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It’s Time to Hit the Slopes with Snowboard Party

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

Catch the action of snowboarding without all that going out into the cold nonsense. Snowboard Party, by Ratrod Studio, has been released for iOS so now you and your friends can test your skills in full HD graphics. Compete to top the leader boards or complete the more than 75 level objectives and earn all the achievements.

As you practice, your snowboarder gains experience. You can level them up and customize their outfit to be the most badass snowboarder at the party. The game also has a freestyle mode that lets you do tricks on rails, jumps, boxes, logs, rocks, and more. You’ll have your choice of 11 snowboarders and a ton of gear to equip them with.

Check out Snowboard Party for $1.99 on the App Store.

Stone Age: The Board Game Celebrates Two Years on iOS with a Week Long Sale

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

Stone Age: The Board Game, by Campfire Creations, was released two years ago today. To celebrate, they’re putting the game on sale for one week only.

In Stone Age you can play solo, against AI, or against your friends in a challenge to see who can be the best leader of their tribe. If you have iOS 6 or higher you can also play against others in competitive league play with Elo rankings.

Can you get Grogg to invent fire? Will Mogg’s tribe starve? Find out by downloading Stone Age for $2.99 while you still can.

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via: Our Review

Trials Frontier Update Adds Player Vs Player Mode in its Latest Update

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

A new update has arrived for RedLynx‘s Trials Frontier, adding a PvP mode that allows players to directly compete against each other. PvP races in-game are organized by the mysterious Zudina, who has appeared from her underground bunker to set up month-long showdowns over three tracks that don’t allow for restarts. At the end of each match players will be rewarded with PvP chips, which in turn can be traded to unlock tracks, outfits, and special items.

Justin Swan, Lead Designer on Trials Frontier, had this to say on the update:

The PvP mode is the largest in-game update in Trials Frontier, and will be the first time a true competitive Player vs. Player has ever come to the Trials’ Universe. We’ve worked diligently to create a PvP mode that lets players race each other asynchronously while also keeping the competitive Trials spirit alive. We’re inviting all of our players to come fight for a spot on our Legends Leaderboard for fame, glory and in-game winnings.

Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Introducing the Newly Redesigned eBay App

Posted by on December 12th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

eBay has released an updated version of their online auction app, eBay for iPad. Now you can browse through curated channels to find things like Deals, Fashion, Electronics, and Collectibles.

They’ve also made it easier to find items with the new View item refresh and have moved sellers’ products to the forefront of their profiles. There is also a new Search landing interface, notification bell on the home screen, and integration Google and Yahoo Ads.

“Our aspiration is to make eBay the most inspiring place to shop,” said RJ Pittman, chief product officer at eBay. “This new experience is aimed at giving sellers the best platform to showcase their products and make it effortless for buyers to discover and engage with their inventory.”

In celebration of the new eBay for iPad, there are some exclusive deals for iPad-centric accessories and “app-cessories.” You can find them only on the eBay for iPad app in the collections, which you can download for free now.

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WWE and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have tag-teamed to create WWE Immortals. The upcoming game will be a free-to-play mobile wrestling game.

“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios to create WWE Immortals and bring a new action-packed mobile experience to our passionate fan base,” said Casey Collins, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, WWE. “By tapping into NetherRealm’s legendary game development studio along with the unparalleled reach of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, we are creating a new way for fans to engage with the larger-than-life WWE characters.”

WWE Immortals is being developed by NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat, Injustice: Gods Among Us) alongside Phosphor Game Studios (Horn, The Dark Meadow) and will be releasing the game in 2015.

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Disco Zoo Update Adds a New Region and Festive Headwear

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

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Disco Sue of NimbleBit‘s Disco Zoo, but now they bring us news of a new update for the game.

Headlining the update is further expansion to the zoo, along with a new region and new creatures. A special holiday treat in the form of festive hats for the animals is also arriving in this update. iPhone 6 users will find that the game works better on their device, with other various small bugs having been taken care of as well.

Disco Zoo is available to download now from the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review

appleholidayWelcome, one and all, to another 148Apps holiday shopping guide! Are you having trouble figuring out what to get for a distant relative, new neighbor, or estranged second cousin? Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.

Other 148Apps Holiday Gift Guides: for [Health Nuts] [Socializers] [Creative Types] [Gamers]

Today’s guide is for the intense “power users” you may know. Business folks, diehard Apple fans – anyone who tends to push their device’s battery to the limits every day, mostly. If you’re looking for something to make their trips easier, help out at the office, or even just keep their iPad running for a few more hours, check out our list below for some ideas.
Continue reading 148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Power Users »

The Spider-Ver​se Comes to Spider-Man Unlimited in a New Update

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

Gameloft’s Spider-Man Unlimited has gotten its first Spider-Verse connected content update.

In this free-to-play runner, you’ll now have to survive “The Great Hunt” where you battle the villainous Inheritors. The update includes eight new Spider-Men from the Spider-Verse comics, including Ultimate Spider-Man, Silk, and Spider-UK. That brings the total of choices to 26 playable Spider-Characters!

That’s a lot of spideys.

You can download Spider-Man Unlimited for free on the App Store now.

via: Our Review

Give the Gift of Scanbot for the Holidays with a New Update

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

Scanbot, the document scanner and QR reader by doo GmbH, is updated and ready for the holidays. To celebrate, the app will be free for a limited time for everyone.

Scanbot Pro uses will be able to send their friends and family a coupon for a free copy of Scanbot Pro and Scanbot users will be able to gift a discount for Scanbot Pro. You can also enjoy a unique 3D winter theme with snow, presents and Christmas music.

The update comes with the ability to add pages to already existing scans, and a new search feature that allows you to do a fast full-text search. Scanbot Pro users will also be able to protect their PDF scans with a unique password now.

You can download Scanbot for free for a limited time right now.

Recently, Ubisoft and DotEmu announced the Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition, which will be releasing for iOS on January 29, 2015. You’ll get seven campaign scenarios, 48 skirmish maps, and a multiplayer mode.

“Community is at the core of the Might & Magic series, and we wanted to thank their everlasting support by bringing back the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist,” said Erwan le Breton, creative director of the franchise. “We wanted to keep the heart of what made Heroes III one of the most renowned titles of the series, while providing an enhanced visual experience and offering the possibility to also play the game on tablets”.

So rally your forces, as Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition is coming to the App Store soon.

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Spil Games has updated its fun dolphin trick simulator, My Dolphin Show, with an amusement park-themed fourth world and it’s live now on iOS.

My Dolphin Show stars you as a dolphin trainer who teaches the intelligent animals how to perform skillful tricks so that they can compete in shows and arenas. Leap through hoops, header beach balls, and splash the audience with your cute little friend.

The new update takes you and your dolphin to an amusement park-themed world, featuring a free-fall tower, roller coasters, and even a Ferris wheel. This exciting new world contains a whopping 18 new levels to keep you busy – consider yourselves spoiled.

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Four new costumes include a French fry, rocket dolphin (which leaves a trail of smoke when you leap out of the water), ghost dolphin, and cheerleader dolphin – bringing the total number over an impressive 40.

Spil Games have hinted at plans to bring a water world-themed park in the future, which will no doubt feature a whole host of new levels, tricks, and costumes.

Check out the trailer below for a look at the game in action and, if you like what you see, head on over to the App Store [download] to start training your little dolphin right away.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media preferred partners.

Santa Clause is Coming to Town in The Sims FreePlay

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

The holiday update for The Sims FreePlay, by Electronic Arts, is here. So of course you’ll get daily daily presents filled with Holiday décor to decorate your sim’s pad.

Also, on Dec 14 (Sunday) you can try to solve the mystery of the “Great Xmas Mishap Quest”. Accidents are happening all over Sim Town and it’s up to you must figure out why.

Lastly, on Christmas Day, if you’ve been very good (and saved Christmas) you’ll be able to unlock the adorable Living Teddy Bear.

Experience the holiday cheer in The Sims FreePlay for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Angry Birds is Officially Five Years Old Today, and Gets a New User-Created Episode to Celebrate

Posted by on December 11th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Angry Birds, the unassuming (at the time) little physics game that later went on to become an empire, has turned five today. And after five years of a somewhat obscene amount of spin-offs and merchandising, and a reported 600+ billion birds being tossed at rickety structures, Rovio is celebrating with a new episode, titled Play the Next Level.

What makes Play the Next Level special is that each of the levels has been created by series fans. Rovio pulled the best of the best from the thousands of entries to give us all 30 all-new stages to enjoy.

They’re also celebrating in the real world by hosting a party for a couple thousand local children, and will be giving all babies born in Finland on 12/11 a special edition baby Flock outfit. Because, you know, why not?

If you don’t live in Finland you’re out of luck with regards to the party and special edition jammies, but you can check out the new Play the Next Level “BirdDay” (ugh) episode right now.

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via: Our Review

Mobile MOBA Heroes of Order & Chaos Introduces New Characters and Features With its Newest Update

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

Gameloft has added a bunch of new things to Heroes of Order & Chaos. The popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) will now feature two new Heroes: Kurzdor, the Dark Diviner Mage, and Equellia, the Storm Celestial Mage. Kurzdor uses plague and disease magic while Equellia relies on the power of lightning. The game also has an updated interface, new lottery rewards, and Gameloft has balanced a few other things based on player feedback.

For the holidays, Heroes of Order & Chaos will also be filled with surprise items, limited time skins, an anniversary skin, and rewards from limited-time events.

There is a lot to check out in the updated Heroes of Order & Chaos, which is available for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Starship has revealed details on their upcoming mobile game, Playworld Superheroes. Players will be able to create their own characters with real-time crafting, going back and forth between the real world and a wold of imagination that only children can access.

In the real world, you can collect junk that has been discarded in a garden and bring it back to your tree-house to craft items. In the play world, you’re a superhero trying to save the world from aliens called Golumites. You can use the item you crafted to level-up your powers.

Playworld Superheroes will be available for download this January.

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appleholidayWelcome, one and all, to another 148Apps holiday shopping guide! Are you having trouble figuring out what to get for a distant relative, new neighbor, or estranged second cousin? Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.

Other 148Apps Holiday Gift Guides: for [Health Nuts] [Socializers] [Creative Types] [Power Users]

Today’s guide centers around iOS gamers. These are the folks who love their portable games and spend most of their morning commute matching pieces of candy or fighting immortal titans. If you’d like to make the gamer(s) in your life have an overall more pleasant and convenient gaming experience, or simply get them some really cool stuff to play, check out our list below for some ideas.
Continue reading 148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Gamers »

Hey There, Card Sharks:
If you’d like to see how much we enjoyed (to a point) all this card-collecting and fighting, check out our Elune Saga review!

So, you liked the look of card collecting/RPG mash-up Elune Saga and you’ve gone and downloaded it. Now you don’t know what to do next or how best to save the world? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with some helpful tips and tricks on how best to handle everything. They should ensure you’ll be the finest fighter out there in no time.


General Advice

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  • You’ll soon see that friends are important. You can recruit another player to help you out in battle, which is particularly handy when you haven’t got a full complement of 4 heroes yet.
  • Add new friends often. The game recommends some fighters and you should definitely add them. They’ll come in handy.
  • Save the best fighters for boss battles and anything else that’s going to challenge you. You can only use them once every few hours, so make it count.
  • You’ll soon end up with plenty of souls/cards. Don’t bother keeping those with only one star. Instead, use them to upgrade your better souls, especially the rare ones. After a time you’ll find yourself doing this with two star souls, too.
  • Equip your best characters with these highest star quality cards for the best results.
  • Gold is partially gained through completing achievements. Pursue these achievements. They rarely involve going out of your way anyway, and gold is useful.

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  • Save up Soulstones. They come at a reasonably steady rate, which is convenient as 30 buys you a new soul/card. Save them up till you’ve got enough for two. Buy two in a row and the second one only costs 27 Soulstones. The 3 stone savings adds up!
  • The arena unlocks fairly early on but that doesn’t mean you should try it. Wait a while until you have a full 4 character squad, build it up, then consider checking out the arena. It’s tough!
  • Also tough but rewarding are the time-sensitive quests that come with the dungeon unlocking at level 8. Do these often but bear in mind that you need to be well equipped to stand much chance of success.
  • Replay earlier missions. They’re great for easy experience and gold. You can set the game to auto and set aside your iOS device to do all the work for you.

 

Combat

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  • Positioning can make all the difference between success and failure. Put your low health units and healers at the back while the stronger units go to the front. Most of the time, the units at the front will take the most damage.
  • Target enemies that can stun you first. If they stun you, you can’t move for a few turns, which instantly reduces your firepower. Don’t let that happen!


Continue reading Elune Saga: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Being the Finest Fighter »

It Came From Canada: Heavenstrike Rivals

Over their long history, Square Enix has become synonymous with big, epic, blockbuster Japanese RPGs. But while mobile may be a great place for ports of classics like Chrono Trigger, when crafting a new game the company has to make something a little more modest than Final Fantasy XII 3. Heavenstrike Rivals is that new game, and we see how well it lives up to its pedigree in this edition of It Came From Canada!

While the game was made in collaboration with English studio Mediatonic, it’s hard not to notice the Final Fantasy style all over it. From the exciting but ultimately nonsensical name, to the plot involving brave youths rescuing a quaint and vaguely European world from a rising darkness, it’s pretty obvious where this game comes from. Fortunately it also has production values that rival its AAA cousins. The illustrated artwork is luscious and detailed, battle animations for the chibi characters are a delight, and the jaunty music sets the mood for adventure.

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And players will need to be in the mood because Heavenstrike Rivals‘ strategic gameplay will demand a lot of their time, even if it is broken up into chunks via energy meters. Using units they’ve gathered, players face off against opponents on a board game-like grid. The goal is to have their army reach the end and begin attacking the other player directly. However, this requires fighting through the enemy units coming after them. It’s a straightforward idea, and the compact arena limits more extravagant strategies, but the game does offer depth through its unit variety.

Players gain access to more of their forces over the course of the round, and knowing all their quirks is where the fun begins. From the fighters’ increasing strength, to the scouts’ multiple hits, to the defenders’ shields, to the gunners’ range, effectively combining these abilities is the key to an effective squad. Plus it’s just satisfying to watch an enemy fall for your carefully planned trap. Outside of battle players can improve their squad even more by leveling-up stats, modifying magic users, and recruiting special vanguards to lead the assault.

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A few years ago, Square Enix released a little strategy game for DSiWare called Dragon Quest Wars that entertained in a way similar to Heavenstrike Rivals. We’ll see if the larger App Store audience will be as receptive when the new game launches worldwide soon.

SimplePlanes, from the Makers of SimpleRockets, is Now Available on the App Store

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

Do you have fond memories of playing SimpleRockets? Well, maybe “fond” is the wrong word. I mean those things are awfully prone to blowing up. But anyway, if you have a special place in your heart set aside for the madcap rocket-building sim, you should probably make room for the follow-up that just released on the App Store: SimplePlanes.

Much like SimpleRockets, SimplePlanes tasks you with engineering a very complex piece of machinery, then trying to keep it in one piece. This time you’ll be snapping various parts together to make all sorts of aircraft – even some with VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) abilities. Where it gets ridiculous (in a good way) is in how pieces of your craft can break off as you crash into things or get shot at, which can have a pretty big impact on performance.

If you’re in the mood to fly seemingly impossible aircraft that you’ve cobbled together yourself, you can grab SimplePlanes off the App Store now for $1.99.

Good news, comrades! Word has been getting around that the dystopian paper-shuffling simulator Papers, Please is bound for iPad. Actually this news has been circulating for what feels like forever. But the wait is finally over. It’s been announced that Lucas Pope’s game about the mundane activity of checking paperwork at a border checkpoint (which is anything but mundane, really) is officially coming to iPad. Tomorrow.

If you haven’t played Papers, Please for yourself yet, you’ll have the opportunity in only a few hours. In the meantime, know that it’s a surprisingly dark and somewhat disturbing story about an oppressive government, dangerous extremists, a rebellion, and a hapless paper pusher who gets caught in the middle. That, and lots and lots of cross-checking passports.

Papers, Please will be $5.99 once it releases tomorrow (12/12), and will go up to $7.99 after the weekend.

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source: Lucas Pope via Twitter

Threes! is Currently on Sale in Honor of Being Named the App Store’s Game of the Year

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

We’ve reached that time of the year where every man, woman, and corporate entity decides on their favorite games of the previous twelve months. Apple is no exception to this, and this week they named Threes from Sirvo LLC as their iPhone game of the year. To celebrate this honor, the developer has announced that the game is now on sale, with the price having had a very appropriate 33.3 recurring % sliced off.

In other words, Threes is available now for $1.99, down from its usual price of $2.99.

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via: Our Review

Little Galaxy Gets Bigger with a New Update.

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

Little Galaxy, by Bitmap Galaxy, has recently received a big update. Now you can unlock new male and female characters and a ton of costumes to dress them in. Will you explore space as a pirate, princess, or maybe a ninja? The update also gives you a bunch of upgradeable power-ups, including a star-attracting magnet and a comet that adds more time.

Bitmap Galaxy has also added new levels, as well as black holes for each and every one. If you missed any stars on previous maps, don’t worry; you can now replay previously completed levels on the skymap!

Check out all the new additions and explore the universe in Little Galaxy for $1.99.

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via: Our Review

Today DeNA and Hasbro have announced a new, upcoming Transformers title, Transformers: Battle Tactics.

Okay, but what is Battle Tactics?

Well, according to the announcement info it’s going to be a turn-based tactical game with a single-player campaign as well as player-versus-player combat. A whole lot of series favorites will be available to add to your team, from obvious choices like Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Bumblebee, to characters who haven’t been featured in Michael Bay movies, like Wheeljack, Thundercracker, and Arcee. Each bot has their own strengths and abilities, and these can change depending on whether they’re in robot or vehicle mode.

Transformers: Battle Tactics will be released sometime next year as a free download, but if you want to tease yourself a bit you can register on the official website to earn some extra goodies like wallpapers and Recruit Tokens (which I assume have some sort of in-game value).

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source: Transformers: Battle Tactics

The 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival is being held this year from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17 and SXSW is looking for entrants. This year they’ve added a few new categories including “Mobile Game of the Year”. If you are an indie or AAA developer you can submit your game, so long as it’s been released in 2014. It is completely free to submit for and attend.

This year the show will be co-hosted by actress and comedian Janet Varney (voice of Korra in The Legend of Korra [Editor’s Note: SQUEEEEEEEEE]) along with YouTube personality, Markiplier. They could present your game with an award at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 12, at 11:59 p.m. CT. You can check out their site for more information on the SXSW Gaming Awards.

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appleholidayWelcome, one and all, to another 148Apps holiday shopping guide! Are you having trouble figuring out what to get for a distant relative, new neighbor, or estranged second cousin? Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.

Other 148Apps Holiday Gift Guides: for [Health Nuts] [Socializers] [Gamers] [Power Users]

Today’s guide is for those creative types in your life. These are the people who like to draw, compose music, sculpt, or otherwise make things with their iOS devices. So long as they enjoy creating, and you’re in need of some gift ideas, you should check out our list below.
Continue reading 148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Creative Types »

We recently got our hands on Heavenstrike Rivals, an intriguing upcoming strategy game from Square Enix and Mediatonic that’s currently in a soft launch phase. To learn more about the game and the East/West collaboration that created it, we spoke with Masanori Ichikawa, a game producer at Square Enix, and Paul Croft, Director of Games at Mediatonic.

148Apps: First, could you give a brief overview of Heavenstrike Rivals?
Masanori Ichikawa (MI): Heavenstrike Rivals was created as a joint effort between Square Enix and Mediatonic, a studio in England. It’s a brand new tactical RPG. One of the game’s key features is the real-time PvP multiplayer.

148Apps: You described the game as a tactical RPG with PvP combat. What does that mean exactly? What would you compare it to?
MI: It means that you can battle in real-time, like if you were playing chess, over the internet with other players.

Paul Croft (PC): I would compare it to many multiplayer games you might find on PC. We have multiple types of leagues and tournaments, similar in structure to those in Starcraft 2 or League of Legends. Players can compete directly with others across the world for the top places and earn promotions into new divisions if they perform well.

Continue reading Heavenstrike Rivals – An Interview with the Makers of Square Enix’s Latest Strategy RPG »

Outpour, an Anonymous Messaging App, Lets You Celebrate Your Real Life Heroes

Posted by on December 10th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Sometimes you want to tell someone they are awesome or congratulate them for doing something you respect. With Outpour you can anonymously write kind messages to anyone who inspires you, without making that person feel like they have to reciprocate. You’ll be able to receive, reply to, and discuss messages anonymously, and spread some much-needed joy to others.

“Gratitude and positivity are extremely beneficial for individuals, both emotionally and physically, as well as for society as a whole,” said Calvin Liu, founder of Outpour. “Yet expressing gratitude is not a daily habit, and we rarely take the time to do it. Expressing gratitude has social and reputational costs, so we created Outpour to encourage kind words by harnessing the power of anonymity to loosen lips.”

You can download Outpour for free on the App Store today.

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gumi Launches Chain Chronicle for the US, UK, Canada, and Australia

Posted by on December 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

gumi, makers of Brave Frontier and Bot Fight, have brought their popular Japanese game, Chain Chronicle, to the US, UK, Canada, and Australia for the first time.

You’ll take on the role of a soldier in the fight for the world of Yggdra in this mix of tower defense and real-time strategy role playing. The game includes over 150 characters to recruit, each with their own  abilities. As you make friends with these characters you grow bonds that will unlock new stories and quests. The game also boasts some awesome anime voice actors such as AkiraA Ishida (Neon Genesis Evangelion and Mobile Suit GundamSEED), Maaya Uchida (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live and Gatchaman Crowds), and Ayane Sakura (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live and A Town Where You Live).

You can check out Chain Chronicle for free on the App Store now.

Gaming peripheral company SteelSeries has announced that its full-sized controller for iOS, the Stratus XL, is now available for sale in Apple’s brick and mortar Stores.

Introduced earlier this year, its little brother the Stratus was one of the first wireless iOS controller to come to market, with the Stratus XL brought in to give players the option to use a controller more similar to the size and layout of console controllers. The Stratus XL features a pressure-sensitive D-pad, four pressure-sensitive buttons, and four shoulder buttons.

The SteelSeries Stratus XL controller is available at Apple stores and on Apple.com now for $69.99.

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via: Our Review
Got a Sweet Tooth?
All these strategies for crushing candy (and soda!) are all well and good, but what if you want to know if you should even bother with it in the first place? Fortunately that’s precisely why we have a Candy Crush Soda Saga review for you!

Have you recently downloaded Candy Crush Soda Saga and are in need of some help? We’re here with some handy tips and tricks to get you out of a jam!


 

The Basics

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It sounds a little obvious but remember – this isn’t Candy Crush Saga or any of the other Match-3 games you may have played. Candy Crush Soda Saga isn’t just about matching up anything and everything. All the levels have key objectives that you really need to focus on. Don’t be distracted.

  • The Bubble Bear stages require you to make the bubble bears float to the top. This is done by matching up soda bottles to make the soda level rise, thereby taking the bubble bears upwards.
  • Always focus on clearing soda bottles first.
  • When you can’t match up a soda bottle, focus on matching directly above the bubble bears to help them float to the top that bit faster.
  • It’s possible to have soda bottles float off the top of the screen. Don’t let them. Match them up before they get that far.
    Continue reading Candy Crush Soda Saga: Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats on How to Take Out All the Candies »
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