Apple Inc. (AAPL) Game Center Meet Amazon’s GameCircle

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On Wednesday, Amazon announced its own gaming service for game developers called GameCircle. By creating this new experience, Amazon appears to be competing directly with Apple Inc. (AAPL) Game Center, putting scores, competition and social gaming into one service and offering it to developers and users alike. On the Amazon Mobile App Distribution blog, the company describes what GameCircle is … Read More

Madcoaster Review – A Fast Paced Roller Coaster Ride

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Madcoaster Review If you are one of the millions of players who downloaded and lost hours of their lives playing Jetpack Joyride then I may have a new game to break that addiction. Madcoaster from App Store dominators Chillingo is a new universal game where you control a roller coaster train on a never ending journey through multiple lands in … Read More

Puckerz for iPhone Pinball without Bumpers?

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Puckerz Rating: Many successful games in the App store share several main qualities that allow for such success, one of the most prominent is simplicity. Puckerz seems to be an extremely addicting creation based off of pinball roots. Players use a control system not unlike Angry Birds to shoot their puck along an enclosed board that consists of blocks, orbs … Read More

iOS 4.1 Software Update Now Available for Download

Apple today released their latest iOS update for iPhone and iPod touch. iOS 4.1 addresses the performance bug in iOS 4.0 which caused slow performance for iPhone 3G users and also fixes the iPhone 4 proximity sensor bug. The update also adds Game Center, which is Apple’s take on social gaming. It enables users to auto-match with others, compare scores on … Read More

Hexius for iPhone is Explosive Fun (Game Review)

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Hexius Rating: Pattern matching and elimination games can be a hard genre to develop in. Regardless of how original and good a game is, it is inevitably compared to classics like Bejewelled. Comparisons to a genre-defining games can create unfair expectations and leave you second guessing an otherwise great product. While Hexius is very firmly in the pattern matching and elimination … Read More

Apple iPad Apps, many with the suffix HD, show up in iTunes

It seems that a few iPad apps and games are starting to pop up in the iTunes App Store today. The incredibly popular Parachute Panic, which boasts 4 Million+ downloads as well as Scoreloop Social Gaming integration has just shown up as “Parachute Panic HD”. [iTunes Store] Doing a search for iPad today in iTunes 9.1 now shows up quite … Read More

The “Freemium” Game sales model? Lipstick on the same old pig?

When I first sat down to write this article I was a little lost initially as to how to attack it. You see I am not convinced that the “Freemium” model is actually the “next big thing” that the blog-o-sphere is hyping it up to be. Certainly a large number of apps are being shifted under that banner. But then … Read More

Tune Runner for iPhone Turns Your Music Into Adventure | Upcoming Game

There are a number of iPhone games that use music as a backdrop for game play. Tapulous’ popular Tap Tap Revenge series immediately comes to mind. The thing about games like Tap Tap Revenge is that they require you to buy content to play with which, on an iPhone full of music, might seem like a needless expense. The upcoming … Read More