Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (iTunes link) is a name synonymous with titles such as Call of Duty and Medal of Honor. In the past, it has delivered to its audience realistic destruction, hectic gameplay, and addictive multi-player action. You play as Private Preston Marlowe, a member of a task force consisting of 4 hardened mercenaries. A server containing vital information on the Russian enemy is stolen, and it is up to you to find and retrieve it. This is Electronic Arts’ (EA) first real attempt at creating a First-Person Shooter (FPS), so in a market where this genre is still developing, how does it set itself apart from the rest?
Griffin Technology is well-known for making a wide variety of accessories for Apple products. One of these accessories is a stand, called the A-Frame, for the iPad. With a large foray of stands available for the iPad, has Griffin Technology made this one any different than the rest?
Read on for my thoughts.
Music lovers spend countless hours and dollars to replace the stock Apple earbuds that came with their devices. Some replace the buds because they prefer more bass, better noise isolation or a better fit for which an in-ear style may be better suited. For most, they do provide decent sound quality. Personally, I currently have four pairs of $30 Apple earbuds sitting in a drawer going unused. The reason? They just don’t stay in my ears. They barely hang on the edge of my ear canal and fall out repeatedly. I have tried a few products to solve the problem, such as Yurbuds and Acoustibuds, with less than successful results. In the interest of not letting such an expensive and fairly competent accessory left unutilized, I once again have tried another solution, the Innovelis BudFits.
Read on for my review.
Samurai II: Vengeance [iTunes link], $2.99, is the sequel to Samurai: Way of the Warrior. It contains many updates and upgrades from its predecessor. Samurai II, developed by Madfinger Games, is a fast-paced, hack ‘n’ slash game that is definitely worth a try!
Sena is known for making designer leather cases and accessories for a wide range of devices. One of these products is the keyboard folio for iPad, available for $149.99 on their website. When an accessory costs over a quarter of the price of the base model iPad, it is important that the product has the utmost quality, design, and durability. After using this folio with my iPad over the past week, I can now assess whether Sena has met these standards.
It’s NFL playoff time, so I thought it would only be fair to do a football game review! Backbreaker 2: Vengeance (iTunes link), $0.99 USD, is the sequel to Backbreaker Football. They are both football games developed by Natural Motion Games Limited (Natural Motion for short). Backbreaker 2 offers updated controls, gameplay and graphics to improve upon its predecessor, Backbreaker.
Developed by 2D BOY, World of Goo (iTunes link), $9.99 USD (currently on sale for $4.99), is a physics-based puzzle game in which the player must lead a group of Goo Balls into a pipe and out of the level. World of Goo has already been a huge hit with its Windows, Mac and Wii versions. Being the year’s most anticipated iPad game, does it live up to all the hype that it’s received prior to its release? Well, here are my thoughts.
General overview of the headphones, displaying the shape and style
If you’re looking for an alternative to your standard Apple headphones, you may want to look into Roland’s RH-50 headphones. They’ll cost you around $50 USD at most specialty audio, instrument, or recording stores. They are no longer sold by larger retailers such as Best Buy as they are somewhat old. My overall impressions–and review–is across the jump.
RPGs in the popular format established by smash success, triple-A titles like ‘The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’ and ‘Fallout 3’ are somewhat hard to come by on the iOS App Store. There have been multiple attempts at RPG-style games, though they tend to play more like an old RPG from the ‘90s, or something that you would play on that old GameBoy Color.
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3D RPGs (Role Playing Games) have never been very popular in the App Store. Whether it’s because of the time taken to develop such titles, the money required, or just the complexity that any good game in this genre must exhibit, the only other title that comes to mind that has all of these elements is ‘Ravensword: The Fallen King,’ developed by this same developer, but published through Chillingo.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (iTunes link), $2.99 USD, is a racing game developed by Electronic Arts for all iOS devices. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is the third installment of the Need for Speed franchise. How does this game weigh against its competition? Is it worth the buy? Let’s find out.