- Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. 3 crash lands onto the iPhone and iPad
- Angry Birds reaches 1 Billion downloads milestone [Video]
- iOS and Mac Deals o’ the Day – May 9th
- 10 New App Store Games To Watch [April 30 - May 6]
Posted: 09 May 2012 12:42 PM PDT
While Gameloft has been fairly quiet with new App Store offerings of late, the publisher has dropped the big one today with the release of the highly anticipated N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance. The first two N.O.V.A’s are widely considered to be among the best FPSes on iOS and the third instalment raises the stakes further by using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. Among some of its technical highlights include “real-time shadow and lights, particle system and ragdoll physics”. Compared to the similarly styled Crysis games, N.O.V.A 3 takes place 4 months after the hit sequel and features 10 levels across the galaxy, multiple weapons and powers and 6 multiplayer modes that supports up to 12 players.
The game appears to be iDevice friendly as it supports even the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd gen and iPad 1. N.O.V.A 3 (a 1.57 GB download) has already been released on the New Zealand App Store and should be making its way across other stores (including US) later in the day. Video trailers and more info after the gap.
Gameloft, N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance - $9.99
Posted: 09 May 2012 10:55 AM PDT
Rovio has just announced that Angry Birds has reached the 1 billion mark for downloads – this includes all 4 games across multiple platforms: Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Space.
A little over a week ago, Angry Birds Space became the fastest growing mobile game as it hit 50 million downloads in only 35 days. And to put the 1 billion into perpective, the Apple App Store with its 600,000+ apps reached 25 billion downloads back in March. Despite the fact that it does include the Windows, Mac, Android and other platforms, that’s still 4 games with 1/25 of all iOS downloads! Check out the Angry Birds 1 billion downloads video after the break.
Posted: 09 May 2012 10:13 AM PDT
Looking for the latest app sales and deals for the iPhone, iPad and Mac? Here's our roundup today for the most recent freebies and price drops that are worth checking out. As always, they're only good for a very limited time.
Posted: 09 May 2012 07:13 AM PDT
Along with everything else this week, there were a nice variety of games featuring one form or another of the undead. The Tossing Dead combines two of my favorite things on the iPhone: Fruit Ninja style mechanics and zombies. Explosive weapons, a comic book style storyline and a chimpanzee sidekick don't hurt the equation, either. If strategy is more you might try Brainsss, the premier effort from Lonely Few. This squad based game gives you the chance to do something you don't get to do very often – control the zombies instead of the humans. Finally, if you're more into the macabre there's Dark Legends, the third offering in the Legends series of 3D MMOs from Spacetime Studios. You still get to play on the same servers as anyone else on any device that supports a compatible client, but this time around your avatar of choice is of the vampire persuasion.
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