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'Fish Out Of Water' is an insanely addictive game from the team behind 'Jetpack Joyride'

This week's new games

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Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII, PC, PS3 & Xbox 360Published by steering wheel maker, Mad Catz, Damage Inc comes with its own flight stick, which is wonderfully solid, has convenient brackets to grip your leg so you can pretend you're Maverick or Ice Man while slumped on the sofa and...
This week's new games

Asynchronous multiplayer puzzling in Zynga's Gems With Friends

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Gems With Friends is the sixth incarnation of the “With Friends” franchise, and another attempt by Zynga to emulate the worldwide phenomenon that was Words With Friends. Like its immediate predecessor Matching With Friends, Gems With Friends is an original asynchronous puzzle title rather than the non copyright-infringing adaptations of...
Asynchronous multiplayer puzzling in Zynga's Gems With Friends

Sumioni: Demon Arts - review

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(PS Vita, Xseed Games, cert: 12)Before play even begins, offbeat action platformer Sumioni makes an impact based on its striking art style alone. Inspired by Japanese sumi-e, or ink wash, the game presents a world of unique visuals steeped in rich mythology. It's not the first game to adopt the...
Sumioni: Demon Arts - review

Journey and the art of emotional game design

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Codemasters game design director Nick Harper on how a game can resemble a Hollywood movie and an Andy Murray tennis matchJourney is a phenomenal game. It represents one of those rare moments that makes us question everything about the medium. I want to try and look at it from both...
Journey and the art of emotional game design

Amazing Alex: Rovio tries to prove it's a hit factory

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And so it’s unleashed: Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, has launched Amazing Alex, its follow-up to the smash hit game. On Thursday it made its debut on iOS and Android, with PC, Mac and Windows Phone versions apparently on the way. To be honest, there’s not much to say...
Amazing Alex: Rovio tries to prove it's a hit factory
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