Star Gaze in the City, Take Out an Elk, and Chat with Friends

Chatting with all your friends on your phone usually can mean switching between five IM clients at once. Well, today you can save a few bucks by chatting in the one IM client to rule them… okay, sorry about that. Plus: keep an eye on the stars for free and go hunting for Bambi and all his woodland friends. I hear they're virtually delicious. And finally, forget the cold; we're all going jet skiing with today's top app deals.

Star Gaze in the City, Take Out an Elk, and Chat with Friends

iOS: IM+ Pro - $4

Chat with your friends no matter what weird-ass IM service they're using. Even Vkontakte! I've never heard of that, have you? Well, if your friends are using it, you can talk to them. The usual suspects are there too: AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN, Google Chat, ICQ, and more. Plus, the app has a new Neighbors feature so you can make friends with people near you. Maybe you could form a virtual neighborhood watch. Dropped from $10 to $4. [AppShopper]

Star Gaze in the City, Take Out an Elk, and Chat with Friends

iOS: StarTracker for iPhone 4S - Free

I live in the city, and them big city lights really make star gazing difficult. So a free star-gazing app is awesome. The augmented reality app is optimized for the iPhone 4S with 60-FPS star action. Just point your iPhone at the sky and Star Tracker will show you the stars, their constellations, all the planets in our solar system, and more. It's like having an observatory in your pocket. Dropped from $3 to Free. [AppShopper]

Star Gaze in the City, Take Out an Elk, and Chat with Friends

iOS: High Caliber Hunting - Free

Have you ever been hunting? You have to wake up in the middle of the night, it's cold, you're wearing the most ridiculous outfit ever created, and you smell like deer pee. This is why we have supermarkets, people. Buy some venison jerky and download this free app. You can skip the middle man with tons of weapons available to take out virtual deer, boars, elk, and bears. I guess you can roll in animal pee too if that makes you feel better. Dropped from $1 to Free. [Via Apps-aholic]

Star Gaze in the City, Take Out an Elk, and Chat with Friends

Android: Riptide GP - $2

Did you know that Vanilla Ice used to race jet skis? I'm sure the helmets were murder on his hair, but it's true. Now's your chance to pretend that you're the genius behind Ice Ice Baby while you ride a supercharged jet ski around a virtual track. Throw a few wicked tricks into your ride and you're sure to make Mr. Ice proud. Dropped from $5 to $2. [Via App-aholic]