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New Super Economic Downturn Bros. 2

Playing New Super Mario Bros. 2 over the last week, a few things struck me. Is Nintendo, a once mighty company brought to its knees in the last year by the 3DS omnishambles, making some kind of sick joke at its own expense? Has it created a game-length meditation on the financial bubble and its aftermath? Or is it just a gaming dinosaur recycling old tricks in a desperate attempt to recapture past glories?

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I Have Played: LogiGun

If I ever have the pleasure of meeting Alfred Lam, the creator of the physics-based puzzle platformer LogiGun, I’ll happily buy him any beverage of his choosing. I will, however, place said libation out of reach, obtainable only after traversing a series of deceptively tricky gauntlets. If LogiGun is an accurate indicator of his personality, Alfred Lam wouldn’t mind this. If LogiGun reflects any glimmer of his character then Alfred Lam realises victory tastes all the more delicious when you’ve strived for it.
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Thomas Was Alone: First Thoughts

Who knew that quadrilaterals of various colours could be so emotionally engaging? Continue reading …