Chronic Dev Team “Aren’t Going Anywhere Just Yet”

Earlier this week, it was brought to our attention that the Chronic Dev Team had finally shut down after a good, long 3 years.  They have been dedicated in providing the community with constant free jailbreaks, including the relatively recent ‘corona’ untether for iOS 5.1.1.  And today, unlike what most have assumed since the announcement of the “evad3rs“, they have announced that their role in the jailbreaking community is yet to be finished. The Chronic Dev Team posted the tweet above stating that they “aren’t going anywhere just yet.

Currently, the Chronic Dev Team is composed of @p0sixninjaninja, @pod2g, @pimskeks, and other members who have faithfully stuck around since 2009.  But as time passes by, this team has slowly been disbanding, and most of its members have gone their separate ways.  Most notably is the recent group formed by @planetbeing, @pimskeks, @pod2g, and @MuscleNerd.

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Dead Panic

titleDead Panic is a ‘casual zombie shooter’ that puts you in control of small group of soldiers fighting to put an end to the zombie plague that has engulfed New York.   If it’ s got zombies in it then I’m up for trying it and the developer, Sean Maher, was kind enough to pass the MR Team a few codes for review.

Full scoop and in depth review after the jump.


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[MR Team Review] Gang$tar: West Coast Hustle


The definitive iPod touch Fans MR Team review of the hottest game of the moment, Gameloft’s third person 3D crime fest, Gang$tar: West Coast Hustle.

Gang$tar is a third-person sandbox game set on the USA’s West Coast  in 15 blocks of a Los Angeles based landscape.   The game pays homage to Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series and has many direct comparisons, though Gang$tars is a stripped down customised version of the concept modded for the pick-up-and-play gaming style of the iPhone and iPod touch audience.

Full review and scoring after the break.


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Just another MR Team Monday…

It’s Monday! And that can only mean one thing… The start of MR Team Mondays. Every Monday, members of the MR team will give their opinions on some of their favourite applications, to try and entice you into agreeing and trying the app out for yourself! Remember, these are professional opinions from some of the best reviewers on the forum, so they know what’s right. This week, we’ve got Shaded Light, TDG and Studangerous, giving us the lo-down on their favourite apps of the moment.


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App Store News

imagesToki Tori: Chillingo’s top notch $4.99 platformer Toki Tori [review] was recently updated to support 3.0 firmware, allowing you to listen to your own music in game while adding four new bonus levels and support for a host of new languages.  They also more recently announced their Toki Tori Promotional Competition winners, where the top prize of $200 worth of App Store or WiiWare credit went to the aptly named ‘Tok Tori Masters’ for their Toki Tori Rap!

MiniGore: Firm forum favorite MiniGore [review] is due an upgrade.  Episode 2 was submitted to the App Store yesterday and will hopefully be available for download later this week.  This update will add in ‘furry sense, a third health with a headband, automatic save and restore, new OpenFeint and a faster firing rate on the shotgun’.

Meanwhile MiniGore’s developers at Mountain Sheep aren’t resting on their laurels and are busy loading up Epsiodes 3 and 4 into the breech, which will bring a host of new features, new levels and a couple of new characters, including Lizzy and Enviro-bear who cross over from other games and into the MiniGore arena to join the manic madness.  If you’ve never heard of the legend that is Enviro-bear then you just have to hit up that link!  We’re still eagerly awaiting our own MR Team member Radish’s appearance in the game and hope to see him being chased and gored by little furries sometime soon.

Quest for Knight’s Onrush: Still in the Chillingo camp, their stick-figure-flicking castle defence game Knight’s Onrush [review] is spinning off to spawn a free promo game in the same vein called ‘Quest For Knights Onrush’.

This new game sees the same stable of Knights Onrush characters but this time you are sans-castle and single handedly battling your way through the enemy hordes, while leveling up to help push on through the increasing madness.  Keep an eye out for this one.

Timeloop: Connect2Media’s Timeloop has just debuted on the App Store, with the full version currently at the the promotional launch price of $0.99 and a free ‘lite’ version to try before you buy.  The blurb suggests ‘amazing value for money for a beautifully realised game which includes 32 levels of time-warping puzzles, not to mention cats, professors and hair dryers’ and it indeed looks to be an interesting, fun and well presented puzzler.  A teaser trailer for the game is available here and I hope we’ll have a review up on site for you soon.

Clickgamer has a couple of new recent releases of note: Hover Poker, a multiplayer poker game where you use one iDevice and pass it around between you and your opponents; Touch Magic, an interesting pixel manipulation game.  They also have an update in the pipeline for Zombies Vs. Sheep to include a new campaign mode with progress saves and a flamethrower pick-up!

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WRITE & WIN | Interim Prizes | Week 1

The August Write & Win competition has drummed up huge interest.  We promised we’d be doing it differently this month so it’s time to drop a few prizes out for the stellar efforts we’ve seen from the member community & MR Team so far.

For prizes this week we have copies of some great games and a new Twitter app:

This Week’s Winners

FIRST PRIZES – Two Random Promo Codes Per Mention

SECOND PRIZES - One Random Promo Code Per Mention

[MR TEAM] PRIZES – One Random Promo Code Per Mention

Congratulations to all the first week’s winners!  We’ll be sending out site PMs with your prizes in the next 24 hours.  If you submitted a review and you haven’t received a prize then don’t fret, you haven’t missed out as all reviews written since August 3rd will be considered for prizes on a rolling basis until the end of August. We’ll have more prizes next week and then there’ll be a couple of larger overall prizes at the end of the month so please keep your quality reviews coming in.

Developers and manufacturers,  if you’d like to sponsor the App Store Review Competitions then please get in touch with studangerous.  If you would like us to consider your app or product for review by the our official Review Team then please see the guidelines here.
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WRITE and WIN: July Winners

WRITE and WIN | July Winners

WRITE and WIN is iPod Touch Fans’ regular competition to recognise the best iTunes App Store reviews of the month.
The prizes for July were $10 iTunes Gift Cards, courtesy of PopCap.

We had less entries this time around but a much higher standard of reviewing and, as we had two member reviews we thought really stood out, we opted to give an additional member prize using site resources.

Read on the find out who won:

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