The person I most want to kill today

Is Peter Hirschberg, so that I can steal his life and more particularly his astonishingly beautiful home arcade, Luna City. But until I can afford the airfare and the shotgun I’ll have to settle for playing his rather fine Battlezone clone for the iPod, Vector Tanks, which has gone free for today (previously £1.79). It’s a pretty straight version of the 1980 Atari classic, except with the speed pumped up and a few powerups scattered around, and apart from stupidly only having one highscore to cover all three difficulty levels it’s a very slick piece of work that’s well worth no pence.

Anyone got a shotgun they want rid of, then?

Remember, if you don’t have an iPhone or iPod Touch yet with which to enjoy the now-est gaming of the modern zeitgeist, you can still grab the games anyway with iTunes while they’re free, and be ready if you get one in the future. And if you’re ready to join in the fun, you can do it at a giveaway price by subscribing to WoS, where subscribers learn how to pick up a brand-new 32GB 3rd-gen iPod Touch for just £6 – no strings, no contracts, no getting other people do do anything, just a fun bit of exploiting capitalism for half-an-hour’s effort.

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