When I first downloaded TV Time (thanks to Entertainment Weekly) I found it useful but also a bit boring. There didn't seem much to do with the app after the initial setup, but I was wrong. You can actually lose yourself in the app while rating your favorite TV shows and characters, and by reading through the user comments on different episodes. The main purpose of TV Time is to keep track of all the television series that you watch. This is important in a world with multiple streaming services and linear television.
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Apple's open developer policy has been both a curse and blessing as the App Store has been home to some great innovative titles, while equally spawning a race to the bottom mentality with freemium gaming. Gamers are going to have to embrace more premium priced titles if they want better games on their iOS devices. SteamWorld Heist is an example of what we could have if more people were willing to pay for iPhone and and iPad games.
The SEGA Forever project to deliver titles to iOS from all of its popular consoles including the Genesis, Dreamcast and Master System had a slow start. The line started in the middle of 2017 with only Genesis titles, most of which had already seen an iOS port. SEGA did eventually start to roll out new games and some updates, but it still seems like they're moving too slow. Fans are still waiting for those promised Dreamcast and Saturn games as SEGA painstakingly plods through its Genesis back catalogue. The latest update at least breaks the Genesis monotony by adding one title from the SEGA Channel days.
This week we're looking at some of the best new games released to the Apple App Store, but first here are a few pre-orders you might want to check out. Alien: Blackout ($4.99) didn't have the best reception on YouTube, but fans of horror survival games like Five Nights at Freddy's will want to check it out. It includes "seven fear-inducing levels" set in the Alien universe.
Those who followed our coverage of Last Day on Earth will already know that I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic crafting games. Delivery from the Pain might as well be a Last Day clone and that's why it is getting my recommendation. The biggest difference between the two game is price. Last Day is free, while Delivery is $4.99. Delivery also includes a story, defined goals, and it does not have timers which makes it worth the download fee.