Classic gaming in the form of 8-bit graphics and sound effects are going big this week, with a huge price cut across one developer's line up, plus some various other retro-games that just happened to see their price tags slashed. And if you're looking for a smattering of productivity app action, we've got you covered there too. So let's see what's cooking in the App Store these days.
Let's kick off this Memorial Day weekend right with some serious price cuts to some serious games. There's a ton out there and there's going to be more, we can feel it. Almost like a disturbance in the Force…
If you enjoyed Star Trek: Into Darkness, it's a good time to be an Apple aficionado. As reported by MacRumors, the iTunes Movie Store is making the film available a full three weeks ahead of its official September 10 release for DVD.
Though it draws heavy inspiration from a particular sci-fi franchise well known for boldly sending a spaceship full of uniformed crew where no one has gone before, Star Command doesn't fiddle around with any namby-pamby prime directive. The galaxy is full of danger and backstabbing aliens looking to get a piece of your sweet tech. Sure, diplomacy is sometimes an option with the strange crafts you encounter in this slick pixel-based quest, but it's just way more fun to blow your adversaries out of the stars or die trying in an often intense and chaotic adventure through the cosmos.
Trekkies rejoice! Finally there's an app that will allow you to exercise your life long dream of shedding these weak 21st century operating systems, and work in something a bit more advanced. Like Star Trek's LCARS OS. At least, sort of. This fan-service app is more like a very neat interactive encyclopedia.
We've only been here for a short time, but already we've seen so much! Take a look at some of the photos we've managed to snap on our quick walk through the convention hall this morning, and stayed tuned for more photos later--and some videos, too!
Imagine being put at the helm of a gargantuan Federation ship, zooming from base to base, relying on your allies as you gun down a Romulan fleet before laying siege to their luminescent base. Sounds fun, right? Well, Star Trek D-A-C didn’t get the memo, or at least it didn’t get the budget to pull “fun” off. D-A-C stands for Deathmatch, Assault, and Conquest, the three main modes. And if that name seems weak, just try playing this unimpressive game.