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Al-Qaeda Using Fallout 3 to Plan Terror Attacks? Unlikely!

A London newspaper is reporting that Islamic extremists are using computer-generated renders of a demolished Washington DC to plan their next attack. Turns out it’s just Fallout 3 concept art. Doh!

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Frontlines: Fuel of War

With the price of oil surpassing $100 a barrel, the apocalypse imagined
in Frontlines: Fuel of War may not be so far away. In this vision of
the future, the world’s remaining superpowers—split between two
factions—clash in a winner-take-all war for Earth’s last oil reserves.
Lucky for us, this makes a great backdrop for some intense multiplayer
skirmishes.

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Sins of a Solar Empire

4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy games rarely
gain widespread popularity. They’re like the mathletes club in high
school—a haven for only the most hardcore of geeks. Sins of a Solar
Empire vitalizes the genre by automating most of the micromanagement
and replacing monotonous turn-based drudgery with faster-paced
real-time gameplay.

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Watchdog: March 2008

Our consumer advocate investigates the Dog's fuzzy math, KillerPings.com's disappearing act, and Norton's three-user license.

Five Ways to Save the PC Gaming Alliance

As long as they ignore the best ways to go after the consoles, the newest industry-wide consortium will never bridge the gap between PC gaming and the home platforms. But we have solutions!