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A legend less brutal.
Doublefine's adventure/platformer The Cave is coming to iOS this week, eight months after the game debuted on consoles. It's going to be a five-dollar iOS universal app. The Cave is the game that resulted when Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert -- veterans...

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Calculords! What a great name.
Millennials, there was a time when being snarky on the internet was a novelty. I know that sounds a folksy thing that naive peoples of the past believed in (like Lamarckian inheritance or Horse_ebooks), but it's true.

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There will be blood.
We've done two most-anticpated games lists over the last year and a half, and only one game features on both: Panzer Corps. The PC version of Panzer Corps is the summer blockbuster movie of wargames: a crowd-pleasing spectacle that satisfies the hardcore...

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Just like bulls-eyeing womp-rats in your T16 back home.
Quite a motley crew of picks for games of the month this time 'round: two super-hardcore sims, one slightly less hardcore sim, a platformer, a board game, and an app that isn't even a game -- but...

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Come play with us, Danny.
Unalloyed good news: Matt Gilgenbach's humble, forthright campaign to fund Neverending Nightmares, an allegorical game about his struggles with depression, has made an unlikely sprint to the finish line.

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Top men.
I thought I'd use the Almanac this week to share some stuff from the Reader Survey we did a couple of weeks ago. Over a thousand of you took the time to respond, and I am hugely grateful to everybody that took the time.

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What if we flip fantasy gambling around and make an RPG about going to Vegas?
There's an awful lot of loud industrial noises and the smell of wet paint and sawdust over here at PT HQ, what with quashing outstanding bugs in the new site design...

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Kind of a big deal.
Our sister site Red Door Blue Key is coming Monday, ladies and gentlemen. We're going mark the occasion around here with some amazing content we've been hoarding for a little while.

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Nerd-on-nerd violence is never the answer.
I've got a couple of new Kickstarters to show you but let's focus this week's Crowdfunder on checking in pitches we've talked about in previous weeks. Some of these stories have happy endings! Many do not, however.

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This is a hex wargame. There are hexes under there.
Buried as we were in the wave of wargame Kickstarters that we've seen over the past year, you'd be forgiven for forgetting about Battle Worlds: Kronos.

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