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Business sims are a dead genre. This is not me doing a grumpy old man routine, either. It's just true. Back in the day there was Detroit and Capitalism -- games that weren't afraid to be about numbers, rather than work to streamline them out.

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For a while now we've been expecting that Shenandoah Studio's followup to the extraordinary Battle of the Bulge would be El Alamein, another WWII iPad wargame. El Alamein is still coming, but Monty and Rommel have had a little of their thunder stolen by what Shenandoah are announcing today.

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If you're not one of the lucky South Pacific nations that Witching Hour selected for its limited test release of Ravenmark Mercenaries, here's you're first chance to see (and hear) the fantasy wargame in action. Is that a Wilhelm scream I detect in this trailer?

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Door-abuse simulator Breach & Clear has been submitted to the App Store for approval, I've been informed. The recently de-freemiumed (two terms coined in one day -- I'm on fire) turn-based squad tactical should be releasing for iOS in the very near future.

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What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about artists branching out into other mediums? Is it Eddie Murphy's 1980s kitsch classic single "the forums Music thread) is making an eponymous iOS game based on his record Outrun that looks like a Streets of Rage-style beat-em-up with...

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X-Com creator and Pocket Tactics patron saint Julian Gollop broke a two-month radio silence on the Gollop Games dev blog on Friday to post a screenshot from the first playable alpha of Chaos Reborn, the new mobile strategy game he announced last year.

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WWII-themed abstract card game Battle For Hill 218 received a welcome update on Friday, universificating (OED editors take note -- I've just coined this term) a formerly iPad-only game and adding support for asynchronous online multiplayer via Game Center.

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Pocket Tactics has been growing by leaps and bounds and we've gotten to the point where the site has outgrown this janky design that I made for it myself. I made a couple of abortive efforts at replacing this design with something more capable earlier this year, but the end...

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I've gotten a lot done in the last 48 hours. Which is to say that I've managed to stop playing Immortal Heroes at least twice, once to take Lady Faraday out to dinner, and another time to.. well I don't remember now.

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Do yourself a favor and put down Immortal Heroes for a second so you can watch this trailer for Liege. This is probably the nicest-looking strategy game I've seen since Armello. Liege is a tactical RPG set in an original fantasy world -- but it's not the setting that really...

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