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  • Free-to-Play ‘Cut the Rope 2′ Soft-Launches in Canada

    29 September 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

    26 September 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

    25 September 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

    24 September 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

    23 September 2014, 7:24 am 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

    18 September 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

    18 September 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

    17 September 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

    16 September 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

    15 September 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…

    15 September 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

    12 September 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

    11 September 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

    10 September 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

    10 September 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…
  • Apple announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8 release, and the Apple Watch

    9 September 2014, 4:37 pm by: Jeff Scott

    Today while Apple didn’t surprise many, they certainly did impress all. Delivering a full slate of new devices and services in what must be said was the biggest Apple event in years. We saw the new, larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus join the 5c and 5s creating what…
  • Live: Apple Event – iPhone 6, iWatch, more?

    9 September 2014, 12:30 pm by: Jeff Scott

    Today is the day! Will we see the new iPhone (most certainly)? Will we seem the iWatch (likely)? Will we see super hot games running on the new phone – I hope so. Join us on Twitter for updates live during the announcement starting at 10am Pacific tomorrow.…
  • Join Us Tomorrow: Most important Apple event in years – iPhone 6, iWatch, what else?

    8 September 2014, 4:37 pm by: Jeff Scott

    Tomorrow could be the most important day in recent Apple history. It certainly will be a big test of Tim Cook’s leadership. If reports are to be believed, we will see the announcement of the next, larger iPhone, the iPhone 6 coming in at 4.7″ and 5.5″…
  • Trailers Released for ‘Sleeping Prince’ and ‘Alto’s Adventure’

    8 September 2014, 4:21 pm by: Chris Reed

    It’s kind of a slow news day for iOS games, probably because tomorrow will be a crazy-huge news day as the next iPhone is announced, plus the iWatch and whatever else Apple has up its sleeve for the slavering masses (myself included). But two new trailers…
  • PAX Prime 2014: For the Love of Gaming Panel

    8 September 2014, 3:30 pm by: Martine Paris

    At PAX Prime 2014, there were several panels offering career advice, with one specifically focused on what it’s like to work in the industry as a game writer. The panel, Tinder Tales and Other Wicked Ways to Get Work as a Game Writer, moderated by me,…
  • Sony is Bringing Sackboy to iOS

    5 September 2014, 11:05 am by: Chris Reed

    On its PlayStation blog, Sony announced that Sackboy is coming to iOS. Sackboy is the star of the star of the PlayStation-exclusive LittleBigPlanet platformers, and is really the closest thing to a Mario-like mascot that the company has. The iOS game, which…
  • Hardware Review: CouchConnect – 16′ long HDMI cable tailored for mobile

    4 September 2014, 1:27 pm by: Jeff Scott

    CouchConnect is an extra long HDMI cable that connects a mobile device to just about any modern TV. I recently had a chance to try out CouchConnect while traveling with just my iPhone and iPad mini. It’s quick to set up, and works the same as any other HDMI…
  • Big Game Night: Valiant Hearts, Mikey Boots, and More

    3 September 2014, 11:04 am by: Chris Reed

    Wednesday is Big Game Night for iOS gamers because each hump day at 11 p.m. EST is when most of the week’s biggest games hit the U.S. App Store. This week we have a fantastic-looking line-up for fans of a variety of genres. Check out our picks below. All…
  • More ‘Dragon Quest’ Games Heading to iOS

    2 September 2014, 11:13 am by: Chris Reed

    Good news, JRPG fans: Square Enix has announced that it will continue to bring the Dragon Quest series to the App Store. As you may already know, Dragon Quest IV and VIII have already been released in their full portrait-orientation glory. Next up is a…
  • PAX Prime 2014: Tales from the Borderlands – coming to iOS???

    1 September 2014, 6:24 pm by: Jeff Scott

    The fine folks at Telltale still refuse to publicly admit that Tales from the Borderlands will be coming to iPad. But we know it will. Don’t we? It should be the next big story game series now that The Walking Dead Chapter Two is complete. Well I’ve…
  • PAX Prime 2014: Steven Universe – Attack the Light

    1 September 2014, 4:30 pm by: Jeff Scott

    Steven Universe – Attack the Light is a new game from Cartoon Network that takes a light Pokemon type RPG into the Steven Universe, uh, universe. Steven guides his three other characters through a series of dungeons battling them with light and fun turn…
  • PAX Prime 2014: Adventure Time Game Wizard

    1 September 2014, 4:01 pm by: Jeff Scott

    Adventure Time Game Wizard is an in development game we saw from Cartoon Network at PAX this year. The game allows players to develop their own platform game using either grid paper or the in game editor. Creating levels using paper is done by using a set of…
  • PAX Prime 2014: Light in the Dark – light puzzler out soon

    1 September 2014, 3:27 pm by: Jeff Scott

    Light in the Dark is a light based puzzle coming this week to iOS. In the game, light emitting characters are moved around a game board to light up stars — light all three stars for a perfect score on the level. As the levels progress, more obstacles, more…
  • PAX Prime 2014: Stormworm – a 3D version of snake is coming soon

    1 September 2014, 3:01 pm by: Jeff Scott

    Stormworm is being described as the 3D successor to Snake. Seems like an apt description. The snake or worm in this case is centered on the screen with a press on the right or left side to turn the 3D world it roams on in that direction. It’s a quick and fun…
  • PAX Prime 2014: The Sleeping Prince from Signal Studios and Tilting Point

    1 September 2014, 2:45 pm by: Jeff Scott

    I got a chance to sit down at PAX and talk with D.R. Albright from Signal Studios about their first mobile title, The Sleeping Prince. It’s a ragdoll puzzle platformer coming to iOS in just a couple weeks. In the game, the player controls a sleeping prince…

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