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The original Racer Feud used a lot of default iOS app chrome, which was... quaint.
Long-time readers may recall Racer Feud, a turn-based motorsport game for iOS from 2012 that was based (a little too closely, at first) on the classic tabletop game Formula De.

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A good plan, violently executed.
As regular readers and my team of beleaguered therapists know, I love World of Tanks Blitz. Most mornings I strap on my ivory-handled revolvers and cavalry boots for a couple of matches before I get to work.

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It's gotta be better than Coldfire Keep.
Finnish developers Almost Human sent around news today that PC hit Legend of Grimrock is coming to iOS. Grimrock kicked off the renaissance of first-person party-based dungeon crawlers (FPPBDCs?) a couple of years back, and it got universal praise from...

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Conquering fantasy realms and preserving netted butterflies.
Nival Interactive have revealed to us that their next game will be the mobile debut of the long-running Etherlords series. Simply titled Etherlords, it's going to be a PvP-focused with 60-second battles and collectible creatures.

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Safety car's out -- no overtaking until midnight.
Motorsport Manager has set hearts a-flutter around here like an open-wheeled Mata Hari. Part of its allure must be because it's resurrecting a long-dead genre of racing management sims (Microprose RIP), but another aspect of the appeal is the...

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The gaming equivalent of rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time.
The Firm is considerably more casual than our usual fare around here but I'm still waiting for somebody to make a really slick stock trading simulation for mobile -- this will have to...

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From the Pocket Tactics archives
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Coming in hot.
Here's a true story you can use to delight your friends down the pub or stall for time in your next hostage negotiation: the iconic transporters in the original Star Trek were a cost-saving measure.

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Dungeon Envy [Image by Dylan Wolf]
Boss Monster is already a Kickstarter success story, having successfully Kickstarted a cardboard version of the game back in 2012. Actually, Brotherwise Games didn't just succeed at that Kickstarter, they slaughtered it, raking in $200K more than their initial funding goal.

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Go west, young nanomonstrosity.
Given the enormous and enduring popularity of James Vaughan's Plague Inc, it won't surprise you to learn that I get a lot of pitches for new spins on his cataclysmic infectious disease simulator. Up until today, they've always been half-hearted clones that weren't worth...

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Deal me in
Are you frustrated that Fantasy Flight didn't announce Android: Netrunner for iPad at this year's GenCon? Sad that you can't play Lord of the Rings Card Game digitally? Well, dry those tears, because LackeyCCG was released for iPad last week and, with a...

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