Category Archives: Updates

New Hero and New Party Features Announced for ‘Vainglory’

During today’s weekly livestream, the folks at Super Evil Megacorp will be taking the wraps off the latest hero for their free-to-play iOS MOBA Vainglory [Free / Free (HD)]. Skaarfungandr, or Skaarf for short, is a fire-breathing dragon and is the latest hero to join the fray. Being a dragon, the majority of Skaarf’s abilities center around long range area of effect damage attacks like launching fireballs and damaging opponents with dragon breath. ..

So Signal Studios and publisher Tilting Point are trying something interesting with their game The Sleeping Prince [Free]. They've made the previously free-to-play game completely free for a limited time, now subtitled as The Royal Edition. There are no in-app purchases, and no more energy system, not even any ads, just the game itself. The game will be shifting to premium in the future, but this is your opportunity to get it at no cost for now...

Just over a year ago, Crescent Moon and Tasty Poison Games released Neon Shadow [$0.99], a mobile first-person shooter that was meant as a throwback to the old-school frag fests of the '90s, and they totally nailed it. Neon Shadow had awesome visuals and a really cool sci-fi single-player campaign, but it also featured an online multiplayer mode that was breezy, fast-paced and fun. I love the more complex FPS games with weapon upgrading tiers, different playable classes, and tons of bells and whistles, but on mobile some of the funnest fragging I've had is with classics like Doom and Wolfenstein. Neon Shadow feels like a modern game that somehow captured the soul of those old classics...

Just two day ago, Blizzard announced that "Goblins vs. Gnomes," the newest themed expansion for Hearthstone [Free (HD)], was set to go live on December 8th, next Monday. Patch notes posted today, however, reveal that the new cards are already available to play in the Arena mode. Booster packs won't go on sale until the the official release next week, but you can pick through a new clutch of cobbled-together contraptions and muddled Ogres right now. ..

In August of last year, 505 Games in partnership with Re-Logic released Terraria [$4.99] on iOS, a mobile version of the ultra-popular crafting/action/adventure/platformer on PC and console. Compared to its PC and console counterparts, Terraria on iOS was pretty stripped down, but still incredibly fun. 505 has worked diligently over the last year adding new content to the game, mostly special holiday-themed updates. The most significant updates to the game have been when it received local multiplayer in November of last year, and when it received the Hard Mode update this past August which essentially let you play a New Game+ with a ton of new stuff after defeating the final boss. This latest update though, version 1.2, blows everything else out of the water...

"Goblins vs. Gnomes," the new 120-card expansion for Hearthstone [Free (HD)], will be available on December 8th. Where Hearthstone's previous expansion focused on oozing horrors, fell creatures, and Deathrattle mechanics, the cards introduced next week are full of novelty gadgets, kludged-together gizmos, and a new "Mech" tribal. In keeping with the theme of unpredictable contraptions, many of the cards focus on randomness. All of the new "Ogre" cards, for example, have a chance to attack the wrong enemy, which provides a nice counter-balance to their low mana cost. ..

Update Mondays: 'Junk Jack X', 'Threes!', 'Candy Crush Saga', 'Duet Game', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. It's been a heck of a week for updates between holiday stuff and Apple's RED fundraiser, so you want to prepare a cup of tea for this one, it's a bit of a long read. 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!..

Cartoon Network Games has just updated a pair of titles with new content today. First up is Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake [$4.99], the fantastic puzzler by SleepNinja Games released a few months ago. There's a new set of levels featuring the new character Codger the Elf, as players try to collect missing presents in Powder Peaks. These frosty levels present icy new challenges, with a new costume for Niko to be had for beating these levels...

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the States, and as with pretty much any major holiday developer Pixbits have updated their phenomenal crafting adventure game Junk Jack X [$4.99] with holiday-themed content. There's a new Pocket Turkey rare pet, a craftable hay bale block, new dyeable wood panels which can be coupled with the new sloped barn roof and supports so you can build your very own barn(!), and finally there's a Thanksgiving zombie that will drop a rare "weapon" should you come across it. Yes, they put "weapon" in quotes because I imagine it's something silly like a turkey leg or maybe a poisonous buckled hat...

WWE SuperCard [Free] has just gotten an update that brings a number of cards and enhancements. Over 60 new cards have been added to the game, with cards including John Cena, The Rock, and more. There's a new rarity level for cards as well, the Survivor rarity level, which supercedes Legendary as the eighth and highest card rarity...

Zen Studios is adding another Marvel-themed table to their lineup of digital pinball games across all platforms, including of course iOS. Spider-Man's arch-nemesis Venom will be getting his very own table, and it'll be coming to both Zen Pinball [Free] and Marvel Pinball [$0.99] the week of December 8th. Specifically, iOS gamers can look forward to the table becoming available on December 11th, and it'll be in line with other Marvel tables from Zen and will cost $1.99. Here's a screen of the new Venom table...

You forgot about Pocket God [$0.99], didn't you? Sure, it has been a year since the last episode, "Apocalypse, Ow!" But that's no reason to forget about the game that made the "apps with free updates" concept a reality. Well, the app refuses to die, as Bolt Creative has announced episode 48 is coming soon, entitled "Call of Booty." The big new feature in this update is the ability to dive in the sea and explore underwater, hunting for treasure, while avoiding deadly sea creatures. There's twenty total pieces of booty to get, and a golden oyster idol, because why not? Check out the trailer for the upcoming update:..

If you've already bought and played through Monument Valley [$3.99] and its "Forgotten Shores" expansion which was released just a couple short weeks ago, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that there's another new chapter that's been added to the game. As part of the Apps for Red initiative, a new "final" chapter has been added to Monument Valley, "Ida's (RED) Dream." This is a new chapter with some new puzzles, and featuring protagonist Ida decked out in red. ..

Threes [$1.99] has gotten its version 1.2 update, timed with the Apple Apps for Red initiative, but fans of the game actually have a few key additions and tweaks to look forward to. Most obviously added is the Product Red theme, which makes the entire game a red-tinged look in line with the charity's red-themed products. This theme is enabled by default with the 1.2 update, but you can disable it in the options. There's another theme added, Night Mode: this makes the game's background and 3-plus tiles use darker colors so that it's easier on the eyes in low light. Or, Threes just wasn't dark and brooding enough for you...

On Sunday, Apple and a ton of big-name publishers and developers launched a Apps for Red, containing a bunch of updates and sales centered around the AIDS awareness charity Product Red, which contributes to the AIDS Global Fund. Apple has worked with Product Red before, with things like red iPods, but this is a new direction, as a bunch of apps have added red themes, red icons, have sales contributing toward Product Red, and even have new content for the occasion. Threes [$1.99] has a new red theme along with new night colors, and games starting with higher card numbers, and 100% of the app's price is going toward Product Red. Monument Valley [$3.99] has a new final chapter, "Ida's (RED) Dream" which is available for $0.99 with all proceeds going toward Product Red. Free-to-play games are getting into it as well: Clash of Clans [Free] has a special Product Red gems pack, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team [Free] has a Red points pack and a special tournament to unlock Rafa Marquez, Bubble Witch 2 Saga [Free] has special Product Red levels where gold bars used in them will go toward the Global Fund. There's 16 games in total that are contributing to Product Red in some way until December 7th. Check out the list below:..

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