Category Archives: Updates

Prettygreat's debut title Land Sliders [Free] has just gotten a big update for the holidays, and I'm not just saying that as a euphemism for Christmas, no. Sure, the game includes 14 new chracters, including Santa and an elf to play as for the Christmas season, but becuase Haunkkah is also going on, Prettygreat has included a dreidel to play as. I have to say, that's...prettythoughtful. Oh, and there's other, less-holiday-ish characters added, like a fighter jet. Maybe it represents a part of Festivus I'm not really aware of...

It's always nice when a game gets an update that you just did not expect. You would be forgiven for thinking Icycle: On Thin Ice [$2.99] was otherwise lost to history after its release in 2013, but no! The game has suddenly gotten a big 2.0 update that adds new content to complete the game, over 2 years since its original release. ..




'Fallout Shelter' Adds Dogmeat and Other Pets

December 10th, 2015 1:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Bethesda's hit Fallout Shelter [Free] has just gotten an update adding a very important new feature to the game: pets. Do you want your dwellers to have their own Dogmeat or Maine Coon kitten to help keep their spirits up, and keeping your vault running at tip-top efficiency? Now they can! It is a wonderful time to be a vault dweller, I say...

World of Tanks: Blitz [Free] has decided to go all Japanese with its latest 2.4 update as it has introduced a full line of medium and light tanks, all ready to join the battle. Most of these tanks have good guns but relatively weak armors, but there should be fun to be had with the Chi-Ri (VII), the first autoloader in the game, and the Tier X STB-1, a pretty mobile tank with a pretty big cannon. There's also a new premium British Vehicle, the Excelsior. The update also adds a new map, Himmelsdorf, reworks the Lost Temple map, adds Clan channel history to help communication between clan members, and many bug and fixes. In addition, the developers have updated the render engine and added support for Direct X11 to the already exisiting support for OpenGL. This allowed them to significantly improve the graphics quality and performance on most devices along with fixing the issue of incorrectly displaying tanks located behind buildings, something that confused many players...

After weeks of teasing, Supercell has finally released the Clash of Clans [Free] Town Hall 11 update (although the servers are still offline). I wrote yesterday about all the new features and many changes coming to the game with this update, and now we have the official patch notes you can read at your leisure. Very briefly, the update adds Town Hall 11, we are getting a new Hero, the Grand Warden, and a new defense, the Eagle Artillery. We are also getting larger villages and more time to attack them, new troop levels, defense levels, and Clan Spell donation, the ability to attack through Shield at any time but with a penalty, guarding your play sessions when Shield's down, Goblins will chase Town Halls, League Bonuses and Trophy offers have increased, and much more...

Let's be honest: when it comes to mainline Final Fantasy games, Final Fantasy 2 [$7.99] is the Rodney Dangerfield of the bunch. While it has its flaws, it's not nearly as bad as its reputation would have you believe, and it actually lays down some important foundations for things the series would become famous for. Yet, because of its poor standing, it tends to sit near the bottom of most people's lists, and that seems to include Square Enix itself. The iOS port of Final Fantasy 2, which arrived way back in the pre-iPad days on the coat-tails of its more popular predecessor, has suffered from issues for years at this point. The first game, which suffered from similar problems, received an update earlier this year, but as the weeks went by, it seemed like Final Fantasy 2 was getting left out in the cold yet again...

The folks at Super Evil Megacorp appear to be ramping up their hero development cycle as the hit mobile MOBA Vainglory [Free] has a new hero to check out less than a month after its last hero hit the Halcyon Fold. This time it’s the Stormguard archer Kestrel that makes her debut. ..

Wizards of the Coast has been talking about it for quite literally months now, but we are mere days away from the Battle for Zendikar update hitting the iOS version of Magic Duels [Free]. The update has been live on Steam now for quite a while, and it's actually sort of impressive just how many cards from the new set Wizards gives away for free in the game. The physical versions of the cards have been out since early October, and unsurprisingly, are just dripping with Zendikar flavor...

The fun card game-meets-dungeon crawler Card Crawl [$2.99] has already gotten one big content update this year, but it's due for another one before the year is out. The big addition is a new Deck Merchant, who brings new Dungeon Decks to play with, mixing up the existing way you play by giving you new and unexpected challenges with new enemy and item mixtures as you make it through the dungeons. You'll also be able to build your own dungeon decks through the Dungeon Builder, and share them online with other people, which sounds pretty cool, and promises to raise the replayability up a few notches...

Update Mondays: 'Marvel Contest Of Champions', 'Swordigo', 'Jetpack Joyride', 'You Must Build A Boat', 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. Some very surprising updates this week, along with lots of the usual suspects. As a bonus, you can watch my sanity unravel as I work my way through the list, thanks to a lack of sleep this weekend. 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!..

I feel like at this point we could just have a Wacky Mad Lib template for Oceanhorn [$8.99] updates, as you could basically set your watch by FDG's supremely reliable update cycle when it comes to supporting the latest and greatest Apple hardware. I think this might be the last time we posted about it, and, well, the story is the same this time around. The iPad Pro is out, and FDG cranked the graphics up to 11 again. It looks pretty crazy on my iPad Pro, but then again, the game looked incredible before... So now it's more incredible?..

In September of last year a quirky little snowboarding game called Shred It! [Free] was released by developer Extra Mile Studios. Shred It! had an incredibly charming papercraft art style that gave it a really unique look, and really solid "behind the back runner" style snowboarding gameplay that worked well on the touchscreen. Unfortunately, finicky touch detection and a lack of content caused Shred It! to largely fly under the radar when it released. Extra Mile addressed that by updating the game with greatly improved touchscreen controls, a Checkpoint Challenge mode, and several seasonal content updates for Halloween, Christmas and New Years. Its last update was way back in January, but with winter in full swing and snowboarding being a winter pastime, a new Shred It! update has just landed that rejuvenates this overlooked little gem...

You might have heard about this little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens that's releasing this month. As such, Star Wars fever is in full force, and it makes perfect sense for Star Wars Commander [Free] to get a big batch of new content with the movie nearing its release. Players can now wage battles on Planet Takodana, and fight with two new units from the upcoming movie...

If you're a fan of The Executive [$4.99 / Free], but felt trapped by only being able to play the game on one platform, then I have good news: the game now supports iCloud so you can transfer your progress between devices. Tap the book icon and you can now manually save and load from iCloud. Also, the game has gotten some additional compression to shrink download & install sizes, along with improved graphics on the iPhone 6 and 6S models, and improved support for the iPad Pro...

Good news for Hearthstone [Free] players, the latest wing of "The League of Explorers" is now available in the Americas. The Ruined City can now be played. This wing has you collecting the Pearl of the Tides, the gem that goes into the headpiece of the Staff of Origination. Unfortunately, it's in Stranglethorn Vale, and you'll have to fight through dangerous creatures to obtain your reward with the help of Sir Finley Mrrgglton. ..

'Temple Run 2: Frozen Shadows' Update Hits the App Store

When Temple Run [Free] launched, absolutely no one would have ever called that the game was going to spawn such a massive genre of behind the back runners. Imangi has even released a few different versions of the game since the original, including Temple Run Oz [$1.99], Temple Run Brave [$1.99], and of course, Temple Run 2 [Free]. Recently, it seems all the Imangi lasers have been squarely focused on Temple Run 2, and today's release of the Frozen Shadows update might be the biggest update the series have seen yet...

SMG Studio's One More Line [Free] is getting another update. First up, it's getting a crucial feature that it's needed for a while: hats. The Steam version of the game has had them since release, since all those line racer semicircle thingies needed some way to differentiate themselves in the multiplayer mode. But now, you can wear a hat on a semicircle, for fashion reasons. Who had ever heard of such lunacy?! New trails are also here, but are trails hats? I don't think so. This hat-filled update will launch on December 3rd...

A big part of the fun in Real Racing 3 [Free] is getting to race cars that you would never, ever get to drive in real life. If anything, being a whale in Real Racing 3 is still orders of magnitude cheaper than trying to buy one of these cars in real life. And if you need more ridiculous cars to race in the game, EA and Firemonkeys have delivered with 4 new European hypercars: the Aston Martin Vulcan, Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, Koenigsegg Regera, and McLaren MP4-12C Spyder...

BorderLeap keeps on working on their stylish iOS games, with Harmony 3 [$2.99] getting a festive holiday update this week on Thursday, December 3rd. 50 new levels, featuring snowfall, yuletide symbols, and colors that feel very December-ish and holiday-esque. Plus, there's all new music from Hammock, who's done the hypnotic tracks for the series. The level pack will be available right away, and will actually serve as a good introduction to the game if you haven't played it before, starting off easy before getting more and more challenging...

Update Mondays: 'Bubble Witch 2 Saga', 'Apocalypse Meow', 'Lara Croft GO', 'Afterpulse', 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 week is the calm before the storm, friends. The Christmas updates will soon be upon us, so let's enjoy the peace while we can. 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!..

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