While the iPad has no camera, it CAN take pictures via an external camera, i.e., the iPhone. Camera-A (iPad: 1$) and Camera-B (iPhone: FREE) are two clever apps designed by developer Yusuke Sekikawa which mate Apple’s devices for wireless photography over WiFi or Bluetooth. The iPad controls the photography through the iPhone’s lens. Right, so why not just take the photos with your iPhone? The answer is here: because the iPad has no camera…
If that does it for you, be sure to check out Sekikawa’s apps here:
Yusuke sekikawa, CAMERA-A – $0.99 (iPad)
Yusuke sekikawa, CAMERA-B – Free (iPhone)
MotionPortrait Inc, the bright minds behind the unique and innovative photo apps PhotoSpeak and HourFace, have taken their photo-to-animation technology and created ZombieBooth. With ZombieBooth, you can turn yourself or family/friends into blood-thirsting zombies:
MotionPortrait’s cutting-edge technology takes a still photo and turns it into a living, breathing 3D movie that snaps and bays for brains right there on the iPhone screen.
Once you’ve selected your desired image from the camera roll, your “victim” will soon be turned into a 3D model of a zombie. You can then interact with your new friend by dragging a finger around the screen and even let him/her/it take a nibble or two! If you enjoyed MotionPortraits’ previous apps or always wondered what kind of zombie your ex would make, ZombieBooth is certainly worth a look. Video and more info after the gap.
MotionPortrait, Inc., ZombieBooth: Alive in 3D photo – $0.99
Gameloft have revealed their starting lineup for tomorrow’s release of the iPad. Not surprisingly, they include some of their best selling games, including:
- Asphalt 5 HD
- Dungeon Hunter HD
- Let’s Golf HD
- Modern Combat: Sandstorm HD
- N.O.V.A. – Near Orbital Vanguard Alliance HD
- NFL 2010 HD
- Real Soccer 2010 HD
- Uno HD
Judging from the video above, it looks like we’ll be seeing much improved graphics compared to their iPhone/iPod Touch counterparts, as well as the implementation of the multitouch interface into the gameplay. And with the iPad’s relatively large screen size (compared to that of the iPhone), it may take some time for gamers to get used to holding the device like a virtual controller. Full press release after this space.
If you’ve been keeping up with some of the unboxing and video reviews for the iPad, you’ll likely have seen the Marvel Comics app (briefly) in action. Well, now that Apple have let loose the iPad apps in iTunes almost 2 days ahead of launch date, the much hyped Marvel app can actually be downloaded for your iPhone and iPod Touch this very moment.
Introducing the MARVEL COMICS app, a revolutionary new way to experience the Marvel Universe on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes! Download hundreds of comic books featuring your favorite characters -— including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more — on your mobile device with the touch of a button. You’ll experience Marvel’s greatest series and stories like never before, with your choice of guided view (an animated, panel-by-panel path through the comic), or by using regular device controls to zoom and pan your way through pages of sizzling story and amazing artwork!
I’ve checked out the app on my iPhone for about 20 minutes and so far I’m really impressed with what I’ve seen. Reading a comic via the panel-by panel approach works surprisingly well and the overall interface is well done. So far, there are 5 comics you can download for FREE (Captain America, Amazing Spider Man etc.) and the price seems to be set at $1.99 for all the current in-app comic purchases. As good as the app looks thus far on the iPhone, it’s not hard to image just how much BETTER Marvel Comics will be on the much larger screen of the iPad.
Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Comics – FREE
Gamevil’s highly anticipated sequel Zenonia 2 has finally hit the App Store. Zenonia, arguably one of the best Action RPGs for the iDevice, makes its return with a bang and this follow up looks to improve upon its predecessor in every aspect.
ZENONIA 2: The Lost Memories has been highly enhanced in every aspect compared to the original. Full character and control customization, four characters following individual epic storylines, three different modes, asynchronous online PvP feature and an extended world of ZENONIA guarantee greater enjoyment!
Fans of Zenonia will undoubtedly be snapping up this extremely promising sequel in a heart beat. At $4.99, RPG gamers could be looking at another awesome bargain – one that’ll give ‘em hours of button mashin’ gameplay. Be sure to look for our review in the coming days!
Gamevil, Zenonia 2: Lost Memories – $4.99
When it comes to action games (or any genre for that matter), nothing beats a sexy protagonist kicking major ass. On the iDevice, we’ve seen Mary Dubois of Garter & Ghouls prey on the undead, while Daisy Mae feast on Aliens in Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet. Well, thanks to developer doublesix, there’s a new heroine in town and she goes by the name Babeorella.
Half way through her 5 year mission to bring love to the universe Babeorella crash lands on a stray asteroid. Unfortunately, this particular asteroid was a secret killer robot base and she now has to fight for her life against a never ending horde of deadly mechanical monsters. Babeorella is no ordinary lady though, equipped with an array of weapons for just such an occasion the robots will have a tough time taking her out.
A space babe who’s wearing nothing but pick-me-up boots/hot pants AND on a mission to bring love to the universe? It seems as though doublesix’s latest App Store addition is off to a good start already. In terms of gameplay, attacks are divided into: close combat (kicks and punches), mid-range (whip and hammer) and Long Range (pistols and other artillery). Want to see Babeorella in action and kick some robot tail? Video trailer after the break!
doublesix, Babeorella – $2.99
Sweet news from Line 6. The MIDI Memo Recorder is a free piece of software which saves custom midi interface settings and records sessions to the iDevice. This ain’t another class lecture interface, it is a professional touring/recording software/hardware interface for musicians. MIDI has been a longtime standard in effects mastering and creation for many musicians. The best part now, however, is that it goes mobile and even works as a backup settings organiser in case of gear breakage. While the software can be downloaded now, the MIDI Mobilizer hardware attachment won’t be available till “Spring 2010″ – gotcha…
Line 6, MIDI Memo Recorder – Free
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Caligo Chaser, a game set in the sexy future – or is it the past? — is a stunning hybrid beat ‘em up full of anime babes, fast action, and quick quests. Fans of button mashers and JRPG’s should enjoy this shy-of-300-pennies arcader. Truth be known, I’ve been getting blisters on my thumbs and it’s high time just to let you know of this bad boy. It comes from Com2uS, so expect a goodly dose of polish and graphical pizzazz seen in some of their other hits such as Inotia 2 and Heavy Gunner 3D.
As for our previous coverage of Caligo Chaser, ChiffaN recently did a hands-on preview (with gameplay footage) and found it to be “an excellent game and a real contender to take the beat-em-up RPG crown away from Hybrid: Eternal Whisper“.
Com2uS Inc., Caligo Chaser – $2.99
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Update: Our review of Street Fighter IV is now live on TMA.
Street Fighter, one of the biggest and most popular gaming franchises around, has finally landed at the App Store. Released earlier today for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Capcom’s highly anticipated Street Fighter IV will surely please fans of the series and those who enjoy round after round of combat mayhem. Some of the features include:
- Fight as eight Street Fighter characters in seven different environments.
- Full move sets including Unique Attacks, Special Moves, Focus Attacks, Super Combos and Ultra Combos.
- For a true arcade experience, battle head-to-head on Bluetooth against friends and foes alike.
- Robust “Dojo” boot camp transforms neophytes into Street Fighter masters in five in-depth lessons.
It’s no secret that the iDevice has yet to see a must-have fighting game on the platform. From the early (and positive) buzz however, it seems as though Capcom has taken care of business and put together a very playable and solid mobile version of the lengenadary fighter. The initial price of $9.99 may seem a bit steep to some, but for hardcore fans, this should be an easy buy. Gameplay video after the break!
CAPCOM, STREET FIGHTER IV – $9.99
Not sure what it’s all about as my Chinese is no better than my aptitude for good humour. But, I can tell that MortgagePRO isn’t your typical mortgage app – it’s for professionals wishing to bolster their career, their portfolio, and their earnings. It connects to Hong Kong’s largest and most influential banks to give up to the date rates and (presumably) more. Right, so I’m sure there are worse ways to doff a grand, but I can’t think of any at the moment. Certainly if you can make a little (or a lot) of extra dosh from mortgage trading, you probably have a natural aptitude for missing over-priced iDevice finance apps which undoubtedly have cheaper, less gimmicky alternatives.
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