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iPhone App Of The Day – Zombieville USA

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Zombieville USA

If you’re looking for some brainless, gun toting fun then you can’t go wrong with Zombieville USA. This iPhone/iPod Touch game has you playing as a gun wielding redneck trying to survive a zombie apocalpyse. The game play is tight, and it has a wonderful design behind it. The game is on sale for $0.99 right now, so get on it.

Zombieville USA App Page

New streaming opens up Mac gaming to the world

It’s true that dual-booting Windows is always a possibility – and every once in a while, some kind publisher such as Blizzard will release a title for PCs and Macs simultaneously. But let’s face the reality. Despite years of hype from Apple, Mac gaming still sucks.

Thankfully, that’s all about to change. Thanks to a new video game on demand service called OnLive, Mac users will soon be able to stream high quality, GPU-intensive Windows games straight to their lowly MacBooks, Eee PCs, or even their television.

As GameSpot reports from the 2009 Game Developers Conference, the new service (which is set to go live in 2009), will allow Mac (and PC) users to stream high-quality games to their home computers, so long as they have at least a 1.5 Mbps internet connection.

The games themselves will be hosted on OnLive’s servers and served up via the magic of cloud computing. Users can use their keyboards and mice or plugin controllers to play. OnLive plans on upgrading their servers seamlessly behind the scenes, so gamers will always be able to play the latest and greatest games years into the future.

For those worried about latency, Kotaku has a hands-on report, and they seem excited. OnLive has the potential to change not just Mac gaming, but the PC gaming community as a whole.

And watch out, Nintendo — OnLive will also sell a minimal box that connects to a television set, meaning that the service may make home consoles obselete. With commitments from EA, Ubisoft, Take-Two, and others, OnLive is definitely a company to watch.

iPhone App Of The Day – Crayon Physics Deluxe

Crayon Physics Deluxe

Do you remember the good ol’ days when happiness was found in something as simple as crayons, and a coloring book? If you do remember those times, then Crayon Physics Deluxe is a great way to bring the memories back. It is a puzzle game, where you have to draw on the screen to create items in order to progress through the game. It sounds simple, which it is but as you progress it becomes pretty challenging. The game uses crayon like motions, and ‘physics’ to portray a life-like experience.

Crayon Physics Deluxe App Page

App Store To Sell ‘Premium’ Games At $19.99 (Rumor)

What makes the App Store so brillaint, in my opinion is the affordable system on which it sales apps. There are some useful, and fun apps to download, but it’s really the price structure that attracts so many downloaders.

According to sources for, Apple is going to try and start the App Store down a different path. One in which they will offer a larger platform where more quality games can be released. Of course with higher quality, comes a higher price.

The new pricing platform would have certain games release at $19.99. This option would only be available to a few developers, and publishers. It would allow for increasing the size of game files, as well as improve the overall quality of the gaming apps.

I’m not quite sure how to feel about this move, if it does go through. On one hand, we’ll be getting better games but will the price be worth it. The great thing about the games, and apps in general for the iPhone, and iPod Touch is that they are affordable. I’m not sure the iPhone has the capabilities to challenge the Nintendo DS, or PSP in terms of larger scale releases.


What are your thoughts on the rumor? With the setup of the iPhone/iPod Touch, could they release games with a higher cost around $19.99?

iPhone Free App Of The Day – Touch Hockey: FS5

Touch Hockey

I think I’ve found my favorite free game app for the iPhone, and iPod Touch. I’ve been noticing a trend that it’s the simple games on the iPhone/iPod Touch that are the best. Touch Hockey: FS5 represents this trend, as it’s just a miniature Air Hockey game for your iPhone. You can play against the computer, or can play with two people on screen at once. Or you can play someone over wi-fi.

Touch Hockey: FS5 App Page

Console Gaming In Apple’s Future?

They have a pretty tight stranglehold in the music player industry,and growing fast in the computer market. So is it really that crazy to think that Apple would enter the video game foray?

According to Ken Fischer at Ars Technica, the idea isn’t crazy at all. Fischer reports that Apple filed for a trademark that contained alot of content pertaining to video games. Here is an excerpt from the official trademark filling:

“Toys, games and playthings, namely, hand-held units for playing electronic games; hand-held units for playing video games; stand alone video game machines; electronic games other than those adapted for use with television receivers only; LCD game machines; electronic educational game machines; toys, namely battery-powered computer games”

So while this trademark request covers many areas, it’s hard not to notice the heavy emphasis on video games. This is definitely one story to keep a look out for.