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Misc news & roundup / guide updates (09/27/2009)

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I’ve updated several of my guides / bibles / roundups to reflect the latest changes. See the bottommost “UPDATE (09/27/2009)” section in each of them. The only news item I haven’t published in another article is the one describing the new Backgrounder version.

AppStore news:

Ever wanted to watch WMV (TV) streams on your iPhone? Now you can!: making Streamer compatible with all WMV streams; NetTV [Lite] news.


Review: Bricks Of Camelot from Donut Games

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After a certain number of variations of a particular genre come out, you begin to wonder what else can be done with that style of game.  That’s the way I’ve felt about breakout clones for quite some time, especially since I don’t particularly care for the genre in the first place.  Then one came out called Bricks Of Camelot that caught my eye because of the slick visuals.  Once I found out that it was from Donut Games I had to give it a try.  Turns out that I have not been disappointed at all. In fact, for the first time I think I can say that I actually really enjoy a breakout style game.  There’s not really anything new in the mechanics of the game, but rather in the power ups and attention to detail in the environment that make this game so much fun.



Star Walk 3.0 Giveaway...Win a Free Version!!

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 We have Star Walk 3.0 codes to give away (3 to be exact), so get your comments in before Saturday, 26 September 2009 (11PM EST), for a chance to win a copy of this great astronomy program from VITO. If you already have a copy, tell your friends and family to get over here ASAP before the deadline!!! Full rules follow the break...



iPhone Multiplayer Gaming Bible updated

I've added tons of new games and no less than four updates to the iPhone Multiplayer Gaming Bible. Next week, I'll also add tons of new videos showing each and every game in action.



Great Apps you Should be using, but probably Aren't!

In a sea of apps, these should be on your radar

The iTunes App Store is chock full of apps…so full, in fact, that finding the great ones can take a great deal of work. So, like an archeologist, I sifted through the treasures buried deep in the App Store and unearthed 10 jewels you probably don’t know about. These apps work on both the iPhone and iPod touch.

5 Free

In addition to the apps mentioned, there are a vast number of free apps available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The following is a list of the five free apps which I simply could not live without.


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Review: Champion Archer from Pocket Monkey Games

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Pocket Monkey Games is home grown gaming at its finest. The artwork may not be the best, and the game play might be lacking in some spots, but there are two things you always know about a game produced by this company. The first is that the game was made with love – these guys have a great passion for the products they turn out. The second is that they are continually improving their products. Now that the sappy stuff is out of the way, I will say that Champion Archer is a good game that has a promising future. There are just a few things that need to be tidied up to turn this from a good game to a great game.


10 Top Puzzle Games!

These games are rewarding, stimulation, and addictive

While action games seem to garner the lion’s share of attention from the hardcore gaming community, the App Store also provides a thoroughly entertaining and stimulating collection of puzzle games for the iPhone and iPod touch. In fact, puzzle games consistently deliver the best replay value of any genre due to the continuously changing playing fields generated by these games. This roundup features ten of my favorite puzzle games listed in the order of how much time I spend playing them (least to most). Every game on the list has high replay value, and the more time I spend with a game, the more rewarding, intellectually stimulating, and addicting I find it.


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ESPN Radio now available in the App Store!

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"ESPN today launches its newest application to the Apple iTunes App Store for ESPN Radio.


Star Walk 3.0 Now Available!

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 Star Walk 3.0 is now available in the App store, and you can learn more at the links provided (our original review). I added my own mini-review after the break, and am working on getting some codes for a giveaway, so if you don't have a copy, stay tuned. This is a highly recommended amateur astronomy app, and has recently been included in the Apple "What's Hot" list, so if you are a space geek like me, or have kids who are, you will want to check this out!



Interview With AddictingGames Part 3 (include 50 States review)

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This is the final segment of my interview with Kate Connally, Vice President of AddictingGames.  I once again want to thank Kate for the time she took out of her schedule to answer my questions, and I hope you've enjoyed reading her thoughts about AddictingGames' transition into the iPhone world.  This time around we discuss how the users will feel about transition from the web to their iPhone, as well as what plans AddictingGames has for the future of iPhone development.  This segment will conclude with a review of 50 States.  Here we go again...



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