Encore of the Night takes the storyline of PlayStation classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, omits the side-scrolling action, and replaces it with puzzle gameplay. The journey through Dracula’s castle will have you fighting monsters by matching colored blocks to connect three. Making connections will attack your opponent, but you’ll have to watch out for counterattacks like “stone” blocks that can only be disengaged if a match is made around them. It’s more puzzler than platformer, but it’s a great new take on a classic game.
Ever played a video game and thought you could’ve done a better job? The quirky and feverishly addictive Game Dev Story lets you prove your mettle by fusing together varying genres and settings to create potential blockbusters, while facing hurdles like bad reviews, power outages, and the ever-shrinking lifecycles of home consoles. You’ll have a 20-year cycle to build and expand your studio, as well as hire and train talent, so what are you waiting for? The next virtual smash hit could be yours!
Going on a trip? Don't bring your laptop. The iPad works just as well as a photo editing and uploader tool, so you can get those vacation photos from your SD card up to Facebook in no time. All you need is the iPad, the camera connection kit and a speedy Wi-Fi (or, if you sprang for the mobile contract, 3G) connection and you'll have your friends envying your trip to sunshine land in no time.
If your Apple mobile device is rocking iOS 4.2 and you still haven't had a chance to show everyone how cool Airplay is, it's time to step up your game. Why? Apple has released a beta version of iOS 4.3 to developers, meaning that your current load of iOS hotness will soon become a steaming pile of obsolete news.
If you're a Tivo Premier owner, you've got a new reason for you to pick up an iPad. Conversely, if you already own an iPad, you may want to consider the purchase of a Tivo Premier. What we're driving at here is that Tivo has announced a companion app for the iPad designed to work with the Tivo Premier!
A lot of scuttlebutt has been spread across the interwebz this past month concerning The Daily--an iPad-only daily news application from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp that print journalism types everywhere are hoping will breathe fresh life into their dying industry. For a long time now, rumor has had it that The Daily would launch on January 17th. Forbes magazine has been good enough to update that rumor, bumping The Daily's release date back to January 19th.
Everyone this year is going to try to release an iPad killer. Seriously. It's on everyone's radar and chances are, they're going to fail. But we guess it doesn't hurt to dream big, to live large, to announce fanciful hardware that might just never see the market. Enter Lenovo and their dual purpose LePad. LeWhat?
As companies continue to roll out tablets to try and take on the first edition of the iPad over the next couple months, HP has just sent out an invite to an event regarding their webOS. While it's unknown as to just what HP could pull the wool off of, given the timing and assuming Apple will soon reveal details on the iPad 2, one could only guess we'll see the new PalmPad.
Anyone that has ever spent time gaming on an iPad knows how glorious and in turn, frustrating the experience can be. While some games lend themselves to the tablet's touch and tap interface, other games, such as first person shooters and flight sims can be a torment to play, as one wrong move of that virtual control pad can translate into a game-ending loss of tragic proportions. The folks at Ten One Design Understand this, and accordingly have come up with an elegant solution to help you get your frag on. Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet the Fling tactile game controller for iPad.
Canabalt has been an addicting Flash browser-based game for some time, but the iPhone and iPad version of the game changed where we could play this game. Now, thanks to the Indie iPhone Holiday Sale, the developers have been able to give 1/3 of the profits from the game to charity this holiday season.