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There's Popery in them there woods.
When Slitherine first introduced me to Pike & Shot at the beginning of the summer, I didn't think much of it. This iPad-bound wargame models 16th- and 17th-century battles on a very big scale -- but it started life as...

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You know how lonely one can feel.
Here's by far the most unusual thing to land in my inbox in the last few days, and keep in mind that this is the week Kapsula came out. Matchstick Memories describes itself as a "meta-text adventure".

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Christmas (boarding) party.
Last week I talked to Chris Carson, the creator of Tiny Trek, one of our most-anticipated games of the year. The open-world procedurally-generated space exploration adventure has been in development since last year and Carson has posted sporadic progress reports on the page...

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I.. don't know where you heard that, Comrade.
I'm interested in exactly three games tonight. There's Phantom Rift, the latest offering from Block Fortress makers Foursaken Media, the most productive all-sibling development team this side of the Trese Brothers.

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Death isn't even excited that he won. He's just chilling. Levitating some dice.
PC and Mac gamers have been hunting cards in Blue Manchu's tongue-in-cheek online CCG Card Hunter for about a year now, and the game has earned universal rave reviews.

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How we do things back East.
Venerable wargaming imprint Slitherine are getting ready to ship Battle Academy 2 for PC this Friday, but the iPad version is  just entering closed beta. Closed. It's only available to a shadowy cabal of Slitherine's mandarins -- and to you. Well...

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Urban decay.
If the monumentally important SimCity franchise has any remaining reservoirs of good will following last year's disastrous PC release, EA is about to drain them: Pocket Gamer France reports that EA is getting ready to launch SimCity BuildIt, "an all-new SimCity game like you've never seen before,...

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Size matters, apparently.
After watching yesterday's Apple Event, I immediately cinched up my Robe of Maximum Focus and settled into the Thinking Chair to come up with a clever, funny, and insightful take on yesterday's reveal of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.

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In a world...
One of the biggest releases at GenCon this year was the latest edition of pen & paper stalwart, Dungeons & Dragons. I love D&D and dutifully picked up my Player's Handbook like a good soldier, but quickly realized that no one at Pocket...

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Lining up partners. [Image by Osprey]
Scottish studio Hunted Cow just announced a new partnership with tabletop wargaming house Decision Games to bring titles from the latter's enormous catalog to iOS. Decision Games have been putting out wargames since the late 80s, and own the rights to...

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