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Daily App: Squiggle Racer makes 8-bit car racing frustratingly fun

Squiggle Racer is an 8-bit game that challenges you to race your car around a small circular track. The gameplay is simple -- use the two large buttons to control your steering and move that car around the track to complete laps. As you complete laps, you open up additional tracks. Squiggle Racer...

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Impossible Road wants you to break the game

Impossible Road is something of a mix between physics puzzler and racing game, as you control a bouncy white orb known as "the Vessel" down a randomly generated track full of twists, sharp banks, jumps and drops. It's also a game where cheating is very much encouraged. Each session starts at the...

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Review: A high-speed trip down memory lane with Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of those games that's on every conceivable platform, from the Wii U to the Vita to Mac and now iOS. Oftentimes, games that are spread across so many devices suffer in the transition to a small screen, but Sega's familiarity with the iPhone means that...

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Daily iPhone App: Ridge Racer Slipstream slides in sideways

The Real Racing series has long been the dominant racing simulation experience for iOS devices, but when it comes to arcade racing, Ridge Racer has long been king across many platforms. Ridge Racer Slipstream is the latest title for iOS, following Accelerated's release in 2009, and the game takes...

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Anki Drive available in Apple Stores

One of the most remarkable gaming moments at this year's WWDC keynote was the debut of Anki Drive, a racing game that allows players to pit an iOS controlled toy car against a computer controlled competitor. The car is equipped with sensors that allow it to intuitively provide a challenging...

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F1 Challenge launches on iOS with more than 90 events

iOS continues to grow as a game platform every day, with new titles and better-looking graphics constantly popping up. The latest beneficiaries of this growing game environment are Formula One fans thanks to the release of F1 Challenge, an officially licensed racing sim. Featuring more than 90...

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Truck Stop brings destructive mayhem to Mac

Do you like your racing games better when there's less actual racing and more white-knuckle crashes? Then you'll feel right at home with Truck Stop, an in-progress crash-em-up being worked on by a former member of Criterion Games, the same studio responsible for the highly popular Burnout...

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Racer 2K Drive now available for iPhone and iPad

2k Games has announced that its latest racing simulator, 2K Drive, is now available for iOS devices. The game puts players in the driver's seat as they speed around an international set of tracks. Players are rewarded for completing challenges to unlock upgrades and new cars. 2K Drive also...

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Daily iPad App: Colin McRae Rally fails to live up to its heritage

When it comes to racing games, Codemasters is one of the most respected developers around, so when one of the company's earliest racing properties -- the iconic Colin McRae Rally, circa 1998 -- hit the App Store, it could have meant great things for iPad gamers. Unfortunately, that is simply not...

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Daily iPhone App: Dead Ahead races through a stylish zombieland

Dead Ahead is a game released by Chillingo a few weeks ago, and it's been huge in the App Store charts lately. It's an endless running game where you're actually on a moped (or, later, a motorcycle), racing through a zombie-ridden apocalypse. The game's controls are excellently simple (you move...

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Graeme Devine takes off with Rocket Patrol

Graeme Devine is a veteran game developer (he created The 7th Guest and then worked on Quake 3 and Halo Wars) who's turned his attention to iOS recently, putting together touch-based games meant for gamers of all ages. His latest title, which I got to see at GDC 2013 last week, is a board/card...

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Daily iPhone App: Danger Boat is an endless runner on the waves

Most of the iOS buzz around this time last week was from the great Ridiculous Fishing, but there was another new release last week that I really liked and it's Pixelocity's Danger Boat. Vlambeer's big hit deserved all the attention it got, but Danger Boat was overlooked, I think -- it's a...

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Need For Speed: Most Wanted races onto iOS today

There are plenty of racing games available for iOS on the App Store, but few carry the name recognition of Need For Speed. Today, Electronic Arts released its latest game in the popular series, Need For Speed: Most Wanted (US$6.99, universal). Its arrival coincides with the console versions...

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Natural Motion on track to make $12 million a month with CSR Racing, acquires dev team Boss Alien

NaturalMotion started off working on a state-of-the-art physics system for consoles, but the since company moved to iOS, it's found a lot more monetary success, putting out seven top-grossing games. Now the company has reportedly found a bonafide hit. CSR Racing was released on the App Store on...

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Feral Interactive bringing two Sega Sonic games to Mac

I can't say that I'm a huge fan of Feral Interactive: They're a company that specializes in porting games from other platforms over to the Mac, and I'm more interested in natively developed and published Mac games. But I have to respect them nevertheless: Feral picked up an Apple Design Award...

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