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With a name like My Singing Monsters, you know exactly what you’re getting in a game while still having no idea what you’re actually getting into. You’re going to be raising some singing monsters, but what can you expect from a game with such an absurd premise?

What you can expect is constant surprise and hilarity mixed into the familiar mechanics of Farmville type RPGs. But is what My Singing Monsters brings to the table enough to wake up an otherwise stale genre, or will the monster gimmick fall flat? (more…)

The Sims is one of my favourite gaming franchises and I’ve been playing them longer than any other. For those that don’t know, The Sims is a series of simulation games revolving around your own customised, virtual family with a ton of different paths you can take them on. The game is a juggernaut on PC and pretty popular on both home and handheld consoles.

Back in 2009, EA Mobile brought The Sims 3 to the iPhone. While that game remains in the App Store, EA recently introduced The Sims FreePlay, a brand new app that, as the name suggests, is available for free!
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As a child of the 1990s, I look back fondly on the genre of simulation games, like Maxis’ popular series of of Sim games. As a young boy, I got my start with SimTown, but as I matured I played the more complex games like SimCity and SimTower. These games, as well as games like RollerCoaster Tycoon, taught me about financial responsibility, organization and macro-management.

TinyTower is a SimTower-style management simulation game designed for iOS by NimbleBit, LLC. It is simple in execution, but provides many levels of complexity that increase replay value. Let’s talk about it more after the break.

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The Sims is a juggernaut in PC gaming and continues to hold the title of best-selling PC-based game throughout its three revisions over the past ten years. The Sims 3 is the current flagship game and iPhone app within EA’s The Sims division. That was nearly two years ago, but EA later followed that up by releasing a new version of two of the expansion packs released for PC and Mac.

The iPhone game is not a port of the PC game, but a different experience optimized for Apple’s mobile devices. We’ll look at the base game and it’s two expansions, World Adventures and Ambitions, in today’s review.

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