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This Week's Gaming Distraction: Find the Line

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Sometimes you want a game that tests your reflexes and makes your fingers fly; other times, you want a lazier, more Zen-like experience. If swiping back and forth through your iOS home screens isn't quite stimulating enough, then you might want to give Chillingo's Find the Line (Free) a try. While you don't do much more than move your finger, you're rewarded for your efforts with an enjoyably unique puzzle style. It's got its problems, but it's definitely worth a look.



Game Centered Special Edition: 5 Ghoulishly Gruesome Games for Halloween

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Game Centered features roundups and in-depth reviews of the best in iOS games and related gaming news. This week we have a special Halloween-themed installment featuring some of the best horrifying and fear-inducing games the App Store has to offer.



#GamerGate: Thoughts from a Game-Playing Tech Journalist [Updated]

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Do you know what #GamerGate is? It's a term that's received a great deal of publicity lately. If you are a someone who plays a lot of video games and keeps up with current events then you are likely quite familiar with GamerGate. Whatever your gaming platform of choice happens to be, whether it's a console, a tablet, or a smartphone, if you are more than a casual gamer then the issues that are swirling around the hashtag #GamerGate have to do with you. GamerGate is about the sometimes controversial content of video games, the people that play them, and the press that covers them, and from a broader perspective, GamerGate is about lingering stereotypes and prejudices that play out in video game land.



Double Review: Replay Video Editing App, Featuring Parrot's A.R. Drone 2.0

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This is really two mini reviews in one. A while back the folks at Parrot wanted me to check out their A.R. Drone remote controlled aerial vehicle. So I spent a couple of months doing some product testing. In the process I utilized the quadricopter's two onboard cameras along with Parrot's FreeFlight (Free) drone control app to shoot some video, which I wanted to include with my reviews. Then the dilemma arose of where the heck to find the time in my busy schedule to both write a review and edit about 25 minutes of aerial video down to a short snippet that I thought people might be interested in watching. Enter the remarkable video editing app, Replay, which I learned about during Apple's live presentation of the iPad Air 2.



DropPlop! - Addictive Game For The iPhone

DropPlop! - Addictive Game For The iPhone

DropPlop! - a game both children and adults can play. Purpose of the game is to stop the beach balls falling into the sea. The challenge is to keep them up in the air as long as possible. The game has 11 levels and can be played along with friends and family.
The game becomes faster paced and addictive at increasing levels, requiring quicker responses to stop the beach balls disappearing into the sea.


Achieve - Brain Training on iOS and Android

Achieve - Brain Training on iOS and Android

Achieve - Brain Training is a fun, educational app designed to enhance visual perception, mental agility and mathematical skills for players of all ages. It was released for free on Wednesday, October 15 on the Apple iOS app store and Google Play, by The Really Useful Information Company, aka TRUiC.

Achieve consists of five different brain training games:

Bigger or Smaller: Your numerical mental agility is tested in a fun and exciting way. Find which math equation is bigger or smaller. Choose from multiple levels that include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Odd One Out: Fun visual perception tests. Choose the image that is different than the rest.

Right or Wrong: Problem solving test. Tell whether the mathematical equation is correct.


This Week's Distractions: Finger Painting Puzzles with 'Watercolors'

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Watercolors (Free)

iPhone Life rating: 4 out of 5 Stars



Game Centered: Winter is Coming, and So Are Great New Games and Gaming Gear

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Game Centered features roundups and in-depth reviews of the best in iOS games and related gaming news. This week we've got some great news for any core iOS gamers looking for great gaming gear, as well as a teaser for the upcoming Game of Thrones game, and a new word game that you are going to love from popular game developer Zynga.



WildTangent Studios Launches Swipe 3 mobile game for the App Store

WildTangent Studios Launches Swipe 3 mobile game for the App Store

Clever, brain-testing puzzle game combines swipe mechanic and Match 3 gameplay

Seattle, Wash. – October 9, 2014 – WildTangent Studios announces Swipe 3™ (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/swipe-3/id884335454?ls=1&mt=8), an easy-to-learn puzzle game, available free today for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new mobile title combines ‘Match 3’ gameplay with a fun swipe mechanic.

In Swipe 3, players start with three colored tiles on a four-by-four square board. Players then swipe with the goal of lining up tiles of the same color to remove them from the board and earn points. But they must swipe carefully; a new tile appears following each move. While the premise is simple, Swipe 3 tests new and veteran Match 3 players and keeps them coming back for more.


iBOMBER RETURNS, LEARN TO FLY AGAIN AND LET'S GO BLOW STUFF UP

iBOMBER RETURNS, LEARN TO FLY AGAIN AND LET'S GO BLOW STUFF UP

iBOMBER RETURNS, LEARN TO FLY AGAIN AND LET'S GO BLOW STUFF UP.

5 Years after the No.1 iPhone game was launched (and spawned the epic iBomber game series), the classic game returns
to its origins in spectacular style. Get ready for all-new adventures and let's go blow stuff up!

It's time to take the battle back to the enemy again, defend freedom and blow stuff up like never before. Pilot B-17 and
Lancaster bombers while searching out key enemy targets and forces on land and sea to destroy! iBomber 3 will immediately
transport you into the very thick of the action with missions across the Pacific, Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa.

iBomber 3 offers a huge variety of game-play, excitement, jaw-dropping explosions, effects and total bomb dropping action.


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