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Mike Lata

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 and he has previously written for Nodpad, TheAppera, and Appmodo. He currently writes for Appadvice and Follow Mike on Twitter: @Stirolak123 Or feel free to e-mail me:
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shadowgun Hitting iOS On September 28

If you love action-packed shooters with a sci-fi theme, you will have to check out Shadowgun when it hits the App Store on September 28. The game offers third person gameplay and console-quality visuals.

Ancient War II Offers Castle Defense Mayhem

A new castle defense title with online multiplayer has hit the App Store. The name of this game is Ancient War II and it pits you in the role of a god.

Zombie Gunship Version 1.2 Now Available

Check out Zombie Gunship's latest update. Version 1.2 has added new audio effects and commentary, gameplay enhancements, and more.

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.

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.

Spacer Miner And Space Miner HD Are Now On Sale

Grab Space Miner while it's on sale right now. This is a deep game that combines RPG elements with intensive Asteroids-like arcade action.

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.

Action Puzzler, Fruity Jelly, Coming Soon

A new puzzle game called, Fruity Jelly is hitting the App Store on September 8. Gameplay is said to be based on collecting fruit and controlling a blue jelly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grab Three Great RPGs On Sale

Three great RPGs are now on sale courtesy of Crescent Moon Games. They include, Rimelands: Hammer of Thor, Ravensword: The fallen King, and Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD.

Is Contre Jour Interactive Art? Or Is It A Game?

If you love artistic games with elements of puzzle platforming, then check out Contre Jour. The latest Chillingo game offers some stunning visuals and unique gameplay elements.