The App Store is six years old this week, and developers everywhere are celebrating with substantial discounts on popular apps. You can join in the celebration yourself by taking advantage of some of the offers, but act soon! A handful of the deals will only be around for a day or so.
Over its last two iterations, the Assassin's Creed series – primarily known for letting players climb on historically significant landmarks and get stabby in different time periods – has increasingly become known for something unexpected: 18th century sailing and naval combat. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, with its focus on Caribbean piracy, embraced wooden ships to the point of making them central to gameplay and plot — and now we have spinoff Assassin's Creed Pirates, which is set entirely aboard them.
In spite of its title, you won’t find hooded killers or acrobatic climbing in Assassin’s Creed Pirates (at least not at first). In fact, its main character, Alonzo Batilla, seems to never even leave his ship. Instead, this upcoming spinoff focuses entirely on piracy and simple naval battles, letting players explore a quasi-open version of the Caribbean in a story set around the same time as the latest entry in the series, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
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.
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.
You'd be forgiven for mistaking the recently released iOS game Backstab for a mid-level PSP game, but it's actually the latest surprise from the iPhone 3GS/4 hardware. Companies like Gameloft continue to push the graphical envelope on the system, and if Backstab is any indication there's plenty of room left for games to grow on the platform.
looks amazing, with a pretty stunning opening cinematic and crisp,
detailed graphics. The game combines platforming, stealth, combat, and
some puzzles, but the simple tasks—navigating the game world’s narrow
walkways and tricky jumps—are more frustrating than they need to be,
and the anemic save system doesn’t help.