Replay Value: Saturday, January 23

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      This week was dominated by the presence of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. From its sneaky App Store appearance to our review a few days later, and then the news of GTA:CW’s subsequent dominance of the App Store, this was Rockstar’s week. But that’s not all that happened, and we’ve got dozens of stories worth reading up on.

      Just don’t tire yourself out, because next week is going to be positively insane. Will we see the iSlate, iPhone OS 4.0, and iLife 2010? We’re expecting it all at next week’s Apple press conference, along with a few surprises, and we’ll be reporting on all the gaming implications of their announcements.

      News:

      Pocket God Sells 2 Million

      Survey: iPhone Set for Wii-Beating Year

      iPhone Developer Fund Focuses on Haiti

      Free App A Day Makes Appvent Calendar Year Round

      Apple, Devs Have Lost Half a Billion to Pirates

      Xbox 360 RPG Magna Carta Puts Character Guide on iPhone

      Award Winning DS Game, Maestro, Announced for iPhone

      Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is Top Grossing on App in Just Two Days

      Official SEGA Emulator Coming to iPhone

      Final Fantasy I & II Announced for iPhone

      GDC Awards Favor iPhone in Handheld Category

      Riddim Ribbon Due Out February 8th

      Tweet Defense Merges Games and Social Networking

      Wall Street Journal Reports Probable iSlate Details

      Reviews:

      Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars: 4/4

      The Infinity Project: 3/4

      Dawn of the Dead : 2/4

      Doodle Bomb: Physics Puzzle with a Bang: 3/4

      Trump Tycoon: 3/4

      Compression: 2/4

      Isaac Newton’s Gravity: 4/4

      2012 Zombies Vs. Aliens: 2/4

      Spartacus: Blood and Sand: 2/4

      Updated Previews:

      GT Racing: Motor Academy Preview

      Galactic Keep: Dice Battles Preview

      Features:

      Slide to Podcast #31: Time for the Indies to Shine

      Five to Watch: January 20

      New Videos:

      Riddim Ribbon from Tapulous Teaser Trailer

      Sherlock Holmes Mysteries Hands-On Video

      Zwirn Hands-On Video

      Isaac Newton’s Gravity Gameplay Trailer