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Back in the early 2000s, adventure games seemed to have gone more or less extinct. Lucasarts had released its last adventure in 1998 and the gaming public's ardor for Myst was rapidly cooling. But then (much like they did for American blues music in the 60s and Jerry Lewis in...

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With Ace Patrol on the App Store shelves and a new Civilization V expansion on the cusp of release, 2K trotted out living legend Sid Meier to grace the gaming media with a few words. Eurogamer's feature had some interesting insights into Sid's worldview ("Education is somebody else telling you...

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I dig chess. A lot. I'm not a chess shark, exactly, more of a chess remora -- I have friends that play pretty well (and pretty frequently) so I'm around the game a lot even though I'm no great shakes myself.

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The fine chaps at Digiboardgames (who really ought to have a place in your RSS feeds if they don't already) landed an exclusive first look at Trapped, a promising Survive!-style tablet game from first-timers Lemonade Labs. Lemonade are Canadian devs with experience from EA, Disney Online and other AAA outfits.

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Here's an idea that could breathe some life into the somnolent tower defense genre: head-to-head duels on a single iPad. I've seen this formulation a couple of times but never as confidently executed as it is by Stratosphere.

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If you've somehow managed to resist the wily charms of Battle of the Bulge since it was released just before Christmas, then you are to be congratulated for your Stoic restraint. Clearly you're some sort of non-gaming monk who's only here for the cocktail recipes? Even you will soon have...

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It seems the apex of cruelty for Slitherine to start teasing us with Allied Corps, the forthcoming PC follow-up to operational wargame Panzer Corps. The iPad version of the original game seems to be on a cosmic treadmill: it's been six months away for about a year and a half now.

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With Playdek's 2013 dance card filling up with Dungeons & Dragons, a new expansion for Ascension, and the imminent release of Agricola, perhaps it's not surprising that one project is sliding off the timetable. A sharp-eyed Pocket Tactics reader noted yesterday that Smash Up -- the popular card game that...

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Many releases seem to be steering well clear of the traditional Wednesday night App Store launch this week, which is entirely sensible given that tonight's arrival of Frozen Synapse for iPad will create a giant fun vortex that will suck all of the attention away from everything else and leave...

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Now that Firaxis is getting serious about iOS as a platform, maybe expecting a proper Civilization game for mobile isn't just wishful thinking anymore. It's not that 2K China's slightly rough-around-the-edges Civilization Revolution is bad, exactly, but for the hardcore Civ junkie it's like a slightly underweight dose of methadone.

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