This week, Apple introduces the iPhone 5, and refreshes the iPod Touch & iPod Nano and we break it down for you. Plus, why we’re excited about Amazon‘s new Kindle line, Fox tightens the gap from theater to download, Mark Zuckerberg faces Facebook stock stark reality, Valve wants to Steam up your TV, and we say farewell to a computer design pioneer.
Red Wasp Design has been hard at work making all of your Cthulhuian dreams come true this holiday season. It began with the Cthulhu Christmas Calender app and now comes new information and goodies from Red Wasp’s Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land game.
The game is based on the many works of author H.P. Lovecraft, and now has both a release date and shiny new hi-def screenshots to take a peek at, which you can see below now.
The Boondock Saints Mobile Game Platform: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch App
Developer: Boondock Saints, LLC
Price: $2.99 iTunes
The brothers McManus have come to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in the form of a duel stick shooter game, complete with its own story that lives up to the characters from the cult film The Boondock Saints.
Let me first say that I like the idea of this game, which was probably overly ambitious given the platform. Players can choose either Connor or Murphy to charge into each level to do some mindless shooting with a range of weapons. The 14 total levels also feature gameplay by Noah and Romeo at certain points. After accomplishing each mission, you get a tattoo to show your experience.
The mobile game nails most characterization of the Boondock Saints movie, but the basic mechanics make the gameplay painfully slow as well as the response time to movement. And while I chose to play this game on a handheld device, the controls may be better with the larger screen on an iPad.
Still, like many of the very first arcade games in the ’80s, someone with skillful hand-eye coordination and lots of practice can definitely succeed.
In our very first episode of Gears of Doom — the Official Geek Gadget Podcast of Geeks of Doom — Tom Cheredar and Cinegeek editor Stephen Lackey discuss what’s new on the horizon, including Clearwire’s new pay-as-you-go 4G device Rover, cheaper Roku boxes, possible upgrades to Apple’s next generation of iPods and Samsung’s iPad competitor, the Android 2.2 Galaxy Tablet.
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