Know what I just realized? I'm on game overload. There are too many great games for the iPhone and iPod Touch and not nearly enough hours in the day.
In fact, I'm concerned about the platform's effect on national productivity. I can't prove it, but I think Apple is responsible for lowering the country's GDP. Thankfully, I was able to resist the siren song of gaming just long enough to write up these five new arrivals:
Chop Chop Tennis So this is what the kids of South Park would look like if they dressed as ninjas and played tennis. The latest in the Chop Chop series lets you play singles or doubles on any of five colorful courts. The gameplay is decidedly Wii-style, but here you're swiping (with your finger) instead of swinging. Alas, for now it's a one-person outing, though developer Gamerizon says local multiplayer is coming soon. (But what it really needs is online multiplayer.) Price: $2.99.
Fast & Furious: Adrenaline Does the iPhone really need another racing game? Hey, if they're good, keep 'em coming. Fast & Furious: Adrenaline (the latest title based loosely on the movie franchise) breaks little new ground in the genre, but it delivers plenty of high-speed, free-wheeling action for those who like arcade-style street racing. Multiplayer is limited to local competition, but at least the price is right: 99 cents.
Flick Baseball Pro There's been a lot of advance buzz about this title, and with good reason: it's without a doubt the best arcade-baseball game to date. You get to pitch, bat, and even field fly balls, all by engaging in various types of timed tapping. The graphics, audio, and presentation are all console-quality, making it all the more surprising that the game is priced at just $2.99.
Though just a rumor a few days ago, LG Mobile officially introduced its Android-powered LG Ally on Monday by announcing a marketing partnership with Marvel Studios and its upcoming "Iron Man 2" movie.
Though the Ally won't be available till May 20, the handsetmaker has already kicked off the advertising campaign, starting with a commercial that began airing on Friday. The TV spot features five individuals caught in the midst of a battle between Iron Man and alien drones. Each user finds different ways to help himself by taking advantage of Android applications on the Ally.
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With the North American debut of "Iron Man 2" still five days away, scores of pirated copies of the comic-flick began popping up online this weekend.
The film, starring actor Robert Downey Jr., generated a whopping $100 million in ticket sales this weekend in its overseas debut, according to Reuters. Apparently, among the millions of International moviegoers to see the film were some hiding handheld cameras.
At The Pirate Bay on Sunday evening, there were dozens of copies of the Paramount Pictures' film available for download. According to comments by users, the copies available were recorded by people … Read more
This week on preGAME we bring you the video game version of the world's greatest soccer tournament, the World Cup. On today's show, Mark and Jeff will play a half of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
But first, we'll try and unravel the mystery behind a recent Capcom trademark request for the name "Mega Man Universe." While dozens of ideas race through our heads, we can only assume that this next-gen iteration of Mega Man might bring us the first-ever massive multiplayer online game in the franchise.
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Remember the world's first in-dash iPad from last week? Well, the guys over at SoundMan Car Audio are at it again. This time, they're modding a place for Apple's slate into the dashboard of a Nissan Maxima.
Last time, the installers planned to utilize an aftermarket pre-amp and amplifier setup. For this go-round, they've opted to run the iPad's audio out through a double-DIN Kenwood eXcelon receiver's auxiliary input to power the speakers. This way, they get all of the benefits of having the iPad in-dash, but still have a variety of audio sources … Read more