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Portabliss: Trials Frontier

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Hi, my name is Earnest and I have a motorcycle problem. It started small, a few races here and there, a couple minor upgrades, but before I knew it, I was standing on a street corner, panhandling for enough cash to...

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Portabliss: Tengami

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Days after having soaked in the culture of Tokyo's suburban streets, I played Tengami for the first time, and it was the perfect set up to blow me away. Nyamyam's point-and-click (or point-and-tap) adventure draws...

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Portabliss: The Walk

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Gym memberships see a sharp spike in January, due to fitness-minded New Year's Resolutions. Gym attendance typically sees a sharp decline in March, as the Resolute realize how boring getting in shape actually is....

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Portabliss: Device 6

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Device 6, most simply described as a puzzle game for iOS, makes me the delicious kind of uncomfortable that comes from being in a room with ordinary objects that are just not quite right somehow. A simple chair...

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Portabliss: Buddy & Me

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Remember how you watched The Neverending Story, and you wished you had your very own luck dragon to pal around with? Enter Buddy & Me, a delightful runner-style game for iOS and Kindle Fire. The enormous...

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The Drowning touches on mobile FPS greatness

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. The Drowning has the best controls of any touch-based shooter I've ever experienced. I'm in love; I don't ever want to go back to the way things were before. I hope I never touch a virtual thumbstick again. It's...

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A touch of military-grade tactics in Breach & Clear

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Taking cues from the realism and mission planning in the original Rainbow Six games, Breach & Clear offers iOS players a turn-based, tactical strategy game with mountains of potential. Sadly, the Gun and Mighty...

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Nintendo 3DS StreetPass roundup: A Ghostly Warrior's Flower Force

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Nintendo served up a collection of new StreetPass games for the Nintendo 3DS earlier this month, offering players new opportunities to exploit their 3DS-owning friends to earn new Mii hats and outfits. Like the...

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Attack of the Friday Monsters, I'm in love

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale (3DS) is a multi-pronged nostalgia assault, combining creator Kaz Ayabe's well-documented love of early 1970's small-town Japan childhood with a fond look back at the...

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Velocity Ultra: One tiny ship's journey through hyperspace

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Shoot-'em-ups often cater to a hardcore niche, so it's encouraging to see developer FuturLab take an alternate approach to the genre with its recent PlayStation Vita release Velocity Ultra. The finished product...

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