The Week in Gaming Apps

With two of our number serving time covering the world's largest gathering of all things geek and glorious, only four gaming apps made the cut this week. Don't worry, we made up for it in quality!

I'm going to stand by that too. I mean, just look at this stellar lineup! We've got a MapleStory game that was released a year ago, which shows we're open to tapping the back catalog; an character-driven 3D homage to an arcade classic; a game that reiterates the fact that no one is really happy with BP as far as oil spills go (their snacks are damn tasty though); and a racing game that lets you build your own tracks and share them with the undeserving masses.

See? O0zing with quality. At least I think that's quality. *dips a finger in, tastes it* Yep, that's quality.

If you have a suggestion for an app for the iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone 7 that you'd like to see highlighted, let us know.

The Week in Gaming AppsCurveBot is a Cutting-Edge Qix

With just about every classic arcade concept getting a fresh coat of paint, especially in mobile game marketplaces, I'm a little surprised I haven't noticed a Qix update until now. Elpixo's CurveBot, for all iOS devices, takes Taito's territory-marking game and brings it into a third-person view. More »


The Week in Gaming AppsMapleStory: Thief Edition is a Two-Dimensional Adventure

MapleStory, the blockbuster Korean MMO game, has turned up on more platforms than just the PC. It's on the Nintendo DS, for example! It's also available on Apple's iOS platforms. More »


The Week in Gaming AppsIs It Wrong That This Game Makes the BP Oil Spill Fun?

The latest diversion from the people behind cute, addictive iPhone games like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope has you fighting an evil conglomerate (initials BP) accused of mining the earth's riches and destroying the environment. More »


The Week in Gaming AppsCreativity and Community Drive Dream Track Nation Towards Greatness

A charming little stunt racing game with a slick cartoon style, Dream Track Nation's track creation and sharing community is where Chillingo's latest laps the competition. More »