Merry Duckcheesemas, everybody! It's that special time of year in which the Week in Gaming Apps celebrates all things rubber duck and cheese related, along with three other games that have absolutely nothing to do with this theme.

The week began with iDuck and ended with Cheeseman, a pair of games that make up the entire reason for this season. I'm sure there are plenty of other duck and cheese themed games out there for iOS and Android devices, but Duckcheesemas is a traditionally disorganized holiday, so we only have the two.

Don't worry, by next year I'll have completely forgotten I even wrote this.

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.

Is Rubber Ducky the One in iBath?

There's this famous PlayStation tech with a rubber duck and a submarine. Everybody always forgets the submarine, but remembers the duck. The PS3 had a duck tech demo, which didn't just have one duck. It had a bunch. Oh, and pirate ships. More »

Bag It! Magically Finds the Joy in an Unrewarding Menial Task

Some 21 years ago I spent the summer as a bag boy, filling paper sacks with other people's groceries. It was the most boring and demeaning summer of my life. Hidden Variable Studios has somehow transformed these bad memories into a hell of a good time. I might hate them. More »

Christmas Comes To One of My Favorite Imaginary Worlds

There are plenty of inventive places to visit as a gamer, plenty of places to get lost and create your own fiction. But once you ask to be able to fashion the world around you, that list diminishes. Fortunately, what's left is pretty great. More »

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The iPhone's Answer to Diablo Gets A Free Horde Mode

Long a fan of Gameloft's Diablo-inspired Dungeon Hunter, I was intrigued when I heard their latest version would be both free-to-play and not a role-playing game. Well, not really one. More »

Multi-Touch Not Worth the Hassle with this Meat Boy Clone

It was independent games development's darling of 2010, and all who dared cross it risked the righteous anger of its creators and fans. But badass platformer Super Meat Boy still is not available on mobile gaming's No. 1 platform. And I don't think it's because one of its creators got into a pissing contest with Apple. More »