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Singh’s Top Ten Real-Time Strategy Games of All Time

Singh’s Top Ten Real-Time Strategy Games of All Time 50°
368w ago - If you haven't guessed already, this week's feature deals with the Best Real-Time Strategy Games of all time. Clearly it's something incredibly hard to decide, especially considering just how many awesome Strategy games that are out there right now, not counting eternal classics that have withstood the test of time to this day.

No, I'm not talking about ancient pieces of history like Dune II or Civilization. Indeed, for a long time the only seeming piece of strategy a computer was considered to exhibit was a simple (yet incredibly complex) game of Chess.

Chess was where it all began; simple white vs black, a set piece of units and a board to play on. Many early Strategy games were surprisingly, simply digital versions of Chess. Back then, whole computers were dedicated to making veritable opponents for human players and for a while it was truly the first 'Strategy' game for what was considered 'digital media' way back in the 1960s and '70s.

This, of course, has been ever changing up to the more recent (and more famous) Deep Blue and its prodigious cousins. Granted, the entire thing would be considered more of a console Strategy Game if you want to be a technical bitch - but they are Strategy Games nonetheless.

Of course we aren't here to discuss centuries...

Wii Have a Problem

Wii Have a Problem 50°
368w ago - Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova, Derek Jeter - they're athletic superstars, the envy of millions. The Nintendo Wii system gives you just a tiny taste of what it's like to be them. But as ABC2 News Investigator Joce Sterman found out, it also shows you there's a big difference between playing the game on the field and in your living room.

The grace, the skill. There's a reason the professionals are getting paid to play. It's simply not as easy as it looks. And as we've found, there's a big difference between reality and wii-ality. Anthony Williams knows that all too well. He's on the disabled list, off the roster after hurting his shoulder while pitching the biggest game of his life.

He says he was, "Throwing the ball 90 mph, trying to get it up to 100 miles per hour." The only problem is the curveballs that landed him in physical therapy weren't covered in cowhide. Instead, they came from a plastic coated remote.

You see, Anthony is only a major leaguer in his mind. He's really an MTA bus driver, out of work for more than a month thanks to countless hours with the Wii. He says, "As time went on it was waking me up at night, the soreness. That's when I went to see my doctor."

And that doctor was orthopaedic surgeon, Dr.David Buchalter. He diagnosed Anthony...

New scans and videos of BlazBlue (Blue Blaze)

New scans and videos of BlazBlue (Blue Blaze) 50°
368w ago - With all the hype around Street Fighter IV: Giant Dragon Edition you might have missed another up and coming fighting game from the makers of the Guilty Gear / Accent Core folks called BlazBlue - a PS3 network exclusive that made its official debut this year at AOU in Japan.

The game is set in the same Guilty Gear universe ten years after XX and will bring some solace to those whose panties are not dripping for SF IV, including yours truly. The game is also set to hit arcades on the Taito Type X2 board, presuming your city still has one of those.

Check out one of the videos below:

More scans and three additional videos are here!

First GTA IV Soundtrack Details

First GTA IV Soundtrack Details 300°
368w ago - The first details on the Grand Theft Auto 4 soundtrack have surfaced on the Internet, revealing the titles of sixteen songs.

You should take this with a grain of salt though, as they have not been 100% confirmed by Rockstar yet.

Angel y Khris - Ven Bailalo
R Kelly - Bump N Grind
Seryoga - KingRing
The Boggs - Arm In Arm
UNKLE (feat. Josh Homme) - Restless
Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
Res - They Say Vision
Raheem Devaughn - You
Junior Kickstart - The Go! Team
VHS or Beta - Burn It All Down
Humble Pie - Cocaine
Fat Joe - Shit Is Real
MOP - How About Some Hardcore
MOP - Downtown Swinger
Queen - One Vision
Ne-Yo - Because of You

Nothing but Fighting in 2008...

Nothing but Fighting in 2008... 50°
368w ago - For the past few years, we've only needed a single hand to count the number of new and interesting fighting games being released each year--especially if we didn't count the near annual re-release of certain vintage titles.

This year, however, looks to be drastically different; the planets seem to be aligned and are bringing with them a ton of incredible new games. From Japanese homebrew projects turned arcade superstars to the return of the icon, 2008 is loaded with more fisticuffs than a Las Vegas cage fight.

Street Fighter IV
Developer: Capcom
Platform: Arcade

In the early '90s, the joke went that Capcom lacked the ability to count to three when it came to their Street Fighter franchise. They managed to graduate kindergarten in 1997, and Three: A New Generation of Street Fighters was born. While its update, 3rd Strike (1999), is still the most played fighter on the competitive circuit to this day, that hasn't stopped gamers from desperately wanting a Street Fighter IV.

Capcom is set to deliver this year, with a 3D update to the series that is as rife with controversy as the company's decision to ditch series staples was back in 1997. The focus of Street Fighter IV rests solely on the casual player who longs for the nostalgia of their youth with simplified mechanics...

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