Today is the last day you can buy Sid Meier's Civilization VI for the iPad for only $30. After today the full price of the game will double to $60. Civilization VI for the iPad is a full port of the popular strategy title. It is not a mobile version, or some kind of spinoff. It is the same game you would play on the Mac or PC, and it has been receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from both critics and players.
After a busy week leading up to the holidays, the App Store has been relativity quiet since submissions were reopened to developers. The biggest title released in 2018 so far has been the popular Steam title, Antihero. The digital board game allows players to build a thieves' guild by looting the rich in the Victorian era. Players must recruit a gang of different unsavory characters to snatch up as many valuables as possible before their opponent. Antihero is available on the App Store for $3.99.
Antihero is one of the first games to land on the App Store since the 2017 holiday shutdown. The "digital board" game is described as "a rather superb single and multiplayer turn-based strategy game for the discerning gamer." In Antihero you control a thieves' guild in attempt to outsmart your opponents in the Victorian underworld. You can bribe, blackmail and assassinate your way to the top while upgrading your guild to build the most powerful gang of thugs, assassins and other various unsavory characters.
Aspyr Media has raised the bar and price of premium App Store titles by releasing a full port of the PC strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization VI for the iPad. The game and first 60 turns are free, but it is a whopping $60 ($30 until January 4th) to unlock the full game. This is not a mobile version or some kind of sequel, but the full PC title on your iPad. You can download Civilization VI now for the iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro.
Civilization Revolution and Civilization Revolution 2 for iOS were two of the casualties of 64-bit appocalypse. This means there are currently no Civ Rev titles available for newer devices on the App Store, until today. Sid Meier's Civilization VI was just launched for the iPad, but it's $60... Yes, $60!
Aspyr Media released a full port of the the popular strategy series to iOS. This is not a mobile version, or some kind of spinoff, but a full touch-screen version of the popular PC title.
Apple will allow developers to create cross-platform apps for the iPhone, iPad and Mac sometime next year, according to Bloomberg.
Currently developers have to develop two versions of the same app to work on both iOS and macOS. This tends to lead to developers neglecting Mac apps or not creating them at all, leaving the Mac App Store a virtual "ghost town." Bloomberg points to the Mac Twitter client as an example. The iOS version is regularly updated while the Mac version lags behind and is considered substandard by most users. Apple's new developer tools will allow the iPad, iPhone and Mac versions of the Twitter app will to receive the same updates at the same time.
The best feature on Facebook is the "Unfollow" option. It allows users to avoid messy situations by unfollowing a person's posts without having to unfriend them. This is great if you don't mind never hearing from that person on Facebook ever again, but it is not a great solution for when you want to temporarily ignore someone. Today Facebook introduced a new Snooze option that allows you to remove a person, group or page from your news feed for a limited time.
The holiday rush to submit apps before the iTunes Connect holiday shutdown has begun. Several big titles such as Fez Pocket Edition, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty and Ace Attorney INVESTIGATIONS were all released to the App Store this week.
WWE released yet another free-to-play fighting game to the App Store. WWE Mayhem is a lot like WWE Immortals but with more realistic characters from the WWE roster. Instead of over-the-top wrestlers who resemble superheroes, each wrestler has his own "superstar" class like brawler or high-flyer. Players can participate in tag-team and weekly events, and unlock different WWE Legends and Superstars like John Cena, The Rock, Andre the Giant, Triple H, Xavier Woods, AJ Styles, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Fez, and its designer Phil Fish, have an interesting place in video game and social media history, but politics aside, the puzzle-platformer is considered one the best indie titles for almost every current platform. It has been released to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, Linux, OS X, Android and now it is finally available on the App Store.
Redbox has announced a new on demand streaming service which is coming to Apple TV "in the coming weeks," according to BestAppleTV.com. Redbox On Demand is different from the company's subscription service Redbox Instant. Speaking to Variety, Redbox CEO Galen Smith described the new service as a "natural extension” of the company's rental kiosks. Customers can rent movies and television shows from $1.99 to $3.99 and purchase digital copies for $9.99.