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Funny, you think he'd be thinner.
If you want to talk about the golden age of adventure games, the first place you need to look is the nineties and everything that LucasArts was putting out back then.

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My grandfather was on a submarine during WW2. I have a feeling he'd disagree with this being a realistic experience.
Not since the early 90's have submarines been this in vogue. Last week we posted about the Sean Connery version, Atlantic Fleet, and now this week...

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2012 is calling and they want their UI back.
Dominion is one of those apps that we all agree is pretty much vaporware, right? I mean, we first talked about it releasing onto tablets with an ill-fated HTML5/browser version created by the mustache-twirling villain of app...

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Got hope for the living, got prayers for the dead
Old school PT heads will recall Pacific Fleet, the iOS turn-based WWII naval combat sim from 2012. In its original incarnation, Pacific Fleet wasn't a brilliant game, but it was like that Woody Allen joke about bad food and...

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The red, shiny button.
There's something about the high-tension and life or death stakes that has made the defusing of explosives somewhat of a trope. Pretty much every cop or spy movie has had that scene.

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Even the combat in the Sorcery games is better than tonight's crop.
This week's crop of new releases is bleaker than the Baklands on the other side of Kharé. Not the nice Baklands of 1000 years ago, but the crappy cursed Baklands of today.

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My money's on the yellow team.
Of all the Warhammer games currently on tablets, Space Wolf is the only one I can think of that had the opportunity to be free-to-play garbage.

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All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup.
Up in the thin air surrounding the sharp peaks above the Baklands, it's easy to forget that there's more interactive fiction available than just Sorcery! 3. Where inkle Studios has filled up a world with gorgeous images and clever tricks involving...

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One of the brighter scenes from the game.
It's a beautifully sunny, yet chilly, day here at Mt. Hexmap so I've taken the electronics onto the veranda to escape the aroma of cigar and scotch that emanates from the transom over Owen's office door.

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I actually wear a hat like that when I role-play. The pointy one, not the one with horns. That would be too nerdy.
Knights of Pen & Paper was a unique take on the standard role playing game, putting you in the roles of not only the players...

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