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That's using your head.
The long-awaited New Star Soccer version 1.5 update arrived a couple of weeks ago, adding an armload of new gameplay elements like player ageing, agents & physios, headers, and more to the widely-loved indie soccer career sim.

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And my Mourinho tie is at the dry cleaners.
Sports Interactive's usual mode for the last few years has been to pop the cork on the mobile cousin of their PC soccer simulation franchise just a week or two before Christmas -- no longer, apparently.

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This game is an ADD simulator.
There are two games from the early days of the App Store that demonstrated to me that maybe there was something to this iPhone gaming thing, after all: Rocketcat's grappling hook racing game Hook Champ, and One Man Left's nerve-wracking...

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We need to get this picture onto a milk carton.
The saga of getting one of the world's most popular card games onto your mobile devices has gotten so twisty that M. Night Shyamalan would have a hard time following it.

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Follow the bouncing ball.
I really want you to watch the trailer for Musket Smoke before you make your mind up about it. It's a Napoleonic hex wargame, which just happens to be one of my favourite diversions, but I know that hexes turn some people...

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This ain't like dustin' crops, kid.
Yeah, I know I said I was taking the day off but -- FTL has been officially announced for iPad. Creators Justin Ma and Matt Davis told me last month that they were hoping a mobile port of their instant-classic...

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A quiet moment in the trenches, 1916.
I'm exercising my prerogative as a veteran and taking today off. I think I speak for most veterans when I say that I hope we stop making new veterans soon.

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I wonder what my cool rating is.
I have a complicated relationship with the first game in this edition of Weekend Price Drops. Phantom Leader for iPad is a truly superb game that packed with moments of white-knuckle drama -- it's also a frustratingly bare bones app.

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Stuck between stations.
In case you missed the big logo up there, this is Pocket Tactics, the home of completely hardcore mobile games. How hardcore? This morning I arose from the board game throne on which I sleep and breakfasted on a bowl of bullets, which I...

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This image (like most Interstellaria screenshots) is an animated gif -- click it to see.
A couple of months ago I spoke with Coldrice (born Jon King) about Interstellaria, a 2D space exploration game he's building for iPad, Android and desktops.

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