I've decided to cover quite a few games this week in the roundup. Why? Not quite sure. Perhaps it's because I just returned from a few days off in Vegas, there are certainly more than a few games to be played there! Covered this week in the roundup are the following titles:
New BlackBerry Software: SwitchDisplayON, eCheckRegister, CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse, Themes, Themes, THEMES!, World Treasure Hunter Deluxe, Freedom or Death
Updated BlackBerry Software: Aces Solitaire Pack, Aces Texas Hold'em - No Limit, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: War of Two Cities, PBA Bowling
Free BlackBerry Software: Map My Tracks, QuickPull
Cool Stuff: mRing for BlackBerry
New BlackBerry Software
Most other devices have a function where the display will pop on for 10 seconds or so when a new message or email is received. If you'd like to take advantage of that same functionality on your Berry, then SwitchDisplayON can help. All you have to do is install the tiny app, and whenever you receive a text or email, your display will turn on. This one apparently works on the new BlackBerry Storm as well... and requires OS 4.7 or higher.
eCheckRegister is a personal finance manager for your BlackBerry. Keep track of transactions associated with your bank accounts and export transaction records via email in HTML format or CSV format. If you're looking for a simple and easy to manage app to keep track of your personal finances, give eCheckRegister a look.
CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse
I mentioned this last week, but had to mention it quickly here again in case you missed it. CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse is chalked full of great stories, tips and even a 12-step recovery plan if you think your addiction has gone a little too far. A must-read for any BlackBerry user... and a must, MUST-read for any regular to CrackBerry.com. Make a great stocking stuffer too! :)
Themes, Themes, THEMES!
Yep. You know it. Of course there are TONS of new themes in the store this week! More holiday themes, premium themes, holiday themes and a whole lot more. If you want to give your Berry a new and updated look for the holidays, be sure to check out our selection of the best BlackBerry Themes on the web.
World Treasure Hunter Deluxe
In the first of 2 new cool games to the ShopCrackBerry.com store, comes World Treasure Hunter Deluxe. In this puzzle game you travel from one location to another looking for treasure (big surprise huh!?). The game features 2 game modes, instant play and career. Controls are super-easy, and as the developer notes 'beautiful and sexy girls will accompany you in each location'.
Freedom or Death
This new title is a side-scrolling action game that reminds me a lot of the old 'Double Dragon' games. In Freedom or Death, you play a soldier during World War 2. It's your job to make it through each environment using your pistol, rifle, bazooka and other weapons and vehicles at your disposal. The graphics are pretty good. If you enjoy a more 'vintage' gaming experience, Freedom or Death is lots of fun.
Updated BlackBerry Software
Aces Solitaire Pack
This week I'm going to highlight a few of the popular games that have seen updates over the past week. First off is Aces Solitaire Pack. It's a fully-featured, completely customizable Solitaire suite for the card lover in you. Stay busy with all of your favorite classic solitaire games from Klondike, to Free Cell, Pyramid and more. In all there are 15 types of solitaire games to play, with over 1,500 variations.
Aces Texas Hold'em - No Limit
Next on the list is Aces Texas Hold'em - No Limit. If you don't get the chance to play cards with friends, or your local card room that often, then you might want to give this title a look to keep your poker skills sharp. In it, you can play up to 22 opponents at the same time. The AI within the game has been described as having the best intelligence of any Texas Hold'em game available. Makes for a tricky and challenging game... every time.
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: War of Two Cities
I used to be a huge fan of the Civilization series. In fact, I still am, but simply don't have the time to play the games anymore. The first 'Civ' game of its kind to make it to the BlackBerry, 'Sid Meier's Civilization IV: War of Two Cities' brings the familiar excitement of world domination to your device. Defend your home city while battling a war with a neighboring city. Your armies will fight, and someone will crumble. Take charge of your civilization and watch your empire grow and expand in time. Tons of fun!
One of the best if not the best bowling game for the BlackBerry is PBA Bowling. The game features some pretty solid graphics, which allow you to choose from realistic equipment and lane conditions within an amazing 3D environment. Bowl against some of the best pros in the world including Walter Ray Williams Jr., Norm Duke, Robert Smith, Parker Bohn III and a whole lot more. A must-play for any bowler!
Free BlackBerry Software
Map My Tracks
With Map My Tracks, you can turn your BlackBerry into a real-time GPS tracking device! As long as your Berry has GPS on-board, you can map and track your location in real-time. This could be used in sports, in training, and in a number of different ways. Perhaps you just want to let your friends or family know where you are? Use Map My Tracks to share that information with whomever you like!
The folks over at Zeventh Ventures (makers of AutoStandby and BerryAnnoying) have introduced QuickPull. This app lets you free memory by simulating a battery pull soft reset. The app is extremely easy to use, and is compatible with most Berry devices, including the new Storm. If you find yourself needing to free available memory, QuickPull is at least worth a shot.... it's free!
mRing for BlackBerry
mRing is a great new ringtone manager for your BlackBerry. Assign wav, mp3 or any other file format to play as a ringtone for individual contacts or entire categories. You can even use it to separate phone call, SMS and email ringtones. The app is a great way to manage your ringtones in one, easy to use application.
Until Next Week..
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