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Review: Pinball Wizard by Zidware

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I like electronic pinball, but it’s not something I get overly excited about, so there really has to be something special about a particular version for me to spend more than a few minutes on it.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case with Pinball Wizard.  The game has one board which on its own is not very exciting.  Its claim to originality is its customizable nature, yet the only thing you can customize is the position of the three main bumpers.  To me that’s not worth advertising such a feature.  If there were more to do in the design phase this might be a product to keep your eye on, but right now there’s not a lot to keep you coming back for repeated play sessions.



Review: Guerrilla Bob by Chillingo

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There’s a new man in town where dual stick shooters are concerned, and he’s certainly one tough hombre.  Is he king of the hill, however?  I’m not quite sure.  There’s certainly a lot to love about Guerrilla Bob, but it doesn’t really bring much new to the genre.  Still, you can’t hardly go wrong with a dual stick shooter, and Bob is definitely among the best.  Besides, how can you resist someone that sabotages the army just so he can personally destroy his former best friend?  You got nothing on Bob, A-Team…



The White House App

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Want to know what's going on at the White House?  Want to see the State of the Union Address LIVE on your iPhone?  This app is for you. 
 

With this app, you have access to White House Blogs, Photos, Events and the State of the Union addresses.  You don't have to be into politics to like this app.  It's also a great teaching tool for children.

It's FREE
 



WordCrasher makes a liar out of me!

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I know I said I don’t like games, but I guess I was lying! I love these new word games on the iPhone; and WordCrasher is my newest favorite word game. It’s similar to Boggle, but more challenging.

I especially love the graphics and music: the colors are fluorescent and lively; the background music is exciting and gets you in the mood to keep playing the game.



Need an Upgrade, There’s an App For That..

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          I thought I would write a little bit about my switch from my old pocket PC to my touch. I did some research on the productivity and organization software I used and wanted before I decided to change last year. I see discussions now and then about people wanting to upgrade to a newer or replacement device that is not phone related, such as myself. I had written an article for a long term test that was featured in a UK magazine last year. Some of my notes are below as well as some current updates I have done since.



Review: Dracula Path Of The Dragon by Chillingo

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I’m still waiting for more developers to step up to the plate and bring original adventure game content to the iPhone and iPod Touch.  In the mean time, though, I’m content with ports (or in this case “heavily inspired” redesigns) of games from other platforms as long as the source material is good.  So far Tetraedge has done a commendable job with the release of two adventures based off of the works of Jules Verne, and the promise of an iPhone version of the Syberia series is quite exciting.  In the mean time they’ve chosen to fill the gap with Path Of The Dragon, the first part of a three episode saga that’s a retooling of the third installment of a PC series of games based on the legends of Dracula.  Got it?  Good.



AccuWeather App = Awesome

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With all the crazy weather in Southern California lately, I have been having to check the radar constantly.

Will there be a break in the week-long rain long enough to pop out to the grocery or for the teen-age slackers to walk the dog? The answer is at my finger tips. This an extremely well-designed app, it has every possibly weather tool there is.

Best of all...FREE!!! I would pay for this!! A must have for everyone!!!

Bottom Line: Download!!



Elasticr fantasticr!

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Well I'll keep this blog short because Dlux's Elasticr (.99) - my new favorite super hero - is something you really have to play to understand.  But here's the jist of it, Elasticr moves by being shot around the screen like snapping a rubber band.  But here's the thing, his hands are sticky so what ever you snap him at he's going to stick to.  That's an important thing.  Really...

How's that for short?



Watch the iPhone Load a Grain Truck!

 I can't find this app in the app store, but I assume it will be made available in some manner by the designer, Neil Mylet of LoadOut Technologies. Video shows how you can load a truck full of grain with your iPhone without leaving the warm and comfy cab! What next, for cryin out loud...!!??



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