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Angry Birds – A 10 Year Retrospective

The Intro In Three Paragraphs Or Less

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So I heard a little rumor that Angry Birds turned 10 recently.  As such, I thought I’d whip up a special roundup chronicling the early years of the franchise, as well as share some thoughts on where the IP has been and where it might be going.  Now I’m going to level with you, I am not a die-hard fan of the main series or the property as a whole.  I have nothing against the birds, and I certainly enjoyed the first outing, but the whole package didn’t grip me enough to make me want to spend hours and hours with each iteration of the game as it was released.
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Android Games Roundup [12/12/19]

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Welcome to the latest edition of “games Eric FINALLY got around to playing”.  In a twist that no one saw coming, however, everything this time around was released this year, and most of them even came out this quarter!  The most pleasant surprise was a short but sweet 2D runner that’s as much PSA as video game.  There was also a cool arena shooter and an interesting hidden object game.  I threw a few other things in there as well just to mix things up a bit.  Hope you enjoy and find something new to play for the upcoming holiday season.
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Maya The Bee: The Nutty Race in Review: Not Quite So Nutty

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Normally I wouldn’t review a game like this. “What do you mean by that?” you’re probably asking at this point. I have nothing against the genre or anything, but the game was designed for a young audience. Since my “youngest” is a freshman in high school, I don’t really feel that I have a good perspective on games targeted at a younger audience any more. On the other hand, I remember that there were some games designed for the kids that I even enjoyed, so when given the opportunity I check them out once in a while anyway. Besides, I figured with the release of Mario Kart for mobile phones I’d see what a competitor for kids had to offer.
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Android Games Roundup [11/5/19]

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Welcome to the Halloween edition of my Android roundup!  Okay, I know what you’re thinking.  “Doesn’t the author realize it is November?”  Then you’re going to scroll down and take a look at the selection of games and think “hey, these aren’t even scary!”  You got me on both counts.  Sadly I barely have time these days to round up my roundup, let alone do a special one for the holidays.  I was really hoping to at least get this one posted by Halloween, though, so I could have had a roundup in October.  Unfortunately, the site was down for a few days so that didn’t happen.  But, the site’s back up now, the roundup is here, and you finally get to read about Gems Of War, a game that came out a long time ago but that I just finally got introduced to, and that continues to suck up most of my available game time each night.  Oh, and there are a few other things in this roundup as well.
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Android Games Roundup [9/8/19]

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It’s once again time for me to impart some biased thoughts on several Android game releases.  Biased because they are mine, not because anyone influenced me to share as I did.  The most pleasant surprise this roundup was Total Party Kill a puzzle game with RPG style characters that in theory requires you to kill at least one party member to solve each level.  One of the achievements says otherwise, but I have as yet to win that one.  The biggest disappointment was Pokemon Rumble Rush, which really felt like nothing more than another attempt at capitalizing on a popular franchise to sell a sub-par game.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Pokemon Masters ends up being a much more entertaining game.
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Something A Bit Different: Phantom Gear for SEGA Genesis!

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Having grown up with the first several generations of consoles – everything from an Atari 2600 to SEGA Genesis – I love it when developers try to go “retro”.  Some truly succeed, others produce admirable attempts, and like with everything else there are the ones that just don’t get it.  On the other hand, you have those that go to the extreme and rather than produce modern products that just look and feel retro, they actually make games for older systems.  Such is the case with Phantom Gear, a game headed for the SEGA Genesis.
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Android Games Roundup [7/31/19]

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I was hoping to get this roundup out in July, and it looks like I’ll be sneaking it in right under the wire. This time around I actually dug up a unique spin on the idea of trying to keep a balloon from popping, and I also found a cool one tap platformer that might just remind you of a certain fedora wearing history teacher. I covered a game that I originally reviewed on the iOS side as well, because I ran across it again and it turns out that it is still worth talking about. There’s a fun puzzle game, a surprisingly entertaining game featuring fancy purses, and then of course there were a couple of games that weren’t quite so worthwhile. Through it all, hopefully you’ll read about something that seems worth your time.
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