Category Archives: Updates

We've been hearing about a Chapter 3 update for Pixelbite's incredibly awesome dual-stick action game Space Marshals [$4.99] ever since it was first unveiled in June. Pixelbite promised a heavier emphasis on stealth gameplay in Chapter 3 along with an assortment of new enemies, weapons and gadgets. At the end of last month, Pixelbite announced that the Chapter 3 update would arrive on August 13th, and since that's just a couple of days away they've just released a brand new trailer detailing some of the new stuff we'll be seeing in said update. Let me tell you, they have definitely lived up to their promises of delivering tons of cool new things...

Update Mondays: 'Jurassic Park Builder', 'Ire: Blood Memory', 'Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch', 'Fruit Ninja', 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. Some big games got big updates this week, but there are a few smaller ones you may not have caught on the list, as well. 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!..




A couple of weeks ago, we learned via animated .gifs that the wonderful, adorable, and twisted puzzle platformer Furdemption [$3.99] was set to get a huge expansion called The Widow's Den. Since that time, developer RareSloth has created a proper trailer to showcase the new content and features in The Widow's Den, and announced that the update will be available next week on August 13th...

Spunge Games' Cartoon Survivor [Free] released earlier this summer (or winter, for the Australian-based developers), and it was a solid game that boasted inspiration from 90's 3D platformers like Crash Bandicoot, in an isometric auto-runner format. It was not without its flaws; two key issues raised in our review were the cost of unlocking later levels, and the controls. Well, Spunge Games has gone ahead and addressed those concerns in an update that's set to release on August 13th...

The developers of World of Tanks Blitz [Free], a game I personally enjoy quite a bit, have finally decided to push the game's multiplayer elements further, a welcome change in a game that allowed organized play for at most two players. In the 2.0 update, which went live this week, WOT Blitz introduced clans, groups of up to 50 players which will make it easier to team-up with friends. While Wargaming.net claims to have big future plans for clans, this initial version focuses more on the basics like creating and managing clans, a move quite characteristic of a developer that always tries to ease players into new features. As you can see in the video below, creating and managing clans is very simple, and it will definitely help bring more players together...

Sometimes, mobile game crossovers make no sense. Like the Sonic Dash [Free] and Angry Birds Epic [Free] stuff. That seems very corporate. At first, the WWE vs. MMX Racing [Free] crossover, an update to the existing MMX Racing, feels like the same thing. But, let's think about it. WWE is all about loud spectacle, right? Monster trucks are the epitome of loud spectacle. There seems like a huge crossover there. And hey, I know one person who enjoys WWE, and enjoys vehicular mayhem to the point that he buys tickets for destruction derbies in advance. Add in the fact that it's free to play, and I'm pretty sure Eli Hodapp's squealing like a schoolgirl over WWE vs. MMX Racing...

Oh, my they grow up so fast! I'm talking of course about our little iPhone games. It seems like only yesterday that Fruit Ninja was brought into this world, offering up juicy fruit-slicing action in one of the most unique and well-suited touchscreen mobile games. But it wasn't yesterday, it was 5 years ago. Still to this day there's nothing quite as satisfying as slashing apart some fruit with your finger. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Halfbrick has updated Fruit Ninja, along with practically their entire catalog of games, with 5th anniversary content. ..

Oh no. Bitcoin Billionaire [Free], the clicker that once ruined my life by compelling me to just sit there and tap away at stuff for far too long, has a big update out now. Noodlecake and FizzPow are promising that this triples the amount of content in the game, to which I say: oh no. If you invested in time travel in the original game, you can now travel back to the prehistoric era, mining bitcoins in the era of dinosaurs. Want to use a woolly mammoth as a vacuum cleaner? You do that, champ!..

Moon Kid's Satellina [$1.99], a solid game that challenged players to complete its sets of levels as quickly as possible by collecting different color dots in sequence, while said dots moved in chaotic patterns, is getting a big update on August 13th. There's double the levels, bringing the total to 50. If you've beaten the game already, then you've got more to do just from that, but there's some new surprises inbound too...

My Shooting Stars [$2.99] review turned out to be a bit controversial among people who really liked the game, like many of my three-and-a-half star reviews. But what recourse do these people have besides our comment sections and forums? For Shooting Stars, the people finally have something they can do: shoot me in the face. That's because in the game's latest update, they've added some new bosses, including me. Take three-and-a-half stars to the face:..

Update Mondays: 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Shadow Blade', 'Soccer Spirits', 'Pako', 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. It's a light one this week, friends. I don't know about you, but that suits me and my poor typing fingers just fine once in a while. That said, what's here is pretty good, if you ask me. 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!..

It's really hard to find anything bad to say about Pixelbite's Space Marshals [$4.99]. When it first burst on the scene in January this year, it took the often overdone dual-stick shooter genre to a whole new level by injecting strategy and stealth into the typically "blast everything in sight" nature of the genre. The only real drawback was that the experience didn't last too long, but Pixelbite has been rectifying that in the months since with new content updates. ..

It's kind of crazy to think that more than two years later and Gameloft's open-world crime game Gangstar Vegas [Free] is still getting huge content updates on the regular. I guess that's one of the side benefits of having a free to play game with no cap on revenue generation. As long as it keeps being popular and keeps making money, developers can continue to add new content to it. Anyway, the latest Gangstar Vegas update is dubbed "Devil's Due" and includes an entirely new storyline branch where you've got to get your soul back from the Devil...

One of my absolute favorite high-score chasing games is Pako - Car Chase Simulator [$0.99] from Tree Men Games. Released in August of last year, Pako sets you loose in a variety of different environments and in a variety of different vehicles with one main goal in mind: don't get caught! Your brakes are on the fritz and the cops are chasing you, so you must dodge obstacles at all cost and you're score is based on the amount of time you can survive in each level before inevitably crashing into something. It's stupid amounts of fun, and Tree Men have done an excellent job of adding new content to the game since its release last year...

Way back in 2011, developer Almost Human were hard at work on their old-school inspired first-person dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock [$4.99]. They planned on bringing it to PC first, but an iPad version was also in consideration. Well, the PC version launched in 2012 to critical acclaim, and a sequel was even released in the fall of last year. Yet, there was still no iPad version in sight. In May of this year, the iPad finally did receive the original Legend of Grimrock, and it was totally worth the wait. Now only one problem remained: iPhone owners were left in the cold! Well no more, as Legend of Grimrock has been updated with Universal iPhone support...

Sebastian Gosztyla's DUAL [Free] is a fun multi-device local multiplayer game where two people square off with their devices facing each other and either blast away at each other in competitive play or work together to destroy AI eneies in a cooperative mode. Now, the game is getting its first big update this week with a new mode, called Deflect. The mode has you trying to hit a ball past your opponent, with each ship having different shot effects. Gosztyla describes it as "a mix of soccer, tennis, and air hockey." The new trailer for the game shows off some of what the new mode and the game as a whole are about:..

Kimmo Lahtinen's Trigonarium [$1.99] is possibly my second-favorite dual-stick shooter this year, ahead of Xenowerk [$1.99] just in terms of this being more of a pick-up-and-play-friendly high score game, and behind Geometry Wars 3 [$4.99], because it's Geometry Wars. It's like being the second-most beautiful person on Earth. Anyway, I mention Trigonarium because the game has gotten another big update, this time adding a brand new "Ultimate" set of levels. ..

Update Mondays: 'The Simpsons: Tapped Out', 'Ambition Of The Slimes', 'Farm Heroes Saga', 'The Ensign', 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 it's nearly all about free-to-play and little indies, but I suppose that makes sense, doesn't 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!..

And the spoilers keep on coming. Blizzard is revealing more and more new Hearthstone [Free] Grand Tournament cards, and I'm quite excited that we still have a long way to go until we see all 132 new cards. Now, on to some of the new spoilers. The card that has my, and many others', attention (not for its raw power, though) is the Legendary Justicar Trueheart whose Battlecry, replace your starting Hero Power with a better one, is bound to create all kinds of trouble. At 6 mana, though, and with 6/3 stats, this is quite a weak card, and its Battlecry doesn't raise its value enough to make it worth a spot in most decks. However, a lot depends on what other cards we'll see in this set because we still don't know most of the synergies and combos from the new set...

Playdek continues to add expansion after expansion to its various games, and after the new factions added recently to Summoner Wars, Playdek has brought the Dawn of Champions expansion to Ascension [Free]. If you haven't played Ascension, this is a deck-building card game that was one of the first games to re-think the deck-building mechanics of card games; instead of each player building a deck from cards usually found in packs (like Magic the Gathering, for instance), in Ascension both players build their decks from a common pool of cards. So, in very basic terms, each turn you can either acquire Heroes and Constructs (both of which award Honor points) to build your deck the way you want to or defeat Monsters to earn Honor points. At the end of the game, the player with the most Honor points wins...

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