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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] It's not whether you win or lose … it's about how far you can bend the rules without getting caught. In Texas Cheat 'Em, that's pretty darn far. Play casino-themed mini-games to activate one of 15 cheating abilities—then make your own luck. Turn a bad hand into a sure thing. Send your opponent's Royal Flush right down the drain. Steal chips, fold for free, or know the community cards in advance. Cheat strangers out of their fortunes over Xbox Live before they do it to you. Remember: glory is forever, but broke is only funny when it happens to someone else. [Wideload Games] Expand
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  1. All in all, Texas Cheat 'Em plays fine, and the cheating aspect is handled really well.
  2. As an avid poker player, it was fun to see a twist on the game offered on XBLA. And while Texas Cheat ’Em isn’t going to be a blockbuster hit because of its niche-like following and gameplay redundancy, it’s a fun contest for those who are familiar with poker or would like to mess around with a poker variant that has a devious side.
  3. Cheating makes for a strong improvement on an already solid card game.
  4. 65
    The $10 asking price is too much to plunk down for this shallow card game.
  5. Poker purists will hate it, and poker haters may be totally uninterested. But if you like goofy games with surprising depth, this one's worth a try. [Apr 2009, p.65]
  6. 65
    If you've been hankering to cheat in poker, there maybe something here but that has got to be a pretty small market segment; smaller still when the market is restricted to people within that group that can handle the awful graphics. Not recommended.
  7. At the very least Texas Cheat 'Em does a good job of offering something new to an already saturated market.

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