Category Archives: Updates

Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] has been a phenomenal hit on the App Store, and definitely a deserved success - with so many updates for the game since its initial 2014 launch, Mojang have changed a bare-bones port into a fully fledged and content rich experience that can stand tall with its console counterparts. The trend of continued support from the developers shows no signs of stopping, and today they have announced the big 1.0 update for Minecraft, which has some seriously major additions that will likely delight fans of the game, such as The End, and its notorious inhabitant The Ender Dragon...

Obsidian continues to give us more Pathfinder Adventures [Free] content, and this time around we are getting Deck 5. Update 1.1.5, which should be dropping soon, is adding Sings of the Saviors to the game, and it looks great. This new deck adds 5 new scenarios, 3 new locations, new maps, new loot, new legendary rewards, and new mechanics to the game, like Rimeskull with the Sihedron Circle Location. As the update blog points out, this is a great new mechanic that should entertain players quite a bit. One of the scenarios includes a huge dragon, Arkrhyst, that hits everyone with a breath weapon even before combat begins. There's also a scenario that comes with three villains, and they look fun to take on. Apparently, each time you defeat one of those villains, the others get more difficult to beat...




Square Enix Montreal is at work on a new update to Deus Ex Go [$1.99] called the Puzzle Maker update. While the studio isn't revealing a lot of details beyond that, what the first screenshot they have shows is some options that will let players make their own levels for the third game in the Go puzzle series. Making and sharing puzzles would be a good way to give this entry some originality compared to the other 2 games, for sure...

It’s that time again, the folks over at Super Evil Megacorp have released another significant update to their mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free]. While the new character (which offers a pretty interesting twist on debilitating gameplay) and multitudes of new skins are always nice, it’s the additions to its iOS broadcasting support that have me interested...

This is actually a bit of news I meant to get to last week and didn't have time, but seeing as how unique a game Calculords [Free] is and how log it's been since its last content update, I felt like it was still worth talking about. First off, Calculords is a card-based strategy game which launched back in February of 2014. It had you building up a deck of units and battling against a colorful cast of AI opponents in its campaign, placing your units among 3 lanes on the playfield to battle head to head against your opponents' units. It sounds a bit standard as far as card-battlers go, but what set Calculords apart was its use of math. Yes, math! It's fun! ..

Big Huge Games and Nexon M's DomiNations [Free] keeps on rolling through eras of history. After the World War content from the previous major update, now DomiNations enters the Atomic Age. Representing the time after World War II, several new units and buildings are now available. The units include the helicopter and armored personnel carrier, which could prove to have a major impact on combat in the game. The helicopter is weak to fire from defending troops, but can wreak havoc on defensive buildings as it has range outside of many defenses. Meanwhile, the APC deploys heavy infantry every few seconds and has a machine gun for covering fire...

Pokemon GO [Free] continues to add more content to the game in an attempt to keep drawing in more players, hold on to the players it already has, and bring back those original players who feel they have run out of things to do in the game. This latest update has added the new Daily Bonuses feature, which is specifically designed to keep people coming back to the game daily and weekly. Catching a Pokemon will give you 500 XP and 600 Stardust, with the 7-day reward being 2000 XP and 2,400 Stardust. Visiting a PokeStop and spinning that Photo Disc will get you 500 XP and a number of other items, and if you do that for seven days in a row, you'll get 2,000 XP and, well, even more additional items...

If you like your board games digital, then Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation [$5.99 (HD)] is a pretty good one to play, especially since the Variant Mode DLC is now available. The game is all about the armies of Light and Shadow, and you take on your opponent on a very pretty map. Part of the fun is that you can't see your opponent's units until you engage them in battle, which makes for fun, strategic decisions. Most people really enjoy the game, even if the digital version dumped the Lord of the Rings theme of the physical game in favor of the more generic light vs shadow...

'Feral Fury' Gets Much-Needed Brightness Update

November 7th, 2016 3:15 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Skandivania Games' Feral Fury [$3.99] roguelike twin-stick shooter got a big update bringing a bunch of features last week with version 1.0.1. But as I mentioned in my article, the game was still rather dark, from a visual standpoint. It made it a bit difficult to see the game in action. But thanks to feedback from the community and what I mentioned in the article (that Feral Fury's developers cited in an email), Feral Fury has new brightness options available. If you've played the game before, you knew about the 3 brightness bars, with the 3rd still being pretty dark. Now there's 6, and the 6th brightness setting makes things so much more visible. Compare the game now:..

Update Mondays: 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Junk Jack X', 'Demon's Rise', 'Doomsday Clicker', 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. With Halloween behind us, it seems like updates are a little slow this week. We'll surely be buried under Thanksgiving and Christmas updates soon enough, but in the meantime, let's take a moment to enjoy this calm. 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!..

One of the finest crafting/survival/world-building games on the planet is Pixbits' fantastic Junk Jack X [$4.99]. The very first Junk Jack released around this time way back in 2011, but as iOS hardware and software improved and expanded, it led Pixbits to release a greatly enhanced version in August of 2013 which we know as Junk Jack X. As with the first game, the team kept updating and improving Junk Jack X at an almost absurd rate for years, and if you were looking for the most bang for your buck in terms of hours of play then it really fit the bill. Things slowed down a bit though as Pixbits worked on bringing the game to desktop, and the last significant update for the game was in December of last year. Well, Junk Jack X is back with a massive version 3.0 update that pretty much blows anything they've done in the past right out of the water...

There aren't a whole lot of light RPGs out there that let you fuel up a team of heroes on sugar and caffeine and send them into a dungeon to do your battling and looting for you. In fact, I think there's precisely one: Armor Game's Soda Dungeon [Free]. This week, Soda Dungeon received a huge update, adding a lot of new content to a package that we already really loved back when it was released in October of last year. First up is a new dungeon called Lair of Despair which is available after level 150. There's also a new class called The Shifter, as well as 25 new Mythical rare items. ..

I don't know how the weather is across the Atlantic, but November has brought with it some incredibly cold weather to the UK, which I guess is fitting as we are slowly approaching the holiday season. Therefore it's almost poetic that Frost [$3.99], the snowy and sublime card game that released back in the far warmer month of September, has today received its first major content update on the App Store. With brand new scenarios, mechanics and abilities, fans of the game have even more to enjoy here, and anyone who missed the boat first time around have no excuse to stop giving Frost the cold shoulder and to give it a go today...

Nothing says He-Man, the strongest man in the world, like a bunch of cute stickers, and yet these new stickers are actually fantastic. In the latest update, He-Man Tappers of Grayskull [Free] has added 24 stickers for free, and if you like the heroes of that universe, you should definitely download the game, if you haven't already, just for the stickers. The stickers follow the game's exaggerated art, with big heads and small bodies, and they are all animated. Honestly, the stickers are much better than I thought they would be and are great for those of us old enough to remember the cartoon...

Few things suck as badly as pulling off a great World of Tanks Blitz [Free] performance, killing almost all of your opponent's tanks, and then losing because your teammates thought this was a sightseeing-in-a-tank game. Update 3.3 fixes that awful feeling by introducing Valiant Effort achievements (E for Effort!) that see the losing team's most effective players earn more Credits and XP. Grabbing any of the Epic medals, the Brother in Arms one, the Crucial Contribution, or the Battle Hero medal will give you a nice boost to your XP and Credits bank. I like this addition because it makes it less frustrating when you're stuck with a bad team...

Midnight Star: Renegade [Free], the sequel to Midnight Star, is a pretty fun and frantic shooter that tests your twitch reflexes in a mobile-friendly way. The game is getting ready to add a huge new feature this week, Versus Mode. I mean shooting running, bouncing aliens is entertaining, but it's a whole different world putting your skills and loadout against another player. Keep in mind, though, that this is going to be asynchronous PvP.  The way this new mode will work is you fight against others in newly-created PvP arenas and earn points for your victories. As you get more points, you rise through the ranks, and your rank persists throughout the month-long seasons. At the end of each season, you get rewards and the opportunity to mock your friends...

Hunters: Episode One was the first real taste mobile gamers had of a complex and console-quality strategy game in the mould of XCOM, and its sequel Hunters 2 [$4.99] was beloved amongst the iOS community for improving on the original whilst retaining the compelling gameplay and stunning graphics (at the time, at least) of the series. When Rodeo Games quietly removed both titles from the App Store earlier this year, many thought the were gone for good - neither had been updated for many years, and with the onset of iOS 10, it appeared this was the death knell for the Hunters series. However, against all odds, today Hunters 2 has returned to the App Store with iOS 10 and widescreen support, as well as other minor bug fixes, which is fantastic news for any veteran gamers who longed to try Rodeo's strategy series again on their newer devices...

Skandivania Games' Feral Fury [$3.99] is a good pickup if you have been waiting on Binding of Isaac to hit iOS, as it's a similar kind of top-down, roguelike dual-stick shooter. The team is currently tweaking the experience, though, with some new features being brought to the title. It's a little easier now as the starting HP for players (not in New Game+) has been increased. Boss encounters are now randomized, and there's a new stage and boss. A new fire effect has been added, along with destructible crates...

It's Halloween everyone, so every game in sight is getting some kind of Halloween update to celebrate. And, of course, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff [Free] couldn't miss out on all the fun. So, the game is running a limited-time Halloween event that's bringing some fun characters to the popular game. Who are we getting, you ask? Well, you'll be getting a visit from Billy the Puppet, of Saw fame, Ash Williams, from the fun Ash vs Evil Dead, and Leprechaun, from the classic, cheesy Leprechaun film. All of these characters check into a haunted - yet hilarious - haunted hotel run by James Woods...

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! Also: Happy Halloween! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. I'll level with you, friends. I skipped over a lot of Halloween updates this week. I tried to include any that looked particularly cool, but I have to go home sometime, you know? 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!..

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