Here’s a sweet video from CBS that adds a cultural twist to the controversy on Apple, China, and Foxconn. The producers incorporated footage from the off-Broadway play The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs by Mike Daisey. It’s some surprisingly strong and informative reporting for a mainstream news outlet with a twist that help it stand out from all the recent coverage. Check it out below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.
148Apps takes a look at the recently released $2.99 racer Impulse GP and generally likes it. Praise for the controls, both in their accuracy and in the variety of options. The main downside is the silly AI, which seems over simplistic.
FarmersOnly.com has nothing on this game. With this update you can farm with a friend on local multiplayer. If farming simulators are your thing, and I can see a certain draw, give this a shot when it comes out on August 6th.
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Pocket Gamer takes a look at Paper Train: Rush and is bored with the sameness giving it a 6/10.
But it never goes above or beyond the shape we’ve all become familiar with. It’s solid, it looks good, and everything it tries to do it does with aplomb. But it doesn’t really try to do all that much.
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Kingdom Clicker, the latest in the auto RPG / clicker-typer genre was released last week. This one comes with a twist — PvP battles.
In Kingdom Clicker the usual clicking is done to gather coins, which are used to buy buildings and power-ups that auto-generate coins. It’s a well worn mechanic and implemented very well here. The graphics are good, the game plays well. But the interesting new thing here is that once a certain size kingdom is built, players can battle other players to attempt to steal part of their bank.
I’ve been playing this for a few days and find myself drawn back to it a few times per day. My only concern with this game is that same for many, I wish the battle were more intuitive — they are basically just a dice roll. That said, it’s a fun game, well done, and worth a try.