Kurgan Compass™

First Look: ‘The Settlers’ Promises To Reinvent Franchise With New, Novel Fantasy Faction System

After more than 10 years since the last main entry and a failed attempt at a sequel, ‘The Settlers’ is soft-rebooting the series with new gameplay mechanics.

January 18, 2022 The Settlers is a series that is among the city-building and strategy greats with a rich and storied history but has not yet enjoyed the reboot and renaissance that other franchises have enjoyed in recent years. That is, at least, until now as Ubisoft has announced The Settlers, a soft reboot of sorts for the series.

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Video Game Review:
‘Praey for the Gods’

December 29, 2021 — PlayStation’s Shadow of the Colossus broke ground in 2005 and again with its 2018 remake. No Matter Studios is a three-person team of game development veterans who had been making Praey for the Gods, an open-world survival twist on the same boss climbing fighter as Shadow. After years of development, Praey has finally arrived.

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‘Assassin‘s Creed: Valhalla’ Gets ‘Dawn of Ragnarök’ and ‘Crossover Stories’

December 16, 2021 — Ubisoft recently unveiled the next major expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. A new cinematic trailer gives players a sneak peek of what awaits in Svartalfheim. Expect new foes of frost and flame, to divine powers at your beck and call, the ‘Dawn of Ragnarök’ DLC looks to be something truly spectacular.

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Game Review: ‘Kingdom Two Crowns: Norse Lands’ Expansion & Soundtrack

December 9, 2021Kingdom Two Crowns expansion Norse Lands adds an entirely new campaign, which is being touted as its first “premium” add-on scenario. The DLC takes heavy inspiration from its namesake, revamping existing game mechanics to fit the Scandinavian setting. Players can look forward to unleashing abilities via the Norse gods, commanding mighty units, and Viking-inspired armaments.

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Game Review:
‘Age of Empires IV’

November 15, 2021 — Age of Empires III was released in 2005, and with the release of Age of Empires IV in October, it has awakened the sleeping strategy game franchise with a proper sequel that is not a “Definitive Edition” or anything like that, but a proper sequel to satisfy fans of the series while leaving the door open for players not familiar with the franchise that launched decades ago in 1997.

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Video Games Weekly:
Death, Fury, and the Devil

October 2, 2021 — In this weekly roundup, several smaller developers take the spotlight with dark narratives and brutal gameplay. Worlds of darkness and madness tear through the fabrics of reality, their morose and Grimm imagery a telltale sign of a blood-soaked future. These stories, crafted by shadow-soul imaginations, are what graces the gaming fabric of Kurgan Compass™.

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Epic September:
Awesomest Gametrailers

September 30, 2021 — From a writer trapped in the hell of the Pacific Northwest to the rise of the Sith, September featured a bevy of video games we cannot help but board the hype train for. Thanks to the PlayStation Showcase on September 9, players were treated to some dark, gothic, and fantastical tales that we are sure will satiate that appetite for the macabre that so many gamers share.

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Video Games Weekly:
Demons, Disciples, High Seas

September 25, 2021 — We are approaching that time of year when it is all about the holidays — hence news trickles out at a slower pace than usual. Thankfully, developers are still serving up cooked gamer meat which this week has resulted in a trio of rather notable titles. As we aim for quality over quantity, only games fitting the Kurgan ethos have been included.

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Video Games Weekly:
‘God of War’ Shown, Etc.

September 19, 2021 — As we near the year’s end and the warm airs of summer give way to chilled autumn breezes, video game developers are either prepping for their fourth-quarter releases or gearing up for a busy 2022. This installment of our weekly roundup showcases the most mystical and fantastical of what is currently being crafting behind closed doors. From glimpses at top AAA titles to indie launches, there is much to unravel.

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