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Toy blast Review By Jacob Jones

Toy blast

Free app with paid options

Made by Peak Games

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This game is a puzzle game that you have to match 2 or more blocks together to make a match. There are power-ups like the TNT which will blow up a 2 by 2 field.

You have the rockets that blow up left to right on the screen.there is over 800 levels there is a lot of fun aspects of the game. There is the drill that takes out one block anywhere on the playing field. And there is a train that takes out 3 rows left to right. that’s all I know about the power ups they only give 3 to you so you can try out the power-ups. The rest of them you will have to buy and they do have sales going on at random times of the week.like you can buy hearts. if you run out they only give you 5 to start out with. Or you can wait 24 hours to get it all back or pay .99 cents to get more lives. The game uses coins to restart the game if you run out of moves. but if you run out of coins you have to restart the level you were on. But you can connect it to facebook and whoop some major a$$ on your friends via facebook and on ios.

 

cheers Jacob

Humble Bundle 3

If you’ve never heard of Humble Bundle, it’s a collection of games from indie developers that ‘bundle’ together their games for the sake of charity.

Purchasing the bundle gets you instant access to Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android versions of all the games, many of which are making their Android and Linux debut! All the games are DRM-free, and you can redeem them on Steam as well. You can also donate a portion of your purchase to vital non-profits: the Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Pay-what-you-want to get BIT.TRIP BEAT, Fieldrunners, SpaceChem, and Uplink, and if you beat the average price, you also get the beautiful platform-puzzler Spirits.

Don’t let the phone fool you, these games work great on Mac, Windows, and Linux and are redeemable on Steam and the Ubuntu Software Center as well! As a bonus, all of the soundtracks to the games are included in both MP3 and FLAC format.

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The Steam mobile app review

Yay! Steam finally came out with their Steam mobile app for iOS and Android about a week ago. Although it has been labeled as a beta, it is fairly neat to use.

If you do not know what Steam is, Steam is a computer game service that allows you to purchase game licenses from many different publishers.  It is essentially a digital locker for your computer games.  You do not get any software on physical media like CD or DVD.  You install the game on your computer by having it downloaded.  One of the advantages of this method is that you can install the game on as many machines as you want, but they are only playable when you log in with your account.

The Steam Mobile app is basically nothing more than a chat client with your friends that you play with on Steam games and a store to let you search and buy game software that will be installed on your computer.  When it first came out, it was by invite only to the beta, of which didn’t seem that hard.  I got my invite in a few hours later after signing in on the app.  Now the beta is open to all registered accounts.

As I said, this app for both iOS and Android is a beta, but that is mainly the service, not the app itself.  The app has a look and feel of being in the desktop version of Steam, only smaller.

It is split into 3 main categories: Community, Store, and News Feeds.

Community

The Community section is where you will find your Steam friends, groups, and friend activity on Steam.  You do have the ability to chat with them if they are online.  You can view their profile on who their friends are, what games they have been playing lately, and their wishlist.

Store

The Store section  is where you can search the catalog, make your wishlist, and be able to purchase games that will then be put onto your desktop or laptop.

I think it would be cool to be able to buy the games and play them directly on the phone. But since many of these games are recent, the hardware of iOS and Android just are not powerful enough yet to handle that ability.  It’s a neat idea, but it will be a while before the hardware can handle that much power.

News Feeds

The News Feeds are just like the advertisements of games on sale like on the desktop/laptop version of Steam. The Steam News part gives information like what games are on sale, client updates, product releases and updates, the Steam Blog, and press releases.
There is also a syndicated section that has links to articles from gaming sites like PC Gamer, Shacknews, Kotaku, and more.

Others

There are two other sections like Settings and Exit Application, but those are fairly self-explanatory on  what they do, so I won’t go into much detail on those.

Final thoughts

The app is really nice for being in the beta phase.  The nice thing is that anyone with a registered Steam account can try out this app on iOS and Android.

I guess I’m just thinking too far ahead into the future when mobile devices will be able to play these games, but at least you have access to the store and the sales that are currently going on.

You can find the Steam Mobile app in The App Store for iOS here and the Android Market here.

Have fun and geek out!

Brian Booher

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