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Hearthstone’s third Blackrock Mountain wing, Blackrock Spire, is now live

Lately it seems like Hearthstone posts just don’t stop coming. That’s because a lot is going on with this fantastic card battling game lately, and if you’re not playing it, you should probably change that ASAP. The third section of the Blackrock Mountain DLC has gone live. VentureBeat reports:

This gives you three new bosses to fight against as part of the continuing solo adventure. This is just one of the ways that Blizzard is keeping fans of its first free-to-play and mobile game coming back for more, and it’s working as Hearthstone is one of the top-grossing apps on iOS and Android. The developer is selling this new episode for $7, but you can buy the entirety of Blackrock Mountain for $25 — that will save you a few bucks over purchasing each wing separately.

 

Via VentureBeat

Reviews via Gamezebo:

Lost Within Review: A Hair-Raising Good Time

Survival horror game Lost Within is the first title from Amazon Game Studios to go live outside its own App Store, meaning there are a lot of eyes on it. That’s creepy in its own right, but according to Gamezebo’s four out of five-star review for the title, Lost Within is a high-quality horror game, period.

In a lot of ways, Lost Within felt like a very “by the numbers” horror game. This isn’t a criticism mind you — merely an observation that I got pretty much exactly what I was expecting from it. If you’re looking for a tense game that’s heavy on storytelling (and an absolute treat for you eyes), Lost Within is an easy recommendation — especially for gamers who like a good fright.

Via Gamezebo

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Out Now: Halo: Spartan Assault

Hell has frozen over — a Halo game has been released for something other than a Microsoft platform. Sure it’s not _the_ Halo, but it’s in the Halo universe. Two games released, Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike, each priced at $5.99.

Top Features (of Halo: Spartan Assault)
• Epic campaign featuring 30 action packed levels with a brand new Halo story set just before the events of Halo 4.
• Command many of your favorite Halo weapons, vehicles, and armor abilities, and customize your Spartan to create the perfect Spartan warrior.
• Earn achievements, complete weekly challenges for XP and compete against your friends in leaderboards for ultimate bragging rights

Via Touch Arcade

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Out Now: Lost Within from Devs of Prey by Amazon Game Studios

Not only has Microsoft brought a game to the App Store (twice even), but Amazon has followed up with their promise to bring games to the iOS App Store as well.

Lost Within marks the first release from Amazon Game Studio on the App Store with others promised.

From the developer of Prey — Survive a haunted asylum and its monstrous Inhabitants. Confront a legendary killer who prowls the abandoned wards. Scavenge and create makeshift weapons or conserve your resources and employ stealth tactics to sneak past the lurking horrors. When all else fails, run for your life or find a place to hide. To escape, you must uncover the asylum’s dark mystery: the shattering secret that led to its condemnation. There are many doors, but there is only one way out.

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Out Now: Tiny Guardians

War is deadly serious, even when its participants are thimble-sized and adorable. Tiny Guardians is a tower defense / strategy game that utilizes wee heroes. You can grab it for $3.99 USD.

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Out Now: Adaline

Adaline is a stealth / strategy game that’s all about safely delivering pizza in a forest full of hungry wolves. To survive and make a profit, you rely on the power and raw intelligence of your cat allies. Who says video games are out of ideas? Adeline can be downloaded for $1.99.

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Out Now: Arcane Tower

If you’re in the market for a new roguelike, look up. And up. Arcane Tower is now available, and ready to provide you with hours of monster-bashing, spider-smashing fun. You can download it for $1.99 USD.

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Out Now: Halo: Spartan Strike

Hell has frozen over, Microsoft has released two games for iOS Halo: Spartan Assault and this one Halo: Spartan Strike. Each priced at $5.99.

Top Features (of Halo: Spartan Strike)
• Crush your enemies using the iconic Warthog or sweep them from the battlefield using the all-new Kestrel VTOL.
• Face off against Promethean enemies; deadly mechanical warriors who seek mankind’s annihilation.
• Experience an all-new story that will take you from New Mombasa on Earth to the enigmatic Gamma Halo located at the edge of charted space.
• Earn achievements, complete weekly challenges and take the top position against friends in leaderboards that showcase your Halo gaming skills.

Via Touch Arcade

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Out Now: Sky Punks from Rovio Stars

The creators of Angry Birds present Sky Punks! Assemble a daring team of Punks as you race your GlideWing across the treacherous landscape of Neo Terra. Harness the power of magic Crystals to defeat rival GlideWing riders and fly even faster!

Sky Punks is an unlimited adventure starring a motley cast of characters. Reveal their stories as you collect them all. Use the coins and Crystals you find to unlock new GlideWings and abilities as you explore the exotic world of Neo Terra!

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Out Now: Mega Drift

Mega Drift is the racing game that’s all about drifting. Grab the wheel and keep the race alive by reaching the next checkpoint before the timer runs out. As the game progresses your drifting skills will be tested to the max!

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Out Now: MLB Perfect Inning 15

Celebrate Major League Baseball’s new season and throw your first pitch with MLB Perfect Inning 15! Warm up in the spring season with enhanced gameplay, improved graphics, and all new game modes. Play with all the players of MLB! It’s a whole new ball game. Bring the heat!

Worth downloading if for no other reason than Madison Bumgarner of the World Champion San Francisco Giants is on the icon. Way better than that weirdo that was on there for MLB Perfect Inning 14.

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Out Now: Garfield: Survival of the Fattest from Pixowl

Garfield, the world’s most famous cat, and his intense passion for food are coming to mobile and tablets in a fun new simulation game! As a last desperate hope, Jon takes Garfield camping in order to force him to diet. But for Garfield, Diet is ‘die’ with the ‘t’! Help Garfield get back his favorite dishes while camping in the wild. It is the Survival of the Fattest!!!

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Out Now: WWE 2K

• Authentic WWE Action, Superstar Entrances, wrestling moves, your favorite match types, and more.
• Create a Superstar: Create the Superstar you always wanted to be. Available for use in all game modes.
• Career Mode: Choose a Custom or WWE Superstar and take him through his WWE journey. Earn Respect, upgrade your skills, earn titles, and achieve goals to earn your way to the WWE Hall of Fame.
• Training – Learn how to play WWE 2K, from beginner to pro, learning the nuances of the deep gameplay in the game’s tutorial mode.
• Real-Time Multiplayer Matches- Take your created Superstar or your favorite WWE Superstar online and play against friends or the WWE Universe .
• Tons of Unlockables: Play and unlock tons of new items to further customize your created Superstar.

How-Tos via Touch Arcade:

A Hearthstone Deck-Building Guide

Yesterday Touch Arcade posted a standard beginners guide for Hearthstone, a fantastic Magic: The Gathering-like card game that has just come to the iPhone thanks to a universal update to its iPad app. Today TA has posted a beginner’s guide to deck-building, which is an essential part of the Hearthstone experience. Read it here.

Even if you are willing to splurge and get all kinds of fancy Legendaries, if you don’t know how to use them in the correct deck, you’ll simply have expensive, but losing, decks.The main take from this guide is a relatively simple one: to use Ken Nagle’s, aMagic the Gathering designer, axiom, “Play good decks, not good cards.” When you are putting cards together, you should be thinking about the deck as one unit consisting of smaller parts rather than a collection of cards put together just because individually the cards look strong. Deck-building is about deciding on a strategy and making a deck that adheres to that. Don’t be afraid to leave out a new, fancy card you just got if you can’t find a good reason to fit it in the deck.

Via Touch Arcade

Deals

My Om Nom is On Sale for $0.99

My Om Nom, the pet simulator starring iOS gamer’s favorite candy addict, is currently on sale “for a few days.” It’s down to $0.99 from $4.99, so if you’ve been wondering what it would be like to take care of an Om Nom of your own, now would be a great time to take the plunge.

Reviews via 148Apps:

Heartbeats Review: Intriguingly Puzzling

If you like your puzzle games to be cryptic and mysterious, you’ve come to the right place: Heartbeats is just that. It’s not a long game, but it’s free to download, with a $0.99 IAP to unlock the full game. Jennifer Allen over at 148Apps found it worthwhile, giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars in her review.

For free, you’re given three levels. These provide a good basis to what to expect for the rest. While I’ll dodge obvious spoilers, they work well in getting you to think laterally and a little outside of the box to decipher. A mixture of riddles and visual clues, it’s fun to try to figure out what’s next. Whether you’re piecing together a key from letters or figuring out what a riddle is asking you to do, it’s interesting stuff. In each case, the game controls well, enticing you into exploring what can be accomplished through experimentation. Remember that when you’re playing – it really is important!

Via 148Apps

Videos via AppSpy:

Video: Hearthstone on iPad vs. Hearthstone on iPhone

Hearthstone is a universal app now, available on iPhones and iPads alike. How does the new iPhone version stack up against its larger older sibling? Take a look at the AppSpy video above to find out. Spoilers: Minus some small tweaks and UI changes, it’s pretty much the same deal.

Via AppSpy

    via Touch Arcade:

    Pandemic: The Board Game Hits iPhone on Friday

    iPhone-toting board game geeks will want to keep an eye out this week for an update to the iPad app Pandemic: The Board Game. That’s because the update will bring universal support, which means you’ll be able to play it on iPhone as well. Also, says Touch Arcade:

    To celebrate, there’ll be a weeklong sale: Pandemic: The Board Game will be a breezy $4.99 [down from $6.99] from the 17th to the 24th.

    Via Touch Arcade

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    News via Siliconera:

    Terra Battle Getting Crossover With The Last Story

    Hironobu Sakaguchi’s puzzle RPG Terra Battle is getting a crossover with another Hironobu Sakaguchi game: The Last Story, which appeared on the Wii in 2011. There’s no word yet on how the properties will mix – an update for Terra Battle seems likelier than a whole new game – but we’ll find out more after a Japanese livestream presentation scheduled for April 23.

    Via Siliconera

    How-Tos via Touch Tap Play!:

    Hints and Tips for Twisty Hollow

    Now that the twisted puzzle game Twisty Hollow has gone free-to-play, maybe you’ve downloaded it for the first time and could use some tips on how to get the most out of your spin. Touch Tap Play! has a guide that should help you out.

    Via Touch Tap Play!

    Updates

    Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire Gets New Spells, New Enemies, and More

    Nitrome’s delightful line-drawing game Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire received an update today in honor of 3 million downloads. There are new spells to cast, new enemies to defend against, and new backgrounds to gaze at. Enjoy, magic-user.

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