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Infinity Blade is free for a week

Equip a Valentine's Day helm for the romantic badass in all of us.

Chair's modern day Punch-Out!!-with-swords iOS hit Infinity Blade is free from now until 21st February in honour of Valentine's Day... or being selected as Apple's "App of the Week." Something like that.

Infinity Blade 2 announced

Infinity Blade 2 announced

Sequel to Epic's iOS hit in December.

Infinity Blade 2 has just been debuted live on stage at Apple's Fall conference by Epic's Mike Capps.

Due on the App Store from 1st December, the sequel to last year's Chair-developed sword sim features all new locations, new fighting styles, new rewards and "deep" RPG elements.

There are also new online features promised, such as Clash Mob, where you'll team up with other gamers in "massively social" challenges to unlock rare weapons and items.

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Saturday Soapbox: Faster, Pussycat?

In praise of not waiting for things.

Never before have so many had to wait for so little. We don't have to wait for telegrams or letters any more. We don't have to wait for tomorrow's newspaper - we just have to check our answerphone messages. A handful of nimble companies have even ensured that we don't have to wait for somebody to come back from a trip to Blockbuster or Borders (too soon?) if we want to watch terrible films and read wretched books.

Epic: "we will never be a publisher"

Will make games "for the foreseeable".

Epic Games, creator of the Gears of War series and the Unreal Engine, will never become a publisher, despite some believing it is the next natural step for the company.

Huge Infinity Blade update this week

Huge Infinity Blade update this week

Multiplayer, new modes, more items.

A family-sized portion of new content is on its way to iOS slice 'em up Infinity Blade later this week, developer Chair Entertainment has revealed.

From this Thursday, you'll get access to Infinity Blade: Arena – the game's new online multiplayer mode that sees you slicing up your chums as either a Titan or Knight.

On top of that, there's Survivor Mode in which you'll see how long you can survive against an endless legion of Titans.

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Chair: iPad 2 is "a game-changer"

"Butter-smooth" Infinity Blade update detailed.

The iPad 2, which launches in the US today, is "a game-changer", according to Infinity Blade developer Chair Entertainment.

iPad 2, iPhone 5 have multi-core power?

Rumoured specs show serious grunt.

Reports abound that the next generation of iPhone and iPad hardware will run (nay, sprint) on multi-core processors and feature screen resolutions higher than many desktop monitors.

Infinity Blade

Infinity Blade

Unreal.

007 373 5963. That's the code, passed around schoolyards like Chinese whispers, to catapult you to Punch-Out!!'s final bout. You'll whizz past Piston Honda, skip Don Flamenco and bypass the rest of the NES game's vaguely racist stereotypes to find yourself staring up at the pre-tattooed mug of Mike Tyson.

Ding ding. He unleashes a whirlwind of blows and a barrage of fists, laying into your tiny brain-box with a toothless half-grin. You can't dodge any of his punches, you can't land a single blow and in a matter of seconds the bell has rung. Mac's out for the count, Tyson is flexing his pixellated muscles and you're reaching for the reset button.

You know you can beat this guy. One day. Just not today. You need to play from the beginning, learn the ropes, forget passwords and become a real boxer.

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Epic confirms Infinity Blade date

Epic confirms Infinity Blade date

It'll take a slice out of your wallet.

Infinity Blade, Epic's Unreal Engine-powered iOS debut, will hit the App Store on 9th December.

The third person slash 'em up, developed by Shadow Complex studio Chair Entertainment, will set US gamers back a relatively hefty $5.99. We're chasing Epic now for a UK price point.

You'll need an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iTouch 3 or iTouch 4 to play.

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