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Feature: Arizona Dreamin'

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare review

It took Alan Wake ages to find his way to PC but his second adventure arrived almost immediately after its XBLA release. At this rate, the planned full-blown sequel will arrive in 2007, long before it surfaces on the Microbox 7.20. But if American Nightmare isn’t a sequel, what is it? An arcade, action-orientated spinoff? An experimental short story? A fever dream? Expect spoilers for…

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Feature: On Steam, I walk with you

Sleep Talking: Alan Wake Interview

Earlier this week I spoke with Oskari Häkkinen, head of franchise development at Remedy, about the PC release of Alan Wake. We talked about the importance of PC gaming to the Remedy team, drawing inspiration from popular culture and whether Alan's further adventures will be following close behind.

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Pirates Of The Black Cove Gets A Demo!

I've had a few chances to see Pirates Of The Black Cove in action and I have to say it looks rather pleasing. It's got a strong whiff of Sid Meier's Pirates! to it, with roaming about in an open world in your ship, picking fights as you wish, while also being largely quest driven, so that it has a sort of Pirate-gang Diablo aspect…

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Also: Pirates Of The Black Cove Revealed!

Please raise a foaming mug of pirate-clichés to a moderately bizarre trailer from Nitro Games (below), which introduces their "work in progress" look at Pirates Of The Black Cove. This Pirates! type adventure on the high seas genuinely looks like it could provided plenty of light-hearted fun. In this footage get to take a look at some of the city building, the gang battles, and…

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Finnished: Conquest Of The Americas

That's a pun, you see, because it's made by Finnish game studio Nitro Games, but it's also finished and available to pre-order. Anyway, Paradox Interactive's latest historical naval war and management game, Commander: Conquest Of The Americas, is actually released on July 30th, and it's the semi-sequel to East India Company. I didn't really get on particularly well with EIC, despite feeling like it got…

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Crate Expectations: East India Company

This lavish historical combat'n'commerce title has been attracting a fair bit of attention from devout strategy types (Tom Chick's mammoth diary series, for instance), but we've barely mentioned it here. Why? Because we were too busy thinking up unusual celebrities to name future pets after, or something. (I'm totally going to own a dog called Edward Woodward one day.) So, rather than relying on our…

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Tea & Boatviolence: East India Company

Two historical strategies in a single day? Perhaps not unprecedented, but certainly unusual. What's particularly unusual is they both have something of a nautical theme, East India Company is particularly focused on the high seas, and offers splendid-looking 18th century sailboat gun action between bouts of management. We have to wonder whether it'll trounce Empire: Total War's ship-to-ship combat, or come in a barnacled second.…

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