Gamezebo Archives - December 2011

Twilight Carnival Review: Managing a carnival is all fun and games in Twilight Carnival

Dec 23, 2011

Twilight Carnival is a combination of two of the most popular genres on Facebook. It’s part business simulation, letting you build and manage your own amusement park. But it’s also a collection of mini-games, as you can actually play all of games you purchase for your budding carnival. it may not be particularly original, but the two sides of the game work well together and, when combined with a terrific presentation, make for a great overall experience.

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Direct2Drive and GameFly Join Forces, Form Evil Alliance

Dec 22, 2011

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Back in May, GameFly acquired Direct2Drive from IGN, which made a lot of people wonder what the future contained for the two services. Well, GameFly has finally revealed the answer: Direct2Drive is being merged with GameFly, so now you can pre-order, rent, buy, and download your games all from one source.

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Stardoll Walkthrough

Dec 22, 2011

Stardoll is a dress up game and online fashion community that has recently ported to Facebook. In Stardoll you will create a personalized avatar, play dress-up games, decorate your home, and create your own designs. This guide will familiarize you with the world of Stardoll.

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The 20 best iPhone games with Christmas deals

Dec 22, 2011

Ho ho ho! With Christmas just around the corner, iOS developers are looking to put a little holiday spirit under your tree. But with literally thousands upon thousands of sales this weekend, how are you going to know which ones are worth cashing in that iTunes gift card Santa left in your stocking?

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Best Browser Games of 2011

Dec 22, 2011

Social networks like Facebook and Google+ may steal all of the headlines, but there are plenty of other ways to enjoy some gaming in a web browser. The quality of browser-based games is steadily increasing, and the sheer variety on offer is pretty incredible: from full-blown massively multiplayer online games all the way to deceptively simple word games, it's pretty easy to find a great gaming experience just one tab over while you browser Gamezebo. Here are our four favorite browser games of 2011.

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Doctor Who: Worlds in Time Preview: Three Rings breaches time and space to bring you Doctor Who: Worlds in Time

Dec 22, 2011

Admit it – you’ve always wanted to be The Doctor. Or at the very least, his companion. Well great news, Whovians! Three Rings, developers of the popular Yohoho! Pirates and Spiral Knights, have teamed up with the BBC to produce a game that lets you be The Doctor’s right hand man (or woman); Doctor Who: Worlds in Time.

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Stardoll Review: Stardoll is a promising dress-up game that's missing some key features

Dec 22, 2011

Stardoll is a virtual paper doll/design game where you create an avatar and then everything else is up to you. You can build an immense wardrobe, decorate your home any way you wish, and create your own clothing designs. You have quite a bit of freedom in the game, but figuring out how to do things can prove rather difficult.

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Atlantis Fantasy Review: Build a city under the sea in Atlantis Fantasy

Dec 22, 2011

A new city-builder from the folks over at Kobojo has hit Facebook and this time it is taking players deep beneath the ocean waves. Atlantis Fantasy is the name, and believe it or not it actually feels very different from the rest of its ilk. Not only does it have a unique visual style, but it actually incorporates resource management mechanics that feel significant. Granted, it still comes with many of the features of its predecessors, but in a rare occasion, does not feel like a carbon copy.

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Facebook names Gardens of Time most popular game of 2011

Dec 22, 2011

Facebook has released a list of the most popular games on the platform and, surprisingly, the top spot didn't go to Zynga. Instead, Playdom's hidden object game Gardens of Time proved to be the most popular Facebook game of 2011.

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Sonic CD Review: Sonic CD is the single best Sonic experience on the App Store

Dec 22, 2011

Retro games on mobile have been something of a hit or miss proposition. Sometimes bringing a classic to the iPhone can be a flawless celebration of everything that made the game great 20 years earlier. Other times it can be a total disaster. But for the most part, Sonic’s experiences on smartphones have fallen somewhere in between. Competent, but never feeling quite right in terms of gameplay.

All of that changes with Sonic CD – a game that’s easily one of the best old school mobile ports we’ve seen to date.

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