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Gobble Up These Pre-Thanksgiving Game Sales

November 19th, 2014 7:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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We're nearing Thanksgiving, and pretty much any significant US holiday means that it's time for paid apps to go on sale. And now, about a week ahead of the day where Americans eat turkey, watch football, and maybe give thanks for stuff, like turkey and football, apps are going on sale. We've posted about some of the more notable sales throughout the day, but here's a grand list of the games on sale:..

The Artsy 'Duet' and 'Blek' on Sale for $0.99 Each

November 19th, 2014 5:49 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Want a couple of minimalist, artsy, and enjoyable games on the cheap? Well, here's a couple to check out: Blek [$0.99] and Duet [$0.99] are both on sale for $0.99 right now. Both are great games well worth playing. Duet is a challenging survival game from Kumobius that Pivvot [$2.99] fans might enjoy, as both are about spinning around a fixed point, but both games go in different directions from there. Duet has been frequently updated since release, adding in narration, and new level packs including the most recent "Epilogue" level pack...

Badland [$0.99] was one of 2013's best games, and it's currently dirt cheap: on sale for $0.99, down from its regular $3.99 price, with only one in-app purchase for $0.99, for the ten-level Doomsday Level Pack. Our opinion on paying for DLC was well established last week. The game goes on sale occasionally, but $0.99 is as good a price as any to pick up this gorgeous, critically-acclaimed platformer, which features both a singleplayer campaign along with same-device multiplayer for up to four people...

Lament that Real Racing 3 [Free] is free-to-play, and wish for a version that wasn't? Well, EA and the former Firemint's second entry in the racing series, Real Racing 2 [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] is currently on sale for $0.99. The game was an absolute classic back at its release in late 2010, and if you prefer your stylish racing games with an up-front cost instead of being free-to-play – as I hear some of y'all are – then here you go...

If you've got any holes in your mobile Final Fantasy collection, now's the time to fill it out. Square Enix has put almost every game in the series on sale, and some highlights include the lowest price we've seen yet for Final Fantasy 4: The After Years [$15.99] and the first ever sale for Final Fantasy 6 [$15.99]. Even Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free] is getting in on the action, with the price for the IAP for the full game reduced to $7.99. The only titles sitting out so far are Final Fantasy Tactics [$13.99 / $15.99 (HD)] and the various free-to-play spin-offs like All The Bravest [Free]. The rest of the games are available for half-off their usual prices, making them a Locke-level steal for any RPG fan who doesn't have them already...

'Dodo Master Pocket' is Free Right Now

November 17th, 2014 12:30 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Dodo Master [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] was a puzzle-platformer that our Andrew Fretz really loved, giving it 5 stars back in his review, saying that "The game is so carefully crafted, and so well planned, and so well tested that I want to be certain that each word I write about it is equally well thought out." Well, there's good news if you've been looking to check it out, as the iPhone version of the game is currently free, through an app promotion service and with the Android version of the game now out. The iPad version is available for $0.99 if that's more up your alley, or if you want to support the developer, as the game has no in-app purchases at all...

Pixelbite's fantastic drift-heavy, top-down racer Reckless Racing 3 [$2.99] has received a significant content update and is on sale for $2.99, down from its regular price of $4.99. The update adds support for Apple's Metal graphics API, and while Reckless Racing 3 was a very attractive game to begin with, there definitely seems to be a bump up in the lighting, shadows, smoke and other effects. This update also adds some classic levels from the original Reckless Racing, which is nice because the original appears to no longer be available. A new cup, additional arcade events, and a tweak to the difficulty in arcade mode round out the latest update...

'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...

For the first time since releasing in September of last year, Ian MacLarty and Jon Kerney's fantastic behind-the-back runner Boson X [$2.99] is currently free on iOS. We loved the look of Boson X since we first laid eyes on it prior to it being released. The premise is that you're a scientist running through a particle accelerator, leaping from platform to platform while avoiding falling into the gaps, and running across the glowing platforms to hit an energy threshold that lets you move on to the next level. It's proudly inspired by Super Hexagon both in its look and the fact that you're rotating a giant angular shape by tapping either side of the screen. Though Boson X is based on a decagon as opposed to a hexagon...

Turn-based strategy fans will want to take note of a game that sneaked past the Wednesday night release list as it showed up on the App Store this morning, Battle Worlds: Kronos [$14.99 (HD)]. This turn-based strategy game originally released on desktop, and has now made its way to iPad, with loads of content intact. The game invokes classic turn-based strategy game like Advance Wars and Panzer General to describe its gameplay, with players commanding an army of units by land, air, and sea on hexagonal maps. There are two campaigns to play through, with developer King Art claiming 50 hours of gameplay, and a strong AI system...

iOS 8 Crew: 'Swype' Keyboard Just Went Free

November 6th, 2014 1:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Free, News, Sales
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Alright, while this isn't really game related (I guess you type in games, so there?) it's still a pretty rad heads up for anyone who is interested in fiddling around with third party keyboards in iOS 8. Swype [$0.99] is now free for a limited time. Often cited by Android users as a reason why they could never switch off 'droids, Swype lets you type by swiping to letters on a keyboard instead of tapping the virtual keys...

There's a solid amount of games on sale right now. Part of this is thanks to there being Halloween sales, but with the App Store updating on Thursday and Halloween being on Friday, there's a bunch of spooky-themed games that are on sale even as Christmas ads start to roll out on TV, and even some that have no tangible relation to Halloween at all! So, I'm dubbing this the "Halloween candy clearance" sale which also serves as a helpful reminder to go buy some cheap Halloween candy. Here's a bunch of the most interesting games that you can pick up right now on sale:..

Earlier this month we saw the release of Hail to the King: Deathbat [$4.99], a product of Subscience Studios and the band Avenged Sevenfold. Members of the band grew up playing video games, and when it came time to make their own, they wanted to create an homage to the games they loved playing back in the '80s and '90s. The combat and magic system in Deathbat is pretty simplistic, and the difficulty can be unforgiving. Those are the reasons I love the game so much, but those are also the reasons a lot of people didn't like the game so much. Opinions, you know? Because of the polarized feelings towards Deathbat, I imagine there were a lot of people who might have been interested in the game but were stuck on the fence. Well, if that describes you, now might be a good time to jump off the fence as Hail to the King: Deathbat is currently on sale for $1.99, down from its normal price of $4.99...

Judging by a few game sales that just scrolled across the TouchArcade news ticker, I wouldn't be at all surprised when iTunes featuring refreshes tomorrow if there's some kind of new feature area for spooky games on the cheap. You can pick up all these games for ten bucks, and, honestly, that's a pretty good way to drop some cash particularly if you're in the real-game loving anti-timer game crew as none of these games have any of that junk...

If you're looking for a turn-based strategy game or three to check out this weekend, I have good news: Rubicon Development's Great War Game series is free all weekend. This includes Great Little War Game HD [$1.99] which is universal and free, its massive follow-up Great Big War Game [$2.99], and Great Little War Game 2 [$2.99] which features portrait play, perfect if you need something for on the go. ..

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