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Wideload's Halo-engine zombie game, Stubbs the Zombie, is available for the PC for only five bucks now from Steam. Thanks GameFocus for the heads-up.

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Palluxo.com has a (late) review of the Mac version of Stubbs the Zombie. Fair warning: it spoils the entire plot, if you happen to mind that, and doesn't really describe the gameplay.

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The Escapist is usually a cut above other gaming sites when it comes to content, especially long content. They've done a short review of Wideload's Hail to the Chimp, and the long and short of it is, they didn't like it much.

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Alright, let me start of by saying that if you are on insane, you are screwed. Go home. If you are already at home, leave. This level scared me away from the game (and these walkthroughs) for a long time, but now I am back to save those of you stalling here. My apologies, but I wasn’t doing much better. I made it through the level in a couple of hours while writing this guide, so it should be doable. Good luck, and thanks to hawk for inspiring me to go back and face my fears.

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From 5:00 to 7:00 PM Eastern next Friday, July 11, you can play Hail to the Chimp online with the developers, Wideload Games.

The play session will include Bungie alums Alex "The Man" Seropian, Matt Segur, and Doug Zartman.

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The team at TeamXbox rated Wideload's sophomore effort, Hail to the Chimp, a 7.9 out of 10, scoring highest for audio and innovation. One of the game's greatest strengths might ironically become one of its weaknesses:

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It's tough for a game to be funny. So it's no slight praise when GamesRadar says that Hail to the Chimp is funny-- if you're in your 20s:

Through it all, the comedy keeps flowing, often in the form of commercials or news reports. Just how funny these bits are is debatable here in the office, but we have the same arguments about Family Guy and Saturday Night Live. However, we can all agree that Hail to the Chimp is definitely a step above most games that bill themselves as "hilarious." And also that you have to be in your 20s to appreciate it.

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The news isn't all bad for Crackers the chimp, though. 1Up's reviewer gave the game a B+, and the average of users and editors on the site is an A.

The site praised the game for the humorous news segments as well as the unabashedly strange gameplay elements.

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For a game company that made its name with a game about a zombie who used his body parts as weapons, it's ironic to say that only now, with the release of Hail to the Chimp, are things starting to get ugly. Problem is, the ugly thing is the reviews.

Citing game modes that are too similar to each other and AI that was often unclear on the concept of how to play the game, IGN gave HttC a 3.5 out of 10 and said it had "zero redeeming qualities". Ugly, indeed.

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Another disappointing review for Hail to the Chimp: Variety says this political humor game isn't funny, and isn't really political. Ouch!

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Kotaku's list of game releases for this week has Wideload's Hail to the Chimp slated to hit store shelves on Tuesday, July 1-- and features the cover art for the game as the lead for what they call a "thin week".

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...but not so much for the gameplay. They rate it 3/5 overrall but say the game is more fun to watch than to play. Ouch.

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Monsters and Critics is reporting that Wideload Games' sophomore effort (at least, its second full-length offering) is now shipping: Hail to the Chimp is available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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The PlayStation Network may have its work cut for it catching up to the onlin gaming experience offered by Xbox Live, but Crackers the chimp is lending a hand with the demo of Hail to the Chimp, the party game from Wideload, now available on the service.

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Just found out via Kotaku: Major Nelson has announced that [url=http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/05/14/xbox-orignals-stubbs-the-zombi... the Zombie is an Xbox Original[/url] as of May 19th. Those who haven't nibbled their ways through Punchbowl, PA can download that zombie-controlling goodness direct to their hard drives for 1200 Microsoft points (~$15 USD). Cheap at twice the price!

Don't be a Commie pantywaist; get Stubbs any way you can!

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