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Games that make you want to throw your iPad (don't do it!)

I play a lot of video games. I have a Windows gaming rig and an Xbox 360, and my iOS devices are filled with games from every genre. I would consider myself a fairly skilled gamer, but there are certain types of games designed to challenge even the most seasoned fans.

Back in January, I wrote a similar post called "Games that make you rage on iOS." One of the games I'm focusing on today is the sequel to a game I wrote about then, but it definitely hasn't lost its rage-inducing qualities.

It's important to note that for this collection I recommend grabbing the iPad versions of the games in question (if you own an iPad) because when you play a hard game, you want any advantage you can get and the iPad's larger screen gives you a little more room to work with. However, all of the games listed are available for iPhone and iPod Touch as well.… Read more

Birdman crashes into mountain, puts it on YouTube

I suppose that once you've decided to call yourself Bird Man, you tend to suffer from an excess of self-belief.

So if you decide to don your technologically superior wing suit and shoot yourself off South Africa's Table Mountain, nothing can possibly go wrong, can it?

Yes, you might be flying along at up to 300 mph. But you're Jeb Corliss. You're Bird Man. You're indestructible.

This is true, in so far as Bird Man is still alive. However, as this film--posted this week to YouTube--shows, sometimes you hit things. Like mountains.

When … Read more

Wingsuit batman flies through Chinese mountain

I can't imagine that there are too many people around who have flown through a mountain, but U.S. BASE jumper Jeb Corliss can add that to his resume after recently soaring through a peak in China.

Wearing a wingsuit, a parachute, and GoPro Hero cameras strapped to his body, Corliss managed to fly through a hole in Tianmen mountain, Hunan Province.

The famous Tianmen Hole in the limestone peak is about 360 feet tall, 96 feet wide, and 260 feet deep.

Corliss dropped out of a helicopter at 6,000 feet and glided toward the cave like a flying squirrel. A GPS display in his helmet goggles kept him on a precise course for his flight, which was about two-thirds of a mile.

As seen in the video below, he shot right through the cave like a bat out of hell, then deployed his parachute on the other side for a safe landing on a bridge. … Read more

Cloud-hovering in a superhero suit

If you're gutsy enough to skydive or BASE jump, you might as well go the whole nine and do it looking like a superhero.

Phoenix-Fly is out with a new wingsuit, the red Vampire 2, that has a distinctly William Katt in Greatest American Hero look while promising to maximize your glide and delay your freefalls.

The company calls the getup, which incorporates 3D CAD (computer-aided design) "the most advanced wingsuit the world has seen to date." The suit boasts revolutionary new materials and all kinds of enhancements to make you birdlike: new shoulder inlet technology that … Read more