Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors — also known as 999 — grabbed attention for its brutal plot, devilish mysteries, and compelling characters when it hit the Nintendo DS in 2010. On March 17 the title is scheduled to make its iOS debut as 999: The Novel, and we’ve enlisted director/scenario writer Kotaro Uchikoshi to explain why you should care about the story’s unique cast.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the last 2D entry in the "numbered" Final Fantasy series, so it's hardly surprising that Final Fantasy VI has followed its predecessors in getting an expensive, visually overhauled iOS remastering. What is surprising is how engrossing it still manages to be, two decades past its prime and with a strange, purist-infuriating paint job. Final Fantasy VI's leap to touchscreens is hardly flawless, but it's nonetheless impressive, and it's an easy way to slip into a true classic of '90s console role-playing games.
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NHM Alive tries to distill the wonderment and discovery of London’s Natural History Museum into app form — and mostly pulls it off. Sir David Attenborough acts as narrator and guide through the experience, which includes a mixture of photos, descriptive text, CGI stills, and videos that shine a light on the current scientific consensus regarding a cast of 10 prehistoric creatures. Developer Colossus Productions clearly made an effort here to instill a playful, discovery-driven element to the experience, but it’s not clear just what there is to discover — or how — and that makes the app seem frustratingly simple at first. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of detail lurking beneath the surface.
Since Facebook appears to be so popular on the iPhone, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to include a few words about the latest update (particularly since it's kind of impressive). Typo-prone social media aficionados, rejoice: As of today, you can now edit your Facebook posts through the app's iOS interface.
Ubisoft, the Europe-based publisher known for properties such as Rayman, Splinter Cell, and Assassin’s Creed, recently revealed a new spate of upcoming games--including several that are making their way to iOS and other mobile platforms. If you want to pillage the high seas, pull off some insane stunts, or engage in some classic platforming action, Ubisoft may have just what you're looking for.
If you're the sort who follows eSports, Blizzard Entertainment's got a nice surprise for you. Ahead of the StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS), the Irvine, California company best known for its Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo franchises has released an iOS app that will stream both live and archived videos of matches throughout the weekend.
Once upon a time, way back in the '80s, a lot of us enjoyed MTV because it delivered nonstop videos to our television screens. Vevo, a music video website, wants to bring some of that magic back, and on Apple TV to boot. As reported by AdAge (via MacRumors), the proposed music app would stream music videos 24/7, interrupted only by ads that are specifically made for TV rather than the Internet.
If you're an avid reader of Vanity Fair who's constantly on the move, you'll be pleasantly surprised to learn that the popular publication has launched an iPhone version tailored specifically for you. The app is reported to contain the full content of the print magazine, all while categorizing articles according to how long it takes to read them.
Happily, Google's not dragging its feet when it comes to designing certain apps for iOS as well as its own Android system, as seen by today's release of the AdSense app for iOS. The release comes just days after the release of the Google Play version listed last Wednesday.