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Briquid updated review

The old review is just blocky water under the bridge. We seldom go back to update reviews, as it is hard enough to keep up with the constant flow of new games in the App Store. When a developer reaches out, and has used our review, as feedback on what to improve it is hard not to go back and re-evaluate the game. That is the case with Briquid, a game that I liked a lot when originally reviewing it. It had some issues though, and the developer has addressed most of them. For one there is now an undo button that lets you undo when a mistake has been done instead of restarting the level. This gives the game a better flow, and I feel it is much easier to experiment with solutions. Quite simply such a small addition has made the game more fun. I had
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Spigen SGP Tough Armor iPhone 5/5S review

Can you combine great protection with great style? Sure you can, but don’t forget what kind of protection you need. SGP Spigen is taking on OtterBox head on, and with the Tough Armor it is the Commuter that is in the firing line. It is always hard to be at the top, and OtterBox has become the name most recognize and associate to proper protection for their devices. Spigen SGP seems to be on a mission to change that, and with the Tough Armor they certainly give the Commuter a hard battle. Made from two pieces the Tough Armor has some similarities to the Commuter. A thick silicone inner layer protects the iPhone 5/5S completely when it comes to impact, and scratch damage. The back, sides and some of the front are covered. A hard polycarbonate back piece completes the protection. Getting the back on perfectly is a
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Rayman Fiesta Run Review

This is the game that brought me back to mobile gaming. Hey everyone, it’s been a while, eh? I won’t lie, I’ve lost interest in mobile gaming over the past year or so, and thus my contributions to TouchGen have been practically non-existent. Interestingly, the last game that really glued me to my iPhone before my long hiatus was Rayman Jungle Run. You might remember that this game won our iPhone Game of the Year award last year along with several other wins and nominations. It’s not surprising then that Rayman Fiesta Run is the title that has rekindled my excitement for mobile games, and for good reason. Fiesta Run sticks to the core mechanics of the original game. This is not an infinite runner like Temple Run or Jetpack Joyride, but instead is made up of a series of platforming levels, each with an end goal. The game
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Assassin’s Creed Pirates for iOS

Assassin’s Creed Pirates sailing onto iOS this December 5th…Don’t expect something of AC: Black Flag proportions on your iDevice, but today Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed Pirates for iOS. The game features brutal naval combat, Caribbean exploration and an epic quest for legendary treasure. In Assassin’s Creed Pirates, players will explore the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy as Alonzo Batilla, a young and ambitious captain. Players will be tasked to manage their crew, upgrade their ship, recruit new crew members and engage in massive real-time naval battles to become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean and claim La Buse’s renowned treasure. Along the way, players will cross paths with Assassins and Templars, as well as famous buccaneers including Blackbeard, Bellamy, and Hornigold. Ubisoft Paris has developed a brand new mobile engine to bring groundbreaking 3D visuals to Assassin’s Creed Pirates. This engine is responsible for the
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Infinity Blade 3 – Hands-on Preview

We spend some time with an Infinity Blade that is larger in both size and scope… So here we are, a new iPhone has been announced and with it a new, and final, entry into the poster boy series that is Infinity Blade. The last two games have been used to demo the graphical horsepower of the new iPhones, and this third entry is no exception. While we do have a final build of the game in our hands, we don’t, unfortunately, have a new iPhone 5S to test it on – not yet. We’ll just have to settle with a trusty iPhone 5. Having said that, despite not having double the horsepower or being able to make the most of Open GL ES 3, Infinity Blade 3 still shines on last years’ tech. The lighting, environments, and the enemy character models (especially the dragon) look fantastic. A
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Rayman Origins VITA review

Is there such a thing as the perfect game? Not really, but some come closer than others. If there is one genre that is well represented in this close to perfect category, and that are the platformers. Super Mario Bros is a legendary classic game that showed greatness, but it wasn’t until Super Mario Bros 3 that the formula bloomed into awesomeness. The more contemporary Super Mario Galaxy is perhaps an even better game. Rayman has also travelled a long way from that first Rayman game found on the Playstation. As platformers go that was not that great, but still it combined some cool jumping with an evolving character with new abilities. After a hiatus where Rayman took some time off platforming to be featured in a series of party games he is back where it started. Rayman Origins is to the original Rayman what Super Mario Galaxy
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F1 2011 – VITA Review

As the 2012 Formula 1 season kicked off in Melborne last weekend, we take a virtual spin through 2011 on VITA. Emulating Formula 1 on any console is no easy task. The sport is as much about the car and the team who put it together, as it is about the driver. So when you play as a driver, you are only experiencing a tiny part of the sport. The cars themselves are at the forefront of motoring perfection, so playing it safe and offering up an arcade like recreation simply doesn’t do F1 justice. Over the last decade, the F1 games – like the FIFA series – have strived to offer up a more realistic experience year on year. On the PS3 and Xbox F1 2011 was by far the best yet. Not only did it feature great graphics, replicating every inch of track, but also a
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