I’ve had a real addiction to racing games since before the holidays. I’ve probably picked up at least a half dozen different titles in the last few weeks. Whether your in a boat, car or plane, it’s all good. Most recently I was able to get my hands on Speed Forge Extreme, a space-themed racer from powerhouse developers Chillingo. Read on to see if life on Mars results in a win.
I’ve spoke before about the popularity of board games being ported to the iPlatform. From The Game of LIFE to Boggle, people have just fallen in love with the idea of being able to play and experience all the games they loved on the iDevice. At the front of this explosion in popularity is Electronic Arts. Title after title, some of the best board games ever have successfully been redesigned for the iDevice. Now EA have chirped in with Battleship, their rendition of the classic. Hit or miss? Read on.
It seems that poker game apps run the same path as twitter and fart apps; more and more appear everyday. As is the case with most apps though, the majority are either just okay, or plain garbage. Lucky for me, I recently got my hands on a great release from Powerhouse developer Glu Mobile and their sure winner, World Series Of Poker Hold ‘Em Legend. This is a great app for seasoned vets and newcomers alike, read on to to see how the chips stacked up.
One of the things the iPhone lacked at launch was an iPhone to iPhone messenger. Yes we all have various text message bundles, but odds are that you have a monthly limit. There have been a few entrants in the iDevice to iDevice messaging arena. However in a lot of cases either the price is high, the features are too limited, or the UI is hideous. Thankfully I was able to get my hands on pushme.to from developers Treebune s.r.l. and I couldn’t be any happier.
EA has been on a roll lately. Thanks to an amazing partnership with Hasbro they have released iDevice versions of some of the most popular board games ever. Well, Connect 4, an absolute classic goes back for generations has gotten a little iDevice makeover.
In case you didn’t know, there is A LOT of stuff on the internet. As is usually the case though, there’s some good, some great, and a whole lot of garbage. The problem is that when you look for your favourite topics, you will almost always uncover the sloppy ratio that favours garbage. With sites like Regator.com constantly scouring the net to find the best sites/blogs/posts, you can trim a lot of that garbage and get right to the good. And if that wasn’t enough now you can get all that convenience and more on your iDevice.
Pinball is one of those universal games that everybody likes. Just like some of the most addicting games of all time it’s easy to pick up, but can take a life time to perfect. Take that and combine it with an increasingly popular tech or grunge style of graphics and you come up with the great little title from developers Blue Bear Studio.
There are a bunch of features that are available on the Mac which are coming to the iPlatform. With their base OS being similar, it isn’t a huge surprise. The latest of these features is a mac style dashboard app that offers similar widgets and some enhancements to make the purchase a good one.
Most people, especially those in the business world, have at least a few business cards in their wallets and/or purses. Whether the contact is for restaurants, or other professionals, business cards are still the standard way to pass on all your contact info to the masses. The only problem is that if you’re at all like me your wallet tends to get a little full and you start to run out of places to put them. Now, using the latest in text recognition software by ABBYY, SHAPE Services (developers of the wildly popular IM+) have come through with a great solution.
Mr. Bounce is a nice little game from developer Spaces of Play. Similar to Breakout, you bounce a projectile off parts of a destructible field in order to clear the level. Mr. Bounce is yet another example of how a simple game can be done to good effect.