Category Archives: Updates

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 hope you're all enjoying your holiday weekend, unless you happen to be in a country where it's not a holiday, in which case... welcome to the week. I'm trying to take it a little easy this week, but I still found some good stuff for you to look at over your morning chocolate eggs. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Zen Studios just does not let up when it comes to releasing cool new licensed pinball games for their suite of digital pinball games. Last month saw the release of three new tables based around the Jurassic Park franchise in anticipation of the new Jurassic World movie releasing this June, and now Zen is ready to go back to one of their most rock-solid licenses with two brand new Star Wars tables arriving next month. These two tables are based on the most recent Star Wars film The Last Jedi, and as with all of Zen's stuff feature some incredulous action and top-notch visuals. Here's a trailer showing off both new The Last Jedi tables, followed by the official descriptions for both which, if you haven't seen the movie yet, might be considered light spoilers...




Late last month, Polish developer Lichthund and Canadian publisher Noodlecake unleashed the German-themed fury of Lichtspeer [$1.99] into the iOS App Store, nearly creating an international incident. We fell in love with the absurdity of Lichtspeer when we first saw a preview of it during GDC last year, and were a bit sad to see that the game was available on pretty much every platform besides iOS before finally launching a month ago. But the multi-platform fun doesn't end there, as today Lichtspeer has also arrived on Android via the Google Play Store and the iOS version has received a free update which adds in Apple TV support. Yes, Lichtspeer on your Apple TV for free if you already own the iOS version. Do note that the Apple TV version requires the use of an MFi controller, and the iOS version's MFi support has been improved as of this update just for good measure...

This past December, Dontnot Entertainment and Square Enix released their well-received 2015 console and PC narrative adventure game Life is Strange [Free]on iOS. It's an episodic game that's split into five episodes, and the way it works on iOS is that your initial purchase lands you the first episode with subsequent episodes available as IAP. While we absolutely enjoyed playing this game on the touchscreen back in December, it was only really part of the game as only the first three episodes were available initially. Well that changes today as a new update has arrived for Life is Strange on iOS which adds in the final two episodes as DLC. ..

Developer Rebel Twins releases all kinds of awesome, highly-polished games, and in the spring of 2015 they released yet another one in Dragon Hills. It mashed up several types of gameplay mechanics into one cohesive experience, with a dash of Tiny Wings here and a dose of Death Worm there, and we enjoyed it a lot in our review. Last fall Rebel Twins released a sequel that amped up an already great game in pretty much every way. We loved Dragon Hills 2 [$2.99] in our review, and after about 6 months of being on the market a significant update is heading to the game on April 5th. Check out the new trailer showcasing what's in the update...

Epic Games just added a new starter pack to Fortnite [Free] that gives players some new goodies for their first V-Bucks purchase. It comes with 600 V-Bucks (which are worth approximately $0.01 USD each - the $9.99 pack comes with 1000, so you get 100 as a "bonus"), along with the Rogue Agent outfit and the Catalyst back bling. Outfits run at least 800 V-Bucks, Even if you purchased V-Bucks in the past, you can purchase the Starter Pack and get these benefits for yourself...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Pocket Build', 'Jetpack Joyride', 'Cooking Dash', 'Shadow Fight 3', 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. So, this was a bit of a quiet week in terms of updates. It's almost as though game developers were busy with some sort of stuff the last several days or something. Anyway, I tried to find some interesting updates, and I think we've got an okay batch here. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

We have an early word on the 3.3.1 update to Fortnite [Free], and it will bring in the Heavy Shotgun. This Epic and Legendary weapon, the highest rarities in Battle Royale, adds more distance to the weapon than most shotguns, especially the Tactical Shotgun. So, if you find this weapon, you're in a better state to deal with assault rifles if they engage with you, or you can get closer and deal the lethal blow with this weapon. One player found the weapon early in Blitz, and shared just how deadly this can be:..

'Brawl Stars' Landscape Balance Update Attempts to Improve Long-Range Brawlers

After the recent controversial Brawl Stars landscape update, Supercell is set to release its first balance update to their soft-launched shooter. Interestingly, while the landscape view zoomed the game out dramatically, the camera is even further away in the next balance update, but all characters are bigger too. Also, all movement speeds are 11% faster now. Long-range brawlers see an increased projectile size, and all projectiles, while Brock, Piper, and Ricochet see reduced range. Several characters also see specific balance changes in the update:..

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp [Free] has been running a Super Mario event since March 10th, a day that has been designated MAR10 Day because everyone's got to be cute these days. A handful of Mario-related items were made available for crafting, including Mario's hat, a Super Mushroom, and so on. There were some noticeable exclusions, however. As always, poor old Luigi got left out of the spotlight. But worry not, fans of the Best Brother, because as of today? It's Luigi Time...

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 old and new faces are here this week with a bevy of beautiful updates destined to thrill, chill, and delight you in the usual manner. Buckle up the seat belt in your kitchen chair, because I am way over-selling this whole thing but I'm not about to stop now. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Lucasfilm and Disney don't officially call him Old Luke, but let's face it: Luke Skywalker had some years on him in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That said, he still showed Mr. Emo himself, Kylo Ren, a few new tricks, and he'll look to do the same for mobile gamers since he's joining the fray in the latest update to Star Wars: Force Arena [Free], along with more characters from the most recent Star Wars saga film, conveniently released on digital HD earlier this week...

Majic Jungle's The Blockheads [Free] is still kicking five years after release, and update 1.7, out now, is a dramatic new update. The biggest feature? Pets! You can now tame creatures, including sharks and dodos, and breed unicorns that fly through the sky with rainbow sparkles. Seriously. Dodos can even lay special eggs that help provide special resources...

I've been a little grumbly at times about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp [Free], I'll admit. Perhaps I've just been frustrated that what seemed like a slam-dunk franchise for a mobile game seemed to almost completely miss the point. But I also haven't exactly been quiet about my main gripe with the game, which comes down to just how little there is to do in it. Even the events have mostly had you doing the same old things and getting rewards. The gardening event was neat the first time, but now that we've had a few, it's getting a little boring. Well, the latest update to the game hit yesterday, and it seems to have brought a new type of event with it: a fishing tournament...

Right now, Darkest Dungeon [$4.99 (HD)] is on a stupid discount down to $0.99, and it seems the reason why is because the DLC for the game is coming to the app shortly. The update adding the two DLC packs is out now on the App Store, along with the $0.99 sale, but it appears that the DLC will not be active on the App Store until Thursday, March 15th, so you'll have to wait a bit in order to get these DLC packs if you have the game already. Crimson Court will cost $4.99, and Shieldbreaker will run you $1.99...

Super Evil Megacorp released the patch notes for Vainglory [Free] update 3.1, which will activate starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Thursday, March 15th. Update 3.1 contains the 5v5 Ranked and Draft modes, the new hero Tony, the return of Halcyon Days, and a bunch of balance changes as well...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Fire Emblem Heroes', 'Cookie Jam', 'Pinball Arcade', 'Clash of Clans', 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. These matters are always subjective, but you know what? I think we've got a really great list of updates this time around. Paid, free, popular, niche, whatever your fancy, there's a little something here for you. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Oh boy, the hours I've put into Horizon Chase [Free]. To be honest, I don't really want to know the amount of time this game has stolen from me, but its brilliant retro arcade mechanics combined with really tight controls make what is one of the most compelling racing titles on the App Store - and one that really emphasises mobile gaming's qualities in almost every aspect of its design. We loved Horizon Chase in our review around the title's launch, and have continued to adore the game as it's been updated with additional content over the years. However, just as you thought you may have been released from the game's grasp, developer Aquiris has just announced a brand new update that is sure to suck you straight back into the title's low-poly world. In contrast to the very cold weather conditions of late, the next cup in Horizon Chase is set in the sunny climate of Hawaii, and should be available to download on App Store very soon (and is available for any Android users right now)...

Nintendo has been pretty good about updating its hit mobile title Fire Emblem Heroes [Free] on a near-monthly basis. Some of those updates are bigger than others, and one certainly gets the sense that the development team is having trouble finding dramatic new additions to put into the game without stretching things too far. Heck, the last update had an almost entirely unrelated rhythm game in it. Perhaps it's not surprising, then, that this month's update is a bit low-key compared to the last one. Still, regular players will probably be quite interested in what it offers...

We're now several months removed from the launch of the iPhone X, and while a great many deal of iOS games have been updated to support the full screen of the device there's still some updates that are trickling out with iPhone X support. It's hard to justify writing about each and every one when they hit anymore, but once a few of them start to pile up I figure it's worth noting for anybody who is curious. Also it's a chance to give a shoutout to some quality games that you might not have heard of before. So without further ado here's the latest three games to receive iPhone X support recently that have caught my attention...

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