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The Official Review of Princess Bride: The Official Game

Princess Bride - The Official Game is a good example of everything that is wrong with the App Store and mobile games. This doesn't mean the game is bad, but it is the type of App Store title that forces you to talk about download prices and in-app purchases, instead of the game itself. And that's a shame, because as everyone knows, Princess Bride the movie is a classic and it deserves a lot better.

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First let me say that Princess Bride - The Official Game does a great job of paying homage to William Goldman and Rob Reiner’s wonderful fairytale world of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles. The game is full of music and images straight from the film and it features all the classic lines you have been quoting since 1987. The problem with the game is its layout. Instead of being one cohesive game that takes you through the Princess Bride story it is broken down into four parts or four mini games:

Survive the Shrieking Eels!
Scale the Cliffs of Insanity!
Cross swords and duel with Inigo!
Wrestle against a Giant!

iOS App of the Week: Evernote Scannable

Evernote released its own document scanning app for iOS devices a few days after Neat and its NeatConnect cloud scanner made an appearance on Celebrity Apprentice. Evernote Scannable offers the same service as the Neat app without the additional cloud service. The Evernote app promises to "move paper forward" by allowing users to use their iPhone or iPad's camera to easily scan contracts, receipts, business cards and so on.

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Users of Evernote Scannable can simply point their device's camera at any document and the app will scan it for them. The app will then automatically cleanup your document so it is clear and easy to read. You can also manually scan your own documents and rotate and crop them as you see fit. Once your documents are all scanned you can digitally file them away, add them to your Evernote app, or share them via email, Facebook and so on.

iOS App of the Week: Emojimo Keyboard

The Emojimo Keyboard is a new iOS 8 app that transforms almost every word you type into an emoji. This not only saves you time from having to search for the perfect emojicon, but it is also a fun way to annoy your friends.

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The Emojimo Keyboard is easy to use, but first you must enable it on your iOS device. After you have installed the app on your iPhone or iPad, navigate to Settings > General > Keyboard and tap the "Keyboards" panel. Next, tap "Add New Keyboard" and select "Emojimo Automagical Keyboard" from the list of keyboard options. Finally, go back to the Keyboards screen and tap the newly added "Emojimo Automagical Keyboard" panel to activate the keyboard on your device.

Top 5 Favorite iOS Games of 2014

Apple's iTunes Connect will be shut down starting December 22-29 for the winter holidays. Developers will not be able to submit any new apps or app updates during the blackout. This means there will be no new games released to the App Store in 2014 after next week, and that it is the perfect time to announce our favorite iOS games of the year.

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This is just five our favorite games based on a very small sampling of the thousands of titles released to the App Store in 2014.

The Best Halloween Updates on the App Store: Tiny Tower Vegas, Celtic Heroes and More

All month long we have been taking a look at some of our favorite spooky games, from the terrifying Five Night at Freddy's to the goofy but highly recommended Skullduggery. This week instead of highlighting just one game, we're going to cover some of the noteworthy titles that have been updated with Halloween content.

Junk Jack X

Junk Jack X ($4.99) The 2D sandbox game Junk Jack X has been updated with a new Halloween biome, new monsters such as zombies, new dresses and other Halloween goodies and collectibles.

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