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'The Witcher Battle Arena' Beta Now Accepting iOS Players

The season of the mobile MOBA is finally upon us, it seems, with Vainglory [Free (HD) / Free] getting such huge showcases from Apple. Plenty of other developers have been trying to make the MOBA genre work on mobile, and one of the more interesting entrants is CD Projekt Red, creators of The Witcher series, with The Witcher Battle Arena. The game was announced back in July with promises of three-on-three battles with no pay-to-win elements. A new trailer was released in August, along with a signup for a beta, but only on Android. Well now, iOS players who want to help beta test the upcoming MOBA can do so, as CD Projekt is looking for beta testers. You can sign up here at this link. They're not promising everyone gets into the beta, unfortunately, but this still may be a way to provide feedback and play the game before its worldwide release...

If you're a board game fanatic traveling for Thanksgiving and other holidays coming up over the next month, you may find that actual board and tabletop games are a bit difficult to tote around compared to an iPad. Thankfully, there's a number of board and other strategic-type games that have gone on sale for you to check out. Here's a hefty list of the cheap titles:..

Check Out the 'Tales From The Borderlands' Launch Trailer

Telltale's Tales From The Borderlands is launching on Steam today, and like their games are always launched, will slowly drizzle out to other platforms over the course of the week. We'll likely see it on iOS anytime between now and Friday-ish, with fingers crossed that it's coming sooner rather than later. Telltale just released the following launch trailer, which is definitely worth a look...

New Apple Ad Features Metal MOBA 'Vainglory'

November 25th, 2014 12:30 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in News
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The previous bar for "winning the App Store lottery" was getting featured on the App Store, then it got raised to being Editor's Choice, and now it's apparently "have Apple make a TV commercial about your game." Or, at least, that's the trail the recently released Metal-powered MOBA Vainglory [Free] is on. Check it out:..

Love it or hate it, Candy Crush Soda Saga [Free] has made a fairly predictable march up to the top of the charts since its release not too long ago. That means tons of people are playing it, and knowing King's games as I do, that means tons of people are getting stuck and wanting to toss their mobile device every time they hear that smarmy voice-over guy say, "Oooh". Well, as usual, I've spent a good bit of time playing the game since its soft launch in the sandy deserts of Canada, and I've got some advice to help you turn those "ooohs" into "ahhhs". Well, there isn't actually an "ahhh", but you know what I mean...

A charming little high score game made its way to the App Store on Monday, called Oh My Giraffe [$1.99]. Players control a giraffe with a rather long and flexible neck, controlled by dragging which is helpful because there's a bunch of fruit to eat that's not always in easily-attainable positions. Each fruit is worth successively more points for eating it. Also, the giraffe is being chased by the predators of the jungle, and must knock some fruit to the ground by chewing the vines and letting them hit the pursuing lions, either by hitting them directly or bouncing off of the giraffe's body. Thankfully, the day-night cycle will put them all to sleep and let the fruit-eating commence unabated. Check out a teaser with some footage of the game; if possible, play it in YouTube's new 60 frames per second mode:..

Fans of classic JRPGs have been eating well this year on iOS, with four installments from the juggernaut Dragon Quest series releasing so far and very likely one more to come before we flip the calendars. All of the Dragon Quest games that Square Enix has put out so far on mobiles in 2014 are pretty strong games, particularly taking their age into account, but in this humble RPG fan's opinion, the best of the bunch is without a doubt Dragon Quest 4: Chapters Of The Chosen [$9.99]. I gave it top marks in my review both on the strength of the original game and the excellent quality of the port. It's easily the best version of Dragon Quest 4 available to English gamers and a must-have for any RPG aficionado. If you haven't picked it up yet, fortune smiles upon thee, for thou hast found the great sale price. While the game regularly goes for $14.99, the price is currently reduced 33% to a mere $9.99...

'Bean's Quest' Sequel 'Bean Dreams' Launching on December 4th

We haven't heard much about Bean Dreams since we went hands-on with it at GDC in March, but today developer Kumobius has confirmed that the game is finally ready and is releasing on December 4th for $2.99. Bean Dreams will feature 48 new levels as well as a major new ability in the form of a chili pepper that allows you to dash mid-air. Needless to say, that seemingly simple change puts a fresh spin on the "complete a level with as few bounces as possible" nature of the original Bean's Quest [$2.99]. Here's a new trailer. Seriously, just the intro animation alone makes this my new favorite game...

In late October, developer Funcom soft-launched a remastered iOS version of their critically-acclaimed 2000 PC adventure game The Longest Journey, but we weren't really sure when it would be seeing a wider release. Today we have our answer: The Longest Journey Remastered [$6.99] is available worldwide right now! ..

Play 'Exiles: Far Colony' and 'The Deer God' Alpha Versions on Android with the Crescent Moon Games Humble Bundle

Crescent Moon Games just announced the trailer for the upcoming Exiles: Far Colony last week, and some of you may be dying to play it. Well, if you have an Android device, you can get your hands on an alpha version of it as well as the upcoming Metroidvania-esque The Deer God...if you have an Android device. The latest Humble Mobile Bundle is all about Crescent Moon Games, and features 8 of their releases, including a few Android debuts. But the real kicker here are the alphas for the upcoming games. By paying $8, you can get all 8 of the games in the bundle as well as the two alpha versions, before release...

Zen Studios is adding another Marvel-themed table to their lineup of digital pinball games across all platforms, including of course iOS. Spider-Man's arch-nemesis Venom will be getting his very own table, and it'll be coming to both Zen Pinball [Free] and Marvel Pinball [$0.99] the week of December 8th. Specifically, iOS gamers can look forward to the table becoming available on December 11th, and it'll be in line with other Marvel tables from Zen and will cost $1.99. Here's a screen of the new Venom table...

You forgot about Pocket God [$0.99], didn't you? Sure, it has been a year since the last episode, "Apocalypse, Ow!" But that's no reason to forget about the game that made the "apps with free updates" concept a reality. Well, the app refuses to die, as Bolt Creative has announced episode 48 is coming soon, entitled "Call of Booty." The big new feature in this update is the ability to dive in the sea and explore underwater, hunting for treasure, while avoiding deadly sea creatures. There's twenty total pieces of booty to get, and a golden oyster idol, because why not? Check out the trailer for the upcoming update:..

'Ultimate Robot Fighting' Coming December 4th from Reliance Games

I make no bones about being a huge fan of Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free] on mobile, NetherRealm's pseudo-fighting-card-collecting game. Unlocking and upgrading new characters in the massive roster of fighters is actually just one gigantic grind, but it ends up being incredibly fun because the underlying fighting mechanics are so satisfying. Reliance Games, who have plenty of previous experience making mobile fighting games with titles like Real Steel [$0.99] and Pacific Rim [$0.99], is trying their hand at the card-collecting 3v3 hybrid brawler. It's called Ultimate Robot Fighting and you can see it in action in the following trailer...

Brace yourselves, we're going to talk about some truly old-school gaming in this review. Before there was Clash Of Clans [Free], Call Of Duty, Tetris [$0.99], Super Mario Bros., or even Pong, a huge gaming craze swept the world. It was a puzzle game known to the western world as Tangrams, brought over in the early 19th century from China, where it had been around for several hundred years. Suddenly those months-long New Zealand soft launches don't look so bad, do they? If you aren't familiar with Tangrams, the puzzle involves using seven pieces to try to match a set shape. You would think this to be a pretty shallow affair, but there have been several thousand different puzzles made. I'm not sure if it's still the case, but books of Tangram puzzles were always a mainstay in gas stations and convenience stores when I was a kid...

If you've already bought and played through Monument Valley [$3.99] and its "Forgotten Shores" expansion which was released just a couple short weeks ago, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that there's another new chapter that's been added to the game. As part of the Apps for Red initiative, a new "final" chapter has been added to Monument Valley, "Ida's (RED) Dream." This is a new chapter with some new puzzles, and featuring protagonist Ida decked out in red. ..

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