It's a new week, but we're still talking iPhone 5. Talking about the five million iPhone 5s that Apple's managed to shift, and gabbing about the customer reports of scratches and scuffs in the device's fancy new case.

We also went hands on today with Epic Mickey, which Peter tells us plays out like a barmy greatest hits mash-up of all the Disney platformers we played on the Mega Drive and SNES. Oh, and we found out the startling truth behind Demons' Score's international pricing.

And then there are these - the stories that didn't quite make the front page today.

New releases

You can now try out Kairosoft's Cafeteria Nipponica for free on iOS. The Japanese sim maker has released a Lite demo version of the game we un-enthusiastically called "not Kairosoft’s finest hour, but by no means a terrible game either."

Big updates

EA's freemium town builder The Simpsons: Tapped Out received a rather hefty update at the tail end of last week. There are three new characters - Martin, Nelson, and Kearney - new buildings, fresh decorations, and a bunch of quests.

On the horizon

We like the look of relaxing casual iOS game Lanterns. It's a simple game where you trace your finger through like-coloured Chinese lamps. According to the developer, it's "a game made to relax the mind and help you forget your troubles." Sounds like "Alcohol: The Game". Here's the trailer.

We're used to finding pressers on hidden object games from game-a-week developer G5 in our Inbox most mornings. So, imagine our surprise when we learnt that the firm's next game is a physics-based platformer. Jumpster's got 80 levels (spread across four planets), fancy costumes, and power-ups.


Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will sneak onto US PS Vitas on February 5th, while European stealth fans will have to wait until March to get their hands on it. Remember: this one's part of Sony's "Cross-Buy" promotion - buy the PS3 edition and you'll get a digital copy of the Vita version for free.

Tekken game director Katsuhiro Harada has taken up the epic quest to get Project X Zone released outside of Japan. "I proposed localization," Harada said of the mash-up RPG, which contains characters from Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai. "It will be realized if I continue proposing," the Tekken man tweeted.

Think you've played a lot of Angry Birds? One achievement in Angry Birds Trilogy - for Xbox 360, PS3, and 3DS - will take 300 hours to complete, Rovio executive producer Kalle Kaivola says. To earn this achievement, you need to finish all 700-odd levels with 100 per cent destruction. Good luck!


Fancy getting Square Enix's number puzzler KooZac for free? Waltz into your local Starbucks, grab a hot cup of joe, and grab a complimentary KooZac redemption code. Plug the code into your iOS device to get the block dropper for nowt.