Most of the time, new iPhone and iPad games seem to appear out of thin air -- suddenly up for sale in the App Store without any sort of lengthy promotional campaign. But when we're lucky, we hear about exciting releases weeks or months in advance; and as Apple's devices continue to surge in popularity, that's becoming more and more common. Case in point: here are a dozen upcoming iOS games that we're really looking forward to playing, and while they vary in size, scope, and subject, all caught our eye and may well catch yours too.
Used together in the same sentence, terms like "free-to-play" and "browser-based" generate images of the kinds of fluffy, gameplay-light play experiences that often result in rolled eyes and shoulder shrugs. Curiously, MechWarrior Tactics -- coming later this year to browsers on Mac and other platforms via the Unity engine -- hits both of those points and yet still remained on the lips of many writers covering the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week. What's different here?
The iPad 2 helped push tablet gaming ahead thanks to its A5 processor and increased RAM, but it's the new iPad that should offer the largest advancement to date, thanks to the unbelievable 2048x1536 Retina display -- four times that of the earlier iPads -- not to mention the advanced A5X processor, reported increase in RAM, and optional support for 4G networks. Only a couple of new games were shown at Apple's event yesterday, but we've pinpointed a few of the best-looking current iPad releases that we expect to shine even brighter on the new tablet. If you're planning on picking up a new iPad, here are six beautiful games that can show off its impressive tech.
Caring for your first baby is a lot like caring for your first car: You never want to leave its side, can’t wait to show it off to your friends (but won’t leave them alone with it), delicately wash it, and take notice of every new sound. And like new car owners, first-time parents can be a bit neurotic about every fluid leak and fill-up. Since you'll want to keep your baby as finely tuned as possible, you’ll need to keep track of everything that happens. Pencil and paper may work fine for gearheads, but parents need a bit more horsepower. For bumper to bumper coverage, Total Baby is miles ahead of the competition.
Beer enthusiasts come in all stripes. Whether you have a taste for quantity or quality, there’s plenty of common ground to be found in the App Store. We’ve rounded up eight awesome universal iOS apps for beer-minded folk.
In our first The Best weekly column entry, we shine a light on SoundHound, a Shazam competitor that bests its better-known rival via speedier song recognition and the fantastic ability to ID tracks that you sing or hum.
One racing game alone isn't likely to sate genre fans, and a quick glance at the App Store reveals loads of seemingly stellar options, including simulation racers, arcade-centric affairs, and even top-down experiences that alter the typical behind-the-wheel (or bumper) perspective. Need a primer on what racers warrant a look? Here are the 10 iOS racing games that keep us coming back for more.
Like many of you, we anticipate spending Sunday staring at the TV, ingesting questionable foods and liquids, and waiting for the commercial that'll outdo them all, but a handful of apps on both iPhone and iPad can help improve your Super Bowl experience. Here are eight worth checking out in anticipation of the showdown.
Well, if you're a jailbreaker the you know this was quite a week in the news, and if you care at all about the Internet, you know this was the week the online communities came together to defeat some truly heinous legislation. And if you missed any of that, we've got the hottest stories of the week just waiting for you right here and now.
If you're like us (trapped in tonight by predicted snow), you're craving a little action, a little excitement, a little elbow in someone's face gaming, swords clashing, buckles swashing, and all the rest. Well, have we got some two-fisted deals for you. BAM!