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    Game Buzz- Armchair General May 2013

    XCOM (xcom.com), which many believe is the best turn-based strategy game ever created, is made even better with the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Developed by Firaxis (Sid Meier and company), the game features an elite organization...

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General July 2013

    Battle of the Bulge (shenandoah-studio .com) is an operational simulation of the December 1944 German Ardennes offensive. It is also arguably the best strategy game yet created for the iPad. The design of this game is beautiful yet simple....

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General September 2013

    Bioshock Infinite (bioshockinfinite .com), the latest installment of the Bioshock franchise, is set in the year 1912. Players assume the role of Booker DeWitt, a former special investigator sent to rescue a woman named Elizabeth....

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Pacific War Action

    Mission variety adds spice to both Pacific Carriers and Dogfight 1942. Fans of Pacific War air combat sims have plenty of options these days, as several titles are now available from Steam (steampowered.com), two of  which are...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: Test Pilot

    Test Pilot by Jimmy Collins He never was as famous as Doolittle, the other test pilot Jimmy, or as well-known as the flashy air racers of the 1930s, the Roscoe Turners and Speed Holmans. Just a working stiff who got by while hopping from...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Fly the Swiss Alps

    A new German sim picks up where Microsoft left off. Microsoft quickly gave up on its Flight approach to flight simulations (see the July 2012 “Airware”). It’s product, a more casual clear that Bill Gates has bigger fish to fry in his...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: World of Warplanes

    A new free online multiplayer sim will soon offer a wild ride. While we typically review finished products in “Airware” rather than previews of releases still in development, I recently had a chance to explore the beta version of the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Airware Review: Flight Sims for Your Phone

    Take to the skies anywhere, anytime, with mobile apps in hand. The rise of smart phones gives gamers yet another way to soar virtually via flight simulations. This month we take look at three Android flight sims from the Google Play store...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Game Review: Assassin’s Creed III

    Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft) Set during the American Revolution, the latest installment of the Assassin’s Creed series merges sci-fi and history in winning ways. Yes, it is violent and fanciful (a centuries-long war is going on...

  • World War II Magazine

    Game Review: Heroes and Generals

    World War II's resident gamer Chris Ketcherside reviews Reto-Moto's latest free-to-play shooter...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: World of Warplanes

    Following the success of their free-to-play armored combat simulator World of Tanks, Wargaming.net is currently bringing to life World of Warplanes, the second entry in their series of mid- 20th-century vehicular combat titles. I recently...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General January 2014

    Strategic Command: Assault on Communism Strategic Command: Assault on Communism new expansion to Command: WWII Global Strategic, a Conflict, covers the 1941-45 German-Soviet war in Russia. Players can choose to fight a specific campaign...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General January 2014

    With East Versus West (eastversuswest.com), the Heart of Iron game series moves beyond World War II, through the Cold War and into the conflict that never happened – World War III. Players take control of any country between 1946 and...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Wargame Reviews-Armchair General March 2014

    Scourge of War: Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Collection Scourge of War: Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Collection Civil War games into one bundles several comprehensive package. Players can fight engagements from Gettysburg, Antietam,...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General March 2014

    Shadowrun is perhaps one of the most famous role-playing universes in gaming. It depicts a time in the near future in which elves, trolls, orcs and dragons have emerged into reality. Imagined by Jordan Weisman, the designer and founder of...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General May 2014

    Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 on the first year of the Wehrmacht’s invasion of focuses the Soviet Union. Each scenario covers an army-sized operation in which players maneuver division-sized units and...