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Why System 3 is rebuilding Constructor

19 years ago, System 3 partnered up with publisher Acclaim to release city-building title Constructor. The game became a cult hit, launching on PlayStation, PC and Mac, and went onto sell over 5m units. Now System 3 is bringing the series back, releasing a new HD version. It’s launching later …

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Steam Controller adds new feature to improve RPG, strategy play

A new Steam client update is now available in beta, bringing a new Steam Controller feature that aims to improve usability with strategy and RPG titles. Valve details the patch in a new Steam Community post, explaining the addition of the new ‘Mouse Region’ touchpad mode. The mode basically allows …

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Pixels on page: How video game books are defying the digital revolution

Nobody reads books now.” It’s a common sentiment and, with paperbacks increasingly replaced by websites, e-readers and apps, it might be tempting to close the book on the traditional publishing sector. Books may appear even more of a terminal case when it comes to games, with countless wiki sites, online …

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Winning strategy: War gaming firm Slitherine on balancing niche appeal with mainstream success

Slitherine could very well be the biggest publisher you’ve never heard of. Formed 15 years ago, the Epsom-based firm has long been the flagbearer for war gaming titles in the UK – so much so that it doesn’t even fully consider the complex strategy titles in its catalogue video games, …

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Slitherine acquires strategy games studio Shenandoah

UK-based war and strategy games publisher Slithernine Group has acquired US-based developer Shenandoah Studio for an undisclosed amount. Games Industry reports on the purchase – which will help stabilize Shenandoah financially, while expanding Slitherine’s reach in the war and strategy games market. "Our continued efforts to expand the war games …

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EA wants to recapture mobile success, says Dungeon Keeper ‘innovated too much’

Two years ago EA was the top player in the smartphone game space. Now it’s starting again in an attempt to recapture that crown. And EA Mobile boss Frank Gibeau blames the decline on the switch from premium to free-to-play. "I think we’ve successfully gotten back into position and we …

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Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has described Xbox boss Phil Spencer as a reasonable, smart guy” and claimed his predecessor used to say some unbelievable things”. Spencer took control of Xbox in the spring and spearheaded an apologetic and humble E3 2014 presentation that make big strides toward getting …

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