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The faces in the game were created from real photos of my friends and family... who are mostly boring white people, so I changed some volunteers' skin color, facial hair, weight and/or age to achieve a more interesting-looking cast.

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Take good care of the site while I'm gone, you guys.
Citizens, it is with (admittedly, not too much) regret that I must inform you that next week I will be on a lovely seaside holiday with Lady Faraday, eating crustaceans in the wan British sun.

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MMO launches are famously problematic and Empire of the Eclipse's first 48 hours appear to be no exception. One of the Zarksoft developers essentially rebooted the game universe by accident last night, and players who had been nursing fledgling empires on it (including your...

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Slade Villena is either crazy or a troll. Or both, perhaps. Repeating the Zynga-baiting that put him on the map back in January, Villena is featured in a piece at AllThingsD where Wall Street analyst Michael Pachter calls him a psychopath.I profiled...

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Aruru. Say the name - hear it roll off your tongue. The sound of the frontier. As you read this, brave men and women are settling the galaxy of Aruru, spreading their way...

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[caption id="attachment_1085" align="alignright" width="300" caption=""Patients are reminded not to die in the corridors.""][/caption] After the explosion of attention-grabbing iOS new releases this week, it's lucky that enterprising people out there are slaving away at porting 15-year-old games to Android or there'd be no Android news to speak of.1 News comes...

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Embrace new definitions of "sale"
Indie developer-led promotion Because We May has begun, offering up deep discounts on dozens of iOS and Android games. Since we last had a look in, the roster has expanded to include sci-fi 4X and Latin grammar review Vincere Totus Astrum,...

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[caption id="attachment_1053" align="alignleft" width="300" caption=""When someone asks if you're a god, you say 'yes'.""][/caption]Slide to Play reports that the fantasy-themed squad tactical Dungeon Crawlers is free today. The game didn't blow me away when I played it a couple of months back but I still found it worthy of mention...

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[caption id="attachment_1043" align="alignright" width="300" caption=""Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?""][/caption] In just a few minutes, when the clocks strike midnight in New Zealand, we're going to see three very compelling strategy games show up on the App Store - more tonight than we've seen in the whole month of...

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The App Store's most elusive game series has popped up in the store window again. Sword & Poker and its sequel are puzzle dungeon crawlers where the battles are decided by matching poker hands - it's Puzzle Quest meets Texas Hold 'Em.

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