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Every time I see an article about first-person shooters in the Daily Mail or another drama-mongering news rag that caters to the easily offended, I give the universe a silent prayer of thanks that they haven't yet discovered the Pandemic flash games.

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If you're an old salt who's had an iOS device since back in aught-nine, you'll fondly remember one of the platform's first great strategy games: Defender Chronicles. The game flipped the familiar tower defense by 90 degrees, giving you a side view of the action.

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An interesting selection of iOS strategy game price drops this weekend, including two turn-based squad tactical titles. The Kairosoft iOS sale I told you about earlier this week is still on, too.SimCity Deluxe for iPadiTunes Store - $2.99, down from $6.99

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Before you say it: yes. I am also tired of Kickstarter. My first taste of Kickstarter was Star Command raising the then-princely sum of $36,000 - chump change in this age of star-powered pitches asking for and getting six or seven figures of funding.1 All of that success has, inevitably,...

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Last year, with no PR or marketing preamble, a ghost appeared on the App Store: the 1995-vintage strategy game Ascendancy. Those who took a gamble on the unheralded apparition found to their relief that the new iOS Ascendancy wasn't a cynical cash-in on a name nerds would remember nostalgically.

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The Week in Updates

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It's been a quiet week for updates, but a much-anticipated update to New Star Soccer by new dad Si Read will please many. How New Star Games are getting anything done with a new baby on board is a mystery, but let's not look a gift horse in the mouth.

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FleetCOMM: Operation Vigrior crossed the $12,000 mark on Kickstarter this morning, hitting its target and triggering the guarantee that it would be funded. Slade Villena, the lead at dev Mercenary Games (who I profiled a couple of weeks ago), says they're far from done, however - his ambitious plans include...

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News from BGG this morning that Playdek (the devs behind free time shredding machine Ascension) have announced that their next card game-to-iOS-conversion, Summoner Wars, will be dropping in June. [caption id="attachment_678" align="alignright" width="300" caption=""Somebody summon me some warmer clothes.""][/caption] I'm not going to pretend that I know a hell of...

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I know that you're a hardcore strategy gamer. You have pushed back the Wehrmacht at Stalingrad. You have watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. Man, I was right there with you. But look - I also know that you love those Kairosoft games.

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Frozen Synapse devs Mode 7 revealed that they were experimenting with ways to port their critically-acclaimed tactical simulator to Android. Their carefully-worded tweets also mentioned that the iPad version of the game would be entering beta in about a month after being in the...

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