My Week Unwrapped: July 2, 2017 – All That Remains, Puzzle Puppers, Missile Cards, Miracle Merchant, Silent Streets and More

Hi everyone and welcome to another installment of My Week Unwrapped, where I talk about what I've been playing all week. It's been pretty busy and I also have a lot to say about some of these games. They're almost full reviews. Hopefully you'll find them useful! So without further ado, let's begin! All That Remains: Part 1 Although I played Glitch Games' new first-person point-and-click adventure, All That Remains: Part 1,…

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Don’t Always Listen to Apple “Geniuses”: Try to Troubleshoot Your Own iPhone

This is going to be a bit different than what I usually write about and also a bit of a rant. But I'm hoping it will help prevent some people from making a big mistake. Every time I have a problem with my iPhone or iPad and go to an Apple Store for help, I end up regretting it. So each time I push it off longer and longer. I really dread…

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AppUnwrapper’s Favorite iOS Games of 2016

This is only the second year I'm listing my Games of the Year, and 2016 was an incredibly strong one for iOS games. It was hard getting this list down to just ten or fifteen games, so I also have some runners-up. There were just too many great games this year! So, without further ado, I represent my GOTY 2016 list! Any reviews I wrote are linked to the name of each…

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After the Latest Update, I’ve Nearly Stopped Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ Altogether

Pokémon GO By: Niantic, Inc. (Nintendo) I admit I was already getting bored of Pokemon Go, considering I spent the first few weeks walking around for hours a day, caught over 2000 Pokemon and filled my Pokedex with over 100 different species. New York City, especially Manhattan, is packed with Poke Stops and gyms. So even if I'm still missing 40+ Pokemon from my Pokedex, there's no shortage of common Pokemon. I…

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Games for Change Festival 2016: Breaking Down Walls

I recently had the privilege of attending the 13th annual Games for Change Festival here in New York City. At the same time that the United Kingdom gave into fear-mongering and voted to break off from the European Union, I was listening to game developers talk about how they're reaching people in a positive way through their creations. All over the world, communities are making rash decisions based on fear, but some…

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iOS Apps Removed From The App Store Are Now Removed From Purchase History

**Update: Now it seems this was all a big App Store bug and apps are returning to people's Purchase History. Hopefully that's the end of this and we can all continue happily buying iOS games. :) ** I spent the last year nursing a dying iPhone 5 to make it last one more year, just so I could see if Apple would return to making a 4-inch phone again. If I had…

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I Wish “Shooty Skies” and “PAC-MAN 256” Were More Like “Crossy Road”

I've never written anything about Hipster Whale's Frogger-like mobile game Crossy Road on my site before, but I have had a lot of thoughts about it. With the release of the recent Land Sliders and Shooty Skies, I decided I need to get some things off my chest about high score chasers. So I'm going to explore several games that have a lot in common. First, a confession, so there's no misunderstanding:…

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Everybody Wins: Games Keep Growing Up (A response to “No Girl Wins”)

A few days ago, I read an opinion piece on girls and gaming that I felt the need to respond to. But first, I want to give a little bit of my personal history as a woman who plays video games. I'm going to skip the early boring stuff and go straight to high school, where I found myself playing them the most. I enjoyed some PC games like Might & Magic…

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