Category Archives: Updates

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:..




Last week, I featured inkle's wonderful gamebook adaptation Sorcery! [$4.99] in the RPG Reload weekly column. As I usually do, I summarized the game's update history, and remarked that I was pretty confident inkle would keep these games updated for the foreseeable future. Little did I know that the next update was just around the corner. As a bonus, Sorcery! 2 [$4.99] has received the same treatment. Although it's a little update, I think everyone will be pretty happy with what's been added: the Rewind feature from Sorcery! 3 [$4.99]...

Doctor Who: Legacy [Free] is one of those games that just keeps on trucking with regular new bunches of story content and updates. The game is going to be getting a big new version 3.0 update in August, and it's going to bring new weekly content updates alongside Season 9 of the show. But the big original content of 3.0 will be the "Sonic Adventures" story arc, not to be confused with Sonic Adventure, the Sega game that was good but the beginning of the end for the Sonic series. But the "Sonic Adventures" arc in this game will have the First Doctor and a number of companions partnering with him to collect a number of famous gadgets from the long-running series. The Third Doctor's companion, Jo Grant, will be making her debut in this game, too...

Minecon 2015, the huge Minecraft convention that took place in London this past weekend, sprang quite the surprise on iOS gamers, with Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] getting some unexpected love, while also revealing an expected Minecraft-inspired game, Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode, that looked quite good. But first, some context. Gamers waited for this Minecon with trepidation as it was the first post-Notch Minecon and the first with Microsoft casting its long shadow over the Minecraft universe after the Redmond giant bought the Swedish company for $2.5 billion. Many wondered whether the presence of the corporate giant at Minecon would damage what has perhaps been gaming's most glorious success story. ..

As iOS ports go, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions [$4.99] is something of a marvel. The developers did a great job of recreating the game on mobile, and as for the game itself, it's so great it even brought a smile to the villainous Carter Dotson's face in his five-star review of it. One of the few criticisms a person could level at the game was the lack of content from the Evolved update that other versions had received. We all had a feeling it was coming at some point, however, and that point is here and now...

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. The story this week seems to be complete and utter game-changer updates. There are several games that got so much new, free content that they might as well be new apps. Lots of other smaller, but still good, updates as well. 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!..

The WWE CCG, WWE SuperCard [Free], keeps on trucking with new content, and the latest update brings even more things to do in 2K and Cat Daddy's game. The "Ring Domination Update" appropriately includes a new mode called Ring Domination, which cycles between People's Champion Challenge and Road to Glory. You're battling for control of nine squares on a board, which will earn you game pieces that go toward sweet new card rewards. Fantastic. ..

Yesterday, Bethesda mentioned that new content would be coming to Fallout Shelter [Free], their smash-hit game about building your own vault deep in the earth. They weren't kidding, as today sees the first new content added to the game: you can unlock Preston Garvey of the Commonwealth Minutemen from lunchboxes with premium characters. Preston Garvey is a character from Fallout 4, and both he and his laser musket can be used in Fallout Shelter now. The words "the first Fallout 4 character available in Fallout Shelter" seemingly indicate that we can expect more Fallout 4 characters to come to the game at some point.....

Oddly enough, a lot of the buzz surrounding Apple's keynote at WWDC wasn't necessarily new features or future major iOS revisions... But the odd inclusion of a surprisingly long segment on Apple's new music service dubbed simply, "Apple Music." Well, if you were following along with our keynote coverage and anxious to give Spotify, Pandora, or whatever else you're using the boot, Apple Music and iOS 8.4 is here...

In July of last year we learned that Mi Clos Studios' excellent (and punishing!) roguelike/gamebook/strategy/space adventure Out There [$1.99] would be getting a huge expansion dubbed the Omega Edition which revamped much of the artwork and added lots of new features to the game. Us mobile gamers had to watch in anguish as our desktop gaming counterparts received the Omega Edition of Out There back in April. However, that anguish ends today as just moments ago the iOS version has received the Omega Edition update as well...

NimbleBit's Capitals [Free] is a really fun word game that we absolutely loved in our review when it was released last month. Since then, it's been tweaked a bit both in how the free to play system works and, more recently, how you communicate with players. Previously, there wasn't any way to chat or send text or anything like that in Capitals, which sort of meant the game was the most fun to play with friends who you could then hassle via iMessage or something similar. In the game's most recent update, a emote system has been added that's sort of similar to Hearthstone, with way more options to choose from...

Update Mondays: 'The Simpsons: Tapped Out', 'Boom Beach', 'Crossy Road', 'The World Ends With You', 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. This was a big week for updates, with some very popular games getting new versions, a cherished game many had given up on coming back to life, and some business about a flag or something. 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!..

Solforge [Free], the CCG wih the clever card-leveling mechanic, is about to release a new card set that is bound to shake up the current meta. The new expansion introduces the Darkforged, a mysterious group whose dark power links them to each and gives them strength in numbers. However, that dark power occasionally has a mind of its own that twists its users, which means expect to have these new cards turn on you occasionally. Stoneblade has been previewing some of the new cards, and they look fantastic. Solforge's art been improving with every new set, and judging from the preview cards, Darkforge Uprising will definitely raise the bar in the art department even more...

The game that no one was sure would live or die has been fixed. The World Ends With You Solo Remix [$17.99 / $19.99 (HD)] has just gotten an update for both its iPhone and iPad versions to make it compatible with iOS 8. The updates are rolling out right now. After months of uncertainty over whether Square Enix was fixing the game, not helped by Square Enix not even knowing what was going on, the game has gotten its fix. ..

Pixelbite's Space Marshals [$4.99] brought some fresh ideas to the tired dual-stick genre when it launched back in January. Rather than a run-n-gun, blast everything in sight approach, Space Marshals demanded strategy, patience and stealth in order to be the most successful. We loved the game in our initial review, but in March, Pixelbite sweetened the pot with a huge Chapter 2 expansion for the game which added new enemies, new weapons and more. Now Pixelbite has taken the wraps off of a forthcoming Chapter 3 update for Space Marshals in our forums, and it's looking really sweet. ..

Monument Valley [$3.99] has just been updated with a free chapter, Ida's Dream, which is available now for all users on both iOS and Android. If you have an Android device and haven't played Monument Valley, then you can pick it up for free on the Amazon Appstore now until about 11:00 PM Pacific Time on July 25th. Any Android device can install the Amazon Appstore and get this for free, not just Fire OS devices, so hop on this if you want the game without paying...

While Vainglory [Free], the made-for-mobile MOBA, has been out for a while now, it hasn't "officially" launched according to its developers, Super Evil Mecacorp (SEM). Bo Daly, SEM CEO and co-founder, explains that if Vainglory was a PC title, July 2nd would be the day it would come out of beta. On July 2nd, then, Vainglory launches globally for both iOS and Android. The global launch also brings with it some new features: Ranked and Casual queues, an innovative skin system, new tutorial videos to ease players into this very demanding genre, and, finally, a new hero, Rona the Beserker...

I reviewed the fascinating Last Voyage [$1.99] by Semidome back in April, and the developer has just decided to double the number of chapters in this abstract game. It's still something that defies any sort of genre classification, as it goes through multiple genres, and this update introduces a number of new game mechanics, like tilt-based puzzles to try and solve, or even to just sit back and experience. The whole thing still doesn't make much sense, but it's still really pretty. And hey, there's new music, checkpoints, and achievements to get...

Earthcore: Shattered Elements [Free], the innovative CCG by Tequila Games, continues to pleasantly surprise me. If you haven't had a chance to play the game yet, this is a CCG that innovates by using a Risk and Element system that makes even the weakest card actually useful. By using this Risk system, the game forces players to rethink many of the strategies often used in most CCGs. The game has just received its first major update today that adds a new feature, Events, new unique cards (with new skills), and also an upgraded matchmaking system (the old system irked some in our forums). ..

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