Category Archives: Updates

While the pickings are pretty slim for iOS 7 controllers that are actually worth buying, things are getting pretty awesome on the software side of things as more and more games that were originally made to be played with controllers slowly begin to get controller support. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [$2.99] already had controller support, but last night both Sonic the Hedgehog [$2.99] and Sonic CD [$2.99] joined the controller party.

I'm not sure if the Sonic games specifically are worth picking up a controller for, but if you've already got one, the Sonic games are definitely worth playing with proper controls. Additionally, the Sonic games are just worth having anyway, regardless of whether or not you've got a controller to play them with. The love they've gotten by Christian Whitehead and Sega is really remarkable.

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One of 2012's absolute best iOS releases, Luca Redwood's 10000000 [$2.99] has just been given a much needed update adding widescreen support (yay!), Game Center achievements and new Ace Levels. If you missed it previously, 10000000 is a matching game with built-in combat and RPG mechanics, not totally unlike Puzzle Quest or Dungeon Raid. The hook here is that you're constantly under a time constraint, so you need to be making the right kind of matches for whatever your current obstacle is (fighting an enemy, unlocking a door, etc.) with the clock ticking down in your face. It puts a certain sense of panic into the gameplay, but not in a bad way. In fact, it's exhilarating when you know time is just about to run out and you happen to make the most perfect match ever, propelling you forward and continuing your run when you were sure you were toast...

Telltale's latest episodic adventure The Wolf Among Us [$4.99] has just received its second episode, called Smoke and Mirrors. Telltale seemed hopeful back in January that this second episode would launch simultaneously across all platforms the first week of February, and confirmed that would be the case earlier this week. The new episode will run you $4.99 and is downloaded from within the app itself, or alternatively if you've already purchased the Season Pass you can simply download it at no additional cost. Here's a recent trailer showing off the Smoke and Mirrors episode...

Hot on the heels of the release of Final Fantasy VI [$15.99] last night, Square Enix has issued an update for one of the previous games in the series, Final Fantasy III [$15.99]. The update includes widescreen support for 4-inch devices, which is an incredibly welcome addition as nothing drives me crazier than those darn black bars on games that are not optimized for widescreen. However, there's sort of a catch: Square Enix simply stretched out the visuals to fill up the screen. So, it's essentially the same visuals as before, just slightly… elongated. Here's a comparison of the original screen up top and the new widescreen version below it...

This past November, Liv Games debuted the latest entry in their "Wars" series with the sci-fi strategy title Stellar Wars [$0.99]. Today the game has received a massive new update, and to celebrate the game is now temporarily free for the first time ever. This trilogy of games began with Legendary Wars [$0.99] back in early 2011. While predominantly a castle defense game, Legendary Wars actually stuffed a bunch of different kinds of genres into its lengthy campaign, along with a humorous story and killer visuals. It all blended together incredibly well, and was so full of content it easily kept us busy until the next game in the series, Monster Wars [$0.99], launched in early 2012, almost exactly a year later...

I have a folder of games on my iPhone which I refer to as the "Please please please I would do anything to have you updated for widescreen" folder. Front and center in that folder is Justin Smith's Enviro-Bear 2010 [$1.99], and today my prayers have been answered. The game was updated with proper widescreen support for 4-inch devices as well as support for iOS 7. And, if previous updates are anything to go by, there might even be some weird hidden stuff tucked in there as well...

Telltale Games is teasing news for two of its biggest games over on its Twitter page. First off, as we learned back in January, The Wolf Among Us [$4.99] Episode 2 is dropping this week. The new episode, titled Smoke and Mirrors, also received a new trailer just a few days back. We really enjoyed the first part of The Wolf Among Us in our review, though as is the case with episodic releases, it hurts waiting around for new episodes to release so you can continue with the story. Well, this week we'll at least be getting Episode 2 so that's a start. Keep tabs on Telltale's Twitter where they're teasing new images and info about Episode 2, if you're curious...

We knew that The Room Two [$2.99] would be heading to iPhone and iPod touch devices at some point early this year, but when we reported on Monday that it would be coming this week, we erroneously assumed it would be in a similar fashion to the first game with a new separate version for iPhone. Well, in this particular case I'm very happy to be wrong as Fireproof Games has opted to not go that route this time and instead has updated the iPad version of The Room Two to be Universal with support for iPhone 4S and above devices. That update is out now and to celebrate they've knocked a couple of bucks off the price of The Room Two, down to $2.99 from $4.99...

There was something I was more excited for yesterday than any of the newly released games, and that was the impending arrival of the version 2.0 update to Slayin [$0.99]. I even stayed up until midnight hoping it would come out, but sadly it didn't. However, when I got up today, it was there waiting for me in the App Store, like a tiny Christmas morning present under the tree...

Early last month we told you that Pixel Licker Games and FDG Entertainment's Slayin [$0.99] was set to get a huge version 2.0 update that adds three brand new playable characters, and today we've received video of those characters in action. The lineup of new characters includes an Archer who can shoot arrows into the air, a Ninja with a teleporting move, and a Tamer who can actually tame and ride the enemies in the game and use them as offensive weapons. How cool is that? Check out the new heroes in the trailer below...

Freebie Alert: 'Super Stickman Golf 2' Goes Free for a Limited Time

A couple of days ago, we detailed the brand new update for Noodlecake's Super Stickman Golf 2 [$0.99], and also mentioned that along with the new update the game would be dropping to free for a limited time. Well, consider this your official notice: as of right now, Super Stickman Golf 2 is available for free in the App Store. This is the first time the game has been free since launching in March of last year, and the latest update includes all sorts of cool stuff like new courses, new multiplayer options and more. Here's a glimpse at one of the new courses which is based on Team Meat's popular platformer Super Meat Boy...

Last month, Noodlecake Games talked a bit about their huge forthcoming update to Super Stickman Golf 2 [$0.99], which will see a new set of levels themed around Team Meat's brutal platformer Super Meat Boy. That in and of itself is very cool, but today the team has lifted the lid on more details concerning this major update which is set to hit the App Store this Thursday...

True Axis seems to be burning the midnight holiday oil, as this week they announced an actual release date for the years-in-the-making Jet Car Stunts 2, and today they've sent along a few new screens for one of the new upcoming parks for their fantastic skateboarding game True Skate [$1.99]. We first heard about the plan to bring four new skateparks to the game earlier this month, with some screens of a concrete park filled with transitions, but here's a closer look at the Schoolyard park that has more of a street skating feel to it...

You may or may not have been aware, but Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars [$4.99 / Free] and Chinatown Wars HD [$4.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] have been missing from the App Store since back in September. Apparently, thanks to a note in the app's description that Rockstar put there prior to taking the game down, it was due to an iOS 7 incompatibility bug, and they'd be investigating a fix for it. Well, that fix is here and both the iPhone and iPad versions of GTA: Chinatown Wars are back in action on the App Store. Best of all, they've both been given a facelift with graphical support for Retina Display devices...

Hey, here's just a quick heads up that the massive Infinity Blade III [$6.99] update that we detailed last week is now alive and kicking in the App Store. And that's not all, as for the first time since its release in September, Infinity Blade III is currently on sale for just $2.99. The new update, called Ausar Rising, adds tons of new quests, items, a new Infinity weapon, and just so, so much more. It also adds two brand new modes, one of which is called the Deathless Mode and is detailed by Donald Mustard in this new video...

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