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Dinosaur sightings: Build an empire with Master of Orion

Master of Orion from Microprose is a strategy game for strategy gamers. It was one of the first games to follow what is known as the 4X method of game play: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. It is also highly addictive. Most campaigns take almost 40 hours to complete, so playing MOO, as it is affectionately known, takes real commitment.

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Mark W. Kaelin

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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.