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The Impossible Dash: difficult, addictive, yet insanely fun

What better way to title a game than with what is essentially its own description? Yes, The Impossible Dash is an iOS game that involves dashing... impossibly. You start out as a tiny green square and your job is to avoid every obstacle that comes in your way, while collecting orbs to give you a...

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Describe Five: A party that's fun while it lasts

Players describe words on a card to other players in a party game that feels like charades but you can use words and you can make up your own rules called Describe Five (free with in app purchases).The game has two modes: casual and competitive. In casual mode, players can make up their own...

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Animals vs. Mutants is cute, mutant-smashing fun

After just a few minutes of playing, my 9-year-old proclaimed Animals vs. Mutants (universal, free with in-app purchases) "awesome." So there you go. Animals vs. Mutants (or "AVM" as I'm calling it) is a cute combat game in which you and an ever-increasing army of adorable but vicious animals...

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Walking War Robots: War of the robots

Giant robots engage in intense online multiplayer battles to control and change beacons to their team's color in Walking War Robots (free with in app purchases). Players can unlock up to eight robots to battle with and 13 different weapon types which means a lot of options for customization and...

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[Updated] iOS 8.1 kills exploit that allowed installation of game emulators

[Update]: Riley Testut has published a new post on his personal blog adding some additional detail to this saga. It's definitely worth a read. Everyone loves retro game emulators on iOS -- well, almost everyone -- but the ability to easily install them looks like it's about to meet an end...

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Zombie Highway 2 ups the eye candy and adds buckets of blood

I've been a fan of the original Zombie Highway since it launched on iOS in 2010. The game received regular updates in the years since, adding so much additional content that today it's practically unrecognizable from the original App Store release -- in a good way, of course. Tomorrow, Zombie...

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Play Ms. Pac-Man on iOS in October and help fight breast cancer

Want to fight breast cancer using your iPhone or iPad? Bandai Namco is making it as easy as downloading a new in-game map for one of the company's many Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man titles from the App Store in the month of October. The new maze is priced at US$0.99 and all proceeds go directly to the...

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Hanna and Henri - The Robot: A story of robots and friends

Hanna & Henri – The Robot is an interactive storybook for children five years and under. The story focuses on Hanna, a young girl who has trouble telling time properly, and her journey to meet Henri so they can build a robot with Hanna's aunt. Hanna & Henri – The Robot...

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You will not want to hit the brakes with Asphalt Overdrive

Asphalt Overdrive is a new racing game from Gameloft that is both classic and exciting. The design quality and energy of this game makes it feel more current than older racing games. It is compatible with both the iPad and iPhone. It requires iOS 6 or later and is optimized for the iPhone 5. The...

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Crazy Skydiving falls flat

Dodging obstacles as a parachutist on their way back to the ground in a pixel art environment is the premise for Crazy Skydiving. Set in a very Flappy Bird style of gameplay, Crazy Skydiving emphasizes the punishing nature of difficult games. Crazy Skydiving is compatible with iOS devices...

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Nimble-fingered strategists will love Light 'em Up

It would seem there is a never-ending influx of strategy and puzzle-related games coming down the App Store pike, and for good reason. There is a burgeoning group of fans waiting to try them, critique them, and talk about them to their friends and on social media. With this kind of context,...

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Have a swinging time with Cloud Knights

The premise of Cloud Knights is simple, players control a knight who must defeat the enemy and occasionally protect another knight. However, Cloud Knights features a control scheme where the knight uses swinging his weapon as his only means of movement. This leads to interesting battles where...

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel hitting Mac Oct 14, same day at consoles and PC

Developer Aspyr has announced that it will release the highly anticipated Mac version of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on Oct 14th, the same day the title hits PCs and consoles. More importantly, the Mac version will launch with all of the same features as the PC, including DLC updates and...

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Raise an army in Rise of Rome

Commanding armies, building a city, and employing strategies to complete a variety of quests are a big part of the action in Rise of Rome. On the quest to create a strong roman empire, players can upgrade their city for defense and upgrade their army to be able to conquer more territory. Rise of...

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Game developers praise iOS, not put off by multiple screen sizes

With the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple now has a trio of smartphone screen sizes available for the first time in its history, which means a bit more work for game developers. But in speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, many devs made it clear that they are willing to overlook that for the...

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