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It takes two.
Our Multiplayer Game of the Year is a game that very nearly never existed, but for a happy accident.!--more-- Philadelphia's Shenandoah Studios had always intended to follow up last year's iPad wargaming masterpiece Battle of the Bulge with WWII African theatre game El...

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Jingle Bell Airacobras.
Wargame fans, strategy game aficionados, and lovers of proper gaming everywhere: it's Christmas already. Panzer Corps is out tonight -- the biggest wargame we've seen on iPad yet. This is a PC WWII wargame inspired by the classic Panzer General series, and it's...

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Work is underway on the next expansion, Der Bischof und die Gurke.
Coding Monkeys have sent word that the The Princess and the Dragon expansion is out now as an in-app purchase within Carcassonne for iOS.

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Keep Hope alive. (That's the devs' joke, actually.)
In the spring of 2012 -- before XCOM for iOS, before Shenandoah's wargames, before a mobile Call of Duty -- the notion of hardcore gaming on your mobile device meant playing Doodle Jump on the can for five...

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On blast.
I never did finish that review of Frozen Synapse for iPad. And I'll tell you why: I never felt ready.Frozen Synapse is a perfectly wonderful single-player turn-based tactical game and if you're one of the 80% of gamers who never play a game online,...

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Turn the page to see who won.
Our Interactive Fiction Game of the Year for 2013 is to digital gamebooks what the monolith was to the apes at the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey.!--more--
Nerdy games within nerdy games.
Sorcery! might be...

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Roll out.
After a couple of weeks' soft-launch in Canada and Middle Earth, Quarriors is now out worldwide for the price of four bucks. The first digital game from the creators of Heroclix and Star Trek: Fleet Battles was originally announced at the beginning of November.

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Yoink.
2013 was a year of extraordinary mutation for interactive fiction and gamebooks. Bold game studios make radical attempts to reinvent the genre with offerings like Lone Wolf that interspersed the reading with 3D-rendered action sequences that might have felt at home in a Final Fantasy...

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For the republic.
We're about half-way through giving out the Pocket Tactics staff-picked 2013 awards, but now it's your turn. A couple of weeks ago we took nominations for the Pocket Tactics Readers' Choice Game of the Year for 2013, and we were rewarded with a formidable array...

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Love him and squeeze him and call him George.
Playdek managed to get one more release out the door before Apple shuts down the approvals process: another promo card pack for fantasy card game Ascension.

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