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Sometimes, I play video games. And sometimes, when I play video games, I play RPGs. I wasted more hours on Skyrim than I care to admit (not-so-curiously, the money I spent on ordering in pizza skyrocketed after that game’s release). I went to a university where our idea of fun on a Friday was playing Borderlands together. People on my floor still loved the old Pokemon games on Game Boy. And yes, we spent many a night re-watching Star Wars.

Despite that, though, I’d never played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (which I’m hereon shortening as KOTOR). It wasn’t because I had something against RPGs or Star Wars, clearly. I had simply never had the opportunity. When KOTOR celebrated its tenth anniversary with an iPad version of the now-classic game, I took note and picked up a copy. Read on to find out if it translates well to the iPad and if it’s worth laying down hard-earned cash for.

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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…)

Back in December of last year, Microsoft surprisingly released My Xbox LIVE, a companion app to its own Xbox 360 gaming console. The device mainly supported the console’s subscription service, Xbox LIVE, allowing you to view and manage things like your avatar and friends list.

In a recent update, the app received some pretty significant updates, introducing features to allow an Xbox to connect to an instance of My Xbox LIVE running on your iPad and consequently be able to control it. In this review, we’ll take a look at the app once more, especially the latest, console-controlling update. (more…)

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