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This is what happens when you don't clean out your fridge.
Sci-fi tactical game Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy gets top marks for its antagonists. The bad guys in this are the Nautilids, giant space squid doing their tentacled best to consume humanity.

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I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a Hanzo today.
Sarah Northway's opus Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville has finally arrived overnight: it's available on the App Store and Google Play right now. You may be wondering why the game's launch has been delayed so frequently, but you...

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Just keep swimming
It's not exactly the most mind shattering night of releases on the App Store, but the two games we are showcasing have a couple things in common: they're remarkably beautiful and they're platformers.

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I've been playing for months and building something like this seems impossible to me.
Earlier this week, Owen gathered us all in the War Room for the preliminary discussions on Game of the Year. Many great games were bandied about, and Don't Starve was definitely one of them.

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And his nickname was "Natural"? Oh, the irony.
I've tried to watch MMA and/or UFC--no, I don't know the difference--in the past and have come away less than amused. First of all, I'm not really into sports and, secondly, holy crap! Owen, on the other hand, not...

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Not Constantinople
Two years ago we were wowed by F2Z Digital Media's first foray onto the App Store, Pandemic: The Board Game. At the time we were told that F2Z Digital Media was the in-house digital team for board game publisher Z-man Games.

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I'm out that Brooklyn, now I'm down in Tribeca.
A couple of weeks ago in these very pages, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 producer Ben Dowie declared that after a long fallow period as the exclusive domain of German shovelware pumpers, sims are back. I'm starting to agree.

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An épée? What's the French word for bastard sword?
The biggest drudgery in returning from a long absence is plowing through the mountain of emails that have accumulated in one's inbox. Amongst the announcement of Twitch streams that have long since ended and ads for Apple Music...

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(Manifest) Destiny: The Taken King.
There was some surprise on the PT Forums last week when a no-frills iOS port of the classic Civ spin-off Sid Meier's Colonization appeared on the App Store. Among Civ heads there's quite a lot of fond memories of the 1994-vintage Colonization, which...

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Drop me in the water.
It was less than a week ago that I was bemoaning the absence of new Simogo games. Their last offering--2014's too-cute-for-its-own-good Sailor's Dream--left me slightly exhausted rather than entertained, but that hasn't dampened my appetite for more Simogo, who have earned a great deal...

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