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We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by robots with guns. [Image by Chad Ellis]
Battle for Hill 218 is one of those games that, sadly, gets overlooked on a lot of "best of" iOS lists.

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I hope you like my invention!
If there's one thing I probably don't need, it's more incentive to play Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and yet Blizzard is releasing the first expansion for it later this month.

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The left eye, apparently.
Core Worlds was one of the many deckbuilders that sprang to life after Dominion invented the deckbuilding mechanism a few years ago. The difference between Core Worlds and a lot of other bandwagon jumpers is that Core Worlds is actually a really good game.

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All lined up, just like a pretty little chorus line.
Substantial Games called me up last week and asked if I wanted to give PT readers exclusive early access to Ember Conflict, the line-drawing RTS we first glimpsed earlier this year. You might say that I wasn't...

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Zepp blotter.
If you've got anything important you need to tell Franz Ferdinand, you better hurry up and spill your guts: The Great War will be kicking off on iPads on the 25th of this month.

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I think I'd get that checked out...
I blame Lufthansa. Before that godforsaken flight, I had put any thought of stumbling my way through one of Telltale's adventure games out of mind.

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Yellow is completely screwed. I am yellow. Crap.
The joy of "take-that" games is kicking your closest and dearest friends and family while they're balled up in the fetal position and begging for mercy. It's the entire point of the genre.

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Arnold's coat gets a little redder at Saratoga, where he was wounded in action.
I have been enjoying the heck out a history podcast called Revolutions recently. It's done by Mike Duncan, who did the inexhaustibly comprehensive History of Rome podcast over the last couple of years.

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King George was mightily displeased when he learned of Jeff Goldblum's treachery.
Two-hundred and thirty-eight years ago yesterday, George Washington and Jeff Goldblum piloted a captured Montgolfier balloon onto the British mothership and uploaded a computer virus which disabled the King's legions of freedom-hating Sentinel robots, providing an...

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Everything is happenin'.
If you thought this weekend was going to be all sunshine and barbecues and good old-fashioned American jingoism -- well you were wrong, pal. We're going to have new-fangled barbecues in space.

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