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New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and more

The new fighting game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars has landed on the App Store just in time for the Power Rangers reboot which hits theaters today. Legacy Wars allows fans to play as a variety of legendary Rangers and villains from Angel Grove and beyond.

Family Guy gets its own match-3 mobile title

Family Guy- Another Freakin' Mobile Game

Jam City has opened pre-registration for Family Guy- Another Freakin' Mobile Game. iOS, Amazon and Facebook users can sign up here, and Google Play users can sign up here. We already know that Another Freakin' Mobile Game really means "another freakin' match-3 title," since the game has already soft launched in the Philippines. The game's official App Store description reads:

iPad mini 2 discontinued as 9.7-inch iPad becomes Apple's most affordable tablet

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In a quiet iPad refresh this week Apple removed the iPad mini 2 from its website in favor of a more affordable 9.7-inch model. The newly released iPad replaced not only the iPad Air 2, but it is also now the cheapest available model starting at $329. The iPad mini 4 remains as Apple's last remaining 7.9-inch tablet.

Apple announces new $329 iPad to replace iPad Air 2

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Apple today quietly announced a new $329 iPad to replace the aging iPad Air 2. Simply called "iPad," the new 9.7-inch tablet is a slightly heavier and bulkier model with recycled hardware. It ships with the same same A9 chip that powers Apple's current iPhone models, and it does not include new features, such as the Smart Connector. The new iPad is around 20% thicker (7.5mm) than the iPad Air 2 and it weighs 1 pound. The iPad Air 2 is a slimmer 6.1mm model that weighs 0.96 pounds.

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New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Capcom classics and more

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It was a big week for the App Store. Not only did Apple unveil a new store front highlighting indie games, but quite a few interesting titles were released for iOS devices. Capcom ported two of its arcade classics, 1942 and Ghosts'n Goblins, to mobile devices. Both notoriously difficult games were updated with a "casual mode" for easier game play and new touch controls. The World War 2 vertical shooter 1942 is available for $1.99 and Ghosts'n Goblins is only $0.99.

Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion gets a release date for the iPad

As promised, Feral Interactive has announced that the Rome: Total War expansion Barbarian Invasion is coming to the iPad on March 28th. The new chapter is a standalone campaign that takes place three centuries after Total War. The game follows an overstretched Roman Empire who must contend with warring tribes and religious tensions as three major religions fight for dominance.

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:

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.

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