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Icycle On Thin Ice – Review

Dennis is having a bit of a bad day. The world has been frozen over, he’s all alone, he has nothing but a creaky bicycle to make his way through the frozen hellscape and, on top of all that, some … Continue reading

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Sorcery! – Review

Grey-bearded old gamers love to spin tales of the glorious days back when playing a game meant running text adventures on a university mainframe.  Good times indeed, grandpa, but there’s a slightly less-grizzled generation of gamers who are too young … Continue reading

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Badland – Review

Badland might be crammed into the category of an “Autorunner”, the genre of gaming where characters zoom along the screen and players just need to hit a jump button at the right moment.  But the character in Badland doesn’t actually … Continue reading

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The Golden Arrow – Review

Some game genres are so refined that there is little call for innovation.  JRPG’s, online FPS, Visual novels have swarms of near identical games that keep their fans happy.  Autorunners are a new breed of such game that rose up … Continue reading

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Episode 2 – The Wise Monkey

Last year a new franchise entered the adventure game arena.  Cognition combines a gritty police drama with the supernatural by putting players in control of a psychic detective named Erica Reed.  Erica’s first outing in Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman … Continue reading

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The XAPPR: Smartphone Shooting

For all of the potential that the iPhone has as gaming platform, it is hamstrung by the lack of buttons.  Early shooter games for iOS used virtual thumbsticks to try to simulate the layout of a console gamepad.  This rarely … Continue reading

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Night Whisper Lane – Review

Night Whisper Lane is an indie game in every sense of the word.  It is short, simplistic and the work of a small-yet-ambitious development team that’s clearly running on limited funding.  It’s a point ‘n’ click survival horror game for … Continue reading

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Bladeslinger Episode 1 – Review

All of the major gaming franchises get an iPhone adaptation and Devil May Cry 4 was no exception.  While it got good reviews, it was still plagued by the same issue that face many games for iOS.  Namely that it’s … Continue reading

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The Simpsons Tapped Out – Review

The Simpsons Tapped Out debuted earlier this year in a disastrous bug-ridden launch that resulted in it being pulled from the App Store.  It returned recently in a more stable format, and added a new batch of Halloween content too.  We … Continue reading

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Drift Mania Championship 2 – Review

Racing games are generally about getting across the finish line as quickly as possible.  With the Drift Mania series, it’s more about style than speed.  “Drifting” is when a driver deliberately loses traction in the rear wheels and slides around corners in … Continue reading

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