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What I Played This Week - Chromian Wars, Zombirds, and more game news...

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Lot's of news to post up on, and I played at least one new game this week. Shoot the Zombirds created by Infinite Dreams (Jelly Defense, Can Knockdown), is target practice in Halloween-land (if there was such a place), a second variation to Shoot the Birds. Also posting a rewind review on Chromian Wars 1.2 as they updated their app after our initial feedback. Both games are worth a look. For the news: a new expansion pack coming for the top 3-D space shooter, Galaxy on Fire 2 (probably my most played game any week); a new turn-based strategy game called LostStar Tactics (from the creators of Staunch Defense); and speaking of exciting new TD, just out, Defender Chronicles II! Whew, that's alot, so let's dig in, shall we...



Review: The Tossing Dead by 21st Street Games

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When The Tossing Dead came out I included it in a weekly article called “10 App Store Games To Watch” where I discuss new releases that I think are worth keeping an eye on (or possibly even outright buying).  As no one is perfect, I’m sometimes wrong about my choices.  In this case, however, I’m definitely not.  If you’re a fan of Fruit Ninja style games, you’ll really enjoy this.  If you dig obliterating the undead, why not trying tossing them?  If you like both of the previously mentioned things, you’ll be in seventh heaven with this game.



App Review - Physics Slots Free HD

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Physics slots HD is a great slot machine simulator for your mobile device.  The free version comes with three unique types of slots, each with a progressive jackpot and multiple different betting options to choose from.  Whether you like the classic slot set up with lucky 7's, the bar and the bell, the fruit themed slots or a fun option based on playing cards, this game has it all. 



TravelVegas for iPhone

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Travel Vegas is a great app for anyone who is thinking about visiting the Las Vegas area any time in the future.  The app functions as a travel or tour guide to the entire Las Vegas area.  In addition to helping you learn about all the great things to do in Vegas this app also has a deals section where you can find amazing deals on a wide variety of attractions in the area.  The deals are regularly updated and include things like free game play at specific casinos, guided tours, and discounted tickets to shows and much more.



What I played this week - Cubyrinth, Warpspeed 2, and Blast Angle HD

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3 small games this week (none over 100MB in size), all of which can be had on the app store in like a minute. Cubyrinth is a puzzle solver that will require your concentration and some Rubik's experience; Warpspeed 2 is a 3D racer with addictively retro sound/graphics; Blast Angle HD is a Dome Wars (or Scorched Earth on PC) redo with a sharp and vibrant look. Read on for the mini-reviews and vids...



AP Calculus Review

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The AP Calculus power review app is made to help anyone get ready for a big test or exam in their AP Calculus class.  Everyone knows that calculus is one of the most difficult math courses around and when you're in the advanced placement class it is even more difficult.  This app is great because it allows you to pull it out and start studying anywhere you go.  There are two main sections to the app, study and information. 



[Preview] Infinity Blade: Dungeons. Gameplay Video Sneak Peek!

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Months have passed since I first brought tidings of a new story, the latest installment in the EPIC Infinity Blade saga. Today at long last, I treat you to a gameplay preview, courtesy of Joystiq.

 



Review: UFO Adventure by Greg Chaffins

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There was a time when a considerable amount of my gaming focus went to third person adventure game classics from the likes of companies such as Sierra Online and LucasArts.  That time has passed, in large part due to the fact that such games aren’t nearly as prevalent any more, but thankfully developers are starting to see the merit of this genre, and in particular this visual perspective, on modern gaming platforms.  One such developer is Greg Chaffins, and his latest effort, simply titled UFO Adventure, shows he knows a thing or two about what I remember from my childhood and teen years.



Review: USB Cell Drive: Cellink I

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USB Cell Drive came out with a couple new products, with one of them being the Cellink I. This neat little gadget is like a mini Swiss army knife that contains some useful tools/features. To start, this little device has a built in 600 mAH battery. Its function is to not fully recharge your device, but to provide you an emergency power source when you are getting low or critical. The version I am using works with iPhone, iPod and iPad.



iPhone Reviews | iPhone Life Magazine

We have several iPhone reviews.  Articles like, iPhone Goes 3G,is one of many that gives you a more in depth look at Apple's products. Here are several iPhone reviews on past and current models.

"On July 11th, 2008, Apple and AT&T stores started selling the iPhone 3G, and over one million consumers bought one in the first three days, making this the hottest smart phone launch ever.  The 3G brings speed,assisted GPS, and a new low price to Apple's smart phone platform. And while the hardware has definitely been improved, it's the OS 2.0 and software suite that is truly revolutionary."

In iPhone 3G S and OS 3.0, we take a first look at the new 3G S. Resting in your hand, it looks pretty much like the 3G, but in this case, looks are deceiving. The iPhone 3G S sports a faster processor, better battery life, a 3 megapixel camera, enhanced 3D graphics, and a variety of other improvements.  Best of all, it's claimed to be twice as fast as the 3G.

We also reviewed the new OS 3.0 and software suite.  Apple added some nice features, including Cut & Paste capability, enhanced A2DPBluetooth that supports stereo headsets, an upgrade of SMS to full Multi MediaServices, improved search feature, landscape keyboard in Mail and other apps,and additional enhancements to Calendar, Contacts, iPod, and Safari.  Apple also added a new native app to the application suite.  VoiceMemo lets you capture and edit short audio recordings and e-mail or SMS them toa friend.

iPhone reviews: Apple began selling an unlocked versionof the iPhone 4S (iPhone Life Article Here). That means that you can use it with any carrier, andyou don't need to sign a contract.  Unlocked phones are a big advantage for frequent travelers. GSM is the most common standard abroad,and the whole cell phone business model is typically much different in other countries. No contracts, no subsidized phones. You simply buy a SIM card and put it in your phone. You can even buy SIM cards at kiosks in airports and on the street.