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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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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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Strike Suit Zero – space is back!

Strike Suit Zero – space is back!
Behold, a 3D space combat simulator that recalls those heady days of Wing Commander and Colony Wars - just with super detailed HD visuals and a touch of Anime-style mech action. And, by Saturn's rings, is it beautiful.

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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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Minecraft exclusive: Xbox to separate from PC version after next update?

Minecraft exclusive: Xbox to separate from PC version after next update?
What's coming next after Minecraft update 1.8.2? Will Xbox owners ever see mods? And will the console get exclusive new features? We get an intriguing glimpse of the future courtesy of Paddy Burns at 4J Studios...

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Minecraft Xbox exclusive interview: 4J Studios on the 1.8.2 update!

Minecraft Xbox exclusive interview: 4J Studios on the 1.8.2 update!
We're just weeks away from the latest Minecraft Xbox update, with a host of fresh features. But what exactly can we expect? We asked Paddy Burns of developer 4J Studios about the Creative Mode, SuperFlat Terrains and new tutorial mode features – and he answered!

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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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Super TIME Force – ingenious game mechanic, funny trailer

Super TIME Force – ingenious game mechanic, funny trailer
Just a quick 'heads up' as they say in gaming parlance, about the new trailer for Super TIME Force, which is funny and reminds us what a great game mechanic this thing has got on it.

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Get ready for Dust: An Elysian Tail

Get ready for Dust: An Elysian Tail
Dust: An Elysian Tail hits XBLA this Wednesday, apparently. It has a slightly odd name that hopefully won't hold it back, and it also has a glorious cartoon art style, tons of 2D violence, and, well, an awful lot of animal cameos.

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How to fix Xbox Live Arcade

How to fix Xbox Live Arcade
Xbox Live Arcade offers one of the richest and most diverse game services today.

But the recent Xbox dashboard update has rendered the service impenetrable.

Hookshot Inc. unpicks this tragedy and looks at how Microsoft might refit the store for a brighter future.

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