Sweet news from Line 6. The MIDI Memo Recorder is a free piece of software which saves custom midi interface settings and records sessions to the iDevice. This ain’t another class lecture interface, it is a professional touring/recording software/hardware interface for musicians. MIDI has been a longtime standard in effects mastering and creation for many musicians. The best part now, however, is that it goes mobile and even works as a backup settings organiser in case of gear breakage. While the software can be downloaded now, the MIDI Mobilizer hardware attachment won’t be available till “Spring 2010″ – gotcha…
Line 6, MIDI Memo Recorder – Free
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Caligo Chaser, a game set in the sexy future – or is it the past? — is a stunning hybrid beat ‘em up full of anime babes, fast action, and quick quests. Fans of button mashers and JRPG’s should enjoy this shy-of-300-pennies arcader. Truth be known, I’ve been getting blisters on my thumbs and it’s high time just to let you know of this bad boy. It comes from Com2uS, so expect a goodly dose of polish and graphical pizzazz seen in some of their other hits such as Inotia 2 and Heavy Gunner 3D.
As for our previous coverage of Caligo Chaser, ChiffaN recently did a hands-on preview (with gameplay footage) and found it to be “an excellent game and a real contender to take the beat-em-up RPG crown away from Hybrid: Eternal Whisper“.
Com2uS Inc., Caligo Chaser – $2.99
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Not sure what it’s all about as my Chinese is no better than my aptitude for good humour. But, I can tell that MortgagePRO isn’t your typical mortgage app – it’s for professionals wishing to bolster their career, their portfolio, and their earnings. It connects to Hong Kong’s largest and most influential banks to give up to the date rates and (presumably) more. Right, so I’m sure there are worse ways to doff a grand, but I can’t think of any at the moment. Certainly if you can make a little (or a lot) of extra dosh from mortgage trading, you probably have a natural aptitude for missing over-priced iDevice finance apps which undoubtedly have cheaper, less gimmicky alternatives.
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Disgusting: Zombie Recycling Inc. : Rotten Red is gurgling its fetid, foaming face in the direction of the App Store. And a good thing too! Zombie Recycling is a fun way to use your noodle; you pop the heads of zombies back to where they belong. Evidently though, Red is harder than Green, so get your chequebooks out, write Tecmo a gift and get practicing with the first game in the series. Me? I’ll be queuing up my gaming brain cells for a wild weekend.
By the way, Zombie Recycling Inc. : Moldy Green is on sale through the introduction of Rotten Red. It is down to 0.99$ from the formerly lofty 1.99$ price.
TECMO,LTD., Zombie Recycling Inc. : Moldy Green – $0.99
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(Facetious Editor Alert): Phone OS 3.2 is on the horizon and idiots all over are clamouring for multitasking, better home screen, and icon organisation among other useless features. Apple may make waves by catching up to certain other smartphones which have enabled these features since day one, but their best efforts amount to the smallest of ripples in my personal puddle.
I want to lay down with my mail, my web, my Facebook without the damn accelerometer forcing me to sit straight up or holding onto my iDevice like a chin up bar. iBed, a simple utility allows the lazy (or way too busy) to get a good grip on the erstwhile unwieldy platform. Honestly, Apple, this 0.99$ app has outdone one of the the most easy ‘features’ you could have added to your list of innovations. Internal support is somewhat limited of course as it cannot make changes to universal toggles, but the included clients cover the majority of bases for the majority of North Americans at least. Thank you Tal Shrestha.
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Think about it: Youtube is a great resource. You can catch up on stupid adverts, funny advice, and most of all, game videos. Fabrication Games‘ The Game Trail aggregates the App Store’s 20 000 games, susses their scores, and helps you make the most informed buying decision. If they’ve not used their complex rating algorithm on the app you really want to know about, go ahead and submit the question to them – they’d be only too happy to help. Best part about Game Trail? It’s FREE!
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Finger-shift into gear 6 ladies and gents as Raging Thunder 2 squeals into the App Store AND the Android Marketplace. Swedish dev, Polarbit AB, had mad success with the first Raging Thunder, but its sequel has been rigged with better graphics, effects, even more single player missions and lots ‘n lots of upgrade possibilities.
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It wasn’t THAT long ago that Star Wars: Yoda Stories graced workplace desktops the world over. Redshift, who brought us one of the iDevice’s most potent RPG series, The Quest, have nailed another key gaming point: the fun, apropos-of-desktop-adventuring-games-like-Yoda-Stories RPG adventure! Dungeoned is yours for 99 cents; for less than a dolla, you can bagi it; shy of a buck, not even twenty nickels! Be ready to run from baddies, strike with magic and your fists, and escape through the one true door! Dear me, I sound like a marketing telephone box.
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Minus a few key features, Faces of Met is Hot or Not for photographers. Click, slide and rate – just like the real thing, but much, much more airbrushed. Not sure how Met distinguishes its famous photographers, but I bet it goes something like this:
SoftMobile: Okay, so you have the shots?
Budding Ph’ger: Yessir.
SoftMobile: And bio information such as adorns gravure?
Budding Ph’ge: Check.
SoftMobile: You sir, are a great photographer!
Budding Ph’ge: Where’s my cheque?
Can’t be much different than that. Rate the pics with 1-5 stars, but don’t expect to meet any of Met’s mostly female cuties – it ain’t a dating service, but still is fun to touch through! In the back of my seldom-used brain, I get the feeling that face photos could be used as a catch-all for the p-word, just like Hottest Girls was. Whatever the case, Faces of Met is out, seems oddly cast in its parent directory of photography, and may be set to re-introduce other fun artefacts into the App Store.
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Today, you can relive the heady days of the late 1980′s, but in 1990′s style: Square Enix have released both FINAL FANTASY I & II today at the App Store. Both are masked in glorious Super Famicom-style colour and iPhone-tailored resolution. FINAL FANTASY sports ‘bonus dungeons’ from Soul of Chaos and the Labyrinth of Time editions of the game while FINAL FANTASY II hacks along with the bonus dungeons from Soul of Rebirth and the Arcane Labyrinth editions of the game. Of course, this will probably be the biggest news for Anime RPG lovers till the next Final Fantasy debuts on the iPhone. Feel free to discuss the release of FINAL FANTASY I & II in our forums!
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