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"I don't suppose one of you is a butler?"
Simon Christiansen's interactive fiction game Death off the Cuff combines two of my favourite things in the world: mysteries and bullshitting. Agatha Christie novels and Columbo episodes work up to that last scene where the sleuth, surrounded...

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Big in Japan.
Square Enix released the latest Final Fantasy mobile port for Android last night: Final Fantasy VI slipped onto the Android market at $15.99, and I've heard that (aside from the usual Android fragmentation issues) it works great on most devices. Squeenix's usual M.O. with Final...

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Won't you come.
Hey, remember last month when I jumped the gun and said you could get immediate access to the Android beta of Out There, except you totally couldn't because it wasn't ready yet?Well now you can. No iOS version yet -- but it's coming soon.

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It's alive.
Well here's a surprise: Baldur's Gate II, after being trapped in the App Store approvals labyrinth for over a month (details of the saga here) has materialised for sale. I've been playing the press preview of this and the controls are butter smooth and...

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"Monsters, please form an orderly queue to your right and you will be exterminated in the order of your arrival."
Do you need to catch up on some sleep? Good thing then that tonight's haul of iOS releases isn't likely to inspire any all-nighters.

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Wow.
When we first saw Ultimate General: Gettysburg last year it was very early in the game's development and I assumed that its luscious development screenshots were little more than concept art -- not the sort of visuals we'd see in the final game. Nope.

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"Sir, your procedure will be observed by four medical students, two surgical residents, and a ghost."
Creep-tacular first-person adventure In Fear I Trust, which we just learned about last week, has received the mark of acceptance from Apple's fickle approvals people and is now scheduled for...

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A door closes, a window opens.
In a post on reddit today (responding to an earlier post bemoaning the studio's less-is-more approach to communications), Telltale Games co-founder Kevin Bruner revealed that Episode 2 of The Wolf Among Us is due out on all platforms -- iOS,...

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Hypothesis: Beamdog's office is built on an Indian burial ground.
I spoke with Beamdog honcho Trent Oster today about why the remastered iPad edition of classic RPG Baldur's Gate II still hasn't materialised for sale on the App Store, despite having been submitted more than a...

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Saturday night's all right.
Kiwi game developer Jamie Churchman is working on a PC & iOS-bound game called The Cresting Rainbow, which he described on TIGSource as "a multiplayer turn based game involving fighting. In a bar. Using bottles. And chairs.

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