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Another life of crime because of in-app purchases.
What could be more delightful than a satirical take on freemium games built by Double Fine, the inheritors of the Lucasarts comedy game tradition? Quite a lot, as it turns out.!--more--Management games in the post-Zynga era have typically...

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"For this, you do not thank."
I offered Phil a chance to review Riven last week. He came back to me with the following caveat. "I'm an avowed, on-record foe of Myst and its sequels.

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You take the blue die, we go further down the rabbit hole.
It's been said that the scariest thing for a comedian on stage is to make the audience laugh without knowing why.

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Review: Space Agency

18 Jan 2013 0
  • iOS

And I'm floating in a most peculiar way...
Space Agency is my new counterexample to the claim that games should always privilege gameplay mechanics over theme, presentation, and enthusiasm. Frequent the same online gamers’ haunts that I do, and you’ll eventually become involved in a well-meaning...

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Review: The Fleet

11 Jan 2013 0
  • iOS

The gripping hand.
We've talked more than once about touchscreen devices being a natural venue for Lucasarts-style point-and-click adventure games. With Pendulo Studios making a big push on iOS and releases from Wadjet Eye and Jane Jensen en route, we're going to be doing a lot...

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All joking about graphics aside, you totally want this as a poster, don't you? [I really do. -ed.]
From the start, Lords of Midnight tells you exactly what sort of game it wants to be through its main menu.

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There are dozens of lively essay topics, but when you're grading, each feels much like the last. How true to life!
I’ve always wondered what it’d be like to play a game centered on my own occupation.

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Review: Fluxx

03 Jan 2013 0
  • iOS

Being in the right place at the right time is a rare luxury in Fluxx.
I grew up playing Uno as a child. It's a fairly simple game, as card games go, and one that can be easily learned by almost any age group.

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Review: RAD Soldiers

26 Dec 2012 0
  • iOS

Right, so maybe these medics ARE breaking the Hippocratic Oath...
Oh, bless RAD Soldiers. Here's a title with all the right intentions, cribbing notes from its big brother and sister games—all good role models themselves—and just trying so goshdarn hard to be a game of high-minded...

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Review: For the Win

21 Dec 2012 0
  • iOS

The ninja can be anywhere. That's actually their power.
You could be forgiven for thinking that a cartoony game entitled "For the Win" involving fighting among aliens, monkeys, pirates, ninja, and zombies was a silly, casual game.

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