It's no secret that the biggest headline last week in the world of iOS gaming was the release of the new iPad. The new tablet's technology is exciting those currently developing for iOS, and garnering attention from some of the heaviest hitters in gaming. Below, we'll highlight those that are making groundbreaking advancements in their work, and those that are just looking to break new ground on the platform.
Released to coincide with the launch of Mass Effect 3 on other platforms, Mass Effect Infiltrator is a third-person iOS shooter that places players in the role of a Cerberus Operative named Randall Ezno. Stunningly rendered with gorgeous characters and combat animations, Infiltrator does a great job of capturing the universe, but sadly flubs the combat controls in a big way.
Back when the iPad first launched in 2010, it was much easier to pick out the essential apps from the fairly quaint initial lineup. But two years later, as last Friday's launch of the third tablet iteration no doubt brought scads of new buyers into the fold, there's an impressively meaty slate of stellar apps available, and finding the best ones can be difficult. As such, we've compiled a list of iPad apps that warrant quick consideration, whether they show off the power or flexibility of the iPad as a portable computing device, or otherwise help integrate it into your existing routines.
Flight Control stands tall as one of the early and enduring App Store juggernauts, so the emergence of a sequel -- the outer-space themed Flight Control Rocket -- isn't a huge surprise. Rocket builds on the familiar line-drawing formula from the original entry by having you quickly trace flight paths for ships to land on a futuristic carrier, which takes up a large section of the screen and offers different landing spots for like-colored ships. Some of the changes and additions are unique and welcome, but Rocket's curious impression of a free-to-play game sucks much of the lasting appeal from the experience.
It's New iPad day! It's New iPad day! And developers are counting on your itchy fingers waiting to grab some extra fine apps for your New iPad that there's sales galore, so join us in a special New iPad release day edition of Price Drop.
While there has been plenty of talk about what the new iPad will do for mobile gaming, it won't just be the button-mashers and screen-tilters that benefit from the 2048x1536 display; even tasks like taking notes or setting an alarm are visual spectacles when done with 3.1 million pixels in tow. If you're planning on picking up the third generation of Apple's powerful tablet today or down the line, you'll want to load up your device with apps are as stunning as they are functional. Here are five apps that show off the initial strength of the tablet display in a variety of ways.
For most of us, Apple’s default iPad browser is perfectly adequate for our Web needs. There’s nothing particularly great about it -- tabbed browsing only just showed up last fall -- but it does its job with enough style and speed to not give much thought to a replacement. But just because we didn’t know what we were missing doesn’t mean we weren’t missing anything. From the moment it’s launched, Dolphin has a clear advantage.
The new iPad is making its way to store shelves this week, though we don't expect it to stay on the shelf for long. If you're one of the hopeful early adopters reading this on your iPhone while standing in line outside the Apple Store, then continue reading. This week's lineup of new iOS game titles will be the perfect compliment to the gaming power the new tablet will deliver -- though they'll look and run great on any iOS device.
Most of the time, new iPhone and iPad games seem to appear out of thin air -- suddenly up for sale in the App Store without any sort of lengthy promotional campaign. But when we're lucky, we hear about exciting releases weeks or months in advance; and as Apple's devices continue to surge in popularity, that's becoming more and more common. Case in point: here are a dozen upcoming iOS games that we're really looking forward to playing, and while they vary in size, scope, and subject, all caught our eye and may well catch yours too.
We all love Safari for iOS, but that doesn’t mean we can’t check out the competition from time to time. There are a fair number of options available in the App Store--many for free and most for less than a buck--all promising performance to rival Apple’s bundled browser.