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The Dark Knight Rises Review

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By Chris Kirby on July 20th, 2012
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The Dark Knight Rises With Gotham City's Most Wanted for iPad

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on July 6th, 2012

Seriously, it's hard to go an entire day without some movie tie-in or other on the iOS App Store. Today's odd adventure is a little app called TDKR: Gotham City's Most Wanted. The app brings a familiar face masking mechanic to the world of the soon-to-be-released film from Warner Bros., The Dark Knight Rises. Say it with me, now, "I'm Batman." No, say it grittier.

The final chapter of Chris Nolan's ultra-gritty Batman saga is coming to theaters July 20, and to promote the movie, the devs have created an app that allows you to put your face in a Batman-flavored mask. You can become Batman, Catwoman, or villain Bane using the iPad camera, then share your image via Facebook, Twitter, Email, or the "Worldwide Fan Activity Map," interestingly. Maybe it'd be good to know where other masked folks are hanging out?

It's odd that Warner Bros. decided to only release this on iPad, as it seems like the perfect fit for a camera enabled iOS device like, oh, say, every iOS device. Anyway, it's available now for free on the App Store.


Bane of Yoto Comics Arrive on iOS

Posted by Jason Wadsworth on March 5th, 2012
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The Bane of Yoto Animotion Comic Episode I: Monster is the first installment of a new stand-alone comic app released by Squiddle Games for enjoyment on the iOS device of your choice. The story of The Bane of Yoto is an original story created by Josh Voila and based on the novel The Bane of Yoto: Blade of the Arbitrators written by the same Josh Viola and Nicholas Karpuk in collaboration with New York Times best-seller Steve Alten, JC Hutchins and Keith Ferrell. In this sweeping sci-fi fantasy tale readers will learn the fate of Yoto, who is turned into a powerful beast when a magical dagger is stabbed into his chest. Yoto will have to choose whether to save his downtrodden race or destroy them with his new power.

The Bane of Yoto is more than just a comic book to read, though. This app integrates 3D animation and 2D artwork created by Nick Runge of IDW Comics and Tyler Kirkham of DC. The comic is also narrated.

This is currently available in the App Store for free, and is compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S as well as the iPad and iPad 2.