Game Reviews

We Review: World Series of Poker: Full House Pro

If you’re a regular viewer of ESPN, you’ll have noticed the occasional airing of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), an annual poker tournament sponsored by Caesars Entertainment and held in Las Vegas. If you enjoy poker, and you think you have what it takes to go up against the best in the world, and you have an Xbox Live Gold membership, then there’s a free Xbox Live Arcade game just for you: World Series of Poker: Full House Pro.

Competitions Site Announcements

Announcing “The Splatters” Competition Winners

So many of you entered, and yet we can’t choose all of you, more’s the pity. But we do thank you all for your support! If you entered Tuesday’s The Splatters competition let’s see if Lady Luck has blessed you with with her loving gaze of luckiness, shall we? And our winners, as chosen by are:

Jason, Ryno, Vince Estrada, and Abdul Quayum Parker!

Congratulations! Keep an eye on your mailboxes, dear winners, because The Lord Of All That Is Prawny will be in contact with your prizes!

Thanks go once again to the wonderful people at Spiky Snail for sponsoring the prizes!

Game Reviews

We Review: The Splatters

What do you get when you mix a physics-based puzzle game with suicidal blobs of paint, all mixed with some fancy acrobatics? You get The Splatters, of course. I took this game for a messy flip to see what it was all about.

Featured Game Reviews

We Review: Quarrel

Thanks to the ambiguous nature of the English language, a quarrel could be an angry dispute or a bolt fired out of a crossbow. It also happens to be the name of a rather interesting word-based strategy game that was initially released only for iOS devices in 2011. While there can be no Quarrel amongst Android and PlayStation 3 owners, (for they haven’t received the game on their platform) Scottish developers Denki sought fit to bring the fight to the Xbox Live Arcade.

Having played a variety of wordy games on Android—Wordsmith, Wordfeud, Word Search, Word2yourmother*—I eagerly jumped at the chance of playing Risk-meets-Scrabble in Quarrel. The war of words continues after the jump.


We have a winner in our Mercury Hg Competition!

We have a winner! Our judges sat and deliberated the answers we got. Sat for DAYS, cloistered in a top secret room at Prawn Central HQ, arguing the various merits of each answer, deciding on a wittiness score, thoroughly perusing each word in each answer over. It nearly came to knives and swords, and in the proceedings, we almost lost one of our judges (Lord Nigiri, which ordinarily wouldn’t have been too great a loss, but he also serves as Custodian of the Shiny Things, which is a very important post). Still, the judges wouldn’t leave the room until they chose a winner. Chosen a single winner they have done; it’s a sad pity we can’t choose everyone!

Congratulations to Oethman, for his comment: “for me it has to be number 18 Argon. Why – The name argon is derived from the Greek word αργον meaning lazy or “the inactive one” , and you have to love that right?”

Your XBLA code for Mercury Hg is on its way to you via Royal Prawn Express Mail as you are reading this! Well done, and we hope you enjoy the game!

Competitions Site Announcements

Competition Time! Win a copy of Mercury Hg for Xbox 360!

We haven’t had a nice, fun competition in a long time, have we? We underlings figured that, since Lord Prawn is not keeping too close an eye on things here at Prawn Central (himself being over in Sri Lanka at the moment), we’re going to bestow upon you, Our Awesome Readers, a prize: Mercury Hg for Xbox 360 (courtesy of UTV Ignition Games). That’s right! You can win yourself the very game that was just reviewed here! The caveat, of course, is that we’re going to require you to read the entertaining review! Nothing for nothing, as they say! So get reading. We’ll wait.

Done? Did you see the part about the banana? Good. Bananas always have such high comedic value, no matter where you stick them.

So, to win, all you have to do is this: leave a comment in this post telling us what your favourite element of the periodic table is, and why. Don’t comment your entries in the review’s post—it won’t be counted. The judges will pick the most creative answer, and award that lucky person a download code for Mercury Hg for Xbox 360! You can also help us spread the word of the competition by tweeting the following:

#OneLargePrawn is giving away #MercuryHg for Xbox360. I’m in to win! You can too!

After all, more readers means more competitions!

The standard rules apply: no active contributor to this site or their direct families allowed to enter, one entry per person, etc etc. Read the rules if you’re in any doubt. Now get cracking! You have until Wendesday 9 November, 2011!