As the November calendar tips into the second half of the month, this past weekend found a variety of game-related news, including the iOS resurrection of a classic Amiga favorite, a first-anniversary celebration for a beloved new favorite and even the debut of a free game without in-app purchases, which is a concept we can really get behind. Read on to find out more in our weekend recap!
Marvel's latest Thor adventure hammers its way into movie theaters this Friday, but the folks at Gameloft are already taking iOS and Android gamers all the way to Asgard with an official game based on the new film.
That enormous tapping sound you just heard was millions of comic book fans simultaneously racing to download Marvel's latest iOS app, which promises to bring Spotify-style marketing to the comic book industry at long last.
The App Store has an originality problem. Too often, developers ape the exact themes and mechanics from top-selling games, creating a sea of never-ending cartoon birds and temple chases. But despite the incredibly familiar mechanics driving Marvel's new Avengers Initiative, there's no denying the satisfying crunch of a Hulk fist smacking a Skrull. Sure, it's a bit of a knockoff, but the best examples of imitation lead to great new ideas.
Superhero videogames have a real hit-or-miss history. While titles like Batman: Arkham City absolutely reinvigorated the genre, the lure of the quickly produced, movie tie-in will often doom a comic-book themed game from the onset. So, when Marvel recently started displaying teaser images of what appeared to be an Avengers mobile game -- the apprehension factor was a bit high.
The mammoth San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this Thursday, and Marvel Entertainment is working to keep fans excited about the September 25 arrival of its blockbuster The Avengers on home video with a new second screen app.
The summer movie season kicks off in earnest this weekend with The Avengers, the monstrously hyped, years-in-the-making Marvel Comics adaptation that pulls together the storylines of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Black Widow, and surely many other familiar faces. If you're planning on waiting on line for a midnight screening, or just want to catch up on the heroes' adventures before seeing the film in the near future, here are eight apps starring members of The Avengers that'll get you pumped and prepped for the movie ahead.
Well, well, well… what have we here? An invitation to a special Apple media event in San Francisco next Wednesday, March 7 at 10am PST. Sounds to us like a new iPad is incoming, although there are also plenty of rumors about a third-generation Apple TV (not the kind with a display, mind you). But hey, maybe we’ll get some improvements to iTunes Match as well, judging from this “adaptive streaming” report below. Here’s a look at the rest of the day’s tech news for Tuesday, February 28, 2012.