From Anime Weight Loss to Monochrome Fish: It's the Week in Gaming Apps

What a long, strange trip the past five days in gaming apps has been, beginning with a big-eyed passionate plea for healthy exercise and ending in a strange world of shadow sea creatures, with a little LEGO thrown in for good measure.

It never ceases to amaze me, the astounding variety of gaming available on the devices once dedicated solely to annoying one-sided public conversations. Without switching devices or swapping cartridges I can fight a sword battle, rise to the top of the food chain, set other people on fire, make a doe-eyed anime girl feel bad about her weight and learn how to build 2D pixelated objects using the world's most popular construction toys.

It's wonderfully diverse and bizarre, and it keeps getting better every week.

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