Category Archives: Updates

I was sort of blown away last month when Semi Secret's seminal endless runner Canabalt [$2.99] received a substantial update for the first time in nearly three years, but apparently that was just a warmup. Today Canabalt version 2.0 has hit the App Store and it adds in all the additional modes and local multiplayer functionality that Android and Ouya players have been enjoying for the past couple of years, and which were hinted at for iOS players way back in 2012. The additional modes consist of eight variations of the original mode, which is now dubbed Origin, and they all focus on a single element of the Canabalt gameplay...

David OReilly's Mountain [$0.99] has proven to be absolute pornography for people who write about video games – from its gameplay or lack thereof, to the mysterious things that can happen, even we've gotten into it. After all, we did stream the supposed ending – or at least an ending, even if OReilly claims it's not the true ending. Well, I have good news: an update is out now for the PC version and is coming soon to mobile...

Back in May, FDG Entertainment and Cornfox & Bros. teased a fishing mini-game that was set to come to their action-adventure epic Oceanhorn [$8.99], and the following month the developers confirmed that the fishing being shown was actually part of a massive Game of the Year Edition update they had been working on. Today, they've released a new trailer which shows off some of the new content as well as highlights "your voice," meaning it's partially narrated by the many nice comments made by YouTubers and Let's Players. Be sure to watch the very end, where you can see a snippet of the highly-anticipated fishing...

Oh hey, in case you didn't know, Modern Combat 5 comes out this week. And Gameloft's hit racing game, Asphalt 8: Airborne [Free], is helping to promote the upcoming FPS by featuring a new event themed after the FPS in the Venice track...

There have been a lot of grumblings about Square-Enix's lack of updates on some of their games, but the company has been slowly and quietly going through their back catalog in the last little while making little touches here and there. Final Fantasy 3 [$15.99 / $16.99 (HD)] and Final Fantasy 4 [$15.99] have both received updates for MFi controller support, Final Fantasy Tactics [$13.99 / $15.99 (HD)] got a major overhaul, and now it seems like one of Square-Enix's first iOS ports, Secret of Mana [$8.99], has gotten its turn. ..

ZeMind Game Studio's Starborn Anarkist [Free] is a fantastic dual-stick space shooter that puts a huge emphasis on building and customizing your own ship. We really loved Starborn Anarkist when it released in early December of last year. But that was more than 7 months ago, an eternity in the world of iOS gaming, and Starborn Anarkist was in desperate need of some tweaks and fixes that had plagued an otherwise fantastic game. A week ago today we learned that the long-awaited update that ZeMind had been talking about for ages was finally submitted to Apple, and today I'm very happy to announce that the update is live in the App Store...

I have a confession: I never finished Mi-Clos Studio's engrossing space-travel roguelike Out There [$1.99]...

Panic Art Studios' Hero Siege [$2.99] is a frantic dual-stick shooter that released late last year. That initial version was fun, but certainly rough around the edges. Panic Art worked diligently to iron out its issues with many updates over the course of the last six months or so, and what we ended up with was a dual-stick shooter that we enjoyed very much, but felt that there was "tons of potential for Hero Siege to be more than what it is." Well, according to a post from Panic Art in our forums, some of that potential will be realized with a beefy update heading to the game adding tons of new stuff, chief among them cross-platform multiplayer. Here's a recent trailer dishing out all the details of the new update...

One of my favorite scrolling shoot'em ups got a fancy modern remake this year with Infinite Dreams' Sky Force 2014 [Free]. It took the original game and gave it a massive graphical overhaul, as well as many other bells and whistles that come with modern mobile gaming like online leaderboards and tournaments. This remade version turned out really phenomenal, but Infinite Dreams still has some more planned for Sky Force 2014. They've posted some new screens in our forums for the forthcoming Stage 8, which you can see in the screenshot on the left while the screenshot on the right is from a cutscene that'll play just prior to the boss battle on that stage...

Small Fry [Free], the Noodlecake-published endless runner – or endless swimmer, or dolphin diver, or whatever you want to call its whole situation – by No Monkeys, is getting a big update next week that will bring a new gameplay mode and new reasons to play often...

We reviewed DUNGEONy [$2.99] only a few short weeks ago, but the game has already gotten a 2.0 update that brings a laundry list of changes and improvements to the puzzling roguelike...

Angry Birds Star Wars II [Free] is now a free-to-play game. Rovio has taken a lightsaber to the app's price, cutting it to free while the previous 99 cent price cried out in horror. The whole game is available for free, and 30 new levels have been added, 15 for the Bird side and 15 for the Pork side in the "Master Your Destiny" level pack...

'Plague Inc' Simian Flu Update Infects App Store

July 10th, 2014 11:17 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News, Updates
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: You'd be hard pressed to find a better bang for your buck on the App Store than Plague Inc [$0.99] and its associated IAP unlocks. The amount of support the game has received since its initial release and the overall craziness of its additional updates easily makes it a must-have for anyone. We liked it in our review two years ago, and since then the game has gotten better and better...

In the very early hours of the morning today, Minecraft Pocket Edition [$6.99] version 0.9.0 hit the App Store. Dubbed the "biggest update EVER" by Mojang, 0.9.0 adds infinite world size, caves, tons of new blocks, monsters, biomes, new places to explore, and more. Better yet, they even tweaked the UI a bit to add an interaction button, so you'll no longer accidentally dig/punch things...

Last week we learned that the fifth and final episode of Telltale's gritty adventure series The Wolf Among Us [$4.99] was scheduled for release this Thursday July 10th. And, given the weirdness of international time zones and digital distribution, that means it's actually available right this moment, despite the fact that my calendar is still flipped to July 9th. It's like, crazy, man. This fifth episode is entitled Cry Wolf and here's the trailer...

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