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Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World for iPhone and iPad – Interstellar Point & Click with Brian Blessed

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Would you like to see Brian Blessed in a point and click adventure game? How about the next best thing; a Brian Blessed analogue with red hair? Well folks, it just so happens that you're in luck. Kaptain Brawe has all the bombastic grandeur of the thespian man-mountain, and he has the same habit of SPEAKING IN ALL CAPS for EXTRA DRAMATIC EFFECT. Joy!

Paper Monsters for iPhone and iPad: Hero Made of Cardboard Avoids Fate Worse than Origami

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They might tell you something different at the job centre, but origami is an incredibly valuable skill. Making an accordion out of a P45 is a great way to stick it to the man. And bank managers love it when you fold a five pound note into a shirt, right before their very eyes. Consequently, we approached Paper Monsters with trepidation. Surely this platform adventure wouldn't dare cast aspersions against our favourite pastime? Would it?

Triple Town for Android and iOS: Bad News Bears take the Match Three Puzzler Crown

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Sweeping generalisation alert. The pecking order in video games goes something like this – PC gamers look down on console gamers; console gamers look down on app gamers; and app gamers look down on social media gamers. One play of Triple Town however, an iOS and Android port of the Facebook phenomenon, and all notions of sneering superiority are quickly dispelled. It's just a great game, regardless of the platform it originated on.

C'mon Hollywood – Just Nominate Andy Serkis for an Oscar, Already

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The Oscar Nominations were announced today, and Andy Serkis was left off the list. The actor was highly praised for his motion-capture performance as Caesar the chimp in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and there was a strong campaign to get him recognised in this year's award ceremony, but ultimately it all came to naught. We can't say it's any surprise.

JAZZ: Trump's Journey for iPhone and iPad – A Stylish Romp through the Golden Age of Jazz

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We've always believed in the potential of video games. As a medium, there's no limit to the kinds of stories it can tell or the emotions it can explore. That said, it's still a surprise to play something like JAZZ: Trump's Journey. On the one hand it's just a platform adventure. On the other, it's a loose retelling of the early life of Louis Armstrong, the great jazz musician, Hollywood star, and sometime civil rights activist. And it's utterly amazing.