There weren't a ton of news stories for this week's iOS gaming news round up, but there were quite a few stellar games actually released to the App Store. So rather than sticking with the formula, we're going to mix it up a bit this week. In lieu of some ho-hum news stories (and passing over lots of deserving games), we're going to be focusing 100% on games this week. It's one of the best weeks in recent memory, so jump into the gallery and have a look.
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.
If there's one thing people can't get enough of, it's animals. Pets owners of all kinds can't help but obsess over their favorite fluffy or furry family member; and if you're one of those folks, then this list of iOS apps is for you. From keeping up with the health of your pet to taking them on road trips -- as well as engaging in fun, games, and relaxation -- you'll find the perfect app for every aspect of your critter's life. And they may also help simplify your daily routine, giving you more time to pick out the perfect holiday sweater for your unwilling subject.
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.
Stop-motion animation can be an incredibly fiddly and time-consuming process, as you must move the objects ever so slightly for each frame to creation the illusion that they're moving of their own accord. And that doesn't even include the step of adding your photos to an editing program to see the results. But Smoovie for iPad 2 makes the whole process much easier to learn and perhaps master.
Whether you develop software, work at the help desk, or are simply assisting a friend or relative, creating a step-by-step tutorial can be a huge help--but corralling all those screenshots and notes can be a chore. Clarify aims to clean up the process, letting you easily create tutorials--complete with screenshots, instructions, and annotation. The software also includes tools to share your documents, although the limited options might present a few problems.
Every one of this week's price drop apps are either gorgeous in and of themselves or help you see the gorgeous world around you. Whether you roll with the robot shoot 'em ups or are dazzled by the heavenly bodies in the universe, there's something for you and all you in between.
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.
While the game release season is finally cooling down on the PC and console side of things, iOS gaming isn’t even stopping for gas. There are so many great games on this platform that every month of the year is full of amazing releases. You don’t need to look further than this week’s games (Lunar Racer, The Sims FreePlay, and Batman Arkham City Lockdown) for proof.