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Retro-Modern Flying Game 'PixWing' Coming September 10th

Back in June we caught wind of a lovely looking upcoming flying game called PixWing from developer RymPow Team, which is comprised of folks who also worked on This War of Mine [$14.99 (HD)] at 11-bit Studio. What really caught my eye about PixWing was its use of blocky textures giving it a decidedly retro look, but still having massive 3D open worlds to fly around in. It struck a similar type of old-but-modern style that the recent Horizon Chase [$2.99] did so well. I've been excited for PixWing since it was announced, and at long last the game finally has a release date: September 10th, just under two weeks away...

Telltale Releases a Bunch of New 'Minecraft: Story Mode' Screens

With PAX officially kicking off today, Telltale has sent over some new screens and details from their upcoming adventure Minecraft: Story Mode. Seeing as Minecraft is a massive open-ended game where you can pretty much do whatever you want, Telltale is embracing that theme with Story Mode and for the first time in one of their adventure games you'll be able to create and customize your own main character. The main character will always be named Jesse, which makes sense seeing as the game will have a star-studded cast doing voice work and it would be impossible to have them all record every name imaginable, but you will get to choose between male and female characters and a variety of appearance options. Below is a new screen from the game followed by several different versions of "Jesse" that are possible...




Way back in the before times, when I was a little fellow attending elementary school, I often found myself doodling on the paper in front of me. Well, to be honest, I did that in junior high school, high school, and university, too, but that's neither here nor there. The point is, my imagination wandered frequently, and conspired with my hand to try to keep the whole system from going to sleep. I feel like I drew all the standard things: dinosaurs, super heroes, video game characters, the screaming souls of the damned as they burned in searing agony for all eternity, fighter jets, ALF, and of course, space ship battles. I would doodle an assortment of ships on the left, another group on the right, then simulate their battles. Sentinel Command [$6.99 (HD)] reminds me of those hand-sketched battles, but with rules, challenge, and all kinds of good things like that...

Seasonal Ranked Play Announced for 'Vainglory'

August 28th, 2015 11:00 AM EDT by Eric Ford in MOBA, News
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While fans of the game are eagerly awaiting the unveil of Vainglory’s [Free] newest hero, Skye, the folks at Super Evil Megacorp made a pretty significant announcement about the mobile MOBA this morning...

Earlier this year, when Heroes Of Might & Magic 3 - HD Edition [$4.99 (HD)] released for the iPad, I was hoping it would be the start of Ubisoft porting more of the classic Might & Magic games to iOS. The iPad version of the game had its share of quirks, most of which I outlined in my review, but it was a decent enough port of the game for those not interested in playing on their computers. Unfortunately, the game seemed to have stalled out a bit, getting a pretty quick update that introduced more bugs than it killed, followed by months of nothing. Imagine my delight when I saw that the game received a new update today that addresses most of those nasty bugs. Coupled with a sale that drops the price from its regular $9.99 down to $4.99, we might call this Heroes Of Might & Magic 3 HD's second chance...

RPG Reload File 053 - 'Mage Gauntlet'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we smash everything in search of new hats. Each week, we pull an RPG from the past of the App Store to see how it holds up to our highly-advanced, futuristic, utopian society. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on a game's overall place on the platform, or just to take a nice deep dive in a way our reviews don't usually allow for. As the kindly old wizard watching over these proceedings, I try to pick a nice balanced plate from week to week. If you feel like I'm missing something cool, however, please let me know. You can give me suggestions by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. I can't promise I'll get to it soon, but it will go on the master list which means I'll get to it eventually...

'Adventure Roller Skates' Has a New Name, 'Raider Rush', and a Release Date

Adventure Roller Skates is a game we and especially Jared here at TA have been excited to play. But if you too are excited to play Adventure Roller Skates, well, I have bad news: you can't play Adventure Roller Skates, ever. That's because the game has gotten a name change to Raider Rush. Gotcha! Egg and your face were in alignment. ..

tinyBuild Games' Divide by Sheep [$2.99] was definitely an interesting little puzzle game when it first released, straddling the line between being a casual math puzzler with a cute look, with challenging puzzles and a surprisingly-gory macabre theme. If you haven't checked this one out yet, and you've been meaning to, well, now's as good a time as ever, as the game has just gotten its 5th world in the latest update, along with a cool $0.99 sale price...

Did you miss Adventures of Pip [$9.99] when it was $4.99 at launch? Well, while I think the game is worth $14.99 since it's a good platformer and that's what the game is worth on other platforms, I'm here to tell you about an opportunity to both pay an above-average price for a mobile game and still get a discount. Because Adventures of Pip is in the PAX 10, the developers at Tic Toc Games have put the game on sale for $9.99 for the weekend. No one knows when the game will be on sale again, so if you want the game for less than $14.99...do it now...

You'll Need to Wait Just a Bit Longer for 'Rebuild 3', Release Pushed Back to at Least September 3rd

At the beginning of June we were treated to a new trailer for Northway Games' Rebuild 3 along with a vague release window of July or August for the iOS version. Great! Rebuild [$2.99] on iOS was one of the best strategy games I had played, so of course I was excited for the sequel. Then early this month Northway announced on their blog that Rebuild 3 was scheduled for an August 13th release. Again, great! Unfortunately, just a couple of days before that release date Northway had to push the release back to August 27th due to a device compatibility issue. Bummer, but I'm patient, you know? Well, today is August 27th and unfortunately Rebuild 3 has been delayed yet again...

Most puzzle games don't necessarily have an impactful message. I mean sure, some of them encourage critical thinking and educate youngsters, but you usually don't see anything meaningful in your puzzle soup. The Path to Luma [Free] switches that up a bit however, as the entire affair is sponsored by NRG (a clean energy company), and deals with themes such as solar and wind power. Thankfully, the actual game is pretty good, so the message doesn't fall on deaf ears...

In case you guys didn't know, we stream games on Mobcrush. I guess thats like a disclaimer that we enjoy the service. You know who else streams on Mobcrush? The guy who created the Final Fantasy franchise, Hironobu Sakaguchi. You can see him nerding out with the Mobcrush crew if you click the pic below:..

Vivid Releases Impressive New In-Game Screens from 'Real Boxing 2'

Earlier this month just ahead of Gamescom,, Vivd Games unveiled the trailer for Real Boxing 2, the long-awaited sequel to their popular 2012 boxing simulation game. Using the new Unreal Engine 4, Real Boxing 2 showcased some pretty incredible visuals in that initial trailer. Now earlier today Vivid has sent over a new batch of screens taken directly from the game, and again, the visuals are quite amazing...

It's that time of year again, as Apple has sent out invites for their September media event which traditionally involves them introducing new iPhones and possibly some other fun stuff. As it's an odd year, that means the new iPhone will most likely be an "S" variant with a largely unchanged overall design from the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus but several new features. The popular opinion is that the iPhone 6S and 6S+ will include a force touch screen like the Apple Watch has, an A9 processor, an improved camera and 2GB of RAM. That last point could be especially interesting in terms of gaming, as lack of RAM always seems to be an issue with beefier games. As usual, the invite itself is filled with mystery and teases, including the tagline "Hey Siri, give us a hint."..

TEKKEN Card Tournament [Free] was Bandai Namco's attempt to rethink the TEKKEN fighting games by turning the action fighting games into a card fighting game. Although not too many people talk about the game currently, it actually has great reviews on the App Store, so Bandai Namco's attempt was apparently well-executed. By making the game F2P with IAPs, Bandai Namco was probably hoping that TEKKEN Card Tournament would benefit from the popularity of its sister fighting game and become a strong source of revenue. Alas, as a VentureBeat article points out, that was not to be. TEKKEN Card Tournament, which went live in 2013, has broken into the 1000 highest-grossing iPhone apps only in eight countries, none of them countries with big spenders. Therefore, Bandai Namco decided to reach over into the physical world to summon some help for its card battler...

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK's independent regulator for advertising across all media, has recently taken an interesting stance on some F2P tactics when it ruled that the way some F2P games directly pressure children to make in-game purchases is wrong. While the actual ruling is specifically against Bin Weevils and Moshi Monsters, which are primarily browser games but with plenty of mobile offshoots, the ASA ruling refers to IAPs in general. For ASA, the first issue with these games was how they hid certain additional benefits behind a paid-membership system. Players were constantly pushed towards membership-only benefits and were put in situations where when they lost in a minigame with limited attempts, they were prompted to buy more "lives" by becoming a member...

Both 'Minecraft: Story Mode' and 0.12 Update For 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' Drawing Closer To Release

It looks like a good Minecraft news week all around. First, we got the tweet below from Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] developer Tommaso Checchi, who pretty much called the Beta season for update 0.12 over. If you haven't been following MCPE's development, every new update usually goes through weeks-long beta testing on the Android side of things before popping up on the App Store once finished. Once the beta testing is over, it usually takes very little time for the update to appear on the App Store, so hopefully we should be getting the 0.12 update on iOS soon. If you don't know anything about the 0.12 update, MCPE is about to get a huge overhaul as it's gradually brought to parity with the PC version...

Last week saw the much-anticipated release of Square Enix's ultra-hit RPG Final Fantasy 7 [$15.99], but the nature of the port is causing some mixed feelings among fans. If you're one of those players feeling a little disappointed in that particular release, let me salve your wounds with some nice, soothing RPG balm. Square Enix's fantastic port of the superb Dragon Quest 5 [$9.99] has gone on sale for the first time ever, down from its usual "very-much-worth-it" price of $14.99 to a "how-can-you-not-buy-it" price of $9.99...

Out Now: 'Lara Croft GO', 'Ski Safari 2', 'Breakneck', 'Sage Solitaire', 'Swipey Rogue', 'Calvino Noir', 'Sketch Breaker', 'Gasoliq' and More

After such an epic week of new games last week, it's nice to see that things are continuing to roll strong this week. The original Ski Safari is one of my all-time favorite games, so I was excited to hear the announcement of a sequel and even more excited that the release was so soon after that announcement. Ski Safari 2 is out tonight, and it looks killer. Also, Lara Croft GO looks to do to the Tomb Raider franchise what Hitman GO did with Hitman, which I'm very stoked about. PikPok's fancy-looking futuristic racer Breakneck is out of soft-launch, Zach Gage's thoughtful Sage Solitaire is out, along with the dungeon-crawling puzzler Swipey Rogue, the stylish adventure Calvino Noir… just so many great releases. We are truly blessed as mobile gamers, so check out the list below and let us know what you're picking up!..

Fans have been waiting for a while for the 2.0 update for Geometry Dash [$1.99] to hit the App Store. Well, I hope your well-trained fingers aren't too tired to jam on that update button, because Geometry Dash 2.0 is now live and ready to go. As you might expect from the bump in version number, this is a pretty big update that includes quite a bit of new content for RobTop Games' hit ultra-hard action-platformer...

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