Konami’s recently released PowerPros 2013 World Baseball Classic for iPhone has dropped to free for a limited time (previously $4.99). This is the second instalment on iOS following POWER PROS TOUCH and the game is based on the popular baseball series from Japan - Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū. PowerPros 2013 features 2 game modes (exhibition and championship) and you get to choose from 16 “world” teams, which pack over 400 of the worlds best players. If you’re a fan of this long running baseball video game series or just baseball games in general, be sure to grab this one while it’s still free.
I’m not really a fan of electronic golf games. In fact, the more realistic they are, the less interested I am. Mini-golf games, on the other hand, can be quite entertaining given the right dash of something. In the case of Wonderputt, it’s the way the holes are set up. I’m not just talking about level design, either. It’s great fun simply watching the course get created! Let me explain…
The first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament begins tonight (between the 12th – 16th seeded teams) and if you’re a college hoops fan, the official NCAA March Madness Live app is definitely for you. March Madness Live lets you follow all 67 games in the tournament, giving you up-to-the-minute player/team stats, along with live radio and video feeds to the games. Unlike last year though, NCAA now charges $3.99 for live video streaming to your web browser, iDevices and other smartphones. So if you want to enjoy the road to the Final Four on your iPhone or iPad, you can enable video streaming with an in-app purchase. It should also be noted that this feature is only available to those residing in the US.
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Round 1 of the PGA TOUR Championship in Atlanta, GA got under way earlier today (Keegan Bradley’s leading by 2 strokes) and EA Mobile’s celebrating the event by dropping Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 to free on both the iPhone and iPad. Having recently received a major update, PGA Tour 12 has been graced with improved gameplay performance and accuracy, the ability to earn free Pro Shop cash for playing the Closest to the Pin Challenge and much more. If Golf is right up your alley (or at least virtual golf), be sure to grab this quality freebie before it’s too late.
Remember Touchgrind, the excellent skateboard simulator? My fingers still dance awkward steps across my iPod when I’m looking up hard dictionary words like ‘cluster’ and ‘shill’ ’cause Touchgrind rocked them to the memory core. It made this crappy sk8tR into something special, and kept my hands busy in the best ways possible. Well, come this Spring, Illusian Labs will release its sequel, Touchgrind BMX. The same sort of free style physics will get things going on pipes and over rails from the relative safety of your iDevice. That means no more pinchin’ the biscuit. For now, enjoy the above video. We’ll have more as it comes.
Wanna get prepped for Touchgrind BMX on one of the iDevice’s first truly innovative titles? Check out Touchgrind now!
It’s hard to really imagine anything new in a sports video game. Overall, we have our range of titles from the absolutely arcade-y ones to the die-hard real-life simulations, though the principal generally stays the same. But every once in a while a stroke of genius hits a developer in the head (usually an indie one) and we get a unique perspective on a well-known sport. This time, that resulted in Flick Golf! – truly, golf reinvented!
When EA announced they were changing the name of their long running basketball franchise from NBA Live to NBA Elite, as well as improving the games’ quality, fans of the series were excited for the possibilities. After the recent announcement that the first game to bare the new title was being cancelled only days before its expected console release, the same fans were left with the option of waiting another year for its arrival or take the opportunity to get small and pick it up on their iDevice. Is the compact version enough to hold fans over for another year, or should it have been ejected from this year’s lineup as well?
I’ve admitted it before and I’ll admit it again: I am Canadian. And yes, I love hockey. With the preseason just weeks away, I’m like a kid on Christmas eve. Coinciding perfectly with the upcoming season is the latest on ice offering from 2K Sports. Their NHL 2K series has been a favourite of mine from the start. That said, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of the recently released NHL 2K11. Read on to see if their efforts get them the cup, or time in the box.
Would that I had this app a week ago when brake/alignment/power train troubles rocked my wife’s borrowed steed. We got on well enough, but my inept fixes cost us an hour of time in the saddle. Bike Repair may be categorised ‘Sports’ at the App Store, but I think it occupies a higher niche altogether: a utility/sport/productivity/lifesaving God almighty blessed app. Bikers should love it especially whilst on the road and offline. From kids bikes to Cyclocross racers, just about every contemporary bicycle is covered in its tutorials. So too is all major bicycle maintenance – that is, apart from wireless iPhone bicycle speakers! There are 90 quality images to help you through mundane maintenance and lots of helpful fixing hints.
And thanks be to Colagno, Bike Repair costs a mere 199 pennies and is modelled on good ol’ Canadian bikes from designer, Opus Bike. From one former Opus rider to a current Opus rider, I say thank you Atomic Softwares, this is one hot app.
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I am a bona fide backyard badminton player who just happens to graduate to university team play in both Canada and Japan. As for strings, I’ve done ‘em all: second, third, and first but I prefer tightly stretched titanium. A cursory glance at the Super Badminton 2010 (SB010) menu reveals all the trappings of good tournament badminton. Unfortunately, it also misses most of the meat.