This week’s roundup balances the seriously brutal with the seriously sweet. In one corner of the ring we have an elite team of super soldiers tasked with taking down a faction of terrorists; John Gore and his zombie-killing skill set; and a guild of wardens that includes knights, druids, mages and assassins.
And in the other corner … we have Santa’s toyshop, plus some Smurfs. Whose side will you be on? Click “more” to choose your team. (more…)
His name was John Gruber. Maybe you’ve heard of him as the Apple blogger who knows the system better than them all. Then again, maybe you read his “linkblog” when you’re looking for interesting new things in the technology market. One thing you probably didn’t know is that he created a lightweight markup language named Markdown back in 2004. In its early days, only Bare Bones Software’s BBEdit used it because Gruber was employed there. No one else even bothered with it because the application ecosystem was not like it is today.
Things are a lot different now, though. A lot of people are on constant lookout for a Markdown editor to fit their tastes. Whether it has previewing capabilities, dual-editing functions for HTML and other code alongside Gruber’s, or just iCloud sync with a simple interface, we’ve all come to know distraction-free editors as ones that solely employ Markdown for making things fast and easy. After all, rich text is a thing of the past.
All these new pieces of software have recently been brought to the iPad because it’s a platform fit for such editing tasks. Users enjoy reading on the device, and some thoroughly have a good time writing their thoughts down in something like Day One. Then there are those like the AppStorm team, and most of us really love writing, no matter where it gets done. If you’re looking for something quick and easy for Markdown editing or even a more feature-packed app, we’ve got everything you’ll ever hope for and more in today’s roundup. (more…)
This week highlights some very different, but all very beautiful new games, in which you get to design rollercoasters (and go a little crazy doing so, I might add); play a game that’s a little something like Tetris in reverse; defy gravity in a very unusual black-and-white world; use your spelling prowess to rumble with literary-minded foes; and blow up asteroids and comets to save some super-cute spacemen.
Click through to learn more about them. (more…)
Many of us remember the old times of video games. The days when Mario and Bowser duelled to the death, when Donkey Kong had just began running around the jungle with his companions, and when Pokemon and its cards were the talk of the middle school. If you’re too young for such things, you can always go grab an old Game Boy and cartridges from Amazon to try your luck on some of these titles. They’re definitely worth the time.
But if you already had your fun back in the day, you’re undoubtedly looking for something new. A new device to play things on, perhaps? Or maybe you want a new indie game that’s has such large pixels on the screen you can see the days of old within them. Whatever the case, there are a lot of great games on the App Store that may just fit what you’re looking for. Let’s take a look at some of them. (more…)
By some strange coincidence, all five of the games in today’s roundup are free (at least as of the time I write this) — which means you really have no excuse not to give them a try!
These games feature puzzles of all kinds, including murder mysteries, locked doors, a candy land and word-building points. There’s also a “Help, I can’t slow down!” driving game thrown in for good measure. Click through below to get your game on.
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last June, Microsoft introduced a secondary screen app called Xbox SmartGlass that provides additional content related to the game, movie or music being played on a user’s Xbox 360. After waiting nearly five months, the Xbox SmartGlass was finally released for iOS devices. Having spent some time with the app, I’m ready to give you an overview of its capabilities and tell you whether it has lived up to the hype. Hit the jump to dive in. (more…)
Before the Japanese began sending people through foam Tetris shapes via conveyor belt, there was a golden age of the game show in America. Shows like The Match Game and Family Feud were primetime hits and the trickle down effect even led to niche off-shoots like Supermarket Sweep.
There’s still a feeling of nostalgia with many gameshows, today. Be it primetime or daytime, many generations grew up with Bob Barker, Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek and while many never have punched their ticket to the live audience show in California, for a much lower price you can live vicariously through an avatar contestant on the iPad.
Today we’ve put together three classic gameshows reincarnated on the iPad: Family Feud and Friends, Jeopardy HD, and Wheel of Fortune HD. Let’s jump right in! (more…)
Happy Thursday again, fellow iPad gamers. This time around we’ve got five very different and popular games to look at, featuring scaling skyscrapers, monkeys chasing (what else?) bananas) and a raccoon who knows how to load a bubble-busting gun.
There’s also a young man determined to race his car up every hill in sight, and a collection of aliens who can’t get enough of the game hangman. Click “more” to take a look at this eclectic bunch. (more…)
The latest big screen adaption of Ian Fleming’s MI6 agent, James Bond, was released this month and it’s named Skyfall. Along with the usual action-packed story of car chases and many people being shot, there was the beautiful title song from Adele, some good acting from Daniel Craig and guests, and other things you’d expect from a 007 film. It was good, and I am glad I went to see it.
What about living the James Bond life though? Obviously you can’t do so daily, but there are always video games. Consider transporting yourself to the world of espionage and secret codes. Books can only take you so far, as can motion pictures. It’d be more fun to actually feel like you are the character. Sadly, there are no official Bond games available. There are alternatives, however, and I’d like to take a look at some of them after the break. (more…)
This new releases in this week’s roundup are a little bit military, a little bit fantasy adventure. But more importantly, they include a game that combines two of my favorite things: Jedis and some very disgruntled fowl. That’s right, the Star Wars edition of Angry Birds has arrived.
Let’s take a look. And of course, may the birds be with you as you take on the Pig Star. (more…)