Hi all! Hope you are doing well!

I have been jailbreaking a lot of iPhone 4′s and 5′s for my friends over the past couple weeks or so. People are pretty excited about their iOS version 7′s, and they have figured out how much more they can get out of a jailbroken iPhone!  There’s a lot of information floating around “out there” on the net about jailbreaks, and I have been getting a lot of questions about what’s the best ios 7 jailbreak. I’ve been testing different iPhone 4 and 5 jailbreaks for iOS 7-7.0.6 and even 7.1. I’ve been jailbreaking iOS 7 since the first beta version for developers came out – so I thought I would clue you guys in!

A Jailbreak IS available

A lot of people lately have claimed that there is not yet a jailbreak available for iPhone 4/s and 5/s/c running ios 7+, but this is a false claim. There is a jailbreak available for all the iOS 7.x’s. It just isn’t been released for free this time because of Apple’s tendency to fix the security issues that made the jailbreak possible in the first place. They tend not to notice so quickly if the jailbreak doesn’t become too popular too fast, so it has been a little difficult to find. That is why I have checked out the good and bad and come up with the best solutions for you.

What is jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking gives you a ton of new options on your iPhone. Before you jailbreak your phone, you only have access to the regular iTunes Apps store and all the apps that Apple approved. But after jailbreaking your iPhone, you have Cydia, a whole new app store where most of the best stuff is actually free. These apps are not approved by Apple because they’re very powerful, and can do things with your phone that regular phones are not “allowed to” (for example, you can record phone calls, or put double as many icons on the homepage etc etc). You can download screen savers, pictures, themes and ringtones. You can even make your iPhone look like an Android if you want!

Top ios 7 jailbreaks for iPhone 4/s and iPhone 5/s/c

The jailbreaks I will talk about in a moment are easy to use, and even if you make a mistake you don’t have to worry because have a support team to help you if you get confused, which isn’t likely. You almost have to try to mess this thing up, even if you aren’t tech savvy.

One more thing, and this is important. I really recommend that you do not ever  try to hack your phone by yourself, with some of the software hackers online use. Unless you are a hacker, you don’t know what you’re doing and you are putting your phone at risk of being bricked.

That means you may lose all of your apps, contacts, history, everything… I have done it before and it only took one time for me to learn my lesson, and what an expensive lesson it was! Always use trusted software solutions with proper customer support – like the ones below – and you won’t have to worry about messing up your iPhone.

#1 iJailbreak Pro (editor’s best choice for iOS 7 – 7.1 Jailbreak for iPhone 4′s and iPhone 5′s!)

I recently came across these guys and they have impressed me from day one! Of all of the jailbreaks I have done, this has absolutely been my favorite software to use. Not to mentions these guys are the only ones I have seen who have the kahoonas to advertise the iOS 7 jailbreak on their sales page. They must be pretty confident that it works! The other guys are too scared of their stuff not really working out too well and pressure from Apple. Oh well.

I have used these guys quite a few times to jailbreak iOS 7 on various dwevices. I have never had a jailbreak take longer than 5 minutes to complete. Plus they have a 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee, so you really don’t have to risk anything. If for any reason you are unsatisfied, you can always go back to factory settings without any problem.

When you do the jailbreak, you also get unlock included in the price. Now that is something I haven’t seen elsewhere! Most of the time you get one or the other. Unlocking, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, means that you can use any carrier you want, as long as you get a sim card, and you don’t have to deal with contracts.

Customer support definitely deserves mentioning here. I talked to the guy who runs the site, and I could tell he really cares and isn’t in it just for the money. He really wants to help people get the most out of their iPhones. He gave me a lot of good advice and took the time to tell me a lot of little extra things that I didn’t know about, for which I was very grateful.

I give them a 10 out of 10! The jailbreak is very fast, the customer support is fantastic and the price is very reasonable. Check out their site here.

#2 Apple Unlocker

It has been a while since I have done a jailbreak using these guys. They aren’t too bad, but iJailbreak Pro is a lot better so I go with them. Apple Unlocker used to be my favorite, though, so I know the software does work. But it takes a bit longer. I have waited around 20 minutes for a jailbreak to complete a couple of times.

One word of warning if you do use this site, customer support isn’t too great. I have had to contact them a couple of times and because they have no phone number listed I had to contact them through email. It took them almost a full 24 hours to get back to me. That means I missed texts, calls, and couldn’t do anything else with my phone for that entire time. I wasn’t pleased.

They are decently priced, but they don’t offer all the little extras that come with iJailbreak Pro, so I would really only backtrack to these guys if the iJailbreak Pro site were down or otherwise unavailable.

I give them a 7 out of 10. Their software does what it is supposed to do but they really need to be more efficient with jailbreak times and customer support. Check out their site here.

#3 iJailbreak Tool

Alright. The other two options are much, much better than this one. As a matter-of-fact, I actually only recommend iJailbreak Tool as a last resort, because it is better than trying to use the hacker guides I warned you about earlier. Other than that, you will find endless frustration with this site.

Customer support is the worst. They do have a phone number listed, but it is in India, so good luck with that unless you have an awesome calling plan or feel like paying an outrageous phone bill. They have an email option, but it takes a few hours for them to get back to you, and even then it is hard to understand what they are saying because of the lack of native English communication skills.

The instructions they provide are the same way- written by non native English speakers. So they are nearly impossible to get through. Very frustrating!

Then there is the time… It takes nearly 30 minutes to do the jailbreak. Every. Single. Time. Ugh! I am not a patient person. Period. So this is even worse for me than trying to navigate the instructions.

I give these guys a 5 out of 10, just because I know the software works. Other than that, though, avoid the headache if possible. Check them out here.

To sum it up

All in all my favorite iOS 7+ jailbreak solution for iPhone 4′s and 5′s is iJailbreak Pro. Check them out and buy with confidence.

You can use the other 2 and get a jailbreak without compromising your phone. However, you will get slower jailbreak time and customer support isn’t as reliable.

Either way, good luck and enjoy! I hope this article helps  :)

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Hidden-Wallpapers-iOS-7-CydiaNot everyone was happy with the old wallpaper; you know, the ones that were with anything below iOS 7.  Some said it looked old and outdated especially when you compare it to the wallpapers available in iOS 7.

However, clearly not everyone feels the same way because there is now an iOS 7 jailbreak tweak that allows you to change your wallpaper back to the old style.  It is called ClassicWallpapers and it is a fairly new tweak for the iOS 7 jailbreak.

There are no configuration settings with this one, as soon as you jailbreak iOS 7 and install the tweak, it starts to work.  All you need to do is open Settings and go to Wallpapers and Brightness. Tap on Choose Wallpaper and you will see the classic old style iOS wallpaper.

Although we call this an iOS 7 jailbreak tweak, it is actually more like a theme because you must have WinterBoard installed for it to work. But, don’t worry if you have not, it will install automatically when you try to download ClassicWallpapers.

ClassicWallpapers is completely free and can be found on the BigBoss repository on Cydia. It is a good way to get the old wallpapers back but it does not change the fact that they still look old compared to the new ones!

Talking of the newer ones, are you more of a fan of the dynamic wallpapers in iOS 7?  How would you like to have 5 more to choose from?  You would? Have a look at this neat tweak when you jailbreak iOS 7 then.

It is called HiddenWallpapers and it is completely free to download from Cydia.  It unlocks 5 more dynamic wallpapers for your iOS 7 device, at least 2 of which are very smart indeed.

Once you have installed the iOS 7 jailbreak, go into Cydia and download HiddenWallpapers – you can find it just using the Search facility in Cydia or look in the BigBoss repository.

Respring your iPhone, iPod or iPad and then open your Settings app. Tap on Wallpapers & Brightness and tap on Dynamic Wallpapers. Right at the bottom of the page, you will find the 5 new ones.

The first 3 are Ok, nothing too special but the final 2 are what makes it worth installing the iOS 7 jailbreak for.  There is one that is a beautiful deep red in color and an even better one that is dark with lots of bubbles of different colors.

WinterBoard is not required for this iOS 7 jailbreak tweak to work, you just install it, choose your wallpaper and away you go.

There you have 2 more options for changing your wallpaper, all according to your taste. We know that one of the main reasons why people jailbreak iOS 7 is to theme their device, change the way it looks and these 2 jailbreak tweaks are a great way to start.

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IMG_5598-576x1024For those of you that quite like the thought of BitseSMS but don’t want all of the features that go with it, this new iOS 7 jailbreak tweak might be just what you are looking for.

First, for those who don’t know much about it, BiteSMS is a Cydia app that replaces the stock iOS Message app with another one, packed full of features that Apple should have included.  One of the most sought after features is Quick Reply, the ability to tap on a notification and reply to the message from anywhere in the iOS, without having to go in to the Message app.

That feature is exactly what Auki does. Developed by Surenix and Beano, 2 highly competent jailbreak developers, Auki brings Quick Reply to the stock Message app, along with a couple of other features, such as Silent Mode – this can be applied to individual contacts.

When you jailbreak iOS 7 and install Auki, you will instantly be able to reply to your messages – as soon as you get a notification, tap on it and tap on the reply button. From there you can compose and send your message, regardless of whether you are in another app or just on your Home screen.

Another good feature is that you can also access this from your lock screen simply by swiping the notification that appears.  If you want, you can also activate Auki’s message popup screen from within the Notification center by setting an Activator gesture.

Activator is also one of the top iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks and can be downloaded fee of charge from Cydia.

Auki has several other features as well as Quick Reply. This useful iOS 7 jailbreak tweak also includes features such as:

  • Quick Compose
  • Silent and stealth modes
  • Smart SMS and iMessage Detection
  • Support for video and images
  • Group Message support
  • Landscape mode support

Quick Compose

Auki allows you to compose messages without having loads of extra buttons in your notification center. A simple swipe down gesture is all it takes to bring up the compose screen and you can add either a single or multiple contacts to each message very easily.  The iOS 7 jailbreak tweak is so simple to use, it can all be done right from on your lock screen if you choose.

Quick Reply

Before you jailbreak iOS 7 you only have one option for messages – if you want to reply to one or send one you have to exit the app you are in and go into the Message app. Auki changes that by allowing you to reply from wherever you are, just by tapping the Reply button on the notification.

Silent Mode

Sometimes, you just do not want to hear from a certain contact or keep being tagged in group messages. If you jailbreak iOS 7 and download Auki, you get Silent mode. All you do is swipe across the message group and tap Silent.

This stops all message alerts, phone vibrations and notification banners until you turn the feature off.

This is one of the better iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks. It offers loads of functionality but is not as cluttered as other apps are. If you are already running WhatsApp or BiteSMS and you want to give this one a go. You will need to disable those apps.

Auki is not compatible with either of them unfortunately. You can get Auki from the BigBoss repo on Cydia for $3.99.

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ios-7-jailbreak-problems-solve-evasi0n7While loads of people have successfully installed the iOS 7 jailbreak, there are still those who are having trouble.  While this can be frustrating, there is normally an easy way out of any troublesome issues.

The first thing you should do if you are encountering issues when you jailbreak iOS 7 is make sure your iPhone, iPod or iPad is plugged in to your PC and that iTunes recognizes it as a valid device.

Check that your iOS 7 Device is Recognized by iTunes

This may sound daft, but most of us have had an issue with iTunes recognizing devices at one time or another. If it is not recognizing your iOS device:

  • Unplug your iPhone, iPod or iPad from your PC and then plug it back in again – it should bleep
  • Open iTunes and check that it has picked it up – sometimes you may have to delete iTunes and reinstall it
  • Make sure that you have the absolute latest version of iTunes installed on your PC.

Backup and Restore

If your device is recognized by iTunes and you are still having problems with the iOS 7 jailbreak, the next thing to try is a complete restore.  Before you do that, you should back up everything on your iPhone, iPod or iPad first:

  • Plug your device into your PC or Mac and open iTunes
  • Click on the device summary and then head down to the Backup section
  • Click on Back Up Now
  • Once that has completed successfully, click on Restore – only do this if the latest iOS version can be jailbroken!
  • Restore as a new device, the iOS 7 jailbreak is more likely to be successful on a clean device than one full of data
  • You can restore all your data when you successfully jailbreak iOS 7

Disable Your Passcode

This might sound like a daft thing but have you disabled your passcode?  If your iPhone has a passcode set it can interfere with the iOS 7 jailbreak so disable it before you start – you can always enable it again afterwards.

Reset All Settings

This will reset the settings on your iOS 7 device:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on General
  • Tap on Reset
  • Tap on Reset all Settings
  • Respring your device and try the iOS 7 jailbreak again

Run as Administrator

If you are using a windows PC for the iOS 7 jailbreak you may need to run the program as an administrator for it to work.  Simply right-click on the program icon and select Run as Administrator

Restart Everything

Sometimes unplugging everything and starting again can help.

  • Unplug your iPhone, iPad or iPod from your PC.
  • Power down the PC and unplug it.
  • Leave it a few minutes, plug in and restart the PC.
  • Plug your device back in and restart the iOS 7 jailbreak.

Does the iOS 7 Jailbreak Utility Detect your iOS 7 Device?

Make sure of this before you try and jailbreak. The more modern untethered iOS 7 jailbreak utilities may not allow you to jailbreak until it has detected the iOS device. If it does not detect it, follow the above instructions and start again.

With any luck, the above tips should help you to successfully jailbreak iOS 7 on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. If all else fails, a restore to factory is generally the best route to take.

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ideviceEarlier this year, Mobile Substrate received much needed support for the iOS 7 jailbreak and for the new 64-bit iOS devices. As time goes on, most of the more popular apps in Cydia have also received the relevant updates and support in order to work with these newer devices.

Most of the apps in Cydia will work seamlessly with the iPad 3 and lower and the iPhone 5C and below. However, the iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 and iPhone 5S are a bit special.

They have the new A7 64-bit chip and support is taking a little longer. However, some have been done and, for those of you who intend to install the iOS 7 jailbreak on one of these devices, here are four tweaks that will definitely work with the 64-bit architecture:

Simplock – Free – ModMyi Repo

When you unlock an iOS 7 device, you simply slide your finger across the screen. There is no need to use the slider, you can swipe anywhere on the screen and it will work. So, this makes the Slide to Unlock text pretty darn useless.

Simplock lets you hide the text and opens up the screen a little, making it look less cluttered.  You still unlock in exactly the same way though, by sliding across the screen.  There are no configuration options; it is a very simple tweak.

ClearFolders – Free – ModMyi Repo

ClearFolders takes away the background from your folders when you jailbreak iOS 7 and is a must-have for those who do not like the stock backgrounds.  This is another one that has no configuration options, it simply removes the background.

Zeppelin – Free – ModMyi Repo

Zeppelin lets you change your carrier text and put an image in its place.  It is a tweak that relies on Mobile Substrate so you will not see an icon on your home screen for it.  Replacing carrier text with a log can free up quite a lot of space on your status bar. There are a number of logos included in the iOS 7 jailbreak tweak, including:

  • Assassin’s Creek
  • Aperture Science
  • Android
  • Blue Cloud
  • Beats by dre
  • Batman
  • Infiniti
  • Pac Man
  • Superman
  • Space Invaders
  • TriForce

If you are not enamored of any of these, you can add your own by SSHing into your iOS device after you have installed the iOS 7 jailbreak and add your choice of images to this folder: /Library/Zeppelin

3G Unrestrictor 5 – $3.99 – BigBoss Repo

One of the more popular jailbreak apps, 3G Unrestrictor has finally received 64-bit support. It enables you to make FaceTime calls on your 3G network, as well as watching YouTube videos and downloading large files. Be careful using this one of you do not have an unlimited data plan – it could end up costing you big money!

Each of the four iOS 7 jailbreak apps listed are fully compatible with iOS 7 and 64-bit architecture. As time goes on, more and more tweaks will become available so stay tuned to this page as we bring you all the latest when you jailbreak iOS 7.

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Temi-della-SettimanaVirtually every week since the iOS 7 jailbreak was released, new tweaks and apps have been appearing in Cydia, including a lot of new themes.

Today we look at eleven of the latest themes, some brand new, some older ones updated with iOS 7 support, for those wishing to jailbreak iOS 7 and change the way their iPhone or iPad looks forever:

Aromy – $2 – MacCiti Repo

This is a great new theme for the iOS 7 jailbreak with a wonderful color scheme and more than 150 icons for users to choose from. As with all of these themes, WinterBoard is required for it to work.

Claymation – Free – BigBoss Repo

A very simple theme and one that is free although, if you like it, you can always make a small donation to the developer to recompense him for his time and effort.

WhiteiOS7 – Free – ModMyi Repo

Although this iOS 7 jailbreak theme does not look a whole heap different from the standard iOS user interface, it does brighten things up a bit and looks fantastic if you couple to with a light, fairly plain wallpaper.

Primus HD – $1.99 – MacCiti Repo

This one is a little different from the normal type of theme we see in Cydia. Instead of the usual square icons with rounded edges, you get rectangles that have a lot more depth to them and more in the way of detail too.

iQuartz – $2.50 – ModMyi Repo

iQuartz is an older theme that has now received updated support for the iOS 7 jailbreak. It was originally developed to support older iPhones like the iPhone 5 and 4S. It has a number of cool features including:

  • Combined widget for weather and clock
  • Lock screen theme
  • SBSettings theme
  • UISounds, and much more besides

To get the best out of iQuartz, when you jailbreak iOS 7, download the following apps and tweaks as well:

  • Gridlock2 – help for placing the icons
  • Lock Screen Clock Hide and Lock Screen DimDelay
  • SBSettings

Era – Free – MacCiti Repo

Era is another one of the old favorites, updated to support the iOS 7 jailbreak. It comes in 2 shades – dark and white.

C0ncept

This is a brand new WinterBoard theme that works on the following devices:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S

It has an impressive 60 different icons, Folders for FolderIcon, alconomatic mask, Iconoclasm layout, a few wallpapers and several different color schemes including Red, Blue, Green and Magenta.  To make the most out of it you should download the other apps mentioned above – Iconoclasm and FolderIcons.

iSkeuos – $2.50 – ModMyi Repo

iSkeuos is a highly colored WinterBoard theme for both the iPad and the iPhone. There are more than 150 icons and loads of different wallpapers to choose from – a neat theme for the iOS 7 jailbreak.

Hiro

Another older theme that has received support for the iOS 7 jailbreak, it is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPod Touch Retina
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • All models of iPad

Hiro includes more than 200 icons, loads of wallpapers and 9 different widgets.

Myrea – $1.99 – ModMyi Repo

Myrea is a brand new theme that you should think about downloading when you jailbreak iOS 7. Included are over 120 different icons and a layer mask for apps that do not have an icon.

Neurotech7 – $2.00 – ModMyi Repo

This is another updated WinterBoard theme that is well worth checking out when you jailbreak iOS 7.  It is fully compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPod Touch 5

Every week more themes appear on Cydia, along with tons more apps and tweaks for iOS 7. Far from killing off jailbreaking, as some believed iOS 7 would do, it has actually provided more for the developers to work with and those who choose to jailbreak iOS 7 are the ones who reap the rewards – fantastic looking themes and great tweaks.

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Featured6There are tons of great apps on Cydia, most of which are compatible with both the iPhone and the iPad. While a good many are free to install, there are some that make a small charge, although the amount is never enough to break the bank!

There are some that really are worth paying for – even the free ones occasionally ask for donations to the developer, to repay them for their hard work. Here are 7 of the best paid tweaks that are well worth the money:

Nitr0us – $0.99

Nitr0us is for those of you who jailbreak iOS 7 to speed things up.  If you use other browsers, you will probably have noticed that safari is a lot quicker. This is because Apple uses the Nitro JavaScript Engine but they will not let any third party app access it.

That is what Nitr0us does – lets other apps access the Engine. It works with those apps that have internet access and use a WebKit Browser.

BioLockDown – $1.99

BioLockDown is only for the iPhone 5S as it is a Touch ID tweak for the iOS 7 jailbreak.  It allows you to add fingerprint access to a number of apps, settings and control center toggles.

This stops nosy people from seeing what is going on and for changing the settings on your iPhone 5S, an extremely useful tweak.

Controllers for All – $1.99

iOS 7 games controllers are not all they are cracked up to be and they are expensive, especially compared to the PlayStation and Xbox controllers.  This iOS 7 jailbreak app, Controllers for All, lets you use a PS 3 or PS 4 DualShock controller with your iPhone or iPad.

The controller will immediately be recognized as an MFi (made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) controller so you can play all MFi compatible games using it.

You do need to pair up your controller with your device first but this is quite painless and is well worth it.

iKeywi – $1.99

iKeywi is not a new jailbreak tweak by any means but it has recently received support for the iOS 7  jailbreak. What it does is adds a 5th row of keys to your virtual keyboard. And, even better, you can customize what shows up on that extra row, be it numbers, symbols, even emoji and emoticons.

It saves you having to keep hopping back and forth between keyboards although it does have one drawback – the rest of the keys on the keyboard do shrink so it is perhaps not suitable for those with larger fingers.

Icon Tool – $0.99

This is one of the best iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks for those who want to manage apps and data.  If you triple tap on an icon when in Jiggle mode, a new menu appears, allowing you to choose from options such as using iFile to open the app, clearing out the cache data for the app, clearing notification badges, back up the data for the app, rename the icon or restore data.

CleverPin – $1.99

CleverPin is a very clever tweak for the iOS 7 jailbreak.  You need a good strong passcode to keep your iPhone or iPad safe should it be stolen or lost.  However, when you are at home, it is not likely to be stolen.

CleverPin detects when you are on your home Wi-Fi network and it disables your passcode. As soon as you leave home, the passcode is re-enabled.

One thing to note if you have an iPhone 5S – if you use this iOS 7 jailbreak tweak, your Touch ID sensor will be disabled completely.  If you don’t want that to happen, do not use CleverPin.

Springtomize 3 – $2.99

Every version of Springtomize is well worth the money it costs. It’s a great all round iOS 7 jailbreak tweak, with loads of different customizations and settings for you to play around with. You can completely change your iPhone or iPad by hiding apps you don’t use, make the icons a different size, add folders within folders, change the fonts and more besides.

Springtomize 3 is essentially several tweaks in one and is a great choice for those who want the benefits of jailbreaking without downloading hundreds of different apps.

 

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Download Auxo 2 for the iOS 7 Jailbreak

April 5, 2014

When Apple showed off iOS 7 at their WWDC in 2013, one of the first thoughts that went through some people’s minds was – Auxo is dead. Now, for those who don’t know what Auxo is, it’s an extremely popular app found in Cydia that challenged Apples iOS app switcher and multitasking features to a […]

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9 Interesting Apps for the iOS 7 Jailbreak

April 3, 2014

By now, you have probably installed the iOS 7 jailbreak. If not, do it now because we have some pretty interesting apps for you to download from Cydia. All of these have either been released or updated to support iOS 7 and, while most are free, those that you do have to pay for are […]

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How to Hide Annoying iOS 7 Features by Jailbreaking

April 1, 2014

While iOS 7 may be the most revolutionary firmware we have ever seen from Apple, it does contain an awful lot of irritating features.  Unfortunately, although one or two can, many of these features cannot just be disabled through the Settings app. Today we are going to look at ways to remove some of the […]

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How to Play Gameboy Advance Games on an Jailbroken iOS 7 Device

March 28, 2014

Back in their day, both Gameboy and Gameboy Advance were the most popular handheld games consoles around. Everywhere you went, people would be playing on them and, to be honest, they also had some of the very best games that were ever made to be played! While these games may seem a little old-hat now, […]

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