Category Archives: Updates

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...




One of my favorite games of 2015 is the adorable and bloody puzzle platformer Furdemption [$3.99] from developer RareSloth, which launched just about a month ago. In it you guide a cute bunny rabbit through the treacherous depths of hell over the course of 100 increasingly complex levels. From the fluid animations, to the wonderful art style and music, to the cuteness of your rabbit juxtaposed with its horrific death scenes, Furdemption fires on all cylinders, and we happily gave it 5 stars in our review. Today we have learned that more Furdemption is coming our way in the form of an expansion titled The Widow's Den. ..

Just over a year ago, developer GlobZ released Mucho Party [Free], an enjoyable collection of mini-games that can be played alone or, more ideally, with up to seven of your friends. When I reviewed it, I found it to be a lot of fun to play with other people, even if it wasn't quite so enjoyable to play against the computer opponents. That version of the game had a respectable 31 different mini-games loaded into it, but the game has seen several updates that added more. That said, it was kind of a hard sell due to its up-front cost of $3.99, so it never seemed to catch on all that well...

I'm happy to see Real Racing 3 [Free] still kicking. The series was one of the more impressive mobile games back in the early days, and it's still a darn good game right now. EA and Firemonkeys are still cranking out updates for the game, and the latest focuses on Leipzig, the test track where Porsche tests their vehicles, full of difficult bends to try and conquer. You can play the track in three different courses: short, long, and circuit. Check out the track in action:..

Update Mondays: 'Adventure Time Game Wizard', 'WWE 2K', 'King Of Thieves', 'Harmony 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. It's a bit of a light one this week, so you'll have to settle for a slightly shorter read than usual. I hope you'll forgive 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!..

If you like to do your wrestling on your mobile devices rather than a sweaty ring, then you've probably played WWE 2K [$7.99] already. Good news for you, then, since an update has just come out and has made the game play much better. When the game first came out, we really liked it overall, but we did feel that the gesture controls definitely took some warming up to. Well, apparently 2K listened to us (not really) and has focused this update on improving the gesture controls. More specifically, the new update improves multi-swipe gesture to allow for a wider range of motion based on distance and on the angle of the swipe. This improved multi-swipe range applies to Signature Moves, Pins and Submission Breaks, and Finishers. In addition to this improvement, the update also fine-tunes single directional swipes to improve Grapples and Reversals. Finally, the update also increased move responsiveness for the Climb and Pin actions, among other moves, and enhanced swipe recognition to make submissions easier to perform...

Harmony 3 [$2.99] from BorderLeap came out not too long ago, but if you're looking for more puzzles to play in this stylish game that combines color-based puzzles with soothing atmospheric music soundtracks, you're in luck. Chapter 4, entitled "Endurance," has just been added to the game. These bring 30 new levels that bring the total in the game to 120. Oh, and BorderLeap promises that these are probably the hardest levels in the entire series so far. So, good luck with that!..

Summoner Wars [Free], Playdek and Plaid Hat Games' deckbuilding battler, has offered me many hours of entertainment since it came out, but it hasn't seen new content in quite some time. Well, Playdek decided to remedy that by dropping six new factions on us yesterday. The game originally launched with eight factions and then two more were added in 2013. Since then, though, all had been quiet on the Summoner front, so I'm glad we now have more toys to play with. Specifically, the new update adds the Shadow Elves, who rely on speed and surprise, the Sand Goblins, efficient warriors who use the power of sandstorms, Deep Dwarves, units with amazing but very expensive abilities, Swamp Orcs, who grow in power when a unit dies, The Filth, who can transform into vile, powerful tools, and Mercenaries, who can manipulate Walls to their advantage...

Disney's Star Wars Commander [Free], their take on the raiding-strategy genre popularized by Clash of Clans [Free], has just gotten its biggest update yet. No more are you confined to the dusty expanses of Tattooine; now you can play on four new planets: Dandorian, Yavin 4, Er'kit, and Hoth. In fact, this update is so expansive that they've added the "Worlds in Conflict" title to the game on the App Store...

It's easy to forget with the number of MOBAs that are out there, that Heroes of Order and Chaos [Free] has been kicking it on mobile for longer than pretty much all of them. It was also one of the first to support broadcasting from inside the app, too, something other games still struggle with supporting. If you want to watch matches from players without going through Twitch or whatever streaming service is in use, then you might enjoy the new Spectator Mode update. It's something they're rolling out in stages, but there will be a dynamic camera you can control to move freely through the map, or to follow a character. You can see a chaacter's builds and other info, all in the Fast Game, Fun Mode, Custom, and Co-Op modes. Gameloft will be sponsoring a few tournaments if you want to see the Spectator mode in action, including the HOC Masters Invitational...

Wargaming continues to populate World of Tanks Blitz [Free] with, well, more tanks as update 1.11 adds eight more tanks, improves vehicle balance, adds new missions that have Gold as a reward, and also offers the ability to change languages in the client. Wargaming says the update is about three things: tanks, tanks, and more tanks. They have added the M4AE2 Sherman Jumbo, a heavier-armored version of the Sherman, the KV-2, a heavy tank with a giant turret, the KV-13, a hybrid of the KV and the T-34 and probably my favorite tank ever, the Object 140, easily one of the best medium tanks in the game, two German Pz.Kpfw IV medium tanks, the Jadpanther II, perhaps the best tank destroyer in the game, and the Churchill Gun Carrier, a huge, slow tank with a powerful gun...

Czech Games Edition has announced that Galaxy Trucker [$4.99 / $4.99 (HD)], the digital adaptation of the renowned board game, has a pretty neat new multiplayer feature. Multiplayer Missions are in the game in the latest update, which bring new rule tweaks and other modifications to multiplayer games to spice up the experience. Some things have been added from the singleplayer campaign, such as different cargo types, but new aspects have been added just for the multiplayer missions...

Update Mondays: 'Mortal Kombat X', 'Pet Rescue Saga', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Pixel Dungeon', 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 quite a mixed bunch this week, I have to say. That means there's a little something for just about 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!..

Bethesda's awesome little vault-building sim Fallout Shelter [Free] has just received its first ever update, which is one part new content and one part bug fix. First, a new Photo feature has been added, meaning you can snap a screenshot of your happy (or unhappy) vault dwellers and save it to your device, either for your own personal amusement or to share with the world via the plethora of social media options...

It's a strange world, friends. iPads are getting smaller, iPhones are getting bigger, and suddenly this whole idea of having apps work on one but not the other is looking increasingly strange. It's a particular bummer for RPG-loving iPhone owners, because a lot of fantastic RPGs only release on iPad. In the last year or so, developers have been coming around to the idea that iPhone gamers will buy these games even if the UI ends up being teeny-tiny, so we're seeing more games that were only on iPad start to go universal. The latest to join the ranks is Almost Human's excellent dungeon crawler, Legend Of Grimrock [$4.99]...

With Ant-Man coming out next week, we're seeing the array of Marvel games on the App Store start to add content containing the pint-sized superhero. So many Ant-Mans, so little time. There's an Ant-Man pinball table by Zen Studios coming next week alongside the launch of the new movie in theaters to keep in mind, but here are the latest games here are the games whose Ant-Man updates have already gone live ahead of the film's release...

If you've been playing Alto's Adventure [$1.99], the atmospheric endless runner, for any respectful length of time, you'll know that you could collect thousands of coins but not have many choices on where to spend those riches. Actually, only a premium game like Alto's Adventure would give you plenty of coins and nowhere to spend them on because if this game had been F2P, I can guarantee you that you would've been faced with the opposite problem: great number of items to buy, not enough money to do so...

If you've enjoyed playing Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War [Free], the third-person, cover-based WWII game, you now have another reason to play it: a multiplayer mode! The just-released update adds 2 new game modes and 4 maps. The first mode, Free For All, marks a member of each team as a high-value target  who's worth more points when killed. If the marked player's killed, another player of the team is marked, and so on. First team to reach a certain number of points or has more points than the other team when the time's up wins. The second mode is the most famous of all multiplayer modes, Team Deathmatch. Two teams of four players each meet on the battlefield and try to kill each other. However, Team Deathmatch in Brothers in Arms 3 has an extra wrinkle: each team has a leader (the leadership rotates throughout the match) who's worth more points when killed but is also awarded more points when he kills someone...

Spider-Man Unlimited [Free], proud namesake and multiple-times winner of the coveted Most Spider-Mans of the Week award in our Update Mondays columns, is getting more updates with more Spider-Mans this year. Gameloft is announcing that new suits from Spider-Island and suits from the Post-Secret-War period will be coming to Spider-Man Unlimited in the coming weeks and months. Here's a trailer showing off two of the suits of the new Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099:..

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