Last week 2K Games teased that something new was coming for “BioShock.” Unfortunately, it is not a new game. What it does mean is that the beloved original game in the franchise is heading over to iOS platforms.
Later this summer, “BioShock” will release on iPhone and iPad though there is no specific date just yet. The touch-screen controls will definitely take some practice. Left screen touching is movement while right screen touching is shooting and aiming. Graphics will not look as they do on the original console version as they transition to mobile platforms. However, the iOS game will come with a digital art book.
The official price has not been announced but it has been described as a “premium-priced mobile game.” The mobile version was developed by 2K China.
“Injustice: Gods Among Us” is releasing a multiplayer mode! The iOS version of the game will bring a new mode to players that allows them to create and customize their own teams of DC heroes and villains to battle other players.
Each match awards multiplayer points to the winner and at the end of the Leaderboard Seasons each season. Tiered rewards will then be delivered to players based on the rankings they earn. The update allows players to receive gear to upgrade their character stats and performance based on their leaderboard ranking.
A new “Match Replay” option will also be available so that players can view finished multiplayer battles which allows you to develop strategies for subsequent fights.
Players who own the free-to-play mobile version as well as the console version can unlock material on the latter that’s only available on the former.
Microsoft Office has finally come to iPad. iOS users can now get Word, PowerPoint, and Excel designed “from the ground up” for the tablet. The best part is that users will not be required to use a keyboard or mouse to operate the apps.
Content and formatting of Office documents will be maintained whether you access them via computer, tablet, or phone. Documents can also be retrieved and accessed easily through Microsoft’s cloud service OneDrive.
The Office apps have both free and paid versions, downloadable via the App Store. The free version will allow users to read and view their documents; the paid version, accessible via an Office 365 subscription, will go one step further by allowing users to edit their documents. Subscribers can install Office for iPad on up to five devices, in addition to the five copies available for PC and Mac.
“This isn’t simply Office on another device,” Microsoft said in their announcement. “We thought a lot about what people want to do when they’re on their tablet, iPad functionality, and touch-first when we were building Office for iPad.”
Additionally, Office Mobile – which was previously free to Windows Phone users – is now also free for those using iPhones and Android devices.
Office for iPad is available for iPads running iOS 7.0 or later.
I am not ashamed to admit I have beat the HELL out of this game. I may be a gamer but I can admit my love for the LEGO games. Now, in case you already beat LEGO Star Wars on your consoles or don’t have a console and want a chance to play it, you are in luck. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is now available for iOS devices. And it is kind of free even.
The game features 120 characters and 36 levels, though only the story mode of Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is free to play. Other levels and features must be purchased in-game, either individually or in bundles. The Complete Saga is $14.99, while the Prequel Trilogy Bundle and Original Trilogy Bundles are $4.99 each. Whatever you buy, just be wary of anyone trying to sell you Death Sticks.
While the semi-free aspect is unfortunate, I can tell you this: buying the full game is SO worth it. Trust Me.
You can see the full Press Release below:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, LucasArts and the LEGO Group use the force to launch LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga for iOS
The franchise that kicked-off the hugely successful LEGO series of videogames, LEGO Star WarsTM is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
London, UK – 12th December, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, LucasArts and The LEGO Group today announced the release of the highly popular LEGO videogame franchise, LEGO® Star Wars ™: The Complete Saga, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices available now on the App Store.
Since its debut to console and handhelds in 2007, fans everywhere have enjoyed the award-winning LEGO Star Wars : The Complete Saga and now they can travel to distant galaxies far, far away as they play through their favourite moments from the films on-the-go.
“We are very proud and excited to make our acclaimed LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga available to iOS players,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games, Publishing. “With hundreds of character customisation options, a plethora of puzzles to solve, and vast worlds to explore, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for iOS will have mobile gamers enjoying endless hours of gameplay.”
In LEGO Star Wars : The Complete Saga for iOS, players can experience the epic adventures of all six films and unlock up to 120 characters, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. They can either play as their favourite Jedi Knight or Sith Lord, using the Force with their fingertips. With a tap or swipe of the finger, players can use the Force and fight a Lightsaber duel – either for or against the evil Empire!
Delivering 36 action-packed levels, players will be able to download the LEGO Star Wars app and play Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace story mode for free. All other Episodes and additional content are available for purchase, as well as other exciting in-game content such as special missions, levels, and modes.
Developed by TT Games , LEGO Star Wars : The Complete Saga is now available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.appstore.com/LEGOStarWarsTheCompleteSaga.
If only I knew this existed when I started learning French and German. Thanks to a new app for iOS, you can learn Spanish (and hopefully one day French and German) by doing something we all do whether you admit it or not. Looking at cat pictures.
CatAcademy ($0.99 in the App Store) was started by Ed Cooke, a co-founder of Memrise, one of the five most popular language learning tools. It incorporates Memrise techniques, such as spaced repetition, multiple test modes, and adaptation to your progress. According to the app, using cat photos allows users to create a strong association between the phrases and their meanings and alongside that, research suggests that cuteness, humor, and strong visuals make things more memorable.
Right now, it is only available in Cat Spanish but according to the makers, there are more in the works. Cat Spanish by CatAcademy ($0.99)
Also I just realized that most of the entries in “Geekery” section involves cats. Not even ashamed. That’s what happens when a crazy cat lady starts her own website. Here, enjoy my cats:
Square Enix recently announced their upcoming mobile game, “Final Fantasy Agito.” The announcement was in this week’s issue of Famitsu Magazine and it was revealed that the new release will be a free-to-play app for iOS and Android. Continue reading Final Fantasy Agito To Be Released On iOS and Android This Winter
Square Enix has announced their upcoming game, “Deadman’s Cross,” a free-to-play, mobile sequel to the recently released “Guardian Cross.” The new game is set in the midst of a zombie apocalypse where the zombies, known as Deadmen, have taken over the world as we know it. Players have to hunt the corpses down using a rifle, a deck of cards, and a new first-person perspective. Killing Deadmen will add them to your deck allowing you to use them in future battles. Continue reading Square Enix Unveils Card-Based Zombie RPG Deadman’s Cross