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Game of the Month, November 2013: Oceanhorn

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Things are heating up as the year comes to a close. November was a fantastic month for iOS gamers, with a huge number of Must Have titles hitting the App Store. So whether you wanted to build a Death Star or run and jump as Mickey Mouse, the App Store had you covered. But there can be only one Game of the Month, and November's is Oceanhorn by Cornfox & Bros. (more…)

MOGA Ace Power iOS 7 Controller Review

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Last week, the first generation of iOS 7 controllers were officially revealed to the world and immediately became available for purchase. First we went hands-on with the Logitech PowerShell, and now we've had a chance to extensively test the MOGA Ace Power controller. While the Ace Power has more buttons and joysticks than Logitech’s controller, the flimsy plastic feel, limited battery, and spotty support on the App Store make us question whether it’s really the…

iPhone 5S Hands-On Impressions

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This year's iPhone lineup split in two directions: You can purchase a lower-cost iPhone 5C, with a colorful case and the same processor as the iPhone 5, or opt for the high-end iPhone 5S, with a handful of flashy new features like thumbprint recognition and slow-motion video capture. Apple recently loaned us an iPhone 5S so we could determine whether this elite device is worth the extra money to average users. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: The Complete List

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For the past ten weeks, we've been bringing you our guide to the best iOS games since the launch of the App Store in 2008. These series each represent milestones in mobile gaming, whether they're versions of big-name PC and console games, or original games built just for mobile. With the success of App Store gaming, we're certain these series will continue to grow every year, along with brand new ones we haven't heard of…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Call of Duty

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After 10 weeks, our 50-part feature on the Best Game Series on iOS concludes with Call of Duty. This mega-franchise has always been a bestseller on consoles, and all of its notable iOS ports have reached the top of the App Store charts as well. While it's not always realistic-- no super-soldier can heal a bullet wound just by ducking behind cover-- this high-energy series is consistently thrilling. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Doodle Jump

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When the App Store first launched, the iPhone's most notable gaming features were its tilt controls and lack of buttons. Taking advantage of this unique design, Lima Sky's Doodle Jump required very few button presses and a lot of tilting. This simple platforming game was a success, creating a viable genre of "vertical platformers" and a hand-drawn art style that has been extensively imitated. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Walking Dead

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After years of pioneering the downloadable, episodic adventure genre, Telltale Games struck a chord with Walking Dead, a series based on the comic books and AMC TV show. Walking Dead: The Game received numerous Game of the Year awards, including the International Mobile Gaming Awards Grand Prix and Excellence in Storytelling awards, which Slide To Play helped decide. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: EA-Hasbro Board Games

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Thanks to the App Store, the distinction between board games and video games is quickly being erased. Family game night can now just as easily revolve around touchscreens and Bluetooth instead of cardboard markers and plastic dice. Many popular apps have been turned into board games, but at the same time, popular board games have been successfully turned into apps. Here are some of our favorite board game apps from Hasbro and their publishing partner…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Draw Something

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To kick off the final week of our 50 Best Game Series, we're focusing on the series that gives Pictionary a run for its money, Draw Something. This mobile-social game shot to the top of the charts in 2012, and developer OMGPop was quickly acquired by Zynga. A sequel was released earlier this year, despite ongoing troubles between Zynga and OMGPop. Here's our look back at this captivating series.  (more…)