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Okami HD – it’s on the way, so how about a story?

Okami HD - it's on the way, so how about a story?
Okami HD has been announced! It's headed to PSN on the PS3 this Autumn, apparently, and we're going to cover it even though it's going to clock in at £15.99. Why not, eh? Mental. What to say about it, though? Hopefully you've played it before and this is just the valedictory lap. I know! I'll tell you about the time I met Hideki Kamiya instead!

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Raising the steaks – it’s Table For One!

Raising the steaks - it's Table For One!
You live in your mouth. Martin Amis said that, and anyone who enjoys regular mouth ulcers will know just how right he was. If you don't have ulcers but you still want an insight into what he's on about, how about playing Table For One?

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Apple Jack 2 released: All pandas MUST die

Apple Jack 2 released: All pandas MUST die
Apple Jack is at the end of his tether. Stuck in a dull, dreary office cubicle he gazes out of the window recalling his past platforming glories in a lush pastoral world – replete with pandas and giant rotational saws.

He’s had enough. He takes off his trousers. He bears his sweet orange pippin behind to his colleagues. HE’S BACK.

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E3 2012: Mother’s Inferno – a new definition of travel sickness

E3 2012: Mother's Inferno – a new definition of travel sickness

A bunch of game design students from Denmark may have crafted one of E3's most unsettling experiences – and that includes the appearence of Usher at the Microsoft press conference.

A woman trapped on the train to hell is about to lose her son – and there's no lost property department on the express route to damnation.

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Tonematrix: It’s the best soundtoy ever!

Tonematrix: It's the best soundtoy ever!
Okay, I'll admit up front that this post is basically for my own benefit. Every so often, I get an itch to play around with Tonematrix, but I always forget what it's called, and then I end up spending a few hours googling stuff like "soundtoy grid" and "music thing with boxes." Now it's up here, I won't have to!

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I’ve just won my first League of Legends match – with Heimerdinger!

I've just won my first League of Legends match - with Heimerdinger!
Heimerdinger is the man, if you ask me. He is, as far as I can tell, a wobbly custard-coloured brain, with little round glasses and a moustache that's also made out of brain. Who cares, though? I don't want to kiss him, I want to be him. I want to be him as much as I can in League of Legends where he's just helped me to my first ever victory.

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Reckless Advance – it’s an autorunner…in a tank.

Reckless Advance - it's an autorunner...in a tank.
Pardon the enthusiasm, but Studio MiniBoss is my new thing. The Brazilian indie team's made lovely stuff like the teleportation shooter Out There Somewhere, and now it's been to a game jam called a Blackberry Hackathon, and it's made a very neat game for the Blackberry Playbook. And the web! Phew.

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The Art of Balance – a towering achievement for 3DS

The Art of Balance - a towering achievement for 3DS
Games derived from realistic physics simulations offer some of the most exciting types of play around right now.

Parkin takes a look at The Art of Balance, the latest 3DS downloadable release which tasks players with creating tiny towers that withstand gravity's insatiable pull.

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Champions Online – the fashion show never ends

Champions Online - the fashion show never ends
I often think we should be writing about some of those free MMOs that are knocking around. You know, like Cryptic's four-colour classic, Champions Online. Then I remember that, whenever I try to play Champions Online, I can never get past the "randomize costume" button. Here's why.

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Air Mail – the joys of aimlessness

Air Mail - the joys of aimlessness
In the 1920s, they had a word for this sort of thing. They called it Skymindedness - the breezy, utopian feeling you got from titting around in a twin-prop, or successfully anchoring your hydrogen bomb of a blimp to the top of somebody else's house. Skymindedness! I love that word, and I love Air Mail, which brings the spirit of the '20s back to life.

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Slingshot Racing – review

Slingshot Racing - review
A Micro Machines-style racing game which uses grappling hooks for cornering?

Seems Crescent Moon Games is trying to tap into Hookshot Inc.’s bias with its latest exceptional iOS title.

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Score! “Another amazing football app? My word!” claims Ray Wilkins

Score! “Another amazing football app? My word!” claims Ray Wilkins
The iPhone has become a rich breeding ground for ball-kicking. First there was Flick Kick Football. Then there was the superb New Star Soccer.

Now, however there’s activity on the bench. Score! is doing star-jumps, taking a swig of energy drink and pretending to listen to a furious Stuart Pearce.

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