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Just going to drop you guys off on Ceti Alpha Five, okay?
After a lengthy incubation, Star Traders RPG - flagship title of the Brothers Trese - has arrived on the App Store.

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A short story about space and stuff.
I'm not going to tell you too much about The Message, a web-based text adventure by Jeremy Lonien and Dominik Johann, besides to say that you should play it. The ending will be.. divisive, let's say.

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Panzer lehr.
Last time we talked about Battle of the Bulge, we were discussing the first released images of the near-final iPad wargame whilst bemoaning that we'd yet to see it properly in motion. Last weekend, Shenandoah released a video of... the tutorial. Come on guys.

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Green thumb war.
Never let it be said that the Alabamian duo One Man Left aren't proper oath-keepers: having promised to support the underperforming Outwitters with new teams, they have duly delivered.

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We interview Game-Labs creators of Ultimate General: Gettysburg

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"Where did you learn your Russian? JC Penney?"
It's hard to imagine that anyone's scraping the bottom of the Battle Academy content barrel, given the enormous amount of player-created campaigns and official expansions available for the game. But maybe you're just sick of hedgerows.

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American showman PT Barnum, 1885.
Last week, when I was asking questions about Frontier Developments' strangely omissive Kickstarter pitch for Elite: Dangerous, I wasn't just asking them rhetorically. I reached out to Frontier before the post went up in search of some answers, and I'm still...

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Here comes the future

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A 1970s-era artist's conception of an O'Neill colony.
Fair warning: there's no news in this post - at least, no games news. Lady Faraday and I are in the country for a long weekend with some friends, so there won't be much else going on here...

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Colour out of space.
This week was unusual in that not a single new Kickstarter pitch arrived to jingle its change cup in my inbox. Does this herald the arrival of Peak Kickstarter? Or will the karmic balance restore itself with a deluge of Kickstarters next...

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Looming out of the warm spring darkness, a bomber stream formation of 68 US Army Air Force four engine Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers made landfall well over the Japanese home island of Kyushu around midnight on 15 June 1944. The formation's lead plane was piloted by Brigadier General Laverne G. Saunders. Japanese searchlights with their multi-million candlelight arcs snapped on ahead of them in the distance, sending up numerous probing shafts of ultra brilliant light skyward searching for the oncoming bombers. The plane's navigator spoke. "General, we're approaching the target and are on the bomb run." In response. Saunders said. "Bombardier, the plane is now under your control." "Roger!" the bombardier replied.

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