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Ridin' dirty.
"[T]he fact that gaming tips are now reduced to financial advice is disappointing," Wired's Nate Lanxon said in his review of our Disappointment of the Year, and that neatly sums up my feeling on the game and what it represents.!--more-- As a source of...

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Job's done.
I came into 2013 an avowed grinch about RTS games on touchscreens, and while I wouldn't say that games like Machines at War 3 and Mushroom Wars have caused my heart to grow three sizes, it's definitely grown one or two.

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In Star Command, diplomacy means having three different ways to say "let's fight".
"Star Command takes you across the galaxy to discover alien life, engage in epic battles and discover the mysteries of deep space," crowed Warballoon's Kickstarter pitch back in the late summer of 2011.

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"I love the Pocket Tactics Awards this much."
According to astromancers huddled in the Pocket Tactics Stellar Observatory and Discount Ski Rental high atop Mount Hexmap, the year 2013 is very nearly at an end.

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At the centre of the labyrinth you will find a DVD boxed set of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Among the multitudes of nations and persuasions represented on the PT forums we have a small but zealous cult devoted to W.E.L.D.E.R., the 2011 iOS word...

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What are we supposed to use, man? Harsh oaths about his holiness The Emperor?
Just when you thought 2013 had emptied its new release magazine, it pulls out a new release derringer with a couple of shots in it.Good shots, too.

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We're never going to Wales on holiday again.
Got a note on my desk here from the Coding Monkeys. One thing we always gloss over: where did these monkeys learn to code? Who taught them? How did they acquire computers? There's a good story there. Anyway.

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How is that pig smoking? Magic.
The Wolf Among Us is out tonight for iOS, Telltale tells us. Believe me, this is good news. This is an adventure game starring familiar fairy tale characters set in New York in the 1980s -- a location that's already...

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Let slips the dogs of Corps.
There's one game that we've been waiting for since almost the very moment that Pocket Tactics began last year, and it looks like the wait is almost over: Panzer Corps for iPad has been submitted to Apple for approval.

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Four action heroes! And a librarian. That's my kind of game.
Despite being one of the most strictly literal board game interpretations we've seen this year (lacking many of the video-gamey touches that made Agricola such a triumph), Pandemic: The Board Game for iPad is nigh-universally loved...

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