Lately web-browsing apps have surged in the AppStore. While browsers such as Opera, and Mozilla will never see the light of day, there are good alternatives on the AppStore that offer some similar features. iDroid Mini Browser is one.
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Rejoice Assassin fans, Ezio has now entered the App Store once again. Assassin’s Creed II Discovery has finally re-appeared on the App Store after an unexpectedly release several weeks back, only to be pulled shortly without warning. However, this time, it appears that Ezio is here to stay.
Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed II Discovery – $9.99
If you build it, they will come. The birth of the iPad from Apple’s womb brought mixed results from the fanboy/girl community. While some find the iPad as merely an eBook reader on steroids, some find it a bloated iPod Touch that brings nothing new to the table.
Call it what you will, one can’t deny a chuckle from the rather cheesy name. In fact, the “magical” iPad has spawned several comedic parodies amongst popular YouTubers like jacksfilms.
Whether you hate it or can’t get enough of it, the iPad is most definitely going to change the AppStore as we know it, and be a part of our joke arsenal for years to come.
It’s now safe to say that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has made its debut on all three major portable gaming platforms: DS, PSP, and now the iDevice. Though it’s unexpected, we iDevice gamers are a happy, lucky lot. Hopefully, Rockstar won’t pull an Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery scenario and yank the game from the App Store after too few short hours.
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Hunting games have been a mixed bag in the AppStore. Just like a new Planter’s bag of peanuts, some are salty delicious and some are stale. For the most part, the genre has been rather successful on the AppStore; although, there has been no official Cabela games. Well, Cabela no more, because Kim Rhode’s Outdoor Shooting has made it onto the AppStore and it’s a head trophy.
Hironobu Sakaguchi, the mastermind behind the fabled Final Fantasy series, now has his mind set on Apple’s mobile gaming platform – the iPhone. Mr. Sakaguchi and his team at Mistwalker rung in the New Year with a bang and teaser message on the website:
“2010 is the year of my long-awaited new blockbuster project…
Oh, by the way, We are also working on a project for iPhone.
This should be released soon as well.
We will put our efforts together and do our best!
I’m sure you’ll Love it.”
While no more information was given, it’s more than enough to make us salivate and hope that the game runs along the lines of Final Fantasy or Blue Dragon. Whatever the case maybe, just knowing that this “blockbuster project” is being created by a gaming legend is more than enough reassurance that it will indeed be awesome.
So, 2010 has arrived on a positive note thus far, and there’s much to look forward to.
Let the speculating commence!
After the success of Labyrinth, which was released more than a year ago at the App Store, Illusion Labs have finally released a sequel to this massively popular iDevice game. Boasting tons of new features such as cannons, bumpers, merry-go-rounds as well as multiplayer via Bluetooth and WiFi, Illusion Labs have revamped a classic and essentially created a “must own” title for iPhone/iPod Touch gamers .
When the iPhone was first released, there were no GPS apps at the AppStore. The closest thing to a true GPS on the iDevice was the included Google Maps app, unlike its cousin on the Droid, isn’t a real GPS. However, after the release of Navigon/MobileNavigator, things started to change. Four months and a few major updates later, Navigon has proven itself worthy of taking on the role as a complete GPS device replacement and now sits pretty atop my springboard.
If you’ve read my review of Modern Combat: Sandstorm, then you know how much I praised the game. With gorgeous graphics, good solid controls, and an enjoyable but short storyline, Modern Combat: Sandstorm provides for an excellent FPS experience on the iDevice.
However, my only gripe with the near-perfect game was the lack of online multiplayer. Well folks, after nearly 3 months of waiting, Gameloft has finally pulled through! Local and online multiplayer has been added in this new and one heck of an update. 3 maps are currently offered, which support up to 4 players in solo or team matches. Performance on my 3GS has been surprisingly good, with minimal lag experienced. Needless to say, this is one heck of an update. One of the best FPSes on the iDevice just got better. Modern Combat: Sandstorm is highly recommended if you still haven’t picked up a copy yet. Go Go Go!
Gameloft, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, $4.99, 209 MB
Update: There have been widespread reports of players encountering the dreaded UPNP error when attempting to connect to a network. Personally, I was able to “fix” this by turning Airplane mode on on my iPhone. If this doesn’t work for you, try enabling/disabling your bluetooth as well. Hopefully, Gameloft will have this sorted out shortly.
When I think back on rhythm games, one of the first that comes to mind is PaRappa the Rapper on the good ol’ PS1. When I think of contemporary examples, Guitar Hero,its offsprings and rip-offs come to mind. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, its undeniable that Rock Band (one of the more popular offsprings of Guitar Hero) has left its imprint on all the consoles. Now, the oft’ copied Rock Band has migrated to the palms of eager iDevice gamers.