The Flare Path: A2Z

A is for Alphabetised wargame and sim news . Every four weeks or so I hang up a streamer of industrial strength fly paper in The Flare Path dunny and see what wargame and simulation news stories adhere to it. Below is this month’s bag – 25 bite-size stories involving virtual vehicles and surrogate slaughter. If you wince when someone calls a locomotive a train, and can put these three battles – Trenton, Turnham Green, Trafalgar – in chronological order, you should probably click where it says…

17 reasons to be thankful in games

Gather round, descendants of unwelcome occupiers. It is time to celebrate turkeys again. Now, I don’t have any comically large birds to slaughter, but I do recognise the emotional benefit of reflection, which is what this questionable holiday is all about. Being thankful. There are many small things we videosgamers take for granted, the stuff you don’t even think about. But tiny “quality of life” things still deserve a grateful thumbs-up. Here are 17 things to be thankful for in games.

Get a 5TB external HDD and two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for...

As much as your deals herald loves a good Black Friday SSD deal, those of you who are after buckets of storage for as little money as possible may want to check out these Black Friday deals on the recently-released WD Black GameDrive external HDDs, where the 5TB P10 GameDrive is currently going for just under £100 and comes with two free months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to boot.

Man Of Medan’s Friend’s Pass is an oddly limited way to share the horror

Like most horror flicks, The Dark Pictures Anthology – Man Of Medan is better with friends. Starting this week, Medan owners are getting a new Friend’s Pass, letting you invite one special friend onto the virtual couch to share the scares together over the next two months. It’s a one-time-use key, so you’ll have to pick your partner carefully, but what better way could there be to plunge into Medan with a mate online?

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