As part of a Facebook promotion, highly popular iOS developer and publisher Gameloft has pulled the lid off of its "secret project." The secret announcement turned out to be a brand new episode in the celebrated N.O.V.A. series of first person shooters. The announcement came today as Gameloft reached a previously set goal of 300,000 Facebook followers.
The Nintendo 3DS launched this week, delivering a stereoscopic 3D handheld experience without the need for special glasses. But if the thought of dropping $250 on a new portable gaming device sends you into a conniption -- especially scant weeks after the iPad 2 release -- worry not. Many of the Nintendo 3DS launch games (or suitable substitutes) are also available for iPhone and iPad. These games lack the 3D effects and offer varying features, but you'll avoid straining your eyes as well as your wallet, as all of these games sell for much less than the average $40 3DS game.
Gameloft has made a lot of money for themselves by - shall we say - taking inspiration from other classic video games. For a while most iOS gamers were willing to accept this for a variety of reasons. For one, "inspiration" and even outright copying has been around since the earliest days of video gaming. Many were also just thrilled to have near-copies of their favorite games on their iProducts. Gameloft's new MMO Order and Chaos may be too much for some gamers to stomach though.
One of the most exciting games of 2011 has just become available on the App Store today. The latest game in the long-running Rainbox Six tactical shooter series has had a lengthy hype campaign ramping up over the last few months, and now we've got the chance to try it out for ourselves. Shadow Vanguard was developed by Gameloft which has essentially dominated the iOS shooter genre with games like N.O.V.A. 2 and Modern Combat 2. We're looking forward to seeing what they're able to do with the Rainbow Six series.
Apple’s iPad 2 is finally in the hands of enthusiastic customers -- and gamers are most certainly among them. In addition to a faster dual-core A5 processor and a new graphics engine that claims a nine-fold improvement, the iPad 2 is also now rocking a gyroscope, which iOS developers are already starting to take advantage of.
Here’s a look at the few, the proud, the first barrage of gyroscope-enabled games that have arrived with the iPad 2 -- as well as a few iPhone 4 classics to tide you over while developers work to update their HD equivalents.
"Shadow Vanguard" may be a pretty over-the-top name for a game that's essentially about cops, but then again "Rainbow Six" is already a pretty strange name to begin with. Goofy names aside, Gameloft has revealed some of the first ever screenshots of the game in action, and it's looking absolutely fantastic.
The last time there was a sale like this we mentioned that there was no good reason for ever buying another game for more than 99 cents again in February. It appears we were wrong. There may never be another good reason for paying more than 99 cents for an App Store game. The list of awesome titles Gameloft is offering up for less than a buck is truly bonkers.
In this week's Game Time we decided to take a look at some of the App Store's most adorable animals. The only problem was, we kept bumping into deranged warthogs, upset elephants, and even man-eating bugs. As it turns out, the App Store is a dangerous place. Here's the spectrum of animals you'll likely to encounter.
In this week's Game Time we take a look at three excellent action games that are all under a dollar (for a limited time). If you like stabbing, shooting, and punching you should download these games ... and consider looking into an anger management course while they download.
Last week we took a sneak peak at Gameloft's latest high-profile iPhone experience, Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden. Now, after an some enigmatic pre-release hype, Sacred Odyssey is ready for public consumption. We won't know for sure until the review comes in, but this game looks very promising.