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'Five Nights at Freddy's 4' Is Now Available on Steam, iOS Version Hopefully Following Soon

Much like the mythos surrounding Five Nights at Freddy's, the release of the fourth entry in the popular jump-scare series has been rife with vague clues and false leads. However, despite all signs pointing to an August 8th release date, Five Nights at Freddy's 4 has just gone live on Steam, today, July 23rd. Accompanying the release on Steam is a note from developer Scott Cawthon stating: "Ok, so as many of you already know, I'm bad with release dates. The game is finished. Enjoy!" Indeed, good sir, indeed...

TinyBuild's Divide by Sheep [$2.99] is a game that I first saw back at PAX South, and it left an indelible mark on me. This was thanks not just to its cute-yet-macabre theme, but also because its puzzles were clever, and did a lot to add joy to what is otherwise a casual-friendly math puzzler. Not that there's anything wrong with being a casual-friendly game, but it's tough for those games to stand out. I do wonder just how much Divide by Sheep suffers for trying to be a game for gamers, though: it feels like it sits in this odd middle ground between being a game that's a casual-friendly math puzzler, but with a deceptive theme. And I worry too many people will see the sheep and bright colors and maybe pass this fun game over. Though, if you're reading this, you should not, it's fun...

'Down the Mountain' Review - Crossy*bert?

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Just make Crossy Road [Free]. It’s easy! All you need to do is take a classic video game from the 80’s, give it a cheerful, vaguely Minecraft-ian art style, load it with cute characters to collect, and park your car in the garage so the driveway is clear for all the dump trucks full of money. Of course, in reality things aren’t quite that easy. I mean, I don’t think anyone is entirely sure why Crossy Road was such a huge success considering the sheer volume of other fun little time wasters there are on the App Store. Why Flappy Bird, for that matter? Why Temple Run [Free]? Why Doodle Jump [$0.99]?..

It's been almost a year now since Bandai Namco soft-launched a free to play version of the updated take on their classic Pac-Man franchise Pac-Man Championship Edition DX [$4.99], but at long last the game has finally gone worldwide as of earlier today. What took so long? Well, the version that soft-launched last year was built with all the typical free to play trappings, like in-game currencies and timers, and was met with plenty of criticism from fans, especially those who have enjoyed the various premium Pac-Man Championship games on consoles and even right here on iOS over the years. ..

'Dice Mage' is a Dice-Rolling Combat RPG from the Developers of 'Combo Quest'

Boarding Party Games, the developers of the interesting game Combo Quest [$0.99], are hard at work on a new game, called Dice Mage, and we have the first trailer of it. This game has you fighting battles by rolling dice, with limited rerolls, in order to cast spells and defeat your enemies. You'll be able to win all sorts of items and equipment to help you in your quests to defeat many enemies. Check out some of the game in action, featuring plenty of giant falling treasure chests: ..

Announced back in May and arriving a wee bit later than the rest of this week's new releases, Adventure Time Puzzle Quest [Free] is now available for download in the App Store. It's very much what it says it is on the tin: Puzzle Quest with an Adventure Time theme. Well, I guess that's not totally accurate. The matching-and-battling gameplay essence of Puzzle Quest is here, but this latest entry hews much closer to D3's other licensed matching RPG Marvel Puzzle Quest [Free], as it's free to play and loaded up with lots of social stuff...

'The Mesh' Review - I Believe In Numerals, You Hexy Thing

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July 23rd, 2015 2:45 PM EDT by Nathan Reinauer in $1.99, 4 stars, Games, Puzzle, Reviews, Universal
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In The Mesh [$1.99] by Creatiu Lab you play as a mad king who believes he rules over an ever-changing land of whole numbers. In the middle of the game board is a white tile which represents the most ideal House, and your goal as ruler is to combine the number tiles to the North and South so they add up to the white one. If you fail, the remaining numbers will revolt and destroy sections of your kingdom, bringing you and your people ever closer to a gruesome demise...

After the surprising news that KOTOR 2 got an update a decade since the last one, Aspyr Media continues to surprise by asking mobile gamers to show their interest in a possible iOS or Android port. If you don't know KOTOR and KOTOR 2, these two games, especially the first one, are considered by many the top Star Wars games ever. There's, of course, a debate over which one is the best, with most gamers preferring Bioware's KOTOR because it simply was more fun than KOTOR 2 since it was a more traditional story of good versus evil with clear heroes and villains. Obsidian's KOTOR 2, on the other hand, had a more complex view of humanity and its graces and flaws. Unfortuntely, it felt like a rush job when it came out in 2005, with plenty of technical issues, content missing, and a very abrupt ending...

I don't know about you, but I'm still excited about yesterday's announcement regarding the upcoming Hearthstone [Free] expansion, The Grand Tournament. As I wrote yesterday, with all the new cards, the new keyword, and the new mechanic, Hearthstone will be a lot of fun to play, especially with a very fluid meta during the first months. I know many of you are curious to find out about the upcoming cards, and Blizzard is now giving you the opportunity to vote for the next cards to be revealed. If you go to TheGrandTourney.com, you'll have the option of voting which card should be spoiled next. The website also offers information about the upcoming expansion and a few of the already-revealed cards...

As a critic, you almost always inevitably face a response to your criticisms somewhere in the neighborhood of ‘Well let’s see you do better!’ As if one must first master an art rather than be a knowledgeable and experienced consumer of it to have valid criticism. You especially see these comments thrown at highly negative critics, probably along with a Molotov cocktail and a screaming honey badger. It’s pretty rare for those critics to reply simply with ‘OK, why not!?’ as Ben ‘Yahtzee’ Croshaw has done with his first ever mobile game, Hatfall [$1.99]...

Playdek continues to add expansion after expansion to its various games, and after the new factions added recently to Summoner Wars, Playdek has brought the Dawn of Champions expansion to Ascension [Free]. If you haven't played Ascension, this is a deck-building card game that was one of the first games to re-think the deck-building mechanics of card games; instead of each player building a deck from cards usually found in packs (like Magic the Gathering, for instance), in Ascension both players build their decks from a common pool of cards. So, in very basic terms, each turn you can either acquire Heroes and Constructs (both of which award Honor points) to build your deck the way you want to or defeat Monsters to earn Honor points. At the end of the game, the player with the most Honor points wins...

'Five Nights at Freddy's 4' Hands-On Video: Golden Fredbear, Mangle, and More

Barreling towards the upcoming August 8th release date of Five Nights at Freddy's 4 has lead to all sorts of things leaking out on to the Five Nights at Fred-niverse. (It's a thing.) Anyway, if you're curious what playing Five Nights at Freddy's is going to be like aside from the vague teasers offered already, YouTube superstars Razzbowski and Dawko are once again on the scenes with hands-on gameplay of the Five Nights at Freddy's 4 demo- Which basically just seems to be the first night of the game. Check it out:..

There really aren't enough expansive RPGs or dungeon crawlers on the mobile platform. It's a pretty hard pair of genres to translate, but the ones that do shine on mobile are perfect for quick "pick up and play" sessions. That's basically where Exsilium [Free] stands, and although it doesn't do a whole lot more than your average top-down action game, it's a free affair that is easy to get into...

I believe that Telltale is so excited about the warm weather that the company's convinced Winter isn't coming. So, to celebrate, Telltale has dropped the price of the first episode of Game of Thrones [Free] to zero for the first time since the game released. Now, some would say that this price drop is simply to celebrate the release of Episode 5, but I like my version of events better. And if I'm wrong, may one of the dragons come and eat me. If you haven't played the game yet, Game of Thrones starts at a pivotal moment from the books and TV show (no spoilers). You play as a character from a minor house, House Forrester, and throughout the six episodes (there's one more to come), you get to meet many of the famous characters from the books, all of whom are voiced by the original actors...

If you're a fan of video game movies, this is turning out to be a big week for news about them – we found out Rob McElhenney is directing the Minecraft [$6.99] movie earlier this week. Now, we know some of the production team behind the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's [$2.99] movie. According to a report and confirmed by IMDBpro listings, which are approved by site editors, several veteran producers are working on the movie. These include Seth Grahame-Smith, writer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and a common collaborator in David Katzenberg who has directed TV episodes and co-created The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Roy Lee, who is connected to the Minecraft movie is also attached as producer. John Powers Middleton, who is a producer of numerous animated movies including The Lego Movie [$0.99] is attached as executive producer...

Out Now: 'Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers', 'Qbert Rebooted', 'Special Tactics Online', 'To-Fu Fury', 'The Long Siege', 'Hex Brutal', 'Stupid Zombies 3', 'Vault!' and More

It's turned out to be quite the big night of new game releases. This morning there was hardly anything noteworthy floating around in the New Zealand App Store, but as has been the case lately, lots of stuff popped up throughout the day at random times. Hey, whatever, App Store! There's also some stuff that launched earlier in the week which I've included below, and a few things that are supposed to come out soon but haven't quite shown up yet. So check out the list below and let us know which games you'll be picking up!..

If you've been watching Hearthstone's [Free] announcement, which I'm sure you have if you like the game even a bit, you've seen that Hearthstone is probably heading for a massive meta shake up with the introduction of The Grand Tournament expansion. The new cards, new mechanics, and new keyword will likely offer new win conditions and maybe shake up the current classes' power rankings. Going off the few cards (out of over 130) that Blizzard revealed on stream today, we start getting an idea of the direction the game is heading. The first important clue about Hearthstone's future is the new keyword, Inspire. This is the first time that an expansion adds a new keyword, so now we won't have to worry simply about charge and deathrattle and the likes but also Inspire. So, what's Inspire? Inspire is connected to the various Hero Powers and will trigger each time a player uses the Hero Power with an Inspire card on the board. We've already seen the Lowly Squire card, which gains +1 Attack each time the Hero Power is used, and I expect similar cards with Gain +1 Armor, Draw a Card, and so on...

Catch a Ultra-Brief Glimpse of Prettygreat's First Game in This Just-Released Video

If you've been wondering what the guys at Prettygreat have been up to since the huge news that Hipster Whale, the developers of Crossy Road, game them a big ol' chunk of money... This brief video just posted by the team gives you a bit of a tease. It seems like they've been carrying stuff, eating sandwiches, spinning in office chairs, and making a game which you get a few fraction of a second glimpses of:..

Well, just as the rumors suggested, Blizzard just announced a brand new card set for Hearthstone [Free]. Pirates vs Ninjas? Nope! Tauren vs Wargen? Not that either. Not The Lich King vs Battle Pets either... Nope, it's The Grand Tournament. The people who were guessing it was going to be the Argent Tournament were pretty close, but, not quite on the money...

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