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Really grinds my gears.
From our comrades-in-arms over at 164 we hear tell of a new board game just landed on iOS & Android: The Power Game, which is an abstract game the likes of which I don't think I've ever seen.

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Block rocking beats.
Just about the only thing I can imagine displacing post-apocalptic city-building adventure Rebuild from its spot on my iPad is more Rebuild. Last year, creator Sarah Northway successfully Kickstarted that very thing, and the day when Rebuild: Gangs of Deadsville claims its rightful spot...

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I'm so happy to be Stuka with you.
Slitherine have been developing Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front under a veil of Manhattan Project-level secrecy -- we've not heard a peep about the WWII tactical wargame sequel since November of 2012.

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I'll be pretty embarrassed if it does turn out to be Battlecars.
Rodeo Games aren't done with Games Workshop yet. As of this morning, we know two things about the next game from the makers of Warhammer Quest and Hunters: it's set in a Games Workshop property,...

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Prince Luxor longed to break into the resort casino business.
Doomdark's Revenge, Chris Wild's next modernized Mike Singleton ZX Spectrum classic, is out a week from today on pretty much every imaginable platform: iOS, Android, Blackberry Playbook (!), Windows, Mac, and Chumby.

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Triangle Man hates Particle Man.
Playdek's Kickstarter for their Final Fantasy Tactics-inspired Unsung Story is in for an exciting sprint to the finish: they need to pull down more than $30,000 per day over the final 96 hours to hit their $600,000 funding goal.

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I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate.
Tactical Space Command developer Douglas Triggs pinged me a note over the weekend with news that his iPad sci-fi fleet simulator is getting a major 1.2 update in the coming few days, adding 12 new scenarios...

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The reaction next week when EA announces a free-to-play Wing Commander.
When I wrote about EA's strategic misstep with Dungeon Keeper last week, I figured that I was coming in at the tail end of the furore around the game.

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"We can make better games once freed from Earth's gravitation pull," Rodeo games told me.
There are so many good sales on this weekend that I'm slightly worried that game developers know something we don't.

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Let me stand next to your fire.
If Pocket Tactics is the center of the cult slow-playing, stately-paced touchscreen sims and RPGs and strategy games, there's a secret idol in the basement that we pray to in furtive moments: Rocketcat.

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