Category Archives: Updates

The WWE CCG, WWE SuperCard [Free], keeps on trucking with new content, and the latest update brings even more things to do in 2K and Cat Daddy's game. The "Ring Domination Update" appropriately includes a new mode called Ring Domination, which cycles between People's Champion Challenge and Road to Glory. You're battling for control of nine squares on a board, which will earn you game pieces that go toward sweet new card rewards. Fantastic. ..

Yesterday, Bethesda mentioned that new content would be coming to Fallout Shelter [Free], their smash-hit game about building your own vault deep in the earth. They weren't kidding, as today sees the first new content added to the game: you can unlock Preston Garvey of the Commonwealth Minutemen from lunchboxes with premium characters. Preston Garvey is a character from Fallout 4, and both he and his laser musket can be used in Fallout Shelter now. The words "the first Fallout 4 character available in Fallout Shelter" seemingly indicate that we can expect more Fallout 4 characters to come to the game at some point.....

Oddly enough, a lot of the buzz surrounding Apple's keynote at WWDC wasn't necessarily new features or future major iOS revisions... But the odd inclusion of a surprisingly long segment on Apple's new music service dubbed simply, "Apple Music." Well, if you were following along with our keynote coverage and anxious to give Spotify, Pandora, or whatever else you're using the boot, Apple Music and iOS 8.4 is here...

In July of last year we learned that Mi Clos Studios' excellent (and punishing!) roguelike/gamebook/strategy/space adventure Out There [$4.99] would be getting a huge expansion dubbed the Omega Edition which revamped much of the artwork and added lots of new features to the game. Us mobile gamers had to watch in anguish as our desktop gaming counterparts received the Omega Edition of Out There back in April. However, that anguish ends today as just moments ago the iOS version has received the Omega Edition update as well...

NimbleBit's Capitals [Free] is a really fun word game that we absolutely loved in our review when it was released last month. Since then, it's been tweaked a bit both in how the free to play system works and, more recently, how you communicate with players. Previously, there wasn't any way to chat or send text or anything like that in Capitals, which sort of meant the game was the most fun to play with friends who you could then hassle via iMessage or something similar. In the game's most recent update, a emote system has been added that's sort of similar to Hearthstone, with way more options to choose from...

Update Mondays: 'The Simpsons: Tapped Out', 'Boom Beach', 'Crossy Road', 'The World Ends With You', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. This was a big week for updates, with some very popular games getting new versions, a cherished game many had given up on coming back to life, and some business about a flag or something. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Solforge [Free], the CCG wih the clever card-leveling mechanic, is about to release a new card set that is bound to shake up the current meta. The new expansion introduces the Darkforged, a mysterious group whose dark power links them to each and gives them strength in numbers. However, that dark power occasionally has a mind of its own that twists its users, which means expect to have these new cards turn on you occasionally. Stoneblade has been previewing some of the new cards, and they look fantastic. Solforge's art been improving with every new set, and judging from the preview cards, Darkforge Uprising will definitely raise the bar in the art department even more...

The game that no one was sure would live or die has been fixed. The World Ends With You Solo Remix [$17.99 / $19.99 (HD)] has just gotten an update for both its iPhone and iPad versions to make it compatible with iOS 8. The updates are rolling out right now. After months of uncertainty over whether Square Enix was fixing the game, not helped by Square Enix not even knowing what was going on, the game has gotten its fix. ..

Pixelbite's Space Marshals [$4.99] brought some fresh ideas to the tired dual-stick genre when it launched back in January. Rather than a run-n-gun, blast everything in sight approach, Space Marshals demanded strategy, patience and stealth in order to be the most successful. We loved the game in our initial review, but in March, Pixelbite sweetened the pot with a huge Chapter 2 expansion for the game which added new enemies, new weapons and more. Now Pixelbite has taken the wraps off of a forthcoming Chapter 3 update for Space Marshals in our forums, and it's looking really sweet. ..

Monument Valley [$3.99] has just been updated with a free chapter, Ida's Dream, which is available now for all users on both iOS and Android. If you have an Android device and haven't played Monument Valley, then you can pick it up for free on the Amazon Appstore now until about 11:00 PM Pacific Time on July 25th. Any Android device can install the Amazon Appstore and get this for free, not just Fire OS devices, so hop on this if you want the game without paying...

While Vainglory [Free], the made-for-mobile MOBA, has been out for a while now, it hasn't "officially" launched according to its developers, Super Evil Mecacorp (SEM). Bo Daly, SEM CEO and co-founder, explains that if Vainglory was a PC title, July 2nd would be the day it would come out of beta. On July 2nd, then, Vainglory launches globally for both iOS and Android. The global launch also brings with it some new features: Ranked and Casual queues, an innovative skin system, new tutorial videos to ease players into this very demanding genre, and, finally, a new hero, Rona the Beserker...

I reviewed the fascinating Last Voyage [$0.99] by Semidome back in April, and the developer has just decided to double the number of chapters in this abstract game. It's still something that defies any sort of genre classification, as it goes through multiple genres, and this update introduces a number of new game mechanics, like tilt-based puzzles to try and solve, or even to just sit back and experience. The whole thing still doesn't make much sense, but it's still really pretty. And hey, there's new music, checkpoints, and achievements to get...

Earthcore: Shattered Elements [Free], the innovative CCG by Tequila Games, continues to pleasantly surprise me. If you haven't had a chance to play the game yet, this is a CCG that innovates by using a Risk and Element system that makes even the weakest card actually useful. By using this Risk system, the game forces players to rethink many of the strategies often used in most CCGs. The game has just received its first major update today that adds a new feature, Events, new unique cards (with new skills), and also an upgraded matchmaking system (the old system irked some in our forums). ..

Indian studio Rolocule, who are known for their motion-based games, released Dead Among Us [Free] to the App Store this month, but they're hard at work on updating Bowling Central [Free], to version 2.0. Along with a free price, there's a cool new feature: Apple Watch support. If you have a watch, you'll be able to use it to play the game by swinging your arm like you're actually bowling a ball once you get updated to the new watchOS 2 (or right now if you're brave enough to run the beta). This works both with running the game on the device, or beaming the game to an Apple TV...

World of Tanks: Blitz [Free] has been around worldwide for about a year now, and has done remarkably well for Wargaming, with over 30 million downloads and having over 100,000 concurrent players. With the game's first anniversary coming up, Wargaming's running some special promotions for the game, and these will include some rewards for everyone, and people who take part in the game...

Regular readers know that we're pretty big fans of the RNPG (role-non-playing-game) Godville [Free]. The quick gist of the game is that you create a hero, and he goes on many adventures, completing quests and fighting enemies, all on his or her own. It's a passive game so you only need check into Godville whenever you feel like it. The most basic level of interaction required is to hop in and resurrect your hero should they fall in battle, but even then, it's not really required. Your hero can still live on for eternity in the afterlife, mumbling to themselves that you never came to help. Being a God is tough!..

If you're the kind of person who loves Monument Valley [$3.99] but despises paying for new DLC content – and there's a few of you out there – then I have good news. The "Ida's Dream" chapter, which was a $0.99 IAP to support the (Red) AIDS charity late last year, will be available for free, in a slightly-less-red form this Thursday, June 25th. And it'll be free to everyone, not just people who paid for the chapter and have had access to it since then. You just won't be able to play as red Ida...

Hello everyone, and welcome to the... second day of the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven (eight?) days. It's a bit quiet this time around, probably because of the big E3 show running last week. That said, there are still some interesting updates to check out. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Square Enix and Media.Vision's latest RPG Chaos Rings 3 [$19.99] is a real doozy. It's jam-packed with stuff to do, it looks and sounds gorgeous, and it's a rare modern example of an original mobile RPG without any IAP. Once you start playing it, it's hard to put it down without hours passing. There was really just one problem with the original version of the game that released a few weeks ago. Certain hardware and OS combinations were resulting in a crash error fairly early into the game, just before the Mocktopus boss fight. Some players were able to fudge past it by changing language settings or closing and opening the game, but judging by the game's App Store reviews, most just threw their hands in the air and walked away...

World of Tank Blitz [Free], the best tank game on iOS, just got updated, and even though this update isn't that substantial, it still adds some interesting new things. As we wrote a few days ago, the update adds a new map, "Port Bay," which is very big map with mixed terrain (hills and town). The update also allows players to reset Crew Skills, which is great if you are on the players who selected crew skills before really knowing how effective each skill is. The update also fixes an issue with platoon creation; before the update, you could find a platoon consisting of a Tier 10 and a Tier 1, forcing the Tier 1 to struggle among the powerful beasts of the higher tiers (or simply troll the rest of the players). Now, you are only allowed to create a platoon if the tanks are of the same tier or one tier apart...

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