The final nails of the terrestrial television coffin are slowly being hammered in as the major networks and sporting leagues drag their feet to offer more affordable live streaming options. Today, during Disney's earnings release, chairman and CEO Bob Iger may have sped up the end of traditional television by announcing ESPN Plus. The struggling network will roll out an updated ESPN app to target "cord-nevers," according to CNBC.
Raw Fury's 2D "metroidvania" platformer, Dandara, is now available on almost every available platform, including the Nintendo Switch, Steam and the Apple App Store. It is another premium title priced at $14.99, but based on critic reviews it is worth every penny.
The iOS version features unique touch controls as you defy gravity in the rotating world called Salt. You play as the heroine named Dandara who bounces around the ceiling and walls like Spider-Man. Dandara's mission is to save Salt -- which is on the brink of collapse after its free spirited citizens have became oppressed.
Square Enix has released another Final Fantasy title to the App Store. The Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia release coincides with the launch of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on PlayStation 4. The mobile launch includes special in-game offers through February for those who download the game and register. This includes 5,000 in-game gems, additional gems each day for the first 20 days, and more. You can download Dissidia now for free in the US.
Super Bowl LII is set for February 4th at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots at 6:00 PM EST. This year the game is being broadcast by NBC. You can download the NBC Sports app on your iPad, or point your web browser to nbcsports.com. You do now need to authenticate a pay TV account through the app or nbcsports.com. The stream will also be available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Xbox and smart TVs.
President Donald Trump is set to give his first State of the Union address today (Tuesday, Jan. 30) at 9 p.m. ET.. The theme of the night is expected to be about "‘a safe, strong and proud America," according to NBC News. The address will be broadcast on all major networks, and live streamed on several broadcast apps. Here's a list of apps you can download to watch on iPad, iPhone or Apple TV:
The delayed Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is now available for pre-order on the Apple App Store. Square Enix originally announced that the console title would make its way to mobile devices back in November last year, but it never materialized. However, today the RPG popped up on the App Store for pre-order with an expected Feb 9, 2018 release date. There is also a planned release for Windows listed for early 2018.
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle has landed early on the US App Store. The game will launch worldwide on April 14. It is a swiping puzzle title where players must slide Jason Voorhees around a tiled game board to kill camp counselors. The game features 8 different episodes with with over 100 puzzles, weapons and different Jasons to unlock, reflex-based kills and more. Killer Puzzle is free-to-play with the option to purchase additional skins and weapons.
After discovering icons that hinted at upcoming Siri features for Apple's HomePod, Brazilian technology writer Filipe Espósito has found references to something called, "modern iPad" in the code strings of the first iOS 11.3 developer beta. While this could just be a placeholder in the code, the discovery adds weight to previous rumors that Apple plans to launch a new iPad Pro with Face ID.