Mobile games based on the popular Warhammer franchise have seen a big improvement ever since Games Workshop begun licensing the IP to other developers. Third-party game studios have been busy pumping out steady stream of popular Warhammer titles, such as Regicide, to Steam and the Apple App Store, and more Warhammer games are in the works. For example, developer Slitherine plans to follow up its Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon with a spinoff titled, Da Orks.
The popular iPad document reader LiquidText received its first major update on Monday. The app allows users to read and edit a variety of documents, such as PDFs or PowerPoint presentations. Users can also use the app to keep notes, pull out excerpts, export and share files and more.
Version 2.0 of LiquidText adds the ability to work with multiple documents at once. You can now easily drag and drop the documents you want to view into your workspace within the app and view them side-by-side. You can then annotate multiple documents at once, pull out and exchange excerpts between documents and search across all the documents. The update also allows you to write comments and notes for more than one document.
Developer Telltale Games has put itself on the map by releasing episodic game series based on popular franchises, such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and MInecraft. The company plans to continue its success by releasing a game based on DC's Batman, and continuing with its flagship Walking Dead series.
Job J Stauffer, Head of Creative Communications for Telltale announced on Sunday that Batman - The Telltale Series will launch sometime this summer, followed by The Walking Dead Season 3 in the fall. It is unknown if this is the official name of the Batman game, but Telltale is not known for using the most creative titles.
Apple today has released a new build of iOS 9.3.2 for iPad Pro models after the company pulled the update due to user complaints. The new version carries the build number 13F72, and it can now be downloaded over-the-air to any 9.7-inch iPad Pro model.
Apple today sent out invites for its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. WWDC 2016 will take place from June 13th until to June 17, and the main keynote will be held on the first day at 10:00 AM PST. Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS , Mac OS X, tvOS and watchOS at the event.
The fun of Kickstarter is funding a new product you think you will enjoy, but just for kicks let's look at a few successful Kickstarter campaigns that brought us three interesting new iPad products.
Transform your iPad Pro into a spiral bound notebook
Sketchbook raised over $6,000 on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo back in March. The iPad Pro case gives your tablet a sketchbook-like look with its wire binding and Leather surface. It also includes a hard plastic middle and microfibre lining to protect your iPad from drops and scratches. The creators of Sketchbook goal was to retain the special bond artists and designers have with a sketchbook without making the iPad look fragile or inexpensive. To do this they used a customized wire spine made from 1.35mm reinforced formed steel. The result is a retro looking iPad case that does not sacrifice protection for fashion. The Sketchbook case for the iPad Pro is available in 3 colors for $25 through indiegogo.com.
This week saw the return of three popular franchises, and a long awaited re-release of a classic RPG to the Apple App Store. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has received another App Store title. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends pits Leonardo against the forces of Kraang, as the mutant brain attempts to terraform the Earth into Dimension X. Players can recruit the original Turtles and their pals to takedown Kraang and his evil henchmen. The game features 30 TMNT characters to unlock and an all-new chapter based on this summer’s blockbuster, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, in theaters June 3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends is available for free on the App Store.
The beloved Square Enix RPG, Romancing SaGa 2, has finally been released in English for iOS devices. The game, which was originally launched for the Super Famicom system in Japan, has been remastered with new graphics and touch-based controls. The fifth game in the 'SaGa' series is known for its compelling resource management and combat systems, plus open ended gameplay. The official App Store description boasts, "no two players will experience the story in the same way".
In Romancing SaGa 2, players assume the role as different emperors or empresses over the years as they try to manage their resources and expand their capital. Players must acquire funds through battle in an effort to develop more equipment and spells as they seek to dominate the Empire and make their mark in history.
ComiXology has officially launched its monthly subscription service for comic book readers. Like Marvel Unlimited, ComiXology Unlimited offers access to thousands of comic books for $6/month. The App Store changelog notes that you can "read thousands of comics, graphic novels and manga as part of your subscription," but it doesn't mention you only get access to back issues from smaller publishers, such as Dark Horse and Image. While this means you will be able to read popular titles like The Walking Dead, you will still need to buy your major titles from Marvel or DC individually. Unless of course you're signed up for Marvel's own subscription service. Unfortunately DC hasn't received the memo about subscription services, yet.
Edit button? Nope. Twitter did not roll out the number one user requested feature, instead today the company announced that images, GIFs, videos and replies would no longer count towards a user's 140 charcater limit. Over the years Twitter has introduced a variety of new features that has allowed users to share their thoughts in more than just words, but every image or video attached to a tweet currently counts against the character limit. This is a problem in a crowded social media world where using an image, or clever GIF is almost mandatory to get your tweets noticed.