New on iOS App Store: Free App of the Week and Editors’ Choice

Apple has quietly launched two new weekly promotions/sub-categories on the App Store: Free App of the Week and Editors’ Choice. The former – as the name implies – features an app that will go free for an entire week, and Cut the Rope: Experiments for the iPhone (as $0.99) and iPad (was $1.99) is the promo’s very first selection (Apple tweeted CtR: Experiments as their #FreeAppoftheWeek). The latter meanwhile, has replaced the weekly feature formerly known as the iPhone and iPad App of the Week. This week’s selections are Extreme Skater and Facebook Camera for the iPhone and SketchBook Ink and Air Mail for the iPad.

As for the Mac App Store, while there doesn’t appear to a Free App of the Week up for grabs, there are two current Editors’ Choice Mac apps: Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Cobook. Be sure to grab the excellent Cut the Rope: Experiments now for your iDevice(s).

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [Aug. 1 – 7]

There are two situations that make this article tough to write – a lack of interesting game releases or a plethora of them.  Fortunately, this week fell into the latter category, so if a game you felt was noteworthy didn’t make the list, don’t feel too bad.  I’m sure I considered it.  First up is the late arrival of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions, a turn based tactical strategy / RPG game from SquareEnix that’s actually a port of a PSP game.  Next comes my personal interest, Cut The Rope: Experiments.  I didn’t even know this game was headed my way, but I was a huge fan of the first one and have high hopes for this sequel.  Action / RPG nuts might want to check out Ragnarok Violet, the single player iOS version of a popular online RPG.  Finally there’s Sly Vs Sly, a game for the folks that want to see what the lighter side of the spy business is like.  If you think the game looks a LOT like Spy Vs. Spy you’re not alone, but I’d be willing to take a chance on this one even if it does eventually get pulled.

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