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Don't worry -- I pulled out the win in the end.
After rejecting the app at least three times, Apple's mercurial gatekeepers have finally deigned to release the long-awaited Star Realms to the App Store, about a month and a half after debuting on the Android Market.

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Fire on the mountain.
*I'm lying. There's no more. It's just those three games, but that made the headline seem really sad. Truth be told, this is a pretty slow release week for proper games, but there's three offerings I thought would be worth a second look.

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You can go your own way. [Image by BoardGameMonster]
Now we're not at Gamescom this week but Pocket Tactics has spies everywhere. You're almost out of milk, by the way. Obsidian Entertainment, the RPG development veterans responsible for Fallout New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, have just in the...

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Beam me down.
Yesterday was positively turgid with game announcements that many readers (quite rightly) blew up my inbox about. All three of these games -- Space Hulk Ascension, Battle Academy 2, and Below -- would be entirely welcome on tablets and mobile devices, and in...

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8 of those men aren't that unfriendly, really, but they're quite sullen and making the general uncomfortable.
Long-time readers may recall Napoleonic-period tactical-level wargame Musket Smoke, the goriest strategy game in memory -- cannons reduce columns of troops to a gooey mess that wouldn't look out of...

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Oh, the humanity
After the recent release of Commander: The Great War on iPad, we celebrated the fact that a war game focusing on something other than World War Two or the Civil War found life on the App Store.

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Don't judge me, robot.
If your sinister mountaintop redoubt looks anything like ours, everyone there is utterly absorbed in The Coding Monkeys' Rules, which Kelsey reviewed in these pages last week. What seems like a simple memory game is actually one of the year's most insidiously replayable...

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Somebody set us up the bomb.
Just a week after dropping for Android, acclaimed board game The Manhattan Project is here on iOS as a Universal app, having resolutely bounced back from an unsuccessful Kickstarter last year.

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Deeper underground.
Do you have anything important you need to do today? Overdue tax bill? Kidney dialysis? Warp core breach? Close this browser tab right now and just walk away. Mini Metro, the subway management-themed puzzler I told you about back in March is now available...

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Pretty! But not remotely what Battle Worlds will look like on your tablet.
Back in May, Battle Worlds: Kronos devs King Art told me that the iPad and Android tablet version of their turn-based sci-fi wargame were due out just two weeks hence.

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