What are the best strategy games? It’s a daunting question to answer, with the genre spanning back almost as long as humans have been playing games. Even if we’re just limiting ourselves to the digital variety, there are dozens and dozens of RTSes, 4Xes, wargames, and grand strategy paragons worthy of high praise. After much consideration, they’ve been narrowed down to the best of the best. In terms of classification, this list contains games in which strategy is the primary concern – or at least one of a handful of primary concerns. As Sid Meier would say, these games present a series of interesting choices that can lead you to defeat or triumph. Effort was taken to include a variety of subgenres of strategy as well, even though those can sometimes be difficult to compare to one another. This list also favors games that still hold up and are fun to play today over those that are considered definitive, innovative, or trend-setting. While some consideration was … [Read more...] about The 20 best strategy games ever
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Netflix has always done well out of being perceived as the cheeky young upstart, the brave disruptor of a stale status quo. A service that lives or dies by how well it can drive and maintain subscriptions, Netflix has a long history of delivering cool, unexpected events designed to prove just how dynamic, fresh, exciting, and in-tune with the modern media enthusiast it really is, compared to the slow, unswerving old-guard. There was the early championing of much-loved, but decidedly dead, culty shows, whose audiences had long felt neglected by their original owners. The resurrection of Arrested Development made Netflix an instant hero, regardless of the eventual quality of season 4. As did the service's at-the-time unprecedented move of securing day-and-date, ‘live’ broadcast of the final season of Breaking Bad for long-deprived, spoiler-fearing UK audiences, in step with the show’s US airdates. And then there were the many, many revivals of nostalgia … [Read more...] about Cloverfield, Annihilation, and Mute: Do Netflix’s big name movies make it a real Hollywood rival, or is it all just expensive smoke and mirrors?
The Force Awakens wasn't the first attempt to continue the story of the Skywalker family. The original Star Wars sequel trilogy actually launched way back in 1991, although you'd be forgiven for missing it--after all, it debuted in bookstores, not the local theater.Now that The Last Jedi has split the Star Wars community in two, some fans have proposed that Disney should have brought author Timothy Zahn's Thrawn books--the original Star Wars sequel trilogy--to the big screen instead of introducing viewers to Rey, Finn, Poe and the rest. But those books are decades old. Would they really be better than Lucasfilms' newest efforts? And what makes them so popular, anyway?It's all a matter of timing.Reanimating a dead universeIt's hard to imagine these days, when every year brings a new Star Wars movie and a truckload of spin-off media, but in the early '90s Star Wars was effectively dead. In the '80s, Lucasfilm had tried to keep the franchise alive with animated series like Droids and … [Read more...] about The Star Wars Books Fans Wish Disney Had Done Instead Of The Last Jedi