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I got into Ascension this weekend while it was on sale. 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.

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Last week I asked 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...

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Some belated weekend price drops - I meant to get these up on Friday but there was so much other content in the hopper that day that I couldn't quite get it all out the door.Ascension: Chronicle of the GodslayeriTunes Store - $0.99, down from $4.99, Universal

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Ambitious iOS 4X MMO Empire of the Eclipse has bounced off the App Store's approval process for a second time. According to a post on developer Zarksoft's official forums, the game was rejected for failing to make use of Apple's subscription in-app purchase system for the MMO's recurring payments.

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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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