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Two fingers, not three

AccelerNOmeter

The whole screen

Shadowgun is (almost) everywhere

Angry Birds, still angry

Balrog got next

Although three fingers are supported on the iPad and other Android tablets, here's the Kindle Fire's two-finger max swipe support in action. Or in "nonaction"! Right everyone?!...No? Fine.

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Riptide GP runs at a decent clip on the Kindle Fire. Good luck controlling it with any kind of accuracy, though.

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That's also not the Kindle Fire. It's the iPad 2 running Assassin's Creed: Recollection, whose liberal use of screen real-estate makes a great case for gaming on a 10-inch tablet as opposed to a 7-inch one.

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That's not the Kindle Fire. It's the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 running Shadowgun, which we easily downloaded from the Android Market. Not so easily done on the Kindle Fire. In fact, unless you have access to the game's APK or are interested participating in some illegal activities, it's damn near impossible to get.

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Angry Birds looks and plays as well as you'd expect. So the real question, though, is who's angrier: these cartoon birds or the motherflippin' Balrog?!

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Another 2D game, Cut the Rope, does little to tax the Kindle Fire. Also, there's a flippin' Balrog waiting to play next.

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