The San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is well underway this week, and with it comes a treasure trove of special deals, many of which have little to do with comic books (then again, most of Comic-Con fits that description… but we digress). For example: If you’re had your painter’s eye on ArtRage for iPad, now is your chance to practically steal it for cheap.
When it first came out, Tiny Wings seemed to be the heir apparent to Angry Birds in the App Store. The game won over thousands of fans with its adorable concept and engaging gameplay. Well, those fires have cooled by now. Tiny Wings rarely peaks into the iTunes Top 10 lists anymore, but it's no less wonderful.
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.
You've probably never heard of Perfect Cell, but it's a very interesting game that's worth giving some attention. It's a game about an alien organism - which is described as neither bad, nor good...just perfect - that crash lands on Earth and is being held captive deep below the ocean. From there you need to use your creepy alien powers to break out of your prison. Maybe it's not quite as simple a concept as Angry Birds' "pigs-stole-my-eggs" plotline, but it's fun nonetheless.
The Angry Birds aren't the only feathered characters raking in the cash on the App Store this week. Indie sensation Tiny Wings has stormed the App Store and won over thousands of hearts. It's adorable concept (trying to help a little bird fly) has propelled it into the top 10 Top Grossing list on the App Store, and it's doing even better in the UK.
Okay, Time Warner: We get it. You think 99-cent rentals via iTunes are a bad idea, so you sat out the introduction of the new Apple TV. But if you think the studio will be changing their tune anytime soon, you may have a long wait ahead of you.
NewTeeVee is reporting that the next generation Apple TV will have 99-cent episode streaming for your favorite television shows. The site's sources say that Apple is attempting to sway TV programmers into offering their popular shows for less than a buck each. The program would work in the same way that iTunes works now; every episode will have a 30 day expiration date, and once the episode begins the user will have 24 hours to finish it up before it expires.