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Ahoy hoy retro RPG enthusiasts, here's some very welcoming news: Square Enix has just updated their iOS port of Final Fantasy V [$15.99] with iCloud save syncing and MFi game controller support. As the update descriptions says, "Game data saved with iCloud can now be shared across devices! At home or away, on your iPhone or iPad, pick the play style that's best for you." Neat! The update description also mentions now supporting the Logitech PowerShell Controller specifically, but as was the case with a similar update to Final Fantasy VI, the game does indeed work with a Steel Series Stratus and I'd imagine all the other MFi controllers as well...

As fans of Pixbits' Junk Jack X [$4.99] are well aware, the developers of the 2D crafting adventure game are always on top of holiday-themed and seasonal content updates. With Halloween approaching at the end of this month, Pixbits has pushed out their latest update for Junk Jack X, and it's stuffed like a scarecrow with all sorts of spooky new goodies. There's a new Halloween biome, new mobs like a Zombie Witch and Black Cat, spiders that will drop from trees (yuck), new Halloween cooking recipes, and lots more...

Have you ever played Big Buck Hunter and thought "I'm so good at this game, they should pay me to play it?" Well, there are the Big Buck Hunter World Championships in Minneapolis on October 24th, which I have just learned are a thing and are sponsored by both Old Milwaukee beer and Twitch, which is an amzing combination of sponsors. You can actually watch the tournament being streamed on Twitch this weekend. But I fear it might be a bit late to enter for this year's tournament. But the good news is that the iOS Big Buck Hunter Pro Tournament Edition [Free] is trying to make your dreams of winning money for playing Big Buck Hunter come true...

'Train Conductor 3' Resurrects The Voxel Agents' 2010 Train Puzzler

The Voxel Agents have announced that they are working on Train Conductor 3, the latest in their series, of, well, train conducting games. Apparently Australians don't mess around with the names of games. Look at Fruit Ninja [$0.99 / Free], or Jetpack Joyride [Free], both games that accurately describe what they are. So goes Train Conductor. The third entry in the series, the first since Train Conductor 2: USA [$1.99], which came out in 2010 but was recently updated for the iPhone 6/+, takes the train action to Europe and the Golden Age of steam trains, helping to get trains to their destinations all over Europe. One of the new challenges to take on are curved tracks, which will throw a wrinkle into preventing train collisions...

'NBA 2K15' Review - Technical Foul

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October 22nd, 2014 3:03 PM EDT by Eric Ford in $7.99, 2.5 stars, Games, iPad Games, iPhone games, Reviews, Sports, Universal
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2K has been experimenting with sports games on the iOS for a while, with NBA 2K15 [$7.99] being its latest attempt to bring its 2K Sports brand to the platform. In some regards, 2K15 does a great job of bringing that experience to iOS, with a full featured Career Mode, great graphics, and a look and feel that excels beyond most of the iOS competition. Unfortunately, some significant technical issues remove a good deal of the enjoyment that should be had with the game...

'Galactic Keep: Dice Battles' Development Update Indicates Game May be Near Completion

Galactic Keep: Dice Battles is still in the works, and Gilded Skull has just posted a development update on our forums about the latest addition to the upcoming game. The first 'core' module of the game has been done, with scripted events completed, maps balanced out and all that good stuff. They're working on mid-battle saving as well, before getting to final bug fixes and play balancing. The light's at the end of the tunnel for this game to finally see the light of day!..

Rovio's got a curious new title out today from their new LVL11 publishing initiative, called Retry [Free]. It's seemingly their take on the whole Flappy Bird craze, asking, can we make a challenging arcade-style game with pixel art...but also make it free-to-play friendly, and with a three star system? Sure! Players control a plane with a single tap-and-hold, which allows it fly upwards and spin backwards. This is a problem as the goal is generally to fly forwards to the end goal. So, light tapping is needed to stay on the straight and narrow, with coins to collect and even secret paths to find in the game's levels. ..

Check Out the Alpha Trailer for 'Crashlands' from the Creators of 'Quadropus Rampage'

Butterscotch Shenanigans, creators of one of the isometric roguelike-inspired Quadropus Rampage [Free], have been hard at work on Crashlands, their next full game. This is agenre-crossing game that will mix together survival gameplay, collecting and managing resources in harsh environments, with RPG hack 'n slash action, with Minecraft-style crafting and building elements. There will also be the ability to tame all the creatures you meet in the world, with narrative elements to help tie everything together. It's not quite a sandbox game – there's an actual story traveling through here...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'NHL 2K', 'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth', 'Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge' and Tons More

It's Wednesday again, and as expected, barreling through Q4 we're seeing even better and better games hitting the US App Store. NHL 2K leads the pack in what actually seems like a full fledged branded sports game without any free to play garbage which is a real rarity these days. I've been looking forward to the new Tilt to Live, Rival Stars Basketball is the new PikPok game and I seem to love everything they make. SAS: Zombie Assault 4 looks cool too, as multiplayer top-down shooters always seem to be fun:..

Khans of Tarkir Pro Tour: 'Magic 2015' is Getting an Expansion, a Payment Model Adjustment, and 'Magic Online' (Still) Could be Coming to iPad

The weekend before last I attended the Khans of Tarkir Pro Tour in Honolulu, Hawaii, which as a life-long Magic player was an incredible experience by every measure. A lot of what I talked about with Wizards while I was there was under embargo, so instead of teasing what I was doing or why I was there, I figured I'd just wait until I can talk about everything. Let's get on with the actual concrete news first, then we'll wander down speculation alley before taking a turn down Pro Tour road...

'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth' from Foursaken Media Drops on Thursday

Foursaken Media's Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is coming out this Thursday, October 23rd. You've played puzzle platformers before, but this is quite literally a puzzle platformer, where making matches of at least three blocks is necessary to move the protagonist around the levels, with a limited number of matches able to be made per level, and secrets to help dig up. As well, certain formulas of matches can be made in order to do things like blow up a whole heap of blocks at once. And all this is in order to find secrets and get to the bottom of the level in one piece...

'Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge' Releases on Thursday

Tired of being teased by Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge these past few months, and are finally ready to play it yourself? Well, you don't have to wait much longer, as the game is finally releasing this Thursday, October 23rd. The plan is for it to be $2.99 with no IAP, and will be an iOS exclusive, so you can tell your Android nerd friends to just go and deal with that. ..

'Hearthstone' Set to Hit iPhone "Early Next Year"

October 21st, 2014 3:20 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News
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If you're one of the many people who always races to the comments of any Hearthstone [Free (HD)] story to post the requisite "WTF BLIZZ" in regards to when in the world the game is coming to the iPhone, we got a half-answer today in part of a development update by Blizzard. There's a pretty slick infographic and the following relevant tidbit:..

Game 1 of the MLB World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants kicks off today, and to celebrate the MLB-developed R.B.I. Baseball 14 [$1.99] is on sale for the first time since its release back in April, down to just $1.99. The original R.B.I. Baseball series was a mainstay of the sports genre on 8- and 16-bit game systems, but had laid dormant since its last entry in 1995. This year, MLB's in-house development studio Major League Baseball Advanced Media looked to resurrect the series with a modern coat of paint, while keeping the gameplay simple and arcadey as a throwback to the series' origins...

A Real, Official Pokemon Game Just Hit the App Store... But It's for Kids

This headline starts out as the greatest thing ever then quickly wanders into "Oh... ok. :(" territory. Camp Pokemon [Free] is the real deal, it's a Pokemon game by The Pokemon Company featuring actual real Pokemon and interacting with them in various ways. Problem is, it's aimed at kids 6-8 and is going to be a total snooze-fest for any adult Poke-fan. Check out the trailer:..

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