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Customers and Businesses Both Win In Race To Special Deals With Speadi

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on July 5th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

New mobile app Speadi allows local businesses to create deals for their customers and then have those participants "race" to receive the deals in real-time. Speadi charges a flat fee for each deal, in contrast to competitors like Groupon and LivingSocial.

According to the press release, participating businesses, or sponsors, retain complete control over when, how much, how long, and what kind of traffic they want at any given time of the day. "Love the ability to post a special whenever I want and control the number of specials available," said Kris Kildea, a business owner who's used the service.

Last week was the service's official launch, and around 400 runners raced each other for the 41 different deals. The mobile app itself saw over 1000 runners participate just a few days after that. Sponsors offering deals throughout the day included VG's, Biggby, French Laundry, Gatsby Grind, Alexander J's, and Avon.


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Deadmans Run Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on June 6th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ACTION PACKED
Race classic cars in deadly competitions and wield powerful weapons to ensure victory.
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Rock(s) Rider Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 31st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NOT SO FULL-TILT
Rock(s) Rider is almost the perfect iOS trials-style game. Almost.
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Shaun the Sheep - Fleece Lightning Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on April 26th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHEAR RACING
Britain's stop-motion ovis aries goes for the gold in this unorthodox barnyard racer.
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Burnout CRASH! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on April 13th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION DERBY
Rack up the most costly destruction possible in this over the top game of motorized mayhem.
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Ion Racer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 30th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ENDLESS RACER
Ion Racer takes mission-driven progress and combines it with third-person racing to great effect.
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Motorcity: Drive Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on March 29th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ON THE SHORT SIDE
Steer high powered futuristic muscle cars with advanced weapons systems through tracks at insane speeds.
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Pocket Racing 2 Review

By Jason Wadsworth on February 16th, 2012
Race against the CPU, time, and other players in this updated version of the classic top down racer.
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Highway2Hell Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on January 13th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LUKEWARM
Dodge traffic in a hell bound muscle car.
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Yorick's Revenge Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on December 5th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LOST ITS HEAD
A psychedelic and spooky race of rolling heads.
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Jurassic Rush Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on December 2nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: RUNNING ON EMPTY
Run and jump to stay away from prehistoric predators.
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RPM: Gymkhana Racing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on November 18th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLIPPERY
RPM: Gymkhana Racing does racing a little different: with a focus on timed runs, bonus track challenges and lots of drifting.
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jAggy Race Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on November 16th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FUNKY FREEWHEELING
A crazy racing game with some extreme obstacles and insane physics.
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Hit the Slopes, Ski Dude!

Posted by Rob Rich on November 14th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Save Minecraft, I think the most sought after (and demanded) iOS port would have to be Chris Pirih's SkiFree. A few have tried their hand at bringing the yeti-infested favorite to iOS, but the results have been a bit... mixed. Pink Zombie Studios has decided to give it a go, regardless, and the result is Ski Dude.

Ski Dude, much like its predecessor, involves avoiding obstacles and jumping off of ramps in order to rack-up a high score. In this iteration there's no finish line. Players just go until they use up their three lives, then start over from zero. Going over jumps will nab points (as will grabbing presents littered throughout the course), but will also speed up the action. Conversely, plowing through snow piles will slow things down a bit. And this being an iOS game and all, the titular character can be guided left and right with either touch or accelerometer controls.

It may or may not be the release everyone's been hoping for, but it's here and it's totally free to play. I'm a bit disappointed that there don't appear to be any abominable snow monsters rampaging about, though. Of course, who's to say they won't make an appearance at some point? Anything is possible, right?


Race Of Champions Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 3rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: VROOOOOOM
Race of Champions is a great dive into a racing event that doesn't get as much gaming coverage as others.
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