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Last chance to win a Battle Bears T-Shirt or redeem code!!

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This is it, folks! Your last chance to win a too cool T-shirt or a redeem code for a free version of the game. Get your Battle Bears comments up here or the previous post to win (deadline: 3 Jan, 2009, 11PM EST)! Full details and rules appear here on the previous post.



Review: Puzzlegeddon by Handy Games

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The new year's just begun but there's always something to review.  First up is a sweet little match 3 / PvP combat game from Handy Games called Puzzlegeddon.  The game's fun to play, the match 3 element is blended nicely into the game's mechanics, and it looks pretty sharp too.  They just need to throw in some human opposition to round out the picture.



The 12 Reviews Of Christmas: Speed Forge Extreme by Chillingo (Day 12)

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It's just minutes away from midnight where I live, but that still gives me time to post the last entry in my 12 Reviews Of Christmas (or as it has now become, 12 Reviews Of December) series.  This time I took a look at Chillingo's latest racer, Speed Forge Extreme.  If you like futuristic racing with deadly weapons and cool tracks, I think you'll agree that Speed Forge Extreme is worth taking for a spin.



New QuickLook Domain At TechnoBrains.com

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I'll admit this is a bit of self-promotion, and it isn't completely iDevice related, but the post will be short and it's New Year's Eve, so I figured "why not?"  At the beginning of 2009 I started writing short reviews of iPhone games that I dubbed "Quick Looks".  The intent was to simply write a couple of paragraphs providing a basic overview of the game and the give it a simple verdict: Recommend, On The Fence or Not Recommended.  On The Fence usually meant I liked the game, but I wasn't really sure if it would have mass appeal or not.

Anyway, the concept has gained a lot of momentum over the year, but the Quick Look posts were starting to get buried under all the news and other reviews that were streaming through the front page of Technobrains, so the webmaster of the site decided to give Quick Looks their own subdomain.  For a nicely laid out look at just the Quick Look posts of TechoBrains.com, please check out http://quicklook.technobrains.com/.  And don't be afraid to view it on your iPhone's Safari browser.  It looks pretty snazzy there as well.



We got FREE Battle Bears T-Shirts and Redeem Codes to giveaway!

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We got em, and you know you want em! The Battle Bears developer, Mr. Benjamin Vu--the animator dude his own self--sent me 3 codes, and offered up 3 free T-shirts as well (free shipping only to US, and Canada), so here is the deal for this giveaway. You, the reader, post up a comment here, preferably bear-related--example: a creative new way to kill cute, cuddly pink Teddy bears, and I pick 6 lucky winners (contest ends Sunday, January 3, 2010, 11PM EST). Read on for full contest rules..



The 12 Reviews Of Christmas: Sherlock Holmes The Game Is Afoot (Day 11)

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Sherlock Holmes has always been one of the greatest literary detectives.  With the new Robert Downey Jr. movie fresh in everyone’s minds, it stands to reason that some developers wouldn’t mind capitalizing on the publicity to give their software that extra push.  A few Sherlock Holmes products have hit the App Store recently, one even based on the feature film.  Thankfully, this one is not.  Instead, Sherlock Holmes: The Game Is Afoot is actually an interesting combination of hidden object game, spot the difference game and ebook reader.  As individual elements they’re nothing special, but blended together they make for a pretty decent fare.



Sometimes Bears just wanna hug...but not this time!

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I have been searching for that one game--probably all of my earthly existence--if you know what I mean (if you don't, then nevermind). The one that makes it all truly worthwhile-the meaning of life/death and all that. The slogging through endless tunnels, killing mindless enemies. That one game that brings everything you've experienced up to that point sharply into focus. A gaming epiphany... Friends, I have found that game, and it is Battle Bears. I wish I had the time tonight to describe the sheer joy of this magnum opus of quirky FPS from SkyVu Pictures.



The 12 Reviews Of Christmas: Sheep Abduction by Sticky Studios (Day 10)

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I realize that Christmas is over now, but I really wanted to finish this series.  Technically I only need two more entries since I did two reviews one day, but we'll try to get all 12 in before the end of the year.  Today's review is for a game that actually came out in February, but it's been on my plate to review this whole time and really deserves the spotlight.  Besides, the way I figure it, there's always a multitude of new iDevice users, so this is bound to be useful for someone, even all this time later.



LinkedIn for iPhone 3.0

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Yesterday, LinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking site, announced that it had released an update to their popular App (iTunes download). Read the full blog post.

 



So you got a new iPhone or iPod touch... now protect it!

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 You probably want to keep it looking new and who can blame you.  It's like a new car, and you're dreading your first ding or scratch.  I know, I've been there and I'm a perpetual phone dropper!

Regular readers of my columns know that I use a lot of different cases, depending on the occasion.  For formal events, I might put my iPhone in a slim case and slip it in my suitcoat.  But for travel, I use an OtterBox and have done so since the days of my first generation iPhone.



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