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When I first got an Android device a couple of years ago, the Android Market was a wasteland. The games section was full of knock-offs and major publishers like PopCap had yet to turn up. In a pinch, there was Angry Birds, but that was about it.

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We've been hearing noises about Defender Chronicles II for a while now, but until yesterday we hadn't seen anything official. Developers Menara Games posted a thread yesterday on the Touch Arcade forums with a teaser image and gave us the heads-up that we could expect a trailer some time next week.

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If you're one of the surely dwindling number of iOS gamers who doesn't have Anomaly: Warzone Earth yet, scamper over to the App Store and nab the Universal HD edition while it's on sale. You can pick it up for $2, half the usual price.

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The star-crossed saga of Gratuitous Space Battles on iPad continues. Positech's "Football Manager for spaceships" mysteriously appeared without warning about two weeks ago but early adopters warned buyers away as the game was said to be in a dreadful bug-ridden state.

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Close Combat for tablets is just over the horizon
Classic real-time infantry combat wargame Close Combat is on the march towards a tablet release. It's the second day of Slitherine/Matrix Group's press event: yesterday they announced that they had acquired all of the intellectual property associated...

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I'm live from the Slitherine/Matrix Games Group press event in Stresa, Italy today where the venerable wargaming house has unveiled a number of exciting releases for iOS and Android this year. The nugget from all of these announcements is that Slitherine have taken very seriously the lessons from their hit...

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Ares Games have announced that Big Daddy's Creations, the Polish devs behind Neuroshima Hex, have signed on to bring their World War II tabletop game Wings of Glory to the iPad.

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We're kicking off this week with some site news: we've added a revamped comments system and added a forum - all very slick stuff from the guys at Vanilla Forums. I'm super excited about it.

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Rad Soldiers devs Splash Damage sure know how to get an X-Com nerd excited. After announcing their iOS-bound squad tactical game last week, Splash Damage executives Paul Wedgwood and Richard Jolly sat down for an interview with Gamasutra where they ticked every box...

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Sci-fi tactical simulator Gratuitous Space Battles has been up on the App Store for a week now, but the iPad port of the successful PC & Mac game has been bedeviled by bugs.

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