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Apple Schedules 'Let's talk iPhone' Event For 4th October

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Apple Schedules 'Let's talk iPhone' Event For 4th October

Apple has invited several members of the press to a special "Let's Talk iPhone" event on October 4th, which can only mean one thing: an official announcement of at least one new iPhone. Strangely, the event is being held at Apple's Cupertino campus rather than in San Francisco - the venue for all previous iPhone and iPad launches. It's still unknown whether we'll see the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S, or both at the unveiling, though you can probably rule out an iPad 3. We can safely assume that the highly anticipated iOS 5 software update will also receive a slice of the attention next Tuesday, with some new details and a more definite release date presumably forthcoming. Hopefully.…

Reckless Getaway Update Adds New Chapter, Extra Car and Tracks

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Reckless Getaway Update Adds New Chapter, Extra Car and Tracks

If you rob a bank, speed along highways, and ram unsuspecting police cars in real life, you'll probably end up paying through the nose in legal fees. Luckily, if you grab Reckless Getaway from Apple's App Store, the above mayhem will only cost you $2.99. Huzzah! Even more luckily, Reckless Getaway has just been updated by Polarbit, who have thrown in a brand-new chapter, an extra automobile, and some additional tracks. Reckless Getaway managed to grab itself a excellent 4/5 at review, so speed on over to the App Store, get your racing gloves on, and get behind that wheel.…

Bumpy Road On Sale For 99c For 3 Days In Celebration Of 100,000 Downloads

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Bumpy Road On Sale For 99c For 3 Days In Celebration Of 100,000 Downloads

Simogo's Bumpy Road has been slashed in price for just three days in celebration of the 'love story on four wheels' attracting 100,000 downloads. Rated 5/5 on AppSpy and included in our Top 3 iOS games of May 2011 round-up, Bumpy Road sees you modifying an endless brick road with your finger, so that you may safely escort a pair of pensioners off on a romantic drive together. Memories can be collected en route, which fuel your vehicle and provide temporary bouts of invulnerability. There are several game modes for you to work your way through and a selection of automotive extras, such as Retina display support and Game Center leaderboards / achievements. Bumpy Road will be on sale for 99…

Imangi Studios's Endless-Runner Temple Run Now Free On the App Store

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Imangi Studios's Endless-Runner Temple Run Now Free On the App Store

If you're a fan of both free games (who isn't?) and endless-running titles, you'll be happy to read that Imangi Studios is currently giving Temple Run away for free. This particular runner, which earned an extremely respectable 4/5 at review, sees you using simple swipe and tilt controls to navigate temple walls and sheer cliffs, as you attempt to outrun your persistent persuers. Your endless journey will see you jumping over obstacles, sliding under hazards, and collecting enough coins to grab some fancy power-ups. The achievement lovers among you have definitely been catered for: 22 unlockable Game Center trophies, with daily, weekly, and all-time leaderboards also included for extra co…

Capcom Brawler Street Fighter IV: Volt Gets Two New Battlers and A Price Cut

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Capcom Brawler Street Fighter IV: Volt Gets Two New Battlers and A Price Cut

Capcom have simultaneously dropped the price and upped the roster of its 5/5 App Store brawler Steet Fighter IV: Volt. The two newest burly bruisers to step into Capcom's deadly arena are film star Fei Long and martial artist Yun, taking the total number of playable characters up to an impressive 22. The Japanese studio has also made a bunch of improvements to the game's multiplayer modes, starting with a new Friend Request button. Tweaks to make sure there are no disruptions during wi-fi play and a new 'GoodFight' post-match praise option have also been added. More good news: you can now pick-up Street Fighter IV: Volt at a reduced price, albeit for a limited time. Punch your way throug…

Gameloft's Fast-Paced Street Racer Asphalt 6: Adrenaline Drops Down A Few Gears To Free

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Gameloft's Fast-Paced Street Racer Asphalt 6: Adrenaline Drops Down A Few Gears To Free

Gameloft have slashed the price of its high-octane racer Asphalt 6: Adrenaline from $4.99 to completely free. The latest entry in the French publisher's street-racing franchise packs over 42 cars and bikes, which can be driven through the game's 11 racing leagues and 55 events. If you prefer destroying your friends to computer-controlled opponents, you can battle up to five of your buddies in both online and local multiplayer modes. And, when you've successfully beaten all available opposition, you can even take some time out, visit your garage, and explore your collection of high-powered beasts using your device's gyroscope. We gave the game a rather impressive 4/5 at review, so what th…

Halbrick's Jetpack Joyride Gets Updated With New Vehicles and Playable Character

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Halbrick's Jetpack Joyride Gets Updated With New Vehicles and Playable Character

Australian developer Halfbrick's rather excellent Jetpack Joyride has been updated with some wacky new extras, as well as some almost mandatory bug fixes and tweaks. The foul-mouthed Barry Steakfries can now pilot two brand-new vehicles, including the ironically named Mr. Cuddles (a giant robot dragon), and the fruit jetpack. The latter is a nod to Halfbrick's smash hit slice-'em-up Fruit Ninja, and sprays the ground with fruit and juice as you speed past hazards. Barry is also joined by new character Honest Phil: an 'awesome Australian dude' based on Halfbrick's real-life CMO Phil Larsen. You can grab this 5/5 title from the App Store right now for just 99c.…

Capcom's Beeline Bringing Freemium Title Snoopy's Street Fair To the iPhone This November

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Capcom's Beeline Bringing Freemium Title Snoopy's Street Fair To the iPhone This November

Snoopy's Street Fair is the latest attempt at a freemium money-maker from Capcom's mobile arm Beeline, and it's set to hit the App Store this November. Featuring theme music from the original cartoons and the official voice actors, Beeline's follow-up to the insanely successful Smurfs' Village sees you running a small street fair and generating enough wonga to buy the Peanuts gang some fancy new Baseball uniforms. Through the course of play, you will be able to construct an array of stalls, such as Sally's Lemonade Stand and Lucy's Psychiatrist Service, and unlock a series of classic Peanuts comic strips.  Various costumes for Snoopy will unlock a selection of mini-games and will als…

NaturalMotion's NFL Rivals Runs A 3rd Quarter Slant-And-Go Onto the iPhone

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
NaturalMotion's NFL Rivals Runs A 3rd Quarter Slant-And-Go Onto the iPhone

NaturalMotion's latest attempt at creating an authentic American-football experience has rounded the opposition's defence and sprinted into the App Store's end zone, complete with 32 licensed NFL teams. After selecting your favourite bunch of pad-clad players (the New England Patriots, natch), you're tasked with scoring as many TDs as you possibly can, by juking, trucking, jumping, spinning, and generally avoiding the oncoming waves of burly tacklers. Each successful attempt at glory earns you points, which elevate the real-world team of your choosing to the top of the NFL Rivals global rankings. Playing in sync with your team's real NFL schedule will grant you extra bonus points. If you…

Psychedelic Shooter Wave - Against every BEAT! Goes Free

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Psychedelic Shooter Wave - Against every BEAT! Goes Free

You can now grab Colorbox's bullet-hell shmup Wave - Against every BEAT! for nowt, thanks to OpenFeint’s Free Game of the Day promotion. Wave - Against every BEAT! features levels and enemies created solely from the beat of various musical tracks. You can use the game's built-in techno tunes or fire up your iPhone's music library for a more personal touch. You'll find yourself battling enemies and completing missions across three game modes - Arcade, Survival, Free Play - and destroying bosses as you soar through the skies.  OpenFeint is fully supported for leaderboards, achievements, and bragging rights. You can grab Wave - Against every BEAT! from the App Store right now for…

Sonic 20th Anniversary Companion iPhone App Hits App Store

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Sonic 20th Anniversary Companion iPhone App Hits App Store

To celebrate the fact that it's been two decades since Sonic first graced our screens, Sega has released a Sonic 20th Anniversary companion iPhone app. Along with access to the Blue Blur's latest news and a bunch of downloadable wallpapers, the app offers two playable games. The first of these, Sonic the Sketchhog, is a Canabalt-alike title that challenges you with avoiding enemies, pits, and other hazards. The second game is a special Lite edition of Sonic The Hedgehog 4, Episode 1, which we gave an impressive 4/5 at review. And just so you know, this short trial version isn't currently available anywhere else on the App Store. Sonic 20th Anniversary is a free title, so you might as we…

Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

News By Anthony Usher, 12 years, 8 months ago
Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

The development team behind 5* adventure / puzzle game Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor have released a bunch of screenshots for their upcoming sci-fi side-scroller Lost Mars. Now, we don't much about the game - hardly anything, in fact - so it's a good job that Tiger Style are set to showcase their new title this Sunday at the Juegos Rancheros festival in Austin, Texas. Prety much the only thing that we do know is that the game is "one part METROID, one part 1970s-era sci-fi film, and one part…gardening?!" That could mean absolutely anything, but it does sound intriguing. Feast your eyes on the screenies below, folks.…