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One touch game ‘Woodland Run’ now as Gaeilge .

Bob at Dublin-based Big Bad Studios, writes:

We’ve just released the Irish language version of Woodland Run; our free iOS and Android game.

In Trivia Mode you’ll find age old questions like “Is Bosco a boy or a girl?”. You can play in English or Irish.

It’s a “one touch” game, all you need is one thumb to play. Perfect for a packed Luas or bus commute.

TROID!

iOS Version here

Android version here

Woodland Run now in Irish (BigBadStudios)

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Call of Duty has been among the biggest-selling videogame franchises in history, racking up massive sales hits annually for the last decade.

Allowing bloodthirsty teenagers casual gamers to live out their basest gunplay fantasies  in a socially acceptable fashion compete online, while trash-talking endlessly over a headset being socially engaged, it seemed as though publishers Activision had found a licence to print money.

So, how about this year’s installment, then?

Infinite Warfare, just released on PC and home consoles, starring Kit Harrington, Conor McGregor and Lewis Hamilton,In space!

Tom Philips of Eurogamer writes…

Launch sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare were down 48.5 per cent compared to last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Both Infinite Warfare and Blops 3 launched on a similar Friday in November. Both games had a huge marketing push. But, for a number of reasons, Infinite Warfare sold only half as well.

Even accounting for the loss of last-gen platforms, Infinite Warfare’s sales were still down by 43.6 per cent, UK numbers company Chart-Track noted.

Well, surely it’s doing well on Steam, via PC, the natural home of first-person shooters…

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Oh.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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In  the late ’90s, when the SNES ruled the world and Bill and Hillary lived at the White House, Japanese publishing house Kaneko commissioned a side-scroller for the US market, based on the exploits of Socks – the First Cat incumbent.

Taking potshots at political figures across the spectrum, Socks the Cat Rocks The Hill was well received but short-lived. Just before the game’s release, Kaneko closed its US operation, leaving developers in the lurch and the game relegated to YouTube clips and forum discussions.

Now, with Hillary destined for the White House and Clintonesque in-jokes more relevant than ever, the developers have apparently regained the rights.

Currently past the $15,000 mark on Kickstarter, the idea is to finish and reissue the game for modern systems. The funding deadline closes on November 8th.

FIGHT!

Will We Finally Get To Play Socks The Cat (Retro Gamer)

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This year’s Football Manager game (TAFKA Championship Manager, lapsed fans) will simulate Brexit in the transfer market.

Providing players with three perspective scenarios as time rolls on, the in-game economy will either have a soft Brexit, with free movement of players and staff around the EU; an exemption made for sportspeople similar to entertainers; or a hard Brexit that restricts movement of players and staff.

Says creator Miles Jacobson:

“We usually try and keep politics out of the game because nobody wants it rammed down their throat.

“But we were left with an interesting situation this year when the people of Britain voted to leave the EU and it wouldn’t have felt right to leave that out. It’s something we had to reflect in the game.

“So we sat down with the research guys and started to plan how we might put it in.”

Brexit is simulated in Football Manager 2017, and it’s going to make the game harder than ever