About Beth Elderkin

Beth Elderkin is an award-winning multimedia journalist currently working as a news producer in Austin, Texas. She's been a game reviewer for iPad Insight since 2011, and also runs a gaming blog at easymodego.tumblr.com.

5 Under $5 iPad Games

Hey everyone! Beth Elderkin from iPad Insight here, checking out some interesting games for this week’s “5 Under $5.” If you want to see more about Hitman Go, fellow reviewer Thomas Wong will be doing a review soon. Be on the lookout for that!

**Note: In the review, I wrote the first game as “The Amazing Spiderman 2,” when it’s actually “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

Disclosure: These games were independently observed or purchased by the post’s author. For more information on our site’s review policies, visit the About page.

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iPad Game Review – Game of Thrones: Ascent

It’s Game of Thrones time! With Season 4 right around the corner, I thought it’d be good to look at ‘Game of Thrones: Ascent,’ a computer free-to-play that came out on the iPad last week. Be sure to check in this weekend for your latest ’5 Under $5 iPad Games’ rundown.

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5 Under $5 iPad Games, March 29-30

Beth Game of Thrones

Hey everybody! Beth Elderkin with iPad Insight here. Check out what I’m reviewing this week!

Cue music: Dun dunn, da da da dunn, da da dunn…….

But seriously, three movie/TV tie-in games came out last week. All of them feature in-app purchases, or “freemium” options. So, I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at one of them, one that’s tied to a series I dearly love, and see just how much a value they are to their franchises. That’s why ‘Game of Thrones: Ascent,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Star Wars: Assault Team’ are not on my “5 Under $5″ list this week. I’m taking a more in-depth look at them. Stay tuned for that review later on this week.

But now, onto this week’s “5 Under $5,” where I look at five games that came out this week … all less than $5.

Disclosure: These games were independently observed or purchased by the post’s author. For more information on our site’s review policies, visit the About page.

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5 Under $5 iPad Games, March 22-23

Hey everybody! Beth Elderkin with iPad Insight here. I’ve been crazy busy recovering from SXSW and preparing a comedy sketch show that I’m performing this week with The White Trash Kennedies. If you’re in Austin, click here for more information. Be sure to watch the video above for my weekly hello. In the meantime, here’s your latest “5 Under $5.” Some fun games this week. A great selection!

Disclosure: These games were independently observed or purchased by the post’s author. For more information on our site’s review policies, visit the About page.

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5 Under $5 – iPad Games, March 15

Disclosure: These games were independently observed or purchased by the post’s author. For more information on our site’s review policies, visit the About page.

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5 Under $5 – iPad Games, March 8

Hey everyone! I’m getting ready to be on my first SXSW Gaming panel. It’s free and open to the public … so for more information, check out my video this week! Disclosure: These games were independently observed or purchased by the post’s author. For more information on our site’s review policies, visit the About page. Games Featured This […]

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5 Under $5 – iPad Games, March 1

Hi everybody! Beth Elderkin here. I’m so glad you’re checking out “5 Under $5″ … hope you’re excited about the reviews as I am! Since I’m alternating with in-depth reviews every other week, on those weeks I’ll be doing print reviews for that 5 Under $5. This week it’s Tengami, be sure to check out […]

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Video Review – Tengami for iPad

Here’s my latest iPad game video review – of  Tengami. Let’s get paperin’! Be sure to check in this weekend for your latest ’5 Under $5 iPad Games’ rundown. Here’s an App Store link for Tengami; it’s currently priced at $4.99. Disclosure: This game was independently purchased by the post’s author. For further information regarding […]

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5 Under $5 – iPad Games, Feb. 22

Thanks for checking out the first edition of “5 Under $5″ for iPad Insight. Every week, I’ll be looking at five recent releases … all of them under $5. Be sure to tune in every Saturday! Disclosure: These games were independently observed or purchased by the post’s author. For more information on our site’s review policies, visit […]

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Review — The Silent Age: Episode One for iPad

Most modern games can no longer afford to think one-dimensionly. It’s not enough to have a princess trapped in a castle with a giant lizard king; nowadays it’s about creating something complex, meaningful and different. That’s why indie games like Braid, Limbo and even Amnesia: The Dark Descent (as horror-inducing as that game is) have […]

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Review — Wheel of Fortune for iPad

Wheel of Fortune was a family tradition growing up. Every weeknight, my family would tune in to watch Pat Sajak and Vanna White turn letters on a giant wall. It was awesome. Each one of us would try and see who could guess the puzzles first — my sisters and I got pretty good at […]

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