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Zombie Highway just won't die

Zombies are everywhere on the App Store, and it can be pretty easy to roll your eyes at a new game featuring the shuffling undead. Zombie Highway debuted way back in 2010, making it one of the earlier games to pit you against brain-chomping corpses, and the fact that it remains on the App Store's...

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Zombi HD for iPad: A western-themed zombie shoot-em-up

I don't usually do a lot of game reviews, but hey, the holidays are approaching and I need a break from photo apps and utilities. Zombi HD is a diverting US $0.99 app that is a western-themed zombie shoot-em-up for the iPad ... at least I think it is western-themed. The good guy is wearing a...

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 gets upgraded map, more 'cool' stuff

It's been a great couple of days for two classic iOS gaming franchises: Yesterday we announced the release of Angry Birds Go!, and today PopCap popped out an update to Plants vs. Zombies 2 that makes moving through levels faster and easier. Upgrades to the game map were responsible for the...

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The Walking Dead: 400 Days out now

Telltale Games has released new downloadable content for its wildly popular The Walking Dead game. Called "400 Days," the new content serves as a bridge between the first series and the upcoming second series of the game. Since "400 Days" is brand-new content, The Walking Dead game is sure to...

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Daily iPhone App: Zombies, Run! 5k helps novices train for a 5K

In June, there is a local 5K race and I want to run in it. It's been years since I've done any serious running so I definitely have to prepare for this event. Like any good techie, I turned to my iPhone and the App Store for motivation. After searching, I stumbled on a new version of an old...

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Zombies, Run! kicks off season 2

Zombies, Run! is one of the most creative running apps that you'll find on the App Store, hands down. It does what many other running apps do, like track your time and distance. But it's also a game. By combining sound effects, narratives, characters and GPS tracking, the app lets you "play"...

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Daily iPhone App: Zombies and Trains combine for gory fun

Zombies and Trains is the latest app from Dragonhead Games, an indie dev based in Norway. It's a zombie app (which is fairly meh these days), but it features a pretty inventive control scheme and a whole lot of content to play through. The app is essentially an arena game, where you're...

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Daily iPhone App: Ultimate Battle Zombies is a freemium zombie throwdown

I unfortunately made the mistake of overbooking myself for interviews last week at GDC, so I didn't get to see developer Brian Robbins' panel on how to put together money for making iPhone games. But I did get to meet up with him later in the week, and he showed me what's going on with his...

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Daily iPhone App: Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

EA has been on the App Store for a long time. Say what you want about subscription minigames and in-app purchases, but recent release of Tetris and Bejeweled demonstrate that EA has a good play. Activision, on the other hand, still doesn't quite get the App Store, and the result is games like...

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Daily iPhone App: Extraction Project Outbreak

Extraction: Project Outbreak is a recent title from Chillingo that's an interesting mix of shooter and what's essentially real-time strategy. You control one soldier as you fight through a series of missions, and the control scheme is pretty interesting. You touch on the screen to move around...

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TUAW's Daily App: Van Pershing

As the App Store has matured, so have the apps on it -- many iOS games today are complicated, deep affairs that require strategy and finesse. But sometimes you just want to kill zombies, and that's what Van Pershing is all about. The title is a straight-up side-scrolling shooter. All you have...

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Valve releases the original Left 4 Dead just in time for Halloween

I just got done playing a level of Left 4 Dead 2 on my MacBook Pro when I saw this: Valve has released the original Left 4 Dead for Mac OS X. Valve originally released the sequel, Left 4 Dead 2, for the Mac on October 5th, promising the first one would come in time for Halloween. The reason for...

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App Review: Eat brains or get shotgunned in Zombie Dice

Zombie Dice is one of a new breed of board games that was released almost simultaneously in real life and in digital form as an app for the iPhone/iPod touch. It wasn't supposed to be that way, but the popularity of the free Flash demo that Steve Jackson Games developed for its website made...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Where's my Michael Jackson Zombie?

Dear Aunt TUAW, PopCap Games recently released an update to Plants vs. Zombies boasting "multiple performance enhances and bug fixes" (sure, but I never had an issue on my 3GS). Now, the King of Pop Zombie is nowhere to be found! He's replaced with a zombie with an orange Afro, white 70s...

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for iPhone: Fun, but faulty

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a franchise in possession of a large fanbase must be in want of a video game adaptation. However hasty or flawed the execution of said game may be, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of media conglomerates that a video game is considered the rightful...

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