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SimCity for iPhone/iPod Touch

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I have always been a huge fan of the SimCity games ever since I first got SimCity 3000 Unlimited. This was merely a starting (excluding the year I spent on my next door neighbors Macintosh Plus play the original). I have since played all the version available on the PC and have my various likes and dislikes regarding all of them. But imaging my excitment when I found SimCity for the iPhone. The iPhone release of SimCity seems to be greatly based on the SimCity 3000 release of the PC game, although some modifications have been made in order for the touch control of the iPhone/iPod interface.I find though my big problem that I am constantly trying to look around my fingers in order to lay roads or zones etc. Much prefer a mouse and keyboard when playing this type of game.Although, I was happy to find that the graphics where redefined for the release which seems to make the game more efficient and less time is spent on rendering.EA Games have done an excellent job in porting this game fo

Review: Evony

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Evony ( www.evony.com ) is an massively multiplayer online game designed to allow users to build cities and create nations. The browser based game starts with the user defining who they and what their game name is going to be. From there, users can start creating their empire. The encourages players through the development of their cities using quests as a checklist. While building cottages, farms, cities walls and more, players cities slowly develop into empires. All players have the ability to talk to other players as well as making alliances with other cities as wars do happen. For new players, there is a grace period of 7 days to allow newbies to build their cities up enough to get a good decent start in the game. Because the game is browser based, the game can be played on almost any platform, so long as it has a web browser that can display Adobe Flash. Even slow internet connections will be able to play as it is not graphic entensive. Evony is played in realtime . Meanin