Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
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IGN's official iOS access app has just been given a makeover, bringing it up to speed with iOS 8 and allowing it to tap into the extra power of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. There's no better way to browse our content on the go, so update your app now! (Or download it for the first time.)
We chatted with director James Wan this week about the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough film Saw, which Lionsgate will re-release into theaters this Halloween to mark its anniversary. Wan only made one Saw film, but executive produced the rest of the series while also later launching two other micro-budget horror franchises, The Conjuring and Insidious.
IGN Movies: Congratulations, it's been 10 years since the first Saw -- can you believe it?
James Wan: I know! It's pretty crazy to think that it's been a decade since I made that first film. It's pretty scary to know how quickly time flies.
IGN: Are you surprised that the movie has had this sort of pop-cultural staying power that it's clearly had?
Masaka is waking.
The seventh -- and final -- season of Star Trek: The Next Generation is getting a six-disc Blu-ray set later this year, alongside a standalone "All Good Things…" Blu-ray release, which includes an all-new commentary from writers (and Star Trek's Wonder Twins) Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore!
While the 25-episode year had its ups (the tear-jerking "All Good Things…"/mind-bending "Parallels") and downs (Data's dark side in "Masks"/Bev's sexually-active grandmother in "Sub Rosa"), Season 7 of TNG marks the final Blu-ray release for the series, after fans have been treated to new commentaries, featurettes, and deleted scenes for the past two years.
Watch Dogs' ctOS mobile companion app has received an update to allow Wii U functionality.
The app, which is already available for existing formats, permits Wii U players to control the police in the games of other players. Tactics include releasing police and SWAT cars, rupturing steam pipes and raising obstacles to block your opponent's progress.
The player will maintain control of police forces through an interactive map of Chicago, where various alerts pop up over the course of the game. The app will not only let you play with friends on the Wii U but also on all other consoles and PC, with both Race and Free mode supported.
We found out last month that there will be no DLC coming to the Wii U version of the open world game, and that it will be the last mature-rated game to be brought to the console.
There are few things in the world that get Batman fans more riled up than the issue of Robins. Damian Wayne in particular has caused quite the stir from the moment he appeared in Batman #655 to his untimely death at the hands of the Heretic in Batman Incorporated #8. Since then, the pages of Batman and Robin -- and more recently, Robin Rises: Omega and its upcoming conclusion Robin Rises: Alpha -- have been filled with tales of grief, rage, and loss as writer Peter Tomasi and artist Pat Gleason explore the trials Bruce Wayne has endured as a vigilante and a father.
We had a chance to sit down with Tomasi at New York Comic Con to discuss Damian's legacy, the importance of Robin, and what's potentially in store for everyone's favorite Dynamic Duo.
A new trailer has been released for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's upcoming patch 2.4, as well as new details and screenshots.
Dreams of Ice, as the patch is called, was flushed out today in an update on the game's official site. Details about the patch's side stories, new classes, enemies, locations, and dungeons are all given short descriptions accompanied by new screenshots.
The conflict at the heart of Dreams of Ice lies within the mysterious land of Eorzea. A dark plot, known as the Calamity, has been undertaken there and the Warriors of Light must band together with Alphinaud, the Scion of the Seventh Dawn to stop it. One of the main enemies of the story seems to be a creature known as Shiva, Lady of Frost, who is at the center of the new trailer. Not much is known about her other than that she emerged from the mountains of Coerthas and was summoned by a mysterious character.
If you haven't heard, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was recently updated with a photo mode. Much like Infamous: Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered, players can now create beautiful (and often brutal) portraits using the newly implemented feature.
With urges to load up the game and start decimating orcs, we wanted to see what our community could do. So, we took to Twitter and asked you to send us your best Shadow of Mordor pictures. Check out what you submitted below!October 16, 2014
New Nintendo 3DS maintains the high build quality and high standards of the previous model, but this iteration offers some neat improvements that make it (so far) a faster, better handheld gaming device. IGN imported a New Nintendo 3DS from Japan, but you should be aware there’s also an XL model. After extended hands-on, there’s certainly a lot to talk about. So let’s dive in and take a closer look.
From the second I first held New Nintendo 3DS, one thing was clear: This is a solid piece of equipment that’s up to par with Nintendo’s design standards. The device is slightly larger than the original, and Nintendo has abandoned the multi-layered look of the system in favor of a flat base, two-tone exterior that’s flush from all sides. The rounded corners and matte finish feel good, despite losing the cool metallic finish of the previous model.
Rick Remender's Uncanny Avengers series has been put on hiatus with the start of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, and until today it wasn't clear whether the book would be relaunched after AXIS, replaced by a different Avengers title, or simple canceled. Luckily, Comicbook.com broke the news that Uncanny Avengers will be back next year. The series will be relaunched in January with a mostly new cast but a familiar creative team.
Uncanny Avengers Vol. 2 will be written by Remender and drawn by Daniel Acuna. Remender's new Avengers Unity Squad will feature returning favorites Rogue and Scarlet Witch along with newcomers Captain America (Sam Wilson), Vision, Sabretooth, Quicksilver, and Brother Voodoo. Interestingly, neither Havok nor Wasp will be transitioning to the new series, despite their central role in the previous volume. Check out the covers for the first issue below:
It's been a persistent rumor all year that Marvel is planning to cancel their Fantastic Four comic as part of an ongoing feud with 20th Century Fox over the franchise's film rights. Sure enough, Marvel confirmed the series' cancellation at NYCC last week. While we can only speculate as to the motivations behind the decision, clearly things aren't looking up for the World's Greatest Comics Magazine.
I like the Fantastic Four as much as anyone. They were the first big franchise to come out of Marvel's 1960's renaissance. So many vital pieces of the Marvel Universe sprung out of that original Stan Lee/Jack Kirby run. The FF have emphasized family and exploration and the thrill of adventure even at times when the rest of the superhero genre was mired in darkness and bloodshed. It's not that their comic wouldn't be missed, but right now, a hiatus might be just what the Fantastic Four franchise needs.
Often enough, you'll hear people complaining too many games focus on the same exact genres. But if you're looking for something unique, Bossa Studios' new game I Am Bread is something all together different.
While there's very few details available aside from the trailer, well--it's pretty easy to figure out what I Am Bread is all about. According to the YouTube description, the game is a "beautiful story of one slice of bread's epic and emotional journey as it embarks upon a quest to become toasted."
So, there you go. The gameplay calls to mind the awkward movement controls of Octodad: Dadliest Catch, mixed with the delicious grains of Iron Kids Bread. I Am Bread was apparently born form a recent game jam, but there's no word if the jam was grape or strawberry.
Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 4 today, and thanks to a new partnership with cloud gaming service OnLive, you can play some huge games on the device's giant screen. Note 4 owners can take advantage of a free three-month subscription to stream PC games straight to your handheld.
"The addition of the OnLive app to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 makes high-end games available that normally can’t be played on an Android tablet," said Mark Jung, executive chairman of OnLive.
The free subscription is part of Samsung's Galaxy Gifts program, which aims to provide free rewards to Galaxy users.
As Heroes of the Storm readies for beta, Blizzard is eyeing Elite Tauren Chieftain, Raynor, and more for major talent changes in a future update, Game Director Dustin Browder told IGN.
“Quite frankly, I would say any of that first 18 Heroes that we did are probably in a zone where they have some kind of crosshairs on them for some kind of improvement,” Browder said. “We’re identifying heroes now and we’re like, ‘wow, this hero can be way cooler. What can we do for him or her to make them a cooler hero?’”
18 Hero changes is an enormous number for a game Blizzard is preparing for beta release, but Browder is excited about it. Heroes of the Storm support won’t stop now, and it won’t stop soon. Blizzard isn’t “afraid to make talent changes two years from now” if its action-RTS needs it.
Warning: Full spoilers from the episode to follow.
By and large, this week's Korra was all about setting storylines in motion. While nothing here was really accomplished, we did get a good sense of where some things are heading, particularly in terms of Kuvira's role in Book Four. This started with Prince Wu's coronation, which conveniently brought in familiar faces from all over the world to Republic City. This included several meetings between estranged family members and friends, as well as fun appearances from Eska, Desna, Zuko and (presumably) our first glimpse at the new Fire Lord, Zuko's daughter!
Perhaps the most notable reunion here was Mako and Bolin's, as they butted heads over the fate of the Earth Kingdom. Really, this marked the first time the Bending Brothers had been pitted against each other, which could make for an interesting conflict down the line. However, despite their squabbles, it seems they've already started to find common ground, as Mako realized the potential ramifications of putting Wu on the throne (per Bolin's argument). Whether the two resolve their differences before things get too messy remains to be seen, but, like I said, I'm intrigued by the "brother against brother" dynamic that's percolating here.
Of all six Halo 2 maps getting the Anniversary remake treatment as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection (joining Ascension, Lockout, Sanctuary, Zanzibar, and Warlock), most are being faithfully adapted with very few and very minor changes.
But not Coagulation.
Arguably Halo's most famous map, the boxed desert canyon that's been home to countless CTF matches and Red vs. Blue episodes is getting a substantial update on Xbox One. In the video above, original Halo 2 lead multiplayer designer and current-day president of Certain Affinity, the studio that's handling the multiplayer portion of Master Chief Collection, gives us a walking tour of the new Gulch, called "Bloodline" in this iteration. See the new midfield base, the addition of Halo 3's Hornet, and much more. Plus, learn all sorts of behind-the-scenes secrets and then check out the other video below, where you can see Team IGN (Alfredo Diaz, Sean Finnegan, Brian Albert, and me) get completely wrecked by Team 343).
2015 will mark the 75th anniversary of the debut of the original Flash, Jay Garrick. DC is honoring that milestone with their latest series of themed variant covers. January's theme will be "The Flash 75." Various New 52 comics will be receiving variant covers that tie into the Flash or the Speed Force in some way.
We have an exclusive first look at five of these covers:
The full list of Flash 75 variants will include:
An updated retailer listing for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U reveals a Board Game mode and Studio Creator for the Nintendo brawler.
On the Amazon page for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the product description leaks the previously unannounced additions to the fighting game. "Whether you’re creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your opponents in a brand new board game mode, there’s no doubt that the ultimate Smash Bros. game has arrived," reads the description.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection takes up an entire 45GB Blu-ray disc and will require an additional 20GB day one update. It's available for pre-order on Amazon and pre-download right now.
An update on the Xbox Wire today stated that the remastered collection takes up "almost all of the usable space of a single Blu-ray". It also confirmed that episodic co-op campaign Spartans Ops is now being pushed back until December.
A recent Destiny leak reveals a new set of raid armour and items expected to be featured in the upcoming DLC, The Dark Below.
Along with the new armours for each class, complete with new trinkets, the mining suggests there's also a new event coming, the Trials of Osiris, which brings with it a new hand cannon, a legendary sparrow and a Trials of Osiris emblem.
As you can see from the box-art below, Tom Cruise sci-fi Edge of Tomorrow has been re-branded Live Die Repeat for Blu-ray release. Which is the tag-line the movie used on its theatrical run.
The film therefore looks like it’s now called Live Die Repeat, while if you check out the side of the Blu-ray box, it reads Live.Die.Repeat./Edge of Tomorrow. Which is all very confusing, especially as the book on which it's based is called All You Need is Kill, and the film even went by that name during principal photography.