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Imagine a 1987 where the Cold War went hot -- a cataclysm that would have destabilized the entire world's security, threatened millions of people with the prospect of war on their doorsteps, and prevented the release of Beverly Hills Cop II.

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About a month ago I wrote a soppy ode to Defense of the Oasis, a long-forgotten iPad strategy gem that had languished unheralded on the App Store for a few years.

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One of the things I often lament is that SRPGs seem to slip through the cracks here at PT. I have no idea why this is. I'm fond of those sorts of games and I'm sure many of you guys are too, but I think we've mentioned the iOS version...

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Perhaps the only knock on Shenandoah's gold standard wargame Battle of the Bulge was that the game shipped with only two scenarios to crash around the Ardennes in, and the shorter of the two was best employed as a tutorial.

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Funny how things work out. Here I sit in a deluge of games that I've been waiting for all year -- digital board gaming tour de force Eclipse and preview builds of Frozen Synapse and Warhammer Quest -- and the game that I can't stop playing is one that I...

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Agricola has been submitted to the App Store, says Playdek -- barring any calamity, release should be along in the next week or two.

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I won't attempt to replicate my mammoth preview of the game from March, but I do want to put up a quick note to tell you about my travels in the world of Warhammer Quest over the last couple of days.

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Carmageddon, the classic light-hearted vehicle manslaughter sim (bet that's a phrase you didn't expect to read today) is free today for the first time since the game arrived on iOS last October. I'm not the biggest fan of driving games on touchscreens but Carmageddon's controls work just fine -- and...

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Thomas Hertzler, founder of Blue Byte and creator of The Settlers series, is back on the gaming scene at the helm of a new outfit called Stratotainment. Hertzler's first agenda item: reboot Battle Isle. The classic sci-fi wargame series hasn't seen a new game since Bill Clinton was president, but...

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So you've heard that there's a new iOS aerial tactics game created by no one less than Sid Meier himself, the creator of Civilization and Railroad Tycoon and too many other brilliant games to mention. But, you've also heard that this game is free-to-play and packed to the rafters with...

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