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The Lords of Midnight and its sequel are awesome and on sale.

June 3rd, 2014 by

lords_sale The Lords of Midnight, by the late Mike Singleton, is apparently a classic. I’m just going on word of mouth and Wikipedia entries here. Never having a ZX Spectrum (nor an interest in it), I haven’t done my due diligence.

If paying $4.99 for a game that came out in 1984 seems a bit steep, then maybe this is for you. The Lords of Midnight and its sequel, Doomdark’s Revenge, are currently on sale in the App Store and Google Play for $.99 apiece. That’s a price that’s pretty hard to ignore when you consider the nerd cred you get simply by having it on your phone. Ladies love nerd cred, right? That’s gotta be how it works.

Pick them up and let us know what you think. I just started, so don’t be spoiler jerks.

The Lords of Midnight – [App Store Link]
Doomdark’s Revenge – [App Store Link]

LINE Cookie Run 100 Free Crystals Code

May 28th, 2014 by


Cookie Run Season 2 has started on the LINE network, and with it comes a lot of goodies.

The Sorcerer Cookie brings some powerful Coin Magic to the table. His pet, the Grimiore, should help tons of players get new high scores. Obstacles move and generally try to throw off your timing. It’s slowly starting to look more and more like the Cookie Run I’ve been playing over on the for Kakao network for some time.

To prove it, one of the best features shows up in a Coupon Code. To enter a code, touch the Gear icon on the bottom left of your Rankings screen. Scroll down and tap on the “COUPON” button. Your browser will open up with a code entry box.

Enter the following code to get 100 free crystals: cookierun2ndstory

100 Crystals: 5 Rainbow Eggs, 4 Supreme Treasures, or 15 Treasure Slots? Decisions...

100 Crystals: 5 Rainbow Eggs, 4 Supreme Treasures, or 15 Treasure Slots? Decisions, decisions…

That’s “Cookie Run 2nd Story” for those keeping track at home or may want to pass it along to friends. I got it in three guesses, as the code on the for Kakao version was COOK 2RUN 2NDS TORY last year.

Act now! This code, a $10 value, expires on June 5th at 4PM. Run. Run as fast as you can!

Review – Ace Fishing: Wild Catch (iOS/Android)

May 26th, 2014 by


Ace Fishing, by South Korean developer Com2uS, is their latest attempt at bringing digestible sports to mobile sets. With a pedigree that includes Apple Hall of Fame inductee HOMERUN BATTLE 3D on their resume, they clearly know their stuff.

Is Ace Fishing a catch, or is this one we should be throwing back?

C is for Cookie Run Erasers

April 29th, 2014 by

From left to right: Bright Cookie, Pirate Cookie, Coffee Cookie, Zombie Cookie, Cloud Cookie, Ninja Cookie, and Buttercream Choco Cookie

As a teacher and a parent, I can’t help but love this little slice of nerdvana in the picture above. Here we have another example of Cookie Run’s popularity in South Korea.

Here we have Cookie Run erasers, as found inside a toy capsule machine near South Korean elementary school. Each pull costs 100 won, or about 10 American cents, though there are other random toys interspersed within. Still, it’s more killer than filler in the one I use.

I remember buying car-shaped erasers for a quarter apiece from my school’s morning supply store back in the third grade. I’m not a car guy, so it seems wholly unnecessary now. However, boring things shaped like cool things? HELL YES! That’s cool-by-association!

Marvel Puzzle Quest – Healing without Health Packs

March 30th, 2014 by


I love Marvel Puzzle Quest. Admittedly, I’m obsessed with the game. Since it just surpassed 2 million downloads, I thought now would be as good a time as any to cover the Spider-Man heal in the game.

The Spider-Man heal was covered in our Marvel Puzzle Quest guide. However, that was for new players without a Spider-Man of their own to keep them in the game. With this, you’ll be able to conserve your health packs for when you really need them.

To do this yourself, you’ll need a bare minimum of two Spider-Man covers: 1 Web Bandages, 1 All Tied Up. The more of them you have, the better off you’ll be. I run a 3/5/5 Spider-Man build as my main character. Other characters are dictated by the event you’re playing at the time.

Also, if you don’t have Spider-Man classic, Black Widow (Original) works in a pinch. You’ll get the added benefit of AP disruption from Aggressive Recon, too, which can be a game changer.

Cookie Run for Kakao goes missing from US App Store.

March 20th, 2014 by
The dreaded Cookie Run update screen that leads to no update for US iTunes users.

This Cookie Run update screen leads to no update for US iTunes users.

This, ladies and gentlemen, may be a bit of a cautionary tale. Last week, Cookie Run (쿠키런) for Kakao mysteriously disappeared from the US App Store. As a free-to-play game with in-app purchases, of which my daughter and I have made in the past, the lack of information is concerning. The game is rendered completely unplayable for anyone using the “for Kakao” network on a US iTunes account.

Update: It’s been confirmed as removed from the Canadian and United Kingdom App Store, as well.

In its place is LINE Cookie Run. There’s a good chance that Devsisters, the Cookie Run developer licensed the game out for use in the United States. That’s all fine and dandy for those in the new market, but it also leaves users such as myself on the outside looking in.

While it’s safe to assume this affects a very small percentage of the estimated 120,000 United States citizens living in South Korea, I know of a handful of people that are pissed right now with no way to vent. I’m sure those people know others, what with this being a social game and all. I’m here to give a voice for the voiceless.

Disco Zoo Guide: Animal Patterns + Tips & Tricks

February 27th, 2014 by

disco zoo animal patterns guide

Disco Zoo: The game that lets you rescue animals from their natural habitats to put them where they belong – confined in your tidy mirror-balled zoo. Use our handy guide to sniff out each animal’s specific pattern and minimize mistakes and maximize captures! I mean “rescues”!

Review: Hoplite (iOS)

February 16th, 2014 by

hoplite magma fortress
Hoplite is a strategy/roguelike that seems simplistic at first sight, but quickly bares its fangs. Does it get too difficult too quickly, or is it worthwhile?

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