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Finally, a venue to test out my fan scripts for Deadwood Season 4.
It was only last week that I was having one of my semi-regular tantrums about the mind-blowingly inexplicable dearth of real city builders and economic sims on mobile.

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Does the addition of disco music make zoos more or less cruel? PETA and Georgio Moroder will debate the issues after these messages.
A tiny pixellated raven landed here atop Mount Hexmap at the Pocket Tactics Sinister Rookery and Family-style Fried "Chicken" just now with the...

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Cracking Cpl. Krak.
Arithmetic/comedy card game Calculords busted down the doors to my brain this weekend and is still holding it hostage. Calculords gives you a set of numbers and three mathematical operators (add, subtract, and multiply) which you use to summon cards of different costs into...

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The Not-Calculords Express. Next stop: Lamesville.
It's come to my attention that some of you aren't playing Calculords. I can't say that I understand this obstinance, but in the interest of embracing diversity and maintaining the peace, here are some games on sale right now.

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A, B, C: Always be calculating.
When I spoke to legendary internet comedy writer Seanbaby last October, we were all tantalised by the prospect of his debut game Calculords: a collectible card game that is all about arithmetic.

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A galaxy far, far away.
There was stirring today in the fell fortress in the ruins of Nova Jersey where Gilded Skull Games have been labouring over Galactic Keep. A new development update on the game's website details advancements made in enemy AI and the game's...

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Safe from the sweep, one presumes.
Not all the bugs, of course. I mean, most of the characters in the game are bugs. An over-enthusastic de-bugging would have left the game a wasteland devoid of life entirely.

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Don't go 'round tonight.
High Moon is a turn-based game set in a world where cowboys of the Old West settled their disputes with magic duels. That's not actually that fantastical. Here at PT HQ we settle disagreements with magic all the time.

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No Trasimene feat.
Board game publishers GMT are still bullish on mobile, according to the newsletter sent around last night by the company. After I asserted in January that Ascension makers Playdek had moved on from their 2012 deal to produce GMT's highly respected wargame Commands...

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Don't call it a space hulk.
You know how I keep spouting forth about first-person turn-based dungeon crawlers being the hot new thing? Here is yet another clue to throw onto the mounting pile of evidence for my assertions.

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