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The crapification of great iOS apps

I love physics-based games, and Fish Out Of Water by Halfbrick Studios is one of the best. Well, I should say it was one of the best, and for well over a year it brought a smile to my face on a daily basis. Today, it's simply not the same game it was, and despite having paid a buck for it shortly ...

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NANPISA: A Video Journey

NANPISA is an interactive journey into real-world issues and educational subject matter. When players select a category, they are presented with a series of video clips that relate to that subject matter and after the clip, players answer a question based on that information. NANPISA is compatib...

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Play TuneXeso to test how acquainted you are with music

TuneXeso is a music matching game that lets you pick any artist on iTunes, hear samples of the songs, then try to match them with the duplicate sample using your memory as you flick through the unlabeled collection. With the 16 songs the app presents, you have to make eight pairs. It's all about ...

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Rejoice! Papers, Please will get pixelated nudity after all

Papers, Please -- the hit PC game that launched on iPad today sans the not-at-all graphic nudity of the original game -- will be getting a patch to restore the low-res boobs and butts to their former glory. Developer Lucas Pope has announced that Apple contacted him and explained that the original...

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Apple rejected one of the best games of the year over pixelated nudity

If you've ever played the fantastic Windows or Mac versions of Papers, Please you already know how fantastic of a fit it will be on iPad when it launches on Friday. The game -- referred to as a "dystopian document thriller" by its creator -- tasks you with screening immigrants at the border of a w...

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Just Get 10: Merging Madness

Just Get 10 is a number puzzle game where players combine similar numbers until they reach 10. For instance, three ones next to each other get added together and make a block labeled two. Players continue to make these groupings until they reach the number 10. However, this sounds easier than it...

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If you play this iOS game in public people will think you're insane

If you want to get some seriously peculiar stares from strangers you could do jumping jacks in a coffee shop, break dance in a grocery store, or, if you want to streamline your efforts, just play Yyaah! in any public place. Putting a clever -- if a bit obnoxious -- spin on the one-tap, Flappy Bird...

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Obtrusive ads, lackluster design limit Bear Hunt's potential

Bear Hunt is a simple time killer in which you're given a slingshot to target bears nearby in the forest. As they walk by or potentially attack, pull the sling back to hit them with a boulder. The game features a few modes like classic and time race, plus online multiplayer. The goal is to reach ...

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ROTO: Simply Addictive

Guiding a ball to a finish flag by timing jumps from one rotating circle to another is the core gameplay feature of ROTO. While navigating a maze of rotatory platforms filled with hazards, such as spiky saw blades, players have to collect stars which will unlock levels. ROTO is compatible with i...

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Aim to add up number tiles perfectly with Funb3rs

Hey, look! It's a game with numbers that doesn't build off of the same concepts as Threes and 2048. Funb3rs is a multiplayer title with the objective being to gather all the numbers on the grid that add up to equal the number at the top. Glide your finger along the randomized number tiles to add ...

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BOLLS: Roll with this simple obstacle challenge

Players navigate a ball through an ever-changing course of obstacles based on their environment such as wood or glass in BOLLS. The longer players can keep the ball from hitting an obstacle, the harder the game gets which in turn means a higher score. BOLLS is compatible with iOS devices running...

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Test your knowledge of just about anything with Thinking

Thinking is a fresh brain game that puts every individual mind to a fun test in a number of ways and categories. Not only are there two completely separate tests for kids and adults to level the playing field, but also a regular daily quiz and party mode for up to nine additional people to join i...

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A real Pokemon game on iOS is not out of the question

Despite Nintendo's awkward stance on apps -- essentially claiming they won't support smartphones and tablets, then slowly warming up to the idea -- the company's independently operated Pokemon brand has been much more accepting of smart device trend. The latest example of this more open attitude c...

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Best Cyber Monday 2014 deals on iOS and OS X games

The holiday deals continue with discounts on a variety of games in the App Store. Below are some of the best titles on sale for Cyber Monday. iOS Games Sparkle 2 [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $4.99] Challenge the darkness with your swift orb matching skills, mighty magical enc...

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WordHeist brings good design to uninspired word game

WordHeist is a multiplayer word game that encourages theft for your own personal gain. Using your own letter bank, create words with up to three other players. Then steal each other's letters to create your own words and protect yours from being stolen. When the timer runs out, whoever has the mo...

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