New Apps of the Week

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Astro Golf, NASCAR Manager and More...

Here's this week's recap of all the latest and noteworthy iOS games, apps and jailbreak tweaks released to the Apple App Store and Cydia (02/16/14 to 02/22/14). Apple's Free App of the Week is the side-scrolling endless runner Mini Ninjas. The game will be free on the App Store until 02/27/14

Astro Golf: Taking Mini Golf to New Heights: $1.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 5.1 or later) Rated 4+

Astro Golf

Astro Golf follows Orbit, the Robot and with his friend, Tess, as they attempt to golf their way out of an abandoned cargo ship. The game features fifty holes of futuristic mini golf with Sci-Fi themed traps, 3D art and a continuing storyline.

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Adventure Time and More...

Here's a quick look at some of the noteworthy apps and games not named Flappy Bird that were released to the Apple App Store this week (02/09/14 to 02/15/14). Max Axe is Apple's Free App of the Week. It will be free until Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Adventure Time Game

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Dungeon Keeper Becomes Most Hated Game of the Year

The biggest Apple App Store news of the week has to be EA's mishandling of the popular Dungeon Keeper franchise. The publisher's free-to-play remake has been lambasted for being a money grabbing micro-transaction disaster. Fans of the original title are upset that the game requires wait times of up to 24 hours to mine just one tile, and claim you can't enjoy it without spending money on in-app purchases. It was also recently discovered that users are not able to give the game less than a 5-star rating on the Google Play store. The hate for the game has grown so large that it has even spawned responses from popular vloggers like boogie2988 aka Francis.

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EA has responded to all the criticisms saying "people are going to be very protective" of remakes, and that they only implemented their Google Play rating system to get feedback from users so they can improve the game.

"I think any time you re-make anything that is much beloved and has a great sense of nostalgia for people--be it a game, a movie, or whatever--people are going to be very protective of it. They have fond memories of it" said EA Mythic senior producer Jeff Skalski. "We, as gamers, have our own fond memories of it. Our intention with the mobile version was to give as many people as possible a taste of that original Dungeon Keeper experience, and for some people, that’s not the way they want to re-visit the franchise."

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Beats Music and More...

Here's a quick look at some of the noteworthy apps, games and jailbreak tweaks released to the Apple App Store and Cydia this week (01/19/14 to 01/25/14). Apple's Free Game of the Week is Where's My Mickey. It will be free on the App Store until 01/30/14.

Beats Music

Beats Music: Free to download, requires $10 monthly membership (Requires iOS 6 or later) Rated 12+

Beats' new music streaming service for iOS, Android and Window devices is for music lovers who don't mind paying $10 a month instead of listening to ads. Beats Music biggest selling point is its recommendation engine comprised of real people, and its fill in the "Sentence" feature that allows users to get suggestions based on what they're doing and who they're with. The Sentence has already spun a meme where users share their most ridiculous answers to the fill in the blank option: "I'm ___ & feel like ___ with ___ to ___".

New Apps of the Week: Baldur's Gate II, Alertic and More...

Baldur's Gate II is listed as being released to the App Store in December, but for some reason it is just hitting everyone's radar now. In case you missed the memo, it is now available for $14.99. It is only compatible with the iPad and requires iOS 5 or later. Here's the App Store Link.

Baldur's Gate II

Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition includes the original Shadows of Amn campaign, as well as the following expansions:

- Throne of Bhaal: Travel to Tethyr in this thrilling conclusion to the Bhaalspawn saga, and delve into the treasure-filled halls of Watcher’s Keep!
- Fist of the Fallen: Help the Sun Soul Monk Rasaad find peace in his quest for vengeance, and determine the fate of a heretical sect.
- Unbound: Join the Blackguard Dorn in carving a swath of destruction across the Realms, as he struggles to appease the increasingly bloody demands of his dark patron.
- A Shadow’s Life: Recruit the mysterious Thief Hexxat and take up her mission of retrieving long lost artifacts from tombs as far away as Zakhara..
- In Defense of the Wild: Protect the innocent and stand with Neera the Wild Mage against a ruthless school of Red Wizards.
- The Black Pits II: Gladiators of Thay: Explore the tactical depth of high-level Dungeons & Dragons combat. Turn your captors against each other while you dodge traps and battle for your life against Demi-Liches, Mind Flayers, and the legendary Githyanki.


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