TIME - Top Stories
21 hours
Nothing in the house looked abnormal, there was just too much of it, like a smile with too many teeth, says Edith at one point, her wry or wistful observations paralleled by subtitles that materialize over attendant objects before dissolving or playfully shuffling offstage. As in other storytelling experiments, like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture or Virginia , making progress here isn't about decoding messages or thwacking bad guys. Instead, you wander at leisure through solemn spaces designed to offer as much or as little information as you're willing to gather through patient observation. Locks and peepholes beckon. The artifacts of unfinished lives wait inches behind doors in some cases bolted half a century ago. It's like being the single autonomous presence in a melancholy museum, witness to the bric-a-brac of the dead, each inanimate tableau charged with meaning.
Techradar
3 months
All you can do to avoid pointy teeth of doom is prod the screen to change direction. Naturally, the game's pace means you'll just as often instead tap the screen, and emit a yelp as you watch your little duck head in precisely the wrong direction and become a tasty snack just like dozens before it. Golf is dull it's pretty much people hitting a ball with a stick. But imagine if golf was played in massive castles. Or on the moon. Or inside a giant ice palace. And everyone wore strange hats that gave them magical powers. Well, wonder no more, because that's Super Stickman Golf 2 in a nutshell, and it's a blast whether you're playing solo, against a friend in asynchronous two-player battles, or thwacking at breakneck pace in the online race mode. The best puzzle game on mobile, Threes! has you slide cards about a grid, merging pairs to create ever higher numbers.
Techradar
3 months
Despite overly familiar chunky visuals (Crossy Road has a lot to answer for), this fast-paced, breezy game is a lot of fun, with you dragging left and right to avoid blundering into rocks, and lifting your finger to soar into the air, aiming to catch another rampaging beast. Much like previous entries in the series, Super Stickman Golf 3 finds a tiny golfer dumped in fantastical surroundings. So rather than thwacking a ball about carefully tended fairways and greens, there are castles full of teleporters and a moon base bereft of gravity. The Ryder Cup, this is not. New to the series is a spin mechanic, for flipping impossible shots off of ceilings and nudging fluffed efforts holewards on the greens. You also get turn-by-turn battles against Game Centre chums and a frenetic multiplayer race mode. The spendthrift release is limited, though, restricting how many two-player battles you have on the go, locking away downloadable courses beyond the 20 initially built-in, and peppering the game with ads.
Techradar
6 months
Despite overly familiar chunky visuals (Crossy Road has a lot to answer for), this fast-paced, breezy game is a lot of fun, with you dragging left and right to avoid blundering into rocks, and lifting your finger to soar into the air, aiming to catch another rampaging beast. Much like previous entries in the series, Super Stickman Golf 3 finds a tiny golfer dumped in fantastical surroundings. So rather than thwacking a ball about carefully tended fairways and greens, there are castles full of teleporters and a moon base bereft of gravity. The Ryder Cup, this is not. New to the series is a spin mechanic, for flipping impossible shots off of ceilings and nudging fluffed efforts holewards on the greens. You also get turn-by-turn battles against Game Centre chums and a frenetic multiplayer race mode. The spendthrift release is limited, though, restricting how many two-player battles you have on the go, locking away downloadable courses beyond the 20 initially built-in, and peppering the game with ads.
Techradar
6 months
All you can do to avoid pointy teeth of doom is prod the screen to change direction. Naturally, the game's pace means you'll just as often instead tap the screen, and emit a yelp as you watch your little duck head in precisely the wrong direction and become a tasty snack just like dozens before it. Golf is dull it's pretty much people hitting a ball with a stick. But imagine if golf was played in massive castles. Or on the moon. Or inside a giant ice palace. And everyone wore strange hats that gave them magical powers. Well, wonder no more, because that's Super Stickman Golf 2 in a nutshell, and it's a blast whether you're playing solo, against a friend in asynchronous two-player battles, or thwacking at breakneck pace in the online race mode. The best puzzle game on mobile, Threes! has you slide cards about a grid, merging pairs to create ever higher numbers.
Techradar
6 months
The in-game currency's also very generous, so if you like the game reward the dev by grabbing some IAP. In the old days, invaders from space were strange, remaining in a holding pattern and slowly descending, enabling you to shoot them. By the time of Galaxian , the aliens realised they could swoop down and get you, and Galaga 30th Collection is the game you get here, with minor updates that improve its graphics and pace, albeit for a weighty 140+ MB footprint on your device. Galaga fanatics can unlock other remakes in the series via IAP. It's a little-known fact that baseball mostly involves trying to hit colourful birds flying overhead and bananas lobbed in your direction by a mischievous fan. But X-Baseball provides a perfect, accurate one-thumb iOS recreation of America's favourite banana-thwacking pastime. (What?) Rogue Runner is another one of those endless games, where you leap over gaps and shoot things until you fall down a chasm and ponder why your in-game avatar doesn't learn to stop once in a while.
Techradar
6 months
Armed with a lasso, you foolishly venture into a stampede and leap from animal to animal, attempting to win their hearts by virtue of not being flung to the ground. You then whisk beaten animals away to a zoo in a massive sky-based craft - the kind of place where you imagine the Avengers might hang out if they gave up crime-fighting and decided to start jailing animals rather than villains. Despite overly familiar chunky visuals (Crossy Road has a lot to answer for), this fast-paced, breezy game is a lot of fun, with you dragging left and right to avoid blundering into rocks, and lifting your finger to soar into the air, aiming to catch another rampaging beast. Much like previous entries in the series, Super Stickman Golf 3 finds a tiny golfer dumped in fantastical surroundings. So rather than thwacking a ball about carefully tended fairways and greens, there are castles full of teleporters and a moon base bereft of gravity.
BBC One Northern Ireland
8 months
From all of us on the BBC Newsline team, good afternoon. CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING CHEERING 30 years. We've come a long way, that's for sure. Something's not right, Charlie. What the hell is going on? Mayday! Mayday! You'd better get out my way, old man.
BBC One London
8 months
That's all from the lunchtime team. Louisa Preston will be here later at 6:30pm. Until then, there's plenty more on our website. For now though, enjoy your afternoon. Goodbye. THWACKING BOUNCING CHEERING 30 years.
BBC One South West
8 months
30pm, but from the lunchtime news, have a very good afternoon. THWACKING BOUNCING CHEERING 30 years. We've come a long way, that's for sure. Something's not right, Charlie. What the hell is going on? Mayday! Mayday! You'd better get out my way, old man.
BBC One West Midlands
8 months
CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING CHEERING Something's not right, Charlie. What the hell is going on? Mayday! Mayday! You'd better get out my way, old man. You're going to have to go through me. I've got to go now, Mummy. I love you. A feature-length event... The dark forces will destroy everything.
BBC One South East
8 months
Grim indeed, thank you very much. That's it from us. We're tonight at 6:30pm. Join us if you. Goodbye. THWACKING BOUNCING CHEERING 30 years. We've come a long way, that's for sure. Something's not right, Charlie.
BBC One East
8 months
We are back at 630 CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING CHEERING 30 years. We've come a long way, that's for sure. Something's not right, Charlie. What the hell is going on? Mayday! Mayday! You'd better get out my way, old man.
BBC One South
8 months
Have a good afternoon. That's it for now - but do join Sally and the team for this evening's South Today at 6:30pm here on BBC One. THWACKING BOUNCING CHEERING 30 years.
BBC One West
8 months
Why not join us again then? We would love to not join us again then? We would love to have you along. In the meantime, enjoy your Friday afternoon. Bye-bye for now. THWACKING BOUNCING CHEERING 30 years.
BBC One Northern Ireland
8 months
Will they help, or will they hinder? That's Debatable. CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING Good afternoon. Day 13, you are just in time because we have a final to enjoy at Lagoa, in the Sprint canoeing, and British involvement, very strong, Liam Heath and Jon Schofield trying to upgrade the bronze they won in the fastest of the events here, in the 200 metres kayak double.
BBC One West
8 months
CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING Time to take up a sport again. Hello, summertime. Time to take up a sport again. Seize the heatwaves. Warm up, and turn it up. And enjoy every summer moment, with the BBC. That's Debatable.
BBC One South West
8 months
It does turn quieter for the end of the weekend. Thanks. I'll be back with Justin Leigh for more on that and all the latest news from the South West in Spotlight tonight at 6.30, but from the lunchtime news - have a very good afternoon. THWACKING BOUNCING Time to take up a sport again.
BBC One West Midlands
8 months
30 night, a lot of cloud but quite mild with loads of 17. And that's all from the lunch team. Nick will be back with Midlands Today at 6:30pm. Until then, have a great afternoon. CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING Time to take up a sport again. Hello, summertime. Time to take up a sport again. Seize the heatwaves.
BBC One South East
8 months
That's all for now. We're back with the evening news from 6:30pm. Have a good afternoon. Goodbye. CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING Time to take up a sport again. Hello, summertime. Time to take up a sport again. Seize the heatwaves.
BBC One Yorkshire
8 months
Goodbye. THWACKING BOUNCING Time to take up a sport again. Hello, summertime. Time to take up a sport again. Seize the heatwaves. Warm up, and turn it up. And enjoy every summer moment, with the BBC.
BBC One East Midlands
8 months
There's more news from the East Midlands at 6.30 with Dominic and Geeta. Have a good afternoon. CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING Time to take up a sport again. Hello, summertime. Time to take up a sport again. Seize the heatwaves. Warm up, and turn it up. And enjoy every summer moment, with the BBC.
BBC One South
8 months
Thanks for your company this lunchtime. The next regional news at 6:30pm. Have a great afternoon. Goodbye. CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING Time to take up a sport again. Hello, summertime. Time to take up a sport again. Seize the heatwaves.
BBC One East
8 months
Hope you can join us for Look East tonight, BBC One at 6.30 until then have a good afternoon. CHEERING THWACKING BOUNCING Time to take up a sport again. Hello, summertime. Time to take up a sport again.