Power to the People – Democracy 3 is on Sale

Posted by on January 6th, 2015
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: POLITICAL PLATE-SPINNING :: Read Review »

Democracy 3, the interesting political machinations adventure from Positech Games, is on sale for $4.99.

We had a chance to review Democracy 3 last year, and liked it quite a bit. We don’t know how long it will be on sale, so get it while it’s hot (and cheap).

via: Our review

Gadgetarium, an Interactive Children’s Book About Technology, is Available Now

Posted by on January 6th, 2015
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Gutenbergz Inc. wanted kids to learn more about technology, so they created Gadgetarium – an Interactive Children’s Book About Technology. The app was fully funded through a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and has just been released for iOS.

Gadgetarium takes children, 6 years and older, through the history of technology; from the creation of the wheel to radios, microscopes, and more. The inventions can be viewed as 3D models that can be played with to learn more about them, and users are guided through their discoveries by a boy and his pet pug.

Gadgetarium also offers the ability to mix different gadgets to create new inventions to help foster curiosity and creativity. You can pick it up for $1.99 on the App Store.

An album sleeve that controls DJ software?

Why not?

Fact Magazine reports that a Kickstarted project is now available that brings together album art, djay 2, and touch technology to create an interesting result: the ability to manipulate the iOS-loaded software via physically touching the album cover itself.

The cover in question belongs to DJ Qbert’s new album, Extraterrestria. Using Bluetooth, one can use the interactive art (which looks like turntables) to control Qbert music or other songs on one’s device using the djay 2 app.

We reviewed djay 2 quite a while ago; and it’s currently available for $9.99 on the App Store. Extraterrestria itself will be shipping out to backers first, but some vinyl copies will be available to the masses through Thud Rumble.


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source: Fact Magazine

Tiny pinpricks of hate-filled light peek out from the darkness of the Scott Games website. Freddy looms with the text “I am still here.” Is Scott Cawthon teasing us, or is it a sign that Five Night at Freddy’s 3 is on its way?

Well if you try to save the terrifying image of Freddy from the website the name that comes up is “fnaf3.jpg.” Also, auto-responses for emails about Five Night at Freddy’s 3 say:

“Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is in production! Please do not email me asking any questions about it; NO questions about FNaF3 will be read or answered!”

So it looks like it is only a matter of time before we’re quaking in our security guard boots as the animatronic horrors of the most haunted pizza restaurant ever try to stuff us down their mechanical gullets once again.

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via: Scott Games

GoodReader Has Added VoiceOver Compatibility

Posted by on January 5th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: STILL GOOD :: Read Review »

GoodReader, the PDF reader for iOS by Good.iWare Ltd., has updated to include VoiceOver compatibility. This new feature will help support iPhone and iPad users with visual or reading disabilities, as well as busy users who would rather listen to a PDF while taking care of other tasks. It even allows users to control the speed and language a PDF is read in.

This new feature is a big upgrade from the old text-to-speech function, which only read highlighted text instead of the whole pdf. It also reads window names and menu details, making it easier to navigate and find just the information you need.

You can download GoodReader 4.8.1 on the App Store for $4.99.

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via: Our Review

It seems that Apple users are unsatisfied by Apples lack of information about how much storage the iOS 8 operating system takes up. The Huffington Post noted that on Tuesday, December 30th, Apple was slapped with a class-action lawsuit by its users. iOS 8 takes 1.1 GB of space and it needs 5.8 GB to install wirelessly, so people with 8 GB and 16 GB devices end up losing about 23% of their storage space just to the system. In order to combat the quickly filled storage space users will have to buy extra space through iCloud, netting Apple a tidy profit.

According to the lawsuit:

“Using these sharp business tactics, Defendant gives less storage capacity than advertised, only to offer to sell that capacity in a desperate moment, e.g., when a consumer is trying to record or take photos at a child or grandchild’s recital, basketball game or wedding. To put this in context, each gigabyte of storage Apple shortchanges its customers amounts to approximately 400-500 high resolution photographs.”

You can read over the lawsuit posted by appleinsider here.

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source: Huffington Post

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MacRumors reports that users in European countries such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are now able to return unwanted purchases from the App Store within 14 days of the purchase. It’s a rather bold change, which is most likely due to the new consumer protection laws that were rolled out in the region earlier this year.

So long as you submit your return within the 14 day deadline and did not opt to forfeit right to cancellation, your you will get a full refund for the item. You don’t even have to give a reason why. Unfortunately you cannot return iTunes gift cards once you have redeemed their code, but all in all this is a pretty significant change in the App Store’s return policies.

The changes haven’t caught on in the United States yet, but who knows what the future may bring?

source: Apple Adds New 14-Day Return Policy for iTunes Digital Goods in EU Countries

Playdek Releases the Realms Unraveled Expansion for Ascension

Posted by on January 5th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: COLLECT THIS :: Read Review »

Playdek and Stone Blade Entertainment have released of an in-app expansion for Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, called Realms Unraveled. The expansion features the Dual Factions mechanic that lets heroes join more than one faction at a time. This gives them the abilities of both and, paired with the Multi-unite mechanic that lets heroes of the same faction unite, you can build some devastating card combos. The expansion also comes with 14 new cards, including new transforming heroes, constructs, and monsters, to add to your Machiavellian strategies.

“Some Ascension fans call Realms Unraveled their favorite expansion ever,” said Joel Goodman, CEO, Playdek. “We hope you will try it and see if you agree.”

You can download Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer for free on the app Store. Realms Unraveled can be bought in-game for $2.99.

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via: Our Review

Marvel Puzzle Quest Update Adds New Episode and Mode in its Latest Update

Posted by on January 5th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The latest update for D3‘s Marvel Puzzle Quest has arrived on the App Store, bringing in a new episode and mode into the popular match three title.

In the latest episode, ‘Enemy of the State’, a mission in Japan gets ambushed by The Hand, with Wolverine reprogrammed to join them. In order to stop The Hand from carrying out their plan, Elektra, Captain America, Iron Man, and more will have to fight to get him back. Meanwhile, the new Survival mode challenges players to battle their way through waves of enemies, with rewards given out for getting past certain waves.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is available to download from the App Store for free.

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Forget the Gloves – It’s a Cage Match in Real Boxing’s Underground Update

Posted by on December 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: A KNOCKOUT :: Read Review »

Real Boxing, by Vivid Games S.A., has taken the fight underground. In this newest update you’ll be able to fight in the caged arena of the Underground Tournament, where street boxers from all over the world are ready to challenge your boxing skills.

The update also comes with 40 new items and boxer customization options such as hats, facial hair, pants, and more. Deck your boxer out in suitable street fashion and earn yourself a badass reputation.

Real Boxing is available on the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review

Who Wore it Best? Best of 2014

It’s the end of the year, so it’s time for some arbitrary internet awards! In this wrap-up episode of Who Wore it Best? we present our winners for the best, worst, and flat-out weirdest cloned games that graced the App Store in 2014.

Now You Can Explore Mayan Temples in Assassin’s Creed Pirates’ Newest Update

Posted by on December 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: YO HO HO! :: Read Review »

Ubisoft has released the new Offshore update for Assassin’s Creed Pirates. Now you can explore 64 Mayan temples hidden across the seas.

You’ll be running though the temples in order to collect stones that unlock map fragments, and these maps will lead you to treasures and epic rewards. The update also includes 50 new daily challenges to keep you busy.

There is plenty to discover in this new update, so download Assassin’s Creed Pirates for free on the App Store today.

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via: Our review

They say a team is only as big as its fans and that’s also certainly the case with video games, judging from the sales certain AAA ‘heavyweights’ get year-after-year. Soft Design took that principle as a core design philosophy and worked closely with their brand new game’s growing community. Money Mine: Clicker is the game and a full reset has been announced on iOS and Android with this fan feedback in mind.

Money Mine: Clicker is set in the Wild West during the period of the gold rush and tasks you with running your own (hopefully) growing township. There are buildings and upgrades to purchase, and you’ll afford these by entering the nearby mines and going tap-crazy on a bunch of valuable rocks. If you’re lucky, you may also stumble upon an ancient artifact left behind by a former native, or even stumble across an insanely valuable gem.

The updated version includes a few gameplay improvements, 25 unique buildings, 200 types of rock, 400 skill levels, and a world ranking system. Santa Claus has also made an appearance and the little town has been decorated for Christmas – so this is as perfect a time as any to get involved.

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Free-to-play is the ‘in’ monetization scheme of choice nowadays and it’s easy to see why. When there’s a sheer abundance of games, you may only have the time to try one and downloading something for free is a much smaller commitment than dropping your precious earnings on it. Dylan Swan, Director of Soft Design, always had this scheme in mind when developing the game.

Swan said: “We always knew that the game will be free-to-play but there are in-app purchases. I think that the future belongs to free-to-play and we don’t even consider developing premium games. Gamers should clearly understand what they’re paying for and why. That’s exactly what happens in Money Mine: Clicker. We like to consider it as a gentle monetization scheme.”

Money Mine: Clicker drew inspiration from previously popular mobile tapping games due to their highly fun and addictive nature.

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“We were inspired by Cookie Clicker. This game became popular in 2013 and after that tapping games became popular for mobile devices. I was a huge fan of it.”

The gold rush is a perfect time period to set a game based primarily on mining in, but there are some other terrific time periods that the game could easily have taken place in.

Money Mine: Clicker could take place in any real-life location where there is mining or in any fictional place. For example, events of the game may develop in Africa, Russia, or India. We have chosen Wild West because it is associated with lots of legends, stories, and movies. Gold mining in the Wild West is a historical fact and a highly popular theme. We chose it because it makes sense.”

Head on over to the App Store [download] or Google Play [download] to get Money Mine: Clicker now.

Opera Coast 4.0 Launches on iOS with 4 New Features

Posted by on December 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: BROWSER FOR EVERYONE :: Read Review »

The Opera Coast web browser, by Opera Software ASA, has been remodeled to streamline browsing for you. The new 4.0 version now offers Discover, Turbo Compression, Coast Cards, and Handoff.

The the Discover feature helps you find the latest stories and news. As soon as you being searching, Opera will load up the most popular items of the day. You can swipe left or right to browse through them. The Turbo Compression reduces the size of webpages making for faster loading and less charges for your phones data bill.

Coast Card is your sharing button. Now when you find a cute video or awesome meme you can easily share it with your friends as Opera Coast will turn the link into an image that can be captioned and shared. Lastly, Handoff lets you move seamlessly between devices and maintain your web surfing. You’ll be able to start a search on your iPhone and pick it up on your iPad or laptop.

Opera Coast 4.0 is available for free in the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Lara Croft is coming to you in this very special holiday bundle. Square Enix is offering Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light HD, the original Tomb Raider, and Tomb Raider II for only $4.99. These are some of the classic Tomb Raider games with some extra bonuses including updated controls, new and original cut-scene voice-overs and enhanced original music effects, and some new locations.

This bundle sale is only around for a limited time, so grab yours [download] while you can.

TR

source: Tomb Raider Pack


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