Jon Shafer’s At the Gates is Now Available

No this isn’t a game about a sniper duel, it’s about the rise of clans and kingdoms after the fall of Rome.

After a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and seven years of development the latest game by Jon Shafer the designer and programmer of Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords, Beyond the Sword and Sid Meier’s Civilization V is now out. It is called At the Gates and is a 4X strategy game similar to games like the Civilization franchise mixed with some rogue-like elements.

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Hearts of Iron IV is Now Available. Also Three Screenshots and Two Videos (PC)

The game features all your favourite war heroes from Franco to Hitler.
The game features all your favourite war heroes from Franco to Hitler.

Video game publishers Paradox Interactive and developers Paradox Development Studios have released another new product. This one is called Hearts of Iron IV and it’s their newest historical grand strategy game in the Hearts of Iron franchise.

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Stellaris is Now Available. Also Three Screenshots and One Video (PC)

You can't spell STELLARIS without STELLAR IS.
You can’t spell STELLARIS without STELLAR IS.

Video game publishers Paradox Interactive and developers Paradox Development Studios have released their newest product. It’s called Stellaris and it’s their newest grand strategy game with a mix of the 4x genre.

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My Top 20 Games for 2014 & 2015

The golden face of the top video games for 2014 & 2015.
The golden face of the top video games for 2014 & 2015.

I said recently I would go into more detail for My Top Twenty Games for 2014 & 2015 which I mentioned in my post for The Best Games of 2014 & 2015 and Other Awards. Well I have finally finished it. Like always to qualify I must have played the game in the last 24 months (2014 & 2015) but the game doesn’t have to been released in 2014 or 2015.

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The Best Video Games for 2014 & 2015 and Other Awards

The golden face of video games 2014 & 2015.
The golden face of video games 2014 & 2015.

It is still quite early in the year but I have finally got around to doing my awards for the best games of 2014 & 2015 (I missed doing 2014). I have put together a list of the best PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS for 2014 & 2015. As these are my choices you will likely be surprised by the results.

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Steam Summer Sale 2015: Deals are Available

All the fun of a clicker game and a sale.
All the fun of a “clicker” game and a sale.

Valve Corporation have launched its annual Summer sale on Thursday (as I nearly predicted). Like many of the sales on Steam, most of their games on the service will be discounted. There are new flash sales every twelve hours, community sales and much more. This year Valve have decided to try a different format by introducing a cooperative aspect to the annual sales.

The Steam Summer Sale will last from 11th June to 21st June 2015.

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Battle Brothers’ Traits Guide

Everyone loves a Adventurous Noble who is a Brute and Fat.
Everyone loves an Adventurous Noble who is a Brute and also Fat.

Battle Brothers is an indie, strategy and RPG game developed by Overhype Studios. Each member of your company comes with between one and three random traits which influences their skills and abilities and can impact how much they cost to recruit and their daily wage. There are positive and negative traits with the “Founding Member” one being a special trait for beginning members. This guide shows all the traits currently available in the game.

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Battle Brothers’ Backgrounds Guide

My mercenary company doesn't judge... much.
My mercenary company doesn’t judge… much.

Battle Brothers is an indie strategy and RPG game developed by Overhype Studios. Each member of your company can come from a specific background which determines their skills and how much they cost to recruit and their wage. Generally a Sellsword is better than a Servant but a background like in real life isn’t all that matters but has a noticeable impact on a characters starting abilities. This guide shows all the backgrounds currently available in the game.

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