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Hookshot Podcast #9: LAUGH

Hookshot Podcast #9: LAUGH
The Hookshot Podcast finally returns, bearing the gift of humour. Well, bearing the gift of a discussion about videogame humour anyway.

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Tentacles: Gaaaah. But also: Mmmmmm!

Tentacles: Gaaaah. But also: Mmmmmm!
Have we talked about Tentacles yet? I hope not, because I'm about to talk about Tentacles, and I'd hate to be even more boring than usual.

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Letterpress – it’s not a productivity app

Letterpress - it's not a productivity app
Morning! I haven't been posting much lately. Partly, that's because I've been buying a house. Mostly, though, it's because I played the word BOWSPRIT on Letterpress a few weeks back, and I've been giving myself a short holiday as a reward.

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Receiver: the ultimate gun game?

Receiver: the ultimate gun game?
Receiver's a bit of an escort mission, really, and the thing you're escorting is your gun. Most shooters are happy to stick with aiming, shooting, and the occasionally button tap to reload. Receiver is not most shooters.

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No Ibuprofen? Try Serious Sam 3

No Ibuprofen? Try Serious Sam 3
I'd been waiting for the right moment to try Serious Sam 3: BFE, and it turned out that the right moment was this weekend, because I had the flu.

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ToeJam & Earl – I’m still excited.

ToeJam & Earl - I'm still excited.
So what's the best day of the year? Christmas Day? Halloween? August 11, feast day of Clare of Assisi, the patron saint of television? No, it's November 7th, because that's when ToeJam & Earl hits PSN and XBLA. Okay, that's only the best day of this year. Normally it's Halloween.

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Rebel: It’s my favourite PlayStation Mobile launch title!

Rebel: It's my favourite PlayStation Mobile launch title!
Morning! The time has come to ask yourself what your favourite game of the PlayStation Mobile line-up is.

I'm not sure you can say Super Crate Box either, since that feels like cheating. Kind of.

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Hell Yeah is out tomorrow. (And it’s amazing.)

Hell Yeah is out tomorrow. (And it's amazing.)
This isn't a review, because there frankly aren't enough stars in the world. Think of it as a heads-up, instead: Arkedo Studio's latest game hits the download services tomorrow, and it's their best yet.

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Broforce! Yaaaaaaaay.

Broforce! Yaaaaaaaay.
Broforce! Say it aloud. Speak its name and be happy, for it is exactly the game that the name suggests it will be. Over on Eurogamer, the ever-lovely Jeffrey Matulef argued that it's the action-adventure that Ubisoft's rather miserable Expendables 2 should have been. It's hard to improve on that description, really, so I won't try. Instead, here are a few paragraphs on why I like it so much.

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Review: Drop7’s secret mode – without any real spoilers regarding Drop7’s secret mode

Review: Drop7’s secret mode – without any real spoilers regarding Drop7’s secret mode
Drop7’s secret mode has been relatively common knowledge for long enough now that the time has come to – y’know – review it. However, because I can’t be sure that everybody’s discovered it, I thought the decent thing to do would be to review it without really giving anything away about it.

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God of Blades: Loreseeker is rather lovely

God of Blades: Loreseeker is rather lovely
Listen, I'm not really prepared to stop talking about God of Blades until it's actually out, and it isn't actually out just yet. When is it out? Who knows. Soon. Soon is good enough. While we all wait, though, let's have a look at this Loreseeker thing.

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Game of the week! Qrth-Phyl

Game of the week! Qrth-Phyl
Okay, so Game of the Week isn't actually a regular thing, but I thought I needed to fire it up today because Qrth-Phyl is out.

Qrth-Phyl? What's that?

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