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Electronic Arts has just announced that the classic board game RISK will be coming to iPhone and iPod Touch this summer. Players will be able to take on advanced AI or challenge up to six friends in a race to rule the world. The original game of global domination, RISK for iPhone will feature a completely updated look and feel while retaining the essential elements of the old-school RISK experience. You’ll be able to build…

Price: $2.99 Score: 9/10 Genre: Games Guitar Hero [iTunes link] is one of the most successful console franchises ever made, so naturally, it was only a matter of time before it made its way to the iPhone. Announced yesterday at WWDC, Guitar Hero is now available to download on the app store. While other tap-to-the-rhythm games like Rock Band and Tap Tap Revenge have been available since early last year, Guitar Hero is the game…

If you’ve always wanted to carry the fun of archery-style hunting around with you in your pocket, now’s your chance. Bowmaster is an archery game which allows you to go hunting on your phone with your own bow and arrow. Animal lovers will be pleased to know that rather than hunting down actual prey the targets you are shooting at are meerly cutouts in the shape of actual animals. Tagets move, and are located in…

Price: $0.99 Score: 7/10 Genre: Game Shawnimals and Venan Entertainment joined forces to create Ninjatown: Trees of Doom for the iPhone, a stealthy Doodle Jump descendant with cute graphics and addictive gameplay. The concept of the game is simple. Send your little ninja bambino catapulting back and forth from one tree trunk to the other, avoiding flying red balls of goo while trying to collide into power up features like invincibility bubbles and super bouncy…

Price: $9.99 Score: 8/10 Genre: Action Game The 5th game in the Splinter Cell series, Splinter Cell: Conviction is the first of Tom Clancy’s titles to make to it on to the iPhone. Originally released by Ubisoft for the XBox 360, the game has been completely redeveloped by Gameloft with the mobile gamer in mind. As in previous Splinter Cell games, Splinter Cell: Conviction puts you in the shoes of Sam Fisher, an elite operative…

After playing with Talking Carl for a while now I can honestly say that there are only two times in your life that you will ever be glad you have this application on your iPhone: You need to entertain an infant. You are very, very, VERY intoxicated and have absolutely no one to talk to. Developed by Awyse, the app is fairly simple in design. Once launched you have Carl, a giant red blob in…

At $9.99 Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 is a pretty pricey iPhone application. Developed by Activision, the game is the follow-up title to Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D and again features Crash as well as nine other characters from the Crash Bandicoot series in an all-new racing game. The game has 12 different tracks you can race on, and players are given a multitude of weapons that can be used to give your opponents a…

I meant to write this review yesterday, but I was playing The Impossible Game nonstop. For those unfamiliar with the premise of the game, this really means that I was grinding my teeth and wearing down the pad of my pointer finger as I tapped on my iPad screen over and over again to jump on boxes and avoid sharp corners as a moving scene rushed at my protagonist block. And when I say scene,…

I can sum up my feelings on the Twitter for iPhone application in just one word: Disappointment. When I downloaded the app I had lofty dreams of the end all and be all of Twitter applications. I trought I was going to be able to delete other Twitter applications off my phone forever because this application was going to take tweeting on my iPhone to the next level, it is after all made by the…

I’ve been playing Angry Birds for the past 5 days and still haven’t managed to make it through the first level. The premise of the game is a group of birds have their eggs stolen by a group of pigs, and are now seeking revenge. In the game the birds are loaded into catapult-like structures and then you shoot them from those structures into the pigs. If you’ve been looking for a game you can…

https://youtu.be/7O2Fip9aVLk After much ado and months of hype, Seesmic has finally made its way onto the iPhone and it just so happens to be the Lifehacker of all our time consuming social networks. Created as a one stop aggregator of social networks, this app brings everything onto one easy to use dashboard. Graphically minimalist and absolutely intuitive, Seesmic allows users to connect to Facebook, Twitter, and Ping.fm (as well as track Twitter lists and trending…

iStoryTime and Dreamworks Animation have made so you can take a little piece of the newest Shrek movie Shrek Forever After off the big screen and onto your iPhone or iPad. The companies a have created an interactive “Shrek Forever After” storybook which tells the story of the blockbuster movie.? The book allows readers to read the story themselves, or have it read aloud to them by a narrator through your iPad or iPhone speakers.…

The World Cup is only a few weeks away, and, naturally, there has been a whole crop of World Cup related iPhone apps pop up in the app store in recent months looking to cash in on football fever. FIFA World Cup, from Electronic Arts, is the “official” iPhone game and adds a South African theme and some game enhancements to an otherwise similar offering to FIFA 10. FIFA World Cup features 105 national teams…