Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 17th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Citrix’s ShareFile for iPad has been redesigned to support iOS 8. The a file-sharing app now has a new user interface that uses patent-pending contextual menus to navigate through the app faster and easier.
ShareFile also has the new File-Editing feature that allows users to create and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents from within the app, share and sync multiple files at once, and send files from different email apps on your iPad. It basically wants to be a one-stop-shop for all your document managing needs.
Check out ShareFile for iPad for free on the App Store today.
To accompany the release of iOS 8, Eastwood has released a new update for ETA. The personal driving assistant now has a Today View extension that shows your top three locations.
ETA integrates with your favorite map apps so that you can click on a location on a map and get the ETA and directions without ever opening the app, and they have included the ability to drag and drop locations via a pin.
In celebration, ETA will be on sale throughout the iOS 8 launch week, which runs from the 17th to the 24th. You can pick up ETA for $0.99 right now on the App Store.
2K announced today that they are bringing NHL 2K to iOS this fall. The game has received a graphics boost and 2K has added a bunch of new features.
NHL 2K includes Classic game modes, NHL Winter Classic, Free Skate and Shootout, as well as the new My Career mode. There is also a new three-on-three competitive Mini-Rink game, allowing players to challenge their friends in a turn-based shootout. The game will have live roster updates so players can routinely customize their team.
NHL 2K will integrate MFi Controller compatibility, NHL GameCenter LIVE connectivity, and iCloud support and is set to be priced at $7.99.
Keep an eye out and your opponent checked, because NHL 2K will be available on the App Store later this fall.
With the iOS 8 dropping today, Readdle has dramatically overhauled all of their apps to have more functionality and integrate with your iCloud Drive
Scanner Pro, the app that turns your iPhone or iPad into a portable scanner, now has Scanner Pro editing extension. This allows you to scan your photos from Photo Library and save them to your iCloud Drive.
PDF Expert 5, a PDF reader and editor, now has Zoom Writing, AirTurn support, bookmarks management, and other iOS 8 exclusives.
Documents 5 can now be your main app for managing files iCloud Drive and other apps.
Calendars 5 has received the new iOS 8 Today View widget and Notification Center widget. These widgets make it easier to view and schedule tasks and notifications.
Printer Pro now has iCloud Drive support, making it a fast and simple way to print your documents from anywhere.
Lastly, PDF Converter now has PDF Converter extension, so that you can convert things like photos from your camera roll with one click.
There are a lot of new features to explore in the Readdle update suite. Check them all out on the App Store.
Be vewy, vewy qwiet. I’m hunting wunners featuwing wabbits, and luckily, it’s duck season wunner season. Zynga has unveiledLooney Tunes Dash!: a runner featuring Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Road Runner, and more.
Following on from fan feedback, the developers have aimed to give players a game that has a sense of progression – meaning that, unlike many runners, levels do have a completion point. By completing levels, players can unlock new characters and landscapes iconic to fans of the animation classics.
Looney Tunes Dash! is set to release in select countries (and Tazmania?) this week in Acme’s Apple’s App Store. For those asking “What’s up Doc?”, more details are set to be announced in the coming months. Hopefully in the form of a note attached to a falling anvil.
At this point I’m relatively certain most of the country is familiar with Destiny. And for those looking to augment their game a bit, Bungie has changed their Bungie Mobile Companion App to Destiny Companion.
Roadhouse Interactive has released the new Space Wolves update for Warhammer 40,000: Carnage. In this new update, you can play as the Lone Space Wolf as he brings down vengeance for his fallen brothers armed with the new Power Axe and the Hunter Killer Servitor Support Drone.
The new Support Drones feature (which is available for all characters) lets players equip one of the 100 available Drone to aid them in battle. The drones come in 4 varieties: Melee, Ranged, Blocking, and Healing.
The update has also raised the level cap to 50, so get out there and cause some havoc with the new Space Wolves update.
You can download Warhammer 40,000: Carnage for $6.99 on the App Store.
KEMCO RPGs Destiny Fantasia, Infinite Dunamis, Bonds of the Skies, and Grinsia are all currently on sale for 88% off their normal prices.
In Destiny Fantasia you play Lidim, a weapon shop worker who accidentally overhears a secret negotiation between two countries that may end in war. The game has an interesting leveling system, which gives characters strength and attributes after each enemy encounter.
Infinite Dunamis is the story of Luke, an engineer who stumbles across an amazing robot, and features a plot that threatens the entire world (of course).
Bonds of the Skies has players taking on the role of main character Eil as he travels with his friends and their Grimoas (gods) to save his town and fight an evil demon.
In Grinsia, a family of treasure hunters searchers an ancient ruin for the ultimate loot. The game allows you to play as multiple characters, and each one has a slightly different take on the story to make the game re-playable for different experiences.
All four games are on sale for $0.99, but the sale won’t be around forever. So check out these Kemco titles while it lasts.
The Misfit Flash is the newly-released fitness and sleep monitor from Misfit.
Similar to the Misfit Shine, Flash can be worn anywhere, including the user’s wrist, keychain, or lapel. It also has many of the same features as the Shine. The user can track their steps, sleep patterns, calories burned, and because Flash is waterproof it can even track swimming. Flash comes in several colors including lemon-lime Zest, funky Fuschia, and minimalist Frost to make matching your unique style easy.
“Flash is the only fully featured activity and sleep tracker in the world for under $50, making it an incredible value,” said Tim Golnik, VP of Product and Design at Misfit.
The Misfit Flash will be available in October, but you can pre-order yours now on the Misfit site for $49.99.
An update has arrived for PKSArena‘s Assault Vector, bringing various improvements to the hex-based strategy game.
The enemy AI, one of the main negatives pointed out in our review, has been improved, with two new enemies also added. The upgrade system has been balanced as well, with cheating now no longer possible with the Hyper Jump. In addition to this, the overall look and feel of the game has been given an upgrade, with new leaderboards available for players to conquer.
Assault Vector is available on the App Store for $0.99.
Polish developers Tequila Games have unveiled Earthcore: Shattered Elements – a collectible card game for iOS that is set to come out early next year.
The unique point to Earthcore is the ‘Card Crafting’ feature, which will allow players to utilize the cards in their collection and fuse cards together to form new, more powerful cards, with over half a million of these combinations available. The game also features a Rock, Paper, Scissors-esque element system, with cards belonging to fire, water, and nature elements. In addition to this, the game also has a ‘Risk’ system, with cards with more special powers creating a higher loss to the player if they’re defeated, meaning players will have to be careful when using these more powerful cards.
Lukas Deszczulka, the CEO of Tequila Games, had this to say on their upcoming CCG:
Following on from our history of creating successful casual games, Earthcore: Shattered Elements represents a big step forward and a very significant investment for Tequila Games. We are targeting both mid and hardcore players with a AAA title in a genre our team knows and loves. We’re currently working with some very experienced tabletop game design experts to innovate the CCG genre and we’ve invested heavily in the single player story-driven campaign, which is often neglected in games of this type. We’re sure that both new and experienced players alike will find Earthcore:Shattered Elements very different to anything that they’ve played before.
Earthcore: Shattered Elements is set to launch on iPhone and iPad in the first quarter of 2015.
In some way or another, most Japanese RPGs owe something to Final Fantasy. But with Terra Battle, the now-common mix of Western medieval fantasy with Eastern anime aesthetic feels earned. After all, its developer, Mistwalker, was founded by the Final Fantasy mastermind himself, Hironobu Sakaguchi. While this upcoming strategy game is definitely more modest than its ancestors, it’s still worth noticing when a company with this pedigree flexes its muscles. So that’s what we did in this latest edition of It Came From Canada!
As modern RPG plots become as integral to their respective games as they are incomprehensible, Terra Battle harkens back to an earlier time when fighting monsters was as good a reason as any to recruit tavern patrons to your party. There is a story, but those who choose to skip it can still find the game worthwhile.
And besides, the vast majority of the time is spent in the battlefield brawls that make up each chapter. Terra Battle‘s take on turn-based strategy feels like a cross between Fire Emblem and a board game like Reversi. Enemies and party members appear as squares on a grid. During each turn, players can move one square wherever they like while they still have time. To attack, players simply flank an enemy with two units.
The game also uses a weapon triangle system where certain attacks trump others, like rock-paper-scissors. However, proper positioning is the real focus. Beyond basic movement, players can explore other tactical options and quirks like passing units through each other to shift their locations or creating larger support clusters to attack multiple foes at once. Occasionally, powerful orbs will materialize on the grid, and by working those into their formations players can unleash even more devastating attacks perfect for boss fights.
To improve their party, players can also participate in daily challenges in special zones to earn more experience or loot. But really, the deep, intense, and highly strategic combat is the draw. It’s so good players may not even notice or care how lovely but generic the illustrated artwork is or how dull the barren grid itself becomes after staring at it for countless hours.
Terra Battle may not be some endless epic about saving the world from calamity, but it is a tight little test of wits. And it’s coming to the App Store soon, so be on the lookout.
Want to see what we thought about exploring the dimension between life and death? Check out our Phantom Rift review!
Phantom Rift from Foursaken Media is a deep adventure/role-playing game that centers around intense battles with enemy monsters. It plays a good deal like Capcom’s Mega Man Battle Network, which thrived on the Game Boy Advance, and veterans of that series should be able to sink right into Foursaken’s title.
But that doesn’t mean surviving the Rift is easy. Here are some tips that will help keep you alive in this strange, dark world.
The questions at the beginning of the game seem to influence the magic spells you receive – When you begin playing Phantom Rift, you’re asked a brief series of questions about who you are. Do you like fighting with friends, or alone? Do you prefer fighting close-up, or from afar? The way in which you answer these questions seems to impact which spells you start the game with. For instance, if you say you prefer fighting up close, you should start off with an assortment of sword spells.
Stuck? Talk to Wispin – Wispin is your guide in the Rift. If you’re unsure of what to do next, tap on him to chat. He can help light the way. [Editor's Note: *rimshot*]
Use energy sparingly - Early in Phantom Rift, you receive a ring that restores health at the cost of 30 energy. This is a valuable tool, and can mean the difference between life and death. That said, energy is very valuable as it’s also used to buy spells, weapons, and armor. Instead of healing yourself with energy-consuming items, try restoring your health in-battle using spells.
Imangi Studios and National Geographic Kids have partnered together to turn the Temple Run series into an informative and exciting book called Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds. They have also created a new character for Temple Run 2, Maria Selva, based off the protagonist in the book.
“The goal of this partnership is to get students excited about reading and learning,” said Walter Devins, director of licensing at Imangi Studios. “Teaming up with National Geographic is an amazing way to let our fans discover some of the awe-inspiring locations throughout the world that have influenced Temple Run.”
You can purchase the book for $12.99 on the National Geographic site, and download Temple Run 2 for free on the App Store.
TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction, by Mobage Inc., has received its the first major update. The popular game now includes Stinger, a new challenging boss, the epic assault feature, and the ability to use Energon Shards to upgrade your character.
Mobage has also added levels from the film including Hong Kong and Lockdown’s Ship, and introduces Special Events to the game. The first of these special events is the Hunted Survival Missions, where players take on waves of enemies in an attempt to survive as long as possible. This special event is only available until Wednesday, September 17, and players can earn big in-game rewards for a high ranking on the leader boards.
You can download TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction for free on the App Store.