Every holiday season, we will generally see a number of iOS apps and games go on sale. Developers know that a lot of folks are about to get new iPhones, iPads or iTunes gift cards, and they like to take advantage of the App Store rush.
And it looks like Electronic Arts is first to the party this year, as it has just kicked off a massive $1 game sale. That’s right, the high-profile publisher has discounted several of its most popular iPhone and iPad titles down to just $0.99… Read More
Hot on the heels of its major Ferrari update last month, the folks at EA have posted another new version of its popular Real Racing 3 game this week that brings about two new supercars, new Vertex events and new features.
Perhaps the biggest addition in today’s update is the new Real-Time Multiplayer mode, which runs through Game Center. Now you can race with up to 4 of your friends completely live, in various events and tournaments… Read More
Those of you who weren’t impressed by Plants vs. Zombies 2 or its ‘freemium’ business model will be happy to hear that EA has updated the original PvZ game with support for the latest devices and firmware.
Posted late last night, Plants vs. Zombies version 1.9.9 includes support for the recent iOS 7 software update, as well as the larger resolution for the 4-inch displays found on newer iPhones and iPod touches… Read More
Electronic Arts-owned studio PopCap released the highly anticipated sequel to its popular Plants vs. Zombies game on the 16th of August, and it only took them two weeks to rack up a staggering 25 million downloads.
As you can imagine, this played out very well for Apple, as the game has been and still is an iOS-exclusive. And according to a report, the Cupertino company paid EA a ‘truckload’ of money to make that happen… Read More
Sorry FIFA fans, it looks like the popular soccer (futbol) game is going freemium this year. Electronic Arts made the not-so-surprising announcement during its Gamescom press conference in Germany this morning.
This means that when FIFA 14, or whatever it’s going to be called, hits mobile devices later this year, it’ll utilize EA’s free-to-play business model. So while it’ll be free to download, it’ll likely be rife with in-app purchases… Read More
At this point, it seems like we’ve been waiting on ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2′ for forever now. First previewed back in March of this year, the sequel to PopCap’s popular tower defense game was supposed to launch in July, but was delayed until ‘late summer.’
Then a few weeks ago, the title was soft-launched in two countries: Australia and New Zealand, with no explanation when we would see the title stateside. But never fear, the wait is over. ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time’ just hit App Stores worldwide… Read More
Developer Firemonkeys and publisher Electronic Arts thus far issued two major content updates to Real Racing 3, enriching the experience by adding hundreds of new events along with an assortment of new vehicles.
Today, the dynamic duo released a third tentatively named ‘Prestige’ update along the same lines. If you’re a fan of high-speed racing games, the Prestige update should make you happy.
The content pack features some high speed cars from Mercedes-Benz and Bentley, more than 180 new events, twilight racing and the highly requested Time Trial mode. I’ve included more information and a video after the break… Read More
Bad news this afternoon for Plants vs. Zombies fans. Electronic Arts has announced today that the highly anticipated sequel to PopCap’s popular lane defense game will not launch next month as it had originally anticipated.
A few weeks ago, PopCap announced that the game, officially titled ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time,’ would be released on July 18. But it appears EA—its parent company—thinks it needs more time to fine tune things… Read More
Good news this afternoon for Real Racing fans. Electronic Arts has released the massive ‘Dubai’ update we told you about earlier this week, and it is now available in the App Store. The update features everything you’d expect from a franchise racer, including new car-makers, new car models, and new tracks… Read More
It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally here. Real Racing 3 has officially landed in the US App Store as a free download. A couple of weeks ago, we spent some hands-on time with the game, and came away blown away by the graphics. Some of you guys might not dig the game’s new freemium approach — an approach that ditches paying up front in favor of paying for in app purchases — but only time will tell if this negatively impacts the game’s reception.
Real Racing 3 features tons of new cars, tracks, and all sorts of upgrades for your vehicle of choice. It’s a polarizing title due to the fact that iOS’ most popular racing game franchise has taken an abrupt turn towards the freemium model. But even if you don’t appreciate the new approach, you owe it to yourself to download this game just to take in the visuals. Real Racing 3 is eye candy in its most concentrated form. Read More
EA surprised us and dropped the Firemonkeys developed Real Racing 3 a few weeks earlier than its scheduled release in some territories. We were fortunate enough to be able to go hands-on with the highly anticipated sequel to iOS’ darling racing game franchise.
While we’re just beginning to progress through the game, some things were readily apparent. Yes, Real Racing 3 is a so-called freemium game, and EA is hoping that you will open your wallets as you make speedy progress through the game. We also found that the “online” experience is heavily watered down. In fact, I’d hesitate to actually call it online at all, as it’s actually more of an asynchronous affair, which pits you against your friend’s “ghost” racers instead.
Although the freemium aspect and the lack of true realtime head-to-head play may disappoint, the game tries to make up for it with its stunning visuals. This is hands-down the best looking iOS game I’ve ever seen or played. It’s just an absolute visual overdose. The game looks wonderful on the iPad mini, and the iPhone 4, but to really appreciate its beauty, fire it up on a Retina enabled full-sized iPad. Trust me when I say this, you’ll be picking your jaw up off the floor. Read More
I’ve been looking forward to the new Real Racing title, Real Racing 3, ever since Firemonkeys first unveiled it last August at the EA Summer Showcase press conference. The graphics in the trailer they showed off were very impressive.
We haven’t heard much about the game since then, as it seems like the developers are really taking their time with the racer. But judging by this new Developer Diary video the team just posted, all of that extra work is really going to pay off… Read More
Looking for a way to kill the inevitable holiday boredom this weekend? Why not try downloading a few new iOS games? There’s never been a better time, as EA, Gameloft and others have knocked up to 90% off their most popular titles in a massive Thanksgiving Day sale. Keep reading to see some of our favorite deals… Read More
Great news for all of you folks waiting for the next big app sale to grab some iOS games. Electronic Arts has just kicked off its Labor Day promotion, shaving prices on a number of their most popular titles.
And don’t worry, this sale is much better than the recent Back to School one. Most everything has been discounted down to $.99, and there are dozens of both iPhone and iPad games to choose from… Read More
Great news for all of you iOS gamers out there, Firemonkeys has just taken the lid off of Real Racing 3. The title is one of the most popular racing franchises, if not franchises in general, in the App Store.
This will be the first game out of the new mobile development studio, which is made up of Firemint and Iron Monkey staff — two independent studios that were recently acquired by Electronic Arts… Read More
Football, known to Americans as soccer, is by far and wide the most popular sport on the planet. So it’s no surprise that Electronic Arts’ FIFA is one of the world’s best-selling video game franchises.
The series’ latest iteration, FIFA 13, is expected to hit all major platforms within the next two months. And EA has started to tease the release, by posting beautiful screenshots of the iOS version… Read More
Last month we told you about The Simpsons: Tapped Out, a new EA game that was supposed to make its way to the App Store. Turns out the game was available in many countries overseas, but for some reason, it wasn’t available in the US quite yet.
Simpsons fans can now rejoice as The Simpsons: Tapped Out is now available for the price of free… Read More