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

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?

Wii U Supports NFC, Nintendo Network Coming Too

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The uptake of NFC tech is about to get a big boost, with Nintendo saying it's sticking NFC chips into the Wii U controller. And for your longer-range communication needs, Nintendo's latest attempt at doing the internet will also be incorporated into the new machine.

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.

Nintendo's Wii U Launching Here in Time For Christmas

By Gary Cutlack on at

Shortly after announcing some terrible financial data including a predicted full-year loss of around £370m thanks to aggressive hardware price-cuts, Nintendo's president revealed a launch date for its Wii U console. The crazy tablet hybrid will arrive in the US, Europe, Australia and Japan in time for 2012's Christmas consumer bonanza. That'll fix everything. [Reuters]

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.