Category Archives: Sales

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. ..

Long-time TA'ers may remember a segment we used to do on our podcast called Jared's Kitty Korner, where each week we highlighted the cream of the crop in the world of cat games. We've since retired the segment, but every once in a while some hot cat game news pops up and it's time to briefly revisit the Korner. Today, that hot cat game news is that Rusty Moyher's Box Cat [$1.99] has received a much-needed update adding widescreen and iOS 8 support, as well as Retina graphics on the iPad...

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' is On Sale for $3.99

October 24th, 2014 11:10 AM EST by Eli Hodapp in News, Sales
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It's crazy to think that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [$6.99] was released on the PS2 a decade ago now, and here are we playing the game for four bucks on our damn phones. Just let that sink in for a minute. GTA:SA was the crown jewel of what the PS2 was capable of, pushing every ounce of power that system had to its limit...

Square Enix's excellent Hitman-themed puzzle strategy game Hitman GO [$4.99] has just been updated with a new classic level pack and iCloud integration, and it's on sale again for just $1.99. The new chapter of levels is called "St. Petersburg Stakeout" and is based off of the same level from the 2002 console game Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. The new pack contains 8 levels, and if you remember that St. Petersburg Stakeout level from Hitman 2, you'll definitely recognize it here too...

Game 1 of the MLB World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants kicks off today, and to celebrate the MLB-developed R.B.I. Baseball 14 [$4.99] is on sale for the first time since its release back in April, down to just $1.99. The original R.B.I. Baseball series was a mainstay of the sports genre on 8- and 16-bit game systems, but had laid dormant since its last entry in 1995. This year, MLB's in-house development studio Major League Baseball Advanced Media looked to resurrect the series with a modern coat of paint, while keeping the gameplay simple and arcadey as a throwback to the series' origins...

I've said it before, and I've got absolutely no problem saying it again and again: The Room [Free / $0.99 (HD)] and The Room Two [$2.99] are among the finest games available on the App Store. The first installment is free on the iPhone (with a 99 cent purchase to unlock the rest of the game) and The Room proper for iPad has also been a buck for quite some time now. The Room Two has been on sale before, most recently this summer, but I'm not one to pass up on an opportunity to remind everyone to download these games again...

'Super Meat Boy'-like 'Glue Knight' is Free Again

October 7th, 2014 10:30 AM EST by Eli Hodapp in Free, News, Sales
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Glue Knight [Free] has had a weird life on the App Store so far. It was released for free in late August as a sleeper indie game no one paid much attention to, then folks figured out it was actually really good and it seemed like the developer upped the price to 99¢ when he saw the downloads start to spike. Well, the game is free once again, so if you missed it the first time around as a freebie, here's your chance...

Galaxy Trucker [$7.99 (HD)] got an iPad adaptation recently, and publisher Czech Games Edition has announced on our forums that the game's discounted launch price of $4.99 is being extended until next Monday, October 12th. This is an iPad version of the popular board game by Vlaada Chvatil, which involves players trying to build spaceships from spare parts like sewer pipes, the goal ultimately being to have more credits than other players at the end of the game, with different card tiles representing different ship parts and different events that can happen. The iPad version boasts 12 different AIs to play against solo, single-tablet play for up to 4 people, and both real-time and asynchronous play online, and no in-app purchases at launch...

While we already posted about Modern Combat 5 [$6.99] going on sale, there's also a whole bunch of other good games that have dropped in price over the last week or so that you might've missed. Some of these games are reasonably new, some of them are old, and some of them are just weird. Either way, if you're looking to fill out your iOS game collection, or just want some new stuff to play on the weekend, here's the list-..

Looking for a big multiplayer shooter to hunker down in this weekend on your iPhone or iPad? Well, Gameloft's Modern Combat 5: Blackout [$6.99] is on its first sale, available for $3.99 from its regular $6.99 price. There's no in-app purchases in MC5 as of right now either, so you're getting the entire experience without having to pay anything extra. The game is one of the more visually-stunning games on the App Store, and that was even before it was updated to support Metal on iOS 8, and then to support the higher-resolution iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the latter especially netting an impressive boost in detail. Old iPhone 6 Plus screen on left side, new iPhone 6 Plus screen on right:..

Remember Aralon: Sword and Shadow [$4.99] from Crescent Moon Games? It's gotten a number of price drops since its last update way back in the halcyon days of 2012, when iPhones were small and didn't bend. But oh, today is a different day. iPhones are bigger. iPads are the same size and also smaller and rumored to be bigger soon. But no longer is Aralon static. It has gotten the double-whammy update: it now supports widescreen iPhones. And it supports iPhone 6 and 6 Plus resolution. Plus, the game has been updated to support iOS 8, so it's widescreen, bug-free, and has improved lighting and shadow effects. My, what an age we live in...

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