Unique, artful games for summer

Now is a great time to catch up with some chill, beautiful indie games with unique styles and emotionally moving art. Summer brings long, languid days and vacations – the perfect time for games, but also a slow time for big new game releases. Now is a great time to catch up with some chill, beautiful indie games with unique styles and emotionally moving art. ‘Florence’ $2.99, Android and iOS, rated E ”Florence” is a mobile game that tells the story of one young woman’s life and relationships. The elegant,…

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Rewrite history in ‘Imperator: Rome’

They’re complicated, difficult and take forever — 20, 30, 100 hours into one play-through if you’re up for it. “Imperator: Rome” $39.99 for PC All-ages (but very complicated) The grand strategy games from Paradox Interactive are some of my greatest gaming guilty pleasures. These are games where you control a country on the world stage over the course of centuries, and so unlike other guilty pleasures (cookies, cheesy horror movies, sleeping in) there’s nothing sweet and easy about a Paradox game. They’re complicated, difficult and take forever — 20, 30,…

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Google enters the gaming arena with Stadia

A new video game platform aimed at bringing gamers together was revealed March 19 by Google as Stadia. Few realize that the history of video games dates back to the early 1950s, when computer scientists designed simple games and simulations as a fun way to research computer capabilities. Then in the 1980s, gaming consoles using joysticks, buttons and other controllers, along with graphics on screens, became part of American culture. With that history in mind, a new video game platform aimed at bringing gamers together was revealed March 19 by…

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Play in Tom Clancy’s world in video game sequel

We hope you love these items as much as we did! GateHouse Media may collect a share of sales from links on this page. Author Tom Clancy passed away more than five years ago, but long before that Ubisoft bought the rights to his name and techno-thriller brand of experience. The latest foray into the Clancyverse is also one of the best. “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” is the ideal video game sequel: It takes a solid first game (“The Division” from 2016) and improves on it in multiple ways…

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