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Getting More From Your Kid's Games on Your iPhone

  • Author: JesseLangley
  • Filed under: iPhone
  • Date: Sep 13,2011


With the advent of educational games, iPhones are being used as pacifiers. If a child is bored, crying or generally being obnoxious, the smartphone gets stuck in their hands like a pacifier gets stuck into their mouths. Sometimes the games are geared towards education, but most often they’re disguised as such while actually just being distractors for young minds. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • A Mix of Social and the Gangster Life Make Crime City a Game Worth Playing

    • Author: JesseLangley
    • Filed under: iPhone
    • Date: Aug 25,2011

    When Crime City debuted, sweeping conclusions were made that it would fill the void in the iOS market for a new Grand Theft Auto (GTA). Others drew on the fact that former Zynga GM Ken Chiu was CEO of the new company and claimed his debut game would lean more towards a standard Farmville or Mafia Wars, backed by the bland, generic name.

    In a rare display of universal foresight, it turns out that everyone was right. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Game On!…The Best Peripherals to Enhance Your iPhone and iPad

    • Author: JesseLangley
    • Filed under: iPhone
    • Date: Aug 24,2011

    The iPhone has the hardware and all the power necessary to compete with the best of portable gaming solutions. Unfortunately, with tiny speakers, no buttons and only semi-precise touch controls, it leaves something to be desired. Invest a few dollars in something other than the latest app, and you can make your iPhone or iPad a gaming, organization and all-around omnipotent powerhouse. Read the rest of this entry »


    5 Games Guaranteed to Addict and Educate

    • Author: JesseLangley
    • Filed under: iPhone
    • Date: Aug 3,2011

    It’s amazing how many dumb things you can do with a smartphone. Many of the apps featured on the iPhone are ridiculous. They basically serve a market of individuals who are so app happy they will download anything with a double dose of Objective C coding. I mean, who wouldn’t want an app where all you have to do is press your finger on the screen… for no apparent reason what-so-ever? Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Review: Cut The Rope

    Cut the Rope, Chillingo, iPhone puzzle gameCut the rope is one of the more famous iPhone games, being famous as a casual game, and is not dissimilar to angry birds in terms of fame and ease of play. It was released in 2010 as a paid app, with a free version, a “Christmas gift” becoming available in Christmas the same year, with a unique set of levels, with a Christmas theme to the levels, which can act as a sort of demo for the game, for anyone unwilling to pay money based on concept alone.

    The basic concept behind the game is a physics based puzzle around the game mechanic of cutting ropes (as the name of the game suggests) and trying to get a large piece of candy into a monsters mouth. This is done through cutting ropes to free the candy, and cutting specific ropes free (using touch to simulate the slicing of the rope) to swing the candy in specific directions through the use of cutting specific ropes at specific times so that the candy gains the correct momentum when it is completely free of all constraints. Read the rest of this entry »


    Cause of Death: A Truly Masterful Interactive Game Novel – Review

    • Author: JesseLangley
    • Filed under: iPhone
    • Date: Jul 13,2011

    Cause of Death is an awesome game on the iPhone and iPad (created by EA) for gamers who love criminal justice shows like NCIS or CSI. The game is essentially an interactive novel that comes in chapters for you to either buy or wait till the following week to get for free. The chapters cost .99 cents if you want to buy them early, but that can really add up even if you are a quick gamer.

    However, this game really isn’t a game that plays fast. It is very involving and those of you who are studying for a criminal justice degree may have an edge on the rest of us. As I said above the game is essentially an interactive novel. There is a lot of reading involved and users will have to think like real detectives in order to get the high score. Another point that makes it interactive is that you get to choose how your character interacts with his environment. For instance, you can either kick a door down or knock politely until someone answers the door. These actions are timed so you’ll have to think quickly on what actions to take as they will determine the fate of the case as well as the detectives. Read the rest of this entry »


    5 Games for a Quick Study Break

    • Author: JesseLangley
    • Filed under: iPhone
    • Date: Jul 11,2011


    There is nothing worse than working on projects for school knowing that the best thing a break can give you is another cup of coffee. It is important to get in a solid break periodically where you can remove yourself from what you’re doing. Not only will it relieve your mind, but you’ll come back to it much more relaxed and ready to keep working. One great way to do this is to whip out your iPhone and find a game that you can play for 5-10 minutes to distract you from that online MBA you’re trying so desperately to get. So sit back relax and maybe download a few of these games for your breaks… Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Review: Angry Birds

    iPhone, Angry Birds, Rovio

    If you’ve even heard of an iPhone, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of angry birds, which is, by now no doubt the most recognised “casual game” in existence, and perhaps even the most widely available game currently available for mobile or social platforms. For those of you unaware, angry birds is a physics based game released in December, 2009. The game focuses around launching “angry” birds of different colour and type into makeshift buildings with structure and materials which differ from level to level filled with pigs.

    The game is controlled, obviously, entirely through touch. The birds are pre-loaded into a slingshot, and the player must use their finger to guide the angle and power that the bird is launched towards the pigs. The pigs, however are protected by various materials which are constructed to make a fort like building. The part of this construction the birds hit and the power they hit it at determine the way the building collapses. The separate parts of the collapsed building can then hit the pigs, who will then die. Read the rest of this entry »


    Platformer Demolition Dash gets bug fixes in new update

    Demolition Dash, iPhone platform games, dreamfab

    The iPhone platformer Demolition Dash just got a free update by developer dreamfab. The developers fixed some bugs, made loading times shorter, improved background music and made the first level of the game a big easier for the noobs who try the game for the first time. There aren’t any big new things in this update, it’s more of a fix for some nasty things that were in the prior version of the game. The Endless Run mode will be released in the version 2.0 of the game, it’s due to come out soon.


    Two Tribes working on Swords & Soldiers for iPhone and iPad

    • Author: Mr Sandeman
    • Filed under: iPad, iPhone
    • Date: Jun 24,2011

    Dutch iPhone game developer Two Tribes, known from franchises like Toki Tori, is currently working with Ronimo Games and Chillingo (EA) on the iPhone and iPad version of the indie hit Swords & Soldiers. The game is a “globe-trotting” single player campaign game with plenty of Vikings, Aztecs, Chinese and other dangerous types of people combined with cool weapons, skills that you can learn and funny dialogue. The game will also boast a fully featured multiplayer mode for those of you who have friends with an iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately there’s no specific release date for the game yet.