By Cody Lee on Dec 11, 2013
If you’ve been having trouble finding a podcast client that fits you, you may want to check out Castro. Castro is a beautiful new podcast app for your iPhone that backs up its good looks with powerful features.
I should tell you up front that the app is for iOS 7 users only. You could tell it was designed specifically for the OS, as it’s rife with transparent backgrounds, flat UI elements, and a smart, gesture-based interface… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 10, 2013
Good news Family Guy fans. The San Francisco-based game studio TinyCo has just announced that it has teamed up with Fox Digital Entertainment to build an official mobile game for the popular TV show, which first debuted back in 1999.
Headed to Android and iOS in 2014, the title is said to feature an original story based on the show’s 212 episodes. Fox says that in the game, players will adventure throughout the city of Quahog, recruiting and confronting popular characters… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 5, 2013
Half Brick Studios, the Australia-based developer behind hit titles like Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, has released a new game today for iOS. It’s called Band Stars, and it’s universal, meaning it supports both the iPhone and the iPad.
Band Stars is a simulation game, which tasks you with forming a band and spending time in the studio recording music. The goal of the game is to complete various challenges and reach the top of local, national and global music charts… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 5, 2013
Great news for gamers this morning. Ubisoft’s highly anticipated mobile game Assassin’s Creed: Pirates is now available in the App Store. The release comes 3 months after the studio announced the title, which is exclusive for smartphones and tablets.
In Pirates, you’ll play as Alonzo Batilla, a young and ambitious captain looking to take on the fiercest of enemies. You’ll build up your crew and ship, and engage in real-time naval battles across the Caribbean Sea illustrated in “groundbreaking 3D visuals.” Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 5, 2013
Back in October, Square Enix director Takashi Tokita announced that his team was working on a mobile version of its popular Final Fantasy VI title. The game, he said, will be landing on iOS and Android platforms “this winter.”
Unfortunately, that’s about all we know right now, and the winter timeframe means we may not see anything until mid-March. But luckily, Square Enix decided to throw FF fans a bone this week and has posted some screenshots… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 3, 2013
In keeping with its promise to bring Ember to iOS in December, Realmac today released the iPhone and iPad version as a free download in the App Store. Basically a companion for Realmac’s Ember for Mac, the iOS app features iCloud sync, photo collections with advanced natural language search, the handy ability to automatically sort screenshots imported from your iOS Camera Roll into Phone and Tablet collections, sharing via Mail, AirDrop, Messages, Twitter and Facebook, and lots more.
Jump past the fold for the full breakdown… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 28, 2013
Publisher 2K Games released XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the App Store back in June, following the Mac edition which went live earlier in the year. Basically an iOS port of the popular turn-based tactical role-playing strategy, XCOM: Enemy Unknown has since seen a few updates bringing a new multiplayer mode and other goodies. Meanwhile, 2K Games has teamed up with developer TransGaming to bring you an all-new XCOM game for the Mac, The Bureau – XCOM Declassified.
Available now on the Mac App Store, this premium third-person tactical shooter borrows certain strategy elements from the classic XCOM titles, but is nonetheless a standalone game in its own right… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 27, 2013
In January of last year, the US Department of Justice sent a shockwave through the cloud storage industry by shutting down MegaUpload. The hosting site allowed users to upload and store large files, and at one point was the 13th most visited site on the Internet.
This year, exactly 12 months after MegaUpload shut down, founder Kim Dotcom reincarnated his cloud storage service as simply ‘Mega.’ The new service is more secure than its predecessor, includes 50 GB of free storage space, and now [finally] has an iOS app… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 26, 2013
Great news gamers! Rockstar announced this morning that it is working on a port for its popular Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas title, and it will be landing on iOS (and Android) in December. Additionally, it will support new MFi controllers.
Rockstar has already published a handful of GTA games in the App Store, but this one will be particularly sweet. First released for consoles in 2004, San Andreas won numerous ‘Game of the Year’ awards and sold over 27.5 million copies… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 21, 2013
4chan founder Chris Poole’s DrawQuest app landed on the iPad in February 2013, taking DrawSomething believers by surprise.
Similar to DrawSomething, DrawQuest taps your inner artist by issuing daily drawing challenges where you’re asked to complete incomplete drawings. The catch: you’re only allowed to use the tools provided. Novel concepts like DrawQuest and DrawSomething tend to blow up, fast.
DrawQuest is no exception – the app’s amassed some pretty ardent following. Needless to say, fans have been clamoring for an iPhone version from day one and today Poole’s little enterprise has finally delivered.
Yes, DrawQuest for iPhone (and iPod touch) is here and it’s brought with it some new features, including pinch-zooming on your canvas and the ability to create and share your own drawing quests… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 21, 2013
It’s been a long 12 months for NaturalMotion studios and its Clumsy Ninja game. After drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd at Apple’s iPhone 5 event last fall, the title essentially disappeared, with no word on when or if it would be released.
That changed, though, a month or two ago, when Clumsy Ninja started showing up in international App Stores. And we’re happy to say that this week, the game’s finally landed in the United States App Store, and is now available for download… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 20, 2013
Created by Realmac Software, the same guys who brought you the popular Clear to-do software for iOS and OS X and the Ember scrapbook application for the Mac (among other apps), are out with an interesting new virtual pet game for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Created in co-operation with Impending, the big hatching dubbed Hatch basically delivers Tamagochi-like virtual pet experience in the palm of your hand. The iPhone game is available now in the Apple App Store and I’ve included a few screenies, videos and more info right after the break… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 19, 2013
Ahead of its big Xbox One launch later this week, Microsoft has released a new companion app for the console called ‘Xbox One SmartGlass.’ Microsoft says it’s “the perfect companion app for your Xbox One, both in your living room and on the go.”
In the living room, the app will allow your iOS device to connect to your Xbox One console and do things like browse the web, navigate the dashboard, and control content. And on the go, the app will let you track achievements, messages and more… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 16, 2013
In September, Russia-based developer ZeptoLab confirmed that they were working on Cut the Rope 2—a sequel to their popular physics-based puzzler, and the fourth title in the Cut the Rope series.
It looks like the new game is going to be officially called ‘Cut the Rope 2: Om Nom’s Unexpected Adventure.’ And yesterday, the folks at ZeptoLab posted its first teaser: a 20-second clip starring Om Nom… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 15, 2013
If Electronic Arts’ first-person shooter Battlefield 4 has been keeping you glued to your Windows PC or PlayStation/Xbox console, you won’t want miss out on this one. Released today as a free download for the iPad on Apple’s App Store, the Battlefield 4 Tablet Commander app provides a no-compromise second-screen experience letting you command the battlefield and compete with the opposing teams commander directly from your iPad, using easy touch gestures and drag-and-drop interface… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 15, 2013
Nearly 6 months after announcing that it would be coming in ‘a few weeks,’ Google has finally launched an official Google Play Music app for iPhone. The software allows you to use both Google’s All Access and standard music services.
All Access is similar to Spotify and other like-services, allowing users to listen to unlimited songs and create custom radio stations. And the standard service lets you upload 20,000 of your own songs to the cloud for playback anywhere… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 14, 2013
Great news gamers, Gameloft has made good on its promise to release a sequel to their popular sim-racer GT Racing today. It’s called ‘GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience’ and it’s now available for download.
The game bills itself as ‘the richest handheld racing simulation this year,’ allowing players to race one of 67 licensed cars, from over 30 manufacturers, on 13 detailed tracks from around the world, in 1,400 events… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 13, 2013
Ahead of its big PlayStation 4 launch later this week, Sony has released a new companion app for the console, aptly named ‘PlayStation App.’ Sony says that the app will allow you to “take your PlayStation experience with you on your mobile device.”
Part of that experience includes the ability to connect to the PSN network, meaning you’ll be able to chat with your friends, see what they’re playing, and open game alerts and invites. You’ll also be able to browse the PlayStation store, and much more… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 9, 2013
It seems like companion smartphone and tablet apps are becoming more and more popular with big-name console developers these days. We saw one from Rockstar back in September for GTA V, and now we have another from 2K Sports.
The New York-based development studio released a new app this week for the iPhone and iPad called MyNBA2K14. And as the name implies, it’s a companion app for NBA 2K14, the popular basketball game that was released earlier this year… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 7, 2013
Great news gamers! Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is now available in the US App Store. The game is a joint venture between NimbleBit—the maker of popular games like Tiny Tower and Pocket Planes—LucasArts, and Disney.
First announced back in October, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star offers up similar gameplay to Tiny Tower, in that it tasks players with helping construct a Death Star with over over 80 types of residential and commercial floors… Read More