If you are a Mamba Nation fan, then you will likely love Mamba Nation Battle (free on the app store). You can create an Avatar in the game and use it to go head to head with your FB friends, or play even if you don't want to be connected to Facebook. Check out the video embedded or see more PR info below.
This will definitely be a different kind of "What I played this week" post. The HP TouchPad tablet might be remembered--if remembered at all--in the annals of gadget ignominy. Just another iPad contender that hardly made it to the ring, before HP decided to pull the plug. I won't be the first or last to say that it's a shame. The product has some rough edges to be sure, but serious potential as well. I played several decent apps on it this week that I felt deserved (along with the device itself) at least a minor review (2 recommendations mentioned here--free Gun Bros and Appy Geek have iOS equivalent in the App store). Though it isn't strictly iPhoneLife material, this review might interest the gadget nut curious how the TouchPad stacks up to our beloved iPad. Actually pretty well...
Not long ago, I did a fairly extensive roundup of a few of the great games which were gracing my iPad at that time. Since I can hardly go two days without downloading a new game, I now have a host of new and exciting games on my iPad to share with all of you. By now I have accumulated far too many games to contain them all in just one article. So, we’ll go ahead and call this group Part I of the Let’s Play series. I’ll keep them coming in groups of ten as long as you promise to keep reading. So, without further adieu, let’s go ahead and get started.
If you come from Windows Mobile and are into playing MAME arcade games, you may well remember my full article dedicated to the emulation of arcade machines, including MAME, on the platform. (Note that the linked article doesn't show inline images; if you need them, check out THIS instead.)
Fortunately, on the iDevice, it's also possible to play MAME games. No, unlike on Windows Mobile, not the newer, vastly superior (NeoGeo / CPS), “only” the older ones, but it's still more than nothing, isn't it? And it's free – and is also compatible with several Bluetooth game controllers (see below).