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Oh God, 'Blood Bowl' is Free Right Now

July 31st, 2015 3:30 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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If there is one thing that I have learned in my time at TouchArcade, it is this: Blood Bowl [$0.99 (HD)] fans are really, really defensive. Seriously, you call the game esoteric, complicated, and hard to understand if you're not familiar with the game already, and people are at your throat. Do you want to find out if my many haters from the review's comment section are right, or if I'm once again correct? Well, Blood Bowl for iPad is free until August 23rd...

I believe that Telltale is so excited about the warm weather that the company's convinced Winter isn't coming. So, to celebrate, Telltale has dropped the price of the first episode of Game of Thrones [Free] to zero for the first time since the game released. Now, some would say that this price drop is simply to celebrate the release of Episode 5, but I like my version of events better. And if I'm wrong, may one of the dragons come and eat me. If you haven't played the game yet, Game of Thrones starts at a pivotal moment from the books and TV show (no spoilers). You play as a character from a minor house, House Forrester, and throughout the six episodes (there's one more to come), you get to meet many of the famous characters from the books, all of whom are voiced by the original actors...

Just over a year ago, developer GlobZ released Mucho Party [Free], an enjoyable collection of mini-games that can be played alone or, more ideally, with up to seven of your friends. When I reviewed it, I found it to be a lot of fun to play with other people, even if it wasn't quite so enjoyable to play against the computer opponents. That version of the game had a respectable 31 different mini-games loaded into it, but the game has seen several updates that added more. That said, it was kind of a hard sell due to its up-front cost of $3.99, so it never seemed to catch on all that well...

If you're looking for a bunch of great cheap games to play, there's a bunch of rad sales available right now on the App Store. Apple themselves are running a 99-cent promotion on the App Store with some good games, but a few stray sales are also ou there. Radiation Island is stupidly cheap, for one – seriously, why is this game so cheap, it's unfair! Some HD versions of Angry Birds and Cut the Rope are cheap if you've been meaning to play these on your iPad. And there's a few five-star games among the bunch, check out a list of worthy sales below:..

Friends, Wednesdays are tough. The joy of the previous weekend is a distant memory, Friday seems like a million miles away, it's all very hard to cope with. When you've got something tough to cope with, buying a bunch of stuff is probably the second-best way to get your mind off of things. But then the credit card bill comes, and you've got something even bigger to cope with. What if I told you there was a magical shop where you could get hours and hours of glorious escape, all without breaking the bank? Today, that magical shop is the App Store. There are a ton of great games on sale, and while I'm pretty sure there's no unifying occasion tying all of these sales together, the point is that a lot of cool stuff is on for great prices. I've put together a list of the notable ones I've found, and since I haven't got a hot clue when most of these sales end, you'd best buy whatever has caught your eye...

Freebie Alert: 'Card Wars - Adventure Time' Goes Free For The First Time

There sure are a ton of Adventure Time games on the App Store these days. I'm not sure which is the best one, but I've certainly noticed which seems to be the most popular one: Card Wars [$3.99]. Its combination of being a paid app while making use of a stamina meter with timers didn't win it a lot of friends around here, to be sure, but it certainly did well for itself in the App Store. It stuck around in the top ten paid app charts for quite a while and received a bunch of good updates, with the most recent one adding an expansion called Doing It The Card Way, featuring Fiona and Cake, for the price of $2.99. Well, if the price tag on the app was your issue, I've got some good news for you today. For the first time ever, Card Wars - Adventure Time has dropped to the affordable price of $0.00...

Celebrate the 4th of July With Some Great Sales

If you are in the market for some good, cheap games, you've come to the right place. As the USA celebrates its Independence Day, many App Store developers have decided to join the celebrations by throwing cheap games your way in the hopes that all that eating and drinking will make you susceptible, and I believe they are correct in their assumption. So, take a look at the list below and use it as a guide for your shopping, but be sure to check back because I have a hunch that we'll see many more sales before the weekend is over...

You might have heard of a small Bethesda mobile game, Fallout Shelter [Free], which has taken the mobile world by storm (or by apocalyptic fallout) because of its great charm and Fallout flavor. We enjoyed it so much that we picked it for our 'Game of the Week'. This town management game, which has already announced its first update, has surprisingly got everyone playing, including people who don't usually play F2P games of the Tiny Tower variety. Fallout Shelter's success has proved, perhaps, that those who see themselves as "hardcore" gamers and dislike most F2P titles will give such a game a chance if the theme is appropriate...

Rayark's stylish action game Implosion - Never Lose Hope [$9.99] is in my top three of 2015 so far. It's a stunning game that plays as well as it looks, with intuitive controls and a surprising amount of depth to its combat. As original iOS action games go, it's easily among the cream of the crop, and its quality has paid off for Rayark. The game has sold 3 million copies to date at its regular price of $9.99, which is no small feat for a fairly small publisher. To celebrate that milestone, the game is on sale for $4.99, half of its regular price. Why yes, you should be buying this already...

Back in April, Microsoft surprisingly brought its Halo: Spartan Assault [$5.99] game to iOS from Windows 8, and along with it came a sequel, Halo: Spartan Strike [$5.99]. If you've wanted to check out the sequel, now is the time to do it, as the game is on sale for $2.99, half-off of its regular price, ahead of the July 4th holiday in the US. ..

If you enjoy games that tell lovely stories and you haven't played Mike Blithell's Thomas Was Alone [$4.99], well, why? Good news for you, though, the game has dropped to $1.99, its lowest price ever. This puzzle-platformer has traveled from platform to platform (PC, Consoles, Mobile) and has won many awards and players' hearts along the way. We loved it in our review and noted how the port plays great. Thomas and his four blocky friends (and I mean blocky literally) really feel human as they have actual personalities that come through both in the story and gameplay. The narration that accompanies your platforming (narrated by the great Danny Wallace) enhances the heroes' personalities, making a game about blocks and bars feel much more "real" than many games with amazing graphics...

The App Store is just feeling so nostalgic these days. First we get a sequel to Fragger [$0.99]in Fragger 2 [$1.99] last month, which I also reviewed, and this month we get a sequel to another IP from 4 years ago. That IP is Drop the Chicken. The original can’t be found on the App Store anymore, but thankfully the original developers at AppinTheBox have brought us a sequel that tops it in every way imaginable, bringing Chuck the Chicken into modern times. Drop the Chicken 2 [$0.99]is the name of the game, and it is anything but lame. No, I don’t know why I felt the need to rhyme just now. Jeez, get off my case about it...

While the quality of the results have been somewhat arguable, no one can deny that 2K has been throwing their weight behind premium, paid games on the App Store. While everyone and their uncle has been shifting towards free to play, 2K's schedule over the last couple of years has included ports of games like XCOM and Bioshock, premium-priced strategy games from Sid Meier, and "new" versions of their sports franchises, among others. Yes, there have been missteps along the way, but if you want to reward a company for avoiding the F2P candy, you could do a lot worse than throwing a few bucks 2K's way. Heck, depending on what you want, it might only take a few bucks, because many of 2K's recent offerings are on sale starting today. The complete list is as follows, with links to our reviews where applicable:..

Oh, times are good for fans of computer RPGs these days. But they weren't always so good, friends. During the late 1990s, when PC gaming died the way console gaming is dying today, things were pretty dire. There was one consistent sparkle of hope during those dark times, however, and that was the Dungeons & Dragons Infinity Engine series of games from Bioware and Black Isle. Those five games helped keep the fires burning for many a PC RPG fan, and I think it's pretty fantastic that we can play three of them on our mobile devices today. Beamdog and Overhaul have done a great job adapting them to mobile user interfaces, and it's hard to argue with the value for your dollar on each of them...

Just over a month ago, prolific gamebook publisher Tin Man Games released the latest in their in-house Gamebook Adventures series, Gamebook Adventures 10: Lords Of Nurroth. It had been a long time coming, with Tin Man releasing all kinds of great stuff in the interim. I enjoyed the game quite a bit in my review. But even I have to admit, although each book is designed to stand on their own, there's a certain appeal to diving into a world's lore hard, and doing that with a gamebook series ten installments deep can be intimidating to the pocketbook, bundle or no...

One of the great things about modern gaming is how quickly and relatively easily a developer can respond to criticisms from players by updating games. There are negative sides to that, of course, but there are so many iOS games that have gone from promising to great with an update or three that it's hard for mobile gamers to knock it too hard. One such game that has made impressive strides is the Silent Hill-inspired horror game, Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities [$5.99]. Its initial release was strong in so many ways, but certain parts of it didn't resonate well with the often on-the-go mobile crowd. Of course, many other players were quite happy with the tension present in the game's original set-up. A few updates later, and just about everyone is taken care of. Perhaps it's something of a symbolic rebirth, as Forgotten Memories is now on sale for the first time ever...

Vivid Games' Godfire: Rise of Prometheus [$2.99], a visually stunning action-adventure title in the style of God of War, has just gone free for the first time ever probably in celebration of the first anniversary of its release on the App Store. The game has you playing as Prometheus in a third-person perspective, blocking, dodging, and launching heavy and light attacks against a number of enemies. You can also customize your hero by choosing from a variety of skills, you can upgrade your weapons, and, in general, do the kinds of things players get to do in games of this genre...

When I played Democracy 3 [$4.99 (HD)], the game about running (and/or ruining) a country, I quite enjoyed it because it let me see whether my political beliefs would translate to a happy country (they didn't) or whether they would get me assassinated (they did). Now, Positech Games has added more ways to mess with a country by porting the PC version's three DLCs to iOS. "Social Engineering" adds new dilemmas and policies and enables subtler ways to tamper with the voting public than the base game. You can now run TV ad campaigns or go with any of the other 25 new policies that the DLC offers...

That list of sales we had the other day was pretty cool, full of all sorts of goodies to occupy your weekend. But just in case those weren't enough, it looks like a whole bunch of other games are on sale right now, too. Good thing there aren't any other major sales happening on other platforms right now or anything, right? Because if there were, we might have all ended up broke. Anyway, here's the second wave of sales to celebrate... E3? Father's Day? Paula Abdul's birthday? Well, I suggest you not worry about it too much and just enjoy the nice prices, friends. The new list of apps on sale follows...

I know what you're thinking. All this E3 stuff is well and good, but I'm tired of watching cool games, I want to play some cool games. Well, it's your lucky day, because a massive list of great games just went on sale. Some of these games rarely go on sale, a couple are dropping to their lowest prices yet, and at least one is on sale for the first time ever. Here's the full list so far:..

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