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No relation to that fellow from Fallout.
Subset Games have posted new details about the FTL Advanced Edition, the forthcoming free expansion to their hit PC game that will also be the game's iPad debut early next year.

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An ideal digital board game -- playing the physical version requires two weeks and a general contractor to set up.
After five days of polling, the crack arithmeticians from the Pocket Tactics Mathematics Institute and Off-Track Betting Parlour have carefully considered the vote tallies and have determined...

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Come on for a ride.
If making highly polished casual games is the "safe" way to make money on the App Store, then Simogo rolled out of cover very ostentatiously this year, shooting off fireworks and replacing their helmet with a sombrero.

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Nomads no more.
Our forums denizens have unearthed something interesting: Alien Tribe 2 is a real-time (not a typo) sci-fi 4X for iPad by German devs Ukando. I've not played this or its predecessor, but it sure makes all of the right 4X noises: colonising planets,...

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Hot stuff.
Our Strategy Game of the Year is an instant classic served up in a different package.!--more-- When I interviewed X-Com creator Julian Gollop for Eurogamer last year and asked him what he thought of Firaxis's reimagining of his 1994 strategy classic, this is what he...

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"I don't know how to tell you that you're you!"
Ryan Payton is a man who clearly possesses an abundance of energy ("I'm up at 5 am every day"), but on the phone yesterday he exuded the exuberant nervousness of a recent prison escapee.

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A real furball.
In Jason Schreier's outstanding Kotaku profile of the man from this past June, Sid Meier talks a bit about his game development process. "If other people play [one of my prototypes], and they’re like ‘Oh, it's okay,’ I ask, ‘But you’re still not...

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What do you know about Seatec Astronomy?
One last iOS release night before the holiday freeze, and it's a pretty good one. Among the games that will be appearing on the App Store tonight when it refreshes in your territory are the monumentally ambitious stealth adventure...

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This is a gif -- click to see a moderately rad animation.
Gawker's sci-blog io9 have scored the first hands-on with Firefly Online, the iOS & Android MMO we first heard about this past July.

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Let's go.
The Board Game of the Year for 2013 is more than a great game -- it's a vision from the future of digital board games.!--more--
Everything's coming up pumpkins.
Agricola for iOS did everything a great boardgame conversion should: changed the...

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