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The castle of my master, Guido Lombard.
The only new Kickstarter project knocking around these days (at least, that we'll be interested in) is Lords of Discord, which launched last week. Lords of Discord (would have been a great name for a band) is a fantasy...

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Have you seen my contact lens?
Everything I'd seen or read pre-release about Dungeons & Dragons: Arena of War suggested to me that it was going to be a bog-standard action RPG -- it's not.

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Eric Lee Smith considers the El Alamein prototype on my visit to Shenandoah's office.
Eric Lee Smith is always prepared. A photographer by training, he hangs a professional-grade camera around his neck whenever he goes outdoors, just in case a suitable subject presents itself.

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Sometimes you just gotta let stuff go, Octopus.
I can hardly imagine a more delightful pitch than this one: husband-and-wife dev duo Electric Eggplant (he a former LucasArts game designer, she an author of children's books and child-rearing guides) are making a Rube Goldberg puzzle game...

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Buy my old album.
Here's EA's message to Dungeon Keeper fans who are let down by the franchise's revival as a free-to-play game: perhaps paraphrasing Jay-Z, Dungeon Keeper producer Jeff Skalski told PG's Mark Brown, "If you want to play Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper 2, go to Good Old Games...

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Raining in England. What are the odds.
We knew this day was coming. Email your boss the fake doctor's note you acquired last week. Open the lock to the secret room you've prepared in the loft.

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How a-Meuse-ing.
Battle of the Bulge -- Shenandoah Studio's first wargame and a true desert island iOS game -- has just been updated to version 2.0, making the formerly iPad-only game a Universal app that iPhone owners can play for the first time.

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I can't really tell you what Device 6 is -- you just have to take the red pill.
Due to travel (and possibly (just possibly) an Old Fashioned or two), I'm a little late with Out Tonight tonight.

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Not actually a painting of a beard.
The first time we met ex-Popcap developer Edward Brown, he was showing us his first game as an independent dev, the excellent iOS Picross-style puzzler Paint it Back (which, by the way, is out later tonight).

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Girls just wanna have fun (punching street toughs).
Inkle's iOS translation of Steve Jackson's Sorcery gamebook got a major update this week. New features include the ability to play through the fantasy adventure as a female character, an overhaul to the game's magic system, and under-the-hood...

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