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A New LEX Update Adds a Daily Challenge, Trophy Room, and More

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE YET LEXICAL :: Read Review »

Simple Machine has released a new update for LEX, the game that has you combining letters to form words before time runs out. This update adds a daily letter challenge using a different letter each day. For those of you that excel at spelling, there's a trophy room to display your feats. The game now also includes a dictionary and a new end game screen that will display your top ten scores.

You can download the new and improved LEX for $1.99 on the App Store.

New Update for The Firm Adds a Colorblind Mode and a Happy Ending

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FREE FALLING FRUSTRATION :: Read Review »

The Firm is an arcade-style video game where you are a small paper-pushing cog in the big machine of a corporation, and Sunnyside has released a new update that adds a ton of new stuff.

Now the game has all new music and sounds, a ranking system, new cards and game mechanics, social functions, and new options like a colorblind mode and "happy" ending (i.e. less... final). Sunnyside has also done away with the old in-app purchases so you can enjoy the game in full.

The Firm is available for download on the App Store for $0.99.

2K’s WWE SuperCard Adds a Fusion Chamber and New Card Packs

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PICK A CARD :: Read Review »

2K has released new content for WWE SuperCard. The update adds the Fusion Chamber, which allows players to merge lower-ranking cards to create 48 new super-powerful Fusion cards.

There will be eight rarity levels of recipes for merging, from Common to Survivor. You'll also be able to purchase new card packs, Ultra Rare, Epic, and Legendary WWE Divas to expand your lineup.

You can download WWE SuperCard for free on the App Store.

The ESPN SportsCenter App Gets a New Look, a New Name, and Additional Device Support

Posted by Ellis Spice on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

An update has arrived for ESPN's iOS app (Formerly 'ESPN SportsCenter'), bringing in further device support, a redesign, and the introduction of ESPN Now.

The app now takes advantage of the bigger iPad screen, with scores and news displayed at the same time. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners will also be happy to hear that the app has been adapted to make full use of their bigger displays. The addition of ESPN Now, meanwhile, allows users to swipe to the right to access photos, videos, and social media content from ESPN. The cricket fans out there (insert obligatory 'C'mon England!' comment here) will also find that support for the upcoming Cricket World Cup has been added, bringing in video clips and scores from the 50 over contest to the app.

The updated ESPN app is available to download now for free.

Bruce Lee Sprints his Way into Temple Run 2

Posted by Ellis Spice on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STILL RUNNING :: Read Review »

Imangi Studios and Bruce Lee, LLC (they own the image rights for the martial arts legend), have announced that the late film star will make an appearance in the popular endless runner Temple Run 2. Players will be able to control the creator of Jeet Kune Do as they escape from the Demon Monkey, all the while receiving encouragement via inspiring quotes when they need it most.

Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC, had this to say on her father's introduction to the game:

I’m very excited to have my father become part of the Temple Run family. It’s apropos the character will launch in 2015, which just happens to be his 75th birthday year! Not only is this a great and fun way to celebrate my father’s birthday, but I’m grateful that my father’s legacy will continue to live on for fans of all ages via our partnership with Imangi.

Temple Run 2 is available to download from the App Store now for free.

Baldur's Gate II: EE Has Gone Universal

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TOO RETRO :: Read Review »

Fans of Baldur's Gate II:EE are no longer shackled to their iPads. Overhaul Games has added iPhone support in a new update, so now it's even easier to take Baldur's Gate with you wherever you go. They've also fixed a ton of bugs, improved pathfinding, added German and Spanish translations, and stabilized multiplayer support.

You can download the new and improved Baldur's Gate II:EE for $9.99.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Fighting a Zombie Horde - Plants vs. Zombies 2 Gets Valenbrainz.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

The newest update to Popcap's super popular Plants vs. Zombies 2 is here, and it has brought with it a special holiday surprise. From now until February 14 you can join in on a special “Valenbrainz Hug-a-thon” event. The zombies will be donning their valentine's best to impress the... plants? Everything will be all lovey dovey; rose petals will be strewn about and your lawn mowers will be painted red.

Download Plants vs. Zombies 2 for free and get bitten by the love bug before time runs out.

Valentine's Candy Beware! Candy Crush Saga's Valentine's Day Event Will Have You Crushing Like Crazy

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TASTY CHALLENGE :: Read Review »

In celebration of Valentines day on February 14, King is releasing it's first player challenge for Candy Crush Saga. You'll have to crush candies against opponents all over the world, but if you manage to decimate 1000 red candies you'll get a reward of 10 gold bars and a lollipop hammer. To help players achieve this, anyone who buys gold bars during the contest will also be granted unlimited lives for 24 hours. It is going to be a 'smashing good time' for fans of Candy Crush Saga.

"At King we’re always looking for new ways to entertain our players and continually add new content to our games,” said Sebastian Knutsson, Chief Creative Officer at King. "And this Valentine’s Day is no exception. For the first time we’ll be offering all the Candy Crush Saga players around the  world the chance to compete in a live in-game challenge. Players will have 24 hours to match 1000 red candies on any level and those that reach the target will receive some sweet in-game rewards."

You can download Candy Crush Saga for free on the App Store now, and the special event kicks off tomorrow, 2/14.

A New Look and Better Performance Comes to VPN Unlimited

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 12th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

VPN Unlimited, by Simplex Solutions, is a virtual private network app that has no limits on the bandwidth or connection speed and provides you with a secure connection.

Simplex Soultions has just released version 3.0, which has strengthened encryption methods, added a fully downloadable global server list, included the ability to use VPN on up to 5 devices through one account, and gives hands-on statistics for each device. They have also redesigned the user interface, making it sleeker and easier to use. The app now has new servers in Romania, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ukraine, Japan, Texas, and Florida as well.

You can download VPN Unlimited for free on the App Store. It gives you ten days of free service, after which you can opt in to one of their time-limited subscriptions.

Crush the AI in Stratego's New Single Player Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 12th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Youda Games' Stratego is based off the classic board game of strategy and bluffing. Recently, Youda has added an AI engine that offers a single player mode. The new AI can be set to easy, normal, and hard depending on your level of skill, and you can play against it in the campaign, classic 40 v/s 40 battle, or a quick 16 v/s 16. The update also makes the game universal, revamps the campaign, and tweaks the overall style.

“This version of Stratego is tailored to the way mobile players are used to playing on their devices. Short sessions and the possibility to play whenever you want are important to players. With this in mind we have made a great game that appeals to young and old alike. Just like the physical board game does,” says Jur van Teunenbroek, producer of Stratego.

You can download the updated Stratego for $1.99 right now.

Minimalist Survival Game Duet Gets New Update - the “Encore Chapters”

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 11th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SWEET MUSIC :: Read Review »

Kumobius has released a new purchasable chapter for their minimalist game, Duet, called the Encore Chapters. And once again you'll need to keep your two vessels in sync to survive the barrage of obstacles in your path.

The update includes a new story, music, and 30 new stages. It also includes new features such as two directional attack waves and boomerang blocks. Yikes.

You can download Duet for $2.99 and check out the new in-game update for $0.99.

Meet Some Old Friends from Fists of the North Star in Puzzle & Dragons. Really

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 10th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOASTY :: Read Review »

Fans of the classic Japanese manga, Fist of the North Star, will be excited to hear that GungHo Online Entertainment, have joined together to create an awesome event in Puzzle & Dragons.

For a limited time the game will feature a Fist of the North Star dungeon and several of the characters including Kenshiro, Rei, Shin, and Toki. If you manage to fight your way down to the hardest depths of the dungeon you'll face off against Raoh, Ruler of the Century's End, and in defeating him you'll get the Raoh ChibiDra.

The event has already begun and will run through Sunday, Feb. 22. You can download Puzzle & Dragons for free to check it all out.

Boom and Zap Return in a New Update to Rescue Quest

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 6th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PATH BASED MATCH-3 :: Read Review »

Boom and Zap have returned to their magical matching adventure in Rescue Quest. They will once again explore ruins, fight monsters, and rescue spritelings by matching colorful games. Specifically, the new update adds 20 new levels in the Kadabra Ruins and an awesome tile-clearing Cannon.

You can download Rescue Quest for free on the App Store.

Spider-Man Unlimited Update Brings New Characters and Other Elements

Posted by Tre Lawrence on February 6th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PLEASANT SURPRISE :: Read Review »

Spider-Man Unlimited, the endless runner from Gameloft based on Marvel's famous web slinger, has received some major goodies in its latest update.

New Update Features:
- 8 NEW Spiders including Spider-Punk, Anya Corazon, Classic Spider-Woman, and Earth X Spider-Man!
- Make the ultimate subway run! Experience the all-new realistic subway environment straight from New York City.
- Jennix and Daemos are the latest Inheritors to enter the dimension! They join their brothers, Morlun and Karn, as the brain and brawn of the family and look to devour every Spider-Man ever!
- Go deeper into the Spider-Verse comics than ever before, featuring a new rivalry between two Spider-Men in new narrative events!
- Another upcoming Community Vote lets the fans decide which new Spider will make an appearance. Coming soon!

We had an opportunity to review Spider-Man Unlimited last year, and mostly liked it. The game is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.

Angry Birds Seasons Gets New NBA All-Star Levels

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 6th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

People have been loving the Ham Dunk update for Angry Birds Seasons. And with over 375 million plays, Rovio Entertainment wants to celebrate. They're giving us a new update, called NBA All-Star. Its jam-packed 15 all new NBA All-Star levels and an extra challenging Golden Egg level. You can also use the Shockwave power-up once per stage and try the new Pig Days levels.

To catch all the birdy basketball fun, you can download Angry Birds Seasons for free on the App Store.