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Five Gaming Apps Enter, Five Gaming Apps Leave. It's Your Anti-Climactic Week in Gaming Apps

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Cliff Diving, cartoon references, futuristic racing, twisted puzzles and Activision making more money. Yep, just another Week in Gaming Apps.

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This week saw the release of Skylanders Cloud Patrol, giving fans of Activision's toys-meets-games series something else to plug their colorful plastic people into, while giving Activision another revenue stream on top of angry parents at Toys 'R' Us.

Aside from Saturday Morning RPG alluding to the beloved toys of the past, the rest of this week's gaming apps don't seem to have much to do with selling toys. Thank goodness, I say. I was running out of shelf space.

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Leap to Certain Death in Stickman Cliff Diving

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Based on a flash game, Stickman Flash Diving doesn't ask much of the player. You make a stick figure jump off a very high cliff, do some somersaults and stick a landing. That's about it. More »


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Saturday Morning RPG Is Chock Full Of Cartoon Goodness And 80s References

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Saturday Morning RPG starts off with a reference to the 1989 Fred Savage film The Wizard. That's pretty much all you need to know about this upcoming iOS game-from Care Bears to Transformers, it's a non-stop barrage of warm nostalgia. More »


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English Country Tune Gets You Addicted to Messing With Perspective and Gravity

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The bare-bones presentation in English Country Tune constantly teases you with questions: What's up with that name? What's with the retro-glitchy sounds? Why are these balls called larva? And, most importantly how the hell do I clear this level? More »


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Cloud Patrol is an Addictive Little Shooting Gallery With a Skylanders Hook

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When Activision first announced the toy-meets-video game concept of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, Apple's iPhone was on the list of supported platforms. Today we finally get to see how the colorful plastic warriors interact with iOS in Skylanders Cloud Patrol. More »


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Ion Racer Stays Fun Without the Need For Speed

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Though racers are a natural for a device with an accelerometer and no physical controls. Their drawback is how they handle speed. Tilting the device forward fundamentally alters your viewing angle, making fast-twitch reactions difficult for newcomers. More »


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Shagittarius
Shagittarius

I interupt this normal Friday afternoon to bring you the message that Fallout is free on [GOG.com] right now:

[www.gog.com]

Not to mention they are also selling a DRM free copy of Heroes of Might and Magic 5. I never bought because of the Ubidrm, so I picked that up too and it came with a free copy of Assassin's Creed 1.