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Here's Another Roundup of Notable Apple Watch Apps and Games

Posted by Rob Rich on April 27th, 2015

Now that the Apple Watch is publically available (kind of), even more apps and games have been popping up for it. Some of them are updates to existing software, others are brand new. The main thing is that they're all for the Apple Watch, and if you're looking to expand the wearable's library then we've got a list for you. Our previous list is also available for perusal right here.


8 : Sticker Messenger


App Store Description:

"8 is made for a fast and intuitive Watch-centric chat.Invite your friends to chat by email or user name.Drag and drop your free stickers with 8.And if stickers are not enough, add some text.Endless communication, infinite as 8's shape.

We made 8 with love, stay tuned for new stickers and features!"

Asphalt 8: Airborne Adds Apple Watch Support Because Why Not, I Guess?

Posted by Rob Rich on April 22nd, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
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With the Apple Watch set to become available (kind of) very, very soon, it's no surprise to see more and more apps and games updating to support the new device. Some of them seem a bit odd, though. Like Asphalt 8? Really?

A New Update Races onto Asphalt 8: Airborne

Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 22nd, 2014
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Gameloft is giving the gift of updates to Asphalt 8: Airborne. The update features Pro Kits that let you exceed your car’s previous max specs, 11 new Cars including the Tramontana XTR and Arrinera Hussarya, a new location, a new token system, and 3 winter-themed tracks.

The token system lets you earn tokens by playing events or buying them in the shop. You can then use the tokens to acquire exclusive cars, refill Fuel, or buy Boosters.

You can get in on the Asphalt 8: Airborne holiday action by downloading it for free now.

New Cars, New Locations, and a New Season in Asphalt 8: Airborne Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 28th, 2014
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Asphalt 8: Airborne, the racing game by Gameloft, has had a lot more high-flying fun packed into the new update.

Now you can race around the new tracks in Dubai in one of five new cars: including the Mercedes-Benz Biome concept car, the Nissan GT-R NISMO, and more. Gameloft has also added a ninth season with 74 new events to keep you speeding along. Asphalt 8: Airborne now also has Twitch streaming for iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPad (4th generation).

You can pick up Asphalt 8: Airborne for free on the App Store.

Upcoming Asphalt 8: Airborne Update to Feature Live Twitch Streaming, New Location, New Cars, and More

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 18th, 2014
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An upcoming update to Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne is going to be cram-packed with new content including new streaming features, six new tracks at a new location, new cars, and more.

With this update comes the announcement that Gameloft is partnering with Twitch to make Asphalt 8: Airborne the very first mobile game to feature the service's game streaming functionality. You'll be able to broadcast and share your in-game footage as well as your voice and image to the world via this new update. Also included is the new asian-inspired "Great Wall" location, new cars including the 2014 McLaren P1, the Ferrari Testarossa, the Dodge Challenger, the mighty 2014 Ford F-150, and to top it off, 30 new events across all 8 seasons.

Check out the video below for a look at the upcoming features, and keep your eyes on 148apps to know when the update is available.

148Apps 2013 wrAPP-Up - Why Core Gaming Had a Great Year on Mobile

Posted by Carter Dotson on December 26th, 2013

It's easy to look at mobile and see it as a wasteland for content; particularly with all the casual, free-to-play games, and especially the ones that seem to de-emphasize actual gameplay in favor of stronger monetization. That's only if you're not paying attention. Serious, core games - some even free-to-play - had a great year on iOS.

Oceanhorn was hyped for a good reason: it was beautiful and ambitious. That ambition didn't entirely pay off in my opinion, but for the game to have succeeded financially is a huge step forward for gaming on mobile.

It also felt like the barriers between mobile and PC/console games started to blur a bit. Frozen Synapse, Mode 7's highly acclaimed PC strategy game, landed on iPad at last. Limbo received an excellent port. Leviathan: Warships brought cross-platform online play - and the best trailer of the year. Space Hulk was not perfect, but it made for an exceptional transition.

But perhaps few did it as spectacularly as XCOM: Enemy Unknown. That game proved that it was possible to take a massive console and PC title - a fantastic modern take on one of the greatest strategy games of all time - and put it on mobile without losing any of the experience. Firaxis also absolutely stuck the landing with Sid Meier's Ace Patrol and its Pacific Skies followup; original games that went to PC later.

Gameloft Supports MOGA and Logitech iOS Controllers with Dungeon Hunter 4, Asphalt 8, and Gangstar Vegas

Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 21st, 2013

Gameloft is quickly getting down to business with the new controllers coming to iOS as they've added support for both Logitech and MOGA controllers. Dungeon Hunter 4 and Gangstar Vegas are two titles that work with both controllers, while Asphalt 8: Airborne currently works only with Logitech's controller.

“At Gameloft, we continue our involvement in the Apple ecosystem by introducing Dungeon Hunter 4 and Gangstar Vegas for the iOS 7 extended controller API and Asphalt 8: Airborne for the standard controller,” said Baudouin Corman, Gameloft VP of Publishing for the Americas. “Our goal is to be at the forefront of mobile gaming innovation, and by supporting Apple in this next step, we are supporting the ever-evolving iOS gaming landscape.”

Get Airborne - Asphalt 8 is Totally Free for the Weekend!

Posted by Rob Rich on September 13th, 2013
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Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGH FLYING ENTERTAINMENT :: Read Review »

Hop in the driver's seat and get ready to get some air! Asphalt 8: Airborne is going free for this weekend only. Starting today, you can grab Gameloft's latest arcade racer for zero dollars.

I hear it was worth the initial $0.99 cost, so being able to get it free is all sorts of awesome. If you don't already have it installed, now is the time!

Asphalt 8: Airborne Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Andrew Stevens on August 22nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGH FLYING ENTERTAINMENT
Asphalt 8: Airborne lifts off the ground and takes players soaring across the skies, offering multiple gameplay modes that provide hours of racing fun.
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Asphalt 8 To Go Airborne Next Week, August 22nd

Posted by Andrew Stevens on August 14th, 2013

Gameloft's high speed racing title is about to be flying high on iOS devices as Asphalt 8: Airborne releases next week, August 22nd. The game features a new graphics engine that will make all those races and crazy stunts look even more beautiful. Also, while Asphalt 8 works fine on iPad 2 or later and iPhone 4 or later, it's still recommended that you play it on the iPhone 5 or iPad 4, reports Pocket Gamer.

Gimme now!

E3 2013: Gameloft Goes Large With Five New Titles for iOS

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on June 11th, 2013

Modern Combat 5: This flagship Gameloft first-person shooter (FPS) title is now at number five, with a new engine that the folks at E3 can't talk about, but boy is it pretty. PLan to play this one out loud sometime before the end of the year.

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Brothers in Arms 3: Another shooter, this one is less dual stick control, and more about flicking, swiping and tapping. I had a much better time here, killing more baddies than in MC5, but that's just how I roll. Oh, and there's slo-mo kill cam for those special headshot moments.

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Minions Run: An endless runner starring everyone's favorite little yellow dudes, the minions from Despicable Me. The game is planned to release next week, just in time for the movie, Despicable Me 2.

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Asphalt 8: Hard to believe this racing series has been going on so long. Gameloft kicks it up another notch with a new racer that we should get to play sometime before the end of this current year. 148Apps founder, Jeff Scott, tries out the new Infected mode in the video below, but we've also been told there's a sweet new Drift mode, as well. Very pretty!

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Total Conquest: I'm not going to call this one a clone, but boy does it look a LOT like Clash of Clans, which to be honest was a clone itself. Regardless, it's pretty, and set in Ancient Rome. Yay, Rome!

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