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Posts tagged “Hearts of Iron III”

Tanks Again: Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour

Haha, I love it when trailers are just menus and maps. I mean all due respect to the intricate work of strategic cleverness that is Hearts of Iron III, obviously, but that image up there is their parting shot in the trailer. Really. Of all the menus or maps they could leave lingering in their mind at the end of the trailer, that's the one…

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Cards Of Not-Card: The Hearts Of Iron CCG

World War II-themed grand strategy game as digital collectible card game? It's both a deeply weird idea and rather an ingenious one, seeing as it encourages thinking extremely tactically about the all-too-slim military resources you have in a bitter battle against an enemy general. I suspect I'd be rubbish at it, as my only considered tactic would be "play the tank card! And again! And…

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Hearts Of Iron III: For The Video Diary

Hearts Of Iron III: For The Motherland is the second expansion for all-encompassing wargame, Hearts Of Iron III, and it's "coming soon". What it does is basically fill out an already complex wargame with even more details. There are now new strategic resources in the game, as well as partisan factions, internal politics and coups. But you need not take my word for it, because…

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HoI III: For The Motherland Is Taking Shape

Details on Paradox's second expansion for historical heavyweight Hearts of Iron III (the first being Semper Fi) are starting to emerge, like flares fired high over the endless battlefield that is everyday life. Entitled For The Motherland, the expansion will focus on the Soviet Union and the Eastern front of the war. You can watch a 7 minute interview with game designer Chris King after…

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Man Believes He Can Win WW2, Is Wrong

Paul Mason, Economics editor for BBC's Newsnight, has only gone and written one of the most interesting pieces of games journalism I've read in a while. In a blog post entitled "I re-fight World War Two and lose", Mason takes a shot at playing hardcore World War 2 strategy game Hearts of Iron III using tactics that some WW2 historians believe could have brought Hitler's…

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Atriuming And Ahing? Hearts of Iron III Demo

It's launching imminently (August 7th). Hell, I've got a review copy which is looking at me threatening. I inch away. I'm not Tim Stone, for God's sake. He can handle a strategic lady like you. I'll just try bopping my cock gently on your forehead, and that's no use to anyone. Er... metaphorically speaking. Anyway, for those still on the fence, there's a demo of…

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If I Had A Heart. Of Iron. Three Of ‘Em, In Fact.

"Grand strategy" is a sub-genre title that always amuses me. I can't help but picture someone playing Command & Conquer whilst wearing a ceremonial robe and crown, or Dawn of War on a 300" monitor. Slightly disappointingly, it's a different kind of grandiose it refers to - playing as an entire nation, seeing only the big picture and rarely the individual soldiers. Total War's strategy…

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