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Assemble the minions! [Image by Gunther Schmidl]
I don't think I've concealed my gaming man-crush on designer Vlaada Chvátil very well. It's not just my love of Galaxy Trucker, either. Just about every game he's had a hand in has found a spot in my top 20 or 30...

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What you've been keeping your powder dry for.
Checking my email this morning, it appears that A) Ultimate General Gettysburg has been released for iPad over the weekend and B) that you lot are very excited about it.

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This was my favorite Tony Hawk level.
Readers with pachydermoid memories may recall Space Simulator, a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin game with a very ambitious approach to realism and high quality graphics. Back in January of 2013 it had been the devs' plan to release sometime that year, but...

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Oh when those tanks go marching in.
This might come as a shock to you, but Battle Academy 2 is a sequel to Battle Academy. I know, I didn't see the connection at first, either, but it's true! It had some big shoes to fill, what...

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Standoff on CyberMexico
Mode 7 have sent a message back in time from the future cyber-dystopia where they live: Frozen Synapse, the simultaneous-turn tactical combat game that we deemed our 2013 Multiplayer Game of the Year Runner-Up is free for the next couple of days.

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A most unnatural bachelorette party.
Browsing Kill Screen yesterday I discovered Darkside Detective, a comedy/horror adventure in development for mobile and desktops by the delightfully/terrifyingly-named DoomCube. The game looks to be a light-hearted point-and-click trying to capture a bit of that magical Lucasarts absurdity from the days when adventures were...

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Jonathan Winters is going to come out of that egg, right?
Tonight is not a release night that we'll be stitching tapestries or composing ballads about, no sir. There's one midnight launch I've got to show you, plus a little preview of something that will be...

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Tokyo should add a "Kaiju Surcharge" to hotel rates to help pay for all that rebuilding.
Comrade Brad from 164 has been skulking about the New York Toy Fair this week. With his usual menacing style, Brad interrogated the IELLO Games folks there until they spilled their guts about the...

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We're only seconds away from this turning into a Roland Emmerich movie.
Timelines: Assault on America is a real-time strategy game that dares to ask the question, "What if the Axis powers invaded the US during World War 2," which, I don't believe, has ever been asked...

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To the Trace Italian.
It is an undebateable fact that Adam Saltsman is one of the most influential game developers still above ground. The creator of Canabalt single-handedly invented the infinite runner, a genre that (for better or worse) grew like kudzu over the App Store.

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