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<p>Some of our UK readers may have seen this in yesterday's football match between Everton and Manchester United, but Everton's got their first sleeve sponsors for 2017/2018: Angry Birds. <p>#RedisABlue! We're now official partners of @Everton F.C.! Check out the new Angry Birds sponsored jersey during today's Premier League game pic.twitter.com/jZdgO0gzbG— Angry Birds (@AngryBirds) September 17, 2017 Officially announced in a release yesterday, the sponsorship is the first of the 2017/2018 season now that players can carry the names on the arms of their shirts.</p><p>"Rovio Entertainment recognise the global reach that Everton can deliver through its international fanbase and the global exposure of the Premier League. In return, working with Rovio and the Angry Birds brand gives Everton exposure in key international markets through their breadth of digital channels in gaming and animation, as well as a wide range of co-branded merchandise," said Alan McTavish, Head of Commercial at Everton. "The lead character in the Angry Birds universe is known as Red - and it is great to know he is now a Blue."</p><p>Both partners took to Twitter yesterday to express their excitement at the new relationship, and of course it was met with mixed and sometimes hilarious reactions.</p><p>Check out the full announcement on Everton's website here.</p>
"No, he wasn't. And he needn't come neither. I could have had him long ago when he was fresh. I don't want any second-hand goods, believe ME. As for Horace Baxter, he was in financial difficulties a year ago last summer, and he prayed to the Lord for help; and when his wife died and he got her life insurance he said he believed it was the answer to his prayer. Wasn't that like a man?"<p>Last week, it was announced over on Facebook that the European servers for Puzzle & Dragons will be shutting down on December 10th - the game will also be unavailable for download on the EU App Store after this time.</p><p>As part of that same announcement, it was made clear that players would not be able to transfer their game data over to one of the active servers (North American, Japan, etc).</p>
A BULL, escaping from a Lion, hid in a cave which some shepherds had recently occupied. As soon as he entered, a He-Goat left in the cave sharply attacked him with his horns. The Bull quietly addressed him: "Butt away as much as you will. I have no fear of you, but of the Lion. Let that monster go away and I will soon let you know what is the respective strength of a Goat and a Bull."
"God knows," said Gilbert softly. "Great love and great pain might compass we know not what marvels."
<p>Google Stadia Pro has added six new games to the cloud streaming service.</p><p>The official Stadia YouTube channel released a trailer to confirm all the titles coming in October, with several of them being horror-themed to rein in the Halloween festivities. This month, Stadia Pro users can enjoy the following:</p><p>• Dead by Daylight – an asymmetrical survival horror that pits survivors against a scary horror monster• Human: Fall Flat – a hilarious, light-hearted physics platformer set in a world of floating dreamscapes• Jotun – in which you explore vast regions of purgatory to find runes in a hand-drawn Norse action adventure• Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris – an isometric co-op twin stick shooter set in the world of Tomb Raider• SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete – sequel to the critically acclaimed “badass simulator” where time moves only when you do• Celeste – a sidescrolling platformer with immense difficulty where you must guide a girl named Madeline as she journeys up a mountain while avoiding various deadly obstacles</p>'Small show of man was yet upon his chin;
<p>If you've had your eye on XCOM: Enemy Within for a while, now's definitely the time to get it as the game's dropped in price on iOS and Android.</p><p>
<p>Epic Games's Metal and Unreal Engine 4 tech demo, Epic Zen Garden, is now live on the App Store for those rocking iOS 8, and one the absolute latest iOS devices.</p><p>If you've got an iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, an iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina Display, you can download this app and see what the future of iOS games might look like.</p><p>Don't expect a full game - it's just a demo to show off what the new processing power of Apple's Metal framework and Epic's Unreal Engine 4 can do. But you can look at fish, shake cherry blossom, rake sand, and more.</p><p>You can grab the 232 MB demo from the App Store, here.</p>
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<p>We first covered the Retro Champ earlier this year, where its ability to play SNES, Super Famicom and Genesis/Mega Drive cartridges in both a handheld and TV-mode – like the Switch – caught our eye. It is now available for purchase on Amazon.</p><p>So if you've ever wanted a Switch style experience with one of your old games you've got sitting in a box in your attic, you can now have that. In its handheld form, the Retro Champ has a 7-inch screen and will last somewhere between 3-5 hours on a full battery charge.</p><p>Players will also be able to change aspect ratio on the fly too. A simple flick of a switch will swap between the classic 4:3 and 16:9 widescreen ratios. So you can go for a more retro feel when playing through your old library of games or make use of your entire screen, it's up to you.</p><p>The console itself costs $79.99 but there's also the Retro Champ Premium Bundle which comes with two Super GamePad wireless controllers and a 12' HDMI cable. Naturally, this will cost a little bit more with an asking price of $110.</p><p>A cute feature of the Retro Champ is that it includes a retractable game cartridge cleaning kit, complete with cotton swabs and a vial that can be filled up with a cleaning solution of your choice. How many people will actually use this I'm not sure, but it's a thoughtful inclusion nonetheless.</p><p>Talking about the ethos of the console Amir Navid, Creative Director at My Arcade said: “We wanted to make a console that enabled collectors to quickly and conveniently test or play their classic games and import titles on-the-go. Furthermore, we wanted retro gamers to enjoy their vintage game titles with friends and allow them to easily connect the console to modern TV sets.”</p><p>My Arcade's Retro Champ is supposedly now available for purchases on both their own site and Amazon, though it still says coming soon on the former. It'll set you back $79.99.</p>The top 50 best mobile games currently in soft launch for iPhone, iPad or AndroidThe Peacock and the Crane