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The Witching Hour lads are on the Pan Am Clipper to PAX East as I write this, but they dispatched us a copy of the debut trailer for Ravenmark Mercenaries just before the captain extinguished the smoking lamp and the stewardesses collected the cocktail glasses.

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Last week, Scott Parrino over at The Wargamer got his mitts on a preview build of Operation Husky, the next (and most likely final) expansion for Battle Academy. Parrino reports that there's a new feature which lets two adjacent units trade squares without having to shuffle around each other.

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Yet another nail into the already very well-secured coffin for our moratorium on the word "dungeon". If I was making an RPG where the heroes run around in mossy wine cellars fighting ambulatory skeletons, I'd tell people it was an oubliette surveying simulator.

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Lady Faraday and I have arrived at a mutually agreeable division of labor in Ridiculous Fishing. Working the hook and line is my job, but when the lure gets to around 20 meters from the surface on the way back up, I hand the phone over. Shooting is her job.

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If you've resisted the charms of this week's releases, then you are to be congratulated for your ascetic restraint -- there seemed to be something for everybody in this crop. If there's some free space burning a bad sector into your device's memory, there's another haul of interesting and varied...

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On an unusually cold, sunny day in June of last year, Ben Murch and Laurent Maguire had just taken their seats on a flight leaving Heathrow bound for the US.

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Things are fixin' to get Hanseatic up in here: Deutsch devs Rapidrabbit have been in touch about their forthcoming trading sim Medieval Merchants. "Do you remember the countless hours you spent playing Patrician III?", their PR asked me. Yes ma'am I do.

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Battle Academy and Legion makers Slitherine sent out heralds with a tantalizing announcement yesterday: a licensing deal with Games Workshop to make a turn-based strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. In the statement, Slitherine chieftain JD McNeil says that "[j]oining forces with Games Workshop will allow us to...

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Update: Somehow, someway, I forgot to include hacking puzzle game PWN in this round-up. PWN just gleams with quality and if my impressions of the game from last week spark your interest, you should definitely pick it up tonight.

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Droiders rejoice: Luca Redwood's brilliant match-3 RPG 10000000 will be available for your side of the house tomorrow. If you're not familiar with 10000000, don't make a snap judgement based on the homely screenshots. Instead, read what I wrote when I gave it the 2012 Puzzle Game of the Year...

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