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Time to re-read House of Leaves, perhaps.
After cutting their teeth on cute, straightforward casual games like Bumpy Road, Simogo have taken a most welcome turn for the surreal. Earlier this year, the Swedish duo released the unusual Year Walk, a beautiful tour through a fantastical...

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The sun never sets on the Wefafliuashu5 Empire.
We're all going to be able to have a go at Galaxy on Fire Alliances next month. The strategy MMO spin-off from the Galaxy on Fire space trader games was announced earlier this year and is wrapping up...

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Hey look, it's Jon Snow. My girlfriend's gonna love that.
The Tireless Trese Brothers have announced that Heroes of Steel, the fantasy tactical RPG they successfully Kickstarted back in February, is entering alpha-stage testing shortly.

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It was a red dawn.
World of Tanks might be coming to mobile devices, but it's going to be a PC game at heart. Just have a look at this post from Wargaming producer Dmitry Yudo: he's talking about graphics settings. Graphics settings.

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Expectation shields up.
An iOS & Android edition of the hugely successful PC starship simulator FTL has been rumoured for as long as man has had the power of speech. The real-time crew management game was born ready for touch interfaces and the devs had heard...

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You can bite the head off of a bat in this game.
Things I've done in A Story of a Band: invented punk rock; battled not-Radiohead (Thom Yorke told me his deaf cat hates my band), created a concept album about assassin robots, and inserted subliminal...

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Double-time.
On release for PC last month, Space Hulk inspired a whole range of responses, ranging from "hey, not terrible" to "actually terrible". I thought it was pretty okay, myself. But there were some points upon which every reviewer agreed: the gameplay was painfully slow due...

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Everybody dies.
Keith Burgun's Empire snuck out onto the App Store yesterday -- it is one of the most interesting releases of the year by far. Burgun (the creator of 100 Rogues) is a very idiosyncratic game designer and that really shows in Empire, which is...

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To go for the eyes, or not to go for the eyes?
The iPad "Enhanced Edition" of classic PC RPG Baldur's Gate is on sale -- it's only the second time the game has ever had its price discounted and it's the cheapest offer yet at...

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He had been lulled, lured and trapped and there was nothing he could do but sit there like an idiot and watch the ugly black puffs smashing up to kill him.
The former word in the title Defect SDK is used in the Yakov Smirnoff sense,...

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