When games like Temple Run II make a splash so big in the App Store over their opening weekend, it is hard to remember other big-time launches that happened at the same time. Last week, SEGA also released the follow up sequel to their epic Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), Kingdom Conquest II. This epic adventure may not have made number one on the free app list in less than eight hours, but it is no slouch when it comes to serious gaming.
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Last Thursday, Imangi Studios launched the sequel to their popular endless runner game. By Friday, Apple had selected the brand new app for this week’s Editor’s Choice. In four short days, the app hit a record-breaking milestone of 20 million downloads.
According to Touch Arcade, Imangi touts numbers that are bigger than anyone could have expected. Temple Run 2 was downloaded six million times on its first day of launch and hit the number one spot in top free apps within eight hours. It currently sits in various positions under top 10 grossing apps.
This past July, a bold but unwise burglar thought it would be a good idea to break into the home of Apple’s former CEO. Late at night on July 17, Kariem McFarlin, 35, broke into Steve Jobs’ Palo Alto home and stole approximately $60,000 worth of laptops, iPads and other personal possessions. On Friday, McFarlin was sentenced to seven years in a California State Prison.
Here at Padgadget, we feel like it is part of our mission to help others make the most out of their iPad. Whether you are a businessman looking to get the most productivity out of your tablet, or an artist trying to take your creativity to the digital world, we want you to be able to use your iPad to its fullest potential.
For our first installment of Padgadget’s iPad Tips, we are going to tell you about KikStart, the app for iPad beginners.
This app is an educational tool that works like an interactive textbook. It is laid out like an instructional course for new iPad users. There are 15 different chapters and a test at the end. Each chapter goes over basic details of your iPad.
President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term as president of the United States today at noon. If you are out and about, but still want to catch the ceremony, you’re in luck. Plenty of news outlets will be streaming the Inauguration on their iOS apps.
The U.S. Presidential Inauguration begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and goes until 1:00 p.m. today. President Obama is scheduled to take the oath at 11:55 a.m. EST. AT&T recently launched the Inaugural 2013 app, which offers in-depth information on events leading up to today’s ceremony, plus a “front row seat” of the swearing in through live streaming video coverage.
A few months ago, Apple started spotlighting a weekly Editor’s Choice for games and other apps. While the “editor” in question and the criteria for being considered a top pick are unknown, Apple has made it easier to find out about apps that deserve recognition. This week’s Editor’s Choice game is Temple Run 2. The sequel to the most popular endless runner game is more than just another version of the same. Temple Run 2 has better graphics, a more lively landscape, and offers a variety of alternatives to just running.
There are so many games coming out in the App Store every day that it is difficult to find ones that aren’t simply clones of some other popular game. Although Tin Man Can isn’t exactly the most unique game ever to be created, it certainly is a refreshing change from the hundreds of castle defense, time management, and hidden object games that we see every day.
Players control the unicycling HoverBot, Tic, as he races against the clock, collecting Hovatrons and soaring through the air. Spend Hovatrons in the Hover Shop to trick out Tic’s outfit. Read More »
If you are looking for an adorable arcade game that doesn’t take much effort, but will give you something to do for hours, then you need to check out the fluffy hamster family of Sasha, Goldie, Snowflake, and Ting-Ting as they roll their way to their delicious dinners.
Hamster Chase is a tilt-control based arcade game that requires players to have a steady, but quick hand to get the fuzz balls to their yummy seeds. Roll the hamsters across the maze to the pile of seeds by tilting your iPad.
Expanding on the idea of Plants vs. Zombies, this arcade game gives plants some powerful weapons and they don’t need sunshine to grow. When you are the last veggie standing, you don’t worry about when the sun will come up.
Players take charge of a seed-spitting sunflower in an all out war against oncoming zombies. As the fight goes on, free your vegetable friends and they will help destroy the zombies.
In October of 2012, we reviewed Logitech’s Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810. The major flaw in the design of the K810 was that the Control/Alt/Function and Command keys were backwards for those of us used to traditional Apple keyboards. The company must have heard my cries because the new Easy-Switch Keyboard put those little babies right where they belong.