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Leaps original release date in a single bound.
Over at 164, Handelabra Games just told PT's own Dave Neumann that their iOS & Android translation of superhero card game Sentinels of the is slipping down the release chart from spring to "late summer 2014".

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The numbers talk to each other in Threes. Either that or I need to change meds.
I've been getting a real kick over the past few days out of a preview build of Threes, a new puzzler from Greg Wohlwend and Asher Vollmer, the duo who...

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The combination is 1-2-3-4-5.
Last spring I talked to Lasse Seppänen and Tiago Rocha, two of the co-founders of Finnish start-up PlayRaven, about a very exciting mobile game concept: Spymaster, an iOS & Android strategy game where you run a network of Allied spies operating within...

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If you can't get excited about a paramilitary security mage, what can you get excited about?
Here's a gratifyingly short wait for the release of one of our 2014 Most Anticipated Games: Dragonfall, the first expansion to 2013 RPG of the Year runner-up Shadowrun Returns, is...

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It's full of stars.
Now I'm no graphics snob (look at how much ink we've spilled over the singularly ugly Hoplite in the past month) but I confess that when I saw these screenshots of Strike Wing: Raptor Rising pop up on Facebook last night, I...

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Just sneeze on it, mate.
PT regulars will know that I am usually more disposed to posting erotic photos of my sister than I am to posting about endless running games, but I'm making an exception for The Great Martian War, which is based in an alternate...

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It couldn't have been built anyplace else.
Two of the most respected names in gaming are collaborating on slowplay real-time strategy title called Subterfuge -- a multiplayer game of conquest and diplomacy that takes a real-time week (or more) to play.

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Orange crush.
Josh M. writes:Owen, I'm surprised you haven't covered Third Epoch yet. It's a space trader like the Star Traders you love so well with a much stronger look. Check it out.Third Epoch for iOS is a new one on me, I'd never heard of...

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U-101 on the surface in 1940.
One of my friends from our semi-regular board game group reserves her most acrobatic eye rolls for the moment when someone proposes a cooperative game. "If we're all on the same side, why don't we just cheat so we all...

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Ever since I was a padawan, I've played the silver ball.
Do you like pinball? Just a bit of a joke, there -- of course you like pinball! If you didn't, you would have been disappeared in the Great Purge of '09.

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