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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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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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Walking Dead and the terror of choice

Walking Dead and the terror of choice
What is the most horrifying element of Telltale Games' zombie adventure Walking Dead? Is it the undead monsters? Is it the feral survivors? Or is it having to make decisions in a game world without moral guidance or culpability? Ah yes, that one.

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Jet Set Radio and the great gaming re-release robbery

Jet Set Radio and the great gaming re-release robbery
Video game re-releases leave a lot to be desired.

As Jet Set Radio is re-released today, Hookshot Inc. looks at some of the reasons why we undervalue our heritage, and some of the reasons why it's important we start to do so.

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Tokyo Jungle – review

Tokyo Jungle - review
Life's a constant struggle for survival when you're a small pet in a big hat on the streets of a post-apocalyptic city. But is there more to Sony Japan's offbeat game than shagging, killing and eating? More importantly, does there need to be?

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Ubisoft Digital Day – une conversation Parisienne

Ubisoft Digital Day – une conversation Parisienne
Last week, Christian and I attended the Ubisoft Digital Day in Paris, sampling several of the publisher's forthcoming mobile and downloadable titles. For some reason, we decided to present our findings as a dialogue. Blame Paris.

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The Hookshot bundle watch

The Hookshot bundle watch
This week's look at the indie bundles that will turn your hard-earned cash into armfuls of digital games* (*actual digital games do not fill arms)

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Under a Rainbow Moon

Under a Rainbow Moon

If you're a fan of strategic RPGs with neat isometric visuals and turn-based game mechanics that nod mechanically toward the era of Final Fantasy Tactics, then you're in for a treat today. Eastasiasoft is releasing its rather lovely Rainbow Moon onto PSN and we're all colours of excited.

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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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E3 2012: Moonlighters – Grandia meets the heist movie

E3 2012: Moonlighters – Grandia meets the heist movie

What happens when you combine the heist movie with the Japanese RPG and the plot to classic Steve Martin movie, the Three Amigos? You get this RPG-flavoured thieve-'em-up from students at USC's illustrious Interactive Media Division. If you've ever fancied guiding a group of washed-up '50s performers through a series of ill-advised robberies, this is very much your chance.

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Hey Civ! We played Canabalt for 10 years, too.

Hey Civ! We played Canabalt for 10 years, too.
You may have heard about this Redditor who played a single game of Civilisation for 10 years - hopefully finding time to get out for the odd root beer. It's fascinating stuff. After a decade of playing, the world's a "hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation." Uh-oh. Somebody unlocked New Jersey.

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