Gamezebo Archives - April 2010

Ranch Rush 2 Preview

Apr 22, 2010

Before there was Farmville on Facebook, there was Ranch Rush on the PC and Mac. With millions of people online (and offline) pretending to be farmers, it was only a matter of time that FreshGames would release the sequel Ranch Rush 2. And, we got the tropical scoop.

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Is Zynga the nicest game company ever or publicity hounds?

Apr 22, 2010

Is Zynga the nicest social games company or are they doing good to make you forget about all the not-so-good stories that came out earlier this year (cynical me, pondering)? Either way, they are raising a lot of money for worthy charities, which is a very good thing.

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Lt. Fly: Rise of the Arachnids Review

Apr 22, 2010

Puzzle hybrids have been all the rage in recent years. Whether it’s the RPG kind like Puzzle Quest or Sword & Poker, or the action kind like Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, puzzle hybrids have provided players with some of the most memorable mash-ups of recent years. Lt. Fly: Rise of the Arachnids tries to join those ranks, but falls short despite some enjoyable elements.

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Cobra Mobile says people spend more time with games on the iPad

Apr 22, 2010

With the iPad launch now three weeks in the past, many developers have had the chance to settle in and evaluate the impact that the device has had on their products. In an interview published today by PocketGamer.biz, Cobra Mobile’s Mark Ettle discussed the company’s early success on the iPad, and how their research is showing that iPad gamers play for longer periods of time than their iPhone and iPod Touch counterparts.

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7 green games for Earth Day

Apr 22, 2010

Earth Day is a time to reflect on how wonderful our planet is and what we could be doing to take better care of it, whether it's planting more trees, donating to a favorite eco-charity, or learning more about animals and plants. Here's a roundup of 7 games to help you "go green!"

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Hospital Town Review

Apr 22, 2010

Atlus’s Trauma Center sparked a boom in “medical” video games in the console space, but the craze has extended to surprisingly few Web games. Hospital Town is one of the first “medical” Facebook games to catch our eye and it offers a promising social take on the genre. While there are action mini-games to play in Hospital Town, the bulk of the gameplay is more sim-like and focuses on hospital management. You need to assign patients to beds for treatment, check them out when they feel better, and decorate your hospital.

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PopCap’s John Vechey talks Plants vs. Zombies on the iPad

Apr 22, 2010

I like watching video interviews. I like PopCap’s John Vechey. And I now own an iPad.

Surely, I have to link over to GamesBeat’s video interview with John Vechey about their new iPad game, Plants vs. Zombies.

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Free iPhone Games for April 22, 2010

Apr 22, 2010

Free games are all around us, but they may not be as easy to find as you’d think. We help you sort through the App Store to find the latest price drops and limited time offers so that you won’t have to spend a penny. Today’s free games include a artillery defense in space, an environmentally friendly frog, a lion looking to stretch its legs and more!

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8 iPhone games that are for the birds

Apr 22, 2010

Spring has sprung for most of the country by now, but if it hasn’t in your neck of the woods just remember to keep an eye out for the signs. Flowers blooming, trees budding – and the one sure fire way to tell if spring has arrived – the chirping of birds.

If you’re looking for a great way to get into the spring spirit, Gamezebo has you covered. Big birds, little birds, walking birds, tasty birds – we’ve picked the 8 best iPhone games in the aviary!

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Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion Preview

Apr 22, 2010

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard the radio-friendly nu metal stylings of Linkin Park, but 2010 might just be the year to change all that. Hot off the heels of a new single in support of Haitian earthquake relief, the band has both a new album and a new video game on the way. The video game will be a first for the band, offering iPhone gameplay that harkens back to old NES classics.

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