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GCHQ director launches Picross-style brain teaser

The director of the GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, has launched a Picross-style puzzle. In a post on the GCHQ’s website, the organisation says that completing this first puzzle will lead successful participants onto a series of increasingly difficult puzzle. MCV hasn’t the mental capacity to finish said puzzle, but the team …

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Indie dev claims iOS word games top spot in UK and US with Word Forward

A new word puzzle game made by lone Irish dev Shane McCafferty is currently topping the word game charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Word Forward, which is free-to-play and published by AppyNation, was released last Thursday as is currently ranked No.1 in its category in both the UK …

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Hit puzzler Threes arrives on Android

Having become one of the most discussed games this month on iOS, Threes has now arrived on Android. It works by seeing players combine 1 and 2 numbered cards into a single 3 card. These can then be combined together to form a 6 and the 6s to make a …

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Cerny: We didn’t want PS4 to be a puzzle that programmers had to solve

The ever-closer relationship between Sony and developers has been at the heart of the PS4’s design since the project’s early days in 2008. PS4’s lead designer Mark Cerny told Gamasutra that after canvassing devs in private, it quickly be came clear that his main priority was to build a machine …

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Free BioShock puzzle game offered to Infinite pre-orders

2K Games has revealed an exciting freebie for those who pre-order the upcoming BioShock Infinite. Called BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution sees players assume the role of a factory worker in the main game’s sky-city of Columbia who must tackle the title’s 50+ puzzles. As well as learning some extra details …

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VIDEO: Smart As announced for Vita

Sony has announced a new title for Vita that it no doubt hopes will do for Vita what 2006 DS outing Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training did for Nintendo’s machine. Called Smart As, it is described by XDev Europe’s assistant producer Nick Accordino as a social brain-training experience”. Smart As is …

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Crytek’s next game? A puzzle title for smartphones

Crytek, the Frankfurt headquartered triple-A studio famous for its work on PC and console, has revealed its first dedicated smartphone title. The new project, called Fibble Flick ‘n’ Roll, is a physics-based puzzle title that is due for a Spring 2012 release. Crytek has not yet announced a smartphone edition …

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Licensed 4U: ‘3DS needs our casual titles’

A line of fresh hidden object games can ignite the casual market on 3DS, says Licensed 4U. The publisher has nine titles heading to the handheld in the first half of next year. It follows comments made by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime that mainstream-friendly titles can boost demand …

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Catherine delayed to 2012

The UK release of Deep Silver’s Catherine has been pushed back to Q1 next year, MCV can reveal. The bizarre action puzzle adventure game for Xbox 360 and PS3 was previously scheduled to arrive in Europe later this year. It is already out in Japan and the US. In July, …

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Layton and the Spectre’s Call out November 25th

The latest Professor Layton DS puzzle adventure game will hit shelves in the UK and Europe in time for Christmas. Nintendo says Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call – the fourth full game in its series – will feature new puzzles that will challenge and delight both seasoned Layton fans …

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