Minecraft – Pocket Edition to gain skins, fishing, new jockeys and more

By Cody Lee on May 26, 2015

Great news Minecraft fans, Mojang announced today that it’s bringing “loads of new features” to Minecraft – Pocket Edition in the near future. The team says it will be submitting the update for iOS, Android and Windows Phone this week.

Perhaps one of the most notable new features in the update is Skins. Players will soon have the ability to customize the way their characters look in Minecraft PE by either uploading a Skin, creating a Skin, or purchasing a new Skin bundle. Read More

 

Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night review – a sequel that beats its predecessor

By Lory Gil on May 26, 2015

About a year-and-a-half ago, I reviewed the iOS version of the 1987 board game classic Chainsaw Warrior. I love board games and this digital version proved to be entertaining and fun.

Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night is the digital-only sequel to the zombie killing card game and it has improved significantly from its predecessor. We’ve got a game review of Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night for you today. Read More

 

NBA Jam by EA Sports selected as IGN’s free iOS game of the month

By Christian Zibreg on May 25, 2015

It took a little longer than usual, but IGN’s free iOS game of the month is finally here. Though the promotion is valid only in the US, UK and a few select markets, readers overseas can use an anonymizer service like SmartHide Online Anonymizer to visit IGN’s deals page as if there were accessing it from within the US and redeem the game.

Released in the App Store back in February of 2011, NBA Jam by EA Sports has never been free so this is your chance to grab the game and save five bucks right off the bat. Read More

 

Pac-Man receives big update, goes on sale for 35th anniversary

By Cody Lee on May 23, 2015

It may be hard to believe, but Pac-Man is celebrating its 35th birthday this weekend. The popular pellet-gobbling arcade game made its debut 35 years ago on May 22, 1980 (it launched first in Japan, and then Midway brought it to the US in October).

Unsurprisingly, Bandai Namco is going above and beyond to honor the anniversary. It’s hosting a party in Chicago with the creator of Pac-Man Professor Toru Iwatani tonight, and it’s pushed out an update and discount for the iOS port of the game. Read More

 

25 amazing apps and games are currently on sale for $0.99

By Cody Lee on May 23, 2015

Apple this week launched a new promotion in the App Store called ‘Amazing Apps & Games for $0.99.’ The curated section highlights 12 great apps and 13 popular games, which normally run between $2 and $6, that are currently on sale for less than a buck.

Among the offerings are the endless snowboarder Alto’s Revenge, and premium creative apps like Procreate Pocket and Enlight. Many of these have already been mentioned in our App Recap, but we thought the deals were worth compiling into a single post. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 22

By Cody Lee on May 22, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include 9 new games and several app and game deals to help get you through the long weekend! Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 21

By Cody Lee on May 21, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include several great deals on apps and games, and some new games you have to try! Read More

 

Physics-based puzzler ‘Magnetized’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 21, 2015

Apple has just named “Magnetized” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the abstract physics puzzler for both iPhone and iPad for free—an awesome savings of $2.99.

In Magnetized, you are tasked with navigating a moving ball through a series of neon mazes using magnetic control points. It sounds simple at first, but the mazes get increasingly difficult, forcing you to try and master momentum and direction. Read More

 

Asphalt 8 picks up new cars, exclusive decals, Tenerife track, widget support and more

By Christian Zibreg on May 21, 2015

Asphalt 8: Airborne, Gameloft’s free-to-play arcade racing title for the iPhone and iPad, today received a major content update in the App Store. The game has gained a number of new cars, tracks and loads of other improvements, amongst them support for the Apple Watch and a widget for the iOS Notification Center.

Asphalt 8 was first to support Metal, Apple’s new graphics framework in iOS 8 that makes graphics intensive games run smoother with more effects. Now Gameloft provides the latest Asphalt update as a 64-bit application that should run even faster on iPhones and iPads powered by Apple’s A7 chip or newer. Read More

 

Tower Slash review: fast fingers score big in this fast-paced swiping game

By Lory Gil on May 21, 2015

When I think of games that require impeccable timing and impossibly fast reflexes, I think of Flappy Bird. That game was once a hugely popular title, which generated many, many addicted players.

Tower Slash almost fits into that category. Except, it is slightly easier to score high and provides unlockable new characters when you reach certain goals. We’ve got a full game review of Tower Slash for you right now. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 19

By Cody Lee on May 19, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include some great deals on games like Boshi and Rapture, and a few impressive new games.  Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 18

By Cody Lee on May 18, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include some great app and game deals, as well updates for SoundCloud and Audible. Read More

 

‘Rising Tide’ expansion for Civilization: Beyond Earth announced, arriving in fall

By Christian Zibreg on May 18, 2015

Developer Aspyr Media, in partnership with 2K and Firaxis Games, today announced that a new expansion to Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, titled ‘Rising Tide’, will be arriving on Mac, Windows and Linux later this year.

The expansion pack is currently in development for Mac and Linux operating systems and is scheduled for release in autumn 2015.

Rising Tide will enhance Beyond Earth experience with a variety of new gameplay capabilities, adding more choices and diplomatic options and providing “near limitless” ways to create a new future for humanity on an alien planet. Read More

 

Galactic Nemesis review: a retro arcade space shooter that Galaga fans will love

By Lory Gil on May 18, 2015

One of my earliest video game memories are of playing Galaga in my local arcade. It was the first game that I could actually play for more than five minutes without dying.

So you can imagine how happy I was to discover Galactic Nemesis, which pays loving homage to such space-themed shooters that I grew up on. We’ve got a game game review of Galactic Nemesis for you today. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 15

By Cody Lee on May 15, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today we’ve highlighted a number of great new games and great deals to help get you through the weekend. Read More

 

Battle Camp review: raise a pet on Apple Watch, battle it on iPhone

By Lory Gil on May 15, 2015

Being an app reviewer, I am most interested in the type of content available to me on Apple Watch. Sure, there are dozens of great productivity apps to help keep you connected. But what about games?

Battle Camp has been a battle pet RPG game for a couple of years. But, shortly after the first run of Apple Watches were on the wrists of early adopters, the game was updated to include a mini game that allows you to raise a pet to adulthood for a special prize. We’ve got a game review of Battle Camp for our Apple Watch fans out there. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 14

By Cody Lee on May 14, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wild world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today we are featuring some new games for you to try, and a number of great app and game deals, both old and new. Read More

 

Hit puzzler ‘Quetzalcoatl’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 14, 2015

Apple has just named “ Quetzalcoatl” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pickup the popular puzzler for both the iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $1.99.

Quetzalcoatl features 180 carefully designed puzzles, which will provide you with dozens of hours of addictive gameplay. You beat the puzzles by maneuvering game pieces to match like-colored tiles, before the walls close in on you. Read More

 

Runeblade is the first game that can only be played on Apple Watch

By Lory Gil on May 14, 2015

We’ve been keeping you up to date on apps and games that are compatible with Apple Watch. Some are companion apps, similar to iOS widgets. Some are full games on iOS with additional features on Apple Watch

Runeblade is the first of its kind to only be playable on Apple Watch. The iOS download is actually the companion to this hack-and-slash role-playing title. Play the game on your wrist, and check out the lore on your iPhone. Read More

 

Cooped Up review: don’t let your expectations cage this gem

By Josh Gallagher on May 14, 2015

One of the first iPhone games I, and certainly many iPhone owners, ever played was Doodle Jump. It came out while the App Store was still in its relative infancy, and the iPhone was beginning its meteoric rise in earnest. Since its release in 2009, we have seen numerous games that copy its pencil and paper art style or gameplay mechanics. So many, in fact, that it has become relatively hard for any game that looks even remotely similar to stand out.

When you first look at screenshots of Cooped Up, I have no doubt that Doodle Jump, Mega Jump, or any number of other apps will be the first thing to spring into your mind. Cooped Up is more than just a cheap knock off, though. What makes this game different? Well, that’s going to take a bit of explaining. Read More

 
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