The publisher of the long running Pac-Man series, Namco Bandai, has announced today that they are putting on a big sale across both the Android and iOS platforms that begins Friday, May 6 and runs through Monday, May 9. Most games in the sale are down to a mere 99 cents, while some iPad apps run as high as $2.99. We fully admit to not having heard of half the Apps listed, but there are some really great games listed as well.
Remember summer nights when you were young, lying in the grass and finding patterns in the stars? (There’s a country song in there somewhere…) Pictorial runs along those lines; it's an educational/puzzle game where you take seemingly random stars and drag your finger until the stars become lines and eventually form a picture.
If your iPod feels a little stale, Discovr might be a good way to freshen it up. Enter the name of any artist and their icon appears, surrounded by icons of six similar bands. Double-tap an icon to learn more about that artist; to spawn more bubbles of more artists, a single-tap will do (and honestly, that seems backwards -- we’d like it the other way around).
If there's one area that the iOS gaming platform has been lacking in it has definitely been quality multiplayer experiences. While the PSP has games like Monster Hunter and SOCOM and Nintendo DS has Mario Kart, the iPhone hasn't had all that many quality multiplayer games worth getting excited about. So our interest was definitely piqued when we learned about the announcemen of Crescent Moon Games' 8-player shooter, Deadlock.
Last week we peered deep into the world of video apps, seeing what food bloggers and a professional kitchen could put together. Today, we crank it up a notch and delve into the world of celebrity chef apps. Can these outsized personalities kick it iOS style and prepare us a five-course meal of digital goodness, or are they jumping on a bandwagon and rushing out a digital soufflé, only to see it flop? Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah, that much we can say, so let's have a look.
Americans have yet to be able to enjoy the spoils of Spotify, a European music streaming service that’s wildly popular across the pond. If the company wasn’t gunning for Apple before, they certainly are now -- with a new music download store, iPod syncing and mobile apps for free users.
Video game publishing juggernaut Electronic Arts has taken out its check book yet again to acquire another high profile iOS gaming company. Late last year EA purchased Angry Birds publisher Chillingo (though not Angry Birds the brand) for a cool $20 million in cash, and now they have acquired another major player in the iPhone gaming world, Firemint.
Last week, app developer Outfit7 announced a milestone with more than 100 million apps downloaded. So how do you follow up a feat such as this? By introducing your latest and greatest character, then having it skyrocket to the number one entertainment app within 48 hours.
This month, we’re giving away the luxurious iCrystal by Lanchiya! This thing is a gorgeous iPhone and iPod dock that blasts music out of spherical, light-up speakers. Ours is sleek, straight from 2013 white, and looks just fantastic with its blue light-up lights.
Convince your friends that you’re from the future with the iCrystal. All you have to do to win the thing is tell us what future Apple invention you're looking forward to the most.