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Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 15th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TYPICALLY SOLID
Its story isn't quite as gripping as others, but Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones has some great tricks up its sleeves.
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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on December 16th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BOUNTY-FUL
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is an excellent example of how to meld gaming styles into one great experience, all while crafting a fascinating universe.
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Cross DJ 2.0 Tweaks the Interface and Performance

Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 15th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GET IN THE MIX :: Read Review »

Cross DJ HD, by MIXVIBES, has been updated to version 2.0. They've tweaked the UI and upgraded the performance so Cross DJ now runs faster, takes up less space, and scales to the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus’ screens.

MIXVIBES has modeled the new interface off of traditional hardware equipment. Each of the two decks are independent with separate tabs, and the pitch bend zone is bigger and easier to use. You can add your SoundCloud account to Cross DJ for free and the app now has iTunes integration; letting you sort tracks by BPM, title, artist, album ,or genre.

There are a ton of other new features to check out. So grab a copy and start mixing. You can download Cross DJ HD for $5.99 on the App Store.

The Witcher Adventure Game Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 8th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: INVOLVING BUT FLAWED
A digital adaptation of the tabletop game of the same name, The Witcher Adventure Game is good but has a critical flaw.
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Seasonality Go Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 11th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: VARIED WEATHER REPORTING
Get detailed weather reporting quickly via Seasonality Go.
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Surgeon Simulator Slices Onto the iPhone

Posted by Ellis Spice on November 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GRUESOME SLICING :: Read Review »

Bossa Studios has updated the completely realistic Surgeon Simulator, allowing iPhone and iPod Touch owners the chance to say 'Shhhhh. I Doctor Now' on their devices for the first time.

For those of you unaware of Bob and his many unfortunate surgeries, Surgeon Simulator challenges players to complete a variety of transplants - including heart, double kidney, and eyes - with control of your surgical instruments down to your nimble fingers. Being a physics-based game however, your fingers will likely end up being more clumsy than nimble, with flying objects and a dead patient usually being the end result.

Surgeon Simulator is available to download for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch now for $5.99.

Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 24th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CLASSY STORYTELLING
Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch is a sterling release from Tin Man Games, as per usual.
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Livescribe Announces Integration With Noteshelf for the Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Posted by Tre Lawrence on October 15th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SMOOTH :: Read Review »

Livescribe has just announced SDK integration of its Livescribe 3 Smartpen with note-taking app Noteshelf. With this integration, scribbles from the pen are then transmitted to the app in real-time.

From the press release:

"To get started, customers should update their copy of Noteshelf to version 9.0, then go into the Noteshelf Store while connected to the Internet, and select the free Livescribe Sync Pack to add support for their Livescribe 3 smartpen. Once installed, customers tap the smartpen icon to add their handwriting to Noteshelf."

We had an opportunity to review both Livescribe 3 and Noteshelf, and came away impressed with both. The Livescribe 3 is available from popular online retailers for $149.99, while Noteshelf is available for $5.99 on the App Store.

Lucy Ladybird Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Amy Solomon on October 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DELIGHTFUL ILLUSTRATIONS
Lucy Ladybird is a charming storybook with beautiful illustrations.
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DotEmu Releases SHMUP and Adventure Game Bundles

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 24th, 2014

DotEmu Games has bundled some of their most popular games together. The publisher has added new features to these retro games to keep them fresh and exciting, and the bundle packs save you a big chunk of change.

The DotEmu Classics – Shmup is $5.99 instead of $9.00, and comes with Raiden Legacy, R-Type, and R-Type II. You can also check out their DotEmu Classics – Adventure pack for the same price and you'll get Little Big Adventure and Another World. Last but not least, the biggest bundle is their DotEmu Classics – Hits pack. This one is $9.99 instead of $20.00, but you get all of the games from the Shmup and Adventure bundles.

You can check out all the awesome games in these bundles on the App Store now.

New Hats and... Gnome Dating..? in a Huge New Update for Wayward Souls

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 4th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: CARRY ON :: Read Review »

Wayward Souls by Rocketcat Games has gotten an update of megalithic proportions.

There is a totally new Endless Mode Dungeon where you can pit yourself against ever-changing floors on max difficulty and see how you rank up on the Gamecenter Scoreboards. Rocketcat has even integrated MFi support so that you can hook up your favorite controller. The update also includes more hats, boss health bars, and a Gnome dating simulator (hidden in the Super Secret Credits Level).

Wayward Souls has also received a bunch of quality of life upgrades, like being able to save export/import, a new "Support" section, a more powerful coin magnet, and some class changes for the Rogue and the Adventurer.

Rocketcat has been upping the price by $1 with every update, so pick up Wayward Souls now before it jumps to $6.99 USD on Monday. You can download it for $5.99 on the App Store now.

Take Note! Noteshelf Has Recieved a Big Update.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 30th, 2014

Fluid Touch Pte. has released version 8.6 of Noteshelf, the simple yet satisfying notebook app. The update lets users backup, archive, and share notebooks via AirTransfer and automatically publish notebooks to Evernote. Noteshelf also now allows users to import and annotate Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint, and Excel files. And it supports Pencil, a stylish stylus by FiftyThree. Fluid Touch Pte. has also improved functionality for left-handed users and squashed some bugs along the way.

You can pick up the new and improved Noteshelf for $5.99.

Revolution 60 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on July 24th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LASS EFFECT
Revolution 60 is a bold, cinematic action game with ambition to spare.
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Solve the Secret of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse. Chapter 2 Has Been Released!

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STAGGER DOWN MEMORY LANE :: Read Review »

Revolution’s Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two has been released today. The chapter is the conclusion of the point and click adventure story. Broken Sword 5: the Serpent´s Curse is a puzzle game involving a stolen painting and a murderous conspiracy.

Besides Chapter 2, the new update also includes German, Spanish and Italian translation improvements, Shredder Letter bug fix, and other general bug fixes.

Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two is an in-app purchase for the price of $5.99

Thomas Was Alone Gets Benjamin's Flight, Goes on Sale for $5.99

Posted by Ellis Spice on June 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: THOMAS WAS EXCELLENT :: Read Review »

A new update has arrived for Thomas Was Alone, bringing with it the previously PlayStation-exclusive expansion for the game, Benjamin's Flight. This expansion takes place before the events of the main game and stars Benjamin, who goes in search of the Fountain of Wisdom, aided by his father's jetpack. Contained within the expansion are 20 new levels, three new characters, and a story about "hope and the wild impetuosity of youth." Oh, and jumping, of course.

Thomas Was Alone is available now for iPad and is currently on sale for $5.99 to celebrate the addition of these new levels.