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The Room – Fireproof Games

The Room Fireproof Games Genre: Games Price: $1.99 Release Date: September 19, 2012 Welcome to The Room, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world. – App Store Editor's Choice in 146 countries – #1 App in US#1 App in UK#1 Game in 19 other countries#1 Puzzle Game in 41 countries#1 Adventure Game in 49 ***************** TouchGen“This is one of the games at the pinnacle of what we know the iPad to be capable of." "A must have for the iPad” Eurogamer – App Of The Day Award“…resist hurrying and savour every sliding panel and twist of a dial. The Room is the cave of mysteries from everyone's childhood; a perfect encapsulation of the fear and pleasure of discovery." Gametrailers“The touchscreen controls really shine. A must play” Kotaku – Gaming App of the Day"More fun than Christmas morning and one of the best games on the iPad. Pay for quality." Penny Arcade – App Of The Day“This isn’t a title that is hindered by touch controls as much as its set free by them" Arcade Sushi"I couldn’t stop playing this fascinating brain teaser…beautifully crafted" Indie Game Magazine"Fireproof Games has hit a home run" Pocket Gamer“More suspense than a thousand bullet-riddled shooters" Game Informer“Excellently produced, clever puzzles and spine-tingling music" Jaysisgames"The immersion overrides any sense of your surroundings beyond the box""The Room is eye candy for the mind." IGN“The most realistically rendered objects in a mobile title to date.” ****** How are you, old friend? If you’re reading this, then it worked. I only hope you can still forgive me. We’ve never seen eye to eye on my research, but you must put such things behind you. You are the only one to whom I can turn. You must come at once, for we... Read On

iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales in China Top Two Million

Apple today announced it has sold over two million of its new iPhone 5 in China, just three days after its launch on December 14. “Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. iPhone 5 will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of December, making it the fastest iPhone rollout ever. Powered by WPeMatico Read On

iPhone 5 is Time Magazine’s ‘Gadget of the Year’

Time Magazine has named iPhone 5 its Gadget of the Year for 2012. The device is “one of the most artfully polished gadgets anyone’s ever built,” says Time’s Harry McCracken. He highlights the new thinner design and the camera’s “particularly well-done panorama mode.” McCracken concludes, “hen it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade away, Apple still has no peer.” The MacBook Pro with Retina display also made it onto the list at number six. Powered by WPeMatico Read On

Procreate updated, now supports 4K (yes, that's 16MP!) canvas sizes

Things are moving so swiftly on the iPad creative scene. Just over a year after Savage provided an HD canvas in Procreate, version 1.7 embraces the next step in high-end display sizes, 4K. It’s hard to believe that a thin tablet computer costing as little as $329 has the power to support touch painting at 60fps on a 10MP canvas, or 16MP for the iPad 3/4, but such is the speed at which the iPad is pushing into new territory. The latest version of Procreate features a wealth of other new feature – go hit the update button now. As an aside, we are thrilled to see the stunning artwork of Nikolai Lockertsen featured within the app and on the Procreate web site! App Store Link: Procreate Powered by WPeMatico Read On

Foldify, a different take on 3D printing

Foldify from Pixle on Vimeo. It may not be 3D printing in the popular sense of the term, but it sure does look like a cheap way to dip a toe into the future. Out on the 13th December, Foldify allows iPad owners to ‘draw, create, print and fold’ 3D figures. It’s the interaction between the virtual and physical that’s really fired my imagination. Powered by WPeMatico Read On

Apple iMac Review: A Reason to Get a Desktop Computer

Reviewing the new iMac on ABC News, Joanna Stern says the desktop has “as much sex appeal” as iPad and iPhone. “Even if you aren’t a tech enthusiast,” Stern writes, “this is a machine — or perhaps sculpture — you can admire.” Stern says the improved display’s sharpness makes looking at photos and video “an immersive experience,” and she praises the iMac’s enhanced computing power, including Fusion Drive. “Apple has built the system with the most powerful desktop parts around,” she says. Powered by WPeMatico Read On

PC Mag: iMac is Editor’s Choice

PC Mag has added Apple’s new iMac to its Editor’s Choice list for high-end all-in-one desktops. Reviewer Brian Westover says the iMac is “faster and more responsive, offering larger, smarter storage.” He put the iMac through its paces with a number of media and processing tests and found that it led competitors by a healthy margin. He concludes, “With its beautiful design and quality fabrication, the iMac 27-inch is the best all-in-one desktop we’ve ever seen.” Powered by WPeMatico Read On

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Rockstar Games Genre: Games Price: $4.99 Release Date: December 6, 2012 Welcome back to Vice City. Welcome back to the 1980s. From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes a story of one man's rise to the top of the criminal pile. Vice City, a huge urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, was one of the most varied, complete and alive digital cities ever created. Combining open-world gameplay with a character driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with delights and degradation and given the opportunity to take it over as you choose. To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Rockstar Games brings Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to mobile devices with high-resolution graphics, updated controls and a host of new features including: • Beautifully updated graphics, character models and lighting effects • New, precisely tailored firing and targeting options • Custom controls with a fully customizable layout • iCloud save game support • Massive campaign with countless hours of gameplay • Support for Retina display devices • Custom iTunes Playlist* *To listen to your custom playlist, simply create a playlist titled “VICECITY”, launch the game, and select the radio station “Tape Deck” Universal App:Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, all iPad models and 4th and 5th generation iPod Touch. For optimal performance, we recommend re-booting your device after downloading and closing other applications when playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Japanese. Mobile Version developed by War Drum Studioswww.wardrumstudios.com Find out more:www.rockstargames.com See videos:www.youtube.com/rockstargames Follow us: www.faceboook.com/rockstargameswww.twitter.com/rockstargames © © 2012 Rockstar Games Powered by WPeMatico Read On

Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi. Classic Dreamcast games find a new home on the iPad

We are huge fans of Sega’s final games console. Given that it was released in November 1998, the Dreamcast provided a surprisingly solid hardware platform for so many of the classic video games of that era. As we’ve mentioned before, the iPad is in many ways the spiritual successor to the Dreamcast, so it’s deeply satisfying to see two epic Dreamcast titles make their way to the iPad recently. Crazy Taxi is frantic free roaming time challenge driving game that oozes character. Jet Set Radio, with its cell-shaded graphics and quirky design/music is a totally unqiue experience that should not be missed. Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio and Shenmue together constitute the Dreamcast’s ‘big 3’. We are hoping that every Dreamcast conversion gets us that little bit closer to playing Shenmue on the iPad. We can’t wait! App Store Links: Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio Further Reading: We Want: Shenmue for iPad Powered by WPeMatico Read On

Apple Puts Eye into iDevices

Reporting in the Sydney Morning Herald, Garry Barker describes how Apple accessibility technology has enabled disabled users to thrive both personally and professionally. Barker tells the story of David Woodbridge, a technology manager for a large non-profit who has been blind since childhood. Woodbridge uses VoiceOver and other assistive technologies in Apple’s iOS devices daily. “With VoiceOver I can support not only myself but also my boys and my wife,” said Woodbridge. “For example, if my wife gets an SMS when she is driving I can call up VoiceOver on her iPhone to read the message to her and we can reply using Siri, which is one of the great iOS developments, getting better all the time.” Powered by WPeMatico Read On

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