Category Archives: Updates

Has something changed on Apple's end regarding the silly "no weapons allowed in screenshots or previews" thing that was going around a while back. PikPok's Mario Wynands emailed us to say that "we were prompted to resubmit our violent preview for Into the Dead [Free] that was previously rejected, and it was approved just fine. As far as App Previews go, it is pretty violent compared to pretty much everything else out there too." If Apple's re-allowing these previews, and specifically asking developers to re-submit them, then it may be the sign of an official change in behind-the-scenes app aproval policy. Apple rarely comes out and says these things directly, so we have to read the tea leaves and hear from developers who go public with these situations...

First, the game-related news. Radical [Free], BeaverTap Games' attempt at making an endless flyer in the quick-reaction genre, has its 1.1 update, adding a new mode and ad removal IAP. Radical mode is super-hard, giving you practically zero time to think about what's happening. I can get over 100 in hard, I'm struggling to score 10 in this mode. It's radically difficult! As well, for those who want to get their continues without watching video ads, then good news: you can now pay $1.99 to remove ads and get free continues. Still only one continue per game, though...

With episode two of Game of Thrones [$4.99] from Telltale already out, fans of the Tales from the Borderlands [$4.99] series were left waiting and wondering when episode 2 of that series was going to be out. Well, good news, folks! Telltale has just announced that episode 2 is rolling out on iOS (and other platforms, but who cares about those, right) next week. Check out the trailer for episode 2, "Atlas Mugged."..

Update Mondays: 'The Simpsons: Tapped Out', 'WWE Immortals', 'The Ensign', 'SimCity BuildIt', 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 week's batch is a bit smaller than the last few weeks, but there are some very significant updates in there. 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!..

Gameloft's Spider-Man Unlimited [Free] has been regularly updated since its release last year, and that's not changing any time soon. Gameloft showed off an upcoming update for the game to us at GDC, and you can watch some of the new Spider-Men in action. Watch for new Spider-Men including Superior Venom to be coming to the game. Watch a video below (audio issues, so no commentary, unfortunately) of the game in action!..

We're busy little bees running around GDC meeting with developers and checking out cool games, but this is just a quick heads up that the latest update for Pixelbite's tactical dual-stick shooter Space Marshals [$4.99] is now available as a free update in the App Store. The update adds Chapter Two to the game, which includes new weapons, new gear, new missions to complete and new enemies to defeat. Check out the trailer...

If you like your RPGs mechanically deep, extremely challenging, and don't mind if the visuals are a bit antiquated, Siralim [Free] is one of the best games you can get on the App Store. I liked it quite a bit when I reviewed it back at its launch last summer, and developer Thylacine Studios has been diligently updating it ever since. The improvements were significant enough that I named the game one of the top "sleeper" games in the RPG Reload 2014 wrap-up, and the game maintains a healthy fanbase in the TouchArcade forums. The game has a really fair pay model, letting you try it out for free until you advance your character to level 15, at which point you can unlock the full game for $4.99...

Update Mondays: 'Clash Of Clans', 'Final Fantasy', 'Zen Pinball', 'Sonic Dash', 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. I'm trying a slightly different format this week to cut down on some of the clutter. Let me know if you like it. 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!..

The Badland [$3.99] update train keeps rolling along! Update #23 for the hit platformer is out now, and it brings the levels added to the Daydream level pack earlier to the game's co-op mode, so up to four players can go through those levels together. While those levels were free at one point in time, they can now be had for $0.99, along with the Doomsday level pack. Even if you've already played the levels, you can now collect 4 new achievements and play 30 new missions in the game...

A few weeks back, our crack Japan-based reporter Shaun Musgrave wrote about a new update for the iOS version of the original Final Fantasy [$8.99]. It was the first update to the game in more than two years. While the game didn't receive true widescreen support, it did get some lovely border art to fill in the dreaded "black bars" when playing the game on any of the widescreen iPhone devices. Similarly, the previous iPhone-only version of the game became Universal, though its scaling was a bit weird on iPad devices. Strangely, some of the long-standing bugs in the game didn't get fixed with that update at all, but at least it was nice to see Square Enix paying some kind of attention to one of their oldest iOS games...

EA and PopCap have just put out a couple of updates for their free-to-play offerings on iOS, Plants vs. Zombies 2 [Free] and Peggle Blast [Free]. PvZ2 has a new level pack with Frostbite Caves Part 2. Here, you play more of the icy levels introduced in part 1, with 16 new levels in total in the new pack. 3 new plants are available, with several new enemies to fight, including Dr. Zomboss and his Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC, which would also be a sweet band name. As well, you have a new endless Icebound Battleground to play, and a Luck O' The Zombie event to enjoy March 10th-19th...

Well, that was fast. Earlier this week we reported on the folks at Super Evil Megacorp debuting their latest Vainglory [Free / Free (HD)] hero, Celeste, on their weekly Twitch stream last Friday. Less than a week later we’ve received word that the mobile MOBA has now been patched, unlocking the cosmic-centered sorceress for all the public to play...

One of the cooler Super Crate Box [$1.99] style games from 2014 was Choice Provisions' Woah Dave [$0.99], which was about picking up exploding skulls and flinging them at enemies, preferably in their unhatched egg form. And if you didn't have any skulls, then you would fling the unhatched eggs at hatched enemies to get rid of them, trying to keep them from getting into the lava below and overwhelming you. Fun times were had by all. Choice Provisions is updating the game and making it into Woah Dave Deluxe, available soon as a free update...

One Man Left's first non-Tilt to Live game was Outwitters [Free], a turn-based strategy game that unfortunately didn't quite make that much money...when it first released. However, the company has been working on making the game for Android, and in the process of doing so, have wound up rebuilding the game from scratch. Thus, there's two key benefits here for iOS users: one is that when the Android version launches in March, a version 2.0 update will come out that brings cross-platform multiplayer with it...

We were already well aware that Pixelbite Games were experts at making racing games, with the excellent Reckless Racing series and Repulze, but in early January they released Space Marshals [$4.99] and showed the world that they've also got a lock on tactical dual-stick shooters. We loved Space Marshals in our review, noting that it really focused on forethought, skill and strategy, which is a contrast from most dual-stick shooters which are largely blast-a-thons. The one bummer about Space Marshals is that it was designed as an episodic game, and the first chapter, while a nice meaty ride, still felt like it left you hanging when it was over. Good news, then, as today Pixelbite has announced that the Chapter Two update to Space Marshals is arriving next week on March 5th. They've released a new trailer showing off some of the awesome new stuff you can expect in Chapter Two...

One of the best mobile games of 2014 was Goblin Sword [$1.99], an action platformer with RPG trappings from two-man studio Gelato Games. With drop-dead gorgeous pixel art, flawless controls, a lengthy campaign and just enough character upgrading and customization elements, everything just fell into place with Goblin Sword and we effortlessly awarded it 5 stars in our original review. That was all way back in September of last year though, and while it's taken a bit of time, a huge new update has just been released for Goblin Sword which adds in all sorts of goodies...

Update Mondays: 'WWE Immortals', 'The Simpsons: Tapped Out', 'Bean Dreams', 'Partia 2', 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. The theme with many of this week's updates is the Chinese New Year. Goats for everyone! 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!..

Pinball Arcade [$0.99] is like a digital museum of real-life pinball machines that's been kicking around on various platforms, including iOS, for a few years now. It's had a staggering number of pinball machines added to it over the years, some that are high-profile, big-name IPs and some more obscure stuff. The holy grail of these real-life pinball machines is The Addams Family Pinball which was created and release in the early '90s to coincide with the Addams Family movie. ..

The other day, we talked about Doctor Who: Legacy [Free] which has been steadily getting updated ever since its release. Another game which keeps on chugging along is Order & Chaos Online [Free] from Gameloft. The MMORPG got Twitch streaming last year, but it's still getting content ever since its release over three years ago. The latest content drop for the game, update 23, has a new dungeon: "Rising Flare: Burn Out the Night" – because all great dungeons have names with sub-titles...

Last month NetherRealm Studios and Phosphor Games unleashed WWE Immortals [Free] onto a bunch of unsuspecting marks. In simple terms, WWE Immortals is NetherRealm's Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free] for mobile but reskinned with superhero versions of WWE wrestlers. That's not necessarily a bad thing though, as Injustice is fantastic and the world of WWE is full of colorful characters who could fit right into a game like this. In fact I'm a big fan of Immortals, and gave it 4 stars in my review, basically stating that it was off to a great start but it has a long way to go to catch up to Injustice in terms of content and polish. ..

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