Flick Home Run is an arcade home-run-hitting game that only requires a flick of your finger to send the ball over the fence, but it definitely takes practice. Unlike 3D home run games like Home Run Battle, in Flick Home Run you have a 2D view of the playing field, with pitches coming from the right and you timing your flick to send the ball as far as you can. The game instructs you to touch a Pitch button in the lower left corner, and when the ball comes into play, your job is flick the ball at just the … Read more
The perpetual running game genre that works so well on touch devices doesn't seem to be winding down anytime soon -- and I, for one, am very glad it keeps getting refreshed with new and unique games.
Running games are perfect for when you need to kill a little time because you can go for your high score a couple of times while waiting in line at the DMV or perhaps while riding the train, but they're not so involved that you can't put them down at a moment's notice. There are plenty of classics to explore in this category, such as Hook Worlds, Monster Dash, and many others, but I thought I would run a little comparison of old vs. new to see where the genre is headed.… Read more
Runscanner is a free, portable system utility that scans your PC for all running processes, programs, services, drivers, autostart locations, and hijack points. It can detect system changes made by viruses, malware, or operator error. Runscanner's powerful tools should be used with caution, but they can help you solve problems that ordinary means can't.
Runscanner offers two levels, Beginner and Expert. The Beginner mode has Scan and Update buttons and a link to Specialist help forums, plus three entry fields for saving scans as a log file or a binary .run file, which can be submitted to one … Read more
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The Hunger Games: Girl on Fire for iOS became available on the same day as the launch of the movie, and while it is free, it's only moderately fun for a very short time. As a person who read the books, maybe I hoped the game would be better, but it is about as good as most movie games: more about advertising the movie than playing the actual game.
The game is an endless runner/survival game with the object of staying alive as long as possible. The 8-bit graphics are charming initially, but the gameplay makes you forget … Read more
Can't get enough "Hunger Games"? Need something to do while you're in line to buy movie tickets? (The film version opens today, in case you've been living underground.) Get ready for some Katniss-inspired app action.
Sometimes we get so used to doing things a certain way--finding a program in the Start menu, or opening our Web browser and entering a Web address--that it doesn't even occur to us that there might be a quicker, easier way to do things. SlickRun is a tiny little utility that can launch programs, open Web sites, record notes, and much more, all from one unobtrusive little bar that you can position anywhere on your screen.
When not in use, SlickRun displays current memory usage and the date and time. Clicking on it turns it into a text box, … Read more
Paper Monsters is a polished traditional platformer with some added extras and winningly cute art and sound design.
Paper Monsters will instantly evoke other classic platformers, but in a good way: the play and interface are intuitive (a roaming virtual joystick on the left, a jump button on the right, which you tap twice to double-jump), and levels with collectible coins ("buttons"), warp pipes, enemies to jump upon, checkpoints, and lots of hidden pick-ups and paths to encourage repeat play. As the game progresses through its four chapters, with four levels each, the enemies and environments get more … Read more
However, the company is not a new SSD vendor. In fact it describes itself as a major vendor that has been offering SSD storage products for other OEM hardware vendors.
This might be the reason why it's priced the Pro V Max at about $2 per gigabyte, comparatively high, to avoid immediate competition with its partners.… Read more
Even though its graphics and gameplay are of the simplest variety, Line Runner is a fun, addicting, and surprisingly challenging game.
Essentially, you are a 2D stick figure, running furiously and trying to avoid hitting blocks along your way. To earn a higher score, all you have to do is run farther. It's very simple.
When the game starts, your character begins running automatically. Tap the left button to slide under blocks or tap the right button to jump over them. Hold the right button a bit longer, and you'll get just a little more air time to … Read more