Review: Photoshop Touch

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Adobe | 35 MB | $ 4.99

Photoshop has always been a very powerful tool for just about any photographer anywhere. Although there are some strong alternatives to the multi-hundred dollar Adobe creation, none of them never really stood out as a true replacement for me. Adobe had already had a Photoshop Express available for the iPhone for quite a while now. However, a true Photoshop app hasn’t hit the store. That is, until recently.   (more…)

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Review: Real Racing 3

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Electronic Arts | 1.8 GB | FREE

Simulation racing games are special because they really don’t run cross-platform. The Xbox has had Forza Motorsport. The Playstation has always had Gran Turismo. Nintendo has… Um… And of course, iOS has always had Real Racing to be their simulation racer. Real Racing 3 promises two main features over its predecessor, real tracks, and time delayed multiplayer action. Besides that, is it really worth the trouble?   (more…)

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Review: MiniGore 2: Zombies – Classic MiniGore… With Zombies!

[IMG]Mountain Sheep | 92.4 MB | $ 0.99

It’s been a few long years since we’ve heard anything from MiniGore. It has always stood up as a fun, pick-up-and-play dual-stick shooter and more recently, has been seen as a classic. The game has been a big success, so it seems only logical to come out with a sequel. And with zombies being the new craze, why not throw them into the mix?   (more…)

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Review: Karateka – 80′s 2D Transformed into 3D Reality

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Karateka LLC | 644 MB | $ 2.99

Way back before I was born, there was a time… A time called 1984. During this time, a man named Jordan Mechner created a game while at Yale… A game called Karateka. This game originally was released for the Apple II. Recently Mechner decided it was time to bring the game into the 21st century. Karateka released the game for iOS with its 8-bit goodness.   (more…)

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Review: Horn – Infinity Blade + Free Roam

[IMG]Zynga | 2.0 GB | $ 6.99

The Infinity Blade series has always been the epitome of fighting games on iOS. It has always led with its foot first with the natural feeling controls and stunning graphics. Horn, published by Zynga, tries to take these features of a successful RPG game, add a true story, and include free roam. These are big steps they are taking to perfect what Infinity Blade was criticized for.   (more…)

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Review: Ravensword – Great Game, Great Glitches

[IMG]Crescent Moon Games | 516 MB | $ 6.99

Due to the success of the first iteration of Ravensword, the developers decided to release a new game to the lineup. Ravensword: Shadowlands is the second iteration in the newly blooming Ravensword franchise. It isn’t perfect, but does a decent job entertaining you while you wait for something else to come along.   (more…)

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Review: Respawnables – The Pickup and Play Shooter

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Zynga | 40.7 MB | FREE

Zynga has never been one of my favorite developers with their freemium models. None of their games ever really felt like you can play them without paying. They were always mediocre at best. When I saw this Team Fortress clone in the App Store, I just had to try it out. Fortunately, it turned out to be one of the better shooters I’ve played on the App Store. Modern Combat 4 stands to be the sit down and play shooter, I say, Respawnables is the pickup and play shooter.   (more…)

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Application Review: Real Boxing

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Vivid Games | 195 MB | $ 4.99

The cliché red gloves stand tall with fist of fury inside. The lights are bright, the ring is set. You look your opponent in the eyes. The crowd is screaming, yelling, cheering, booing. Let’s, yes, let’s get ready to rumble! The fight starts now, and Real Boxing tries to bring this fight to the portable device with stunning graphics.   (more…)

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Application Review: Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour

[IMG]Gameloft | 1.98 GB | $ 6.99

The Modern Combat series has always been the closest that iOS has gotten to a true first person shooter. With each iteration of the game, we have seen gradual improvements, better graphics, and enhanced gameplay. Modern Combat remains one of the well-polished shooters on the App Store, their 4th iteration goes a little further to try to improve upon the 3rd.   (more…)

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Twitterrific 5 Review: Twitterrific Takes Flight

Twitterrific 5 is here, and it’s impressive. Not only is it significant in its design, but it may herald the culmination of an era: this may be the last great Twitter client released for iOS. Twitter has made it clear that, going forward, third-party apps are unappreciated. And yet, Twitterrific 5 exists.

The app itself is beautiful. It’s a complete redesign; the lineage is obvious, but Twitterrific 5 is faster, smoother, and more cohesive than any previous version of the app. This is the type of app that shows how great design and implementation can be on Apple’s platform: from the custom UI (which reminds me of webOS in many ways, ironically enough), to the familiar but subtly different menu that slides in from the left, to the use of gestures, Twitterrific 5 feels like a step ahead of the competition. (more…)

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