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Michael has been an Apple user since system 6 and an Internet aficionado back when it was just email, Usenet and gopher. He and his son play tons of board, card and dice games as well as casual games on the Xbox 360 and iPhone. He is marchpumpkin nearly everywhere except XBL where he is marchpumpkins because MS sucks and won't let him have back his old gamertag.
Latest from Michael
Review: Guns'n'Glory - Tower Defense On The Oregon Trail
Tower Defense...where the towers can move? Guns'n Glory is pure heresy! Or maybe just a new twist on a genre that might have been growing a little stale.
| September 14
Review: Monster Mayhem - Zombie Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Castle Defense games have taken on tones from medieval fantasy to WWI to scifi and even just simple doodles. Monster Mayhem goes the ever popular zombie route with just about every other pop culture monster thrown in. But can you fingers handle it?
| September 13
Review: Oregon Trail - Apple Gaming Manifest Destiny
The Oregon Trail continues to be a strong seller after 30 years. Is the iPhone incarnation just banking off the nostalgia factor or is it actually a fun game?
| July 29
Review: Calendars - Finally! GoogleCal for iPhone!
The iPhone Calendar app is fine if you have a MobileMe account, but, if like me, your life exists in Google, you finally have a decent option on the iPhone. Overstatement? Not Really.
| July 18
Review: Robot Unicorn Attack - Isn't the Title Enough?
Adult Swim Games has converted yet another one of their Flash based web games to the iPhone. Can rainbows, stars, fairies and a 90s synthpop ballad make a silly premise work? Read on to find out.
| July 5
Review: Parachute Ninja - Just Yelling "Geronimo!" Isn't Enough
Recent top 25 gaming app, Parachute Ninja garnered its position for a reason. Everything about it is top notch, but...*whine* *whine* it's HARD!!
| July 2
Review: Breadcrumb Trail - Making Hansel and Gretel Proud
Hansel and Gretel left a trail of them through the woods. Can you find and remember all the info about your favorite gingerbread house? Or would something like Breadcrumb Trail help you keep track of all your special places?
| June 22
Review: Catan - The First Island is The Best Island
Catan is one of the most awarded board games to come out of Europe. The iPhone version is a completely faithful port of the original, but only the original. What about the expansions?
| June 17
Traditional Board Games on the iPad
HD versions of iPhone games are getting all the love right now. But the iPad is perfect for playing all the classic board games we all know and love. AppAdvice has rounded up some choice picks for you to download as soon as your device arrives.
| April 3
Finally Playable: Civilization Revolution for iPad
Civilization Revolution for the iPhone suffered from the small screen size. The iPad's screen should make up for that shortcoming...but will it make up for Civ Rev's other issues?
| April 2
Walk among the Stars: Star Walk available for iPad
The iPhone version of Star Walk was on Apple's Best of 2009 list. Use your iPad to explore the night sky from Day 1.
| April 2