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Jetpack Joyride review

Jetpack Joyride is an endless flying game that features a continuous stream of new obstacles to overcome while you collect better and better jetpacks. There's always a new surprise waiting just off the screen in this game, and you'll find it hard to put down if for no other reason than you want to see what's coming next.

Pros

Obstacle variation: The continuous variation in the layout of the levels in this game and the placement and nature of the obstacles you face set it apart from most other games in its category. The graphics also are … Read more

Pitfall review

Pitfall challenges you to guide your runner through the jungle, all the while avoiding obstacles and collecting as much treasure as you can. You'll find the hours melting away as you lose yourself in this challenging and invigorating endless running game.

Pros

Variation: This game takes the basic endless running game and adds a few twists of its own. For instance, there are plenty of different obstacles to overcome and landscapes to run through. Plus, your perspective changes at different points, which adds an extra layer of challenge to the task of guiding your character safely.

Fast-paced: Everything comes … Read more

Rayman Fiesta Run review

Rayman Fiesta Run takes the popular Rayman character through a new set of worlds, with more Teensies to free and more Bosses to beat. It's a fun twist on the scrolling game theme, and the lively graphics and characters make for an engaging gameplay experience.

Pros

Convenient controls: To control your character in this game, you only need to tap with one hand to jump and the other to punch. Running is second nature to Rayman, after all, and so he'll do that no matter what you do. You can also invert the controls if you're left-handed … Read more

Record Run for iOS review

The first mobile game from Harmonix (makers of Rock Band and Dance Central), Record Run introduces a rhythm and beat element to the runner genre. Will Record Run hit platinum, or is this game destined to be shelved?

Pros

Run to the beat: By introducing rhythm to vanilla running gameplay, Harmonix has spiced up a mostly stale genre. Enjoy some sweet tunes while you jump over obstacles and avoid danger.

Be the DJ: One of the huge draws of Record Run is the ability to import your own songs. Sing along to radio Gaga, crank it up like a true … Read more

Temple Run 2 Game Guide review

In spite of its occasionally clumsy language and formatting, Temple Run 2 Game Guide proves to be useful for lovers of the second installment of the popular cross-platform, never-ending running game. This guide is especially appealing for beginners.

Pros

Useful, applicable tips: The 29-page Temple Run 2 Game Guide includes many practical tips and strategies for improving your game performance, though it does require that you apply them creatively.

Comprehensive: The guide does a good job at covering all aspects of the game, from character selection and basic game mechanics to more advanced tricks and strategies for dealing with the … Read more

Dogecoin raises $30,000 for Jamaican bobsleigh team

Such rhythm! So rhyme! Wow -- it's bobsled time. In the ultimate Internet fairytale, the founders of amusing meme-based crypto-currency Dogecoin have raised nearly enough money for a two-man bobsleigh team from Jamaica to go to the Winter Olympics.

After the story of Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon qualifying for Sochi 2014 went viral online -- thanks to the Internet's collective nostalgia for 1993's "Cool Runnings" -- it became clear Jamaica's first trip to the Winter Games since 2002 might founder for want of funds.

"We need about $40,000 for travel and … Read more

Review: Avoid traps and help Fred escape death in Running Fred

Running Fred isn't a very creative or well-executed entry into the chronology of running games, but it is fun to play. There are enough levels and special features to keep most fans of this genre of gaming happy, especially since they can be fairly challenging. The controls -- which can be frustrating at times -- only add to the challenge.

This game is a somewhat standard running game, akin to the Temple Run series. In it, you take control of Fred, a redhead kid who is trying desperately to navigate through treacherous dungeons and away from a dangerous Grim … Read more

Training with the Adidas MiCoach Smart Run

Adidas is the latest company to throw its hat into the ring of wearable devices. Unlike recent products from Samsung, Fitbit, and Nike, however, Adidas didn't create a smartwatch per se. Despite being powered by Android, the company's MiCoach Smart Run doesn't have access to apps and games, and it can't receive notifications from your phone. Instead, Adidas has created a standalone fitness tracker with an assortment of sensors and impressive features.

The heavily skinned version of Android is displayed on a 1.45-inch 184x184-pixel resolution color touchscreen. A 410mAh lithium ion battery delivers up to … Read more

Return of the Start menu rumored for Windows

CNET Update is counting down the days after Christmas:

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Hold on to hope that this report is true: Microsoft may bring back the Start Menu to Windows.

- Make your own Street View tour by uploading panoramic photos (aka: photo spheres) to Views.

- Stream video and music from new apps compatible with Chromecast.

- Score 12 free downloads after Christmas with Apple's 12 Days of Gifts iOS app

- Play as Santa in Temple Run 2 (but it'll cost you if you don't have 60 gems).

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Ho, ho, whoa! Temple Run 2 lets you play as Santa Claus

Temple Run 2 players can add a bit of Christmas spirit to their gameplay.

Released this week for iOS and Android, a holiday update to the death-defying running game brings Santa Claus down the chimney. You now can play the role of Jolly Old Saint Nick as you try to escape the giant ape, dodge and weave your way past obstacles, and collect gems and other treasures to build up your score.

Other surprises await. You can wend your way down a waterslide as you try to avoid fallen trees and other hazards. The game also promises Christmas artifacts that … Read more