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Earth Defense Force 2025 (PS3, 360)

EDF_BOXGiant bugs are invading Earth and it’s up to you to stop them! Earth Defense Force 2025 is the latest in the series of video game third person sci-fi giant bug shooters (reviewed on PS3 here). Pick a class of defenders like the Ranger or Wing Diver and venture into a slew of single player missions, or work together with up to four others online to complete objectives.

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Polar Bowler (iPad)

POLAR_BOXGet ready for crazy artic bowling with PB the polar bear and his butler friend J the penguin (get it, PB & J?). Polar Bowler, downloadable on Android and iOS devices (reviewed on iPad here), takes the knock down the pins approach of bowling and ices it over with lots of obstacles and courses to navigate. This isn’t your standard straight lane, ten frame bowling game here!

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TriBlaster (iPad)

TRI_BOXGet ready to get your retro on! TriBlaster is a downloadable game for iOS and Android (reviewed on iPad here), that bears a striking resemblance to Atari’s arcade classic Tempest. How does it work on a tablet device more than 30 years later? Read on to find out.

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Cut the Rope: Triple Treat (3DS)

ROPE_BOXCut the Rope is a popular casual game most prominent on tablets with touch screens, and has spawned sequels and spin-offs as well as toys, key chains, and other products. It’s almost as famous as Angry Birds. And now you can play Cut the Rope on your 3DS featuring three titles: the original, Cut the Rope: Experiments, and Cut the Rope: Time Travel. It’s three games in one!

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Globlins (iPad)

GLOB_BOXGloblins is a blob popping puzzle game available to download for iOS and Google Play. Why are you popping one-eyed, little smiling boogers? Who knows? It’s just fun. In each level, Globlins are arranged in a field and when you tap on them with your finger, they’ll either grow or pop, depending on how big they are. Pop them all to complete the level, but it’s not that easy.

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Reader Review: Escape Goat 2 (PC)

GOAT2_BOXWith a game title like Escape Goat, you know they’d make a sequel. So you’ve gotta read my friend Leroy’s review of the second installment of this PC indie hit.

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Yumi’s Odd Odyssey (3DS)

YUMI_BOXNatsume is mostly known for their Harvest Moon faming simulations, but they’ve published quite a few fishing games, too. Such as the Reel Fishing titles and the unique River King fishing RPG series. Their newest game, Yumi’s Odd Odyssey, available for download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, is a fishing…2-D platformer?!? Yup, that’s right. Actually, Yumi’s Odd Odyssey is not that new of a game. It originated way back on the 16-bit Super Famicom in Japan, and has received a few updates since then and has gained a bit of notoriety among the import-savvy crowd. But this is the first time it’s been officially brought to the US.

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Penombre (iPad)

PENO_BOXYet another continuously running 2-D platformer is making its way toward iOS and Android devices (reviewed on iPad here). In this one, help a witch avoid obstacles and baddies while collecting souls in this spooky-themed challenge.

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Reader Review: The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville (PC)

POWERPUFF_BOXSugar, spice, and everything nice. Mix in a little Chemical X and you’ve got the recipe for a hit cartoon show that was super popular on Cartoon Network for quite a while. Even though it’s not on anymore, you can still catch episodes of The Powerpuff Girls on the Boomerang cable channel. And they recently had a TV special a few weeks ago, too. And they’re still going strong with a new PC game that my friend Leroy reviewed here. Check it out!

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Official Strategy Guide (Book)

FFCOVERSquare Enix has recently re-released their PS2 classic Final Fantasy X and its sequel and added HD visuals on the PS3. And if you’re new to the series or are a bit rusty since your last play and need a little help, BradyGames has you covered with the official strategy guide for this collection!

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