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Out Now: 'XCOM: Enemy Within', 'Space Age', 'Framed', 'Golfinity', 'Crystal Siege HD', 'Random Heroes 3'

It's a huge Wednesday night full of new iOS games which have just gone live in the US App Store. The biggest release of the week is definitely XCOM: Enemy Within, which is a very welcome addition to iOS as the original was nearly flawless on mobile. There's also quite a few things which I've been anticipating for a long time now, like Framed, Crystal Siege, Random Heroes 3 and Space Age. There's also several games designed specifically to work with Chromecast, which is pretty interesting. Anyway, now you know what I'm psyched for, what will you guys and gals be picking up?..

Straight out of the "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" department is some amazingly depressing news from the dudes at ustwo following the release of the Monument Valley [$3.99] expansion, Forgotten Shores. Backing things up a bit, Monument Valley is an incredible game. We effortlessly gave it five stars in our review, and it's included in any list of games I tell people to check out when constantly asked "What games should I get?" Its expansion launched this morning, essentially doubling the amount of content in the game for $1.99...

'Bounce On Back' is the Latest in the Beloved 'Bounce On' Series of Platformers

Platforming games have always been a popular genre on iOS, and the first one that I really fell in love with was Team Phobic's Bounce On [$1.99] way back in December of 2008. Coincidentally, it launched right at the same time as the original Rolando [$0.99]. Both games felt truly native to the platform, as opposed to just a platforming game with virtual buttons slapped on top, and there was a lot of debate back in the day as to which game was the better "rolling" platformer. Personally I could go either way, but there's something about Bounce On and its sequel Bounce On 2 [$3.99 / Free] that's always held a special place in my heart...

Sega's Bringing 'Chain Chronicle' from Japan in December

Sega and Japanese studio gumi are teaming up to release the free-to-play Chain Chronicle on December 8th worldwide. This is a real-time strategy game where players will command their team of heroes, trying to protct their base from oncoming enemy forces. The game takes place in a 6x3 grid, though movement isn't necessarily rigid in moving from tile to tile, but smart play will be necessary to succeed and progress. There's over 150 different characters, comprising soldier, archer, knight, cleric, and wizard classes. The game boasts character artwork and voice acting from the anime and manga scene in Japan...

Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] isn't going to cease with the updates any time soon, it seems, as version 0.10.0 was submitted to the App Store today, according to Mojang's Johan Bernhardsson. Yes, version 0.10.0; Mojang's pulling an OS X by not just going up to a full version number. The game's getting full support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in this upcoming update, along with 64-bit processor support that should make the game run better than ever. Creative mode will have a day/night cycle, and running water sounds have been added, with new fence items also added. Check out a screenshot of the update in action from a beta tester:..

'XCOM: Enemy Within' Hits the App Store Tonight

November 12th, 2014 10:38 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News

2K's XCOM: Enemy Unknown [$9.99] came out on mobile last year, and brought the reimagining of the classic turn-based strategy to iOS fully intact. Well, almost: last year's expansion XCOM: Enemy Within was not yet available. That's changing, as the expansion is rolling out as a standalone app on Thursday. The game will be available for $12.99, and should be rolling out around the world a few hours after everything else comes out tonight, according to IGN – it should be in the New Zealand App Store right now, but we haven't quite found it yet. But it should be available at least by tomorrow. We don't know if it supports save transferring from Enemy Unknown quite yet though...

The App Store operates at a blazing pace it seems, as it doesn't feel like that long ago that Monument Valley [$3.99] was released. It then proceeded to win an Apple Design Award, and the developers teased the potential that there'd be more content on the way. That tease turned into an actual announcement, and as of a few moments ago, the expansion content is now available...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Crystal Siege HD', 'Framed', 'Golfinity', 'Random Heroes 3' and Tons More

Whoa, this is a Wednesday here. 31 games as of this posting have dribbled their way out on to the App Store and are either available now or will be available for download at 11:00 PM Eastern. There's some great stuff in here too...

'Kingdom Rush Origins' Launching November 20th, New Trailer Released

We learned back in August that Ironhide Game Studio was working on a new Kingdom Rush game, and in October we learned what that new game was called: Kingdom Rush Origins. Today Ironhide has revealed when we'll be able to play the new game, and good news: it's really soon. Like, next week soon. November 20th, to be exact. To celebrate the impending launch, Ironhide has released a brand new trailer showing Kingdom Rush Origins in action. Check it out...

'Assassin's Creed Unity Companion' Now Available on iOS

November 11th, 2014 4:03 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News
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Companion apps for console games are always a mixed bag – it's hard to think of one off the top of my head that became a must-use essential with the game in question, and I'm curious as to how many people use something like Xbox Smartglass [Free] with any regularity. But publishers keep putting out these apps, and hey, at least the Assassin's Creed Unity Companion [Free] sounds like it has some useful features. ..

Colorful Platformer 'Huey' Out Now on Android, Coming to iOS Soon

Mobile gaming is no stranger to the throwback, pixel art platformer, and soon there will be one more to add to the pile with the upcoming Huey from developer Fragment Two. As the developer has explained in our forums, Huey is a "classic 2D platform game combined with puzzle elements" and will feature more than 30 levels of platforming across 5 different worlds. You can see all this in action with the official trailer for Huey below...

This falls squarely in the "Huh, that's neat" category of iOS gaming, and I thought it was worth mentioning. Overglide [$0.99], released today, is a tiny game that you play in the "Today" section of your Notification Center on iOS 8. It takes advantage of iOS 8's new capability of having "live" widgets that can be added to Notification Center, giving you up-to-date looks at weather, sports scores, and even allowing you to make calculations. To my knowledge, Overglide is the first to actually let you play a game right from the lock screen. The game itself is a simple cave flyer where you control a paper airplane and dodge obstacles for as long as possible...

FDG Entertainment's Tower Defense RPG 'Crystal Siege' Hits iPad This Week

FDG Entertainment's Crystal Siege has been in the works for a long while now, and iPad owners are going to get their hands on it very soon: this Thursday, November 13th, to be exact! The tower defense and RPG hybrid will release for $4.99 as an iPad exclusive, though release for iPhone is planned in 2015. Players will try to stop wave after wave of oncoming enemies, using various towers, abilities, and environmental traps to help take out the invading creeps. There will be a player character that can be controlled around the battlefield to help fight enemies, with a number of things to buy to help make the tower defending more effective...

Candy Crush Soda Saga [Free] has officially made its way out worldwide starting today. The follow-up to the absolute mega-hit Candy Crush Saga [Free], this is yet another match-3 game, because a Clash of Clans [Free] clone in the Candy Crush universe would be absurd and probably make too much money. The goal is to make matches to pop soda bottles, which helps raise the soda level to make more matches. The game released a few weeks ago on Facebook, presaging its eventual worldwide launch, though the game also soft launched in various territories before it went global. King also announced last week that the London Symphony Orchestra was doing the soundtrack for the game, which seems excessive for a match-3 game, but hey, they probably have the money. ..

'The Walking Dead Season 2' Episode 1 Goes Free

November 11th, 2014 10:56 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Been meaning to give Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 2 [Free] a shot? Well, there's no better time than now, as the app is currently free to download, giving you the first episode in the adventure series for free. The other four episodes are available as an in-app purchase, either $4.99 each or $14.99 for the whole season. Telltale does this periodically with their episodic series, to give away the first episode, which serves as a great way for people to dive into their brand of story-driven gameplay...

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