A Wretched Hive of Scum and Gaming Apps

Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Week in Gaming Apps. Its continuing mission — to explore strange new apps, seek out new games and game applications; to boldly make thematically incorrect quotes in an article with a Star Wars title.

Space played a large role in this week's selection of Gaming Apps of the Day. We've got a space shooter. We've got a great coaster that could, theoretically, be in space. There's that Mensa app, which is the sort of thing aspiring astronauts should fool about with. And then there's Angry Birds Star Wars, because Angry Birds Star Trek would only have three bird colors and everyone would just sit around talking.

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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A Wretched Hive of Scum and Gaming AppsThis iPhone Game Promises To Help You Get Into Mensa

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