Seemingly designed as a 2D side-scrolling homage to Minecraft – albeit thankfully livelier in tone – Terraria has amassed millions of fans on PC and consoles with its open-ended exploration and adventuring, and now 505 Games plans to bring the full experience to iOS with a few tweaks. We played an early build on iPad at the E3 gaming expo this week in Los Angeles, and had a chance to see how the core game translates to a touch interface.
Mousechief’s 7 Grand Steps is an intricate mix of strategy board game and family management simulation – with the look of an antique coin-op fortune-telling machine – that tasks players with guiding a family, generation by generation, through 5000 years of human history. That family will contain farmers, doctors, empresses, and priests, all of whom fall in love, have children, make friends, and fight with their siblings. And all of them will die – by starvation, war, or pestilence. During the Sack of Rome, marauding Goths slaughtered Faustine, our most successful family member, at the height of her power in the Imperial Senate.
A pirate-themed match-three puzzle game on iPhone and iPad? Sure, it's been done before, but rather than sticking to the status quo, Scurvy Scallywags throws all kinds of crazy ideas onto the pile. Combating, collecting, crafting, and combo-chaining your way across the salty seas is a collective task overflowing with quirky pillaging and plundering aplenty, and we'd expect nothing less from Monkey Island series creator Ron Gilbert and his co-conspirators at Beep Games.
Today's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speech was packed with new reveals, not the least of which was the sleek new Mac Pro. What we know about its specs so far is impressive, but perhaps more striking is that it's able to fit pro-level computing into a shiny, cylindrical case 1/8 the size of the bulkier 2012 version. Apple had a few models on display at the show (unplugged and encased in translucent cylinders, sadly), giving us the chance to take a few shots for you to check out.
A good night's sleep is as important to parents as it is to babies. Whether your child is still in swaddlers or running around at top speed for hours on end, a nice stretch of shuteye can do wonders for refueling his/her body -- and yours. But as for getting a kid to actually lay down for eight or so hours? Well, that's another story. Lullabytes is something of a smart soother for your iPhone, using simple controls, intelligent sensors, and sweet melodies to lull your child to sleep.
It's been an interesting year for Apple since the last WWDC, with news about falling stock paired with news about the App Store hitting a 50 billion download milestone and the iPhone's strong showing domestically. But according to Apple CEO Tim Cook's introductory note for WWDC 2013, things are looking great for the Cupertino, California based tech giant.
As much as we love our mice and trackpads, Apple’s marketing has made us a bit jaded about anything with “magic” in its name. So, when Mimo Monitors’ Magic Touch landed on our doorstep, we were appropriately skeptical.
It’s easy to forget the iPad’s been around for only three years, since it’s made such a big footprint in our day-to-day lives. It’s great for lean-back, leisurely weekend activities like watching a movie, video chatting with faraway relatives, and playing a few rounds of Words with Friends. But don’t leave it behind when it’s time to return to the salt mines Monday morning—turns out, the iPad works at the office almost as hard as you do.
Streaming services seem to be big news this week as everyone tries to figure out how to capitalize on that space and be your next big content provider. Amazon picks up Netflix's spurned shows, while Hulu's on the auction block and seriously, are they really going to call it iRadio? That and more streaming your way after the jump.
There's certainly no accounting for taste. Musically, many of us have completely different preferences in the shows we watch, and even the food we eat. Stand-up comedy is hardly any different, but unless you're in the clubs or a serious podcast enthusiast, chances are your best outlets are Comedy Central or those emails your uncle sends you that you quickly delete. Well, fortunately Comedy Central has opened up its archives in iOS form with CC: Stand-Up.