Category Archives: iPad Models

Straight from tonight's "So, this exists" department is Gutpela's SideWalker - Late to Work [Free] a game that cleverly combines two things that are very hot right now on the App Store: Any behind the back Temple Run style game, and anything that has even vaguely Minecraft-y graphics. SideWalker combines these two fads into one incredibly absurd concept of a game where all you're doing is walking to work. Of course you need to avoid other pedestrians on the sidewalk and other obstacles, but you can basically take your time controlling your speed by swiping up or down on the screen between a slow saunter and a power-walk. But, yeah, the goal is to just get to work...

Heads up: an iPad-specific version of Riven is still on the way, and it's going to include some key improvements over the original game, CEO of Cyan Worlds Rand Miller revealed in an awesome interview with Modojo. ..

It’s easy to get excited about iPad mini because it’s a different kind of iPad. Smaller, lighter, and thinner than every previous model, it’s surprisingly good for playing games. Its downsides are related to its tech, which is for the most part borrowed from the iPad 2, but it's still an incredibly capable device and its distinctive physical features have me preferring it over my full-sized iPad based on my time with the device thus far...

I've never been a fan of hardware reviews. A device could have everything -- a great screen, fantastic speed, perfect form factor, superb build quality -- and it still could be worthless if its ecosystem is flat or nonexistent. Content creators need to be around. If they aren't, a new feature is just that; a feature. Who wants a tablet that has a crazy good GPU but no games that actually take advantage of it?..

Comparison Shots of Games on iPad 3 vs. iPad mini

We've been hitting it pretty hard with coverage of the new 4th generation iPad and iPad mini launches today, and earlier we posted a list of the Top Ten Best iPad Game Classics For iPad Mini where we suggested some of our favorite iPad games that cover a lot of different genres and should be a nice fit on the smaller form factor of the iPad mini...

Top Ten Best iPad Game Classics For iPad Mini

November 2nd, 2012 10:10 AM EDT by Brad Nicholson in iPad mini, News
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One of the coolest features of iPad mini is its form factor. It's smaller, thinner, and a lot shorter than a regular iPad, making it more comfortable to grip and easier to stow in a bag. But let's not get wrapped up and forget its most important feature: its access to thousands and thousands of video games via the App Store...

Intentional or not, sometimes the iPad and iPhone version of the same game feel quite a bit different from each other. You can boil it down to size. On iPad, you've got a much larger screen area to work with than you do on iPhone. Because of that size and the way you hold the device as a result, you play games differently. It's just what happens...

There's a couple of reasons to want a new iPad 4. Either you've yet to own an iPad with a gorgeous retina display, or you just really dig the latest in technology. Regardless, this is a powerful device fitted with a brand new GPU that can push out major graphics without seriously taxing the important stuff, like say, battery power. ..

Screen resolutions are getting a little bonkers. There's a lot. New iPad and iPad with Retina display both support retina; iPhone 5 rocks a wide-screen retina display; older phones and iPod touches support a mixture of retina standard high-resolution; And now there's the iPad mini screen, which sits in the middle. Its screen isn't retina level, but the pixel density is quite high considering...

Even before today's launch of iPad mini and iPad with Retina Display, there were a lot of different kinds of iPod touches, iPads, and iPhones out in the wild. Each has their own technical highs and lows. Game creators, for the most part, do a fantastic job with supporting just about everything with their games. ..

When the new iPad, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5 hit store shelves, so did some awesome games that took advantage of the much beefier hardware. Infinity Blade 2, Sky Gamblers, and Lili (to name a few) are solid examples of good release day games that also operated as showpieces. We've yet to see this kind of game for iPad with Retina Display, or "iPad 4," but don't sleep on the device -- a lot of game makers are telling us that they're looking to capitalize on the beefier, more powerful GPU...

'Letterpress - Word Game' Review - Simple And Awesome

When I first heard that Loren Brichter of Atebits – creator of the groundbreaking Twitter client Tweetie (RIP) – was making an iOS game, I was extremely interested. After all, Tweetie demonstrated exceptional UI design and intuitiveness, as well as a clean aesthetic. Put all of those types of qualities towards an iOS game and, yeah, I'm totally on board...

As you're probably aware by now, Apple announced a brand new smaller version of their iPad today, dubbed the iPad mini. Following the keynote address by Apple's executive team in San Jose, a hands-on session was held where members of the tech press could actually get a feel for this new, more diminutive tablet. Here's a brief roundup of hands-on impressions from around the web, and we'll update this post as more roll in...

Apple Announces A5-Powered 7.9" iPad mini

October 23rd, 2012 2:29 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in iPad mini, News

Following the surprise announcement of a speed-bumped iPad was the iPad mini. If you were following the rumor scene, most of what people were expecting turned out to be true. It comes packed with a 7.9" display, a similar A5 processor to the iPad 2, and a price point that starts at $329 for the 16GB load-out. It's got a 1024x768 display, is as thing as a pencil and light as a pad of paper, even optionally including LTE just like the "big" iPad...

Apple Announces New 4th Generation iPad

October 23rd, 2012 2:06 PM EDT by Jared Nelson in iPad 4, News

During the Apple keynote this afternoon, Apple announced a brand new iPad (4th generation) model. Yes, just over 6 months after the release of "the new iPad" with Retina Display, we have a new new iPad...

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