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Apparatus Finally Leaves Beta, Unveils A Bunch Of New Features (Including Rockets!)

I feel a little bit of an attachment to Apparatus - we were one of the first blogs to review the game, which was a nice discovery while browsing Reddit one day. I've seen the app grow and add a whole boatload of interesting features; it truly is one of the Android platform's best games.

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So when we got word today that it was finally leaving beta and stepping into the world of "finished" products, I couldn't help but smile a little bit.

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[Review] ApzOrb: Funny Spelling, But A New Skin For An Old Snake

Not all classics need to be updated. Sometimes, an adherence to simplistic (yet addictive) game design will win out over flashy graphics any day.

The Pitch

ApzOrb is an update of the traditional "Snake" game that most of us have played on monochrome cellphone screens. However, instead of entertaining us with different shades of grey, this game has made color a vital part of how the game plays.

Instead of having to eat apples to extend the length of your block-snake, you seek out squares of similar colors.

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[Review] 'Zorro: Shadow of Vengeance' Brings Us An Interesting Take On The Masked Fencer, But Is It Too Ambitious?

Zorro is a fictional character with a long and storied history. I mean, the character was created in 1919, spawned countless adaptations and inspired Batman, for god's sake: the man in black is frequently associated with the fierce swordplay and the volatile colonial era of Spanish California.

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The Pitch

Zorro: Shadow of Vengeance is a side-scrolling adventure in which you play as an anime-styled version of the classic Mexican hero, Zorro.

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[New Game Review] Glu's Eternity Warriors: They Should Have Just Called It 'Sword Bros'

While developer Glu Mobile has had a lot of success with its gun-wielding, bravado-toting title, Gun Bros, it seems to be unsatisfied with the mark left on the genre. I mean, why else would they release Eternity Warriors this week?

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The Disappointment

In a sentence, Eternity Warriors is Gun Bros with swords. I wish I was kidding.

Usually, I might give this a pass, but Glu Mobile just released a game called Star Blitz which is essentially Gun Bros in space.

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TeamSpeak Comes To Android, Lets You Voice Chat From Anywhere

TeamSpeak, the popular voice chat client used by everyone from online gamers to small businesses, has now landed in the Android Market. With the TeamSpeak app, you can connect to your preferred server and chat it up with your guild, clan, family, or coworkers while on-the-go, just as if you were sitting in front of your computer.

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Features:

  • Local bookmarks
  • Multi-server connectivity
  • Push-To-Talk (PTT) and voice activation
  • Identity management
  • Channel and player information
  • Player status notifications

It's worth mentioning that this app will only work with TeamSpeak 3, and is not compatible with TeamSpeak 2.

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[Review] Greedy Spiders Doesn't Need Any Fancy Physics, Prefers To Puzzle You The Old-Fashioned Way

App developers, I think it's time we put a moratorium on the titling of games with "(Adjective) (Animal)", don't you think? It's getting a bit tired, and trying to emulate Angry Birds doesn't really do you any favors.

Anyway, on to the review.

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Greedy Spiders is a turn-based puzzle game in which you are looking to save flies from their grisly demise at the hands of the aforementioned Greedy Spiders. I believe the fact that the spiders are greedy has to be highlighted, because otherwise you are just preventing them from eating.

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[First Look] Glu Mobile's New Game 'Star Blitz' Slaps A New Coat Of Sci-Fi Paint On Gun Bros, Looks To Fix Some Of Its Problems

It seems to be a busy Friday afternoon around the Android Police offices, but we've managed to keep an eye on one game that's made its debut on the Android Market.

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Star Blitz is a game by Glu Mobile that plays an awful lot like their previous title, Gun Bros. In essence, one on-screen joystick controls the steering of your ship while the other controls a laser. Like Gun Bros, you are faced with a number of waves of enemies, who upon defeat will drop experience and money.

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[Review] Deflecticon Throws Some New Features To 3D Pong And Thrives In A Touch Environment

Ah, nostalgia. I remember back in the days of surfing through AddictingGames.com there was a game called CurveBall. In what must have been cutting-edge coding at the time, you were put in control of a 3D pong paddle which could influence the way a ball was shot by moving the paddle as they made contact. It was pretty much a high-tech version of tennis, and was pretty kick-ass.

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Deflecticon is a game that's similar to CurveBall (it's even mentioned in the description), only instead of using your mouse, you use your finger on your smartphone or tablet.

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[Review] Bloo Kid Would Like To Think It's A Throwback To "The Classics" - Too Bad It's The Same Old Crap

Bloo Kid is a throwback to the older, 8-to-16-bit art style of the days of gaming yore. As the aforementioned Bloo Kid, you traverse levels that only take up one screen, killing enemies until they stop spawning. There is no scrolling involved, which I suppose is meant to be part of its "old school" design. Health is handled by Zelda-style hearts.

To add incentive along the way (and to unlock further levels) you are tasked to hunt for stars: one for killing all enemies, one for surviving without getting hit, and another that arbitrarily shows up before the level ends.

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[Review] LEGO Creationary Lacks The Imagination The Toy Is Famous For

Ah, LEGO... one of my personal favorite toys from my childhood. LEGO is arguably one of the best toys for children because it enables them to create and truly use their imaginations; instead of dictating what world the mind can play in, it encourages us to create our own.

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So naturally when I found out that LEGO was releasing a game based on their build-a-board-game Creationary, I was a little excited.

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