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Maybe you wouldn't suspect it from the general editorial direction around here, but I love shooters. A lot. I'm in my thirties now and I know full well that competitive shooters are a younger man's game, but there was a time when I'd misspent enough of my youth to be...

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The Brazilian studio behind irreverent RPG Knights of Pen & Paper have shown off an alpha screenshot of their new project, the similarly tongue-in-cheek Chroma Squad. Behold's new title is a turn-based tactical game where you control a group of stuntmen who have broken off to start their own Super...

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It's soft-launch day for Ravenmark Mercenaries, the follow-up to Witching Hour's fantasy tactical wargame Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion. Residents of Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand1 can grab Mercenaries off the App Store, assemble their private military forces and send them out to collect bounties right now -- the rest of...

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This won't be the first time I marvel at the extraordinary durability of King of Dragon Pass, but A-Sharp's one-of-a-kind fantasy adventure game was updated to version 2.2 in an App Store update today, a decade and a half after its original PC launch.

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Beamdog honcho Trent Oster posted a note overnight that replaced the BaldursGate.com front page, asserting that "contractual issues" have led his team to remove Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition from the App Store and desktop marketplaces. The note adds that these problems mean that the latest patch for BG:EE can't be...

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From the Pocket Tactics archives
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I had an interesting and wide-ranging chat yesterday with Shenandoah Studio's CEO Eric Lee Smith and new marketing director (and erstwhile 164 editor) Brad Cummings. I'll be publishing the full interview in due course but one revelation couldn't wait: Battle of the Bulge --last year's finest iOS wargame and one...

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Clean the coffee machine. Queue up your significant other's favourite show on Tivo. Go to the pharmacy and get sedatives for the children. We're staying up tonight, people.

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If you haven't picked up the jokey, self-aware RPG Knights of Pen & Paper since it came out on mobile last November, it might be worth another look today. The game's just been released for desktops courtesy of Behold Studio's new patrons, Paradox Interactive -- who seem to be going...

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We have a date for the release of Shadowrun Returns, the desktop & mobile revival of the 1990s-era pen-and-paper tactical RPG. According to a post on Harebrained Schemes' blog, the Windows and OSX editions of Shadowrun will drop on 25 July.

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An enviable scoop landed by TouchArcade today: the Robert Bowling-produced squad tactical game Breach & Clear has very sensibly abandoned its plans for a free-to-play monetization model. GUN Media says they'll be charging a good old-fashioned four American dollars for it, which Bowling tells TA will "make all..

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