Beastly all-in-one proves the iMac could be great for gaming

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The Aura is spectacular inside and out.
Photo: Digital Storm

Apple doesn’t have gamers in mind when choosing components for its latest Macs, but PC maker Digital Storm has proven that it’s possible to build a beastly gaming rig into the iMac’s gorgeous all-in-one form factor.

Check out the company’s stunning new Aura PC, which puts NVIDIA’s latest GTX 1080 graphics card behind a 34-inch curved display.

Gorgeous puzzle game Mekorama hopes to be 2016’s Monument Valley

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Familiar, but with a difference.
Photo: Martin Magni

I was an enormous fan of the puzzle game Monument Valley, and it appears that I was far from the only one.

That’s based on the look of new iOS puzzler Mekorama, which adopts a similarly surreal aesthetic for a game that looks set to dazzle, delight and downright befuddle gamers mobile gamers everywhere.

Check out the trailer — and download link — below.

Lumi, Moog Model 15, and other awesome apps of the week

'Appy weekend everyone.As usual, that means we're counting down the top apps you may have missed from the previous 7 days -- everything from an update to a truly excellent game to a fantastic way to keep up to date with your Apple Watch.Without further ado, then, here are this week’s awesome apps!
Have we got some apps for you!
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In a week in which we heard about the impending Apple Music refresh, Drake’s Views album proved a smash hit for Apple, and the LAPD revealed that it had successfully hacked the iPhone 5s as part of a high-profile murder investigation, some great new — and newly-updated — apps arrived in the App Store.

Check out our picks for the week’s best below. What better way to spend a lazy Sunday?

Defend the planet with indie music in Loud on Planet X [Reviews]

Blast aliens while you dance a little on Planet X.
Blast aliens while you dance a little on Planet X.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

I’ve been smashing aliens with multiple eyes for a good while now, and the fantastic indie-flavored soundtrack of Loud on Planet X has invaded my brain.

A mashup of rhythm games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero with lane-based tower defense games like Plants vs. Zombies, Loud on Planet X will scratch that music game itch, getting you to tap your way to victory while getting to play as your favorite indie band, like Tegan and Sara, CHVRCHES, Lights, Purity Ring, and Little Dragon, just to name a few.