Category Archives: Updates

I absolutely love how Zen Studios is able to collaborate with so many different companies in order to bring a number of different brands to life in pinball table form. There are of course a multitude of tables based on the Star Wars and Marvel properties, but there's also things like Walking Dead Pinball, which really captured the essence of Telltale's adventure games, and South Park Pinball which feels incredibly authentic to the show. When Zen announced earlier this month that it had partnered with Valve to create a Portal Pinball, I got really excited. Portal is one of my all-time favorite game series, and there's something about a Portal pinball table that just makes sense. Today, we catch our first glimpse at Portal Pinball in action in this brand new trailer...

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the developers of Midnight Star [Free] were planning a hefty update, and that update has just hit the App Store with a thump. Update 1.1 is the biggest update of the game so far and addresses some important issues as well as adds several new features that will change the way you play the game...

Kumobius loves doing post-release updates of their game. It's a fever, and the only prescription is more game updates! While their latest game Bean Dreams [$2.99] has gotten a couple of solid content drops this year, and will soon be available in a bundle with its prequel, Bean's Quest [$2.99], they haven't forgotten about perhaps their biggest hit, Duet [$2.99]. After update 3.0 which introduced the first paid DLC to the game, Duet 3.1 brings new free content to the game in the "Endless Encore" mode and "Speed Run" mode...

Pixbits, Junk Jack X's [$4.99] developers, are really the gift that keeps on updating. Seriously, these guys have been releasing non-stop free updates for a game that's been out for almost two years. All of their updates have been quality ones, and their latest one might be the most interesting yet. The 2.4 update, released today, adds a new component to the game, electronics, and the ability to build complex contraptions and widgets using wires, logic gates, latches, and many other devices. According to the developers, you could even build a complete CPU using the new electronics system in Junk Jack X. While Minecraft Pocket Edition [$6.99] continues to be off the grid because of the lack of redstone circuits, Junk Jack X has now enabled us to electrify its already fascinating worlds...

If you haven't heard of Cards and Castles [Free], it may be because we haven't written much about it, unfortunately. I got to see the game at PAX South as the developers were showing it off to convention-goers. It's been in the back of my mind ever since. The game just got a big update, and now's as good a time as ever to check out this fun game. The best way to describe it? It's like Hero Academy [Free] but with CCG elements not unlike Hearthstone [Free]. You build a deck of units of your various cards, and from the five card factions in the game. These card decks are then drawn into your hand in battle, with an ever-increasing coins amount to spend to put them in play. You then battle them on a playing field in turn-based battles, with the goal being to destroy the enemy base...

Boom Dots [Free] recently got updated with more content, and I really think you should play it if you haven't already done so. This game involves just firing a dot at another dot that's moving left to right, but the fun comes in doing it as it shifts speeds, and in trying to hit it dead-on to get the ever-increasing perfect bonus. As well, there's the missions to give you a goal to attain, like getting a certain number of perfect shots in one game. The reward for doing so? New themes that mix up the look of the game as you keep completing missions. It brings a solid amount of replay value to a game in a genre that's usually just about high scores. And this is their second key update, adding in 40 new missions, 4 new themes, and the ability to skip missions if you so desire...

I love daily challenge modes in games, especially roguelikes. Usually, these modes give players a level generated from a common seed, and give them one chance at scoring as many points as possible in that run. Hoplite [$2.99], the awesome hex-grid roguelike from Magma Fortress, has added in a new daily mode, but they've decided to do things in a dramatically different way that is specifically meant to challenge veterans...

From the looks of it, Wargaming.net has decided to continue unleashing big cats onto the World of Tanks Blitz [Free] battlefields. After adding the American Hellcat tank destroyer, in the upcoming 1.9 Update the developers are adding a German line leading to the Leopard I tank. More specifically, the update will add seven new German tanks: Pz III, Pz III/IV, VK 30.01D, VK 30.02 D, Indien-Pz, Leopard PT A, and Leopard 1. The big cat at the top of this line is a highly agile tank able to reach those important map locations before the enemy tanks and then use its great view range and characteristically-German gun accuracy to snipe freely...

Update Mondays: 'Injustice', 'Ys Chronicles 1', 'Candy Crush Saga', 'Hoplite', 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 nice set of updates this week, with bug fixes, new content, and other goodies for games both free and paid. 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!..

Fans of DeNA’s Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free] will notice that the freemium RPG didn’t have a new timed event this week. Instead, players that logged in over the weekend were met with the English version’s second large content update...

Important news for players of WWE SuperCard [Free]: with WWE Payback happening this weekend, Cat Daddy Games and 2K are giving you 300 free credits for logging into the game this weekend ahead of the pay-per-view happening. Load up the game, and you'll get your 300 free credits. Cat Daddy doesn't give away credits that often, so this is a chance to get a nice little freebie to help you out in the WWE CCG. Along with the new daily login bonuses that the game added, you can get an edge just by launching the game...

Wrassling [Free] is fun. But Wrassling has sadly been a solo affair. One can perhaps only be entertained by wrestling other people out of the ring for so long. That amount of time is probably longer than it's taken for Wrassling to get its local multiplayer update, but better sooner than later for more wrasslin' in Wrassling, I say. You can wrassle with a friend on the same device in either co-op mode, or in a versus mode, with or without AI wrasslers. With the five-button controls, it's probably a better experience on an iPad, but we must make do with whatever wrassling equipment we've got...

If you've been playing Hearthstone [Free] on a tablet or mobile recently, you've probably noticed that the game would get sluggish even on the latest devices. Fear not, though, because Blizzard's decided to give the game a boost. In an update released yesterday, Blizzard switched on support for 64-bit devices (anything better than an iPad Air 1 and an iPhone 5s) and, seriously, the improvement isn't just noticeable, it's more like playing the game on fast forward. Menus pop open without the slightest delay, and any delay that wasn't network-related has vanished. Go check it out yourself, you'll be surprised at the difference 64-bit support makes...

Gameloft's latest entry in their long-running dungeon crawling series, Dungeon Hunter 5 [Free], has just gotten its first big content update. New levels in the Far East Xinkashi lands are available, with new loot to collect. If you're a fan of the Stronghold feature for multiplayer, you have 5 new rooms and 5 new traps to build into your stronghold to try and bedevil your opponents with. New daily events that take place in these rooms are available, with tickets that can be won to get powerful new Xinkashi weapons...

Zombies, Run [Free] has been inordinately popular since its release in 2012, combining fitness training with outrunning zombies. Now, the app is hoping to become more popular by shifting to free-to-play, and introducing a whole host of new features. Season 4 is the big new addition, bringing 40 new missions to play. You can play multiple missions back-to-back, the interface has been revamped, Spotify and Pandora support has been improved, chase difficulty is adjustable, and more little tweaks to improve the experience. Check out the new trailer:..

Apparently Crossy Road [Free] can be successful even when the cars drive on the other side of the road because according to a new report by research firm App Annie, Hipster Whale's take on Frogger had more active players in the UK during the first quarter of 2015 than Candy Crush Soda Saga and Clash of Clans. ..

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. Some cool updates from the big dogs and the small pups alike this week, with plenty to enjoy no matter what your tastes. 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!..

Pixeljam's awesome ode to classic shoot-em-ups, Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork [$2.99], turned heads here at TouchArcade when it released in early 2014, rating a good review, a Game Of The Week nod, and even ending up on Jared's Top 10 Of 2014 list. It basically takes the Galaga concept, adds a few twists of its own, and paints over it with an impossibly charming style of presentation...

Today, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time [Free], is celebrating by giving away stuff to its players. More specifically, Plants vs. Zombies, one of iOS' oldest and most popular franchises, is celebrating its 6th birthday. When Plants vs. Zombies hit the App store in 2009, it was one of the earliest tower defense iOS games, and it quickly found its way on many iPhones and iPads around the world. Just in the first nine days, the original Plants vs. Zombies sold more than 300,000 copies on iOS, making it the fastest-selling PopCap video game. This franchise gradually shambled its way on all kinds of platforms and then was followed by a sequel, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, in 2013. Just to understand the franchise's reach, according to EA, Plants Vs. Zombies 2 has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its debut on iOS and still sees an average 9.5 million unique game sessions started each day...

Backflip's long-running, mega-popular DragonVale [Free] game has just gotten a new "cooperative breeding" feature that makes it easier to get rare dragons. You can now check out your friends' dragons, and choose to breed with them. So, if your friends have a particular breed that you need to make the dragon you want, you can breed with it and help advance along your collection. Everyone wins!..

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