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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac this year

Sid Meier's Civilization series has sold millions of copies and inspired countless sleepless nights from addicted players. Over the course of five titles the series has allowed players to experience building the greatest empires in the history of the planet Earth. This Fall Civilization will leave...

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Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff is well written but expensive

Family Guy is an easy target for snobs who think their personal tastes are universal. Despite its often maligned reputation the show has been a major part of American pop culture since 1999, spreading dark jokes across the airwaves with a gleeful lack of concern for the offended. Now the show has...

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Daily App: 15 Coins challenges you to collect coins while being chased by clones

Thanks in part to the success of Flappy Bird, minimal arcade games with high difficulty are all the rage right now. One new addition to this category of games is 15 Coins from Engaging Games. You guide a ship in space, collecting coins and avoiding collisions with clones of your ship. The game...

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Zombie Launcher is a fun time burner once you get past the ads

When it comes to iOS games I've got a particular taste for oddball time burners. The Flappy Bird and Spellgrid's of the world are perfect for getting a quick game in when you don't have a lot of time. So when I was sent Zombie Launch, I felt the familiar pull. How much time could I burn with this...

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Darklings asks you to step out of the light

In Darklings, your adorable little character named Lum is on a quest to purge the world of darkness and restore the stars to the sky. You don't do this in the traditional "gamey" way -- by navigating worlds, hopping on enemy's heads, and destroying castles -- but instead, you simply possess your...

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Card Table for iOS gives you a virtual deck of cards for any game

Now this is clever: Card Table (free) really isn't a card game. As the developer says, "It's every card game." What you get is a virtual deck of cards. Your iPad is the table, and an iPhone or iPod touch holds your individual hands. You can move cards between devices with a swipe, so you can see a...

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Star Wars: Assault Team puts Star Wars: Force Collection to shame

I love Star Wars and I love collectable card games, so it should say quite a bit that I couldn't review Star Wars: Force Collection because the bare-bones production values turned me off that much. As a collectable card game, it's apparently not bad, but it's just so unacceptably ugly that it...

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Device 6 is a fun, clever puzzler for iPhone

Device 6 for iPhone (US$3.99, universal) was recently featured in Apple's Indie Game Showcase, and for good reason. It feels like a contemporary take on Zork and other text-based games I loved years ago. It combines fun puzzles, clever design, great visuals and compelling story into an all-around...

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bloc'd is a highly addictive riff on Tetris that you should download right now

Tetris is the first game I remember someone being addicted to. After weeks of being made fun of by my father as a child for how much I was playing the game, I awoke one night to sounds coming from downstairs. The sound was my father at 2AM furiously trying to beat his high score. He'd already beaten...

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The Collectables assaults iOS, mixes eye candy and cards

I've been looking forward to The Collectables for a while now. When I got my first look at the game several months ago the gorgeous visuals grabbed my attention immediately, and being able to micromanage a team of military renegades seemed like a perfect fit for the iPad. Now that the game is...

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Still one of the best games you can play on an iDevice

Let us not forget the iPod games that paved the way for true apps. These gems killed many productive hours in offices around the world. [Photo credit: Huasonic]...

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Dear App Store game developers, knock it off with the useless push notifications

Out of all the gaming device in my house -- and there are dozens -- my iPhone and iPad are the most frequently played simply because they are the easiest to pick up for a few minutes at a time. I -- and I imagine many of you as well -- play games on mobile devices when I'm bored or simply have a...

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Star Trek Online finally enters the Mac universe

It's been roughly four years since Star Trek Online began exploring the universe in search of new worlds and strange life forms, and it looks like the MMORPG finally stumbled upon the Windows-less Apple galaxy. Publisher Perfect World has at long last launched the game for the Mac-owning...

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Fulfill your destructive desires with Smash Hit

If there's one thing human beings love more than constructing something beautiful, it's seeing things utterly destroyed. Smash Hit taps into that primal urge in a glorious way by not only allowing you to cause dazzling destruction, but requiring it. Smash Hit is played from a first-person...

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Demolition Crush gives you bombs and plenty of buildings to explode

Building on their earlier demolition games, AppMania is back with its newest title, Demolition Crush. This latest offering has you playing the role of a demolition man who is living out his childhood dream. Each level brings new explosives and new challenges as you help blow up buildings and...

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