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I’ve never been the biggest fan of traditional word games, whether it was a game of Scrabble or a word search; the former involved too much luck and the latter made me dizzy. Still, I found myself looking through the App Store for a word-based game that I could play, something to challenge myself and hold my interest for long periods of time. With Puzzlejuice, I have found that game.

Of course, calling Puzzlejuice a word game is selling the title short. Indeed, it’s a combination of word game, Tetris and color matching. It is, in a word, unique. (more…)

With the release of the iPhone 4 a month ago to mass fanfare and record-breaking numbers of phones sold, I thought it would be interesting to look back to where the iPhone really came into its own – the App Store. The App Store (coupled with the great hardware) is what has really made the iPhone such a standout device despite ever-increasing competition from other smartphones.

When the App Store launched at around this time in 2008 it was much anticipated and debuted quite successfully with hundreds of great apps. Below is a compilation of some of the best games that were released in those first six months and that are still well worth the download – often at now reduced prices!

Whether you’re a long time iDevice consumer who used the App Store on Day 1 and want to go back down memory lane and re-experience the enjoyment that can be gained from some of the games, or you have a new iPhone or iPod Touch and wish to get some excellent games that have been reduced in price after almost two years in the store, keep reading for the full list of games!