John Young

Your Summer Must List: Tech

7 Awesome Apps

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7

The latest edition in the LEGO Harry Potter saga is just as fun as the first, as you cast spells and maneuver your minifig characters through new locations like the Ministry of Magic. (iOS; $4.99)

The Tossing Dad

Zombies go soaring in a simple yet splatterific app that lets you chain-saw and blast your way through a whole range of gnarly undead. (iOS and Android; $0.99)

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E3 Snap Judgment: 'DmC: Devil May Cry'


The Game: Like Tomb Raider, this is an origin-story reboot that stars a considerably younger Dante. Once again, Dante – the child of a demon father and human mother – is out killing demons and other gruesome monstrosities. But this time he’s doing so in Limbo City, a distorted mirror image of our own world. The player’s objective, as has been the case throughout the 11-year-old Devil May Cry series, is to tally combo moves by alternating among a variety of weapons.

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E3 Snap Judgment: 'Nintendo Land' is a mixed bag for the Wii U

Nintendo Land

The Game: A launch title for the Nintendo Wii U, this is a party game featuring a dozen minigames, with each one representing a different Nintendo franchise. As Wii Sports did for the Nintendo Wii’s motion controller, Nintendo Land is intended to show off the capabilities of the touch-screen Wii U Gamepad.

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E3 Snap Judgment: 'Dishonored' is a retro-futuristic action game you must check out


The Game: In this genre-mixing first-person action-stealth game, you play Corvo, a bodyguard-turned-assassin who’s seeking revenge after he was framed for murdering the city’s empress. The city in question is called Dunwall, a steampunk metropolis that draws inspiration from 17th-century London but also contains such futuristic elements as policemen patrolling the area on two-story-tall robotic stilts (pictured above).

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