‘Tales Of A Freeloader’ – Straandlooper’s Kevin Beimers Offers His Opinion Of Some Of January’s Free App Offerings

Greetings, fellow freeloaders! It is I, Kevin Beimers, one of the cobjockeys who brought you the critically defamed Hector: Badge of Carnage series. So I thought, since the boys over here at AppAddict loved (and promoted) Hector so much, that I’d disgrace this fine site with my grim visage, maybe blather on about apps and…

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Attack of The Clones: Are We Really Out of Original iOS Game Ideas?

After the news last week about Zynga outright copying NimbleBit’s Tiny Tower, a big company with loads of talented people taking a game concept from a small 3-person outfit, I got to thinking…are we REALLY out of original game ideas? (Time to get on my soap box for a little bit…) Further fueling my doubts…

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Huzzah! Star Marine: Infinite Ammo Revives The Classic 2D Arcade Action Scroller

Many long hours of my youth were spent clutching the NES controller, pounding away at the buttons and letting the plentiful bullets fly with the likes of Contra, Blaster Master and Mega Man. So when I first saw the announcement for GlitchSoft’s retro-looking gun-crazy 2D side-scrolling game, Star Marine: Infinite Ammo, there was no doubt…

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New At Eleven : Paper, Pyramids and Pests

Chillingo kicks off this week’s new releases with two fresh iPhone games, Hank Hazard and One Epic Game. Hank Hazard is a very cute looking arcade/ puzzle game where players help guide the hamster ball-wearing Hank, through an array of stunt courses while collecting stars and secret coins. One Epic Game is a cartoony infinite…

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David vs. Goliath: Does Zynga Have Diplomatic Immunity When It Comes To Apple’s Ban Hammer?

Last week Zynga decide to test the waters in the Canadian App Store with their latest game, Dream Heights. It is a game where players build their own skyscrapers, “Open cozy apartments for your citizens. Discover dozens of amazing stores.” If the concept sounds familiar, it should, because the game is a complete and total…

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Street Wrestler Is A Good Ole Arcade Beat ’em up With A Fresh Comic Book Meets Graffiti Sense Of Style

As video games go, arcade style fighting is classic and timeless. Change the setting or situation and you’ve got a whole new game. In Chillingo’s new app Street Wrestler, a new twist is put on the old format, with a culture all it’s own. Gamers take on the roll of a masked, butt kickin’ Luchador,…

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