For sports aficionados on the go, ESPN's long-available ScoreCenter app is a handy resource for up-to-the-minute scores, game breakdowns, news updates, and video highlights. Essentially, it's the ESPN web package wrapped up in a solid mobile app. So how does the sports juggernaut's new ESPN SportsCenter Feed app vary in execution or otherwise supplement its existing option? Compared to the more robust (and obviously score-centric) ScoreCenter, ESPN SportsCenter Feed makes news its primary focus, serving up a simple listing of story links divided however you see fit.
Joe Danger was a pleasant surprise when it premiered on the PlayStation 3 back in 2010, mixing challenging vehicular platforming with the oh-so-addictive pursuit of the highest score. Since then, the cartoonish motorcycle stuntman has received a sequel and special edition on the Xbox 360. But the series' latest iteration and first on iOS, Joe Danger Touch, manages to ride wheel-to-wheel with its console predecessors, creating a new experience ideally suited for the platform.
CES is the week's big news so hopefully all the new models mean price cuts coming our way on last year's everything. At least, that's how we roll when we're not early adopting. Meanwhile, as we all marvel at the latest and the greatest, here's some pretty great price cuts that will be sure to be a hit with your wallet.
After two cute-yet-addictive outings on consoles, Joe Danger is set to bring his stunt motorcycle gameplay to our iOS devices on Thursday. If you didn't happen to catch the prior games on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, that's OK. Joe Danger Touch looks like it offers most of what has made the series a hit, while adding in some new features for mobile.
Sometimes a silicone sleeve is all you need, and Moshi's Origo is one of our favorites. It adds very little bulk, but the honeycomb pattern on the inside is raised ever so slightly to give you a bit of extra shock protection, and the pattern is visible from the outside too.
Twitterrific was one of the earliest standout options on the App Store for mobile Twitter perusal, but the field has become incredibly competitive since. Cue the new Twitterrific 5 app – a fresh standalone release rather than an update to the existing Twitterrific – which comes across as a reboot for the popular tool, at least in terms of aesthetic. Rather than copy the likes of Tweetbot and the official Twitter app, Twitterrific 5 makes a bold statement with its minimalist, customizable design.
It's a classic science fiction construct: revolutionary new technology promises the world, brave (and/or foolish) pioneers dabble in the unknown, and the unexpected results bring dire consequences. Upgrade Soul – a standalone graphic novel app with 3D elements and a soundtrack – hits a couple of familiar notes in that regard, but its tale of a so-called medical miracle and the people it affects captivates in its early chapters. Written and illustrated by Ezra Claytan Daniels, Upgrade Soul spotlights Hank and Molly Nonnar, an elderly pair of well-off science aficionados who decide to undergo a bold and highly experimental medical treatment.
The non-stop tech news craziness of the Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean Monday was without a deluge of announcements. Thankfully, the team at our sister site, TechRadar, were on hand to bring us all the latest from Las Vegas. Here's a rundown of some of the biggest stories from CES on Monday.
Style and attitude are two ingredients found in abundance throughout the first chapter of The Journey Down, a fresh HD reboot of a quirky freeware PC adventure that makes a comfortable transition to the touch screen. A heavy Caribbean influence shows up through the catchy reggae soundtrack to the main character's thick accents and beyond, giving this point-and-poke trek some fresh flavor. It's a nice change of pace from average genre fare.
So we can all settle down now that the new year is upon us and we can all get right back up to excited because CES is coming up next week, which means ever so much gear and so many new apps that will make your life simpler, funner, happier, more productive. At any rate, until the release date of those devices, we'll have to content ourselves with these sweet deals.