Well, the rumor mill is definitely talking about the iPad Air 2, but nothing like it did the iPhone 6 series. Interesting. Well, we certainly hope Cupertino is able to wow the crowds at their October 16 event, and we expect next week will kick things up a notch with leaks and rumors. Meanwhile, what else shook free in the news this week?
This week’s App Store lineup offers a nice variety of picks, including totally weird indie Skullduggery!, popular new franchise entries Reckless Racing 3 and Zombie Highway 2, and Terra Battle from the creator of Final Fantasy. And speaking of that series, the port of Final Fantasy VI got a big update today to make things a lot smoother. Check these out, and then come back next Thursday for more.
Both the new iPhones and iOS 8 have had a few weeks to settle in, and we're seeing a growing number of games — new and old — taking advantage of the amazing Metal API to level up the graphics or add a little extra spice elsewhere in the package. Here are the best games out right now that shine brighter and run cooler on iPhones and iPads with iOS 8 Metal.
We're still in the iOS 8 and iPhone honeymoon period when everything's coming up handsets and software updates. So let's take a look at a couple stories on that, and let's see what else is going on out there. Say, who here would like 27" jumbo inches of Retina Display? Yeah, that's what we're talking about.
An even split between productivity and fun for the weekend is what we've got to dish up for you this fine Price Drop column. If you like cameras and image editing, then we've got that and if you just wanna get your fishing rod out, we've got that for you too. So dig in, ladies and gents.
We’ve got a couple of big-name releases leading this week’s roundup, including an iPad version of Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, plus the touch debut of Mac tactical role-playing favorite The Banner Saga. Adult Swim’s free-to-play Adventure Xpress also looks like fun, and if you’re a big fan of aging pro wrestlers, then Crazy Taxi City Rush has something for you this week (no, really, brother).
The biggest news of the week was iPhones bending and iOS 8.0.1 being some kinda broken. But were the problems overblown or were they real? And if they were real, what's the fix? What other newness happened this week? Let's have a look.
Asphalt Overdrive and FIFA 15: Ultimate Team provide a pair of heavy hitters this week, but we’re just as intrigued by lesser-known fare like deceitful online dueler Smarter Than You, colorful route-drawing puzzler RGB Express, and music-fueled shooter Cosmophony. Be sure to check out the latest and greatest in new iOS games, and then pop back next week for another batch.
It’s iPhone release week, and while not a heavy span for prominent new game releases, there are still a few well worth checking out — including the wonderfully absurd Goat Simulator, plus intriguing free-to-play entries like Beach Buggy Racing and Plunder Pirates. And be sure to install any lingering game updates you might have, as many top games are being enhanced for the iPhone 6 and iOS 8.
It's been a big week for Apple fans and it's about to get just a little bit bigger with this weekend's round of low-priced apps. If you want to get your life into some semblance of order, want to be on time, or want to see your to-do list get blown to bits, this is your week. There's loads of good stuff for the productivity-minded, but don't worry — there are games a'plenty, too.