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Get Ready for Landing and Takeoff in the Airport Mania iPod Game

You may not own a real physical airport but you can manage one on your iPhone or iPod Touch with Airport Mania: First Flight. Land the planes and guide them across the tarmac to unload their passengers. Load some new ones on-board and send the planes soaring back to the sky for another flight.

On This Day In Video Game History: March 29

On March 29, 2004..Painkiller goes gold. The highly anticipated first-person shooter published by DreamCatcher Games and developed by People Can Fly is finally ready to go into production.

Four Awesome Games for the Nintendo 3DS

March 27 marked the launch of the Nintendo 3DS in the United States and the gaming world could not be more abuzz with the latest handheld gaming console that offers three-dimensional gaming without the glasses. We've already covered the Nintendo 3DS as well as the science behind 3D gaming in previous posts, so this time we're focusing on four of the games that you can actually play on this nifty device.


Auqaglide Revolution Brings Playground Fun To The Water

The teeter totter was always my favorite piece of playground equipment.  If you share this love of teeter totters and enjoy water sports then you will probably be impressed by the Auqaglide Revolution.  This 10 person water teeter totter provides outdoor excitement for adults and kids alike.

Easy Does It With the 4 Steps iPod Game

I was unimpressed the first time I came across the name of the app: 4 Steps. I didn't read the description so I had absolutely no clue or inkling as to what it could be about. Its developer describes it as a brain-training game by way of images but I see it more as a relaxing game of picking out a progression of four from four images that are presented in each level.

Construction Quilt Sparks Creativity In Kids And Adults

Kids think forts are great.   Up until now the building blocks of most forts have been sofa cushions, blankets and cardboard boxes.  The Construction Quilt could offer a new element to the mix.  It could also be used by adults as a funky design piece in their home.

From The Republic: The Asus Rampage III Black Edition

"The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in.

In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.’"

That's Asus's slogan, and they're definitely staying true to it with their latest motherboard, the Asus Rampage III Black Edition. Gamers rejoice: This is one fine motherboard.

Are You A Moron? Prove That You Aren't in The Moron Test iPod App!

Are you a moron? Truth be told, I'm sure nobody would ever want to be stuck with that kind of label because it just ain't good. However, it can actually be fun-- not to be a moron but to prove that you aren't one by taking the Moron Test on your iPhone or iPod Touch, that is.


The Greatest Autobot Ever: Optimus Prime, Then And Now

There's really no way around it; if you were looking for cartoon leadership in the 1980s, you found it in one place - the die-cast chest of Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. Thirty years later, Optimus has undergone a Michael Bay makeover but remains as cool as ever.

Send Peasants Soaring With the Catapult Madness iPod Game

What do you do when your kingdom is under siege by bloodthirsty trolls who want to take the princess away? Why, catapult peasants through the sky and send them hurtling off toward the trolls outside the palace, of course! Send peasant men and women and eventually the king soaring through the air in a kingdom's attempt to win the battle against the trolls in the Catapult Madness video game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.