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How indie devs should talk to the press – by the press!

How indie devs should talk to the press – by the press!

Last week I did a talk at the Launch Conference in Birmingham about how developers should deal with the gaming press. As part of my 'preparations' I asked a bunch of my peers what they thought. Here's what they told me...

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The Hookshot bundle watch

The Hookshot bundle watch
Another selection of indie bundle deals and news stories from around the bundling world. This week: Sportsfriends, Harvest and Humble Bundle Android!

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Pid software – beam platforming for XBLA, PSN & Steam

Pid software - beam platforming for XBLA, PSN & Steam
Pluck indie title Pid hit XBLA, PSN and Steam yesterday, taking on the might of Halo 4 and all the other Christmas Goliaths for your attention/.

But it's a quiet treat, worthy of your attention today.

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Sony makes Wish come true

Sony makes Wish come true
A new studio named Wish is coming to Brighton – and its debut project is an intriguing new IP for Sony.

But they won't tell us what it is yet.

Which probably bodes well for them if they want to get on with the console manufacturers and all...

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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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Hungry Giraffe: Neck brace required

Hungry Giraffe: Neck brace required
I’ve been promising developers Laughing Jackal that I’d take their Hungry Giraffe for a spin ever since the dawn of Hookshot Inc. “Play our game!” they said, “S’got a giraffe in it!”. I was like all: “Giraffe! Awesome!”, yet never fed that poor, starving even-toed ungulate mammal.

It’s with relief then, that as it launches on Playstation Mobile continues to sit upon the PlayStation Network as a Mini, to discover that it’s all rather fun.

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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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NiGHTs and the 12 games of Christmas

NiGHTs and the 12 games of Christmas
NiGHTS into DREAMS is out this week for XBLA and PSN. Yuji Naka's game is famous for having a Christmas mode, activated when you play during December.

Here are 12 games Hookshot Inc. would like to see follow suit.

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Death of a Noby Noby Boy

Death of a Noby Noby Boy
Noby Noby Boy, Keita Takahashi's social stretch experiment will be removed from the App Store next week after three years of play.

Hookshot Inc. takes a look at the game and what it represents.

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PlayStation mobile explained

PlayStation mobile explained
PlayStation Mobile launches today for Sony's Vita, mobile phones and tablets.

But what on earth is it and why should you care?

Hookshot Inc. takes a look.

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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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Tokyo Jungle and the circle of life

Tokyo Jungle and the circle of life
As we fall ever deeper in love with Crispy's animal warfare sim on PSN, Parkin takes a closer look at its peculiar rhythm of play and the way in which it updates a classic design for a contemporary audience.

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