A shorter roundup than usual. Not sure how that happened although it has been a bit of a rough week on the non-writing front. Also having to start Rumor Killers all over again after losing the entire first draft probably didn’t help!

I started the week with two reviews of Chime. This one’s for GamePeople:

Chime 360 is a brief, bright experience and similar to Lumines. I found it a wonderfully calming experience – a perfect respite from the busy modern life. But not only this because Chime benefits children’s charities across the world courtesy of OneBigGame.

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Then there was the review of Chime for VideogameUK:

Chime seems rather unremarkable at first glance. It just looks like a typical Lumines clone which is true to an extent. Under its surface though it’s actually terrific fun and even better it’s all in aid of a great cause.

Much of Chime’s publicity is down to the fact that it’s OneBigGame’s first title. OneBigGame is a games industry charity initiative which offers all proceeds, from the sale of its games, to charity. It’s a fantastic cause and considering Chime is a bargain 400 points with 60% of its proceeds going to the charity fund, this is reason alone as to why you should get purchasing. There’s a bit more to it though and in exchange for the charitable donation, players get a fun Lumines-esque game.

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Finally was Rumor Killers with a look at whether a new SSX game is on the way as well as a sequel to LittleBigPlanet. That’s over at TheGameReviews

What an oddly brief roundup for the week. Next week will be different though as I’ve just finished my Bioshock 2 review, I’m currently midway through Heavy Rain and Phantasy Star Zero, and there’s a few articles in the pipeline too.

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