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This week highlights some very different, but all very beautiful new games, in which you get to design rollercoasters (and go a little crazy doing so, I might add); play a game that’s a little something like Tetris in reverse; defy gravity in a very unusual black-and-white world; use your spelling prowess to rumble with literary-minded foes; and blow up asteroids and comets to save some super-cute spacemen.

Click through to learn more about them. (more…)

Many of us remember the old times of video games. The days when Mario and Bowser duelled to the death, when Donkey Kong had just began running around the jungle with his companions, and when Pokemon and its cards were the talk of the middle school. If you’re too young for such things, you can always go grab an old Game Boy and cartridges from Amazon to try your luck on some of these titles. They’re definitely worth the time.

But if you already had your fun back in the day, you’re undoubtedly looking for something new. A new device to play things on, perhaps? Or maybe you want a new indie game that’s has such large pixels on the screen you can see the days of old within them. Whatever the case, there are a lot of great games on the App Store that may just fit what you’re looking for. Let’s take a look at some of them. (more…)

By some strange coincidence, all five of the games in today’s roundup are free (at least as of the time I write this) — which means you really have no excuse not to give them a try!

These games feature puzzles of all kinds, including murder mysteries, locked doors, a candy land and word-building points. There’s also a “Help, I can’t slow down!” driving game thrown in for good measure. Click through below to get your game on.

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At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last June, Microsoft introduced a secondary screen app called Xbox SmartGlass that provides additional content related to the game, movie or music being played on a user’s Xbox 360. After waiting nearly five months, the Xbox SmartGlass was finally released for iOS devices. Having spent some time with the app, I’m ready to give you an overview of its capabilities and tell you whether it has lived up to the hype. Hit the jump to dive in. (more…)

Before the Japanese began sending people through foam Tetris shapes via conveyor belt, there was a golden age of the game show in America. Shows like The Match Game and Family Feud were primetime hits and the trickle down effect even led to niche off-shoots like Supermarket Sweep.

There’s still a feeling of nostalgia with many gameshows, today. Be it primetime or daytime, many generations grew up with Bob Barker, Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek and while many never have punched their ticket to the live audience show in California, for a much lower price you can live vicariously through an avatar contestant on the iPad.

Today we’ve put together three classic gameshows reincarnated on the iPad: Family Feud and Friends, Jeopardy HD, and Wheel of Fortune HD. Let’s jump right in! (more…)

Happy Thursday again, fellow iPad gamers. This time around we’ve got five very different and popular games to look at, featuring scaling skyscrapers, monkeys chasing (what else?) bananas) and a raccoon who knows how to load a bubble-busting gun.

There’s also a young man determined to race his car up every hill in sight, and a collection of aliens who can’t get enough of the game hangman. Click “more” to take a look at this eclectic bunch. (more…)

The latest big screen adaption of Ian Fleming’s MI6 agent, James Bond, was released this month and  it’s named Skyfall. Along with the usual action-packed story of car chases and many people being shot, there was the beautiful title song from Adele, some good acting from Daniel Craig and guests, and other things you’d expect from a 007 film. It was good, and I am glad I went to see it.

What about living the James Bond life though? Obviously you can’t do so daily, but there are always video games. Consider transporting yourself to the world of espionage and secret codes. Books can only take you so far, as can motion pictures. It’d be more fun to actually feel like you are the character. Sadly, there are no official Bond games available. There are alternatives, however, and I’d like to take a look at some of them after the break. (more…)

This new releases in this week’s roundup are a little bit military, a little bit fantasy adventure. But more importantly, they include a game that combines two of my favorite things: Jedis and some very disgruntled fowl. That’s right, the Star Wars edition of Angry Birds has arrived.

Let’s take a look. And of course, may the birds be with you as you take on the Pig Star. (more…)

This week’s roundup really does have something for everyone, including a futuristic adventure game; street racing combined with police evasion; a squadron of battle-ready aircraft at your command; gunfights in the wild wild west; and a retro-inspired puzzler.

If you’re a genre-hopping gamer like me, all five will spark your interest. Hit the jump to check them out. (more…)

Something is in the iOS game development water this week, because so many great games have just been released that it’s hard to decide what to play first.

In this roundup you’ll find a certain sword-wielding master of the universe, some zombies who’ve decided to take over Tinseltown, a group of battle bots on an intergalactic mission, a contract killer named Jack Griffin and a shape-shifting warrior. Come on, let’s take a look. (more…)

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