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Jetpack Joyride and Sonic coming to BlackBerry PlayBook and BB 10

BlackBerry's on-the-go gaming apps are catching up to iOS and Android – with big names like Lara Croft joining the fray

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a pretty tasty bargain 7in tablet right now and if you’ve snapped one up (for as little as £180), you can now get downloading Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – or hold out for some more big name games announced at BlackBerry World in Orlando.

RIM’s Head of Gaming Anders Jeppsson has been tweeting the most exciting titles including Galaxy on Fire 2 for the PlayBook. Five Halfbrick games are coming to BlackBerry 10, RIM’s new OS, and the PlayBook – including the incredibly addictive iOS game Jetpack Joyride, featuring Barry Steakfries.

Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is headed for the PlayBook in May, and will be ready for BlackBerry 10’s launch – with the first BBX devices set to drop this September if rumours are to be believed.

UPDATE: Gameloft are getting stuck in to developing games for BlackBerry 10 too – it’s just announced 11 games for the future OS including Shark Dash, N.O.V.A 3, Ice Age Village and Oregon Trail: American Settler.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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