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.
Last week brought perhaps the largest step forward that mobile gaming has ever taken, thanks to the announcement of the incredibly powerful New iPad. The device has piqued the interest of iOS gamers and developers alike, and here are some of the biggest iOS gaming headlines to appear since the announcement.
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.
Excited about the new iPad? With an A5X processor and amazing new Retina Display, you’d think developers would have their hands full upconverting for the higher resolution -- and there are definitely some awesome apps coming down the pike.
We’re always fascinated by the amazing diversity of iOS as a gaming platform. Something about the platform pushes developers to create new and completely original experiences, and this week’s selections highlight that theme pretty well, thanks to Infinity Blade II, World of Goo, and Run Roo Run -- a new release about a kangaroo on the loose. And while Hatchi's Tamagotchi-inspired approach isn't exactly original, it certainly is unexpected in 2012!
Infinity Blade II might surprise you if you didn't play the original iOS smash. It looks like a traditional role-playing game (RPG), with armored swordsmen, ancient castles, and imposing monsters, plus stat grinding and leveling mechanics that are vital to success. But behind its amazing, technology-pushing graphics and Tolkien-esque trappings, Infinity Blade II may not be the game you expect.
Probably the coolest hack we've ever seen went down this week, as well as Apple letting a tethering app slip through the store before AT&T and pals whined like little babies and had it pulled. But that wasn't all, there was just about the biggest game of the year and more in the hottest stories of the week.
Few would argue that Epic Games’ Infinity Blade was one of the most impressive games ever released for iOS -- but that’s only the beginning, because the company has announced a sequel coming December 1, with a sneak preview on the iPhone 4S at Tuesday’s “Let’s talk iPhone” event in Cupertino.
Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, Phil Schiller, followed up a couple of iPod updates by introducing the widely rumored iPhone 4S, the latest and greatest handset from the company.
If there's one universal fact in gaming, it's this: we all want to know if we've earned a high score, unlocked an achievement or gained a new ability in the game we're playing and the sooner the better.
With that in mind, Mac|Life presents the 10 best apps to rack up Game Center achievements. These are iOS games we think harness Apple's Game Center to a killer degree and offer something cool in return.