Far be it from us to question Microsoft’s unexpected decision to cross-pollinate its Xbox gaming brand with iOS, but if you’ve ever wanted instant access to your Xbox Live account from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the aptly-named My Xbox Live does exactly that.
In Batman Arkham City Lockdown, players take up the mantle of the Caped Crusader, and are called upon to punch, stomp, and batarang their way through multiple levels populated by a respectable range of low-level henchman and well-known villains plucked from the pages of the DC Universe.
SoundCloud's newly updated app enables fans and creators alike to dive deep into a bustling community of musicians and spoken word performers, and access its innumerable offerings from anywhere with decent cell reception.
Infinity Blade II might surprise you if you didn't play the original iOS smash. It looks like a traditional role-playing game (RPG), with armored swordsmen, ancient castles, and imposing monsters, plus stat grinding and leveling mechanics that are vital to success. But behind its amazing, technology-pushing graphics and Tolkien-esque trappings, Infinity Blade II may not be the game you expect.
It would be easy for the Fruit Ninja brand to sell out to any license involving a blade, so it's hard not to be skeptical its recent edition, tangentially related to the Shrek spinoff film, Puss in Boots. While this tie-in is mostly a reduced version of its predecessor in new clothes, it contains one new addition allowing it to rise above the soulless cash-in.
Thanks to superior optics on the iPhone 4S, Apple's handset is fast becoming the primary point-and-shoot camera for many; and as such, developers have been busy creating new methods for viewing, syncing, and sharing mobile images. Adobe is the latest to answer the call with Carousel, a subscription-based solution for pushing precious memories into the cloud while keeping them available from almost anywhere.
It took me at least 40 minutes to figure out what the hell was happening on-screen when I started playing Monsters Ate My Condo. It’s not that this match-three puzzle game is all that difficult to understand. My bewilderment was mostly a result of the colorful, sensory-overload madness of it all, as flashing lights, combo meters, and animated text chaotically cluttered the screen.
Introduced alongside iOS 5, Cards allows users to produce and mail made-to-order letterpress greeting cards with nothing more than an iPhone or iPod touch. Sounds pretty slick right? Well, it would be – if it weren't so rough around the edges. Unfortunately, from start to finish, Cards feels only a little better than half-baked, and that's more than a shade shy of what we've come to expect from Apple.
The old proverb about the pen being mightier than the sword has never been truer than in Quarrel Deluxe, a word game about world domination.Taking a cue from Risk, Quarrel tasks players with overtaking a board, pitting you against one to three AI opponents, each with a set number of troops on different tiles. Territory is captured through a series of "quarrels," or word battles where you must form words out of eight letter anagrams with specific point values attributed to each letter.
As in the original Steambirds for iPad, Steambirds Survival HD puts you in command of a small squad of cartoonish fighter planes – but instead of active movements and firepower, you'll simply draw their paths, equip them with power-ups, and hope like heck they survive to see another turn.