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Doom Resurrection Review

Doom needs no introduction. It was really only a matter of time until it hit the iPhone, what with the likes of Wolfenstein 3D already roaming the App Store.

The classic franchise makes its iPhone debut in Doom Resurrection. As a result, this game most certainly looks like Doom– especially since it borrows several assets from Doom 3– but a few fundamental gameplay changes will definitely have some purists groaning, as unfair as that may be. (more…)

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Ghostbusters Review

We won’t blame you if you were somehow duped into thinking the new Ghostbusters iPhone game would be something resembling the recently released console version. With the capabilities of the iPhone well established at this point, as well as backing from a big name like Sony, expectations should be high.

Unfortunately for this one, if there’s something strange in your neighborhood… ah forget it. It’s really not worth your time or money. (more…)

    Bethesda Parent Corp. Acquires id Software

    id Software announced today its acquisition by ZeniMax Media, the parent company of console and PC developerBethesda Softworks. The sale marks the merger of two legendary games studios, bringing together the maker of the revolutionary Doom and Wolfenstein titles in id with the creator of award-winning console franchises Oblivion and Fallout in Bethesda. (more…)

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    Moonlights Review

    There’s no shortage of puzzle games out there on the App Store. That’s obvious. Whether it’s number puzzles or match-3 games, it’s generally a bunch of has-runs, unambitious in their concept or execution.

    It’s the perfect environment for an indie developer to swoop in and try to mix things up. Rookie developer Jean-Phillipe Sarda did just that with Moonlights, a construction puzzle game that makes excellent use of the iPhone’s control options for a surprisingly interactive experience. (more…)

      3G S: Who’s Got One?

      We’re well aware that our readers are a hardcore bunch. We know many of you are probably in line waiting for an iPhone 3G S as I write this. Well, those of you who weren’t savvy enough to pre-order!

      And of course, we’re excited to hear your thoughts on all the new bells and whistles on this new gadget, particularly as it relates to what we know and love the most: Gaming. (more…)

        iPhone OS 3.0 Compatibility Check

        Now that 3.0 is officially live and circulating in iPhones worldwide, we just wanted to check in with you, our readers, to see if you’ve encountered any compatibility issues with older games out there.

        If you’ve discovered any bugs or issues with games after your 3.0 update, please share them in the comment field below as you find them. (more…)

          ngmoco Taps Former Sega Exec To Run Social Networking Arm

          iPhone games developer ngmoco tapped former Sega of America president and chief operating officer Simon Jeffrey to lead its new Plus+ Publishing Group, a social networking tool for both developers and gamers. (more…)

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          X2 Football 2009 Review

          There aren’t many full-featured soccer titles in the App Store, and for good reason. Capturing the level of depth and complexity required to please purists is no doubt an intimidating task, especially on a platform as new as the iPhone.

          X2 Football 2009 has risen to the challenge, and it could be the most complete soccer title on the iDevice. For starters, it’s actually called football. But beyond that, a robust control scheme and free-flowing gameplay set it apart from its competition. (more…)

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          Perfect Balance: Inferno Review

          Let’s start by giving you a link to our earlier review of Perfect Balance: Harmony, because ttursas’ latest addition to the family in Perfect Balance: Inferno is essentially the same game. And that’s hardly a bad thing.

          With a few thematic changes, some new pieces and a ramped up difficulty level, Inferno certainly brings enough fresh content to satisfy fans of the franchise. (more…)

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          circuit_strike.one Review

          Remember Asteroids? Back in the day, it was the only option when it came to top-down shooters.

          With the recent flood of top-down space-type shooters to the App Store, circuit_strike.one takes its crack at the arcade classic. Developer h.grenade may have been a bit overzealous in its attempt at reinventing the wheel. Overloading the title with graphics has led to serious framerate issues and its control scheme demands far too much patience for casual gamers. (more…)