There were a ton of big movies this summer, and although The Dark Knight Rises was a pretty big deal, let’s face it: The Avengers was the star of the season. Featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor and The Incredible Hulk, it was quite the event, for sure.
But the fun didn’t stop this summer, because Marvel has years of Avengers-related stories to tell over the next few years. To keep the hype going, they recently released Avengers Initiative for the iPhone and iPad (which doesn’t include the first-gen iPad, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch), and it’s the first in a series. Is it worth the seven bucks or should you spend your money somewhere else? Let’s find out. (more…)
We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in August. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!
Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!
In July of 2011, independent developer Supergiant Games introduced Bastion to Xbox Live gamers. It brought a world of unique RPG fun to the platform with a great story and superb graphics. A month later, the developer released Bastion for PC via Steam, followed by its debut on the Chrome Web Store in December and the Mac App Store in April of this year. This month, the game has made its way to the iPad.
Boasting the same artistic graphics and exciting gameplay, Bastion aims to bring an amazing console and computer game to tablets. Is this edition worthy of all the high praise the game has received elsewhere? I’m going to take a full look at the game as if I’ve never played it before, so join me to find out. (more…)
If you are in the United States, then you know that the presidential election is just around the corner. Maybe your mind is already made up on who is receiving your vote this election, but how do you keep up with the current election news? Do you view content from multiple sources to keep a broad perspective or do you just rely on one source?
WP Politics aims bring together several different perspectives into one central politically infused app. This can be useful to stay on top of all the political news, or even help make up the mind of voters who are unsure of their presidential vote. Cast your ballot after the jump.
The 12th is a big day in the Apple world. We all assume that the next iPhone will be announced (the invite is pretty clear on that one), but what about this iPad mini/Air that’s been going around for so long? Will Wednesday be the day we see it for the first time, or will its announcement be postponed (or never happen)? Tell us your thoughts in the poll to the right.
Have you been staring at the same drab wallpaper for weeks? Are you starving for some new wallpapers and backgrounds. Do you need something to spruce up your iPad and show off the gorgeous screen? Look no further.
Here are some fantastic wallpaper roundups, there’s something for everybody!
I’ve been writing screenplays for a couple of years now, and the biggest disappointment I had with my iPad was the fact that I could never find a great way to write screenplays with it. And it’s not that I’m too picky, it’s more like Hollywood is very particular about the script formats they will accept. I’ve tried just about every solution under the sun — there are at least seven different apps on my iPad that I attempted to write screenplays with — but until recently, there was no solution that simply worked the way it should have.
Enter Final Draft Writer for iPad. For the uninitiated, Final Draft is the film industry’s accepted writing standard for computers. Not unlike Microsoft Word for many professional writers, every screenwriter that makes a living in LA uses it and has a love-hate relationship with it at the same time. It also has its own proprietary file extension (.fdx) that makes it very difficult to use anything other than Final Draft for screenwriting. The people behind Final Draft have been promising an iPad app for a long time, and with one reviled exception, failed to provide. Now it’s finally here, and there’s only one question on every screenwriter’s mind: was it worth the wait? (more…)
Gear up, gamers! This weekend you’ll be splicing and dicing life forms (in a purely scientific way, of course), aid some charming robots in saving their friends the Boxies, delve into a game of life or death colored by Japanese animation, battle gladiator-style in a legendary arena, and enter the mysterious world of Bastion.
Hit the jump to see what’s in store. (more…)
There are many racers out there for iOS that all have their own unique mechanics. This however, is a pretty different one from the bunch. With a top-down view and arcade-style gameplay, this isn’t what you’d expect from a fully-fledged racer.
Mini Motor Racing is a fast-paced frenzy to the finish in small, chubby vehicles that scream cuteness. It has solid visuals, great gameplay and a heck of a load of fun in store. Is it good enough to oppose other similar games like Reckless Getaway? Let’s find out. (more…)
When I heard that EPOCH. was made using the UnrealEngine, the same engine used to create the high-resolution graphics of the award winning Infinity Blade apps, I was excited to give it a try. While I’ve always enjoyed shooter games and great graphics, my one concern was that the game might have an underdeveloped storyline. Some games can still be fun with a weak storyline if the gameplay is captivating enough, so my question was, what approach did the developers of EPOCH. choose to take?
Playing as a robot soldier in a post-apocalyptic world, this game fits in with so many doomsday games that are popular right now. So, was it all explosions and stunning details but lacking in depth? Read on to find out. (more…)