Sphero BB-8 Star Wars Droid Coming Friday? App Shows Up Momentarily on The App Store

For a few moments, the BB-8 app that controls the new toy from Sphero showed up on the App Store. But now it’s gone. Another mistake by a developer, forgetting to set the go live date I’d guess.

But it does give us a glimpse of the actual BB-8 developed by Sphero. It’s rumored that the toy, that comes in two versions, a remote control version and and app-enabled version, will appear on store shelves this Friday (Force Friday). We’ll see.

This will be the must have gift for your Star Wars fans this year. So grab one early if you want it. And let me know if you need my address.

Previews via Touch Arcade:

First Trailer for “Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes” from EA Released – shows it’s more than just a CCG

Back at E3, EA teased a collectible card game set in the Star Wars galaxy, but showed just a couple title and character stills. Touch Arcade brings us the first trailer and it shows that it’s more than just a CCG, though we know no further details — the action sequences could be just canned fight scenes. Hopefully we’ll know more soon. Take a look.

Via Touch Arcade

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Lara Croft Go Walkthrough – Part 4 – The Escape

YouTuber RRVirus has posted a series of walkthroughs for Lara Croft Go. Here’s the final one for The Escape.

Via YouTube

How-Tos via YouTube:

Lara Croft Go Walkthrough – Part 3 – Maze of Spirits

YouTuber RRVirus has posted a series of walkthroughs for Lara Croft Go. Here’s the third one for Maze of Spirits.

Via YouTube

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Lara Croft Go Walkthrough – Part 2 – Maze of Stones

YouTuber RRVirus has posted a series of walkthroughs for Lara Croft Go. Here’s the second one for Maze of Stones.

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Lara Croft Go Walkthrough – Part 1 – Maze of Snakes

YouTuber RRVirus has posted a series of walkthroughs for Lara Croft Go. Here’s the first one for Maze of Snakes.

Via YouTube

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Real Racing 3 – NASCAR in-game video

Youtuber TouchGameplay has posted a video showing the in-car / driver view in the NASCAR update for Real Racing 3. This makes Real Racing 3 look like easily the best NASCAR game for mobile. It looks amazing!

And here’s another view, from the bumper camera.

Via YouTube

Updates via Touch Arcade:

Coming Tonight: Don’t Starve Pocket Edition Universal Update

Don’t Starve is an interesting game. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. It’s very hard, very fun, and the artwork is awesome.

An update due out tonight brings the iPad game to the iPhone and should open it up to a bunch of new players. We finally get the Pocket Edition promised in the name!

Via Touch Arcade

How-Tos via AppTrigger:

Pokemon Shuffle Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Cheats

Fansided has published some great tips and tricks on getting the most out of Pokemon Shuffle. Like this:

When choosing your support Pokémon, the game will give you clues as to which of your Pokémon will do more or less damage against the enemy you are about to fight. If that still doesn’t help, you can always hit the “optimize” button, giving you the best lineup you can have based on your current collection, and most likely taking any Pokémon who do reduced damage against that particular opponent out of the battle.

Head on over for more.

Via AppTrigger

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Zoombinis Review – “edutainment at it’s most adorable”- Touch Arcade

Zoombinis is a port from days of old and it’s ticking all kinds of memories for some. Touch Arcade notes:

In terms of its visual style, Zoombinis holds up rather well on paper, as the characters are all full of life and of course, timelessly cute. However, much like the gameplay, the animations are severely dated, and not even this mobile re-release can make them shine. Even all of the screenshots I’ve taken, despite their high resolution, look washed out and like a relic of the past.

If you have a child or an open mind for a edutainment, Zoombinis is worth checking out — just know that time doesn’t heal all wounds.

Via Touch Arcade

Out Now via Pocket Gamer:

Out Now: MMA Manager

Take on the role of a MMA manager in the modern fight business. Manage your gym and build your fight team from the local scene to the heights of managing world champions in the top promotions.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Howto: Make a Clan in World of Tanks Blitz

AppSpy walks through the process of making a clan in World of Tanks Blitz and debates if it’s worth the in game cost.

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Reviews via Gamezebo:

Sage Solitaire – “A refreshingly new approach to Solitaire” – Gamezebo

Sage Solitaire gets a very solid 4.5/5 from Gamezebo. And I couldn’t agree more. It’s the new release that has taken most of my free time this past weekend.

Solitaire and its many variations have been entertaining players for more than 200 years. Sage Solitaire is just the latest twist in the genre, and, like Pair Solitaire, it’s not hard to see how much fun it could be with a real deck of cards. I suppose that’s the hallmark of a real solitaire game: despite its digital debut, Sage Solitaire has the potential to grow well beyond the borders of a touch screen.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Pocket God vs. Desert Ashes Review – Touch Arcade gives it 3.5/5

TA takes a look at the new Pocket God vs. Desert Ashes turn based RPG and gives it a solid 3.5 noting:

It’s all fun enough to play, and you can certainly sink a lot of time into it if you get into the swing. The maps are well-designed, and if you can find someone to play multiplayer with, you’ll get plenty of thrills. Taken as a single-player experience, I’m not sure if it’s going to be for everyone. There’s only one difficulty setting, and I suspect it’s too easy for most experienced strategy fans, while perhaps being a little too hard for newcomers lured in by the Pocket God name.

Via Touch Arcade

Updates via 148Apps:

Update: Pixowl’s The Sandbox Updates adds “Cutethulu”

The Sandbox has had tons of great updates. We hear that The Sandbox 2 may be coming soon??? They’ve almost run out of update numbers now — this one is 1.99990. From 148Apps:

Another month, another update to Pixowl’s The Sandbox. This time players can say hello to “Cutethulu” – an adorable little rendition of perhaps the most well known (and infamous) of the Elder Gods.

Via 148Apps

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Out Now: Pokémon Shuffle – Match 3 Pokemon Battler

The latest in the long line of match-3 RPGs is here with Pokemon Shuffle.

Pokémon Shuffle Mobile is a puzzle game where you line up three or more Pokémon vertically or horizontally to battle against wild Pokémon.
You can play it casually—but battling, collecting, and leveling up Pokémon can also provide hours of fun.


Lego Minifigures Online Goes Free

Lego Minifigures Online, the MMO based around those damn awesome mini figures has gone free.

Interesting via 9to5Mac:

Will the next Apple TV support Games and Controllers? All signs point to yes.

Could the App Store for Apple TV finally be here? Seems like the noise surrounding it has risen to a fever pitch just before the Apple event next week. 9to5Mac seems to think it’s a sure thing. They have outlined the plans for an App Store, games, and support for bluetooth controllers (like those already supported on iOS).

We hope it’s true, finally, that this is happening. I’ve seen how good Android gaming can be on a NVIDIA Shield Android TV (it’s my main console now). With the support of the App Store developers, non-consoles or unconsoles like the Apple TV may really take off. 9to5Mac is expecting the updated Apple TV to be $149-199. We’ll see next week.

Via 9to5Mac


Real Racing 3 Goes NASCAR with Sprint Cup Series and Richmond International Raceway

Real Racing 3 is adding NASCAR cars and races to it’s ever expanding arcade racing game today. With the update players will be able to take a 700 hp NASCAR racing care around the Richmond International Raceway. The update includes the ability to:

· Drafting: when a car sits behind another car which creates less drag and hence increases their speed
· Slingshot passing: when you use drafting to gain momentum to overtake another car
· Navigating around a pack: with so many cars on the track, players will need to learn the best time to pass, cut in front of, or draft their opponents to win

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

Clicker Heroes: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

Clicker Heroes is a ridiculous game that no one should play, because the moment you begin, you’re sucked into an endless and hyper-addictive wormhole of colorful madness. OK, I can admit that I’m a Clicker Hero zombie, and perhaps you are, too. If so, these smart tips will help you maximize your clicks.

Via Gamezebo

News via Touch Arcade:

All the Recent Updates that are Fit to Print

Each week Touch Arcade does a rundown of all the past week’s biggest iOS game updates. Highlights this time around include Sonic the Hedgehog coming to Angry Birds Epic, Gideon from Advanced Warfare coming to Call of Duty: Heroes, and more.

Via Touch Arcade

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