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Out Now: Movie Tie-in Game Hotel Transylvania 2 from Reliance

Build your own monster hotel with Drac and all your favorite monsters from HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2! Customize your city, enjoy adventure-filled quests, decorate your own monster hotel, and play fun mini games in the official game for the HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 movie from Sony Pictures Animation. Play with Dracula, Mavis, Mummy, Frankenstein, Zombies and super cool monsters! Bleh bleh bleh!


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.

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[Sponsored] Out Now: Medieval Battalion Pro from Riad Afyouni

Many thanks to Medieval Battalion Pro for sponsoring Slide to Play this week.

Medieval battalion is a “first-people” shooting game, where you control a squad of 10 elite muskets protecting your valuable fortress. The enemy will come at you in waves, axemen, archers, pikemen and horsemen will attempt to topple your lines and go in the fortress.

Aim 5 muskets simultaneously, and have them fire their shots toward the enemy to stop them. Advance in this endless game, earn coins as you eliminate your enemy and reinforce your battalion with power-ups such as scattered bullets, slow motion or heal. Your battalion is counting on you commander!

Medieval Battalion Pro is available on the iOS App Store now and is ad free.

Out Now via Touch Arcade:

Out Now: SPL-T from Simogo

A surprise release from the artistic game makers Simogo has us and everyone else boggled. Is it just a simple game or is there more?

Via Touch Arcade


First Trailer for Angry Birds Movie Released

Though the movie doesn’t come out until 2016, the first trailer for the Angry Birds movie is out now.

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Out Now: Tile Rider by 7 Soft Pillows

Tile Rider is a single-player game where you control a small car, which is equipped with a weapon and a magnet gadget. Navigate each level of the virtual world from start to finish solving puzzles and outsmarting enemies.

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Out Now: FIFA 16 Ultimate Team from EA Mobile

Play beautiful with a newer, better, and faster FIFA experience on mobile! FIFA 16 Ultimate Team lets you celebrate every awesome attack, nail-biting goal, and powerful win like never before with console-like graphics. Experience the most realistic set of football features on the App Store.

No word yet if a government bribery simulation is included in this new version. (Fingers crossed!)

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Out Now: Eternity Warriors 4: Hero’s Call from Glu Games

Crush enemies and become a hero in Eternity Warriors 4, the latest addition to the hit RPG series!

Hack through enemies as the mighty Warrior, slash them with the lightning-fast Assassin or rain down fire upon them as the unstoppable Mage. Choose which hero best fits your play-style and jump into the action!

Gear via MacRumors:

iPhone 6s and 6s+ Reviews Are In

Here are a few highlights:

In general most reviewers raved about 3D Touch, the new cameras, 4K video, Live Photos, and that Battery life is unchanged (Wall Street Journal) from the iPhone 6 even though the battery is slightly smaller.

Walk Mossberg reviews the iPhone at The Verge:

The iPhone 6S is the best smartphone out there, period. If you already own last year’s model, you might not find its new features compelling enough to upgrade. But, if you own an older iPhone, or an Android phone you’re ready to ditch, this new iPhone will make you much happier.

Nilay Patel also at The Verge weighs in:

So I’m just going to put this out there, and then we can all handle the emotional consequences together: if you are thinking of buying a new phone, and you have anything older than an iPhone 6, you should buy an iPhone 6S Plus. It is the best iPhone ever made, and it is right now the best phone on the market. If you’re upgrading from an iPhone 5S or anything older, it will blow your mind. There just aren’t other companies that can roll out a feature like 3D Touch and make it work in a way that suggests the creation of entirely new interface paradigms, and every other phone maker needs to figure out exactly why Apple’s cameras are so consistent before they can really compete.

Pocket-lint is a little less gushing:

An iPhone S update year usually means a couple of new features that most people could take or leave, but the iPhone 6S is the most exciting S model for a long time. It bucks the usual trend, delivering a phone that will offer plenty to iPhone users new and old alike, with 3D Touch a principle new feature that will lead iPhone functionality going forward.

But overall I guess we can say it truely is the best iPhone Apple has ever produced (again).

Via MacRumors

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

Call of Champions – Tips, Cheats, and Strategies

Tom Christiansen over at Gamezebo has some wise words for those of us jumping into the latest MOBA on the App Store.

Via Gamezebo

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Out Now: Lifeline 2 – from 3 Minute Games

The hotly anticipated Lifeline 2 made it out way earlier than expected. Looks like it was just waiting for WatchOS 2.0 to be released. The original Lifeline was one of my favorites from earlier in the year, I can’t wait to dig into this one.


Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom — Soft launched in Canada

The dazzling sequel to SEGA’s hit endless runner, SONIC DASH. Featuring the cast and world of the new TV series, SONIC BOOM.

New and amazing 3D worlds, challenges and game play. Play as Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, and Sonic’s new friend, Sticks. Let’s do this!

This one is confusing — odd that the original wouldn’t just be updated. But if you have a CA App Store account, head on over to download. We’ll let you know when it’s out in the US.

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Real Boxing 2 – Soft launched in Canada

The best fighting game on the App Store is back in Real Boxing™ 2 with an addictive and seamless Career Mode, unlimited customization, stunning visuals and dynamic combat. Ready for Round 2?

So if you have a Canadian iTunes account, head on over to the CA App Store to download it.

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

Pop the Lock Tips, Cheats and Strategies

Nadia Oxford over at Gamezebo takes a look at some tips for the head scratcher hit Pop the Lock:

Keep practicing — you’ll probably do better next time

Pop the Lock’s random dot placement can actually be a godsend. It’s much harder to succeed when dots are placed close together in succession. When they’re further apart, you have more time to prepare your reflexes.

Via Gamezebo


DraftKings vs. FanDuel – “Whoever wins, it won’t be you”

I get so sick of seeing these commercials. Great video via SB Nation though you could say it’s a bit tainted by their FanDual partnership:

You’re not seeing things: DraftKings and FanDuel have aired their commercials more than 30,000 times since Aug. 1. This is why it’s happening and why you aren’t winning many — if any — pools.

Gear via 148Apps:

Out Now: Anki Overdrive – Review 4.5/5 from 148Apps

The second generation of Anki AI car playset has launched. Anki Overdrive takes the amazing auto driving cars and pumps it up with better resonsiveness, a modular track system, and all new ways to play.

Rob Rich took a look at Anki Overdrive and loved it, giving it 4.5/5 stars:

The biggest thing that sets either Anki racing set apart from most other iOS racing games is that they’re a physical thing that you use an app to control, as opposed to a straight-up racing game. You need track, cars, and table/floor space to set everything up, and a second person in the room with you (with their own iOS device and a copy of the app) to play along if you’d prefer not racing against the computer.

Anki Overdrive Starter Kit retails for $149.99 and is available from Amazon now. Other expansion cars are also available.

Via 148Apps

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Star Wars: Uprising Review – good for Star Wars nerds only – via Touch Arcade

Andrew Fretz took a look at Star Wars: Uprising and came away with a bi-polar review — it’s a great game for Star Wars fans, but others will find it a bit boring.

I have to apologize in advance if this review sounds a little bi-polar. See, I am a pretty big Star Wars nerd. Maybe I don’t know the plot of each of the EU books, but I grew up as many of you did with a love for this franchise and I’ve been a fan through the lean times and am definitely looking forward to movie episode 7 coming soon. As any good Star Wars fan can tell you, some times a product with the Star Wars label just doesn’t live up to the hype, and I am afraid that in many ways Star Wars: Uprising falls into this category.

Via Touch Arcade

Updates via Touch Arcade:

Update: Furdemption adds MFi, iCloud sync, more

via Touch Arcade:

iCloud syncing is now automatic, and the game now supports MFi controllers. It’s easier to access the retry feature, and there are several new achievements.

Via Touch Arcade

News via MacRumors:

Need to Know: XcodeGhost – Malware infected apps and games on the App Store

Over the weekend it came to light that a modified version of Xcode had been distributed in China codenamed XcodeGhost. This allowed infected apps to be released on the App Store for the first time. Apps like WeChat, and possibly Angry Birds 2 (Chinese version).

MacRumors has the full round-up with everything you need to know. But, first priority is change your Apple ID password!

Via MacRumors

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville Review – “definitely one of the good ones” – Touch Arcade

In an amazingly long review, Tasos over at Touch Arcade gives Rebuild 3 an amazing 4.5/5 and notes:

Rebuild 3 is a really fun game overall with the kind of gameplay that keeps you coming back for more. I often stayed up later than I planned because I wanted to see if my city was going to survive the zombie onslaught or whether it would collapse, torn at the seams. Visually pleasant, with a lovely cartoon style that makes what would otherwise be a grim game pleasant to play, Rebuild 3 definitely entertains.

Via Touch Arcade


Out Now: Hotline Miami 2 – on Nvidia Shield TV

The Nvidia Shield TV is one hot little unconsole. They continue to push out great exclusive games like Hotline Miami 2.

Previews via Polygon:

Braid’s Jonathan Blow on new game, The Witness – coming to iOS in 2016

News via Polygon:

“The Witness is a game about that transition that happens in your head from being confused to understanding the situation,” says Blow. “It happens instantaneously. Designers in the past have talked about wanting people to have that ah-ha moment where they solve a puzzle. That’s sort of what I mean, but what I’m aiming at is a little bit different or maybe more specific. It’s maybe a certain kind of ah-ha moment.”

A great read about the development process as well.

Via Polygon

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