Posts Tagged ‘VooFoo Studios’

It’s, It’s Backgammon Blitz / It’s, It’s Backgammon Blitz

Ohhh yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was fighting
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
And the man in the back said “Everyone attack!” and it turned into Backgammon Blitz
And the girl in the corner said “Boy I wanna warn you it’ll turn into Backgammon Blitz”
Backgammon Blitz, Backgammon Blitz, Backgammon Blitz, Backgammon Blitz

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Snookering You Tonight: Pure Pool’s Snooker DLC Out

I'm gonna be snookering you tonight.

Professional snooker is the most gentlemanly of sports, played in actual theatres by sullen men wearing bow-ties and waistcoats. The snooker I know is played in campsite entertainment rooms with Black Lace’s Agadoo blasting, where Bigger Kids block the pockets with empty Coke cans to hog the table all afternoon off one twenty pence piece. The snooker DLC for Pure Pool [official site] sadly is neither of these, set in the same swanky ball club.

Pure Pool may not be the best pool game, but it is one of the shiniest. If you want to snook it up too, the DLC’s out now.

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Balls Out: Snooker Is Coming To Pure Pool

At last, I have a way to experience snooker without the constant and impending threat of getting glassed in the pub for trying to use the cue like a golf club.

We first talked about Pure Pool [official site] earlier last year: a pool simulation accompanied by the sort of shiny sleekness you’d expect out of a Sean Paul video. It made Adam’s cold Northern heart go all aflutter having previously only experienced pool in Mancunian public houses where the pool table is a guy’s stomach and the cue is an angry human fist. Though the reality wasn’t quite the same.

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Impressions: Pure Pool

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Does anyone expect a pool game to try anything radical? Sure, it’d be interesting if there were tiny little people running around on the table, in danger of being squished by the balls, and I wouldn’t be particularly adverse to some sort of power up that changed the cue ball into a Pac-Manstrosity that devoured anything it struck and pooped out pills and ashes – but pool is pool. Making a good pool game involves recreating the rules, mixing in some decent ball physics and (possibly) figuring out an interesting way to present a career mode. Pure Pool is not content to simply do what others have done, but its ambition is the cause of its downfall.

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Return Of The Hustle Kings: Pure Pool

I’ve been receiving my pool fix from Pool Nation in recent times, when I’m not clattering balls across Manchester’s most beer-stained cloth in the basement of The Bay Horse. Previously, if I wanted to fail at trick shots in the comfort of my own home, I had to crank up my PS3 and play Hustle Kings, which has the greatest menu music that the world has ever known. The team behind the game have returned with Pure Pool, which is due out ‘soon’. It looks very shiny, which makes me lament the lack of a pool game set in a dingy pub. I’d feel right at home.

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