Troy, Tom and Julian look at the year so far and look ahead to see what games they liked and what they are anticipating. Detours into diving, naval warfare and whether Starcraft 2 will appeal to the masses.

Stay tuned to the end for a look at who chose which race for their Dominions 3 multiplayer match and why. (Troy butchers his race name over and over, too. It's very stupid.)

Fourmageddon Map for Dominions 3
Tom comments on Starcraft's single player plans
Bill Abner's "Blood Bowl" Blog
Troy's Half Year Round Up
Direct download: ThreeMovesAhead019.mp3
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This week, the panel takes the pulse of strategy franchises. What makes you strong? What makes you weak? And is any particular franchise in trouble?

We also give you a preview of our next epic multiplayer gaming experience. Will Tom and Julian redeem themselves after such a terrible showing last time? Not with this game.
Direct download: ThreeMovesAhead018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

This week is all about Bruce as he goes on and on about how hard it was to write the manual for Dominions 3. The panel talks about how a manual is not the same as documentation, how even good games could be better with a paper friend and lots of other commentary that only reveals just how old we four actually are.

Rome on 640K

My thoughts on the Dominions 3 manual
GMT Games
Bill Harris on Dwarf Fortress
Bill Harris on Armageddon Empires
Direct download: ThreeMovesAhead017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

Bruce shows up late, but we do get a full panel to talk about The Sims 3 and the franchise in general. Tom gets all artsy, Julian makes an odd comparison and Troy is a cheater.

One of the four panelists hates The Sims, by the way. No prize for guessing who.

And be sure to check out Crispy Gamer for Tom's Sims 3 RTS Challenge. Can you turn his loser into a success?

Robin Burkinshaw's sad story of Alice and Kev
Direct download: ThreeMovesAhead016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

Tom and I sit down with Johan Andersson of Paradox Interactive and Kim Soares of Nitro Studios to talk about Hearts of Iron 3, East India Company and what it's like for a hardcore strategy publisher at the new E3.

Please excuse the background noise. E3 is a noisy place and Paradox had no ceiling on their meeting room.

Context important links to follow.
Direct download: ThreeMovesAhead015.mp3
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