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John Pennycook
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This looks like it would have been very, very good. :(

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So Hearthstone is just a clever ploy to get me to play World of Warcraft... Well played, Blizzard. Well played.
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I didn't think I'd ever say this, but the new Myspace looks really cool.

I could actually see myself getting an account, to follow bands and that.

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Only just seen this, courtesy of +Louise Meigh . Actually crying with laughter.

"The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic."

Brilliant.

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I've never seen a man so happy to be playing the drums. Courtesy of +Steven Wright .

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I've been looking for a good Tasks app since I first got Android, and have always found them to be pretty confusing (or rubbish). This one is great -- it syncs with Google Tasks; has a clean and simple interface; and is such nicer to use on my Nexus than the web interface.

It's so good I even paid £1 to upgrade to the ad-free version.

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Just completed Spider-man: Edge of Time.

Whoever it is over at Beenox that's in charge of this franchise is clearly a Spider-fan; the dialogue and voice cast are spot-on, the story is interesting (and original) and the game features the coolest alternative Spider-man ever -- Spider-man 2099.

Unfortunately, and it pains me to say it, Edge of Time just isn't a very good game.  It would have been perfect as a film, or as a graphic novel, but it just doesn't work in this medium.

The main reason for this is that the whole thing (which I'd place at somewhere around 10 - 15 hours) takes place in a single building, fighting the same enemies, solving the same kinds of puzzles and never really getting to web-swing anywhere interesting.

The fact that the key story point -- that the two Spider-men must co-operate to stop a supervillain from messing around with the timeline -- is barely used as a game mechanic is also frustrating, since there's so much potential.  It's sole use is to spice-up otherwise boring boss fights ("Spider-man!  Destroy the robot in the past so I don't have to fight it in the future!"), to introduce fetch quests ("Spider-man! I need some DNA in the future!") and to place barriers in your path ("Spider-man!  This door suddenly turned into a wall!").

...but it was only £10.  If you're a die-hard fan of Spider-man, I'd recommend this for the story alone -- but if you're looking for something fun, then this is not the game for you.
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Remember Nick's website idea from The Apprentice this year?  You know the one -- it turns recipes into online grocery shopping baskets, and lists of ingredients into recipes.

Well, he found funding elsewhere (yay) and you can sign up for an invite at www.whisk.co.uk.  Definitely interested in this one, as +Louise Meigh keeps pestering me to write an app for her that does this...

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Absolutely amazing. #b3ta  
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