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Tie-in Tuesday: Scarface

Tie-in Tuesday: Scarface
When I think about Scarface, it’s usually the horrific chainsaw scene. Maybe Al Pacino’s little friend. Or, ultimately, it being something of a moral discourse on criminality, power-games and over-expansion spiralling into chaos.

Now, however, I also think about tapping on a little man to threaten him – but not before I’ve been asked to buy the correct bandana and I’ve upgraded my sandwich shop!

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I am Reacher: Tie-in Tuesday

I am Reacher: Tie-in Tuesday
A quick tap on the App store. The sharp taste of burnt coffee in his mouth. A hesitant wait. Reacher looked up, and saw a woman sheltering from the downpour at the bus stop admiring his iPhone 4S. A brunette, late thirties – hiding her curves in the folds of a long raincoat. ‘FBI’, thought Reacher, looking back at his download. It had completed.

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Tie-in Tuesday: Mass Effect – Infiltrator

Tie-in Tuesday: Mass Effect – Infiltrator
It’s not every day that you can sit on a train shooting aliens in the head, and feel that you’re genuinely helping to save the Universe. Mass Effect 3’s Galaxy at War system, however, does exactly that. I haven’t even booted up my copy of ME3 yet, but I know that in some way the Intel I rummage out of Cerberus’ drawers in Infiltrator will help the war effort.

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Tie-in Tuesday: Inspector Gadget’s MAD Dash

Tie-in Tuesday: Inspector Gadget's MAD Dash
Today's Tie-in Tuesday was due to a short treatise on The Simpsons: Tapped Out but, seeing as its popularity has caused EA servers to meltdown and the offending article to be removed from the App Store, instead we're going with a franchise with a similar amount of clout. That's right kids: Inspector Gadget.

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Tie-in Tuesday: Fight Night Champion

Tie-in Tuesday: Fight Night Champion
★★★☆☆

I am the crowned king of the button-mashers. I am celebrated through the towns and villages of this land by the everyday folk who can never remember how to unleash a dragon punch. My vanquished foes, meanwhile, throw down their pads in frustration and vow never to fight me again. My pudgy fingers spell doom for the enjoyment of anyone who knows how to do a ‘combo’.

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Tie-in Tuesday: Call of Duty Black Ops – Zombies

Tie-in Tuesday: Call of Duty Black Ops - Zombies
As Hookshot Inc's Mister Mainstream it was only a matter of time (eight days) before I tagged an article with the fabled letters C, O and D. It occupies most of my time when the wife's in bed and/or not speaking to me, so why not inflict the love on our newfound Hookshot audience? Why not, indeed.

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Tie-in Tuesday: Woody Woodpecker (iOS)

Tie-in Tuesday: Woody Woodpecker (iOS)
Every first weekday beginning in T, Hookshot Inc brings you the horrors (and occasional joys) of the mobile games released to orbit around entertainment brands like money-hungry satellites.

This time we've chosen, erm, Woody Woodpecker.

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Tie-in Tuesday: Assassin’s Creed – Altair’s Chronicles

Tie-in Tuesday: Assassin’s Creed – Altair’s Chronicles

★★★☆☆

It’s an oldie – but fans of scampering over rooftops have recently been delighted by its tumbling price. When you consider that this 69p of templar bashing once sold for the best part of £30 on the Nintendo DS – well it’s no wonder that the console giants are having trouble convincing punters to part ways with their cash in the face of the cheap iOS gaming glut.

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Tie-in Tuesday: The Simpsons Arcade (iOS)

Tie-in Tuesday: The Simpsons Arcade (iOS)

★★★☆☆

Welcome to the first inaugural Tie-in Tuesday! The people of the future will celebrate this moment, singing songs glorifying its name, but for now we’ll have to make do with our first weekly judgement on a downloadable game that’s orbiting a pre-existing mega-franchise like a cash-hungry satellite. This week: The Simpsons!

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