being digitised again. Funcom, the Norwegian crew behind Conan Exiles and The Secret World, today announced that they're planning to make several video games based on Dune. We best know Dune round these parts for…

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10 months ago

Feature: Hit Parade

The 50 best strategy games on PC

An entirely objective ranking of the 50 best PC strategy games ever made, now freshened up to include our favourites from 2017 and 2018. From intricate, global-scale wargames to the tight thrills of guerrilla squads, the broad expanse of the genre contains something for everyone, and we've gathered the best of the best. The vast majority are available to buy digitally, a few are free…

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1 year ago

Feature: The Loose Canon

Best PC games of all time

There are more wonderful games being released on PC each month than ever before. In such a time of plenty, it's important that you spend your time as wisely as possible. Thankfully, we're here to help. What follows are our picks for the best PC games ever made.

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2 years ago

4 years ago

Feature: And seven runners-up too

The 10 Best Games Based On Books

Books! They're like films without pictures, or games that are all cutscene. Old people and hipsters really like them, teenagers think they're like totally lame, and quite frankly we should all read more of them. There are countless games inspired by books - most especially Tolkien, Lovecraft and early Dungeons & Dragon fiction - but surprisingly few games based directly on books. Even fewer good…

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Have You Played… Dune II Remake Dune Legacy?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I spent a few hours playing Dune Legacy, a fan-made remake - well, more modernisation than remake - in work time a while back, couldn't think of a great excuse to write about it then felt horribly guilty. Now I have an excuse!…

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Feature: He who controls a 486 controls The Spice

Raised By Screens, Chapter 8: Dune II

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works. The…

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8 years ago

Mentatal: Dune 2 Fan Remake Gets Multiplayer

When in company I want to impress, I'll always reach for X-COM as the definitive game that made me. When I'm feeling a little less self-conscious, I'll admit that really it's the less celebral but no less landmark proto-C&C Dune II: The Battle For Arrakis. (I'm told it was called Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty in the US. I just can't tell you…

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 4/5

Young people. Good grief. Your ignorance is as plain as those spots on your greasy face. Don't you know anything? Can't you be bothered to learn anything? Did you even read the words of esteemed colleagues Rossignol, Walker and Smith detailing the first three parts of this Olympian list of The Most Important PC Games Of All Time? I am quite sure that I, Deacon…

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12 years ago

20 Seconds to Comply

One of my quiet gaming obsessions is the concept of missing links. We all know the mainstream history of gaming (You know - the first RTS being Dune 2). Many of us will know the critical consensus-history of gaming (You know - the first RTS being the Megadrive's Herzog Zwei). What interests me is the stuff both of those history leaves out - you know,…

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