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With the launch of Just A Watch, we’re taking the same curation model we use for Slide To Play to the Apple Watch.

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http://www.justawatch.com

The name itself, well we were looking for something unique. Not “Watch News” similar. And remembered the snarky remark made by competitor Pebble when the Apple Watch was announced. Seemed like the perfect name to us.

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In reality, the Apple Watch is so very much more than just a watch. Join us and we’ll show you.

Head on over to the site, or connect on Twitter (@JustAWatch), Facebook, or Pinterest.

News via IGN:

Ghostbusters Puzzle Game Coming to iOS

Go-Go Ghostbusters – wait, wrong franchise. The real Ghostbusters are coming to mobile courtesy of Capcom. The game, titled Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighters, appears to be a puzzle battle game (think Puzzle & Dragons) and features characters from across the Ghostbusters universe. Look for it this June.

Via IGN

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Deals

Huge SNK Sale: Most Games $0.99

Legendary game / console designer SNK is having a big sale in honor of the Neo Geo’s 25th anniversary. Many of its apps are sinking to the $0.99 USD price point, including hit side-scrollers like Metal Slug, and fighting classics like King of Fighters and Fatal Fury.

The sale goes on until May 7. Here’s what’s on tap for a buck:

FATAL FURY SPECIAL
GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES
METAL SLUG 3
METAL SLUG X
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METAL SLUG 1
THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98
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Reviews via Gamezebo:

Halo Spartan Strike and Spartan Assault Review: A Bundle of Fun

Gamezebo’s review of the mobile Halo games combines critical analysis for Halo Spartan Strike and Halo Spartan Assault. Reviewer Tom Christiansen says both twin-stick shooters are well put-together, though he had some trouble with driving and shooting at the same time.

Halo Spartan Strike and Spartan Assault are two games that may not be traditional Halo shooters, but they are worthy of the Halo name nonetheless. They both deliver epic sci-fi ground fights filled with the sights and sounds of the Halo universe — but while they may bring something new to the brand, they don’t do much to shake up the top-down shooter genre. Still, what they do, they do well.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via AppSpy:

Does Not Commute Video Review: A Rough Journey, but Worth It

AppSpy’s video review of strageic driving game Does Not Commute points out the title’s flaws, but praises its originality, its sense of humor, and, interestingly, a joke about a boat.

Via AppSpy

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Previews via Touch Arcade:

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Trailer

Touch Arcade has the latest trailer up for Knights of Pen & Paper 2

The 16-bit visuals are looking great, though without running away from the “nerds sitting at a table playing a tabletop game” frame that the original game used. Super-cool. You’ll be trying to save the world from the second-edition ruleset of the game that threatens to upend everything we love and hold dear. This will not stand. Because we’ll be sitting down.

Via Touch Arcade

Interesting

Play Tree Story, Plant Real Trees

Tree Story from a new company filled with game industry vets, Zig Zag Zoom, wants to do good. Their first game, Tree Story is a bubble shooter with a twist — that twist is that if you plant trees in the game, they will plant trees in the world.

Deals

Leo’s Fortune on sale for $0.99

To celebrate 1 million downloads an their release 1 year ago today, Leo’s Fortune, one of the best games of 2014 is on sale for just $0.99. If you don’t have this amazing game, grab it now and thank us later.

News

Marvel Universe release from Telltale Games coming in 2017

Teased yesterday at a press screening of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel will be wiling with Telltale Games, the folks behind such greats as The Walking Dead, season 2 and Tales from the Borderlands will be releasing some sort of a game, we can only assume it’s an adventure game, with an unknown Marvel story in 2017.

Photo: Polygon

News via Touch Arcade:

Big Bucket Software Working on a New Platforming Game

The Incident is a mobile game starring Frank, an unfortunate fellow who must scramble to the top of the debris constantly raining down on him. Frank seemingly came through that event stronger than ever, because now he’s starring in his own platforming game. The title is very early in development, and is yet unnamed aside from a code name (BB3). You can take a look at a brief video of the game’s progress over at Big Bucket Software’s blog.

Via Touch Arcade

What We're Playing via Gamezebo:

10 Games You Should Play This Week

Every Thursday on the App Store is like Christmas for iOS gamers, and Gamezebo has posted its weekly list of the hottest new games. The titles are listed below, but click here for a full rundown on each one. By the way, eight of them are free to download, which is pretty neat for anyone looking to save a buck.

  • Sorcery! 3
  • Letterpad
  • Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities
  • EA Sports UFC
  • Does Not Commute
  • Battle Odyssey
  • Century City
  • Bouncy Bits
  • Dungeon Link
  • Pinball Sniper

Via Gamezebo

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Videos via YouTube:

Lonnie Plays Does Not Commute

Does Not Commute is a strategic driving game about taking a stressful drive through a neighborhood in the 1970s. Lonnie is on it, with his trademark stream-of-consciousness monologue carrying us through to the end. In any case, the game looks totally bonkers and like a bunch of fun.

Via YouTube

Reviews via 148Apps:

Sorcery! 3 Review: Simply Magical

The third installment of the beloved Sorcery! series has arrived, and it looks like this interactive book is everything fans had hoped. It’s advised that you play/read the previous installments first, because you can import your character from game to game. From 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review:

This ensures that Sorcery! 3 feels fresh to both newcomers to the series and to those who loved the books before. It also makes Sorcery! 3 the most well-rounded of the books so far, being challenging yet consistently gripping. As before, you can still cast spells by picking out letters, and the world map is so much more gorgeous than simple text options. It’s more than just a regular interactive fiction game, and so very worthy of your attention.

Via 148Apps

Interesting via VentureBeat:

Garfield Creator Jim Davis on Mobile Games

Garfield has starred in a number of mobile games over the years, including his latest, Garfield: Survival of the Fattest. VentureBeat sat down with the legendary Jim Davis for a chat about the lasagna-loving cat’s history in games. From the interview:

Garfield’s Diner has been incredibly successful for us, with several million downloads. Garfield’s games, mobile game things, have been very successful. Things have gone very well. They’re very well received. Garfield Kart is so successful as a mobile game that it’s actually being developed into a Nintendo 3DS game in various markets around the world. Gamers really respond to Garfield being Garfield, even some of the fantastical types of things that might happen in a game.

Via VentureBeat

Interesting via Scott Games:

Is a New Five Nights at Freddy’s Game Coming?

When Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 was released, developer Scott Cawthon put an image of the titular Freddy’s hat on his page, signifying, perhaps, that the bear was done. But the hat’s since gone missing from Cawthon’s page, and it’s enough to make people believe a new game might be on the way. Or maybe it’s a promotion for the upcoming movie. We’ll certainly find out in the coming days. Or weeks. Or months.

Via Scott Games

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

Super Muzzle Flash Review: Flash in the Pan

The unique twist in this game is that it’s played in the dark. The only time you can see what’s in front of you is when you fire your weapon, and your muzzle flash lights up the room. From Pocket Gamer’s 7 out of 10 review:

At its core Super Muzzle Flash is a high-score chaser. Get enough points on one difficulty setting and you’ll move on to the next. There are ranks within the levels as well.

This is a neat, tappy distraction that might take up some space on your homescreen for a while, and sometimes that’s all you want from a mobile game.

Via Pocket Gamer

Updates

World of Tanks Blitz Updates With Battle Missions

The 1.8 update for World of Tanks Blitz is a biggie. Players can now access Battle Missions, which are personalized challenges of varying intensity. It’s a good way to earn bonuses and achievements, so if you’re a tank fiend, grab the update. It’s free.

News via Touch Arcade:

Hearthstone’s Blackwing Lair is Now Available

The latest chunk of Hearthstone content has just been released within the game. It’s called Blackwing Lair, and it boasts new cards, bosses, and class challenges. From Touch Arcade:

The bosses Razorgore, Vaelastraz, Chromaggus, and Lord Victor Nefarius are expecting you, and if you beat them, you get the Legendary Chromaggus. Today’s Wing also includes two Class Challenges, Warlock and Rogue.

Via Touch Arcade

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Interesting via Gamezebo:

Is Another Punch Quest on the Way?

Beloved smashing game Punch Quest may be getting a sequel. However, it’s a big “if” that’s based on a vague tweet from developer Paul “Madgarden” Pridham asking “hypothetically” about a preferred art style for the potential game. That’s far from any kind of confirmation, but there’s nothing wrong with hoping, right?

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

Wrassling Review: Grappling With Fun

With the hyper-realistic wrestling and UFC games on the App Store, sometimes you just need to settle back with something totally bonkers. Wrassling, a simplistic wrestling title, comes highly recommended by 148Apps.

[Wrassling is] not the sort of game you’ll regularly sit down and play for hours at a time, and that’s okay. Instead it’s a fantastic game for you to enjoy in short bursts, often punctuated by fits of giggling or outright laughter.

Via 148Apps

News via Touch Arcade:

The Nether is Coming to Minecraft Pocket Edition

The Nether is literally Minecraft’s hell, a perilous underworld dimension boiling over with lava and crawling with hazards. And it’s been noticeably absent from Minecraft Pocket Edition. That should change soon: Developer Tommaso Checchi revealed The Nether is incoming. No word on when the territory will be implemented, but hopefully it’ll happen before hell freezes over.

Via Touch Arcade

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