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Jessica is an excitable role-playing, board, and video game player.

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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

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.

A New and Improved Wunderlist is Here for iOS 8

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

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

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

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

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

New Modes and Leader Boards in Update for Rules!

Posted by on September 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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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Monster Warlord is Celebrating its Two-Year Anniversary With Sales and Presents

Posted by on September 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Monster Warlord by GAMEVIL USA is having a massive party for its two-year anniversary. 

GAMEVIL has been wildly successful with the social monster battling game with over 16 million downloads, which makes Monster Warlord one of their most popular titles. To say thank you, they are giving away free Jewels and anniversary-edition monsters, welcome packages for new members, increasing success rates, and holding massive sales from now through September 22.

Join the party and download Monster Warlord today for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Marvel at the Visuals of Epic Zen Garden From Epic Games – Now Available in the App Store

Posted by on September 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Epic Games, makers of the Infinity Blade series, have released the visually stunning tech demo that is Epic Zen Garden for us all to play with.

Epic Zen Garden uses Metal and Unreal Engine 4 to render beautiful vistas and tranquil ponds that you tap to explore. Different areas come with little surprises such as touching the koi pond, which summons fish from the depths, or the sakura tree that lets loose a swirl of cherry blossoms when tapped. Players can rake patterns in the sand of their garden and enjoy the simple grace of the environment as any good zen gardener would do.

You can download Epic Zen Garden for free on the App Store now.

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ShareFile for iPad is iOS 8-Ready with New File-Editi​ng Feature

Posted by 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-Editi​ng 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.

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ETA for iOS 8 Introduces Today View Extension and is Having a 50% Off Sale

Posted by on September 17th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

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.

eta

via: Our Review

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.

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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.

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source: Readdle

A Major ‘Space Wolves’ Content Expansion is Now Available for Warhammer 40,000: Carnage

Posted by on September 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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.

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via: Our Review

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.

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source: KEMCO

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.

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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.

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via: Our Temple Run 2 Review

TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction Update Adds New Levels, a New Boss, and Special Events

Posted by on September 15th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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.

transformer

via: Our Review

Handelabra Games has announced that they are officially releasing Sentinels of the Multiverse for iOS in October. The app will be based off the super hero card game by Greater Than Games, LLC and will include 10 Heroes, 4 Villains, and 4 Environments – although Handelabra is already planning on making expansion packs with more content available as DLC.

Handelabra is also offering an exclusive promo card to the first 5,000 people who purchase the game: The Super Scientific Tachyon. This hero has the “Experiment” power, which allows a player to reveal the bottom 2 cards of any deck and if those cards share a keyword, they can be immediately played.

Sentinels of the Multiverse is set to be priced at $9.99 and will hit the App Store on October 16.

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source: Handelabra Games

Rejoice, Kittens! Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker is Here to Rock Your Simulated Dating World

Posted by on September 12th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Magic Notion has released their first game (and it’s an odd one): Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker. This dating sim gives you power over peoples’ lives as you match them through your very own dating agency. You’ll get help from the sassy drag queen diva Kitty Powers and her little black book of lonely hearts. As you find love for these desperate patrons you will unlock upgrades for your salon and gift shop, and find new locales to send your clients. You can even connect to Facebook friends to see who’s the matching maestro!

With lines like “Lorks! An errant Arachnid!” being blurted out during dates, the trailer for Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker has already won my heart.

You can download Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker for $2.99 on the App Store.

SettleForge is a single-player board game where players take on the role of the king as they try to reinvigorate their country’s economy. In puzzle game fashion, players must place hexagonal tiles with different buildings on them, but you must keep in mind building regulations and economical dependencies to find the best locations. Will your nation prosper. Will your subjects rejoice? That is for you to decide.

SettleForge supports DICE+, a digital game controller meant to simulate rolling a die. It hooks up via Bluetooth and uses motion detectors to know what you’ve rolled. You can pick up a DICE+ controller on their website for $39.99

While there is no official release date as of yet, you can follow their updates on the SettleForge Facebook page.

settleforge

source: Settleforge

Disney Interactive has released a new infographic detailing the statistics of the Galactic Civil War in Star Wars: Commander.

The Empire has pulled ahead with more than 57% of the player base. Russia, Austria, Germany, Finland and the Ukraine have all joined the Empire (either willingly or unwillingly), but there is some hope. The Rebel Alliance has India, most of South America, and Africa fighting against the empire.

Strangely, North Dakota seems to be the only bastion of Rebel forces amidst the rest of the United States, which has gone full on Dark Side.

You can check out more info on the Disney Interactive blog, and you can download Star Wars: Commander off the App Store for free.

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source: Disney Interactive

MOGA has announced that the MOGA REBEL – a full-sized, console-style, premium game controller for iOS – will be releasing on September 17. The bluetooth wireless controller has dual analog sticks, L1/R1 and L2/R2 buttons, a D-pad, and four action buttons.

Eric Bensussen, President and Co-Founder of PowerA said, “We’ve seen an influx of triple-A games coming to the portable gaming market, including 2K’s recently released BioShock for iOS, and we’re thrilled to usher in the MOGA REBEL as the next best-in-class controller, enabling a rich, console-style experience on iOS devices. With the addition of MOGA REBEL to our iOS controller family, which also includes the more portable MOGA ACE POWER, we’re giving gamers two quality controllers with a choice of size and features to suit their individual needs.”

The MOGA REBEL will be available for purchase on September 17 for $79.99. You can check out which games are currently MOGA compatible here.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is Now Available for the iPhone

Posted by on September 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Beamdog Games has updated Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition to support iPhones.

The update also includes a lot of other upgrades, including the ability to change font sizes, switching between the mage’s spellbook and priest spells is easier, and of course some bug fixes. NPCs have been updated as well. Now if they are blinded they will roam around until they happen upon someone to attack. Also, Drizzt Do’Urden finally has his classic scimitars to closer represent his character in the Forgotten Realms book series.

There are plenty more improvements to explore in the game. You can check out Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for $9.99 on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

The Apple Watch. Love it or hate it, the smart watch/fitness band has already caught the attention of the popular running app Zombies, Run! by Six to Start.

The app encourages runners to keep up the pace by playing a series of radio messages and voice recordings designed to make you feel like you are being chased by a horde of man-eating zombies. The game includes missions a ZombieLink Social feature which lets you share your progress with your friends.

Seems like a perfect fit for the Apple Watch, yes?

zomwatch

source: Zombies, Run! Blog

Fans of the SimCity series will be thrilled to hear that EA’s SimCity BuildIt, a mobile version of the game, will be coming to the iOS soon. Players will be able to build their city in high quality 3D graphics, and the app allows you to pinch, zoom, and rotate your city 360 degrees so you can see it in all its glory.

You will, of course, still have to worry about keeping your citizens happy by managing and expanding your city.

EA hasn’t announced a release date or pricing for SimCity BuildIt yet, but they assure us it is coming “soon.”

simcitybuildit

source: EA

The original soundtrack for Glorkian Warrior, the funky shoot ‘em up from Pixeljam Games, is now available on Bandcamp. Jam out to the chiptune music composed by Mark DeNardo, a Brooklyn-based composer and performer. Mark used a GameBoy and the program Little Sound DJ to create the 15 songs on the album.

The “Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork” OST is available for download on Bandcamp right now, for $5.00.

glorkian

via: Our Review
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