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"Ownership is dying, as it should since it's a dinosaur."
Mere days after Asher Vollmer and Greg Wohlwend's compulsively playable puzzler Threes came out earlier this year, clones of the game started to appear.

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The bit of Godfather Part II you never saw.
Little known fact: Clan Faraday is of Cuban extraction. No joke -- it's the reason for my swarthy Caribbean good lucks and my natural talent for playing Twilight Struggle, of course.

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The unicorn from Dream Quest has had some work done.
[gavel banging] As the duly elected President of the Mount Hexmap Chapter of The Coding Monkeys Fan Club, it is my duty to inform you that Rules!, the fast-paced puzzle game that they announced last month,...

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It's hip to be square.
The surprisingly heartfelt side-scrolling platformer Thomas Was Alone has made the jump to Android and iPhones after materialising a few weeks ago on iPad. On iOS this comes as a Universal update, so there's no need to buy again if you...

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Any tile.
Tonight was meant to be the night for Inkle's around-the-world interactive fiction opus 80 Days to drop -- but alas, it is not to be. Inkle's Jon Ingold emailed me a couple of days back.

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Busy as Sabee.
Champagne is being uncorked high atop Mount Hexmap in the Pocket Tactics Prognostication Center and Quick-Pick Lotto Research Institute. The Rise of Vigil expansion for Ascension is going to be out any minute now for iOS, just we predicted last week.

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Finkle is Einhorn.
I am not a believer in conspiracy theories. In my time, I've worked for and with enough big companies and government agencies to know that they generally hang together with duct tape and bubble gum and can barely sort themselves out, much less...

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Shell game.
Sokobond is a puzzle game about making chemical compounds that requires "no chemistry knowledge" to play. I think that's downright cowardly, but I suppose I understand the commercial impulse behind not shutting out 98% of the world's population from buying your game.

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In the next scene: a fiddle contest.
Edward Brown's Paint it Back, the picross-style game that PT's staff unanimously declared to be our favourite puzzle game of 2013, received a big update yesterday.

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I put a spell on you.
Neumann has been preparing you for Blizzard's first Hearthstone expansion for weeks, tallying new cards and dissecting the pricing structure. And now the day has arrived: Curse of Naxxramas is out right now worldwide as an update to the Hearthstone iPad...

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