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Mike was born in Poland but moved to California at age 9. Mike has graduated from Chico State with a degree in journalism in spring '10 and lives in Cupertino (Apple headquarters) currently. He hopes to continue writing about games and technology and loves his iPad. He got it as a graduation gift along with an iPhone 4 but the iPad is Mike's real device of choice. Mike also owns an iMac (that has bootcamp and OS X), a Windows laptop, a Wii, and a Dreamcast. Mike also has a passion in film and enjoys training mixed martial arts. He also loves history especially reading about the battle of Stalingrad or ancient warriors like the spartans. Mike's personal blog is http://mlata26.wordpress.com and he has previously written for Nodpad, TheAppera, and Appmodo. He currently writes for Appadvice and Tablets.com. Follow Mike on Twitter: @Stirolak123 Or feel free to e-mail me: [email protected]
Latest from Mike
SAT Educational Apps From Faqden Labs Become iOS 5 Compatible
Engineers at Faqden Labs have updated their educational iPhone apps, called IntelliVocab for SAT and IntelliVocab for SAT Deluxe Edition. These apps are now both iOS 5 compatible.
| October 22
Third Person Action Shooter, Shadowgun, Finally Hits iPhone And iPad
What is possibly the most visually stunning game ever has hit the iOS platform in the form of Shadowgun. The game has you controlling a bounty hunter named John Slade.
| September 28
Underwater Exploration Game, Aquaria, Will Hit The iPad Soon
Do you wish you could play a game that lets you navigate around gorgeous and magical underwater environments? That game does exist and it is called Aquaria. It is currently being ported to the iPad and will be available sometime this fall.
| September 28
IntelliVocab For SAT Deluxe Edition Adds Integration With Social Networks
If you are a high school student or the parent of one, check out IntelliVocab for SAT Deluxe Edition for iPhone on the App Store. The app has just been updated to version 1.2. It was designed by MIT students using intelligent methods of personalizing the learning experience.
| September 27
Nintendo Does Not Plan On Making iPhone Games Anytime Soon
Nintendo's President, Satoru Iwata, has made it clear that there are no plans for the gaming giant to release any games on mobile platforms or smartphones that aren't their own.
| September 15
Gameloft Working On Gangstar 3
The third crime-based action game modeled after the GTA series is set to hit the App Store in the near future. It will be set in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro. Expect the same action-packed gameplay from a third person perspective that the series is known for.
| September 15
Plenty Of New Content Added To The King Of Fighters-i
The King of Fighters-i has seen a massive update recently and is now current at version 1.01.00. New fighters, galleries and cards have been added along with a new challenge mode.
Rockstar Games Set To Release A Mobile Max Payne Outing
Rockstar has recently revealed the release date of Max Payne 3 and also announced that a mobile version of the first Max Payne title is in the works.
| September 8
Simulation-Stratgy Game, King Of Dragon Pass, Gets An iOS Port
Decade-old indy simulation and strategy game, King of Dragon Pass, is being from the Mac and PC to iOS. The title will hit the App Store on September 8.
| September 6
Samurai Bloodshow Now Available As A Universal App From Sega
Check out Sega's latest castle defense game which is based on Japanese legend and history. It is called Samurai Bloodshow and has been released on the App Store as a universal app. The game offers a hand-drawn style of visuals as if an old feudal Japanese scroll was brought to life.
Up And Up! Gets Released As A Universal App
A new vertical scrolling game called Up And Up! has hit the App Store The game offers physics-based vertical climbing where players have to help a monster make his way to safety. He will be slingshot upwards through 30 levels of mayhem.
Call of Booty Campaign Added To Great Little War Game
Check out turn-based strategy game called Great Little War Game. The game has recently been updated to version 1.5. Along with the update a new campaign was added, in addition to five different skirmish maps.
Cubes Vs. Spheres Mixes Physics-Based Puzzle Gaming With Tower Defense
If you enjoy physics games, puzzlers, or tower defense titles check out Cubes vs. Spheres. The universal app just received a minor update and offers innovative gameplay, a great art style with colorful visuals, and an intensive combo system. Your goal is to stop incoming waves of cubes from reaching your base by flinging spheres at them.
| August 31
Puzzle Game, Spacelings, Gets Updated To Version 1.2
Check out action puzzler Spacelings. The game has just been updated to version 1.2. Spacelings' gameplay revolves around you rescuing creatures in outer space by using tractor beams.
| August 31
EA Releases Madden NFL 12 For iPhone And iPad
Check out EA's Madden NFL 12 for iPhone and iPad. The game has recently hit the App Store and offers all 32 NFL teams to choose from with over 2,500 real NFL players. Even the stadiums are modeled after their real life counterparts.
| August 30
Movie Tie-In Game From Gameloft Coming Later This Year
Gameloft is hard at work with the movie tie-in game, The Adventures of Tintin. The game has been described as stealth-based -- with players moving from cover to cover.
| August 27
Check Out Sprinkle: Water Splashing Fire Fighting Fun!
Check out the new and unique puzzle game, called Sprinkle. It has been released as a universal app and its gameplay consists of putting out fires with a water cannon.
| August 27