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I don't know what's happening, but I like it.
Auro, the latest from Keith Burgun, is finally on the App Store. Now, if you're an Android user this is old news: Auro's been available for you since September.

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You can almost hear the chiptune soundtrack. [Image by Major Havok]
The last time we talked about Boss Monster, it had crushed its Kickstarter funding goal and was on its way to our tablets.

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The rock is going to be on a cycle of Lexapro to see how it responds.
Speaking of PC-to-iPad RPG ports: Legend of Grimrock--the game that made first-person Wizardry-style dungeon crawlers hot again--is just about ready to launch for Apple tablets. This port was first whispered about last summer.

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With a bit of uplighting and some halogen spots we could do wonders for this room.
The first game in 2015 to cause me to violate our moratorium on games with "dungeon" in their titles is Darkest Dungeon, a permadeath-heavy turn-based RPG that I was completely...

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I don't know, Claudius doesn't seem all bad.
When it comes to Shakespeare, I've always been a MacBeth fan. You have murder, witches, prophecies, and a scenery chewing Lady Macbeth who steals the show. That's not a knock on Hamlet, which is a close second.

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The main boss is the Kurgan.
I get the feeling that I talk about Talisman: Digital Edition a little too much. It's not my fault. Nomad Games keeps pumping out new material, and keeps making a really good board game port better with each release.

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I'm the king of the castle.
Last summer when French developer Paul Vauvrey showed me his memorably elegant abstract strategy game Kingdoms, I noted that his only mis-step was giving the game a title that no one would ever be able to Google.

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The real Nic Cage would never stoop so low...right?
Match-3 games aren't a usual stop for the Pocket Tactics express, but every now and then one will pop up that causes us to pull the alarm chain and slow this thing down.

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Hungary like the wolf.
Well, from wargames of questionable provenance we turn to games with real wargaming pedigrees. Strategy First, one of the few computer strategy game publishers as enduring as Slitherine, is producing its first mobile wargame.

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This font seems to be the trademark of the mediocre wargame.
Like that time when Doctor House made a blues record, Headup Games (best known for the vexingly enjoyable Bridge Constructor titles) are sidling over into a genre of art that we adore but aren't sure they're quite...

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