Games are rarely just released and left as-is anymore these days, especially on the App Store. Often, they’re tweaked and expanded with new content to match up with real-life events — particularly with notable holidays. We’re just a couple days away from Halloween, and many popular iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch games have been updated with content that celebrates the spooky season. Whether it’s new weapons and costumes or fresh locales and missions to enjoy, these 10 games are (or will soon be) decked out with Halloween flair.
The banners are going up in San Francisco, and that means another Apple media event is on the way next week. Given that it's likely to the be the company's last such shindig for 2013, there's plenty of speculation and anticipation about what Cupertino has in store for us on Tuesday -- but in the meantime, let's coast into the weekend with a recap of what else is making news...
Crafting homemade costumes and prepping for nocturnal adventures to forage for sweets is a favorite youthful tradition every fall, and Double Fine's charming Halloween-themed role-playing game is well timed to get us all in the spooky spirit. Costume Quest expertly captures the sense of imagination and wonder that made trick-or-treating with friends back in the day such a blast. But far more than a grand fetch quest full of tooth-rotting bliss and crazy getups, this cartoonish romp throws giant robots, goblin warriors, and supernatural shenanigans in to sweeten the pot.
Well, Halloween is over. A bummer for sure, but now is that glorious time of year when parents can sit around eating all their kids' leftover candy. PopCap and the American Dental Association had a novel idea this year: how about giving kids a hit video game instead of delicious -- tooth rotting -- candy?
So the people have begun to get iPad minis in their hands, the reviews are in, and now we move on. Biggest tech news this week was Scott Forstall's sudden descent, though even that story was fairly (and rightly) crushed by Hurricane Sandy. As things slowly return to normal, what else did we miss amidst the storms?
Horror movies and Halloween antics may be the preferred way for many folks to get their thrills and chills, but the spooky season is also ripe with ample gaming opportunities as well. From wanton zombie slaughter and midnight runs to demon dismemberment and exploring the dark depths of space, there are plenty of spooky iOS offerings waiting to sink their teeth into you. If you're craving a more interactive way to get your blood curdling fix, look no further than these quality picks.
So it was a big announcement week with not only the long rumored iPad mini, but surprises like the newly redesigned iMacs, Retina Display additions to the MacBook line up, and the fourth generation iPad. One thing Apple never does is disappoint. So a few other stories happened this week too, so why don't we take a look?
It's that time of year again, when all the groovy ghoulies and spunky spooks get prepped for a night of mischievous fun, candy questing, and late night costumed prowling. For some folks, Halloween is a big deal each year. It's an excuse to cut loose with crazy costumes and go hog-wild on the front yard decorations. And let's not forget the truckloads of candy. With so many cool Halloween-themed apps floating around, we can't help but get into the spirit of the eerie season. Join us with these awesome picks for everything from scary movies to virtual pumpkin carving.
Way back in 1992, Broderbund Software launched Living Books, one of the first instances of PC-based, interactive storytelling. Two decades later, Wanderful is reassembling members of the original Living Books team, bringing the stories to iOS devices for a whole new generation of children.