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Rogers Cadenhead's Top 10 Wargames of 2006
Rogers Cadenhead has been in the news this week because he is the owner of the online store called Wargames.com, a site he's owned for eight years.
He's in the news because MGM owns the movie rights to the '80s Matthew Broderick nuclear flick WarGames -- which they are releasing a sequel to next year for some reason -- and they want to snake the URL away from Mr. Cadenhead.
The bad news for Cadenhead is that MGM's lawyer has never lost a case like this, but the good news is MGM didn't trademark the name until three years after Cadenhead had the domain.
We will keep you up to date on this fascinating lawsuit, but after the jump we asked Rogers to send us his favorite wargames of the year, and he obliged like a true gentleman...
My top 10 wargames of the year 2006, which could be the last year I'm legally allowed to use the word "wargames" in a sentence.
10. Naruto CCG: Every time I play a seven-year-old kicks my ninja's ass and tells me I bring shame to my family.
9. Advanced Squad Leader Armies of Oblivion: Published by Curt Schilling, who spends his time between pitches calculating how to keep his supply lines open to the Sudetenland.
8. Army Men Sarge's War: You're either with the Green Army or you're with the terrorists.
7. Call of Duty 3 (XBox 360): Makes you glad to live on the continent that's uptight about sex and comfortable about violence and not the other way around.
6. Confrontation (3rd Edition): Way more action than Negotiation or Capitulation.
5. Activision Remix Chopper Command: Back in my day we had one button on our joysticks and we liked it.
4. Memoir '44: Win the last well-liked American war in 60 minutes.
3. Gears of War (XBox 360): The chainsaw bayonet is wrong on so many levels.
2. Victory in Iraq: This isn't a real game, but the guy who comes up with it should be our next Secretary of Defense.
1. BattleLore: Huge medieval hordes fight like in Lord of the Rings, but without any hobbits holding back their homosexual yearning.
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