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Chris is a former Macworld editor who has turned to a life of crime.

Behind the success of Temple Run

The mega-popular endless-runner franchise hits one billion downloads.


You Should Play: Wayward Souls

With 16-bit graphics reminiscent of classic SNES-era Final Fantasy titles and a fairly intuitive set of touchscreen controls, Wayward Souls is a surprisingly fun and immensely challenging game.


You Should Play: Third Eye Crime, Act 1

If you’re a fan of the stealth genre -- or just love a game that nails an aesthetic -- the noir Third Eye Crime is for you.



You Should Play: Robots Love Ice Cream

This simple, colorful, way-more-fun-than-it-should-be shooter is sure to win you over, one scoop at a time.


Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls review: Expansion to popular adventure game checks all of the boxes on your wishlist

Blizzard's expansion pack to Diablo III doesn't do anything spectacular, but there's plenty dungeon crawler fans who want another excuse to level grind, loot, and explore.


You Should Play: Sometimes You Die

Jump through obstacles and complete puzzles by, well, dying. But strategically.



You Should Play: Device 6

Puzzle fans and those looking for some good brainteasers will love this game.



You Should Play: Royal Revolt 2

Play the king of a medieval kingdom and lead you army into battle in this fun sequel.


The 10 tech podcasts you must listen to today

Because reading about tech is so 2005.

Taskdeck review: For when reminders matter

Taskdeck is a good personal task list for anyone working on multiple projects.

SimCity review: Gather your friends, because you're going to need them

SimCity's dependence on multiplayer and an Internet connection are drastic changes to the game that may dissuade long-time fans.

Bioshock Infinite review: Phenomenal combination of storytelling and gameplay

Bioshock Infinite could be the best first-person shooter to hit the Mac this decade.

Nasturtium Player review: Put together iTunes and YouTube playlists with ease

Spend less time creating playlists and more time enjoying them with Nasturtium Player.

Plants vs Zombies 2 review: Sticks to its roots, but paywall leaves us feeling dead inside

Plants vs Zombies 2 has more plants, more zombies, and more ways to make you pay.

Mac Gems: Noted a nicely-organized note-taking app

Noted doesn't have a lot of features, but it is easy to use.