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Cut the Rope for Android

In anticipation for the launch of World of Goo for Android (2 more days!!!), I discovered another little clever little title called Cut the Rope.

Can gifts be purchased for Android, similar to the way Steam handles it? Me thinks this is inevitable, but they should hurry up!!

Two Recent Turn-Based Strategy Releases

Despite the great time I have had playing Blipzkrieg, I’ve also invested some time (and $7) on another game.

Frozen Synapse was half-off on Steam this past weekend and I’ve been playing it quite a bit… in between renders. I am certainly digging it, as it feels like a combination of Rainbow Six’s planning stages, X-COM and Jagged Alliance. Games can be completed fairly quickly, unlike most turn-based strategy games, which is a big plus for casual gamers.

It’s also worth mentioning that they’ve demoed some Jagged Alliance Online footage on Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Great game and I remember running into one of the developers while snowboarding in Vancouver

Cottage of Doom

“Cottage of Doom” remains as one of my favorite zombie games. It’s only game where I’ve seen the concept of barricading yourself from zombies done well.

Plus, it was created by a single developer and all the source code is open and free. You can download this tiny game here.

It might not fit with the format of this blog, but a single developer that wins awards for a game that he’s also released the source code for, deserves some recognition. Also, I hope this acts as a ping for him to continue work on Dead Rock, a graphically updated version of Cottage of Doom. He has taken a long break from Dead Rock in order to complete work on Eufloria (which is current in development for the iPad), which also looks slick.

Google & Pacman

Did you notice that you could actually play some Pacman on Google’s start page? Very slick usage of Java script… and multiplayer too!

The Escapist on Fallout 3

I received Fallout 3 free with my PS3 console deal…   the “Collectors Edition” that is.

I’ve put just under 10 hours into the game and although the new turn-based like targeting system (aka “VAT) is pretty satisfying, the game is pretty repetitive. Glad I took the time to play it as now I’m more sure than ever that I want to avoid most first person RPGs.

You like the open world RPGs?  Then you’ll probably like this game.  However, if life demands your attention, don’t pick this one up or:

1) You won’t get anything done.  You’ll constantly be late for work.  You’re wife will leave you (though this is more tolerable to spouses than “WoW”).

2) You’ll snap out of a trance, 10 hours in, and think, “Where am I? It’s 2am?” and set out to burn the drug-like media before it tempts you into more game time.

Checkout what the Escapist has to say.

Thief?    Hmm…   yeah, I still haven’t played that one.

Audiosurf

A new way to enjoy your vast collection of MP3 music. The game will let you select an mp3 and then it will proceed to analyze the track and create you an F-Zero style track to bounce around on as you collect and match blocks that appear in time with the music.

Musical innovative goodness, and at $9.95 for a full version of the game, how can you go wrong?

Download the demo or watch the YouTube clip w/ Mr. Blue Sky.

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