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Hackycat Wants You to Kick Cats and Collect Cheezburgers–All In the Name of Fun!

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Love them or hate them, cats and the hoards of cat-related memes, games, and images spread all over the interwebs are here to stay. The newest is Hackycat, which wants you to save cats from exploding–because for some reason, they’ll get blown to bits if they hit the ground–by kicking them. It’s either a sore behind or, well, an impending explosion, so I’d definitely choose the former if I were a cat.

To make things more fun and challenging, the player can get some awesome power-ups and superkicks by collecting cheezburgers (without the ‘E’), because yeah, we all know the secret to a long and active life are these calorie-filled sandwiches. Hit the break for a trailer of the game.

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‘Doodle or Die’ is Kind Of Like ‘Draw Something’, Except You Play On a Browser Instead

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Remember Draw Something, that interactive doodling game by OMGPOP that quickly went viral upon its release? Its popularity died out almost just as fast as it rose (I bet Zynga felt like slapping themselves silly since they acquired the developer for hundreds of millions at its peak) when mobile gamers moved on to the next hot thing in gaming.

Doodle or Die follows the same premise, since players are expected to enter random phrases and create drawings based on the phrases that other people have turned it. The difference is that you can play with random people and keep drawing and drawing without having to wait for turns. That, and the fact that it’s the players who decide what to draw in the first place. In short, I guess you can think of it as chain-drawing game of sorts where you alternate between drawing stuff and describing stuff as you play.

It’s amazing what some people on the site have drawn so far. You can check out a couple of impressive drawings done by other players after the break.

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Halloween Gaming: Now You Can Play Tetris on a Pumpkin with Pumpktris

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Oh, the things people come up with in the name of fun. Tetris was probably the most overplayed game on my old NES Famicom, so to see it resurrected and playable on an actual pumpkin is, well, kind of awesome.

But this is no ordinary pumpkin. Dubbed by its makers as the ‘Pumpktris’, this pumpkin has been embedded with over 128 LEDS and a board on the inside, which is basically the ‘brains’ of the game. The pumpkin’s stem serves as the joystick which lets you control where you want your Tetris pieces to be positioned. It’s good fun and definitely adds a spooky theme to a classic game.

Too bad it’s game over for good care of Mother Nature in a couple of days (or weeks, tops.) Hit the break for a video of some Pumpktris being played.

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PETA vs. Pokemon: Gee, I Wonder Who’ll End Up Black and Blue

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I have nothing against PETA. In fact, I support them for taking such a strong and passionate stand against animal abuse. I know a lot of people disapprove of their shock-value tactics, but hey, they’re free to do whatever they feel works for them. But I think the line has to be drawn somewhere, and I think it has to be drawn here with their new campaign against Pokemon.

Apparently, PETA thinks the Pokemon are being held against their will in Unova and they insist that the time these fictional creatures stay locked in their pokebolls is ‘akin to how elephants are chained up in train carts.’ I don’t approve of circuses keeping animals in captivity just to make them perform, but somehow this Pokemon campaign makes me think that PETA is running out of ways to get their message across the right and sensible way. They’ve released a parody game called ‘Pokemon Black and Blue’ to spearhead their campaign, which you can check out and play after the break.

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AppQuiz Turns Your iPad Into a Portable Game Show

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The iPad’s size is perfect for multi-player gaming. In fact, there are a lot of games out there that should be played by more than one player, like the quiz game that you can play with the AppQuiz iPad accessory.

It looks like half an octopus (minus the head), but it’s actually four buzzers that players are supposed to whack or press to take their turn. It comes with a free, game show-type app that features thousands of questions and a virtual host named Chuck Boldhart to keep things fun and entertaining. The AppQuiz dock itself is also compatible with the iPhone, but that would mean that all four players would have to squeeze a bit tighter together so they can see what’s being displayed on the screen.

Hit the jump to check out a video of the AppQuiz in action, along with links on where you can get it.

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Mini Golf Tees Off on iPhone

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By Shane McGlaun

Mini Golf is one of those games that can be intensely frustrating for many reasons. For me I get frustrated when my ball won’t go around those damned loops and when my son beats me. It’s not fun to see a 7-year-old gloat over a hole in one while I try to fish my ball out of a water trap.

Digital Chocolate has announced a new iPhone game called Mini Golf 99 Holes Theme Park that is available on the App store now for $5.99. The game offers 99 different holes and four different courses to choose from.

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New Fast & Furious Game Comes to iPhone

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By Shane McGlaun

The first Fast & Furious movie was really cool and I liked it a lot. The second and third films in the franchise were not nearly as cool and enjoyable to me. Friday marked the release of the fourth film in the franchise with the original actors, and from what I hear it is a pretty good movie.

As typically happens today, a new video game launched alongside the movie for the iPhone. The new Fast & Furious game is the sixth game in the franchise to come to the iPhone and iPod touch. The game is available now on the iTunes store for $5.99.

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Mind Games That Won’t Require Years Of Therapy Afterwards

By Jonathan Kimak

If you’re in Chicago over the next few weeks you may want to check out Wired NextFest going on now until October 12. While there you should check out the game Brainball.

Brainball is played by you and an opponent sitting at the gaming table that vaguely resembles the table version of shuffleboard. You place a band around your head with metal contacts that will monitor your brainwaves. The headband allows you and your opponent to move a little ball using nothing, literally. The headband checks your alpha and theta brainwaves and moves the ball based on how low they are, the less active they are the faster the ball moves.

Lowered brain activity occurs when you are relaxed and not thinking too hard. So the best way to win the game is to not think about it or anything else.

[ ars technica ] VIA [ Crunch Gear ]