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The Vietnam War is a unique beast. The most unpopular of wars, made immortal through popular culture. Veteran PT readers need no further preamble from this still-FNG to illustrate how Vietnam was as much as a battle of political and ideological PR as it was bush patrols and F-4 sorties...

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I've yet to get past Kissable.
Long ago, before Sorcery! showed up, the undisputed king of digital gamebooks was Australian developer, Tin Man Games. Sure, since then companies like inkle Studios have turned digital gamebooks on their head, but Tin Man hasn't let that get to them.

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Review: Card Crawl

12 Mar 2015 0
  • iOS

Just so we understand where this is going, let's start by listing all the things that Card Crawl is not:

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I am waitingAt the counterFor the manTo pour the coffee
Mad machinimist David Cage is a divisive figure. Some love his dedication to blending a decidedly '90s television aesthetic with games, striving for fast-tracked cultural legitimacy in telling quote-unquote serious and emotional stories.

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No such thing as a milk run.
If you’re the kind of sophisticated lady or gentleman who peruses Pocket Tactics [I'm revising this in my bathrobe whilst watching COPS --ed.], there are two probable reasons why you recognise the name of Auro.

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Here comes the Skyranger... wait, no. It's a cat.
At first glance, XCOM: The Board Game looks like your typical high-spec Fantasy Flight board game. It's got loads of detailed plastic tokens, a forest worth of heavy stock cardboard chits, and enough ambiguity in the rulebook...

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"You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him."
There's a plasma-hot streak of can-do spirit and 1950s pizzazz in Space Age, an unwavering optimism that colors every moment of the game's pulp adventure.

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Review: The Detail

12 Feb 2015 0
  • iOS

"I want you to get excited about your life," says Detective Doctor Phil.
The Detail is a police procedural adventure that wears its influences like a badge. It's channeling NYPD Blue and The Wire just as hard as it can, but the end result isn't a...

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Review: Pike and Shot

09 Feb 2015 0
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The Battle of Fornovo, depicted as complete chaos.
The Early Modern Period is easy to overlook for the wargamer or amateur military historian. The ancient and medieval worlds have bows and swords and charging horses, Napoleon’s men shoot their muskets in rows before fixing bayonets, and...

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The middle of three levels of difficulty. I was unwilling to insult Pocket Tactics readers by showing you the easiest.
It turns out there's a niche into which I fit perfectly but never knew existed: fans of Everett Kaser's games.

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