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While I've yet to see an augmented reality game (or app, for that matter) that uses augmented reality in a way that feels like much more than a gimmick, it's cool seeing Lego embrace technology more. Anyway, the way it works is to buy one of the Lego fusion sets, of which three are currently available with one "coming soon." You build the bricks, which all seem to include the telltale augmented reality marker patterns, launch the app, point it at your legos, and you're in business...

'Call of Duty: Heroes' Soft-Launches in New Zealand and Australia

Yesterday we learned that Activision was making a casual, social real-time strategy game in a similar vein to Clash of Clans but using their cash cow Call of Duty franchise, and as they said they would they've soft-launched the game in the New Zealand and Australian App Stores. The game is called Call of Duty: Heroes, and based on the screenshots in the App Store, I'm guessing you have a pretty good idea what it's like...

'Daddy Long Legs' Coming to iOS 'Soon,' Bringing Physics-based Hilarity With It

Here's your delightful weirdness for the day: Daddy Long Legs, the newest project by Danish outfit Set Snail, is about moving a set of spindly, angular legs forward as far as you can before physics, gravity, and momentum conspire to topple the fuzzy-faced body attached to them...

A New 'Kingdom Rush' Game is in the Works, Coming this Fall

Ironhide Studios has a new Kingdom Rush game in the works, according to a post by them on our forums. Not much is known about this new game, not even a title, but according to Ironhide's post we can expect "A new world, a new race, a new ancient evil! Get ready for an awesome overwhelmingly new Kingdom Rush game!" They've also provided this tantalizing teaser image, and based on the teaser image's text of "Every Adventure Has a Beginning" I'd guess this new game may be a prequel of sorts. Makes sense, no?..

New Pixely Shoot 'em Up 'Supermassive' is Shooting for A Fall Release

I haven't, admittedly, played too many shoot-'em-ups on iOS, but most of them have been kind of dinky, for lack of a better word: they're usually a little slow and a little simple, if only to contend with the strictures and realities of touch-friendly action. Maybe I'm not playing the right ones...

Move Over 'Call of Duty: Heroes', 'Tiny Troopers' is Also Getting the 'Clash of Clans' Treatment with 'Tiny Troopers: Alliance'

One of my favorite series on iOS, and a fairly underrated one, is Tiny Troopers [Free] from Kukouri Mobile Entertainment and published by Chillingo. The first Tiny Troopers hit in June of 2012 and had you leading a squad of soldiers through many levels of battle, real-time strategy style but without all that base building. It was like a modern homage to Cannon Fodder, and we enjoyed it very much. Then less than a year later a sequel hit, called Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops [Free]. It didn't rock the boat in terms of a streamlined RTS experience, but offered us more of what we loved in the first game in a shiny new package. We enjoyed that one a lot, too...

FDG Entertainment's Blueprint 3D [$0.99 / $1.99 (HD)] is one of those perfect mobile games that you can describe in a single sentence to make it appeal to just about everyone. In a nutshell, you manipulate drawings in 3D space and try to rotate them in to being what they should be. It sounds easy, but can be stupidly difficult particularly in later levels when the drawings get really complex...

RPG Reload File 001 - 'Chaos Rings'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the very first edition of RPG Reload. In what I hope will be an ongoing regular feature, each week I'll be shining some light on a different iOS RPG. These are not reviews. Many of the games I'll be talking about already have reviews on the site, some even written by me. Instead, think of this column as a chance to revisit an old friend, catch up on how it's doing, and reflect a bit on it. I hope to cover all kinds of RPGs here, whether they are ports or originals, JRPGs or WRPGs, action RPGs or strategy RPGs, famous or unknown, new or old, or anything in between. I absolutely encourage you to fire up the game, give it a play, and share your thoughts in the comments below. It's fun to play along! Just to underline how much I want this to be a community thing, once a month I will be playing an RPG selected by you. Simply head down to the comments and nominate the RPG you'd like me to feature. I'll tally the votes over the next few weeks and the winner will be the subject of RPG Reload File 004. Captain Planet was right, the power is yours!..

The 'Skylanders: Trap Team' Controller Will Only Work With 'Skylanders'

Earlier this week we posted about Skylanders: Trap Team and the cool reveal that they were going to offer a kit that features a bluetooth summoning portal and iOS game controller. Towards the end of the story, I speculated that perhaps this Skylanders bundle would be the spark that starts the fire of massive amounts of iOS 7 controller adoption rates. This, of course, was all under the assumption that the included controller was just a normal iOS 7 game controller with some Skylanders branding on top...

Yes, it's true. Another tower defense game has been released. But it's not just another TD. The Sentinel series is about as iconic and steeped in ios tradition as the tower defense genre itself. Origin8 is back with Sentinel 4: Dark Star [$4.99]. Years have passed since Sentinel 3 [$2.99] and I am happy to see a number of improvements and an increase in depth in the latest iteration. Equipped with a new coat of paint and a fresh wax job, the series has set out to bridge the four year long gap...

Along with all the other new games that released tonight, Capcom has quietly snuck the iOS port of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies [Free] onto the App Store. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, or Ace Attorney 5 for short, was previously a Nintendo 3DS exclusive that was released last year. Earlier this month an iOS port popped up on the Japanese App Store without warning, leaving us all wondering if it would eventually make it to the US. The very next day Capcom confirmed that Ace Attorney 5 was heading to the US, but their only response for the release date was "quite soon." I guess they weren't kidding!..

Out Now: 'WWE SuperCard', 'Corpse Party', 'Sentinel 4: Dark Star', 'Accidental Spelunking', 'Spellfall - Puzzle RPG' and More

It's another Wednesday night on the App Store which means another big batch of new games have just hit the US App Store. As a big wrestling fan (which you should be well aware of if you listen to our podcast) I'm actually quite excited for WWE SuperCard, which is a free to play card battler featuring all the stars from WWE. Yep, I'm excited for a free to play card battler, never thought I'd say that. Also the classic Sentinel tower defense series sees a brand new entry, and a popular desktop and PSP game called Corpse Party has finally made its way stateside after launching on iOS in Japan a couple of years back. Not a bad week at all, so check out the full list of releases below and see what captures your interest...

One of the most charming, lovable and fun games in the history of the App Store is Andreas Illiger's breakout hit Tiny Wings [$0.99]. Originally launched in early 2011, Tiny Wings took the world by storm with its simple, one-touch, belly-sliding gameplay, watercolor-like visuals, and absolutely killer music. It wasn't just that it was a great mobile game, but something about Tiny Wings hit players on an emotional level, and the game quickly topped the charts and dethroned the then king of the App Store Angry Birds. ..

Upcoming 'Call of Duty : Heroes' Looks a Lot Like 'Clash of Clans' But 'Call of Duty'-ized

Activision just revealed the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise that's exclusive to iOS. That sentence probably has you pretty excited, yeah? Well, let me bring you back down to earth- It looks and sounds a lot like the free to play base building and attacking games that have blown up in popularity since Clash of Clans Started making bazillions of dollars a day...

Way back in September of 2012, developer SoMoGa released a touch-friendly port of the classic RPG Lunar Silver Star Story. The port, appropriately called Lunar Silver Star Story Touch [$6.99], was really good, despite a few minor drawbacks. Unfortunately, Lunar Touch released right as the iPhone 5 came out, and being that it was based on a mid-90s Sega Saturn game, it wasn't exactly equipped to support the new 4-inch widescreen of the new iPhone...

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