Skylanders Trap Team is the new game in the Skylanders universe and the first to be released day and date on the iPad along with the console version. Not only that, but it’s the same game. This is a first, as far as we know, for any game.
Skylanders is also known as the first game that pairs a video game with a collectible hardware element. Skylanders figures and other pieces are used to change the game and provide new characters to play. This is done through the Portal of Power, a $75 Bluetooth base that also includes a joystick that can be used for the game. Also included with the Portal of Power are a couple figures to use in the game. These figures are placed on the base and through the magic of NFC appear in the game.
And you thought it would never happen, didn’t you? Pokémon, one of the jewels of Nintendo’s portfolio, has landed on the App Store in the form of Pokémon TCG Online, an iPad-only card game. This is a big deal! (more…)
You know the saying “information wants to be free”? Well so too do iOS games, apparently. The latest big-name iOS game to flip the proverbial freemium switch is the Om Nom vehicle Cut the Rope 2. (more…)
Once again a handful of excellent games are currently free or on sale right now on the App Store. Check out our list of the best of the best, with pricing, review links, and App Store links all in one place. Then hop over to the App Store to fill up your iOS device for a cheap weekend of nonstop gaming. (more…)
It’s great having Bioshock on the App Store and all, but that $14.99 debut price? It was a bit much for some people. Take-Two Interactive feels your pain. They’ve just gone and sliced the price down to $10.99, saving new buyers a cool 4-spot. (more…)
It’s Wednesday, and that can only mean one thing: It’s Big Game Night on the App Store! Not only do we have a new entry in a fantastic tower defense series hitting the U.S. App Store at 11 p.m. EST tonight, but we also have a whole bunch of other great games heading our way. Check them out below. (more…)
Fruit Ninja — the original fruit-slicing sim, the game that put Halfbrick on the map, the game cats love to play — is about to get rebooted. Halfbrick has re-written the game from the ground up to bring the design from 2010 to 2014. (more…)
Gameloft has dropped us a line to give us a run-down on the ways some of its games have been updated take advantage of some of the new features in iOS 8. Read on to see which games have been updated to use Metal, bundles, and even widgets. (more…)
The MOGA Rebel is the first full sized and full function standalone iOS MFI controller to make it out into the real world, and it’s just about perfect.
For players that are used to the full sized controllers of a modern console, most of the MFi controllers out so far for the iPhone are more than a bit cramped. Small buttons, short travel joysticks, and cramped hands are common complaints. MOGA hopes to take gaming on the iPhone and iPad up a notch by releasing the Rebel, a full sized joystick with a full compliment of sticks and buttons. (more…)
Rovio Stars, the publishing arm of the famed Angry Birds developer, has released some really good games, like Tiny Thief and Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. Its latest title to hit the App Store is Plunder Pirates, a game the company is billing as “the best looking mobile game ever.” I don’t know if I’d go that far, but you can watch the trailer below and download the game for free right here. (more…)
Goat Simulator, the game about being a goat and doing zany things, is apparently landing on iOS a day ahead of its scheduled September 18 release. That’s if its release on the New Zealand App Store indicates what it usually indicates. Watch our hands-on video below to see what you’re in for if you choose to drop $4.99 on this bad boy. (more…)
We’re ridiculously huge fans of Monument Valley. It’s a fantastic game that’s ludicrously gorgeous. The worst thing about it is that it’s a little on the short side. Luckily for us (and for everyone else), new levels are a-coming. (more…)