New Tower Defense Game, Kingdom Rush: Origins, is Available Today

Posted by on November 20th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Kingdom Rush: Origins is a prequel to the popular Kingdom Rush by Ironhide Game Studio. The game adds new towers, heroes, levels, and enemies to the world, as well as over 70 unique achievements and three difficulty modes.

You get to control one of nine unique heroes including Prince Denas the Knight, Arivan the Battlemage, or the wizard Vez’nan before he decided to join the forces of evil. The game pits you against the Dark Elf Army, which has over 30 new enemy types including gnoll, baldersnatch, evil spider, and dark elf warrior. You’ll be able to defend against them with the eight new towers that are available.

The is a ton of new stuff to try out, so download Kingdom Rush: Origins for the iPhone for $2.99 and for the iPad HD for $4.99 from the App Store today.

With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 out this weekend, Who Wore it Best? pits two Hunger Games tie-ins, Girl on Fire and Panem Run, against each other in a brutal and pointless fight to the death. I wonder where we got that idea from?

TOAST has announced that their real-time action-RPG match-3 game Crusaders Quest will release on iOS on December 4. The 8-bit stylized title features elements from the action, RPG, and matching genres, with players able to select from six classes and recruit from a pool of over 200 unique heroes.

If players so wish, they can also pre-register for the game. Players who do so will get special characters, items, and in-game currency upon launch, with more prizes being given out depending on the number of people who pre-register.

Crusaders Quest is set to match march its way into the App Store on December 4.

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MediaFire iOS 8 Native Update Brings New “Power Upload” Feature to iPad and iPhone

Posted by on November 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

MediaFire is a fast and easy way to backup all of your media. It’s also been recently updated to include the new “Power Upload” feature – now you can upload all your photos and videos even faster than before. You can toggle the Power Upload feature on or off at you leisure.

This update also optimizes MediaFire for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and includes various bug fixes.

You can download MediaFire for free on the App Store.

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Strap On Your Nope Hat – Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is Now Available for iOS.

Posted by on November 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is a blisteringly hard nope-fest that will have you stocking extra underwear as you play. The game is a sequel to the popular Five Nights at Freddy’s, and once again you have accepted a meager wage for a terrifying job: night guard at a children’s character restaurant.

The old night guard has since moved to the day shift after some strong words with his manager about the characters trying to get into the office to do… things. But hey, the characters have all been upgraded with the latest facial recognition technology, tied into local criminal databases. So what are you complaining about? It’s not like they’re going to try to dismember you, right? Just stick your Freddy Mask over your face, wave your flash light around, and pray they go away.

You can download Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 for $2.99 on the App Store, and you can huddle in a corner instead of sleeping ever again for free.

Start your engines:
Would you like to know what we thought of all this drifting and rough racing? Check out our Reckless Racing 3 review!

Reckless Racing 3 is down and dirty racing that prides itself on crazy drifts, breakneck straights, and fantastic in-game physics. Here are few tips to help you to take those corners like a pro.


 

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  • Use the straight sections to steal a glance at the mini map towards the top of the screen and check for any fast-approaching sharp turns.
  • It’s only on those severe turns that braking becomes necessary. Usually releasing the acceleration while turning into the bend, then hitting the gas and turning out of it will suffice. When using the default button layout, tapping to turn out of a drift is a much better technique than holding down on the directional arrow, ensuring maximum control rather than veering into another drift accidentally. Just be aware that terrain can sometimes dictate otherwise.
  • While the green guideline might be a great tool for rough navigation, deviating slightly wide and then taking corners as close as possible without crashing is a surefire way to overtake and undercut other racers.
  • The reset button isn’t as damning as you’d think. In fact, in any situation that requires a reversal maneuver the reset button is actually preferential as it only incurs a minimal time penalty, can serve as an obstruction to opponents, and sometimes players won’t even lose their position.
  • Larger, heavier vehicles can use their weight to their advantage by smashing other cars off-course. This is best achieved by hitting the back of an opponent’s car during a turn, forcing them into a tailspin. Be sure to judge how this will effect the speed and trajectory of your own car, though.
  • In the settings menu, turn on the Chase Camera to have a clearer view of the road ahead, putting you behind your racer rather than at a fixed bird’s eye view. While this new angle may bring on a bit of motion sickness for the weak-stomached (if you had a problem with iOS’ home screen animations then you might want to play Zen Garden instead) it grants a better perspective for upcoming turns. For Gymkhana Mode however, the sheer amount of donuts and spins makes the Chase Camera a dizzying nightmare, so it’s better to have it saved for Races and Drift events.


Continue reading Reckless Racing 3 – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Daring Drifters »

Marvel Puzzle Quest Set to Gain Guardians of the Galaxy Next Week

Posted by on November 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

D3 has revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy are set to arrive in the next Marvel Puzzle Quest episode, titled “Meet Rocket & Groot.” In addition to this, both Rocket and Groot will appear in their own Versus Tournament starting on November 28, two days after the new episode arrives.

The episode will be run twice, with Thor: Goddess of Thunder available to win in the first run and Gamora in the second run, which will start on December 1.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is available to download for free now, with the episode bringing Rocket and Groot set to arrive on November 26.

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Better, Faster, Stronger: Minecraft – Pocket Edition gets Update with Tons More Stuff

Posted by on November 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★½☆☆ :: KEEP DIGGING :: Read Review »

Mojang has updated Minecraft – Pocket Edition with so many new things. After exterminating a whole lotta bugs, they’ve improved the graphics and increased performance.

Animal lovers, rejoice! The baby animals have been given swimming lessons and now will no longer sink to the bottom of the ocean when wandering around. While we are on the subject of oceans, the water graphics are now extra watery-looking and fog has been made to look even foggier. The lighting has also improved, with tinted lighting on terrain and mobs.

For the miners, Mojang has added gold mines to the Mesa biomes. Grab one of the newly added fences and stake your claim.

For people who just enjoy making stuff, the creative mode now has night and day effects. You can enjoy making awesome lighting displays and spectacular dynamite shows to be enjoyed in the dark.

There is a ton of new content to check out so grab a copy of Minecraft – Pocket Edition for $6.99 on the App Store – if you haven’t already.

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It Came From Canada: Blades of Brim

It’s easy to want to write off Blades of Brim as a gimmick. You could look at its swordplay as a cheap attempt to distinguish itself from every other endless runner out there. But the combat actually is an integral part of the game, giving it a distinct identity. Is that enough to overcome endless runner fatigue? Decide for yourself in this edition of It Came From Canada!

Blades of Brim uses the typical endless structure. Players try to dash as far as they can while dodging and defeating obstacles and enemies. There aren’t distinct environments per se, but as players level up they’ll unlock new parts of the map, granting them access to new areas during each trip. The worlds are diverse and the transitions between them are fairly seamless. The coolest touches are the little challenge rooms that give players some task to complete on a stretch of road seemingly existing in a pocket dimension. Meanwhile, the cartoon fantasy visuals have tons of colorful energy and, more importantly, run super smoothly.

blades of brim (1)blades of brim (2)But obviously Blades of Brim‘s big hook is its prominent combat system. By swiping the screen, players will slash their sword. Fortunately, it’s a lot more robust than just a single, glorified defensive option. Players can use slashes to stylishly hop between lanes and fling themselves skyward, all while taking down enemies in their path. They can also take advantage of the branching level design for moves like wall runs and flying ground pounds. Successfully and fluidly chaining attacks together, while constantly propelling forward, makes players feel like a force of nature. And the game’s forgiving health system, allowing players to take one hit and recharge health from there, prevents needlessly frustrating roadblocks. Rounding out the system are unlockable weapons like axes with different stats, along with new characters. And if players are really in a pinch, they can sacrifice some magic to summon a double-jumping dog to ride, complete with a handy projectile attack.

blades of brim (3)blades of brim (4)Blades of Brim looks like it could carve out a nice little niche for itself in the expansive endless runner landscape. Players can see if that niche is right for them when the game launches globally, soon.

Etermax has optimized its multiplayer trivia game, Trivia Crack, today for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8, with a new version featuring much improved graphics and animation.

Trivia Crack is a free trivia game for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Amazon Kindle, in which you and a friend go head-to-head in each of the six categories of Science, Entertainment, Art, Geography, Sports, and History, in a battle of wits to determine who has the ultimate trivia knowledge. Each of the categories has a corresponding character to unlock – be the first to unlock all of these and you’re crowned the winner.

Power-ups can be purchased with coins earned while playing the game, and grant you an advantage over your opponent via extra spins or the possibility of a face-off to nab one of their collected characters.

Know any useless trivia that isn’t yet featured in Trivia Crack? Well, not to worry, as the option to upload user-created questions is there, and you can even translate and rate questions uploaded by other members of the community.

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Since its release, Trivia Crack has gone from strength-to-strength, currently sitting at ninth and third place in the US and Canada App Stores respectively. For a general idea of how respectable this achievement is, that means 50,000 new users flocked to the game per day in the US alone, with a whopping one download every second.

Trivia Crack has attracted 65 million users to date, and has been described as having “the most accurate name for an app ever,” by droidviews. You can’t argue with the facts, and the facts are that the world loves Trivia Crack, and the world is recommending Trivia Crack to it’s friends.

If you haven’t yet tried out this latest phenomenon, head on over to the App Store, [download], Google Play [download], Windows Phone Store [download] or Amazon Appstore [download], because your friends definitely have.

This week, Trivia Crack is offering it’s Facebook and Twitter fans a chance to win the PRO, Ad-Free version of the game. Simply click the link below to learn how to take part!

 
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Ten One Design has redesigned their new touch screen stylus, Pogo Connect 2. The stylus will be compatible with all iPads and uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology, making for a really long battery life.

The connection time for the stylus has been shortened to make it more responsive and lend a more realistic feel to painting. Ten One Design has also improved the palm rejection for iOS 8.

The Pogo Connect 2 uses the new B3 tip, which has five interchangeable magnetic tips to let you choose what kind of brush strokes you prefer to use. You can try your hand at painting with the stylus using a variety of apps like Procreate, Paper by FiftyThree, Noteshelf, and Air Stylus.

If you misplace your Pogo Connect 2 don’t fret. The stylus transmits a signal to the free Pogo Connect app to help you track it down, and once you do locate it the stylus has a smart clip to attach it to your iPad’s cover.

The Pogo Connect 2 will be available for pre-order for $79.95 on Nov. 25 and starts shipping in the beginning of December.

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Todoist Gets a Much Anticipated Update for iOS 8, iPhone 6/6 Plus and Celebrates With a Giveaway

Posted by on November 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Today Todoist, the popular To Do list app by Doist, has updated to version 9.5, which will give you a new UI with adaptive layouts to support iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

The update also adds support for Safari Action Extension and Interactive Push Notifications. You’ll be able to add text and images directly from your Safari app to Todoist tasks and task notes. Once your task is done you can use the “complete” action, or if you’re not quite ready to finish, hit the “Snooze” action.

To celebrate the update, Doist is giving away a brand new iPhone 6. To enter go to their blog and use their contest widget. The contest will last until November 26 at 9:00PM ET. The winner will be randomly drawn from all proper entries and will be announced in this post on November 27. You must currently be a Todoist user to be eligible to win.

You can download Todoist for free on the App Store.

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Hey there, virtual animal lovers:
Want to know what we liked about this virtual pet sim, and maybe a little of what we didn’t like so much? Check out our Hatchi 2 review!

So, you’ve downloaded Hatchi 2 and you feel in need of some guidance when it comes to what to do next? Don’t worry! We’re here to help with some general tips and tricks on how best to care for your delightful little pet.
 

Basic Maintenance

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The key is to make sure you keep your pet (or pets) happy and alive. Fortunately, it’s not too hard to do. Four things keep them happy enough.

  • Cleanliness – Keep your pet clean whenever their hygiene bar drops. This is just a matter of tapping the shower button then ‘scrubbing’ the pet with one finger. It’ll take a few seconds and your pet will be much happier afterwards. This is particularly worth doing after they’ve had a bathroom break.
  • Hunger – Feeding your pet is easy. Pick a type of food and drag it in front of their mouth. The pet will happily munch away at it and be all the cheerier for it. Most food is the same, but experimenting will feel more personal.
  • Energy Levels – Like all of us, your pet needs sleep and plenty of it. Make sure you send them to sleep sometimes. There’s a useful tip here for multiple pets, too. Whichever pet you leave active is your dominant pet, meaning the others can be left alone without their bars decreasing. It’s worth remembering so you don’t have to juggle quite so many needs at once.
  • Happiness – Happiness is boosted by playing games. We’ll go more into depth with that later, but remember that it doesn’t take long to play a quick game of something and it makes all the difference to your pet’s happiness levels.


Continue reading Hatchi 2: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies on Keeping Your Virtual Offspring Happy »

Petcube Begins Shipping, Just in Time for the Holidays

Posted by on November 19th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Petcube, the pet camera that you control with your mobile device, has been successfully backed on Kickstarter and has started shipping.

Petcube, Inc was able to raise $250k to produce their Petcube Camera, which allows you keep your pet company even when you’re not at home by talking and playing with them using a built-in laser pointer. While you drive your cat or dog crazy chasing that tiny red dot, you can record it to share with your friends or family online.

You can buy a Petcube Camera for $199 on Petcube.com, Amazon, and Fab.com, and download the app for free on the App Store.

Call of Duty makes a lot of money, and Clash of Clans makes a lot of money. So, logically, Activision thinks they can make a lot of money by putting those two things together. With Call of Duty: Heroes, that’s exactly what they’ve done. But will fans of bombastic shooters enjoy a tiny freemium tactics game and vice-versa? We go Oscar Mike to find out in this New Zealand edition of It Came From Canada!

While Call of Duty has gone everywhere from World War II to Vietnam to the near future, Call of Duty: Heroes takes place during the popular “Modern Warfare” era of the series. As the leader of a military base, players fortify their surroundings using the latest and greatest army toys. Bunkers, turrets, and thick walls defend HQ from roaming insurgents as well as other players in online battles. But as you’d expect from a game like this, there’s also a substantial offensive campaign as players engage in real-time strategy missions all over the globe. Successful assaults typically boil down to effective unit composition. Normal soldiers are cheap and easy to mass produce, but only armored soldiers can withstand heavy fire long enough to actually accomplish anything.

call of duty heroes (1)However, all of that is just the Clash of Clans formula that has now proven its success countless times. What does the Call of Duty license bring to the table? Well first off it actually creates this weird incongruous feeling. The detached, rational perspective of an omniscient commander in the sky doesn’t quite gel with the fast, visceral, and up-close cinematic action the series banks on with its tagline, “There’s a soldier in all of us.” Beyond that though, there are times when the game is more than just Call of Duty in name only. The leveling system works as a fine Prestige Mode substitute. The top-notch production values, with detailed visuals and an excellent frame rate, match the franchise’s high standards. Killstreaks and air strikes put players behind a turret and have them mow down targets from a familiar first-person perspective, and players can even enlist heroes from past games like John Price and his famous mustache.

call of duty heroes (2)Even if we have reached peak Call of Duty, the franchise still carries plenty of cache. We’ll see if that carries over to this new mobile spinoff when Call of Duty: Heroes launches everywhere soon.



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