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This trailer for Pocket Minions has been floating in the ether since March but it's new to me - the video suggests that SiaYiu-developed iOS title will be the offspring of Dungeon Keeper and Tiny Tower.

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I've returned from a week-long holiday attended by the release of Kairosoft's latest pixels & puns engine, Dungeon Village for iPhone. Prevailing opinion that Dungeon Village is a mere simplified warm-over of Epic Astro Story will do nothing to stop legions of addicted...

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One final guest post while Owen is on holiday - and it's crackerjack. Julian Gollop, the legendary designer of X-Com and Rebelstar Raiders, plays three contemporary games that followed in the footsteps of his designs and tells us what he thinks of them.

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Owen's holiday continues. Rock Paper Shotgun and PC Gamer contributor Richard Cobbett waxes nostalgic about strategy gaming's holy grail: X-Com. When I think of X-Com, I think of failure. True, this isn't exactly unique - I'm dreadful at strategy games, so failure usually comes sooner rather than later.

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Owen is on holiday this week! Today, Geoff Byers from Strategy Core invites you to hell - more fun than it sounds at first, apparently.

How's this for a deal: I'll tell you about the greatest betrayal that ever happened to me, and...

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Owen is on holiday this week! Troy Goodfellow has you covered today.

Multiplayer tactical game Frozen Synapse on iPad.
Last weekend, I bought an iPad. I need one for work, I tell myself, and it's true.

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The faces in the game were created from real photos of my friends and family... who are mostly boring white people, so I changed some volunteers' skin color, facial hair, weight and/or age to achieve a more interesting-looking cast.

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Take good care of the site while I'm gone, you guys.
Citizens, it is with (admittedly, not too much) regret that I must inform you that next week I will be on a lovely seaside holiday with Lady Faraday, eating crustaceans in the wan British sun.

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MMO launches are famously problematic and Empire of the Eclipse's first 48 hours appear to be no exception. One of the Zarksoft developers essentially rebooted the game universe by accident last night, and players who had been nursing fledgling empires on it (including your...

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Slade Villena is either crazy or a troll. Or both, perhaps. Repeating the Zynga-baiting that put him on the map back in January, Villena is featured in a piece at AllThingsD where Wall Street analyst Michael Pachter calls him a psychopath.I profiled...

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