It’s not here yet but there’s that developing sneaky feeling that the Apple Watch, despite its price tag and low battery life, might yet change quite a lot about how we conduct our lives. While I don’t think it’s going to be an overnight transformation, I can see it being a slow but steady process. One such area where the Apple Watch could make all the difference is when it comes to convenience while traveling. Here are a few ways in which it could simplify our traveling life.
Mad Skills Motocross 2 fans got some good news this week as Turborilla has given the game its biggest update yet. Now you'll have access to Versus mode where you can compete against your friends in timed challenges. Turborilla has implemented a leveling system and added a new, faster motorcycle called the #8. You can also try out 12 new tracks in the Pro Career division and speed across the new desert environment.
You can check out the new and improved Mad Skills Motocross 2 for free.
Bobaka is releasing a new interactive book called Green Riding Hood in May. The app teaches kids about yoga andorganic style of life through mini-games and a fun take on the classic Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. In this story, however, the wolf won't be eating anyone.
It's time to put the Darkness back in its place now that Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night has officially made it to iOS.
The first Chainsaw Warrior was a card-driven game of strategy and chance that had you single-handedly storming a building full of horrors in an attempt to stop the apocalypse. The basic idea is the same, but this time you've got lots more goodies to play around with. Things like new weapons, powers, and equipment. There's also a revamped combat system and new areas to explore (i.e. get killed in).
You can grab Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night off the App Store for $5.99. So strap on your body armor and start sharpening your blade, because the Darkness isn't going to defeat itself now is it?
George R. R. Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire, by Random House, is a mobile guide to the epic series. The new update gives you the Journeys map feture that will let you track the movements of 25 different characters. But don't worry, you can protect yourself from spoilers by filtering the map by chapter. The new map is part of the "A Game of Thrones InfoPack" ($1.99), so if you have already purchased it or the "Five-Novel InfoPack" ($4.99), you'll get the map for free.
You can download George R. R. Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire for free.
Battle Odyssey, Gameloft'snewest puzzle RPG, is coming to the App Store next week. Set in the world of Pondera, you will need to control the power of the elements to defend the world from evil. You'll be able to entlist over 500 allies to aid you in your quest to save the world, and each one comes with their own elemental affinities and powers. It plays similarly to a match-3, where you connect like-colored Orbs to battle. You can play the story or challenge your friends in PvP, and eventually Gameloft plans to add limited-time events and special events that can earn your rare allies.
Battle Odyssey will launch next Thursday, April 23.
It's only been a couple of days since Gamevil released MLB Perfect Inning 15, so building up a decent roster could still take a little time. If you'd like to speed things up a bit, then we've got a deal for you. How does five free Pro drafts sound? It sounds good, right?
Just follow the instructiones below to redeem your promo code and get a bit of a leg-up. Note that you may need to restart the game in order to redeem the rewards.
Hitman GO is a surprisingly cool (yet also incredibly drastic) departure from the Hitman series. It's well worth playing for any puzzle game fans out there, and at the moment you can get your hands - or garrotte if you will - on it for a mere $0.99. I'd suggest giving it a shot if you're even remotely curious about it.
IFTTT has announcedDo Button and Do Note for the Apple Watch. Do Button lets you make your own personalized button that can connect to things like your Google Drive, control the temperature in your home with Nest Thermostat, or turn the lights on with Philips Hue.Do Note acts as a notepad that connects to Evernote, Twitter, Google Calendar, and a multitude of channels. With Do Note you'll be able to do things like quickly create events in Google Calendar, create short notes in Evernote, and share tweets on twitter.
Even though the Apple Watch is not here yet, you can try bothDo Button and Do Note on your iPad for free right now.
How Many Days, Hours, and Minutes Are Left Until the Apple Watch Releases? Keep Track With Countdown
Countdown, by Yves Tscherry, is now available on the App Store. The app keeps track of countdowns to your favorite things such as someones birthday or days till the New Year. You can display the time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years or you can watch them all at once. The app is available for the iPhone, iPad, and the Apple Watch (when it comes out).
You can download Countdown for $0.99 on the App Store.
Misfit has just given their app a complete overhaul. Misfit 2.0now has a brand new interface with a sleek design and is easier to navigate. You'll be able to sync your Misfit device and look up health and fitness information faster than ever before. Just open the app and the home screen will display your daily activity and sleep in a story view.
It now also offers you a monthly progress view, in addition to daily and weekly, and provides more detailed information including total distance traveled and average sleep. You can use the social button to connect to your social media and share your progress with freinds and family.
There is a lot to explore in the new Misfit app, which you can download now for free.
The Apple Watch is less than a month from hitting store shelves, and once you get your hands on it you're probably going to want some apps and games to install. Fear not! We've compiled a list of all the Apple Watch apps and games we've been able to find so far.
App Store Description:
RULES! is a cute puzzle game that's challenging, fast-paced and fun.
• Choose your preferred type of game: Beginner, Expert or Timeless •
Follow RULES! into a hundred level-deep maze of cuteness and order:
• Multi-touch interface at its finest
• Color perception assistance mode
• Whales, Unicorns, Robots and Squirrels!
• A plethora of surprising new game mechanics
• Includes a daily brain workout mini-game for Apple Watch •
2K's newest wrestling sim, WWE 2K, is now available on the App Store. The game lets you play with a full roster of wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, the Undertaker, Sting, and John Cena - or create your own. You can take your favorite wrestler and play in the career mode; piledriving your way to fame. And if you need a bigger challenge there are also live multiplayer matches.
“As the first simulation-based WWE video game for mobile devices, WWE 2K provides an opportunity to experience virtual WWE action anywhere and at any time,” said Greg Thomas, President at Visual Concepts, in a press release. “Inspired by the gameplay and authenticity of WWE 2K for consoles, WWE 2K offers WWE and mobile gaming enthusiasts a variety of popular WWE Superstars, game modes and more in a premium mobile format.”
You can get your hands on WWE 2Kright now for $7.99.
Pocket Gems has announced their newest 3D real-time strategy game, War Dragons. Pocket Gems built the game with Metal on their proprietary Mantis Engine to offer high-end mobile 3D graphics and smooth synchronous online multiplayer.
You'll have to defend your kingdom by banding together with your friends to form guilds, customizing your army, and breeding dragons. The dragons are the real stars of the show, having over 70 different kinds to breed, train, and add to your forces. You'll be able to play both PVP and team-based multiplayer as well.
War Dragons is raining fire down onto the App Store right now. Apple Watch users take note: it will also integrate with Apple's new wearable. Once you actually get your Apple Watch, of course.
Last week Bandai Namco celebrated Global Gamers Day in Las Vegas, showcasing a number of new games in their lineup for 2015. And a few mobile games as well.
First off, there was talk of a big update for PAC-MAN. It's not out yet, but once it's live players will be able to take advantage of an improved interface that makes choosing between available mazes a bit easier, pick from three revamped difficulties (Easy, Hard, and Original), and will have access to online tournaments against other players. A similar interface update is planned for Ms. PAC-MAN, but there's been no confirmation of the tournement mode making it's way over. At least not yet.
Also on the PAC-MAN front, PAC-MAN CEDX should finally be coming out this summer. A big part of the delay is because Bandai Namco has been listening to fan feedback and has completely scrapped the free-to-play model in favor of a premium download. It's going to offer controller support, too!
Cinemagic was also on display. This silly match-3 movie-making game seems largely unchanged from the version that was shown off last year at E3, but it still looks like fun. And from what I've played of it, I think it will be. It's still all about picking actors and themes, then matching the appropriate symbols within a set move limit to make your movie as efficiently (and as good) as you can, and I'm okay with that.
Finally, we got to see a very early build of an upcoming tower defense game based around "Pixels," the new film staringAdam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, and Peter Dinklage that's due out this summer. Granted it was still in an alpha state (maybe even pre-alpha), but it seems to have potential. On top of the typical tower defense stuff - and a little Kingdom Rush style use of controllable heroes (or "Arcaders") - it also provides players with the option to designate target priorities. This means you can set turrets to target random enemies, those that are fastest, and so on. It's probably not the first tower defense game to try this, but it's an interesting feature nonetheless.