Two free strategy games for your iPhone or iPad: Warlords and The Mars Files

Warlords - Turn Based Strategy

Warlords is a new hex-based strategy game released to the Apple App Store this week. In the game you must build a powerful army to do battle with an invading orc horde. You begin the game with a legion of Dewport Guards and are quickly joined by the Royal Pikes as you advance through the tutorial.

Warlords is a pretty basic turn-based strategy title that is easy to learn. You can add new types of troops to your army, upgrade your warriors, discover legendary weapons and learn new skills to dominate in battle. All of the troops you acquire feature different strengths, weaknesses and abilities. For example, the Royal Pikes are stronger against mounted enemies, and the Rough Riders are weak against pikes and mages. Different troops also feature different degrees of mobility and can take advantage of certain types of terrain.

The battles are also pretty basic with simple touch controls. You just position your troops on the battle field to gain the best tactical advantage. The first several battles are easy to master so new players can get a grasp of the strategy and gameplay.

Apple Music leads in customer satisfaction survey

Apple Music

Apple Music hit another milestone after winning top honors in a J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey. According to the study, Apple Music beat out competitors including Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Rhapsody and others. The 2016 Streaming Music Satisfaction Survey found that streaming music listeners were most satisfied when sharing playlists and following other users. J.D. Power describes "Social" as the key battleground for streaming music providers.

MLB At Bat updated with iOS 10 support, enhanced notifications and more

MLB 2016 Playoffs

The official iOS app has been updated to take advantage of rich notifications in iOS 10. Rich notifications allows users to view photos, videos and respond to messages directly from the Notification Center. Users of the At Bat can now watch video highlights in the Notification Center by using 3D Touch. This means you need an iPhone 6s or later to utilize the new "enhanced notifications" feature in version 9.5.0 of the app.

Telltale's Batman series being met with negative reviews on iOS

Batman - The Telltale Series

Telltale has had a pretty rock solid reputation for releasing great games based on popular franchises, such as The Walking Dead and even Minecraft, but iOS users have been pretty disappointed in the recently released Batman title from the developer. The iOS version of Batman - The Telltale Series has finally been released to the App Store after being delayed a few weeks. The game has already been available on consoles like the PS4 and PC for almost two months. In that time it has earned a mostly positive rating on Steam, and average scores on Metacritic. However, it has been a different story on the App Store and on Apple gaming forums.

iOS App of the Week: More iMessage stickers

Monsterfy it!

Before we look at this week's newest stickers, here's a quick note on why you may not be seeing the stickers you have downloaded in your App Drawer. If you're trying to install stickers to your App Drawer in the Messages app but they do not appear, it is because you have the Automatically Add Apps slider disabled. If you have this disabled you need to either enable it in the App Store settings, or manually add individual sticker packs to your App Drawer. You can click here to learn how.

The nice people of Emoji-Factory have sent us a few monster related stickers. The first sticker pack, Monsterfy It, is a set of monster facial features that you can add to any picture to create a goofy Snapchat inspired image. The $0.99 sticker pack includes a variety of monster eyes and mouths you can add to any image in your camera roll.


Subscribe to RSS - News