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Headless

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 25th, 2014

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Human beings are fascinated and inspired by the strangest things. For instance, take Miracle Mike, the headless chicken. Born in 1945, Mike was beheaded and lived for 18 months! Now, he has been spiritually brought back in an endless running game on iOS and Android called Headless (developed by Double Smith), which is free-to-play and is as much fun as it is tongue-in-cheek.

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Sonic Jump Fever

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 20th, 2014

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Sonic Jump Fever, a free-to-play title from SEGA (available for Android and iOS), is a jumping platformer in which you guide your character ever upwards. The title is similar to Doodle Jump, albeit with a bit more flash. It can be fun at times, but the ever-looming micro-transactions have a tendency to dampen one’s enjoyment.

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Nun Attack Origins: Yuki’s Silent Quest

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 16th, 2014

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If you haven’t played Frima’s Nun Attack: Run & Gun, then you’re missing out on a great tongue and cheek side-scrolling shooter. With a simple concept and much love poured into production, Run & Gun is a helluva lot of fun and is a title that you can return to and always enjoy. Similarly, Nun Attack: Yuki’s Silent Quest (a prequel to Run & Gun) is also a keeper, and tells the story of Yuki, master of stealth, who was a badass before the sisterhood was formed.

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Nomad
ChargeKeys

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 13th, 2014

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The other day, I wrote about the Nomad ChargeCard, a way of carrying around a charging cable in your wallet. It’s a nice solution, granting flexibility and durability – all in a small package. That being said, I have to admit that when it comes to portable cabling, Nomad’s ChargeKeys get my vote, hands down.

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Nomad
ChargeCards

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 9th, 2014

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Everyone has love/hate relationship with their hand-held devices – mostly due to the fact that battery life is not infinite. There are many solutions to ensure that you don’t get stranded without juice, such as carrying around a wall adapter or a portable battery – but these solutions (unless it’s a small portable battery) can be pretty bulky. More and more places offer customers the ability to charge their devices (installing electrical outlets with USB ports and so on) – however not all of them actually have charge cables available (or ones that will work with your phone). The folks at Nomad have worked out something of a solution that will allow you to always have the ability to charge your device using any available USB port. Meet the ChargeCard.

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Maleficent Free Fall

By Jorge Figueiredo - May 25th, 2014

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With Maleficent poised to cast a spell on the box office, it is not surprising that there is a free-to-play movie tie-in. Disney’s Maleficent Free Fall is basically a “match three” title, with a few twists and turns thrown in on your journey. Maleficent Free Fall is easy to pick up and play, and has a great difficulty curve to keep players interested.

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Gem Wizard

By Malcolm Inglis - May 18th, 2014

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Before we get into this review, I have to admit that I’m not that big into casual games and I’m even less into the free-to-play variety. I had somehow managed to avoid the craze around Bejeweled, Candy Crush and their clones, known as “match-three” type games with simplistic, yet highly-addictive game-play that has a tight reward loop in order to keep you hooked. Even though many of my friends, family and coworkers were talking about them (and were constantly sending out invites to play), I was just not interested.

Recently, however, I did get into a mobile game called 10000000, which is a match-three type game with RPG elements and a retro aesthetic. I found it to be an enjoyable time-killer when I had a few minutes to spare. Gem Wizard, developed by Pixelmatic for iOS and Android, is also advertised as a match-three game with RPG elements and a crafting system, so I figured that I’d give it a try and see if it had the same appeal.

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