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Shirin, The War Chief -- one of Empire's new heroes.
Empire is one of my favourite games of this year: a clever, engrossing game design that deconstructs the 4X game down to its raw, basic components, wrapped in a unique aesthetic that manages to be both beautiful...

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Don't sing the song -- it's still under copyright.
We're actually a bit late celebrating this particular milestone --  if you count from the date it appeared on the App Store, Starbase Orion turned two back on October 11th.

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3D? Hexes? Turn-based? I feel faint.
Venerable wargame publishers Slitherine are being very mysterious indeed about a new game called Order of Battle: Pacific. They've announced the existence of the in-development WWII wargame and that it's intended for iPad, Android and desktops -- but everything else...

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The Shang Emperor insists on pastels.
A new iOS board game went up on the App Store over the weekend -- but not just any iOS board game. This game is Dynasties, designed by the Pocket Tactics Forums' own Alan Newman.

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It's irony all the way down.
Tech entrepreneur RPG Hipster CEO has arrived today -- this is the business sim we first glimpsed back in July. Considering that in these strange days we do a lot of our gaming on a device you also use for...

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Catalinas in Ace Patrol Pacific Skies: confirmed.
This past week has brought one entertainment media disappointment after another. The new Arcade Fire record (whose exceptional first single had raised my expectations) turned out to be as exciting as an audiobook of IKEA instructions.

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I haven't spotted any Catalinas in the game yet but that doesn't mean they're not in here somewhere.
Attention, aviators: over at Red Door Blue Key I've got (the first?) hands-on preview of Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies.

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It's like bad medicine.
Here's an abstract strategy game that has caught my eye: Pathogen, a game of "strategically plac[ing] and upgrad[ing] viruses on a game map in order to control more territory than your opponent(s)". Pathogen's marketing materials go on to compare the game to Go...

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A few of my favorite things.
It's been a little while since Shenandoah pulled back the curtain on Battle of the Bulge follow-up Drive on Moscow, and the release of the WWII Eastern Front wargame must be drawing nearer.

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