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I know that you're a hardcore strategy gamer. You have pushed back the Wehrmacht at Stalingrad. You have watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. Man, I was right there with you. But look - I also know that you love those Kairosoft games.

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Frozen Synapse devs Mode 7 revealed that they were experimenting with ways to port their critically-acclaimed tactical simulator to Android. Their carefully-worded tweets also mentioned that the iPad version of the game would be entering beta in about a month after being in the...

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Browser-based disease sim sensation Pandemic 2 has mutated into Pandemic 2.5, a Universal iOS app. The Pandemic games were Flash sensations over the past few years, teaching millions of players about the mutability of viruses, the effects of globalization on public health, and [/caption] The Pandemic games put you in...

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Roll to resurrect
Idiosyncratic American devs Gilded Skull (nothing to do with Damian Hirst - pity) have resurrected their long-dormant but tantalizingly exciting table-top dungeon-crawler Galactic Keep: Dice Battles. The game was originally announced back in 2009 but was shelved in order to finish other projects...

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There's plenty of Risk-like casual wargames on mobile devices, but there aren't any that can claim the pedigree that Conquest: Medieval Realms can. Don't be fooled by the chunky, colorful graphics - the developers behind it are The Lordz Game Studio, the guys behind grimy hex-and-counter games like Panzer Corps...

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A functioning port of Transport Tycoon for iPad called TTD2 appeared on the App Store yesterday for 99 cents - it seems to be based on the open source OpenTTD project.

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Binary Games have updated Zombie Outbreak Simulator with 9 new maps, adding more cities in which you can set your own personal allegory about consumerism and conformity. Or watch a lot of people get eaten - your call, really. Eye of the beholder and all that.

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It is a great time to be a strategy gamer. So many outstanding games have come out for mobile platforms or are just around the corner. If you've just bought an iPhone or an iPad, you might be wondering what games to pick up - and even if you've had...

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. Even though I liked the game from the start I noticed pretty quickly that I was in over my head in multiplayer - I started out with a 10-match losing streak. Not close matches either. I'm lucky no one demanded my lunch money.

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what it was going to take to get more wargames on the iPad. It seem the Universe is taking requests right now because no sooner had I asked, the clouds parted and a Kickstarter for an iPad wargame called Battle of the Bulge descended from strategy game Olympus.

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