Comic Book Artist Minck Oosterveer Has Died

The comic book world has been rocked, as one of its better known artists has passed. Dutch outlets (via Bleeding Cool) are reporting that artist Minck Oosterveer died on Saturday from a motorcycle accident. He was 50 years old.

Best known for his work on books like Marvel’s Ruse and Boom Studio’s Zombie Tales and The Unknown, Oosterveer was an important name not only in the comic book world, but particularly in the Dutch comic industry, where he produced strips like Zodiac and Nicky Saxx.

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Game Review: R.U.S.E.
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PLATFORMS: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
DEVELOPER: Eugen Systems
RELEASE DATE: September 7, 2010

For fans of real-time strategy games, a new one set in the midst of World War II is waiting for you. The game is called R.U.S.E. and it gives you control as you make the calls while trying to infiltrate the looming German threat.

Now, to be perfectly honest, I’ve never been a fan of the real-time strategy games, personally. Something about them just never did it for me. I much prefer having control of one character, and being able to play their story; to step into their world. With games like this, you have to worry about a lot of different variables while playing from sort of an “eye-in-the-sky” perspective, and though this is something appealing to many, it’s never quite done it for me.

That said, I can still see the appeal in a title like R.U.S.E. for lovers of the genre. This may not be my type of game, but after a few hours of trying very hard to get a feel for this outside of my comfort zone type of gameplay, I can’t deny that I was actually getting into the action.

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