Just as the impending holiday season means huge games for consoles and computers, this is one of the biggest weeks for new iOS games we’ve seen in a long time. The iOS version of strategy favorite XCOM: Enemy Within leads the charge, while Space Age and Framed are both strong-looking originals, and the expansion for Monument Valley is a welcome addition to one of the year’s best games.
One of the more interesting iOS controversies over the past couple of months was developer King's strange attempt to get the word "candy" trademarked in an attempt to fend off imitators of its popular Candy Crush Saga game. It succeeded in Europe, but in the wake of the resulting widespread protest, King has officially withdrawn its trademark application for the word in the United States.
As the November calendar tips into the second half of the month, this past weekend found a variety of game-related news, including the iOS resurrection of a classic Amiga favorite, a first-anniversary celebration for a beloved new favorite and even the debut of a free game without in-app purchases, which is a concept we can really get behind. Read on to find out more in our weekend recap!