New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: #BoycottMCOC and more

Marvel: Contest of Champions

Marvel: Contest of Champions players are upset with Netmarble after the company acquired the game's developer Kabam. The uproar came after Kamam issued an update to the game that nerfed a number of heroes, and made other changes to even the playing field. The fans behind the "#BoycottMCOC Movement" have even sent out a press release, which you can read in its entirety here.

Kabam did apologize for the changes and a new update is in the works, but some fans do not believe they will address all the problems. You can read more about the MCOC controversy here, and learn why some fans are skeptical that their demands will be met.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends coming to iPad in March

The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Bethesda announced today that The Elder Scrolls: Legends is coming to the iPad on March 23rd. The official PC version of the strategy card game is also available to download starting today, and it will begin rolling out for other devices in a few weeks. Here's the complete schedule posted on the Bethesda blog:

New iPad Pro 2 theory points to April 4th release

Check availability

If you believe all the latest leaks and analyst predictions then Apple is gearing up to release at least 3 new iPad models sometime in the next few weeks. While most reports have indicated a March announcement, Steven Sande of Apple World Today believes Tim Cook and team are waiting until April 4th to launch their new iPad lineup.

Sande points to the current iPad Pro shipping times on as a sign that the iPad Pro 2 will be available on April 4th. Sande also notes that Apple may be waiting until their new spaceship headquarters in complete to hold their first major keynote of 2017. The new 175-acre campus called Apple Park is slated to open in early April.

Transform your iPad into a piano instructor with Skoove

Skoove with iPad

Skoove is a new app on the App Store that teaches users how to play the piano with over 250 interactive lessons and full courses. The iPad app not only promises to have you playing your "first melody in minutes," but it teaches the theory behind each song and the proper playing techniques. Skoove will also listen to your performance and give you feedback and tips on how to improve.

Apple launches two more iPad Pro ads ahead of rumored refresh

Apple this week released two more ads promoting the iPad Pro. The new ads are part of an ongoing iPad Pro campaign using real tweets from real people, addressing real problems that the tablet can solve. The first ad posted above highlights the note taking capabilities of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, while the second ad highlights all the other devices that the tablet can replace. You can watch the second ad posted below.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Dice with Ellen and more

Ellen DeGeneres has released her second(?) title to the App Store. The new game called Dice with Ellen allows players to compete against Ellen herself in Yahtzee-like matches to win prizes. Players can challenge other Ellen fans from around the world, compete in dice tournaments, or try to beat Ellen’s score in Ellen’s Lucky Dice Challenge. Other features include dice customization, Facebook support so you can go head-to-head against friends and family, in-game chats, awards and achievements.

Dice with Ellen is available for free on the App Store.

Sunless Sea gets a release date for the iPad

Sunless Sea

Failbetter Games' popular RPG Sunless Sea will be available for the iPad on March 23, according to Touch Arcade. The iOS version will include all additional content released for the original version, except the Zubmariner expansion. The game is being ported to the iPad by BlitWorks -- the creators of Don't Starve. Touch Arcade also noted that the mobile version will only support the iPad Pro at launch. It is unknown if a universal version of the game will be released at a later date. Failbetter's other iOS title Fallen London was originally released for both the iPhone and iPad.

Rumored 10.5-inch iPad to feature 2,224×1,668 display

iPad Pro with Keyboard

The 10.5-inch iPad Apple is allegedly planning to release in May will ship with a higher resolution than the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro model, according to Rhoda Alexander, Director Tablets and PCs, at IHS Markit (via Forbes). The rumored tablet will sport a 2,224×1,668 display with 264 ppi. This gives it a higher resolution than the 9.7-inch iPad Pro but same pixel density.


Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung today announced two new tablets the same morning Mobile World Congress 2017 is set to kick off in Barcelona, Spain. The South Korean company also announced that it would be holding its annual Unpacked event on March 29th. The smartphone-maker is expected to officially unveil the Galaxy S8 during the March keynote. You can watch the Unpacked 2017 teaser trailer at the bottom of this post.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch and more

After soft launching in New Zealand, Atari's latest RollerCoaster Tycoon title has landed on the US App Store. Unlike the recently released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, which was released as a premium title, RCT Touch is free to play with IAPs. In Touch, you must purchase and open card packs to build your theme park. The game features a coaster builder and track editor, missions to complete, and the ability to collect new cards to get different "coasters, rides, scenery and missions for your park," according to the App Store description.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch is available now on the App Store for all devices running iOS 9.0 or later.


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