[We round up the week's top news and reviews from sister iPhone site FingerGaming, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and dealing with the most important new titles and happenings for Apple's handheld gaming system and phone.]

This week, FingerGaming covers recent releases like EA's music simulation title Rock Band, the Volkswagen-sponsored Real Racing GTI, and Gameloft's remake of the 16-bit platformer classic Earthworm Jim.

Here are the top stories from the last seven days:

- EA Releases Rock Band for iPhone
"iPhone Rock Band trades in the instrument-shaped peripherals of its console versions for a touch-based interface that allows a solo player to perform the guitar, bass, drums, or vocals portions of each song. The game also includes a four-person multiplayer mode."

- Gameloft’s Remake of Earthworm Jim Premieres in App Store
"Gameloft’s iPhone adaptation of Earthworm Jim features redrawn graphics, remastered sound (including rerecorded voice acting for Jim), and a modified control scheme that uses touch-based controls for the platforming levels and tilt controls for the wormhole bonus stages."

- Top-Grossing Game Apps: Rock Band Takes Top Chart Spot in Premiere Week
"Last week’s chart leader Tap Tap Revenge 3 is down to fifth place this week, with rival rhythm title Rock Band taking the top chart position in its first week of release."

- Capcom Reveals Ghosts ‘N Goblins: Gold Knights for iPhone
"Capcom has unveiled the latest sequel in its Ghosts ‘N Goblins franchise -- and it’s an iPhone exclusive. Ghosts ‘N Goblins: Gold Knights will be the first title in the series to offer two playable characters, and will feature all-new levels and enemies not seen in previous games."

- Soul Trapper Author Inks Three-Book Publishing Deal
"Soul Trapper’s future may remain uncertain on the iPhone, but Publishers Weekly reports that franchise author F.J. Lennon has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to produce a series of three novels based on the Soul Trapper universe."

- Top Free Game App Downloads for the Week
"The color-matching puzzler Line Up Free finishes as the App Store’s most popular free game download for the second week in a row. Fling Free moves up a spot to finish second, while a free points promotion lands Storm8’s Kingdoms Live at third place."

- Volkswagen Launches New 2010 GTI Through Firemint’s Real Racing
"Firemint’s Real Racing GTI is more than just a free Lite demo of the developer’s popular sim-styled racer Real Racing. Car manufacturer Volkswagen is sponsoring its release, and the app marks the official introduction of the upcoming 2010 GTI automobile brand."

- iPhone Oddities: Friskies’ Wonderland Quest
"The iPhone's library is host to good games, bad games, and a select few oddities that could never be released on any other platform. Example: Wonderland Quest, a hidden-object game published by Friskies. Yes. The cat food brand."

- Top-Selling Paid Game Apps for the Week
"Skee-Ball moves up to take second place in today’s results, while Tap Tap Revenge 3 tops the charts for the second week running. Backbreaker Football also moves up a spot in this week’s chart, leaving Cartoon Wars at fourth place."

- Com2uS Releases Online Multiplayer Sniper Sim Sniper vs. Sniper Online
"Com2uS injects new life into the sniper genre with the release of Sniper vs. Sniper Online, adding a new element of suspense to a standard gameplay formula with an online multiplayer mode and in-game voice chat."