There's a brand new iPhone selling out all over the world today. If I ordered one right now, I wouldn't receive it until January2016. I guess I'll keep myself occupied with this week's gaming apps.

Only four this week, and I blame myself for that, because it's my fault. Having been filling in for the vacationing Stephen Totilo, I figured finding the time to do his job and write several Gaming App of the Day posts would be no problem. Insert the sound of tortured screaming and the lick of supernatural flames here. You know how folks that have been working for a place for going on six years start gunning for the top spot? I'll keep this low spot, thank you very much.

If anyone needs me I'll be down here playing (or trying to play) Gameloft's first Unreal Engine 3 title, sideways bubble popping, the Civil War and counting with a purpose.

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.

Sideways Bust-a-Move is the Secret to This Magical Gaming App's Success

Take the bubble-bursting puzzle gameplay of the popular Bust-a-Move series, turn it on its side and toss in some magical spells and memory matching puzzles and sharp cartoon visuals and you've got Supermagical, an award-winning iOS game from Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team, a developer with an obvious appreciation for understatement. More »

The American Civil War Flares Up Once Again, This Time On iOS

Civil War: 1863, a new game from Scottish studio Hunted Cow, achieves that rarest of strategy gaming feats: balancing accessibility with depth and challenge. More »

This Confounding, Addictive Counting Game Will Tear Your Brain In Half

No no wait, it's a good kind of brain-tearing! Welome to Nuclien, a new iPhone/iPad game from James Barnard. It will test you. It will push you. It may break you. And if you're like me, you'll get really, really into it. More »

The Gorgeous Wild Blood is Trying Too Hard to Be a Console Game

Infinity Blade. Horn. The Dark Meadow. Developers are releasing amazing Unreal Engine 3-powered mobile games with such regularity these days that I was growing a little tired of talking about them. Then came Gameloft's first Unreal Engine 3 game, Wild Blood. More »