Since this week is GDC, we thought that we'd do something a little more topical with today's Free App Friday. Whether you like two-dimensional RPG-style games, simple casual games on the iOS or engaging platformers, this year's GDC was chock full of FREE awesome titles. Check 'em out, play 'em, tell your friends, and maybe even get a little behind on work because there are too many wonderful games to play.
Compressed data has been the norm in computers forever. Crunching down files without losing fidelity and being able to decompress them later in perfect condition? Great idea. And with data caps being placed on mobile users, compressed files can only grow in importance. But RAR, ZIP, TAR, 7Z, GZIP? It's an alphabet soup awaiting you out there. You don't want to buy five different apps to handle every format, and Apple hasn’t gone native on this. So what are your options?
B-movie horror fans have a lot to be excited about today as it was announced that the cult classic 90s flick Army of Darkness is being adapted into a tower defense game by Backflip Studios. The game will feature Bruce Campbell himself using his famous boomstick and chainsaw hand to keep the forces of darkness at bay.
Have you ever found it annoying that you can’t re-download music you’ve already purchased from iTunes? Apparently, Apple agrees with you, as a new report claims the company is hard at work negotiating for unlimited downloads as part of their initiative to move iTunes closer to the cloud.
In AirFight HD you circle an endless stretch of featureless ocean to fight rarely glimpsed jets bent on your destruction. Maybe that’s an accurate picture of modern aerial combat, but it doesn’t make for a good time with your iPad.
In less than a year’s time, Apple has gone from offering the quaint, albeit entirely impressive, first-generation tablet device that was the iPad, to the beast of a machine we now know as iPad 2. Thinner and lighter than its predecessor, iPad 2 boasts front and rear facing cameras and nine times more graphical chutzpah than the original table. With specs like this and a massive library of applications to back it up, there’s no denying that Cupertino’s new sexy will reign long into 2011 as the once and future King of the Tablets. It might also become the ruler of our living rooms as well.
At the Classic Game Post-Mortem today at the Game Developers Conference, game designer Eric Chahi announced that his classic retro adventure game Out of This World is due to be re-released on the iPad soon. The game sold over a million copies back when it debuted in 1991 on the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Apple IIGS, and MS-DOS platforms, and was innovative for its technique of using just sound, actions and facial expressions to communicate the story.
There was a great deal of hand-wringing in the tech community after Wednesday’s iPad 2 announcement over just how much memory the refreshed tablet contains in its diminutive frame. While many are speculating, a semiconductor analyst out of Korea claims to know for sure.