Just in time for Halloween, on October 16 Avenged Sevenfold will be launching their gothic action adventure,  Hail To The King: Deathbat.

Players take on the role of Deathbat as they fight their way through the depths of the underworld and collect swords and powers to destroy the hellish servitors of Dark Andronikos and reclaim their kingdom.

You can check out a preview of the game’s soundtrack, which features music by Avenged Sevenfold, on Sound Cloud.

Hail to the King: Deathbat hits the App Store October 16 for $4.99.

Talisman Has Gone Universal – Can Now be Played on the iPhone

Posted by on September 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★☆☆ :: A CLASSIC CLASH :: Read Review »

Talisman, by Nomad Games, is a great way to play a classic board game – and now with the new update, iPhone users can also enjoy the adventure.

The update also includes a lot of upgrades and bug fixes, such as the addition of two new characters – the Black Witch and Apprentice Mage – and Nomad Games has improved the movement animation of all the pieces. They’ve also made it easier to create, join, and pause an online game so you can spend less time connecting and more time having fun.

You can download Talisman for $6.99 on the App Store.

via: Our Review

Backflip Studios, makers of DragonVale, Paper Toss, and NinJump, are introducing their newest game, Epic Island. Players form a team of five heroes to fight the forces of the evil sorcerer, Cedric Sparklehands, for control of the island.

Each of the heroes will have unique combat and magical skills and can be equipped with weapons and armor that you forge and upgrade to your heart’s content. They can even adopt pets as companions for the perilous journey ahead.

Players will also be able to go head-to-head to see who the best hero really is when they challenge their friends and other players from around the world in the Battle Arena.

You can check out Epic Island for free on the App Store on September 25.

Ahoy There, Seadogs:
Interested in knowing our thoughts on all this plundering and pirating? Check out our Plunder Pirates Review!

Have you just downloaded the rather enjoyable pirate-em-up Plunder Pirates and are in need of some assistance? Never fear, for we’re here with a few tips and tricks to make your early days as a bloodthirsty pirate a bit easier!

Starting Out

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  • When you first start, you get the aid of a protective shield for the early moments of your pirating career. Take advantage of it! It won’t be there forever and it’ll cost precious gems to erect a new one. Don’t attack others during this time as your shield will drop.
  • Use that safe time to build up your resources. Grog and gold are everything in this game when it comes to getting anywhere.
  • The game is pretty generous at dishing out gems early on. Use that plentiful supply to hire a second builder to help you build more things at once.
  • Use the remaining gems to start saving towards a third builder. Don’t bother rushing production; it’s just not worth it. Be patient.


Continue reading Plunder Pirates: Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats to be the Greatest Pirate Out There »

A New and Improved Wunderlist is Here for iOS 8

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

iOS 8 has been a game changer for a lot of apps, and Wunderlist, by 6 Wunderkinder, is one of the first apps to fully support it. They have introduced the new Today widget that allows users to simply swipe down from any screen to see all the to-dos they have lined up for the day. Users can also interact directly with their to-dos without actually having to open Wunderlist to save time.

Making to-do lists is also easier than ever. When you see something you want to save online or in another app you can tap the share icon, add any other details you feel are pertinent, and add it straight to Wunderlist.

6 Wunderkinder is also excited to announce that a Wunderlist for the Apple Watch is in the works. When the watch ships in early 2015 you ‘ll be able to take your Wunderlist with you without the need of a bulky iPad or iPhone.

You can check out Wunderlist for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Evernote Update for iOS 8 Adds Web Clipping, Quick Notes, and More

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

An update to the Evernote app has arrived alongside the release of iOS 8, with clipping, quick notes, and new notifications headlining the new features.

Users will now be able to use the web clipping feature to simply save any webpage that they’re on, straight from the Share icon. This feature isn’t limited to webpages however, as it also works with photos, documents, PDFs, and other parts of iOS 8. Meanwhile, by swiping down from the top of the screen and going to the notification center, users can add a quick note bar for Evernote, allowing them to start a new note straight from there.

The app also contains a couple of new features for premium users. For these users, the app now attempts to find notes related to what you’re currently working on and can be locked and unlocked using Touch ID on devices that support it.

The Evernote app is available to download from the App Store for free now.

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via: Our Review

When iOS 8 went live, Readdle introduced the Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle. This bundle includes some of their best apps – PDF Expert 5, Scanner Pro, Printer Pro, and Calendars 5 – for only $19.99. That’s a 25% discount, plus if you already have a few, users can use the “Complete My Bundle” option to get additional apps at discounted rates.

Apple has featured the bundle as their “Essential Bundle” on the App Store. So check out the Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle today.

SKIT! Now with Godzilla Movie Action!

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

As Warner Bros. has released the Blu-ray version of the blockbuster 2014 Godzilla, SKIT!, the animated messaging app by Storytime Studios, has  released skitable Godzilla assets. Now users will be able to us the SKIT! story app to make videos with Godzilla, backgrounds, props, effects, and more.

SKIT! Co-founder Robin Johnson said, “This really is a case of opposites attract, a merger that brings together a destructive force of nature with some of the most creative people on the planet. Showcasing Godzilla’s powers of destruction and chaos should make for some epic fun. But I also challenge SKIT! members to think outside the box and design skits with Godzilla that are funny, clever, sarcastic and silly. There really are no limits to what a SKIT! member can do with a radiation-gobbling alpha predator.”

SKIT! is available for free on the App Store now.

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Age of Zombies Goes Update Crazy and Launches Zombie Month

Posted by on September 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: STEAKFRIES! :: Read Review »

Halfbrick Studios has six big updates coming this month for Age of Zombies, so they have officially declared it Zombie Month! And the first of these updates is live now.

This update adds adding local multiplayer so two zombie hunters can join forces as Barry Steakfries and Abraham Lincoln to blow away the undead menace. Players can share touch controls on the same device or use any supported game controller such as the Logitech PowerShell, Razer Kazuyo, SteelSeries Stratus.

During Zombie Month, Halfbrick Studios will also offer global community challenges, daily prize giveaways and code drops, and behind-the-scenes interviews on their website.

With 5 more updates coming our way, Zombie Month is going to be jam packed with undead awesomeness. You can download Age of Zombies for $0.99 on the App Store.

via: Our Review

iOS 8 Brings Metal Updates, Bundles, and Widgets from Gameloft

Posted by on September 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: LESS QQ, MORE PEW PEW :: Read Review »

A whole host of newness has arrived on the App Store today, courtesy of Gameloft.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout now contains Metal graphics, allowing the game to have over five times the particles on screen at any one time – thus resulting in improved heat rays, denser explosions, and richer weather effects. Asphalt 8: Airborne also contains new Metal support, with a new season devoted to Metal that allows players to take on 23 cars at the same time rather than the usual eight.

App Bundles are another new feature for iOS 8, and two Gameloft bundles are already available to purchase. Fans of the Modern Combat series can grab the Modern Combat Pack, which contains the third, fourth, and fifth installments in the series for a total of $9.99. Action fans, meanwhile, can grab the Action Pack, which contains Modern Combat 5 and Gangstar Vegas for $7.99.

Speaking of Gangstar Vegas, it has also received an update that adds a widget for the game. As a result, players are now able to see and enter events, as well as claim rewards from them, directly from their notifications screen. These events have also been boosted by the addition of a new gangs system, allowing groups to go for exclusive rewards in weekly events.

Sling Adds Chromecast Support Through Slingplaye​r Mobile Apps

Posted by on September 18th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Sling Media has added support for Chromecast through their Slingplayer app for iPhone and iPad. Chromecast allows you to send content to your TV straight from your mobile device, and Slingplayer lets you turn that around and watch TV on your mobile device.

With the two combined you can use the Slingplayer as a remote control for changing the channel, navigating the guide, or accessing the DVR connected to the Slingbox, and you can send videos to the TV via the new ‘Cast’ icon within the app. Conveniently, the Slingplayer app can run in the background so you can keep doing important things like playing Angry Birds while you watch TV.

The SlingTV unit can also be controlled with the app, like a remote in case you own one.

You can download Slingplayer on the App Store for $14.99.

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via: Our Slingplayer Review source: Sling Media

iphonethiefThe iPhone 6 is out tomorrow, and plenty of people are excited about it. So much so that they’re planning to – or already have – traded in their old iPhone to go towards it. The thing about trading in hardware is it’s very important to make sure your personal information isn’t still on there once it leaves your hands. You generally have nothing to worry about when going through reputable businesses, but these days it never hurts to make sure.

Chances are you’ll have to wait a bit if you didn’t already preorder your iPhone 6, and in the meantime you’ll probably be updating to iOS 8. If so, you’ll want to know how to clear all the data from your phone with the new iOS before you hand it off for a downpayment.

Continue reading How to Completely Delete Your iPhone’s Contents With iOS 8 Before Trading in for an iPhone 6 »

It Came From Canada: Overkill 3

Overkill 3 is like every trope of big modern gaming rolled into one. It’s a sequel to an action-packed military shooter. It’s flashy and scripted and flaunts its sophisticated graphics. And it’s a mobile game with a heavy emphasis on in-app purchases. But does it still manage to forge its own identity within that sea of marketing points? We find out in this edition of It Came From Canada!

In its biggest break from past Overkill games, Overkill 3 is a third-person shooting gallery rather than a first-person one. Movement is automatic, so players just aim and decide when to pop in and out of cover. But now they can see their vulgar, macho, soldier hero with his scarred Mohawk head instead of just imagining him. The shift also provides a slew of new tactical options. Firing down the sights, from the hip, or from behind cover each has its own balance of safety and effectiveness. More indirect assaults, like grenades and explosive barrels, also take on new dimensions for players and their enemies alike.

overkill 3 2But the real benefit of the pulled out camera is the wider variety of moments it’s able to present. Players get a better look at the game’s graphically detailed and impressively lit environments from desert Shanty Towns with secret Windows 95 jokes to vaguely futuristic cities. Calling in airstrikes or firing off rocket launchers also becomes more exciting when seen in their full glory. The game’s levels bounce between standard missions, wave-based survival modes, and even turret sequences for those that miss the first-person feel. But nothing justifies the new perspective more than the occasional quick-time events where players swipe the screen, causing their hero to dramatically leap out of the way of sniper fire. It’s bombastic and ridiculous in the same blockbuster action movie way other AAA games are. And given its content and fall release, Overkill 3 definitely wants to be in that company.

overkill 3 3Developer Craneballs says the limited number of levels in this soft launch version will be expanded during later releases, but players can still get more from the experience by buying and experimenting with different tools. Equipping new armor, lovingly rendered guns, and side weapons can really change a fight, and players can level-up via repeated playthroughs to give them access to even more goodies.

The past generation of games proved people can’t get enough of modern military shooters, but will this generation prove that players have now had their fill even on mobile? Overkill 3 will have to find that out for itself when it fully launches later this year.

New Modes and Leader Boards in Update for Rules!

Posted by on September 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: DECEPTIVELY FIENDISH :: Read Review »

Rules!, the fast and adorable puzzle game by TheCodingMonkeys, has updated to include a lot of new stuff.

The game now has Beginner and Timeless modes so that players have more options if they’d prefer a more relaxing game, and has instituted leader boards so you can see where you stand on your puzzle-solving abilities. The user interface has gotten an upgrade too, with a more visible flash when rules change, improved shake detection, faster screen transitions and, faster transition to bats.

You can check out all the new stuff for Rules! on the app store for $1.99.

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via: Our Review

Activision has revealed the new Kaos Doom Challenge for Skylanders Trap Team. The challenge lets players battle through increasingly difficult waves of Kaos’ minions. If using their army of Skylanders and defensive towers, the Portal Masters fail to destroy the minions and Kaos will open the “Mystery Box of Doom,” which will is full of gigantic boss monsters!

According to Emperor Kaos, “A recent evil study of a thousand trolls revealed that nine out of ten agree that I am the most powerful and impressive evildoer to have ever conquered Skylands. Naturally, I had every tenth one banished to my “Kaos Doom Challenge” to test the effectiveness of my 100 waves of ultimate evil doom – and they were never heard from again. So let’s just say EVERYONE agrees – I am the most powerful and impressive evil doer ever.”

With the coming release of Skylanders Trap Team on October 5, it sounds like the Emperor needs a thrashing.

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