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Does Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 predict the terrifying future of warfare?

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Last year, the international affairs thinktank Atlantic Council made an interesting new hire. Keen to draw on ideas about the future of war from various areas of speculative fiction, the organisation – which advises on global security policy and holds meetings for heads of state and military leaders – announced that game designer Dave Anthony would become a nonresident fellow in its Brent Scowcroft Center. Anthony was, until that point, a writer on the Call of Duty: Black Ops titles.

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. review

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From the developer that made Advance Wars and Fire Emblem, two of the most perfectly balanced turn-based strategy games ever, comes Code Name S.T.E.A.M., a game full of surprises.

Sega Saturn – how to buy one and what to play

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It was this week 20 years ago that Sega launched its Saturn console in the US, bringing forward the date by several months to beat the original PlayStation to market. Starved of software support and with only a few retailers on board, the ploy failed, and Sony’s machine marched to victory.

Lifeline review – absorbing space rescue

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The advent of freemium gaming has led inextricably to many a title being played at a snail pace, as users seek to avoid shelling out cash for in-game currency to speed up progress. Lifeline (£2.39, 3 minute games, iOS) may take its time to unravel – but here it is a deliberate gaming mechanic, not a cheap cash grab.

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Does Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 predict the terrifying future of warfare?

Last year, the international affairs thinktank Atlantic Council made an interesting new hire. Keen to draw on ideas about the future of war from various areas of speculative fiction, the organisation – which advises on global security policy and holds meetings for heads of state and military leaders – announced that game designer Dave Anthony would become a nonresident fellow in its Brent Scowcroft Center. Anthony was, until that point, a writer on the Call of Duty: Black Ops titles.