Coming Soon -- the New New Slide To Play
We’ve been trying out new things at Slide To Play to get just the right mix of curation to make the site that works best for you, our reader. But hearing from readers, we just haven’t found it yet. So, it’s time to shake things up a bit. Move some bits around and push some pixels. Later this week we’ll be re-launching Slide To Play as something very different and hopefully very useful.
The new new Slide To Play will be focused purely on discovering great games. We’ll only be posting the games that we love ourselves or are recommended by trusted friends. That variety will hopefully mean you can always find something new and exciting that fits your tastes.
We hope that Slide To Play 4.0 will be the go to resource to find new and exciting games for all mobile platforms.
Keep an eye out, we’ll have more on this soon.
Posted October 13, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Game Center bug in iOS 9 Locks Gamers Out of Games - Requires Clean Wipe Without Restore to Fix
Game Center should be a great feature, but it’s been riddled with bugs since launch showing how little Apple really focuses on the needs of gamers. This latest bug that keeps players from playing the games they love is a perfect example that.
I was doing a little research trying to figure out why I couldn’t get some games to launch. I initially didn’t worry about it too much as I figured it was just another bug and a reboot would fix it. When a reboot didn’t fix it, I discovered that there were dozens of games I couldn’t get into that I previously had no problems with.
The bug that I’m experiencing is something that lots of others are facing as well. It seems to be some sort of a bug when upgrading to iOS 9 that causes an issue with Game Center. The easiest way to illustrate the bug is that going into Game Center settings or the Game Center app causes a lock-up. Bad data seems to be created after the iOS 9 upgrade and when Game Center tries to initialize it just freezes. This locks up any game that relies on Game Center and keeps it from working, just stuck in a loop. Some games will work, but report Game Center is not signed in.
There’s an Apple Support Community forum post with lots of angry people that goes on for 14 pages. The really bad news is that there is no fix. So far the only remedy that seems to work is wiping the phone clean and starting over from scratch and not restoring from a backup at all. Seems a bit drastic, but at this point it’s the only choice.
Posted September 30, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Spaceteam dev launches physical card version Kickstarter
I don’t usually cover Kickstarter campaigns because, well, we’ve all been burned a few times there. But Spaceteam is one of my favorite multiplayer games and it makes sense as a physical card game.
Check out the Kickstarter, and if nothing else, download Spaceteam!
Posted September 29, 2015 via Pocket Tactics
2K Games’ Bioshock Removed From App Store and Previous Purchases
Bioshock has been removed from sale on the App Store for a while now, but TA reports that it has also now been removed from previous purchases in iTunes.
Not really sure why this has happened — removal from the App Store is one thing, but removal from previous purchases usually means some sort of a legal issue. We’ve reached out to 2K for help on this.
Posted September 23, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Next Five Nights At Freddy’s Game Likely an RPG
Noting that there will not be a Five Nights At Freddy’s 5, creator Scott Cawthon did bring up that an FNAF themed RPG is under development.
It’s very important for me to say again that there will NOT be a Five Nights at Freddy’s 5. The story is complete, and the Halloween update and new game will not add to it.
That being said, I wanted to use these characters in a new and fun way because they are so near and dear to my heart, and I was excited to work on a type of game that I hadn’t made in a long time.
The new game that I’m working on will be called FNAF World. It will not be a horror game, but a role playing game where you create a party using the huge selection of characters from the FNaF games, including the classic, withered, toy, phantom, and nightmare versions. I’ve been working steadily on characters and hope to start on enemy models next week.
Posted September 16, 2015 via Polygon
Happy Birthday to @lonnie — YouTubers Rejoice!
Happy Birthday to Lonnie, the guy that takes the hit in making all these great mobile game videos so we don’t have to!
Posted September 15, 2015 via Touch Arcade
World of Tanks Blitz - Rise of Continents tournament coming Sept. 28
The Rise of Continents event that kicks off of 28 September will be a four-week-long tournament pitting Europe, North America, Asia, and (oddly) the Russian Commonwealth. It’s sort of a passive tournament — all you have to do to represent your continent is log into the game and play, and Wargaming will tot up which region is doing the best each week, with the winning teams getting in-game swag like premium tanks and IRL swag like Sennheiser headsets.
Posted September 15, 2015 via Pocket Tactics