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Friday News Wrap-Up 4 January 2013

By , on January 4, 2013
Last modified 5 years, 3 months ago

This week's Wrap-Up may be small, but that's because we've got lots in store over the next week as we announce our Top 3 games for December 2012, and then dive right in to the one you've all been waiting for - our Top 10 for 2012. So lets not delay and jump in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 4th of January, 2013.

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iPhone5Mod EX Hybrid Controller - Suspiciously familiar

For many the transition to a touch-only based system is unfamiliar, all the more-so because it's often tied to motion-based controls too. Being out of your depth is never fun, so iPhone5Mod have developed a somewhat familiar control system to connect to your iOS device via Bluetooth 3.0. Whether you strap on a keyboard or a controller that apparently supports most titles, it looks like a good deal for those having a hard time adjusting.

Mew-Genics - Team Meat confirms an iOS release

While the details are sparse, Team Meat's cat-pageant and cat random-generator title Mew-Genics has been confirmed (via a recent blog post) to be headed to the App Store. Sadly we wish there was more to go on as details of being able to create cats of various physical and psychological traits doesn't really say much about the gameplay itself, but it's definitely one to keep an eye on.

Dragon Runner - I may have a bit of a nerd boner

Look, say what you will about 'endless' titles, but they're the perfect fodder for those moments when you're out and about and you want to kill some time without investing too much effort in the process. Dragon Runner is slated for early 2014, but I honestly can't wait as this gorgeously presented title manages to combine elements of Tiny Wings (via the controls) and platforming greats (such as Super Mario) to create something magical. Magfest is just around the corner, so hopefully we'll have more hands-on footage then.

Sadly that's all I can pack in to today's news, but we'll be back after the weekend with even more reviews, news and as already mentioned, Top List videos to satisfy your cravings. Have a great weekend!

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