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How to Stream the Super Bowl to Your iPhone or iPad, and Play the Best iOS Football Games

It's Super Bowl time! It's your last chance to watch real football for the next seven months. As such, we have compiled a number of football games for you to check out on iOS, and have helpfully found ways for you to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday on your iOS device...

We find ourselves kind of fascinated by Puzzle and Dragons [Free] and its 3DS exploits. I mean, the game is a huge deal in Japan, and it's kind of surreal seeing that the franchise is so big that it's able to cross over with the Mario franchise. This TV commercial for the upcoming 3DS Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition started running in Japan, and while it's just a 15-second glimpse at what to expect for the upcoming title, it's still kind odd to watch this in motion:..

The Long-Awaited 'Midnight Star' Releases Worldwide on February 5th

Been waiting for Midnight Star, the upcoming first-person shooter from Industrial Toys, founded by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian? Well, good news: it releases worldwide next Thursday, February 5th. The game has been kicking around in soft launch since last summer back in the World Cup times, remember when we all cared about soccer for a few weeks? Well, the game has gotten its testing in, and now it's ready for the world to see the latest attempt at making a high-profile touch-friendly FPS. ..

Continuing their string of premium releases on mobile that are adaptations of indie PC games, DeNA has just released And Yet It Moves on iOS as Yet It Moves [$2.99]. Broken Rules' physics-based puzzle-platformer has you constantly rotating a world in order to help navigate it, watching as objects and obstacles move around, while also running and jumping to help navigate the levels. The game uses a paper theme for the hero and the world, and things like fire will slowly burn you to death. Ouch...

Orangepixel swiftly added in a daily challenge mode to Gunslugs 2 [$2.99] on other platforms, where he could update the games after only a short while. Well, there's just one problem: the iOS version hasn't gotten updated yet. And it's because the app update has been rejected by Apple. Why? Because of a screenshot that "show[s] violence against a human being." Well, let's take a look at the gory, bloody screenshot in question:..

Did you catch wind of the Space Marshals [$2.99] Chapter 2 update coming soon, and realize that you haven't yet checked the game out? Well, good news for you, as the game has just gone on its first sale, dropping down to $2.99 from its original $4.99 price. The second episode of the game will be a free update, so you'll be getting more of the game without paying more for it...

'Lego Batman: Beyond Gotham' Fights Brainiac This Summer

There's a load of Lego games in the works, and iOS is getting at least one of them: Lego Batman: Beyond Gotham is scheduled to hit mobile this summer. This is more than just Batman, as the name indicates, as many of the Justice League members will get involved, in order to stop Brainiac from destroying Earth. Even some of the Legion of Doom characters will be playable. Developed by Lego game mainstay TT Games, there's not any real screens or details beyond the premise, so here's an unrelated clip of Batman from The Lego Movie...

The Uber-Stylish 'Hyper Maze Arcade' Releases on February 4th

A month ago, we brought Hyper Maze Arcade to your attention, a game that looked pretty spiffy just based on seeing it in motion alone. Well, good news if you've wanted to check it out for yourself, as you'll be able to do so soon: the game releases for free next week on February 4th. The game also has a new trailer showing off the game in motion with its effects and music, check it out:..

Ravenous Games Announces Roguelike-Platformer 'Devious Dungeon 2' Coming Soon

Long time pixel art proprietors Ravenous Games have just announced their next game is about to be finished: Devious Dungeon 2. A follow-up to Devious Dungeon [$1.99], their roguelike-inspired platformer, Ravenous is promising a lot more content. Three classes are available, with the barbarian, rogue, and mage. New levels will be available with new traps and hazards, collectable treasure, and mini-bosses to fight. And of course, the pixel art style that Ravenous has become known for will be throughout the game, in all its colorful, pixelly glory...

Fast-Paced iPad Competitive RTS 'The Ember Conflict' Soft-Launched

Substantial Games has just soft-launched a rather cool online multiplayer real-time strategy game for iPads called The Ember Conflict in a number of territories. The combat starts out 3-on-3, but each team has up to 3 reserve units that they can deploy over time, so combat can get quite frantic and crowded as 6-on-6 combat happens. Plus, it's possible to participate in 2v2 matches, so up to 24 units can be on-screen at once. The game is built for short sessions, with matches taking 2-5 minutes. Your unit selection winds up being important: how do you want to balance for your slow bruisers that can be out-maneuvered, archers that can deal damage from a distance but can't take many hits, or healing support units? That's the question that you have to solve...

There's going to be any number of Super Bowl ads for car companies, cell phone companies, beverages both soft and hard, and more. But Squarespace isn't going to be the most "wait, what?" advertiser in this year's Super Bowl. The leading contender is going to be uCool and their game Heroes Charge [Free], who are running a 15-second ad for their mobile game during the Super Bowl. Welcome to 2015, folks, where a free-to-play game is cause enough to advertise during the most expensive advertising period on TV each year...

Remember Lumines? Created by Q Entertainment, it was one of the big PSP launch titles back when that system launched, like a decade ago, which is absurd to think of. Well, Japanese publisher Mobcast and Lumines creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi's new studio Enhance Games have acquired the rights to Lumines and are at work on a new game in the rhythmic puzzle game series for iOS and Android. The game will feature modified gameplay to fit on touchscreens, but expect a similar game feel and some of the same music that made the series what it is. A number of social features will be added, as well. Here's a screen of the most recent Lumines game, the 2012 Lumines Electronic Symphony for the PS Vita, for reference...

Late last year, Disney talked about how they were going to release Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 [Free] for iOS, bringing some of the enhancements and new characters introduced in Disney Infinity 2.0 to iOS, and with support for Metal. Well, that day has finally come, as you can download Toy Box 2.0 today. This is a separate app from the original Disney Infinity: Toy Box [Free (HD)], which remains on the App Store if you have 1.0 figures. However, all your previous figures will work with Toy Box 2.0, and so will some of the new figures, which notably include Marvel characters...

Check Out Video of Sid Meier Himself Playing 'Sid Meier's Starships'

2K and Firaxis recently announced Sid Meier's Starships, a turn-based game about commanding a fleet of starships while exploring the galaxy, a sort of follow-up to Civilization: Beyond Earth which just released late in 2014. Starships is making its way to iPad, thankfully. Sid Meier and Firaxis participated in a panel at PAX South 2015 talking about Beyond Earth and also discussing a lot of what to expect with Starships. Have a free hour? Watch the entire panel below:..

'Stratego Single Player' Will Deliver Board Game Action for Hermits

Everyone likes board games, but they come with the problem of having to play with other people. Eww, no. Youdagames is here to help hermits like me with the upcoming Stratego Single Player. It's pretty much going to deliver what it says on the tin: the Stratego board game, but optimized for solo play on mobile. There will be a campaign mode where you can take on a series of opponents, featuring AI designed in collaboration with a Stratego World Champion. There are also the option for quick battles, in case you just want to get a game in without taking too much time...