Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hits iOS App Store and Google Play

First released back in 2002 on the PS2, the follow up to the first ever 3D GTA has arrived on iOS and Android in form of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition 

From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes a story of one man’s rise to the top of the criminal pile. Vice City, a huge urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, was one of the most varied, complete and alive digital cities ever created. Combining open-world gameplay with a character driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with delights and degradation and given the opportunity to take it over as you choose.

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iOS Deals of the Day – War on Terror, Ski Safari and more

Looking for the latest app sales and deals for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad? Here’s our roundup today for the most recent freebies and price drops that are worth checking out. As always, they’re only good for a very limited time.

And if you missed our iOS Deals of the Day post yesterday, be sure to check it out as most of those price drops are still in effect.

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Team Awesome in Review – A Diversion With Superheroes

Fans of the game Diversion from Ezone.com are going to feel a sense of déjà vu here, assuming you haven’t already with the several other Diversion-derived projects they’ve released in the last couple of years.  Thankfully the formula’s still addictive, and there are enough differences to be found in Team Awesome that it still seems like its own game.  Unfortunately (depending on how you look at it) you won’t find any deep game play here, but if you’re looking for a simple diversion that could turn into an addiction, Team Awesome is your game.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [November 26 - December 2]

This was a great week for iOS gaming.  Other than the fact that I wouldn’t have time to finish it, I could have easily doubled the number of entries in this week’s roundup.  To start things off we have SEGA’s iOS port of Jet Set Radio.  All the skating, graffiti spraying and cop avoidance is there, along with 29 of the 30 original musical tracks from the Dreamcast version.  The next installment of the Chop Chop franchise is now available with the release of Chop Chop Ninja World.  I’d venture to say this is Gamerizon’s most ambitious title yet, and it seems like it might be one of the most enjoyable as well.  If you just can’t get your fill of zombies but are tired of simply shooting them all the time, Activision’s The Bowling Dead might just be for you.  Pick up a bowling ball (with assorted upgrades when available) mow down an alley full of the undead, and enjoy a humorous tale of post-apocalyptic strikes and spares.

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Pay What You Want: The Humble THQ Bundle (PC only)

For the first time ever, The Humble Bundle has teamed up with a major publisher for their “Pay what you want” model in exchange for several quality games. Traditional only indie titles have been featured, but this time around, the games in question are from THQ. Simply pay over the minimum of $1 and receive a steam key (Windows only) for Company of Heroes (and its expansions Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor), DarksidersMetro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon. Pay more than the average price and you’ll also snag Saints Row: The Third. And of course, you decide how much of the money goes to Charity, THQ or ‘Humble Tip’. If you ask me, it’s always a win-win when you can donate to a good case AND score some good games in the process. To grab your bundle, head over the the THB headquarters.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Flick Golf!

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out.

Flick Golf! (TMA Review) is an extremely casual golf game. You don’t have to wear funny pants or hire a caddy in this offering from Full Fat, for example. Oh, and you don’t have to spend countless hours picking the perfect club with which to take your next shot. In fact, there are no clubs.

As its name suggest, you simply flick, spin, and curve your ball by swiping on your device’s screen.

There are still plenty of hazards to look out for, though, including bunkers, trees, pits filled with sand, and powerful gusts of wind. How many holes-in-one do you think you can get? If you dig fun and addictive casual (sports) games, be sure to grab both Flick Golf! for the iPhone and iPad while it’s still free.

Flick Golf! Full Fat, Flick Golf! (TMA Review) – Free
Flick Golf HD Full Fat, Flick Golf HD - Free

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Fighting Fantasy: Blood Of The Zombies in Review – A 30th Anniversary Treat

One sign that you’re getting older is when things you remember from your childhood start having their 30th anniversaries.  Such is the case for me and the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series.  Granted I was only 10 when the first one debuted, but you get my drift.  In this year that marks the third decade of the series’ existence the man himself, Ian Livingstone, has penned a new entry called Blood of the Zombies.  Thanks to Tin Man Games we can enjoy this milestone adventure on our iOS devices, and enjoy is being quite conservative.  I’d say this is probably one of the best electronic gamebook adventures yet.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [November 19 - 25]

Hopefully you missed me while I was gone.  There were some pretty cool games I wanted to talk about last week, but have no fear because there are plenty of good games for this week’s article as well.  To start with, Steve Wozniak has decided to lend his incredible talents to the game design world with Vengeance: Woz With A Coz.  It’s a retro platform game that he not only designed and wrote the story for, but also stars in!  If you’re a slingshot physics game-aholic but are still craving something a bit different, why not give Temple Raid a try?  Sure the mechanics are tried and true to the genre, but this multi-player affair lets you construct your own fortresses and take on folks from around the world to see who the best ammunition tosser is.  For the Fruit Ninja fan who thinks they’ve played it all, why not apply those slashing skills to some chocolaty goodness?  Yes, thanks to PikPok’s OREO: Twist, Lick, Dunk you can have your cookie and play with it too.

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FAA’s Free Daily App – GemCraft

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out.

GemCraft is an interesting tower defense game that has been played online more than 90 million times.

Your aim in this addictive title is pretty much the same as it is in every other TD in the genre: build defensive obelisks and prevent waves of invading monsters from reaching your base (a mana crystal, on this occasion). In GemCraft, you do this using eight magical jewels that all have special abilities. You can combine these gems and craft new multi-coloured crystals that boast even more potent powers.

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