It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Week in Gaming Apps

This highly educational Week in Gaming Apps is brought to you by the letter T, the number 10,000,000, the sounds of jazz and the culture of Mexico.

It's been the busiest Week in Gaming Apps ever, at least for yours truly. I've been steeping myself in Windows Phone 7, Android and iPhone games over the past few weeks, so whenever someone comes up short for a game to feature in our Gaming App of the Day segment, I'm up to bat!

I got to pick out three of this week's five gaming apps, playing a little pool and feeling bad about the plight of the cartoon animals, desperately wishing I were playing more 10000000 all the while.

But it's not all me. Kate took a trip to a Mario-tinged Mexico, and Kirk took a look at a game that was pretty much custom-made for him.

Can I pull off the five-day sweep next week? God I hope not.

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.

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