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The most popular computer game in 1980 apparently1, was Star Trek - a completely unofficial adventure based on the TV series. The game was written (amazingly) in BASIC by a group of industrious nerds who were stymied by the lack of officially licensed Trek games.

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Free-thinkers and Montessori school graduates rejoice: Slitherine/Matrix are updating Battle Academy for iPad with a feature that really lets you express yourself on the battlefield.

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"Welcome to Vietnam, son…get that arm down! We don’t salute out here! I don't want to get my head shot off, know what I’m saying? Anyhow, go get your stuff stowed away and come back here, then let's talk about our first mission…"

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The annual RPG-oriented Gen Con was recently held in Indianapolis. Jeff Vitous and J. Lloyd wrap-up their impressions of computer and board games on display.

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Glenn E. Higginbotham offers this overview of armored warfare and its emergence as a critical fighting tool during World War II.

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Weekend Almanac

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"Wild" Bill Wilder recounts the first days of the Solomon Island battle, the very first land encounter between the Marines and Japanese forces in the Pacific Front during World War II.

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The Wargamer's Executive Editor Jim Zabek answers our audience's questions, comments and site suggestions in this second edition of our new Letters to the Editor feature.

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In his regular editorial installment, Behind the Lines, Jim Cobb offers his commentary on the war and strategy gaming community and industry.

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Call of Cthulhu: Wasted Land continues to make its circuit of gaming platforms - having started life on iOS and then moving on to PC, the game makes its debut on Android today.

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The Wargamer's History Editor Mark McLaughlin vents his frustrations with locked levels, impossible gaming impasses and other frustrating obstacles to gaming in this editorial.

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