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Tony Hawk's Shred Session, a Mobile-Friendly Skateboarding Game with the Legendary Skateboarder, Coming This Summer

Posted by Carter Dotson on April 30th, 2014

A new game starring Tony Hawk, famous in gaming circles for the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series, is coming to iOS.

Tony Hawk's Shred Session takes after lane-based runners such as Subway Surfers, having players swiping to do tricks in skatepark levels across two different game modes. Six real-world skaterboarders, including both Tony Hawk and his son Riley, will be available. See more about the game in this hands-on video of Tony Hawk playing the game with Hodappy Bird protagonist Eli Hodapp.

Tony Hawk's Shred Session is planned for this summer, with a soft launch in the coming weeks.

The Seventh Sign: Hodappy Bird Released on the App Store

Posted by Jeff Scott on April 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

While simultaneously mocking and yet contributing to the App Store clone madness around Flappy Bird, Hodappy Bird has been released by Madgarden. And the whole Flappy Bird thing implodes upon itself. As Ryan Evans described it, it's "the Citizen Kane of Flappy Bird clones."

It’s the ultimate move of App Store ridicule, mocking them from within, Eli Hodapp of Touch Arcade fame now has his own themed version of Flappy Bird, and well, it’s a thing I guess.

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, this clone of a clone is meant to both capitalize on the Flappy Bird craze and also to poke fun at it. It’s basically Flappy Bird with all of the quaintness replaced by annoying free to play tactics. Methods like offering a continue for three coins - which can be gathered rarely by playing or watching video ads for other apps you probably don't want to play. Nice touch putting the watch video ad button right where continue button should be. Skewering free to play and the clone madness in one game.

It’s all in fun and it is funny, sure. Is it a sad statement about the App Store? It's that too. Is it worth your time, eh. Perhaps it's a bit too much of an inside joke for most. Did you notice that Hearthstone is out?

The Blocks Cometh Is Now Universal With New Characters and iCade Support

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 2nd, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FRUSTRATION COMETH :: Read Review »

Halfbot's The Blocks Cometh has been given one big final update making it universal, adding iCade support, and 5 new characters from all across the world of iOS gaming.

Yes, iPad support has finally come to this game. The game also supports the Retina Display, so while there may not be added definition to those pixels, they will look crisp without the scaling interpolation that iOS usually adds to non-Retina games. The iCade support even makes the game feel exactly like the old-school arcade game it was destined to be. Don't worry, iCade Mobile users, as there's support for that too.

Velocispider's eponymous araknasaur is a playable character, climbing blocks with the ability to shoot ones directly above it, though blocks to the side can't be shot! 1-bit Ninja's ninja makes an appearance, though it can thankfully move both left and right. Even the editors of Touch Arcade make appearances in the game, because when the sky is falling, there's no one you want on your side more than a bunch of app bloggers!

The Portable Podcast, Episode 138

Posted by Carter Dotson on May 22nd, 2012

The most hirsute iOS podcast in the world!

On This Episode:

  • Carter and guest co-host/beard-enthusiast Jared Nelson discuss the recent Sonic 4: Episode 2 release, and just what kept it from being a truly great game.

  • Carter and Jared discuss games with in-app purchases, in particular regarding comments on games like Polymer and Hero Academy and their IAP practices.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson

  • Co-Host: Jared Nelson, Touch Arcade
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