StormBorn brings combat, deck-building, and MMO strategy to life

StormBorn brings combat, deck-building, and MMO strategy to life

StormBorn (free with in-app purchases) from JuiceBox Games combines combat, deck-building and freemium MMO strategy into a nice-looking and playable game. It's a rather odd mix of fast fights offset by the long wait for buildings to produce resources. Some will love it while others will lose patience quickly. Here's our look at StormBorn.

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Ka-ching! Double Luck Nudge brings a slot machine to your wrist

Ka-ching! Double Luck Nudge brings a slot machine to your wrist

Full disclosure: I am not a fan of slot machines. In fact, I'd rather get a bad case of poison ivy than suffer the fate of sitting near one of the insidious beeping, chiming and flashing machines that cover the floors of casinos. Despite my dislike of slot machines, I found a new app -- Double Luck Nudge Slots for Apple Watch (US$2.99) -- to be a great way of keeping myself occupied while waiting at a doctor's office recently.

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AWT News Update: September 10, 2015

AWT News Update: September 10, 2015

The aftermath of yesterday's amazing Apple Event continues:

  • How much storage will that 4K video you're shooting on the iPhone 6s take up? We tell you
  • There are some nice bonuses to having the M9 motion coprocessor built into the A9 system on a chip in the iPhone 6s series
  • A really great game controller for your new Apple TV will be coming out in October
  • FiftyThree updates the popular -- and free -- Paper app
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What to play this weekend: Spyfall

What to play this weekend: Spyfall

At 2014's Internationale Spieltage (or “Spiel”) gaming convention in Essen, Germany, Spyfall by designer Alexandr Ushan made a splash as a great party game. It was difficult to obtain here in the US until June of this year, when it was picked up by distributor Cryptozoic Entertainment. Now you can grab a box and have a fun...or just go online.

Today there's a browser-based version that is mobile-friendly, platform-agnostic, free and every bit as fun and hilarious as its paper sibling. It's a game of bluffing, deduction, light role-playing and a lot of laughter. Spyfall is indeed a great party game that takes minutes to learn and often leads to hilarity. Here's our look at Spyfall. 

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Snake Rewind for iPhone needs work

Snake Rewind for iPhone needs work

Snake Rewind is the modern rebirth of the mobile game that confounded Nokia users in the late 90's. It has you guide an ever-growing snake around a confined space, nabbing power-ups and other benefits while avoiding the walls and its own body. It's a perfect example of the "just one more try" genre of game that can be so addictive.

When the controls work.

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