While we cover plenty of games here at 148Apps, they're all on the iOS side of things. But especially during this time of year, there's definitely an interest in games from the traditional gaming systems, both handheld and portable. Whether we're just shopping for gifts for friends and family, or trying to kill time at GameStop while others shop in far less interesting stores, the 'traditional' game has yet to go away. The problem is that just looking at the boxes of these game doesn't exactly tell you everything; tiny screens and admittedly biased descriptions don't tell you much about games. Sometimes there's a need for more info. That's where Cedemo steps in.
Cedemo lets you look up a game and instantly get a chance to see it in action, as video starts playing when you look up a title, allowing you to get a feel for a game that boxart alone cannot provide. It certainly makes window shopping for games far more visual than static images provide. So how do you look up the info on these games? Well, you can check out the top 10, "Hot", and "Oldies" lists in the app, or you can manually search for titles. However, there's one other way to look up titles - you can scan the game's UPC on camera-enabled devices to instantly watch video of the game as soon as the barcode is recognized. If you have trouble scanning barcodes, whether you have a device without an auto-focus camera or just can't keep your arm from shaking your device to get a lock on the barcode, you can just manually key in the UPC.
The app is currently available for free on the App Store, and works on all iOS devices (with barcode scanning disabled on non-camera devices, and the app does not run in iPad native mode), and there is supposedly a version for Android available as well, but it is not currently available on the Android Marketplace. The only feature in the app besides video playback is the ability to post the games you find with Cedemo to Facebook; the ability to see reviews of games could be another huge help for game shoppers this holiday season. For now, this could be a useful app for those of us stuck looking through the game shelves while out shopping in the next month.