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Good luck trying to feng shui this place.
Whatever happened to the 2D side-view tower defense game? Defender Chronicles was an early App Store hit in 2009, and the release of the sequel in 2012 (one of the first games we reviewed here) was one of the first...

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Xin-krek have mercy.
Rocco Bowling got in touch over the weekend with good news: Starbase Annex has been submitted to the App Store for certification, so barring any Apple objections over the way Director Paramecium reproduces or the game's depiction of the Vass and Cyban as...

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"Forward to Mount Hexmap and the glorious ultimate victory of premium games, Comrades!"
I believe it was Churchill who said that advertising is the worst way of supporting a website, except for all the others that have been attempted.

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Assassins free.
I've written before of my affection for Square Enix's beautifully realised Hitman GO, and now (lucky me) I have the opportunity to do so again: it's the "Free Game of the Month" courtesy of IGN.

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No nation has friends, only interests. And open border agreements.
Like an Albanian eagle, I was of two minds about 2K's mobile-only Civilization Revolution 2. I was glad to see the game get a refresh as the original game had not exactly stood the test of time on...

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Get busy living, or get busy porting.
Last week, Pocket Tactics confidential informant [not so confidential anymore. --ed.] Danny Paterson pointed us at this survey posted by Introversion Software, which asks if you'd rather play their forthcoming sim Prison Architect on iPad, Android, or (comedy answer)...

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Yoink.
Though I'd be the last person to bemoan the current Renaissance of 4X games, you might have noticed that there's only ever two flavours of them: subjugate various aliens to build an empire in space and subjugate various ethnicities to build an empire in Civilization.

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That old-time religion.
Back in June we caught the first glimpse of Rapture: World Conquest, a light RTS that gives Galcon-style games a little Civilization flavour. You play as a god that -- in the finest tradition of persnickety old-timey desert deities -- picks one tribe as its favourite to lead to blood-drenched...

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Less blood, more bowl.
Coach Kerry Batts has spent the last year in his astro-turfed football laboratory making modifications to Pro Strategy Football, the iOS gridiron sim that we anointed the second-best sports game of 2013, and I like what I'm seeing.PSF 2013 was all about tactical play-calling,...

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Et tu, Monty?
Last week, the board game world was shocked when acclaimed, yet small, publisher Days of Wonder was acquired by French giant, Asmodee. This week, it's the digital realm's jaw that's dropping. Today it was announced that Slitherine has acquired Shenandoah Studio.

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