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Aussies get Hearthstone iOS before the rest of the world

James Dominguez Blizzard's free-to-play Warcraft-themed card card is available for iPad right now in Australia and New Zealand.

Friday Question: What game types do you still want to see on touch screens?

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James Dominguez Touch screen gaming on iPads and Android tablets has become a serious business. Which genres do you think could benefit from a touch interface?

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Wolfenstein The New Order: A new kind of old-school shooter

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James Dominguez Wolfenstein is the game that kicked off the shooter craze over 20 years ago. Now it's coming back, and it's learned some new tricks.

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OlliOlli: Grinding made fun

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Jason Hill 15 years after Tony Hawk's first virtual ollie on PlayStation, a new dog learns a new trick...

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Peggle 2: Ode to Joy

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Jason Hill It's been seven years since casual gaming specialists PopCap released the ball-bouncing gem Peggle to huge critical and commercial success...

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The best video games of 2013

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James Dominguez The community has had their say, but now it's DexX's turn to list his picks for the best games of 2013.

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Screen Play awards: Most pleasant surprise

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James Dominguez Despite the hype, now and then a game will come out of nowhere and blow us away. Which was the most pleasantly surprising game you played this year?

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Your Turn: 20,000 hexes under the sea

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Your Turn reader Sam Spackman Today reader Sam Spackman presents an entertaining exploration - literally - of the vast range of war games.

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Card Hunter: The free way to deal with your enemies

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James Dominguez Part trading card game, part table-top RPG, and part tactical wargame, Card Hunter is an amazing achievement in free-to-play gaming.

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Your Review: Year Walk

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Screen Play reader Leigh Martin Reader Leigh Martin has been playing an unusual independently-produced mobile game called Year Walk, and here is his review.

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Friday Question: Which table-top games have you been playing lately?

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James Dominguez Screen Play is focussed on the digital side of gaming, but board and card games certainly deserve a little love occasionally. Played anything good lately?

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The video game spin-off: the good, the bad, and the potential

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James Dominguez The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is the latest attempt to spin off an established brand into a new format.

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Friday Question: What's the big idea?

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James Dominguez Some of our favourite games are not perfectly designed or flawlessly executed, but we love them because of the unique ideas they are built around.

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Gaming by the book: Why aren't more video games based on novels?

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James Dominguez Literature is the deepest well of cultural content, but it also the one tapped least often by video games.

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Your Turn: A brief history of Sega

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Screen Play reader Andrew Yoshimura Regular Your Turn contributor Andrew Yoshimura compiled a fascinating history of Nintendo last month. Now it's the hedgehog's turn.

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Another look at game-to-movie adaptations

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James Dominguez Ubisoft is reportedly ploughing ahead with its plans to make films of many of its game properties. Can this plan work?

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Your Turn: Fan versus consumer

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Screen Play reader Ryan O'Meara Reader Ryan O'Meara is excited about the studio working on the Warhammer Fantasy licence, but is worried about what it could mean in terms of DLC.

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Carrying on the dynasty: an interview with Dynasty Warriors director Atsushi Miyauchi

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James Dominguez The venerable Dynasty Warriors series has just received a new entry, and DexX spoke to the game's director about tradition, innovation, and the differences between East and West.

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Company of Heroes 2: Same, but different

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Jason Hill Company of Heroes 2 lets you command the Soviet Red Army in World War II's bleak and brutal Eastern Front.

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Friday Question: What are the best games nobody played?

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James Dominguez Every now and then, we stumble across an obscure game that nobody else seemed to have discovered. Which hidden gem is your favourite?

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