As we've been walking the halls of the Macworld/iWorld Expo in San Francisco the past couple days, we've tried to give you a look into the annual event -- but we've also been checking out some of the myriad apps being shown this year. While some of these have been available for a while, they caught our eye for one reason or another.
Sure, Steam's new iPhone app is still a closed beta product, but you didn't think that'd stop us from giving you a taste, did you? After using the app to spend a few quality hours chatting, reading, surfing Steam's extensive catalog for bargains, and (of course) buying a few new games, we took a break for just long enough to put together this comprehensive gallery showcasing the application's key features.
After you've taken a closer look at what the app has to offer, we're almost certain that you'll agree that for gamers, the arrival of the Steam app is long overdue and has been well worth the wait.
Hero Academy, a new tactics title from Robot Entertainment -- a studio formed in the wake of Ensemble Studios' closure -- is a lighthearted social strategy game that matches cutesy "My Little Tolkien" combatants with ultra-accessible grid-based gameplay. Players pick one of two diverse "Heroic Teams" before taking to the battlefield, where they're tasked with protecting a precious supply of crystals from their opponent's onslaught.
Valve just annouced that it's launching a beta release of the Steam application for your iOS and Android device. The app will enable gamers to chat with their Steam friends, browse communities they're a part of, peruse user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for available on Steam, and check up on the latest game-related news.
We've all been in the shoes that the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland was in. "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date," he sang. The difference is when it happens to you, there's probably less singing and more expletives. Luckily, your iOS device has the capability to keep you from ever missing an important event ever again. From unique features to eye-grabbing interfaces, this list will direct you toward calendar applications that will keep you on track and up-to-date with your own life.
While Parallels and VMware duke it out on the desktop for Windows virtualization supremacy, competitors are skipping the computer entirely and creating innovative ways for transporting the PC experience onto the iPad. The latest comes from cloud-gaming pioneer OnLive, which utilizes its expertise in the field to bring us OnLive Desktop, a free, touch-based Windows 7 app.
Upon first glance, Super Crate Box seems singularly focused on the speedy collection of the titular objects, which pop up randomly on the screen one at a time until nabbed. Each bumps up your top-of-screen tally, but also equips you with a surprise weapon: a laser rifle, rocket launcher, or mines, among other possibilities. However, as you nimbly leap from platform to platform trying to boost your score, the screen fills with anxious alien foes, all aiming to nix your pixel protagonist.
If you're like us (trapped in tonight by predicted snow), you're craving a little action, a little excitement, a little elbow in someone's face gaming, swords clashing, buckles swashing, and all the rest. Well, have we got some two-fisted deals for you. BAM!
After months of waiting we’ve finally got access to awesome fighting-game classic Soulcalibur on iOS. However, we’ve got some major reservations about the state of the final release. However, we’ve got far fewer reservations about the other two awesome-looking games we’re spotlighting this week: JAZZ: Trump’s Journey and Smash Cops.
In Sonic CD, the titular hedgehog runs so fast that he can travel through time à la Back to the Future's Delorean. Going into the future portrays a dystopia full of evil robots, yet if Sonic goes back in time and destroys a generator, he can achieve a brighter, happier tomorrow with fewer foes.