What is perhaps the biggest, and certainly the most recent, entry in the Infinity Blade series has just gone on sale. Not a little sale, mind you, but a big one. A really big one. In fact, this is the first time ever that Infinity Blade III has been available for free.
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Chair Entertainment has announced that their 1.4.1 update for Infinity Blade III is on its way. The update is chock full of fixes, improvements, and things the fans have requested.
Chair has fixed the Dragoor quest, some crashing issues, Boss Perks, and more making skills and items work the way they are supposed to. They have also added a lot. Now item level and max gold caps have been increased, Alerts for new items can be turned off, Solar-Trans weapons now get boots when two elemental gems are slotted, and Dragoor Scale has been added to complete the Dragoor set.
Chair expects the Infinity Blade III update to hit sometime this week so keep your weapons sharp and your downloading finger ready.
In the new Kingdom Come update for Infinity Blade III, Players will finally be able to confront Lelindre, Mistress of the End, and discover the final fate of the Ark. To celebrate this final chapter, Chair Entertainment is offering the game for 50% off.
Players will now be able to explore the frozen wastes of Nafusaan, home to the dreaded King of Dragons, Dragoor. The update includes 6 new treasure maps, 5 new enemies, more items, and you can unlock the ability to upgrade their gear to level 100. You may also challenge yourself with the new goals and achievements to make you last adventure in the Infinity Blade series legendary.
Pick up Infinity Blade III for $2.99 on the App Store.
The second game in the Infinity Blade series is currently free, so if for some odd reason you still don't own it you've pretty much run out of excuses.
Infinity Blade II follows Siris as he attempts to free The Worker of Secrets and, hopefully, save the world. It also introduced players to two new weapon styles (dual wielding and two-handed), ClashMobs, and a more cohesive plot (see previous).
Really there's no reason not to grab Infinity Blade II now while it's free. I guess not unless you already own it, anyway.
Infinity Blade III has received still one more massive content update (they're up to what, like 3 now?). This one is called "Blade Masters" and features - you guessed it - a couple of nasty new Deathless to deal with.
The Collector is a connoisseur of weapons who travels the world in search of the best. If you can defeat him you'll earn a rare weapon, but fail and he'll take yours from you! Ryth (from the second game) also makes a return and has something of an axe to grind. No pun intended.
In addition to the new baddies, Solar Trans weapons (kind of like lightsabers that are powerd by the sun) are also making a comeback, and now you can explore an entirely new path through the stronghold at Larioth using Isa. Of course there are even more goodies in this update, but I don't want to spoil everything, do I? On top of all that, they've also reduced the price for a limited time.
You can download Infinity Blade III now for $2.99, with the Blade Masters update available for free to those who already own the game.
A lot has changed since Infinity Blade III first came out. In only a few short months a fair amount of content has been added to Siris and Isa's rather bleak world, including the ability to replay beaten stages (finally). Now the duo have even more to worry about with the Ausar Rising add-on releasing today.
The new update is available for free, and adds quite a few extras fans are sure to enjoy (see below for a full list). In addition, Infinity Blade III is now on sale for a limited time for 50% off, which rounds out to just $2.99. Not much of a reason to wait any longer, is there?
INFINITY BLADE III: Ausar Rising
- Play through 3 new quests: Siris and Isa come face to face with the ultimate embodiment of evil – a soulless Ausar the Vile!
- Travel to where it all began – the Dark Citadel (the original Infinity Blade I castle), Siris’ home in Drem’s Maw, and the legendary Plains of Koroth.
- Battle 9 new enemies, including a ferocious new Dragon.
- New Mode: THE ARENA – How long can you survive in the Arena? Do you claim your prize now, or risk it for ever increasing rewards?
- New Hardcore Mode: DEATHLESS QUESTS – The ultimate way for the ultimate Infinity Blade gamer to play the game!
- Trade tips and secrets with your friends via the all-new in-game chat feature.
- Over 60 new items for both Isa and Siris, including weapons, shields, helmets, magic rings, and armor to collect, master, and sell.
- Unlock 8 new Skills: Remove equipped Gems for free, double Chips earned in Battle Challenges, cast super boosted Magic, and more!
- New Goals, Potions, and Gems.
- New Holiday Helmets for Isa and Siris.
- A number of additional balancing tweaks, bug fixes, and gameplay enhancements.
- Optimized for the new iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina display, and iPhone 5s: featuring full screen anti-aliasing, bloom, full screen vignettes, distortion, high resolution shadows, and environmental reflections.
The original Infinity Blade is now available to download on the App Store for free this week only as it celebrates Black Friday. In our review that was written so long ago, Chris Nitz said, "Is Infinity Blade worth your money? Damn right it is. Despite the control flaws and the repeating levels, there is a world of good fun here."
Infinity Blade III is set to get its first free content pack this Thursday, October 31, known as Soul Hunter. Make sure to check out the teaser trailer below as you patiently wait a few more days before the new content shows up. More details on the content should be available later today.
Update: Soul Hunter has Isa and Siris facing a new enemy known as Oslim the Deathless Bloodmage. He is sent to kill the two heroes, preventing them from uncovering the secrets of an ancient observatory. The update brings a brand-new Infinity weapon and two sets of armor for Siris and Isa. Users can also return to past quests with either character, allowing them to journey back to old areas and discover new ones.
Oh, and since the update goes live on Halloween, users can grab themselves a special pumpkin helm.
Infinity Blade is now free as Apple has selected the popular original title as its "App of the Week." The deal lasts from now until February 21st, and to add a little more love to this deal, once downloaded, you'll be able to equip a special Valentine's Day Holiday Helm.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Apple and to have Infinity Blade selected as 'App of the Week,' ” said Donald Mustard, creative director for ChAIR Entertainment. “Infinity Blade remains one of the most popular games in the App Store and this is a great opportunity to invite new gamers into the Infinity Blade universe.”
Opinion: Chair Entertainment Releases Vote! Inexcusably Promotes Violence Between Political Parties for Virtual Coin Sales
Chair Entertainment today released Vote!, a game that promotes the most base form of political action, violence. Under the auspices of creating an app for Rock The Vote! and to raise voter awareness, it denigrates the presidential candidates by using them as avatars in a "slapstick battle" while dressing them up in "comedic outfits."
When I first read of the game on Touch Arcade I thought it seemed like an odd waste of time. After actually playing the game I was utterly dismayed at the complete lack of respect for the presidential candidates and at the way it promotes political violence in what is sure to be a very tense and charged election year.
Promoting violence between political parties while using the presidential candidates as fighters in the game is disrespectful. Possibly even dangerous considering the current extremely heightened anger between real-life political parties. It's irresponsible for Rock the Vote! to attach their name to this and degrading for a well respected game development house like Chair Entertainment to release it.
You may be thinking that I should "lighten up" or that it's "just a fun little app." Well we live in a country where members of one side are calling for an armed revolution if the other side wins and members of that side are warning about lying thieves running the White House if they lose. An app like this just perpetuates those insane political views by promoting violence. Chair and Rock the Vote! decide to let each side throw virtual punches at the opposite side, rather than add to a civilized political discourse. Vote! can only lead to an increase of the anger between members of the political parties, not an increase in political knowledge. This app does nothing to inform voters or encourage people to vote, it just perpetuates hatred.
In the press release announcing the app, Donald Mustard, Creative Director at ChAIR Entertainment proclaims, "We’re excited to join forces with Rock the Vote to help emphasize the importance of voter registration and encourage gamers to become more involved in the political process."
To me, this app does nothing to involve gamers in the political process, it promotes animosity between political parties to drive sales of virtual currency. Save a couple links to get information on web sites there is nothing politically enlightening in this game. There is no policy debate. There is no discussion of actual political issues. There is no encouragement of political involvement. Vote is just a reskin of the Infinity Blade hack and slash exploiting the candidates' images and perpetuating political rage. Vote! favors buttons to purchase "coins" to continue the game play over those to encourage political awareness. I must note that the press release announcing this game did mention that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rock the Vote!, but no specific details were given.
Exploiting the current political rage in this country for a cheap laugh and a quick buck is just plain wrong.
An app like this would be expected from a fly by night app development house looking to make a quick buck and not worried about exploiting candidates. But for a well-esteemed development company like Chair Entertainment to release this puts them right on par with fart sound and sex position app publishers.
We've asked representatives from both Chair Entertainment and Rock the Vote! for comments on this editorial via email and phone, but at the time of publication, neither has been able respond. We will happily update this post with their responses, if received.
Take a look at the video below or download the app Vote! and let us know what you think about this app.
Remember how ChAIR promised continuous and free updates to Infinity Blade II? Well that’s still very much a thing. The gorgeous App Store juggernaut has just received yet another significant content update and includes all of the requisite stuff we’ve come to expect (i.e. more of practically everything), as well as a couple of surprises.
The Skycages update is adding 30+ new items to the game. This includes weapons, armor, rings, and so on. New achievements, enemies, and some special new Clashmob content is also available. However, there are two major aspects that really make the “+1” version number enticing: it adds even more story elements that finally bring this particular chapter of the saga to a close, and - perhaps even more exciting – there’s a new weapon type to learn and master. No, not a new sword, a new type of weapon. The “Solar Transport Energy Blades” is a class of weapon entirely separate from the sword/shield, dual blades, or two-handed weapon and allows players to “harness the power of the sun.”
As though all of this weren’t enough, seeing as I’ve barely scratched the surface of the first update, Infinity Blade II is also getting a celebratory price cut. So the six people who haven’t gotten their hands on it yet can do so now for a paltry $2.99. Then maybe we can figure out just what the heck Skycages are together.
Epic Games and ChAIR Entertainment are putting out the second major update to Infinity Blade 2 this week. The new Vault of Tears update will bring new content to not just ClashMobs, but also to the main game mode. For the new singleplayer content, new areas and story elements have been added, which will help to dive into the past of protagonist Siris, and promises to unveil unknown secrets behind the universe of Infinity Blade.
There will be new enemies to fight while uncovering these secrets in these new areas, such as the Moss Golem, the Dark Fiend, and the ambiguously-named Acolyte. New items and gems are coming to the game, over 50 in all, including the new cardboard armor. A new treasure map feature will help with discovering those cleverly-placed hidden items in the levels. For ClashMob mode, Twitter and Facebook will be more deeply integrated, with likes and retweets contributing to the cause – which is slaying enemies, of course. The free update releases on Thursday, May 24th.
Infinity Blade 2's first major content update has finally dropped on the App Store, bringing its new ClashMob feature to the game. The ClashMob challenges are asynchronous multiplayer events where everyone who participates contributes toward some collective goal. The early challenges include dealing as much damage to an enemy in 30 seconds as possible, or collecting a bunch of teleporting gold bags in a short amount of time. If the collective score of everyone in the challenge reaches a certain number, then everyone is given a lucrative award. There are multiple challenges added each day, and it's possible to pre-register to get in to these upcoming challenges. Note that each challenge can only be played by players once.
Players are also encouraged to collect Game Center and Facebook friends who also have the game. Players get extra perks for having large numbers of friends in their mob, including additional rewards for successful challenges, and even the ability to repeat challenges a second time. Need more mob members? My Game Center username is wondroushippo, and I'll add people who comment with their Game Center username below. Let's mob up and get some sweet, sweet loot!
Worker, I will free you. AGAIN.
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