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

‘Norse Lands’ is a side-scrolling micro strategy game wrapped in a modern, beautiful pixel art Viking Age aesthetic. Recruit loyal subjects, build a kingdom, and protect it.

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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Video Games Weekly:
‘Song of Iron’ and More

September 4, 2021 — Though this week’s releases are a bit light as much bigger months loom ahead, there are still more than enough for game players and fans of murkier moods to celebrate. Let us dive right into September’s first edition of Video Games Weekly!

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Epic August:
Top Three Game Trailers

August 31, 2021 — What is the best part of a new video game reveal or new content? Well, that all depends on how good the accompanying trailer is. Typically cinematic and offering very little gameplay footage, these trailers are intended to fuel the hype train. FULL STORY »


Video Games Weekly:
Nine New Notables

August 29, 2021 — It is time for another week of dark and atmospheric games for players to enjoy, and there is plenty to choose from, no matter what platforms they prefer. Whereas one title invites players to explore Egyptian history, another blends the entertainment of gaming with a heavy metal experience rendered in gorgeous pixel style.

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