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The Ultimate iPad Setup

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 26th, 2019

iPads are awesome. We all know this. But an iPad all on its own can sometimes just feel like a big, unwieldy phone that sits in some corner, only to be dusted off when you need a way to watch Netflix on a flight.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. With a little additional investment, you can kit out your tablet so that it can serve as your primary computer both for productivity and entertainment purposes.

How do I know this? Well, I’ve been an iPad owner for years, and have written the vast majority of everything I’ve ever posted to this site using one. With all of this in mind, I’ve put together a handy little guide on things to pick up (or skip) when looking to make your iPad the absolute best it can be for everything.

For the purposes of this guide, I’ll be speaking about items generally, as your wants and needs around said items might shift depending on which model of iPad you have. I’ll also be sharing my personal favorite picks, but those are all based on how well they work with an iPad Pro 11 (2018), as it's my current iPad of choice.

Overdox guide - Tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 14th, 2019

Overdox is a clever battle royale that changes things up by adding MOBA mechanics and melee combat to the mix. This new hybrid game can be quite a bit to take in at first, so we’ve put together a list of tips to help you get a leg up on the competition.

Bad North: Jotunn Edition guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 23rd, 2019

Bad North: Jotunn Edition can be cruel. You never quite know where your next attack is going to come from, and--even if you’re prepared for it--things might just not go your way.

This doesn't mean the game is random, but it does have a peculiar imprecision to it that you definitely have to get used to. If you find yourself struggling to make adjustments so you can finish a run successfully in this game, keep these tips in mind.

The best iOS games to get you in the Halloween spirit

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 1st, 2019

We’re getting closer and closer to Halloween every day, which means everyone’s gearing up to watch their favorite horror movies, make weekend trips out to pumpkin patches, and do all kinds of other, fun seasonal stuff before this month ends and everyone looks toward Thanksgiving.

If you’re in the midst of all your Halloween activities and you want to take a break with some games that match the spirit, we’ve got good news for you. There’s a bunch of great games on the App Store that can get you in the mood for Halloween, and we’ve compiled a list of the best ones in a handy little list. We've also added a "spookiness rating" (1=not scary, 5=scariest) to each one so you can find the right game for you. Check out the picks below:

Gears POP! guide - Other games that won't make you wish you had Rustlung

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 27th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Another big-name franchise has come to mobile, and it’s (unsurprisingly) pretty bad. Gears POP! follows in the footsteps of Dr. Mario World and The Elder Scrolls: Blades. All are high-profile mobile releases and all actively engender ill will toward mobile gaming by being somewhat boring knock offs of predatory free-to-play games.

Hopefully, with the launch of Apple Arcade, this will be less of a problem. In the meantime though, there are some games out on mobile that might give you what you want from Gears POP! without subjecting you to its clunky gameplay or intensely haunting Funko Pop aesthetics. See below:

Gigantic X guide - What you need to know about the 1.1.0 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 9th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOP-DOWN SHLOOTER :: Read Review »

Gigantic X continues to inspire loot lust over here at 148Apps, particularly because the game has already been updated just in its second week of release.

Unfortunately, this 1.1.0 patch doesn’t bring a whole ton of new goodies with it, but it does bring some changes to the game itself, most of which are pretty welcome. See below for details:

Log-in event

One thing that’s in most live games, but has been missing from Gigantic X, is finally here. Daily log-ins are now a thing, and the rewards for them are nothing to sneeze at.

Until August 9, logging in daily can get you some weapon crates that drop tier 4 or 5 weapons, plus credits and crona. These rewards are surprisingly generous given that all you have to do to get them is open the game.

Void Tyrant guide - Tips and tricks for the Priest class

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 22nd, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BLACKJACK BATTLES :: Read Review »

We’re still plugging away at Void Tyrant over here. This game has got some serious legs. There’s always new stuff to uncover or learn on any given session.

We’ve already covered the base Knight class here on 148apps, so we wanted to step up and list our tips for the Priest. Check them out below:

Void Tyrant guide - Tips and tricks for the Knight class

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 19th, 2019

Void Tyrant continues to get a lot of play in these parts. Probably because the game is just so deep and varied.

The next stop on our guide series for Void Tyrant is class-specific guides. First up is the Knight, as it’s the first class anyone has access to. See below for a few quality tips for playing this melee-focused class:

TEPPEN guide - The three best decks in TEPPEN right now

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 17th, 2019

TEPPEN’s unique take on the collectible card game genre is exciting. It’s just over a week old, but that isn’t stopping lots of folks from speculating about the long-term viability of the game, as well as changes and additions that will happen over time.

In the days since release, though. One thing is becoming clear. TEPPEN’s first set of top tier decks have emerged, and boy are they dominant. In checking out any community talking about TEPPEN, there are three main deck types that anyone is talking about, and it’s because they’re extremely powerful, to the point that many think some rebalancing is in order. See below for which decks we’re talking about:

TEPPEN guide - Tips and tricks for new players

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 12th, 2019

TEPPEN is a wild game that nobody asked for, but I’m sure glad it exists. Who would’ve thought that a CCG featuring Capcom characters could be so cool and weird?

In case you’re not completely sure what TEPPEN is, make sure to check out our review where we explain this wacky game. Then, come back here for some beginner tips that might help you as you start playing the game.

Void Tyrant guide - Guildins guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 5th, 2019

I’ve still been putting a lot of time into Void Tyrant since it officially released last week, and it’s surprising how much stuff there is to uncover in such a simple-looking game. Just toray, I finished spending my Guildins on all available upgrades, and now I have some thoughts.

If you’re still working your way through Void Tyrant and wondering the best way to invest your Guildins, look no further. I have all your answers here:

Alabama Bones guide - How to get the most out of this one-touch platformer

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 21st, 2019

Alabama Bones is a pretty solid one-touch platfomer. While there are times where it’s pretty easy, fun, and satisgying to cruise through some levels, others can be quite tricky.

Leave it to us to take our experience with the game and share it with you, dear readers. See below for a few nice tips for how to have a bit of an eaiser time playing Alabama Bones:

Dark Quest 2 guide - Combat tips and tricks

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 18th, 2019

Dark Quest 2’s progression system is unique in that using characters doesn’t automatically make them stronger. Instead, you have to focus on competing missions with blue potions in tow in order to make your units the slightest bit stronger.

Considering this unique take on progression, it can be tricky to make forward progress in Dark Quest 2. Here are a few tips to help make your progression a bit easier:

Dark Quest 2 guide - Tips and tricks for progressing quickly

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 17th, 2019

Dark Quest 2 is a fairly straightforward dungeon-crawler, and it also happens to have a bit of a grind to it. At a certain point in the game, you’ll almost certainly be going back to replay missions just to make your heroes stronger for the path ahead.

If you want to minimize your time spent grinding out coins and potions, we have a few tips for you. See below:

Wild Bullets guide - Tips and tricks for gutsy gunslingers

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 7th, 2019

Wild Bullets offers up fast and fun wild west action, but it has a good amount of strange mechanics to navigate. Between the game’s unique movement and all of its unlocks, there’s quite a bit to take in.

With that said, we put in a good amount of time into Wild Bullets for our review, so we’ve got some tips to help out anyone that’s new to the game. See below for some of our best advice: