Deal: Alto’s Adventure is 66 percent off today only

By Christian Zibreg on May 2, 2016

Alto’s Adventure, an endless snowboarding odyssey, is currently available at a deep 66 percent discount as part of a Spring sale developer Snowman has been having since five days ago. The game is currently available for just 99 cents on the App Store, down from its usual asking price of $2.99 a pop. Alto’s Adventure is a universal app so that’s 99 cents to play this remarkable well executed triple-A on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV.

I have confirmed with Snowman that the discount will be up for at least another 24 hours so now’s the perfect chance to grab this premium game if you haven’t already. Read More

 

Talkshow, Stuttr, Swish and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2016

It’s been kind of a crazy week. Apple reported not-so-impressive numbers during its Q2 earnings call on Tuesday afternoon, and that dominated the headlines for the past 4 days. So for those looking to unwind this weekend, we’ve put together a list of great apps and games for you to check out. Read More

 

Dragon Hills goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Apr 28, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion in iTunes with Dragon Hills. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the action-packed adventurer for free—a solid savings of $2.

In Dragon Hills, players take control of a dangerous dragon to help the furious princess on her revenge mission. You’ll slide down the hills jumping into and out of the ground, crashing and destroying everything on your way. Read More

 

Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be hitting iOS this fall

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 27, 2016

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo on Wednesday announced that it will be releasing more mobile games on the iOS platform later this fall, including Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem. The announcement came during Nintendo’s earnings announcement for its full fiscal year, ended March 31.

“Building on the positive consumer reaction to Miitomo, Nintendo announced that its next two mobile apps would be based on the familiar and beloved Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises,” reads the press release.

Nintendo released the first information about its next video game system, the NX. Read More

 

Tasks Time Tracking, Visual Beat, Jottit and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Apr 23, 2016

Looking for new apps or games to play around with this weekend? As usual, iDB has you covered. In this week’s App of the Week roundup, we have some great titles that are perfect for killing a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon. There’s a unique, visual music-making app, two great-looking productivity apps, and two new games. Read More

 

This by Tinrocket, Blogo and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Apr 16, 2016

It’s the weekend, and you know what that means: it’s time for another round of iDB’s Apps of the Week post. Every week we put together a list of apps and games we think are worth checking out, and this time around we’ve got some great selections. This week’s picks include a navigation app for walking, an annotation app, and more! Read More

 

Apple selects sci-fi Wild West shooter Space Marshals as its new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 14, 2016

Like on any given Thursday, Apple today refreshed the App Store to reflect new software arrivals and promotions.

In addition to highlighting apps whose proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Fund until April 24 through the new ‘Apps for Earth’ section, Apple’s editors have slashed Pixelbite’s award-winning sci-fi action adventure, Space Marshals, as the App Store’s new Free App of the Week.

This universal iPhone, iPod touch and iPad game normally retails for $4.99, so do yourself a favor and save a few bucks by grabbing this great freebie right now. Read More

 

In this game, Steve Jobs was North Korean and started APeX Computers out of a garage

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 13, 2016

Homefront: The Revolution, an upcoming shooter developed by Deep Silver Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver, a division of Austria’s Koch Media, is based on an interesting alternative history scenario in which Steve Jobs was North Korean and started APeX Computers out of a garage in the 1970s.

Set in the year 2029 when the United States is occupied by North Korea, the game is full of alternative history stories relating to Apple and comes with a complete timeline of events that detail the creation of the APeX II personal computer, an iPhone-style device called aPhone and other events from 1953 onwards. Read More

 

How to remove games you’ve uninstalled or no longer play from Game Center

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 13, 2016

With Game Center, you can play your favorite games with friends who have an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac. Game Center is also where your global leaderboards, achievements, challenges, high scores and other data are stored for each Game Center-compatible game you play.

Some people also find this particular feature a major nuisance over being bugged with notifications and invites for the games they no longer have installed on their device.

Thankfully, you can easily remove any game that you no longer play from Game Center with a quick swipe. Read More

 

Upmind, Tweetcat and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2016

Looking for some new apps and games to try out this weekend? iDB has you covered with our latest Apps of the Week post. This week’s list includes some great titles such as the language-learning app Upmind, and Espresso Chat, which offers a new take on group messaging. We also have two new games that you won’t want to miss. Read More

 

Cut the Rope: Time Travel goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Apr 7, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion in iTunes with Cut the Rope: Time Travel. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pickup ZeptoLab’s popular puzzler for free for both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $2.

For those unfamiliar with the game, Time Travel is one of the many titles in the Cut the Rope physics puzzler franchise. In it, players are against tasked with helping Om Nom collect candy as he journeys back in time to the Middle Ages, Ancient Egypt and more. Read More

 

New console firmware with support for playing PlayStation games on Mac is due tomorrow

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 5, 2016

As promised, Sony will release tomorrow a firmware update for its PlayStation 4 console which includes Remote Play functionality for playing PlayStation 4 games on a Mac or Windows PC, the company announced in a blog post this morning.

“With this update, we’re expanding PS4’s Remote Play capabilities to work with Windows PC and Mac,” said Sony. The Remote Play app, which launches tomorrow and will be available for download through the Sony website, lets you connect a DualShock 4 to your Mac via a USB cable as the controller for Remote Play. Read More

 

Upshot, Roger, Patternator and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Apr 2, 2016

Whether you’re looking to load up your new iPhone SE or 9.7-inch iPad Pro with some apps and games, or you’re just looking for some new titles to try out this weekend, you’re going to want to check out our latest Apps of the Week roundup. The list includes a new way to share photos, a pattern-creator and of course Nintendo’s long-awaited mobile release. Read More

 

Creative video app CHOMP goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Mar 31, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with CHOMP, by Christoph Niemann. This means that from now through next Thursday, you can pick up the popular interactive storybook app for free for both iPhone and iPad—a solid $3 savings.

CHOMP combines playful, humorous, hand-drawn animations with live video, enabling children and adults alike to slip into a variety of comical roles. From a virtuous pianist, to a spaghetti-slurping dog, or a living cuckoo-clock, almost anything is possible! Read More

 

Disney Infinity drops support for the new Apple TV

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 31, 2016

Less than five months after Apple started selling Disney’s Infinity 3.0 starter kit, the interactive division of the Mickey Mouse house has decided to stop supporting the Apple TV edition of Infinity.

According to a message posted on the official Disney Infinity boards by its moderator, “the team is currently focusing on the traditional gaming platforms” and there are “no plans for further updates to the Apple TV version of the game”. Read More

 

Mittomo, Nintendo’s first app designed for iOS devices, hits US App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 31, 2016

As promised, Japanese gaming giant Nintendo today released its first app designed for iOS devices, Miitomo, in the App Store in the United States and elsewhere following a recent soft-launch in the Japanese App Store.

The free-to-play title lets you customize your Mii avatars by mixing and matching from various costumes and styles. You can share your Miis with friends on social media and discover things that you share in common by engaging in conversations. Read More

 

Miitomo, Nintendo’s first iOS game, launches in US and other countries this Thursday

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 29, 2016

Following its soft-launch in Japan, Nintendo’s first mobile game for iOS and Android, Miitomo, will be hitting the United States and other countries this coming Thursday, March 31, the Japanese gaming giant announced in a media release issued this morning. A free-to-start social experience, Miitomo lets users spark one-of-a-kind conversations with friends in a whole new way using Mii characters, which first appeared on Nintendo’s original Wii console.

The game was downloaded more than one million times in its first three days of availability in Japan, becoming the top free app on the Japanese App Store. Read More

 

Apps to check out this weekend: Noted, How Many Saturdays? and more

By Cody Lee on Mar 26, 2016

It’s been a long week. Apple introduced a new iPhone, a new iPad, new Apple Watch accessories and it also released several software updates for its various platforms. So now that it’s the weekend, it’s time to kick up your feet, relax and check out some new apps and games. And as usual, we’ve put together a great list of suggestions for you. Read More

 

Motorsport Manager is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2016

Right on cue, the App Store was refreshed this morning with new apps and games, revealing Apple’s new Free App of the Week: Motorsport Manager. Created by Christian West and originally released in August 2014, Motorsport Manager makes an immediately striking impression.

Arguably one of the best racing simulations available on the iPhone and iPad, Motorsport Manager is available free of charge until next Thursday, good for a cool $1.99 savings. Read More

 

Infinite Skater, a gorgeous endless runner, has gone free in the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2016

Infinite Skater, a drop dead gorgeous endless runner has been slashed to zero bucks temporarily in the App Store. Regularly $2.99, this visually stunning game can now be yours at no charge. Available for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and—yes—the fourth-generation Apple TV, Infinite Skater is “a magic adventure like nothing you’ve ever seen” and that’s not just marketing talk. Read More

 
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