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  • ‘Hearthstone’ is Coming to iPhone in Early 2015

    Tue 11:07pm By Chris Reed
    In Blizzard’s latest Hearthstone blog post, the company has a few pieces of news to share, plus a fancy infographic about how popular Hearthstone has become (it’s very popular). The key item mentioned for iOS gamers is that the iPhone and Android phone…
  • Video Shows ‘Sonic 3 & Knuckles’ Proof of Concept

    Mon 8:55pm By Chris Reed
    Who needs a resume when you have skills like these? Below is a proof of concept video that shows Sonic 3 & Knuckles running on iOS. The only thing left for Sega to do is to port the game over with the help of the very people who made the video. The folks in…
  • Episode 3 of ‘Répblique’ Releases Next Week

    Fri 4:58pm By Chris Reed
    Developer Camouflaj has announced that it will bring the third episode of the ongoing series République to the App Store on Thursday, October 23. The episode, subtitled Ones & Zeroes, promises to be the most expansive one yet, clocking in at around three…
  • ‘N.O.V.A. 3 Freedom Edition’ is a Free-to-Play ‘N.O.V.A. 3′

    Thu 9:20pm By Chris Reed
    New iPad announcements aren’t the only thing going on today. If you never got around to buying the excellent 2012 shooter N.O.V.A. 3, today’s your lucky day. Gameloft has released a free, ad-supported version called N.O.V.A. 3 Freedom Edition. You can…
  • ‘Angry Birds Transformers’ Is Now Available

    Oct 15, 2014, 9:11 pm By Chris Reed
    Rovio has officially unleashed Angry Birds Transformers upon the world — or at least the part of the world that runs iOS. It’s a free app that you can download right here. Since nothing in life is actually free, however, the game accompanies a line of…
  • Unreal 4.5 Brings Improvements to Mobile

    Oct 15, 2014, 12:08 am By Chris Reed
    A new version of the Unreal Engine has just been released, and it brings with it a host of new improvements and features, promising that “Support for mobile platforms and consoles is better than ever,” and including at least one fancy new addition to the…
  • NFL Players are Coming to ‘Temple Run 2′

    Oct 11, 2014, 10:25 am By Chris Reed
    Here’s an unlikely pairing: Imangi Studios and NFLPlayers Inc. are teaming up to bring real NFL players to Temple Run 2. Temple Run 2, of course, is one of the best endless running games around. With its Indiana Jones-style trappings, it seems an odd game…
  • Apple Schedules Event for October 16

    Oct 8, 2014, 5:36 pm By Chris Reed
    It seems like only yesterday we attended the iPhone 6 event, but Apple has already sent out invitations to its next event, scheduled for October 16. That’s next week! The invitation has the words “It’s been way too long” on it, which is kind of…
  • ‘The Room Two’ is On Sale for $1

    Oct 7, 2014, 8:34 pm By Chris Reed
    If you’re looking for a showcase game for iOS, you could do a lot worse — seriously, a lot worse — than The Room Two, a dark, moody game of environmental puzzles that looks as great as it plays. Seriously, this game is ingeniously constructed. And…
  • Pokemon TCG Online Now Available for iPad — We’ve got free in-game extras for you!

    Oct 7, 2014, 9:12 am By Jeff Scott
    The Pokemon collectible card game we first got a look at during PAX Prime is now available for the iPad — and we’ve got a special exclusive code to get some freebies in the game. Pokemon TCG Online combines the massive collection urge of the Pokemon…
  • ‘Reckless Racing 3′ Launches Thursday

    Oct 6, 2014, 7:45 pm By Chris Reed
    To say we’re fans of the Reckless Racing series is something of an understatement. We gave the original game a 3 back in 2010, and its top-notch sequel a 4 in 2012. Another two years have passed, so it’s about time a third installment landed on the App…
  • The Banner Saga Hits iOS

    Oct 2, 2014, 10:34 pm By Chris Reed
    It’s pretty incredible how many great games are ported to iOS on a regular basis. The latest notable port is a strategy game that originally launched on PC earlier this year to high praise. It’s called The Banner Saga, and you can buy it as a universal app…
  • Details Emerge About ‘Angry Birds’ Movie

    Oct 1, 2014, 9:24 pm By Chris Reed
    Remember that CGi Angry Birds movie that’s in the works? It’s barreling ahead in production. And to prove it, Rovio has announced the voice cast. It’s about as star-studded as casts get, so take a look below. According to Rovio’s blog post: Jason…
  • Skylanders Trap Team — A quick hands-on first impression

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:59 pm By Jeff Scott
    Skylanders Trap Team is the new game in the Skylanders universe and the first to be released day and date on the iPad along with the console version. Not only that, but it’s the same game. This is a first, as far as we know, for any game. Skylanders is also…
  • ‘Pokémon TCG Online’ Hits the App Store

    Sep 30, 2014, 9:47 pm By Chris Reed
    And you thought it would never happen, didn’t you? Pokémon, one of the jewels of Nintendo’s portfolio, has landed on the App Store in the form of Pokémon TCG Online, an iPad-only card game. This is a big deal! It’s not as weird as you might think,…
  • Free-to-Play ‘Cut the Rope 2′ Soft-Launches in Canada

    Sep 29, 2014, 9:49 pm By Chris Reed
    You know the saying “information wants to be free”? Well so too do iOS games, apparently. The latest big-name iOS game to flip the proverbial freemium switch is the Om Nom vehicle Cut the Rope 2. When the game launched on Android back in March, it debuted…
  • Best Games On Sale or Free This Weekend

    Sep 26, 2014, 5:06 pm By Chris Reed
    Once again a handful of excellent games are currently free or on sale right now on the App Store. Check out our list of the best of the best, with pricing, review links, and App Store links all in one place. Then hop over to the App Store to fill up your iOS…
  • ‘Bioshock’ Gets a Price Cut

    Sep 25, 2014, 5:49 pm By Chris Reed
    It’s great having Bioshock on the App Store and all, but that $14.99 debut price? It was a bit much for some people. Take-Two Interactive feels your pain. They’ve just gone and sliced the price down to $10.99, saving new buyers a cool 4-spot. For the new…
  • Big Game Night: Anomaly, Smarter Than You, and More

    Sep 24, 2014, 5:25 pm By Chris Reed
    It’s Wednesday, and that can only mean one thing: It’s Big Game Night on the App Store! Not only do we have a new entry in a fantastic tower defense series hitting the U.S. App Store at 11 p.m. EST tonight, but we also have a whole bunch of other great…
  • ‘Fruit Ninja’ Enters Phase Two

    7:24am By Chris Reed
    Fruit Ninja — the original fruit-slicing sim, the game that put Halfbrick on the map, the game cats love to play — is about to get rebooted. Halfbrick has re-written the game from the ground up to bring the design from 2010 to 2014. So what’s happening?…
  • Gameloft Now Takes Advantage of iOS 8

    Sep 18, 2014, 5:09 pm By Chris Reed
    Gameloft has dropped us a line to give us a run-down on the ways some of its games have been updated take advantage of some of the new features in iOS 8. Read on to see which games have been updated to use Metal, bundles, and even widgets. Metal Modern…
  • MOGA Rebel – a full MFi controller is awesome and now available

    Sep 18, 2014, 5:00 pm By Jeff Scott
    The MOGA Rebel is the first full sized and full function standalone iOS MFI controller to make it out into the real world, and it’s just about perfect. For players that are used to the full sized controllers of a modern console, most of the MFi controllers…
  • New Rovio Stars Game ‘Plunder Pirates’ Released

    Sep 17, 2014, 9:05 pm By Chris Reed
    Rovio Stars, the publishing arm of the famed Angry Birds developer, has released some really good games, like Tiny Thief and Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. Its latest title to hit the App Store is Plunder Pirates, a game the company is billing as “the best…
  • Looks Like ‘Goat Simulator’ Launches Tonight

    Sep 16, 2014, 7:59 pm By Chris Reed
    Goat Simulator, the game about being a goat and doing zany things, is apparently landing on iOS a day ahead of its scheduled September 18 release. That’s if its release on the New Zealand App Store indicates what it usually indicates. Watch our hands-on…
  • New ‘Monument Valley’ Levels in the Works

    Sep 15, 2014, 8:49 pm By Chris Reed
    We’re ridiculously huge fans of Monument Valley. It’s a fantastic game that’s ludicrously gorgeous. The worst thing about it is that it’s a little on the short side. Luckily for us (and for everyone else), new levels are a-coming. The new levels are…
  • PAX Interview: Hotline Miami 2 and Hatoful Boyfriend publisher, Devolver Digital, on mobile plans…

    Sep 15, 2014, 2:25 pm By Martine Paris
    Some of the most talked about mobile games at PAX were the upcoming survival game, This War of Mine, the ragdoll platformer, The Sleeping Prince, and the color blending puzzler, Light in the Dark. But what most piqued my interest was the trippy Cosmic DJ set…
  • Best Games On Sale or Free This Weekend

    Sep 12, 2014, 4:11 pm By Chris Reed
    We all love a great deal, and there’s no better kind of deal than a deal on a great game. A handful of excellent games have gone either on sale or free of late, so check out our picks, and download any game that strikes your fancy this weekend. Free…
  • Square Enix Announces a New Final Fantasy Game

    Sep 11, 2014, 3:31 pm By Chris Reed
    Square Enix has announced a new Final Fantasy game for iOS. Thing is, it’s nothing like what you’re probably picturing. Instead of going the standard RPG route — or even the Theatrhythm route — the new Final Fantasy game is based on typing. Yes,…
  • EA Announces Three New Games

    Sep 10, 2014, 3:28 pm By Chris Reed
    EA has used the announcement of the new iPhones as an opportunity to make a few announcements of its own. To wit, the company has three new iOS games in the pipeline, set to come out over the next few months, including Peggle Blast, SimCity BuildIt, and Fifa…
  • Bits and bobs: Round-up of news bits, details, and snark from the Apple Event

    Sep 10, 2014, 12:07 pm By Jeff Scott
    Lots and lots of other bits and bobs surrounding the Apple announcements yesterday. Here’s a quick summary of some of the more interesting ones and some further thoughts. iCloud Drive pricing – 9to5Mac found the final pricing for iCloud Drive — pretty…
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