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Star Gazing on the iPhone and iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Star Gazing on the iPhone and iPad

Around December, we get many news submissions about Christmas themed apps, or Christmas themed updates to games. Nine times out of ten we ignore these, but every now and then something catches our eye. The funny thing in this case is that what I'm about to show off isn't because of an interesting Christmas update (although its kind of humourous), but the app itself is pretty neat, and something we hadn't heard of before... and that is Star Walk. This is a handy guide for astronomy fans, and those interested in the stars, as it acts as a real time star map, and shows off the constallations as well. Have a look at a video demo. The Christmas update mentioned is a Santa tracker by t…


Tiles Aren't the only thing Dropping on December 12th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Tiles Aren't the only thing Dropping on December 12th

The game Tile Drop is as well! Wit! Anyways, watching the trailer of this puzzle game ultimately confused me... but in a really good way. Have a look to see what I mean... It's a free app, but for those wishing to get a taste before the release, the developer Daniel Wood has made two versions of the game available to play now. The easy version can be found here, while what he called the Derek version (which is a more advanced set of puzzles), can be found here.…


Space Hulk headed to iOS devices next year

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Space Hulk headed to iOS devices next year

Developer Full Control and Games Workshop have announced that an iOS version of the classic space-dungeon crawling board game Space Hulk is set to arrive on iOS devices in the new year. Featuring a 12 stage single player or cooperative campaign based around the Sin of Damnation Hulk from the thrid edition of the game, Space Hulk promises a turn based, tactical adventure like no other. A cross platform multiplayer mode lets you compete against friends in recreations of the classic Genestealers versus Terminators scraps of the original board game. “Since playing the board game decades ago I have always wanted to recreate this slice of Warhammer 40,000 as a computer game. Now we can fi…


Square Enix announces Final Fantasy IV for iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Square Enix announces Final Fantasy IV for iOS

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy IV is heading to iOS devices on the 20th of December. This is the 3D, enhanced version released on the Nintendo DS in 2008 though, rather than the SNES original. The game tells the story of Cecil, a Dark Knight determined to thwart the evil schemes of a sorcerer called Golbez, who plans to destroy the world using a bunch of crystals. It's expected the game will go on sale for somewhere around $20, which puts it in line with Square's aggressive App Store pricing scheme. To celebrate the forthcoming release, and the fact it's Christmas soon, Square has put some of its other iOS titles on sale, with Final Fantasies I through III all getting discou…


Vergence Fated to Appear in App Store

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Vergence Fated to Appear in App Store

You don't see too many Metroidvania games on the App Store. Perhaps its that mobile gaming doesn't lend itself to the genre, or that it's hard to get the controls right, but it's good see that there are some out there. Well I'm assuming Vergence: Will of Fate is a Metroidvania game from the description and the trailer. If not, it still looks visually interesting as a platformer, and promises lots of rooms to visit and upgrades to acquire. Here's the trailer. The game is released on December 9th.…


Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition makes it onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition makes it onto the App Store

It's been a bit of a long wait, but Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has finally clambered over the last obstacle and made it into the safety of the App Store. Considered by many to be one of the seminal RPGs of the modern age, Baldur's Gate mixes intrigue and violence into a melting pot of behind the scenes d20 rolling, and ends up with something special. This new edition brings with it a new adventure and three new characters to choose from, and features more than eighty hours of intensive questing. If you fancy losing a good chunk of your life in a fantasy world, you can grab Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from the App Store right now for $10.49. Look, we've even provided you with a li…


Autumn Dynasty Universal Edition

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Autumn Dynasty Universal Edition

Earlier this year, Autumn Dynasty was released for the iPad. It met with some success, but now since they're bringing it to the iPhone as well, they've used the time towards this new release to redesign the interface. So what is Autumn Dynasty? Have a watch of the trailer. It looks like a simple to use real time strategy game wrapped in a gorgeous Japanese brush paining style. This will be one to watch out for on its release next week on December 13th!…


Scrap this!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Scrap this!

Now December 20th is a ways off, but just before Christmas arrives we get the release of Scrap Tank, which looks like an amalgamation of Moon Patrol, and Metal Slug... with lots of upgrades. Have a look at the the trailer. Looks like a lot of blasting arcade mayhem enjoyment. Can't wait!…


QI's top 10 iPhone Games for November 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
QI's top 10 iPhone Games for November 2012

2012 is almost over, and yet this time of year is ripe with releases. Let us have a look at what the top 10 iPhone games on November were according to the rankings over at Quality Index. 1. Word Wonders: The Tower of Babel2. Lazy Raiders3. Woodla: The Tower4. Bubble Galaxy with Buddies5. Angry Birds Star Wars6. Knights of Pen & Paper7. ARC Squadron8. Micro Miners9. Dream of Pixels10. Chip Chain Our top 3 will definitely be out sometime soon, so we can see if there's any crossover. I have a feeling that Angry Birds Star Wars might, but don't quote me on that.[QI's top 10 iPhone games of November 2012]…


She-Ra turns up in He-Man

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
She-Ra turns up in He-Man

If you thought there wasn't enough girl power in He-Man: The Most Powerful Game In The Universe, then you're in luck, because the latest update to the game brings with it everyone's favourite princess of power, She-Ra. As well as letting you play as He-Man's twin sister, the new update adds different skins for the menus, and two new levels designed with the alter ego of Princess Adora in mind. We weren't the greatest fans of the game when it came out, but it's still an enjoyable, if ocassionally frustrating, little side scrolling brawler. So if you like your cartoon violence performed by a lady rather than a chap, you could do a lot worse than heading over to the App Store and grabbing th…


Fans of Horror Games Have a Release to look Forward to this Week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Fans of Horror Games Have a Release to look Forward to this Week

Some of the scariest games are those where you have no weapons, and have to survive by your wits against whatever creepy creature of darkness is trying to do you in. Now personally I can't play any game with horror elements as it affects me too greatly, but for those that enjoy a good spook, The Woods is released on December 7th. Have a look at the trailer. Unfortunetely those with an older iPhone than the iPhone 4 are out of luck, but as a horror experience, it looks plenty atmospheric, and should be a blast... if you like that sort of thing.…


Motor is Blasting onto the App Store today

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Motor is Blasting onto the App Store today

Conjuring up memories of games like Twisted Metal, Motorblast combines racing plus shooting, and looks pretty nice doing it. Have a look at the trailer! [App Store Link]…


Metal Gear Solid Social Ops hits Japanese App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Metal Gear Solid Social Ops hits Japanese App Store

Konami and Gree's Metal Gear Solid Social Ops has snuck onto the Japanese App Store, bringing with it plenty of card based stealthy espionage action. As you'd expect from Gree, the game is a tactical card battler that takes situations and characters from the Metal Gear universe and pits them against one another. You need to build up your deck of heroes in order to take down enemies that range from single soldiers to multiple bipedal tanks. All in a day's work really. There's no word yet on when or if the game will get a worldwide release, but with the popularity of the Metal Gear series worldwide, and the pick up and play nature of card battlers, we can't imagine why it won't come out els…


Nanomites

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Nanomites

Ok, so it's not the first use of this mechanic, and it won't be the last, but i think using touch gestures to fence off these creatures is pretty neat. It's similar to the game Qix, but you get to separate expressive nano creatures. Take a look at the trailer. The game is being released on December 12th.…


Modern Combat 4 arrives on Thursday

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Modern Combat 4 arrives on Thursday

The next installment in Gameloft's Call of Duty inspired Modern Combat series, subtitled Zero Hour, will be dramatically blasting its way onto the App Store on Thursday. Android gamers will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the game, with Gameloft stating that the game should be available "shortly after" on the Google powered devices. Although Gameloft's track record on Android ports means not holding your breath for it is advisable. There's no word on a specific price yet, but Gameloft has revealed that the game will be a premium release, so something around $4.99 shouldn't be too far off the mark. With a strong single player campaign, new multiplayer modes, and some of…