In today's Apple Daily, Apple at last seems poised to launch that online TV service that has been rumored for years now. In other news, Nintendo has finally agreed to start making games for the iPhone and iPad, but not surprisingly, there's a significant catch.
Everybody's excited for Apple's big media event on Monday — which will presumably focus heavily on Apple Watch — but the rumor mill has already been overflowing with news and speculation about Apple's long-awaited wearable tech. In addition, a new Steve Jobs biography is in the works, there's interesting news about Apple TV, great-looking games abound on Mac and iOS, Photos goes public, Mac|Life celebrates its 100th issue, and more!
Every so often, our deal-diggers turn away from desktops and laptops to focus on something almost as powerful but far more portable: iPad and iPad mini. If you have a tablet need and not a lot of cash, there are plenty of options this week; we can take you all the way back to the second generation for some serious discounts. Want to load up an iPad with movies for long trips? We've got your ticket. Plus: Cords, cases, styluses, and more in this week's deal-o-rama!
Any lingering post-holiday sluggishness in the release schedule is gone by now, as this week’s slate of new releases is a strong and diverse one. WWE Immortals delivers a card-centric fighting game that even non-wrestling fans might dig, while intriguing indies like Shadowmatic and Socioball look great, and freebies Words on Tour, Bear Winter, and D-Day: PvP are all surely worth a download.
And we’re back with more iOS games! Hope you used the holiday break to catch up on some of the biggest and brightest games of last year, because 2015 is already off to a solid start with this week’s crop of releases. Gunbrick and Space Marshals look like fun new premium experiences, while Adult Swim’s free Area 777 is surely worth a look, and the great Frozen Synapse has finally made the move to iPhone.
Here it is: the last big iOS game release barrage in 2014. We may still see a couple things sneak out, but with the holidays ahead, the App Store is ready to take a weeklong snooze. Luckily, we’ve got some big-name releases to choose from: Papers, Please for iPad, as well as free new SimCity and Brothers in Arms games. Check these out and loop back on some of the other intriguing games we’ve covered this year, and we’ll be back in early January to resume our weekly release recaps!
Apple’s holiday release cutoff is nearing, which means developers are chomping at the bit to get their games in the App Store before Christmas. As such, we’ve got a high-profile slate of new games in this week’s roundup, including entries from big franchises like Borderlands and Marvel Comics, as well as intriguing original options like Seabeard and Highrise Heroes. Scope these out and then check back in a week for more.
One of the great ways to get in on the Apple rumor writing racket is to scour the patents and the job listings. At least one of those bears fruit this week, plus keeping an eye on the Asian press, where so many Apple products are manufactured, also delivers some goods for your rumor mongering. So let's see what they've discovered and what else might be happening in the Apple news.
We took last week off for the holiday, but the App Store didn’t, unleashing a load of new games while everyone was scarfing down turkey. So we’ve got a couple weeks’ worth of intriguing picks in the latest column, including the first episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, the first free-to-play Peggle, and newly released ports of older Tomb Raider, Dragon Quest, and Oddworld favorites.
Last week brought a nice stack of impressive-looking iOS games, and this week is somehow even better. Online MOBA-style action game Vainglory and tower defense prequel Kingdom Rush Origins are the big ones, but small indies like Sunburn! and Crossy Road both seem super charming, and it’s hard to ignore a new Call of Duty experience. Will there be any notable games left for Thanksgiving week? (Who cares? Play these now.)