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  1. Panzer Tacticer
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    Hello gang, been a while hasn't it.

    Ok the blogs are currently absent (hear it was a hacker, oh I sure love hackers insert sarcasm now).

    But I figured well I am just wandering the net, and this is about the only good gaming spot I like going where people actually both know their games, and actually give a damn about gaming in general.

    So thought I would catch up on things I might have missed out on, and maybe mention a few things that who knows might be new to you guys.

    Ok my offerings are quick and easy.

    Androids, ie devices using the Android OS, from phones barely bigger than a DS screen option to the tablets that some think are dumb or unnecessary or not as good as a laptop or a whole range of crap no one that owns one really cares about.
    I have an Asus eeepad transformer. I like it. It was a bit pricey, but hey nothing neat is free the day it is released eh. I recall people paying 800 bucks for the first PS3, and the new Wii U is not some cheap purchase either. So I am not feeling odd for paying 400 for my tablet.

    Once upon a time I whined about no wargames on the DS. Then I wanted the DS bigger screened. Ok there are wargames for the DS and they even finally made the 3DS XL sized. The wargames are few in number, but any game good enough, gets played long enough you don't have a problem. I got Panzer Tactics in 2006 and I still love playing it. I haven't yet gotten the 3DS XL to replace my DSi XL, but that is mainly as I am missing a need to do so. I mean, it's not going to be more thrilling that playing on my 10.1 inch screened tablet eh. Tablet = DS for adults I suppose.

    But until they make enough wargames for the tablet, I think the DS will still be amusing enough to at least keep the one I have. Besides, occasionally you do actually want something pocket sized, although I should mention I have a brand new parka, and it has an inside pocket able to actually hold my 10.1 tablet eh (remarkable, but I don't think it was intentional).

    Ok if you are still with me, here is some scoop gaming news assuming you actually might care.

    Now there ARE a number of classic old school wargames ie something that looks like Panzer Tactics, available for Android. Some are better than others, and some are actually very good.
    Small General, is perhaps the best wargame for Android if you like this sort of thing. It also has a release that has a historical setting rather than non historical the way the original release is.

    This is the company home page.
    http://www.vrdesigns.nl/
    But you can find the game easy on the Google play store just fine too.
    This game is very solid ie you won't be playing it and deciding 'this sucks'. Replay worth is basically endless. There is no finite number of playings. You can replay it till hell freezes over.

    If you are one of those iFanatics, and you have an iPad, you can always try out Battle Academy from Slitherine.
    http://www.slitherine.com/
    I don't know how to use the Apple store, so I won't pretend to know how to get there. The link is to the online company site.
    I'm used to playing the PC release. The Apple device version is the same game though. Warning, this is a real wargame, not some schlock crappy little tablet game. You will realize this on playing it, and the game's price is a good reflection on the fact it isn't a cheap crappy little game. I will be a happy camper if they get it out for Android.

    Ok time for you guys to get me informed.
    Is there actually any must have games for the thinking gamer out there on the DS scene I should know about?
    I wandered the http://vgreleases.com site today, and all I could find to even partially grab my attention for the DS from as far back as 2010 (when I stopped really caring about where to download from), was 4 lousy games which I really am finding hard to really care about.

    Cradle of Rome 2
    and
    Dungeon Raiders
    Both looked like fun games. And I saw a couple of cliche jewel games.
    Has there been any really must have DS games out?

    I have a PS3 which I have one lousy game for. I decided to try and check out Dragon Age a while back. Looked interesting. I am wanting to get the just out release of Legends of War, General Patton for PS3. It's a turn using tactical combat wargame.

    I took the plunge and bought Guild Wars 2 when it launched. It's ok, better than most. But I managed to get to 5th level (the same as playing it a couple of days) and it sort of fizzled on me (not easy teaching old dogs new tricks eh).

    Gaming seems to have become something I'd rather do in my tablet these days.

    And no, I don't wish to hear your TL;DR :) I will only be responding with TS;DM (too short, didn't matter hehe .. I made that one up, you saw it here first eh).
     
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    Nice to see you again man. I may have something to suggest to you. I recently re-discovered Seek and Destroy for the PS2. While it may not be a war game like you're used to, it definitely has tanks inspired by real life. It's more a shooter than strategy, but you might like it. That, and I'd suggest Advanced wars for the DS or GBA. The games for both of those systems are superb strategy games.
     
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    Yes both Advance Wars titles were early purchases for me.

    It appears we have cross over interests in that we both visit MAL as well.

    I can be found in the 20+ club most days.
     
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    There have been a ton of must-have DS games released but I can't say that there have been many war games. Since you seem to only be interested in those kind of games, there's not much for me to suggest.

    But here are some strategy games that you might not have played.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9100976&postcount=4
     
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    Thanks, I have the overtly military titles but there are a couple of titles that I have not seen.
     
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    Drone Tactics is kinda like the advanced war games,most of the must have ds titles are some sort of rpg...
     
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    Yes Drone Tactics is in my core mix of turn based non military titles. There are indeed a good sum of turn using rpg style out there.

    Not wanting to derail my own thread, but damn it, its getting hard to laugh these days. Once upon a time newsgroups were THE method to download, but they killed the newsindexer Newzbin in the UK and now just recently Neswmatrix was effectively killed. Add to that all the other shit going on out there, and frankly laughing off the idea that they can't come and hurt our GBATemp is really idiotic levels of bravado considering a newsindexer is doing nothing worse that what anyone does here.

    I of course DO want to be wrong there.
     
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    Reminds me of the better days hanging around the other forum and there was basically only 3 of us there,yep sadly crap is changing(back on topic) you may like infinite space,me personally I couldn't get into the battle system...
     

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