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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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Angry Birds: Star Wars – Hooray! Not rubbish!

Angry Birds: Star Wars – Hooray! Not rubbish!
There was (long ago, far away etc) a time when Star Wars games were a bastion of quality. Even the crap ones like Rebel Assault.

Angry Birds: Star Wars is a throwback to that halcyon era. It’s seemingly constructed by someone locked in a time capsule that predates The Phantom Menace and, reader, I love it.

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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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Punch Quest floors Hookshot to become Featherweight Champion

Punch Quest floors Hookshot to become Featherweight Champion
Behold: the consummate eternal puncher. PunchQuest is a free-to-play triumph – the story of men, wizards and gnomes with big fists knocking seven shades of sherbert from dungeon-dwelling nasties. Download it now, and thank me later.

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Wimp – Who Stole My Panties? (Also: heart)

Wimp - Who Stole My Panties? (Also: heart)
There seems to be some confusion online as to whether it’s Wimp’s pants or panties that’ve been stolen, suggesting that the cute alien blob has some underlying issues that he needs to work through, but the race to reclaim them is still very much on.

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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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Cool Pizza: A dish best served, er, cool?

Cool Pizza: A dish best served, er, cool?
Cool Pizza takes the dough of Yu Suzuki's Space Harrier and works it with some Chun Li hurricane kicks to create the sort of game Atari's sneaker pimp engineers might be making if the original teams were working creating games for Apple today.

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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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Burrito Bison: now butt-stomping iOS candy

Burrito Bison: now butt-stomping iOS candy
Juicy Beats's Burrito Bison - one of our favourite web games - is now available for iOS.

Hookshot Inc. takes a look at the premier example of what the developer describes as the 'tossing genre'.

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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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