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Make your own Mount Hexmap.
Paul Johnson revealed Ultimate War Game to us about a month ago, the final installment in Rubicon's long-running series of lighter turn-based tactical titles. What he had to show back in July was mostly just the scale of the game, which will...

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The Icewind Dale Business Improvement Board really prefers you use the name "Refreshing Breeze Dale".
Here's the first big announcement to be trumpeted at PAX: Icewind Dale is getting the same makeover and tablet port that fellow D&D RPG Baldur's Gate got back in 2012.

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The Aristocrats.
Lovers of right-angle-only turn-based dungeon crawlers are holding their collective breath for the eventual release of Legend of Grimrock on iPad. But if you prefer your RPGs with nuclear missiles and not magic ones, StarCrawlers (which we talked about here and on RDBK earlier this...

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Faster, Pussycat.
What is a mobile video game worth? Quite a lot, say Square Enix, who are stubbornly sticking to their gunblades on mobile game pricing strategy. Their iOS port of PS2 JRPG Dragon Quest VIII launched back in May at the price of $20 --...

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--Jacob Tierney

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I got cows, I got pigs, I got sheep, I got mules, I got all live stock [Image by John Moller]
Martin Wallace is one of those board game designers who's work is criminally underrepresented in the digital medium.

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Death is not the end in Carcosa.
We didn't talk about ALFA-ARKIV when it came out a couple of weeks ago because I had seen a few screenshots and, frankly, I couldn't quite figure out what it was supposed to.

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You had me at Mr. Wiggles
As a teenager, I dealt with my insecurities and troubles the way most teenagers in the 80's did, I grew a spectacular mullet. This has absolutely nothing to do with Heavy Metal Thunder, the new app from Cubus Games, even...

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Never get involved in a land war in Asia
Everyone around here should be familiar with Luca Redwood's work. Not only did his last game, 10000000, win puzzle game of the year back in 2012, but the rogue AI, M.E.T.I.S., from his latest game and set...

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I knew I was over-dressed.
From the Pocket Tactics New Release Assessment Centre and Horse Racing Tip Emporium high atop Mount Hexmap, the report has just arrived via PT HQ's elaborate pneumatic tube messaging system: it's a pretty decent Wednesday night.

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