Why do we like to shoot at things? We shoot rubber bands, rolled up papers, spit wads, sticks, rocks, arrows, bb guns, and real guns. We love to aim at something and fire away. There is some instinctive hunger to eye a target, estimate the distance, prepare the shot, and release the projectile. The need transcends culture and is the basis for most sports; put the ball in the hoop, pitch over the plate, kick the ball in the goal, pass the ball to the target.
In its most current derivation, that need can be met on the screens of our phones and mobile devices. Games that challenge us in our ability to shoot targets, game or even people are insanely popular. We still can purchase a rifle legally, equip it with a powerful optic device, buy ammunition, find a range or go hunting, and shoot things to smithereens. We can also do many of the same things, albeit with much less sensory input, sitting comfortably on our couches. Right or wrong, you decide. Here are 5 Apps for iOs you should give a shot: [Read more…]