EA debuts ‘Get To Work’ expansion for The Sims 4 featuring three career paths and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 31, 2015

Publisher Electronic Arts on Tuesday launched the first major expansion pack for its popular life simulation game for Mac and Windows PCs, The Sims 4. “It’s time to take your career to the next level,” says EA, revealing that the add-on is all about different career paths your Sims can take.

In addition, entrepreneurial types can now build and manage their own retail stores and earn money by selling all sorts of items. You can set prices yourself, hire and manage employees, customize uniforms and work to make the final sale.

EA says there’s no limit to the type of retail business that can be created, from clothing boutiques to art galleries, or bakeries to bookstores. Read More

 

TouchTone review: this is what crowdsourced NSA research might look like

By Lory Gil on Mar 31, 2015

In this digital age, we are faced with issues about privacy and security. In no point in the history of the United States has more of our personal information been publically available than in the 21st century. What if the NSA sought out the help of everyday citizens to keep watch over each other?

TouchTone is a complex puzzle game with an underlying story that hits on such possibilities. How would our private lives look to an outsider? Would things we consider to be innocent look nefarious to our neighbor? We’ve got a hands-on game review of Touch Tone for you. Read More

 

Cards and Castles: shuffle up and fight

By Josh Gallagher on Mar 31, 2015

Cards and Castles mixes two of my favorite things together: turn-based strategy and card battles. It also throws in one of my least favorite terms: free-to-play. Has Bit Mass created a game that perfectly blends these characteristics? Read on, dear adventurer, and let’s find out together. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 27

By Cody Lee on Mar 27, 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 have a number of app and game deals to help you get your weekend started off right! Read More

 

Strategy and timing meet in action puzzler ULTRAFLOW

By Josh Gallagher on Mar 27, 2015

ULTRAFLOW draws heavily from both the puzzle and action genres. Each level is essentially a two stage process. First, you have to figure out how to solve the puzzle. Then, you have to actually be able to do it. This creates a surprising amount of challenge in ULTRAFLOW, proving that it’s more than just a fun word to type. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 26

By Cody Lee on Mar 26, 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 awesome deals on Flic, Call of Duty: Strike Team and more. Read More

 

Four Letters review: a surprisingly challenging word game

By Josh Gallagher on Mar 26, 2015

How many four letter words can you think of? No, this isn’t some crass joke. It’s the concept of Prodigy Design’s new word game, Four Letters. Four Letters assigns players the deceptively simple task of rearranging four random characters into a word. It may seem easy at first, but coming up with all 2,465 possible combinations may present a bit of a challenge. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 25

By Cody Lee on Mar 25, 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 have a ton of great deals and new releases, so this is one recap you won’t want to miss! Read More

 

2K’s best iOS games are on sale, starting with BioShock at $3 and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 25, 2015

Publisher 2K Games is having a killer Spring Sale deal on its premium 2014 releases in the App Store, reports TouchArcade. Avid gamers can now grab triple-As at a sharp discount, for a limited time. iPhone and iPad titles like BioShock, NBA 2K15, NHL 2K and others are now available starting at just three bucks each.

BioShock for iOS, for example, can be now yours in exchange for $2.99, down sharply from its usual asking price of $10.99. This is actually the first time BioShock has been discounted below five bucks since its release on the App Store. Read More

 

Google to take on Twitch with own game streaming video service

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 25, 2015

Google is going to announce a new YouTube-branded live video streaming service with an emphasis on gaming, according to the British newspaper The Guardian on Wednesday citing a scoop by tech blog The Daily Dot.

The Internet giant is reportedly prepping to introduce its live-streaming service under the YouTube Live moniker. YouTube Live will apparently relaunch later this year, re-focused on game streaming and e-sports.

Such turn of events wasn’t entirely unexpected. A year ago, Google wanted to buy Twitch but has failed to seal the deal and got outbid by Amazon, which paid a cool $1 billion for the popular game-streaming service. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 24

By Cody Lee on Mar 24, 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 app deals and a handful of new games you won’t want to miss. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 23

By Cody Lee on Mar 23, 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 solid discounts and updates for some great apps. Read More

 

rop: will this unforgiving puzzle game rope you in?

By Josh Gallagher on Mar 23, 2015

There is no shortage of puzzle games available on the App Store, and it is becoming harder and harder for them to distinguish themselves from the pack. MildMania’s rop seeks to do so with a stark design philosophy and some of the most difficult and satisfying puzzles I have seen on an Apple device. This game isn’t an instant recommendation though, as those silky smooth puzzles come with some very rough edges. Read More

 

Magenta Arcade review: tap to destroy everything in this mobile vertical shooter

By Lory Gil on Mar 23, 2015

Vertical shooters are a lot of fun and some of my favorite types of games. The Raiden series is always in my iPad games folder. I enjoy the fast-paced action and all out attack from the top of the screen.

Magenta Arcade is a vertical shooter that takes place in a fantasy world where you are a god granting wishes to your people. When disaster strikes, you must retaliate with an unceasing blast of firepower on the enemy. We’ve got a game review of Magenta Arcade for you right now. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 20

By Cody Lee on Mar 20, 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 a ton of free games to help you get through the weekend. Read More

 

Firewatch preview: stunning mystery adventure for Mac set in Wyoming wilderness

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 20, 2015

If you own a Mac, the name of developer Panic may ring a bell. What do you mean ‘no’? This Portland, Oregon based studio is responsible for some well-known Mac utilities, such as the FTP app called Transmit (now available on iOS as well) and the brilliant web editor Coda, to name but a few.

Anyways, Panic has provided the funds to launch a small but scrappy new game studio, Campo Santo. And Panic and Campo’s inaugural Mac game called Firewatch will be a sight to behold, that’s for sure.

A mere glance at this eye-candy of a game tells you that Firewatch is going to be something special, an atmospheric adventure bound to push the envelope in terms of both graphics and storytelling. Read More

 

Adventures of Poco Eco – Lost Sounds combines music and puzzle in a retro future

By Lory Gil on Mar 20, 2015

There have been a number of bands and artists that have collaborated with app developers to come up with a way to release an album digitally. There are apps with videos, scrapbook style content, and even strange visual elements.

Adventures of Poco Eco is a game created to coincide with the launch of Hungarian musician Iamyank’s newest six-song album, Lost Sounds. Players explore a visually dense dreamy atmosphere while listening to the album. Solve mini puzzles to unlock new levels and hear new songs. Read More

 

Apple names Dark Echo its Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

Apple’s editorial team has named Dark Echo by RAC7 Games its latest Free App of the Week, meaning the $1.99 game will be available at no cost until next Thursday, March 26.

Dark Echo is a minimalist puzzle game in which you use sound to explore mysterious environments and escape from an unseen evil through eighty ominous levels. Read More

 

Dice Town comes to iOS: get ready to gamble

By Lory Gil on Mar 19, 2015

If you follow my reviews, you know how much I love board games that are ported to iOS. I am especially excited about the ones I’ve never had the chance to play in real life. I can find out whether I want to invest in the board game by playing a few rounds of the digital version.

Dice Town Mobile is an iOS port of the land grab game of luck and fortune. Just like in trading stocks, the more you risk, the bigger the win. But, the higher the stakes, the more chance you have of losing it all. Read More

 

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

By Cody Lee on Mar 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 selections include some great freebies and new games to try. Read More

 
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