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Celebrity apps — Other star-sponsored titles thriving alongside Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

By now, if you read gaming articles on sites like Venture Beat, you’re already aware of the runaway success of Kim Kardashian’s mobile app game, whereby users get to pretend they are a personal pion to the reality TV star and work their way up from celebrity assistant to being the blessed soul that accompanies Kim on last-minute outings to fabulous parties and the like. And although it may seem like other stars are jumping on the bandwagon as a result of Kim’s fame, the true fact is that her game was released in June, while others mentioned below were released earlier. Only Tom Hanks’ app came out afterward.

Video games, seizures, and why I burned my son’s ‘Call of Duty’ shirt

It was 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning when I heard the sound that caused both my husband and I to lurch out of bed and make a beeline for our 13-year-old son’s bedroom. Turning on his lamp to bring light to the room at dawn, I began the routine of quoting aloud Bible verses that came to mind and practicing commanding whatever was causing his body to seize to come out of him in Jesus’ name – just like Christ did in Mark 9 after his disciples failed to do so for another boy having a seizure.

Games that help you lose weight

Now that it’s summertime, everyone wants to look good in their sundresses and shorts and do so ASAP. (Never mind that the kind of fitness freaks I follow on Instagram post memes that say stuff like “Summer bodies are made in the gym in the winter” or “No days off” and such.) I realize that not everybody loves to hit treadmills and elliptical machines at health clubs, nor is grunting and sweating away in boot camps lifting 25-pound kettle bell weights their thing. However, weight loss experts say that strength training is a key component to rapidly dropping pounds.