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Swooping in tonight.
By now most of you have surely noticed the PT signal blazing in the night sky above your city, but for New Yorkers and metal detector enthusiasts who never look up: it's a good release night.

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Ubin, time to get those horns trimmed
Earlier today, publisher Versus Evil announced that the tactical RPG, The Banner Saga, is coming to iOS, Android and Windows tablets later this summer. The Banner Saga was the brainchild of several ex-Bioware employees had the idea for a...

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Bubble, bubble.
When I reviewed Democracy 3 a couple of weeks back, one of my biggest gripes with the iPad political simulator was that the game's graphics weren't Retina-caliber. This isn't a criticism I would have levelled at Zaga-33 or Calculords, but D3's unique visual approach to...

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Teacher don't you fill me up with your rules.
Here in the Pocket Tactics Emergency Preparedness Center and Twinkie Hoard high atop Mount Hexmap, there are four automated alarms designed to warn us of extraordinary events. First is the Imminent Asteroid Collision alarm -- that one's pretty quiet.

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We call that "a normal day"
The Blackwell Series of adventure games lets you play as Rosa Blackwell, a medium, and her ghost buddy Joey Mallone. I haven't played any of the Blackwell games, but I've been assured that at no point will you be forced...

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Sometimes, like when finding an abandoned station, being in the lead is great. When fighting pirates or slavers? Not so much.
Galaxy Trucker is a game of two halves. In the first half, players are simultaneously racing to build a spaceship from a shared collection of tiles.

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I hear my train a-comin'.
Our man Neumann reported at 164 the other day that train-themed tabletop card game Yardmaster was coming to iOS on August 29th. I don't know this game myself but it's a hand-management card game about matching carriages you pull from the deck...

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Look at me. I'm the space captain now.
Los Hermanos Trese are sentimental favourites around these parts. Their Android and iOS RPGs aren't super high-concept or beautiful to behold -- but they're made with real love, man.

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"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
Auto racing manager games belong to a strategy genre that been lying fallow since the 1990s. Want to manage a football team? Covered. Baseball team? No problem. Chariot-racing team? You got it.

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With a little luck, these guys can kill a tank.
2K have announced a follow-up to Civilization Revolution, the streamlined console version of the genre-defining Civilization series that was ported to iOS way back in 2009.

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