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  • iOOTP Baseball 2013 Review
    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 11:30 am 2 Comments »
    By Brendan Wilhide Baseball fans everywhere welcomed Major League Baseball back with open arms last week. Baseball gamers welcome back yet another annual baseball tradition this week: iOOTP 2013, the latest version in the iOOTP series. iOOTP is the iOS version of the popular OOTP (Out of the Park) series of baseball text sims for Windows and Mac. If you’ve ever played OOTP on your computer you already know what to expect. If not, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much of the core...
  • WWE WrestleFest iOS Review
    Posted February 29th, 2012 at 9:30 am 9 Comments »
    By Corey Andress Whether you think WWE is the pinnacle of sports entertainment or a silly circus, there's no denying the popularity of its unique blend of violence and melodrama. With that in mind, it's less than surprising to see the classic 1991 arcade game WWE WrestleFest making its way on to iOS devices. Spruced up, with a roster of classic old-school fighters and new blood, it offers a chance to relive a time when fighting games had all the subtle nuances of a chair to the face.  (...
  • FIFA 12 iPhone Review
    Posted October 5th, 2011 at 8:15 pm 8 Comments »
    By Brian Sipple When Manchester United star Wayne Rooney announced this June that he underwent a hair transplant to fix a receding hairline worthy of making LeBron cringe, some fans wondered if he should be more focused on the issues behind his mild 2010-11 season slump. It turns out all he needed was a slight confidence booster. Just 7 games into the Premier League season, Rooney has shown a new found swagger and has racked up 9 goals in Man U’s red hot start. Last year’s FIFA 11 fo...
  • NFL Rivals iPhone Review
    Posted September 12th, 2011 at 9:15 am 3 Comments »
    By Brian Sipple With EA Sports’ exclusive console deal with the NFL not ending until 2014, and no present news of any other interested parties, it’s easy to forget that mobile gaming is still an open range for NFL licensing. So far this has given us NFL branded titles like Gameloft’s NFL 2010 and NFL 2011, however both received average reviews and never managed to take off commercially. Natural Motion’s Backbreaker has been the only other football title to “go mainstream” but...
  • Madden NFL 12 Mobile Review
    Posted September 5th, 2011 at 11:45 am 7 Comments »
    By Brian Sipple Surreal as it may seem, we’re finally here. After Ray Lewis’ crime warnings, Ochocinco’s multi-sport pursuits, James Harrison’s disregard for fire safety, and non-stop negotiation, the NFL has finally decided how to demarcate its billions bedding concerns that the game’s exploding popularity would come grinding to a halt. While not quite on par the NFL’s labor strife, EA Sports has seen its share of recent volatility amongst its leadership at a time when the comp...
  • Icebreaker Hockey iPhone Review
    Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:30 am 6 Comments »
    By Brian Sipple “Are you related to Jean-Claude Van Damme? Because Jean-Claude Van Damme you're sexy!” If you didn’t know any better you might fooled into thinking Icebreaker was a cheesy pickup line app, chock full of gems like this one guaranteed to keep your dwindling batting average above the Mendoza Line (That or Muay Thai kicked in the face if there is a relation). Even better it’s a spinoff of Natural Motion’s bestselling Backbreaker series for the iPhone and iPod Touch ...
  • Tecmo Bowl Throwback iPhone Review
    Posted June 1st, 2011 at 2:00 pm 7 Comments »
    By Brian Sipple Nostalgia is a funny thing. Those who enjoyed playing Tecmo Bowl in the late 80s and early 90s are likely fond of its over-the-top arcade style of football. Those who belong to the Madden generation would take one look at the 2D side-scroller and wonder what crusty museum they had just wandered into. Tecmo Koei Games is no doubt banking on the former with the release of Tecmo Bowl Throwback on iOS. The game is attached with a hefty price tag of $7.99 and features three mo...
  • First Touch Soccer iPhone Review
    Posted May 25th, 2011 at 11:30 am 2 Comments »
    By Brian Sipple Ask any soccer coach or player and they’ll tell you that even if you can kick like Messi or “bend it like Beckham” it won’t matter without a good first touch – that initial contact a player makes with the ball to bring it under his control. It’s fitting, then, that First Touch Soccer’s opening impression is one that immediately captivates the player, and goes on to provide the fullest soccer experience on the App Store. (more…)...