strategy

Games Opinion

Either I'm a Strategic Genius, or 'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Is Too Easy

Without trying, my precious students have turned into war machines, turning combat into an elaborate and optional mini-game.
Patrick Klepek
8.20.19
identity-rights

Exclusive: Trump Says He Doesn't Do Political Strategy. This Memo Shows Otherwise

This document strongly suggests presidential Twitter tantrums against everyone from AOC to the entire city of Baltimore are no accident.
Allen Salkin
8.6.19
Games Features

20 Years Later, ‘Jagged Alliance 2’ Remains an Irreplaceable Tactics Game

A renaissance in tactics games has never come close to matching one of the classics of 1999.
Rob Zacny
7.25.19
Postscript

'The Colonists' Is a Cute, Rewarding, and Dystopian Space Exploration Game

Look on my throughput and despair.
Cameron Kunzelman
2.1.19
Review

For Desperate Advance Wars Fans, 'Wargroove' Proves a Suitable Successor

The biggest difference? This one has dogs. Very cute dogs. And they fight.
Eric Van Allen
1.30.19
The VICE Guide to Life

Small Business Owners Told Us What They Wish They'd Known Before They Started

It's a ton of work, but ultimately worth it.
Anna Goldfarb
11.2.18
Review

'BattleTech' Revives the Classic Mech Franchise in All Its Grueling Glory

'BattleTech' is the rare tactics game that makes attrition a tool, not a mistake.
Rob Zacny
4.25.18
Postscript

Surviving the Cold Winters of 'Northgard' Means Somebody Has to Die

'Northgard' pits you against brutal blizzards, difficult armies, and the ruler you want to be versus the one that you are.
Cameron Kunzelman
3.16.18
open thread

It Sucks When You Want to Learn a New Type of Game, But Don't Know How

For the longest time, I figured strategy games weren't for me. They were too hard, too complicated.
Patrick Klepek
3.1.18
Modders

Ambitious 'Hearts of Iron IV' Mod Transforms WWII into the Fallout Universe

If you've ever wanted to participate in a larger geopolitical drama within the post-apocalypse, Old World Blues is for you.
Patrick Klepek
2.26.18
Ed Gillespie

Republicans may have found a playbook for winning under Trump

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie is the kind of Republican that’s won in Virginia for years: boring but safe. Then, Donald Trump took office.
Alexandra Jaffe
10.23.17
war

I Used Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' to Lower My Internet Bill

"All warfare is based on deception."
Nick Greene
10.12.17
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