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Abomination: The Nemesis Project (also known simply as Abomination) is a real-time tactics/action computer game released in 1999.
Action role-playing games (abbreviated action RPG, action/RPG, or ARPG) form a loosely defined subgenre of role-playing video games that incorporate elements of action or action-adventure games, emphasizing real-time action where the player has direct control over characters, instead of turn-based or menu-based combat.
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An action-adventure game (also known as "arcade adventure game") is a video game that combines elements of the adventure game genre with various action game elements.
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The alien invasion is a common theme in science fiction stories and film, in which extraterrestrials invade Earth either to exterminate and supplant human life, enslave it under a colonial system, to harvest humans for food, steal the planet's resources, or destroy the planet altogether.
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ALTAR Games, previously known as ALTAR Interactive, was a video game development company founded in 1997 in Brno, Czech Republic.
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The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s.
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The Amiga CD32, styled "CD32" and code-named "Spellbound", is the first 32-bit CD-ROM based home video game console released in western Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil.
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Android is a mobile operating system (OS) based on the Linux kernel and currently developed by Google.
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Atari SA (ASA) is an international French holding company headquartered in Paris, France.
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A board game is a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.
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Budget range is the name given to software (usually video games) that are sold for a fraction (usually less than half) of a regular product price.
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CBS Interactive (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American company and is a division of the CBS Corporation.
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Civilization is a series of turn-based strategy, 4X video games, many of them produced by Sid Meier (Sid Meier's Civilization).There are also several traditional Civilization games.
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Sid Meier's Civilization II is a turn-based strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse.
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Sid Meier's Civilization V is a 4X video game in the ''Civilization'' series developed by Firaxis Games, released on Microsoft Windows in September 2010, OS X on November 23, 2010, and Linux/SteamOS on June 10, 2014.
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Codo Technologies was a video game developer founded by Julian Gollop and others, including brother Nick Gollop, continuing the line of sophisticated strategy war games started at their previous company Mythos Games.
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The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact).
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Construction and management simulation (CMS) is a type of simulation game in which players build, expand or manage fictional communities or projects with limited resources.
Day of the Dead is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's ''Dead'' series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978).
Diane Duane (born May 18, 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author.
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DOS, short for disk operating system, is an acronym for several computer operating systems that were operated by using the command line.
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Dwarf Fortress (officially called Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress) is a part construction and management simulation, part roguelike, indie video game created by Tarn and Zach Adams.
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Eidos Interactive, is a former British software technology developer and video game publisher, now operating as Square Enix Europe.
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Extraterrestrial lifeWhere "extraterrestrial" is derived from the Latin extra ("beyond", "not of") and terrestris ("of Earth", "belonging to Earth").
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Firaxis Games is an American video game developer founded in 1996 by Sid Meier, Jeff Briggs, and Brian Reynolds upon leaving MicroProse.
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First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered on gun and projectile weapon-based combat through a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.
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Free-to-play (F2P) refers to video games which give players access to a significant portion of their content without paying.
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The, often shortened to GBA, is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo.
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GameRankings is a website that collects review scores from both offline and online sources to give an average rating.
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GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on certain video games.
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GameSpy was a provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games.
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Gregory Keyes (born April 11, 1963) is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy who has written both original and media-related novels under both the names J. Gregory Keyes and Greg Keyes.
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Half-Life 2 (stylized as HλLF-LIFE2) is a first-person shooter video game and the sequel to ''Half-Life''.
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Hasbro, Inc. (formerly Hassenfeld Brothers) is an American multinational toy and board game company.
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Hasbro Interactive was an American video game production and publishing subsidiary of Hasbro, the large game and toy company.
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Hothouse Creations was a UK computer game developer, founded in 1996.
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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is a San Francisco-based games and entertainment media company operated by Ziff Davis LLC.
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Incubation: Time Is Running Out (also known as Incubation: Battle Isle Phase Four) is a turn-based tactics computer game from Blue Byte Software released in 1997.
Independent video games (commonly referred to as indie games) are video games created by individuals or small teams generally without video game publisher financial support.
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Infogrames Entertainment, SA (IESA) was an international French holding company headquartered in Lyon, France.
Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law.
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iOS (originally iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware.
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iPad is an iOS-based line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models are the iPad Air 2, released on October 22, 2014, and the iPad Mini 4, released on September 9, 2015.
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iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They run Apple's iOS mobile operating system.
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Irrational Games (known briefly as 2K Boston, Inc./2K Australia Pty. Ltd.) was a video game developer founded in 1997 by three former employees of Looking Glass Studios: Ken Levine, Jonathan Chey, and Robert Fermier as Irrational Games.
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Julian Gollop is a British designer of strategy games and strategy video games, and the founder of now-defunct game studios Mythos Games (Target Games) and Codo Technologies.
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Laser Squad is a turn-based tactics video game, originally released for the ZX Spectrum and later for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Amiga and Atari ST and PC computers.
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Laser Squad Nemesis (LSN) is a 2002 multiplayer turn-based tactics video game developed by Codo Technologies for the PC.
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Linux (pronounced or, less frequently) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.
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A man-to-man wargame (also known as a skirmish wargame) is a wargame in which units generally represent single individuals or weapons systems, and are rated not only on weaponry but may also be rated on such facets as morale, perception, skill-at-arms, etc.
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A massively multiplayer online game (MMO or MMOG) is a multiplayer video game which is capable of supporting large numbers of players simultaneously.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) blend the genres of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games, potentially in the form of web browser-based games, in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a world.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs, and formerly, books.
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A micropayment is a financial transaction involving a very small sum of money and usually one that occurs online.
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MicroProse was a U.S. video game publisher and developer, founded in the United States by "Wild" Bill Stealey and Sid Meier in 1982 as MicroProse Software Inc. It developed and published numerous games, many of which are regarded as groundbreaking, classics and cult titles, including starting the Civilization and X-COM series.
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Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
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Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang.
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Mythos Games was a British video game developer company founded by Julian Gollop in 1988 as Target Games and best known for its acclaimed 1994 strategy game UFO: Enemy Unknown.
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(commonly referred to as Namco) is a Japanese corporation best known as a former video game developer and publisher.
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In production and development, open source as a development model promotes a universal access via a free license to a product's design or blueprint, and universal redistribution of that design or blueprint, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone.
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OS X (pronounced; originally Mac OS X) is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems (OS) developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.
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Phobos (systematic designation) is the larger and inner of the two natural satellites of Mars, the other being Deimos.
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Play-by-mail games, sometimes known as "Play-by-post", are games, of any type, played through postal mail or email.
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is a series of video game consoles created and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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The PlayStation (officially abbreviated as PS, and commonly known as PS1 or PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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The PlayStation 2 (PS2), is a home video game console that was manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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Real-time strategy (RTS) is a subgenre of strategy video games where the game does not progress incrementally in turns.
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Real-time tactics or RTT(Article at IGN discussing their perception of RTS and related genres as of 2006. RTT is discussed as a new and not yet established genre from the publisher's perspective, so currently all RTT possible titles are still considered RTS.) is a subgenre of tactical wargames played in real-time simulating the considerations and circumstances of operational warfare and military tactics.
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The Rebelstar games are a series of turn-based tactics video games designed by Julian Gollop.
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Rebelstar: Tactical Command is a turn-based tactical video game developed by Codo Technologies and published by Namco for the Game Boy Advance in 2005.
In serial fiction, to reboot means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning.
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In film or television, a remake is a motion picture based on a film or television series produced earlier.
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Retrofuturism (adjective retrofuturistic or retrofuture) is a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era.
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun is a UK-based PC gaming blog written by Alec Meer, Jim Rossignol, Adam Smith, John Walker, and previously Kieron Gillen and Quintin Smith.
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Sam Liu is a Chinese American animation director, storyboard artist, and character designer.
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Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.
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Sidney K. "Sid" Meier (born February 24, 1954) is a Canadian-American programmer, designer, and producer of several popular strategy video games and simulation video games, most notably the Civilization series.
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Simtex was a video game developer established by Steve Barcia in 1988.
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Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time.
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A space flight simulator game is a genre of flight simulator video games that lets players experience space flight.
A spiritual successor, sometimes called a spiritual sequel, is a successor to a work of fiction which does not build upon the storyline established by a previous work as do most traditional prequels or sequels, yet features many of the same elements, themes, and styles as its source material, thereby resulting in it being related or similar "in spirit" to its predecessor.
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Steam is an Internet-based digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation offering digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer, and social networking.
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A strategy game or strategic game is a game (e.g. video or board game) in which the players' uncoerced, and often autonomous decision-making skills have a high significance in determining the outcome.
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Strategy video game is a video game genre that focuses on skillful thinking and planning to achieve victory.
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A tactical shooter is a subgenre of shooter game that includes both first-person shooters and third-person shooters.
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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (stylized as Take2), also known as Take-Two, is an American multinational publisher, developer, and distributor of video games and video game peripherals.
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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a science fiction video game in the X-COM series, developed by 2K Marin and was released by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on August 20, 2013 in North America.
The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge was a canceled video game for PC and PlayStation 2 by Mythos Games, the authors of the original X-COM game that the game would be an unofficial remake of.
Third-person shooter is a genre of 3D action games in which the player character is visible on-screen, and the gameplay consists primarily of shooting.
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Turn-based tactics (TBT), or tactical turn-based (TTB), is a computer and video game genre of strategy video games that through stop-action simulates the considerations and circumstances of operational warfare and military tactics in generally small-scale confrontations as opposed to more strategic considerations of turn-based strategy (TBS) games.
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Ubisoft Blue Byte (formerly Blue Byte Software) is a video game developer and publisher based in Düsseldorf, Germany, founded in 1988.
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UFO: Afterlight is a 2007 strategy computer game and the third in Altar's UFO series.
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UFO: Aftermath is a 2003 turn-based strategy game created by ALTAR Interactive.
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UFO: Aftershock is a computer real-time tactical strategy game created by Altar and released in 2005.
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UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy video game in which the player fights aliens that are trying to take control of the Earth.
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UFO: Enemy Unknown (marketed as X-COM: UFO Defense in North America) is a science fiction strategy video game developed by Mythos Games and MicroProse.
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UFO: Extraterrestrials is a Microsoft Windows game aimed to be a spiritual sequel to the highly acclaimed UFO: Enemy Unknown (retitled X-COM: UFO Defense in North America).
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A video game clone is either a video game (or series) which is very similar to or heavily inspired by a previous popular game or series.
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A video game developer is a software developer that specializes in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games.
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A video game publisher is a company that publishes video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer.
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A video game remake is a video game closely adapted from an earlier title, usually for the purpose of modernizing a game for newer hardware and contemporary audiences.
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Vladimir Nikolaevich Vasilyev (Влади́мир Никола́евич Васи́льев, Володи́мир Микола́йович Васи́льєв) (born August 8, 1967) is a Russian science fiction writer and musician.
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A wiki is a website which allows collaborative modification of its content and structure directly from the web browser.
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X-COM (also X-COM: First Alien Invasion) was part of a budget range video game series released in 1999 by Hasbro Interactive for Windows that relied solely on the Play by mail concept.
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X-COM: Alliance was a cancelled video game in the science fiction series X-COM.
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X-COM: Apocalypse is the third game in the X-COM video game series.
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X-COM: Enforcer is the fifth game in the X-COM series, but takes place in a time line separate to that established by the first four games of the series.
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X-COM: Genesis was a Windows strategy video game in development in the X-COM series.
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X-COM: Interceptor is the fourth main game in the X-COM series, developed by MicroProse and published by Atari in 1998.
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X-COM: Terror from the Deep is a strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse in 1995 for the PC.
The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
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XCOM 2 is an upcoming video game in development by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux.
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical video game, developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games.
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XCOM: Enemy Within is an expansion pack for the turn-based military alien invasion strategy wargaming simulator XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
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Xenonauts is a strategy turn-based tactics science fiction video game developed and published as a maiden title of London-based independent game studio Goldhawk Interactive.
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2K Australia was an Australian video game developer based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
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2K Games, Inc. is an American global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of video games, like Borderlands, Civilization V, The Darkness, NBA 2K and more recently, WWE 2K.
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2K Marin is an American video game developer based in Novato, Marin County, California, United States.
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The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer (often called simply the 3DO) is a home video game console platform developed by The 3DO Company.
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