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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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You break my record, now I break you, like I break your friend.
You might know game designer Keith Burgun from his work on 100 Rogues and the sadly under-rated Empire, but from today you shall know him for the sonorous timbre of his pipes.

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Attendees at the first Gen Con in 1968. The nerds of 1968 would be the coolest kids in Shoreditch or Brooklyn today.
I'm not at Gamescom in Germany this week -- or at the similarly named, counter-programmed Gen Con in Indiana.

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Close to you.
The AI that 10000000 creator Luca Redwood built to play forthcoming duel game Smarter Than You got loose on Monday, making vague threats to humanity in the form of a cryptic puzzle.

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You probably should have heeded the rock that started whispering to Rostandos last season.
When I am inevitably banished to desert island for making one-too-many pun headlines, one of the things I will take with me will be King of Dragon Pass.

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Are you there, me? It's God, Peter.
You know when your girlfriend is out of town and you've got the place to yourself and you think, "hell yes I'm getting a whole pizza" which you proceed to consume and then lie awake all night cold-sweating your way...

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Mountain cats will come and drag away the bones.
The Outcast was destined to run into trouble with Apple, creator Kurt Bieg told me. "The moment you turn on the game it tells you to turn it off, after which nothing happens for another 30-60 minutes.

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Billy Oceanhorn: The Going Gets Tough.
FDG's Zelda-inspired iOS action-adventure Oceanhorn got a respectable review from us last year, but the general critical consensus was positive enough that its publishers feel like a Game of the Year Edition is warranted. I like the moxie.

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Phone's ringing, Dude.
If I was in charge, a new Coding Monkeys release night would be an international holiday. Truces would be declared. Fireworks scheduled. Bunting hung from windows and ticker tape parades held through major cities.

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Uncle Heigan Wants You!
It's no secret that I am in love with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. If Hearthstone was human, we'd own a cozy little bungalow together and be raising 3 unruly children.

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