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One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious.
The Beeb has done us all a great service today.

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The third way.
Twilight Struggle is not a spectator sport. My semi-regular board game group includes many of my oldest friends, and board game night is as important for catching up and commiserating as it is for gaming.

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Slightly tilt-shift-y, like Ultimate General.
Back in 2012 we were lamenting that there weren't any wargames on touchscreens. Today, I don't know what the heck we're going to do with this steely cornucopia of grognard sims. Following on yesterday's announcement of Frontline: Road to Moscow, German...

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Sir do you have a minute to save the rainforest
Talking with Republique producer and Camoflaj founder Ryan Payton was one of my favorite interviews of last last year. I mean that on every level: it was a fascinating, fast-moving conversation with a smart, creative developer. I...

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Not everybody has got a body like me.
It's release night, but is it a fire-up-the-Nespresso and queue-up-the-Sergio-Leone-movies-to-wait-for-midnight release night? Yeah, maybe it is. I suppose your level of anticipation will vary based on how engrossed you are in recent releases like Calculords and Out There.

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Whose line is it, anyway.
If you won't take my word for it that a game about mass-transit system design can be a tense, white-knuckle thriller, go play the free in-browser beta of Mini Metro yourself.

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Snowbound.
The old received wisdom about wargames was that WWII Eastern Front games never sold as well as WWII games set in other theatres. Maybe because American and Western European audiences preferred familiar settings like Normandy and the Netherlands over Kharkiv and Kraków.

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You can't fight in here! This is the war room.
Back at the beginning of February we caught our first glimpse of First Strike, a real-time strategy game about nuclear was that was equal parts beautiful and gut-wrenching.

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That's one scary garden gnome.
I hate to be presumptuous but you have to get Ascension now -- Playdek have just made it free. Click right here, open up the App Store, and download it. Your boss isn't looking, quick. Did you get it? High five.

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I'll have what they're having.
I'm not sure what powerful stimulants the Brothers Jackson are on but I sure would like the number for their pharmacist. Less than a month on from the release of Bug Heroes 2 (which generated some positive buzz here on our...

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