Reflections On A Year’s Worth Of App Watching – 2010 Edition

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As the year draws to a close I’ve started thinking about my time writing the weekly “10 Games To Watch” article, and I soon realized that I’ve been doing this since May of 2010.  As such I thought I’d take a few moments to reflect back on my first year’s worth of articles and point out some of my biggest hits (and worst misses).  That way, if you’re in need of a few extras games because of some new iTunes gift card burning a hole in your account, you’ll have some idea of the ones you missed that are worth checking into again – or avoiding, as the case may be. Continue reading…

10 New App Store Games To Watch [Oct. 18 - 24]

Reckless Racing tops the interest chart this week.  The top down racer from EA Mobile sports some pretty slick visuals, two online game play modes, and a unique offline mode that has you making deliveries while you’re racing.  Hack ‘n slash fanatics will want to check out Samurai II: Vengeance.  This sequel has all the bloody combat of the original, supplemented with environmental puzzles and traps that must be avoided.  The budding space pilot should check out Star Battalion, Gameloft’s entry in the “lone rebel against the armada” outer space epic.  The interesting twist in this variant is that you can play the game co-operatively with a friend over the internet or locally.  RPG fans should check out Puzzle Quest HD, the RPG that uses match 3 mechanics for combat.  The iPad version contains the elusive chapter 3 that has yet to make it to the iPhone.

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