An Australian video game has made UK headlines - but not necessarily for the reasons you'd expect. British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly spends a "crazy, scary" amount of time each day playing Fruit Ninja on his iPad.
The news came to light in the pro-Conservative Spectator magazine, where editor Fraser Nelson claimed one of Mr. Cameron's senior advisors had told him that a bit of harmless fun had escalated into an "obsession".
Cameron denies the claims, with a spokesperson announcing that it is one of the Prime Minister's children spending hours on the game. Mr. Cameron, however, has admitted in the past to playing the Aussie-designed smash hit, explaining that it helps him cope with "everyday stress".
It's quite good, to get your frustration out. If you can't have a reshuffle, play Fruit Ninja!
The news comes at a terrible time for the PM, who is currently leading his country through crucial talks on Afghanistan and a European financial crisis as well as a failing economy at home.
That said, it comes at a stellar time for Fruit Ninja, as developer Halfbrick ramps up promotion for the game's two-year anniversary tour, with a brand new update for the game due out later this week.
That is Gutsu and his little pal Truffles, who are bringing a bunch of new stuff to Fruit Ninja:
The developers promise "even more new content" will hit Fruit Ninja in the not-too-distant future, so keep your eyes peeled. Hopefully their high-profile political fan likes these new additions as much as you do!
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