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Hail to the King baby, Duke Nukem 3D is now available for free on all iOS devices. The game which many have called the best Duke Nukem outing on mobile devices is now available for the irresistible price of zero, so if you’ve somehow managed to avoid the game until now you’ve run out of excuses. Go download the title, before Duke comes to your house and puts his cigar out in your eye.
The game has been handcrafted for iOS, ditching traditional shooter controls and instead creating whole new movement and navigation mechanics from scratch. The slider-based controls, coupled with the unique TapShoot combat mechanics make the game easy to play, while still retaining a fair amount of challenge. And yes, if you’re a traditionalist you can turn on a classic thumbstick onscreen controller so no griping allowed about how you don’t like these newfangled controls.
The new control scheme, coupled with the franchise’s trademark humor, create a game which is considered by many to be an iOS classic, and rightly so. Whether you’ve never played the game before and just want to check it out or maybe you have the standard version of the game and want to pick up the HD edition on iPad now’s the time, as you can’t beat a game this good being available for literally nothing.
We’re currently unsure how long the game will be available for gratis, as we believe this to be a temporary price cut rather than a permanent price reduction. In that case, it would be best not to hem and haw around, and instead go ahead and grab as many copies of the game as you want right now before the price goes back up. Don’t wait around and miss out; after all, those aliens aren’t going to shoot themselves in the face.
Released: 2009-08-10 :: Category: Games
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Sure, Apple is dead to Jason Calacanis but we think the old rainbow fruit might still have a little life left in her — therefore, here’s the latest iPhone app store news.Duke Nukem 3D is awesome and disappointing. Today, Richard takes a look at Duke Nukem 3D. He’s a lot more generous with the app than I think I would have been. Such is the way with reviews. While it’s amazingly cool to see Duke on the iPhone screen, that excitement was greatly diminished once I started to play it. The controls are just awful. To me they just show a complete lack of understanding of the platform. Something you’d expect to see of an amateur developer but not from a developer with this much experience. They must have just had to rush it out for some reason. Also, seems as though they aren’t limiting the speed properly. On a 3GS, the movements are extremely fast. Oh well, it’s still cool to see. Let’s hope the controls get fixed up soon. For nostalgia’s sake I’d love to actually be able to play it rather than just show it off.
Released: 2009-08-10 :: Category: Games
If you’re not familiar with Galcon, it’s a great single / multiplayer real time strategy game. It’s a fantastic game if you like a little strategy with your arcade, check it out. The update has been submitted and is a free upgrade to anyone who has bought the app. It should be available soon.
Released: 2008-07-18 :: Category: Games
SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 to work over 3G — outside the US. So if AT&T has no say in what apps get approved, why is AT&T the only carrier who’s customers will not be seeing an update to Slingplayer to allow streaming of content over 3G? Viewing content over 3G is just one of the features planned in this rumored release recently submitted to Apple. Other purported features in this update include 16:9 viewing and an updated user interface for Dish Network users. Via TUAW.
Released: 2009-05-13 :: Category: Entertainment
eTextbooks may finally be here. CourseSmart have released an iPhone application that interfaces with their online textbook rental service. According to their site the usual rental is for 180 days and is about 50% the normal cost of the book. The downside is of course that there is no trade in value. So in the end it’s about the same as buying and then selling a textbook yet considerably more convenient. The app is free and requires an account from their site to use.
Released: 2009-08-09 :: Category: Education
USAA bank brings virtual check deposits to the iPhone. USAA have updated their mobile banking app and included a new feature they call Deposit@Mobile. The feature allows their customers with iPhones to take a picture of the front and back of a check to deposit it. Once that’s done and it’s verified at the bank, the check will appear in your account just like you deposited it at an ATM. It’s a pretty big advancement and one that’s sure to see some scrutiny from security experts. But, it’s a step in the right direction.