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E3: Games that Don’t Go Boom, but are Fun Anyway and Have Bacon

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E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, invaded the Los Angeles Convention Center and environs from June 12-16, and left craziness and delight in its wake. I’ve never been a great fan of the shoot’em up games, so I searched the humongous displays in the Los Angeles Convention Center for build’em ups. I found two: a relative newcomer, 'Farming Simulator', and the newest iteration of a classic, 'Sid Meier's Civilization'. Read More »

E3 Expo: Video Games about Building Up, Not Blowing Up

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When I thought about attending the Electronic Entertainment Exposition – E3 – held at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 16-18, I wanted to find games about building things up, not just games about blowing things up. When my daughter was young, we would stay up all night sometimes playing Sim City. No shooting or hand grenades were involved. That’s the kind of game I was looking for. I found two good examples distributed by the German company Daedalic Entertainment: 'Bounty Train' and 'Valhalla Hills'. Both titles are still in development but look promising. Read More »