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Back when Pathfinder Adventures launched it was riddled with bugs and, yet, still managed to be one of the best games I've ever played on a tablet. Obsidian has been on top of things, trying to squash as many of the creepy-crawlies as they can, but every patch seems to fix a few things while breaking a few more. For example, the last major patch added more content with the Hook Mountain Massacre adventure deck, but there are problems with some of the individual scenarios not wrapping up when they should. Today, Obsidian released another patch, a smaller one, to fix some of the major issues. Is it completely bug free now? Not by a long shot, but as Dr. Leo Marvin wisely stated: Baby Steps.

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Last week we heard a rumor that the next big update for the outstanding Pathfinder Adventures would be landing early this week. The days came and went with no update to be found. As darkness was descending on Friday and still no action on the App Store, it was looking like the promised update wouldn't be in our hands until after the long holiday weekend. On a whim we gave the App Store one last look after dinner last night and, what did we find, but the 1.0.3 update waiting to be downloaded. It's going to be a good weekend.

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I was so damned happy to get a Wednesday release post out on a Wednesday, that there was one major release that snuck through. That would be Titan Quest, a touchscreen port of a 2006 PC game that's basically Diablo meets Clash of the Titans. It's not that I was completely unaware of its release, but I honestly didn't realize it was that big a deal. See, I'm a huge Diablo fan so around 2006 I was hungering for anything to follow-up 2000's Diablo II. Titan Quest seemed to fit the bill, but I found it so incredibly dull that it was uninstalled after a day or two. Turns out I might have been the only one who felt this way, because within 3 seconds of hitting "publish" yesterday, I was inundated with messages wondering exactly how stupid I needed to be to exclude Titan Quest from this week's releases.

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Back in 2005 Fantasy Flight released Descent, a one vs. all dungeon crawler that tried, and succeeded, in feeling like a true RPG in a box. Seven years after that, they rebooted the game with Descent 2.0 and it garnered even more love than the first edition. Tomorrow, Descent 2.0 gets even better when Fantasy Flight releases their long-awaited companion app for the game.

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Pathfinder Adventures has arrived on our tablets at long last, and it's wonderful. For those with an interest in genealogy, Obsidian Entertainment has delivered to us a digital evolution of a card game based on a tabletop roleplaying game which forked the Dungeons & Dragons community, preserving the more classic pencil-and-paper feel of D&D 3.5 over the more video-gamey D&D 4.0. So Pathfinder, which wouldn't even exist but for opposition to the influence of video games, is now a video game. Would you all prefer a reference to Sophocles or The Godfather III? I thought about combining them, but "Just when I thought I wasn't going to kill my father and marry my mother, I killed my father and married my mother" is a bit lacking in the prose styling department. Thwarting the fates has a bad reputation, is my point.

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Around the halls of Mt. Hexmap there's only one game that's being played and that's Obsidian Entertainment's take on Paizo's RPG in card-form, Pathfinder Adventures. Kelsey's review will be up on Monday, but what you've probably already heard about are the bugs. Yes, Pathfinder launched with a whole host of the creepy-crawlies, the biggest probably being the fact that an entire mode of play wasn't functional. Obsidian has reacted faster than a halfling with a haste spell, however, and the first patch has been released fixing most, if not all, of the major issues.

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It was just about a year ago when Spiderweb Software declared that they were done with development for iPad and would no longer produce RPGs for the platform. A few months later they reversed course, and we've been the beneficiaries ever since with the release of Avernum 2 - Crystal Souls last year and now a new Avadon game on the horizon. The new RPG is Avadon 3: The Warborn and it's coming to both Steam and iPad later this year.

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It's been a long time coming but Paizo's role-playing card game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, has finally made its way to the App Store and Google Play.

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It was just before Pathfinder Adventure Card Game's original release date in late March when they announced they were taking some beta testers' advice to heart and needed another month. We were left with a new release date of next Tuesday, April 26. It's been awhile since we've been this excited about an app release, but it looks like we'll have to holster that excitement for at least a few more days. Turns out the developers want to give the app a little more polish, so the release has been pushed back to April 28 at the earliest.

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Developer Supergiant Games has created two incredibly popular PC titles that they've successfully ported over into two incredibly popular mobile games. That would be Bastion and Transistor, both of which are incredibly beautiful but, for some reason, never did it for me. I recognize that they're high quality titles, but the control scheme of Bastion was a turn off, and I simply didn't know what was going on in Transistor and it didn't hold me long enough to find out. Both are on my list of "I need to revisit these one day" games. Maybe I will, but Supergiant has announced a new game and it sounds a bit more up my alley. It's called Pyre and while it's only been announced for Steam and PS4 at this point, I'm hoping it will follow in its big-brothers' footsteps and head to iOS down the road.

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