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Heavy Gunner 3D is out and serving up 3D action for alien-blasting fans. The action takes place in a cockpit behind dual turrets. Com2uS paid special attention to making killing alien scum fun and intuitive, so apart from pretty nice graphics, Heavy Gunner has a lot of great upgrades and a pretty solid control scheme to recommend it other than its dubbing as ‘Matrix Revolution gunning’ for the iDevice. TouchMyApps will be looking at it later this week, so keep your eyes peeled for our trigger-friendly review. Till then, feel free to discuss Heavy Gunner 3D in our forums.
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Gaming internet cafes litter every block of Seoul and gamers litter the populace. Kids, teens, grannies – each could handily beat me at any of the following: Tetris, WOW, Pong, and maybe even Epyx’s amazing shooter, Electrocop, though that one isn’t really multiplayer. Well, now the gaming nation has one more reason to keep its thumbs in good shape: the Korean Supreme Court has ruled that online items gotted from online gaming can legally be bartered for cold hard cash.
Google’s OS totin’ phones have another reason to rejoice in early 2010: the ever-popular Homerun Battle 3D will make its way to the Android platform. Com2uS have published many games for a variety of mobile platforms, but Homerun will be their first Android release. It is also a great title to start from; it already has more than 400 000 registered users on the iPhone and with Com2uS’ pledge to support cross-platform play, the Android release should be great. More titles are promised to follow from the mobile software giant, and hopefully, a host of other cross-platform games.
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Christmas is coming to the AppStore and a lot of publishers are going all-out to win over the hearts of gamers this holiday season. Chillingo have just released Seed 1– the competitor to Com2uS’ excellent Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone. And like its recent rival, it reaches high – to wrest the action/RPG crown into its own hands.
You needn’t have lived under a rock for the last year to be ignorant of Inotia’s creator, Com2uS – you just need to have been removed to Antarctica about 10 years ago. Of course, Com2uS have more under their bonnets than just the excellent RPG series. They have quite a few celebrated App Store hits: Baseball Slugger 3D, Sniper VS Sniper, Baseball Superstars – to name but a few. Well, just before Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone’s debut, I visited the Com2uS headquarters in Seoul, South Korea’s Silicon Valley and met with two fine gentlemen: Joony Koo and Andrew Park, who are are bigger gamers in one day than I am in a month of Sundays.
Since its grand opening, the AppStore has seen quite a number of Action/jRPG titles. Unfortunately, only a few are worth mentioning. Apart from Zenonia and more recently, Hybrid, only one other highly acclaimed title roamed App Store: the successful Chronicles of Inotia. So it’s no wonder Com2uS conjured up a sequel just in time for Christmas.
Update: Our review of Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone can be found here
Over the weekend, The Chronicles of Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone bust into the App Store to confirm its spot among the best RPGs in the App Store. TouchMyApps’ review is forthcoming and we have one of our best men on the job, but suffice it to say that among the oft’ short-lived, simple anime RPGs, Luone sheds some serious skin. One of its best features is incredibly long play time which busts through dozens of hours of story play and many more on side quests. But when you’ve sussed the entire thing, Online Match-up mode is sure to pique your interest. Thank you Com2uS for continuing to innovate!
Keep an eye out for it among the hallowed in our featured article: The App Store’s Best RPG.
Want to win a copy of Inotia:Wanderer of Luone ? Details after the break!
Yesterday, we posted about EA and Gameloft’s great price drops. And as promised, we here at TouchMyApps have compiled a comprehensive round up of apps that are currently on sale for the Thanksgiving weekend. With loads of awesome games and non-game apps that can be had on the cheap (include FREE ones), I’m sure you’ll find something that’ll be worth your while and even tickle your fancy. We’ll be updating this list often, so be sure to follow up for latest price drops! Updates are denoted with **
To all who celebrate this holiday, the entire crew at TouchMyApps wish you a fantastic and safe Thanksgiving!
HOT: Chillingo’s Super Shock Football FREE for 1 Day!
Roundup Updated: 5:39 PM EST Nov 27th
(Spoiler Alert): I was at Com2uS the other day:(/Spoiler Alert), chatting it up with 2 of the software-maker’s coolest 350 employees and we got chewing about money. It could have been that they wanted me to pay for their drinks: who knows; but nevertheless, we chatted nearly endlessly about dosh. Evidently, economic down-times mean sometimes lucrative trends for game producers. Of course this isn’t news, per se — board game manufacturers too, have seen increases in family gaming sales — but it is an interesting point to ponder.
Ahh, the joys of hurtling heavy lead missiles at both suspecting and unsuspecting enemies! Sniper Vs. Sniper isn’t your local arcade shooting game; you won’t find a great plot, nor impressive 3D cutscenes. But, those things only a pretty shooter do make; Sniper Vs Sniper is an interesting showcase, a game which pulls the trigger on excellent iDevice gaming manners, and better than ever, adds online killing into the mix.