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I'm not much of a sports guy, but if I had to pick a favorite sport it would be baseball. In fact, up until a few years ago I was rather a hardcore fan, attending many games each season and listening to the local nine on the radio every single day.

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Review: Puzzle Strike

03 Feb 2016 0
  • iOS

The fact that Grave has the same scowl as me is a co-incidence
David Sirlin makes interesting games. They might not be mainstream bestsellers but he manages to produce titles that seem simple on the surface but contain a depth of strategic options.

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Tsuro first came to my attention in my local game shop, as a group of gamers stroked their chins around an arrestingly beautiful abstract. It’s as though Go and Chess had a child. Seeing the game a few years later in Target surprised me--it’s not often that a brain-burning gamer’s...

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What's black and white and red all over?
When I first heard about The Westport Independent, I thought "Great! Lucas Pope's fleshed out that newspaper-editing jam game." It took me a moment to wrap my head around the fact that this wasn't an expanded version of...

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Review: TIS-100P

29 Jan 2016 0
  • iOS

For spoiler avoidance purposes, the code in these screenshots does not solve the problems.
TIS-100P, from developer Zachtronics of SpaceChem fame, offers similarly neuron-stretching puzzles without the overly friendly graphical interface. This game simulates finding an old computer and becoming obsessed with teaching yourself to program in...

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Review: Crashlands

28 Jan 2016 0
  • Android
  • iOS

One day the fearless genre blenders of game design will run out of raw materials to recombine. On that day gaming will either die or be reborn anew but, until then, we can have an awful lot of fun with genre-mixing titles like Crashlands.

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Review: Buried

25 Jan 2016 0
  • Android
  • iOS

I'm going to die here, aren't I? I can tell by the mood lighting.
Buried is, in many ways, a classic gamebook. It’s pure decisions, with no statistics or random elements. It also sets out to be a more cinematic experience than the typical Interactive Fiction...

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A hallmark of a truly great puzzle game is when they take up space in your mind even when you’re not playing them. You’ll be doing the dishes or some other menial task, and all of a sudden, the solution to that damned puzzle you’ve been stuck on for days...

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Review: Hex Mechs

19 Jan 2016 0
  • iOS

Hex Mechs is the latest release from iOS game development veterans HexWar Games. Unlike their previous releases, Hex Mechs is a sci-fi wargame based in a universe of their own making. Nary a pike, musket or pilum is on display in this game.

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Review: Punch Club

18 Jan 2016 0
  • iOS

Finally a store that caters to both my pumpkin and teddy bear needs.
Get up, eat a steak, go a round or two with the speed ball. Go to the construction site, gotta put bread on the table. The training ain't free.

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