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Death of a Noby Noby Boy
Sad news today: Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi’s weird, wonderful social-collaboration game Noby Noby Boy will be removed from the App Store on October 9th, 2012. “I’m so sorry,” writes Takahashi in a farewell message posted on his new company’s website, Uvula. “Please buy it before…

Games
Year Walk: Sweden’s interactive answer to the Wicker Man?
Okay, I might be making that headline up – lord knows it wouldn’t be the first time. But the latest project from Simogo, the Malmo-based creators of Bumpy Road and Beat Sneak Bandit, is a dark folkloric adventure, set amid dark Scandinavian forests and filled…

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Miyamoto: ‘I wish I had designed Angry Birds.’
Apple, not console makers Microsoft and Sony, has become Nintendo’s closest competitor in recent years, the American computer giant pilfering the latter’s staff and carefully marketing the iPod Touch as a handheld game system to rival the Nintendo DS’s turf. Meanwhile, the App Store continues…

Games
Fez and the death of the pixel
“Gomez is a 2D creature on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension.” Polytron’s official description of Fez, released today for Xbox Live Arcade, succinctly explains the game’s core conceit. But it also points to a larger truth about the game: that this…