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I just want to say one word to you, Ben. One word.
Do kids still have chemistry sets? Probably not, right? I'll bet chemistry sets got legislated into oblivion sometime after Breaking Bad premiered.

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Hearthstone offers only six communication options, rather than full chat. Probably for the best.
Blizzard's iPad fantasy card game Hearthstone is constantly evolving, and as a highly customisable head-to-head multiplayer game, there is no single definitive experience of it.

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Xenoclash.
Los Hermanos Trese are the Troma Studios of game development. They don't make beautiful, high-brow stuff, but the scrappy duo have built a cult following with their rough-and-ready games that very squarely hit a particular old school sweet spot.

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Imperial ambitions.
Empire creator Keith Burgun was up at an ungodly hour this morning to tell me about the changes en route to the game in a forthcoming v1.3 patch. "I have to say, the changes are really, really significant," he told me, presumably whilst snorting powdered NoDoz.

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I dunno...a little paint, a few flowers, a couple of throw pillows...
Back in the 90's game developers had a new toy to play with called the CD-ROM. Instead of using this new weapon for the forces of good, developers filled all that empty space with...

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Avast ye, etc.
Starbase Orion developer Rocco Bowling was kind enough to let me go hands-on with his next game Naval Tactics over the past several weeks. The wooden ships combat simulator is very different in scope and theme from the remarkable sci-fi 4X strategy game he...

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Lots of puzzles, no guns.
I bring you a veritable Swiss Army knife of good news. We have a release date for that MacGyver mobile game we heard about back at the end of March -- it's coming out May 21st on iOS and Android.

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Jack Skellington is here to kick some ass
Krosmaster Arena is one of those board games that, when I hear it talked about, I have zero interest in, but whenever I see a copy of it, I immediately want to buy it and play it.

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Seriously, what is with Orko appearing in all these games? Can't we get Evil-Lyn or Tri-Klops?
If you're wondering what you need to do in order to make the front page at Pocket Tactics, mocking the freemium model and IAP in your trailer is a good start.

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Playing as anthropomorphic animals? I hope this doesn't awaken anything in me.
Armello is one of those projects that is hugely anticipated here at Pocket Tactics HQ, and not just because its main premise is anthropomorphic animals.

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