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Sci-fi RTS Salvaged takes two screens to play on PC, tablet

Opposable Games recently showed off Salvaged, a real-time strategy game that requires a bit of multitasking from its players. The tactical sci-fi game is played using two screens, one on any iOS or Android tablet or smartphone (as the controller) and the other being a monitor via PC, Mac or...

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Getting Skulls of the Shogun's characters just right

Haunted Temple Studios says it's still a little while out on completing Skulls of the Shogun, an impressive turn-based strategy game due out for XBLA early next year. But the current focus, as I saw during a short demo at the company's HQ (which right now means a living room in an apartment...

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We'll never be smart enough to play Frozen Synapse

We don't possess what you might call a "strategic mind." This much is evident whenever we play Risk, where our "keep Australia on lockdown and never, ever leave" approach has yet to pay off. With that in mind, the trailer for the independently developed tactical action game Frozen Synapse just...

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Hands-on: Dawn of Heroes (DS)

You might expect Dawn of Heroes, a tactical, turn-based RPG from Wicked Studios and Majesco, to be super serious. It seems games in this genre seldom stray into the territory of slapstick and humorous banter, but here's Dawn of Heroes, doing just that -- and doing it well! ...

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Joyswag: Strategic double pack [update]

Update: Our contest has come to an end. Be sure to keep an eye on your email to see if you won! For our DS fans, we've got two strategy games up for grabs in our latest Joyswag giveaway: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (ARV $30) and Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (ARV $30). It's a...

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ASH pops up on ESRB's site

Tactical title ASH, short for Archaic Sealed Heat, could be headed to the North America. It recently popped up on the ESRB's website, which, as you all know, pretty much means we can expect to hear news confirming our suspicions soon. The question is, though, do any of you still care about it,...

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So you love Advance Wars: Days of Ruin?

If you've spent most of this year brain-deep in Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, you just may be itching for something else right about now. Sure, the Advance Wars franchise offers some of the deepest gameplay experiences around, but you can't play it forever (or can you?). If you've gone as far as...

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Knights in the Nightmare of a really complicated game

Sting's new RPG Knights in the Nightmare has a lot going on -- so much that we might need some incorporeal wisp to inhabit us and play the game in our stead. Part of the issue, however, is Sting's confusing description of the game. It follows the same flow as most tactical RPGs, but it's described...

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DS Fanboy Review: Front Mission

Good things often come in small packages (see also: the DS), and sometimes, they even come in small doses. That's the best way to describe Front Mission, the tactical strategy title that originally debuted on the Super Nintendo, and has now come to the DS. The re-packaged port looks good in its...

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DS Fanswag: Pick up two units for your DS army!

The DS Fanboy giveaway craze continues with a brand-new shot at a couple of games, all for you. Free. The way games should be. We've got a two-pack for one lucky winner, featuring Heroes of Mana from Square Enix and Luminous Arc from Atlus, valued at $39.99 and $34.99 respectively. If you have a...

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