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There's an oft-quoted saying that goes something like, “Always shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” There's another oft-quoted—though far less saccharine—bit of folksy wisdom that tells us one should always use the right tool for the job.

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Looking at the characters in PWN: Combat Hacking, you get the idea that hacking all day may not be the best career choice. Every hacker in PWN looks about as happy as someone who just found out they have a terminal illness.

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Crap, where did I put that fiver? I'm due for a win. I thought I had it in my pocket next to, oh, ahem, yes, my notes:

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Keeping a moustache going post-mortem -- that's grooming on a new level.
With this much-talked-about strategy game exclusive to Windows Phone for the foreseeable future, and lacking a Windows Phone of my own, I enlisted Strategy Core editor and Pocket Tactics chum Geoff Byers to put Skulls...

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Collectible card games are seeing a revival on tablets, which gives the player the benefit of not getting paper cuts, spilling milk all over their cards, or dealing with the odd unwelcome furry visitor. Even better: the game’s rules are automated, and give the ability to face an AI without...

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Zulus on the Ramparts starts out with a lot of credit in the bank for its theme alone -- developers ought to be encouraged to explore thematic territory outside of the picked-over realms of 1940s Europe and contemporary fights against generic terrorists.

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller: Episode One: The Hangman has (by my count) four separate titles, and each one tells you a little something about the game. They are, if you will, clues, and so constitute the game’s first puzzle.

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Review: Mushroom Wars

18 Feb 2013 0
  • iOS

As far as beginnings go, this isn't exactly level with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.
I'll admit, I didn't expect much from Mushroom Wars, a PS3 downloadable real-time strategy now ported to iOS.

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Review: Kairo

14 Feb 2013 0
  • iOS

All alone.
My review of Riven for iPad from a few weeks back lamented how badly the game had been battered by the passage of time, which goes by in dog years for computer games.

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Helmets can't be all that comfortable when you're a skeleton.
In this edition of Pocket Takes: a new iPad edition of that old copy of Stratego that's gathering dust in the family room, a "hardcore restaurant sim" that is very hardcore indeed, and a tower defense...

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