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Word puzzle game Alphabear looks adorable but it has a filthy mouth

Alphabear is a fun little mobile game. Combining word search puzzles with Neko Atsume’s pet collection mechanic, it draws you in with such adorable characters as Pirate Bear and Golfing Bear, who each possess their own set of unique bear powers—along with a themed outfit, of course. Designed by Brent “Meowza” Kobayashi, these furry little rascals could melt even Dick Cheney’s heart (if it still existed). After picking your bear buddy for the round, he takes center stage on the board, surrounded by letter tiles. It’s your job to make the best word possible, while also expanding your square bear (and…

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Road Not Taken brings smart puzzles, adorable woodland creatures to PS4 August 6th

Developer Spry Fox is known for making brilliant, deep puzzle games with deceptively cutesy animals in them, and Road Not Taken looks like their most robust offering to date. Their area of expertise is not only in crafting ingenious puzzles, but also in experimenting with ways to make you feel emotions other than satisfaction as you play.  For instance, while Road Not Taken on its face appears to be a brainy turn-based, top-down puzzler, but designer Daniel Cook says it is inspired by his disillusionment that he would live a “very traditional Norman Rockwell-style life.” This is not typical material…