Sure, your iPhone was assembled in China by workers who live on-site in dormitories, but what if it looked like you whittled it yourself out of a chunk of grandpappy’s nappin’ tree? The Wood S case from Evutech combines a wood veneer with Kevlar to give the iPhone a natural look with a moderate amount of protection.
Sega has released Demon Tribe, the latest free-to-play digital CCG to hit iOS. In the game, you collect demons to form a fighting team, which will battle against other players in multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBA), along with a single-player adventure that mimics a more RPG-like game. The game requires iOS 5 and an iPhone 4, 4th generation iPod touch, or any iPad, so even those with older gear can try it out.
Before there were audiobooks, there was Classics Illustrated, the series that took great works of literature and condensed them into comic book form. Now the beloved versions of these stories are coming to your mobile device via comiXology. The entire 120 issue run of Classics Illustrated will be published in the coming months, with titles such as The Three Muskateers and War of the Worlds available now.
Roaches have a long and storied history in video games. There’s Bad Mojo, and…uh…now Journey of a Roach, a point-and-click adventure where you explore a post-apocalyptic world in which, as we all know, the only things that will survive are roaches, Twinkies, and Keith Richards.
It’s an old story: a world-weary cop busts up a fight, saves a hooker with a heart of gold, and gets launched into a shadowy mystery with only his personal code to guide him. A classic noir story…except that the prostitute is a literally a fairy tale princess, he has to shake down Mr. Toad for info, and the detective? He used to be known as the Big Bag Wolf. Welcome to The Wolf Among Us, the newest episodic game from Telltale, based on the Fables comic book.
Telltale Games has announced the upcoming release of the second season of The Walking Dead video game for later this year. The game, which will feature Clementine as the playable protagonist, will be released later this year for Mac and PC. In addition, a “Game of the Year” version of the first season will be released for consoles in November.
DC Entertainment has announced a free-to-play mobile version of Batman: Arkham Origins. The game will be released around the same time as the console version on October 25th for Apple products, with an Android version to follow before the holidays. Via in-app purchase, you’ll be able to unlock possibly the greatest Batman costume of all: Red Son Batman.
The Mac version of the Dash for Growth DLC for Tropico 4 has had its release date pushed back to October 17th. Originally slated for an Oct 10th release, Dash for Growth features three new missions, each of which has a different focus: military, agricultural, and architectural.
Shoot your friends? There’s an app for that. An app and a pistol, actually, that convert your iPhone, iPod touch, or Android device into a real-world first person shooter. The creator of App Tag has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the second version of the app and peripheral, with backer benefits that include an upgrade kit and a two-player pack in time for the holidays.
In today’s Apple story that probably doesn’t affect anyone you know, Julian Robertson, a semi-retired hedge fund manager revealed that he dropped all his stock in Apple after reading the Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. Robertson came to the conclusion that while Jobs was a genius, he was also a “really awful” person who couldn’t build a long-lasting company.
Atari has announced that Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition will be available for Mac and PC on November 15th, 2013. Pre-orders for the remake of the classic game are being taken now. The enhancement comes in the form of enhanced graphics and gameplay, as well as four new companions with their own sidequests.
I’m conflicted on my feelings for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. It’s brilliantly executed in its design, it’s a horror game that’s genuinely scary, and I’ve recommended it to several friends who I’m sure will love it. And yet there’s precious little game in the game. If you don’t enjoy just being creeped out as you wander empty locations, there’s no real point in playing.