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Chris is a former Macworld editor who has turned to a life of crime.

The hands-down best platform games for iPhone and iPad

Put your Gameboy down, pick up your iPhone, and jump back to the old days of Mario and Sonic.

Review: Kingdom Rush Frontiers towers above its predecessor in every way

With more enemies, environments, and heroes, Kingdom Rush Frontiers is the sequel we've been waiting for.

Review: Gravity Duck is cute, but deceptively difficult

If you’re interested in a clever and streamlined platformer on the iPhone, you could do a whole lot worse than Gravity Duck.

Review: Hundreds for iOS is a maddening challenge of a puzzler game

Do you enjoy exceptionally challenging puzzle games that don’t hold your hand and give you little pay off? Hundreds is right up your alley.

Review: Noble Nutlings for iOS is a fun physics-based racer, but nothing special

While it's not going to ignite a new craze, Noble Nutlings is an above average puzzler with cute cartoon animals, physics-based puzzles, and a star-based rating system.

Review: Real Racing 3 for iOS needs to fix its payment model before it can shine

Real Racing 3 is the franchise's best installment yet, but the "freemium" payment model really inhibits gameplay, making it a frustrating experience.

Review: Borderlands Legends for iOS is a disappointing addition to the franchise

To drum up support for the recent release of Borderlands 2, 2K Games has released Borderlands Legends, a game that falls laughably short of doing justice to the humorous western, sci-fi RPG shooter franchise.

Review: Heart of the Swarm a big step in StarCraft II's evolution

Starring series antihero Kerrigan, this expansion pack to 2010’s Wings of Liberty makes the StarCraft II better, improves the multiplayer, and progresses the story in new and interesting ways.

Review: 10000000 is part RPG, part puzzle game, but all fun

10000000 pairs the dungeon-crawler/role-playing game genre with the “match-three” aspects of popular iOS puzzle games. While it sounds insane, it's actually fun.

Crazy Blind Date diaries: A new way to score dates through iOS

Traditional online dating is old news: Thanks to my iPhone, I’ve discovered new and exciting ways to be humiliated. Here are my stories.

Review: Shaq Down for iOS misses the mark for 90s nostalgia

With a premise involving zombies and world domination, you’d think that Shaq would be fighting his way through hordes of mutant zombies in Shaq Down. Not so.

Review: The only thing new about Angry Birds Star Wars is the lightsaber

Angry Birds Star Wars rarely approaches levels beyond mere gimmick, and the levels themselves feel like they've been pulled from other Angry Birds installments.

Review: Kingdom Rush for iOS brings fantasy and fun to tower defense gaming

Kingdom Rush, a tower defense strategy game, is a strikingly immersive, challenging, and humorous game that is somehow more than the sum of its parts.

What I shared with my stalkers on social networks

Today’s mobile and social platforms make it possible to walk right up to the line of privacy invasion, and if you’re not careful, anyone could find out pretty much anything they want about you.

Agent Dash for iPhone and iPad

The most compelling thing about this fairly standard side-scrolling platformer is its eye-catching look. But gameplay and controls are pretty ordinary.