In honor of Skynet going online, we decided to pay special attention to machines and the chaos they create in this week's Game Time. Sure, there's a bit of irony in an Apple-centric mag covering the possibility of machines being evil, but we consider it our duty to our readers to report our findings.
If you've been tracking the progress of Unpleasant Horse like I was, you know the strange and winding road this game has had. And while it took disgruntled employees, a brand new studio, and a rejection notice from Apple, Unpleasant Horse has finally hit the App Store. And it's, well, pleasant.
You know that old saying "You get what you pay for"? Well, it holds up just about everywhere, but the App Store is pretty obviously an exception. Because there are so many apps to choose from, you can almost guarantee you can find a comparable experience for less money. Thing is, if you don't have the original, you won't know if our alternatives are better, so we think you should consider getting both!
Physics might not seem like a qualifier that should ever go in front of "games" but the iPhone has other plans. On any given day, there are dozens of "physics games" selling like hotcakes in the iTunes store. We decided to take a look at some of them (and take some liberties with what we defined as physics game). The result has tree forts, motorcycles, and snowboarders crashing onto our iPhone.
We've been so busy loving on our iOS devices that Mac games have been in the backseat for a little while. But once we finally started looking at the Mac App Store, we couldn't stop noticing all the wonderful Mac games available for super cheap. Here's three we can't stop playing.
Angry Birds is the most overrated game of all time. I mean it. It’s true that I’ve always been something of an anti-Angry Birds evangelist, but my reasons are honest: it just isn’t that good. If I heard as much critical acclaim for an Xbox game as I do for Angry Birds, I would punch myself in the face, throw away my controller, and join up with Jack Thompson for tea. Hit the break to read the seven reasons it's the most overrated game of all time.
If there was a way to subscribe to developers games on iTunes, I would subscribe to these developers without batting my pretty eyelashes. These teams really innovate and entertain on a consistent basis.
Sometimes you find out an app you've never heard of has been in the App Store top 100 for a ridiculously long time. Sometimes they’re apps that you’ve never downloaded -- none of your friends have downloaded -- nobody you know has ever even played it. We decided to put a few "classics" through the ringer and then speculate absurdly about what the true connection for these Top 100 hangers really is.