App Store releases have finally picked up after a few slow weeks. There were also a few big name universal titles released this week, such as the highly anticipated Minecraft: Story Mode. Here's a look at this week's noteworthy App Store releases for 10/11/15 to 10/17/15. Don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
New iPad Games of the Week
There's been a lot of drama surrounding App Store purchases this week. It all began when Touch Arcade discovered that several big name titles were removed from the App Store and customer purchase histories. This was pretty big news to a website that solely covers App Store games and it caused quite a stir, to say the least. Things really heated up when the news began to spread and iOS users started to realize that they needed to save their purchased games to iTunes or they could disappear forever.
Capcom and Telltale were the first to repsond telling Touch Arcade that games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us were only temporarily pulled due to a bug in iOS 9. They also ensured users that the games would reappear in their purchase histories once the apps were fixed and returned to the App Store.
In all the time I've been doing these App Store recaps I have never seen so few releases. I'm not sure why developers took the week off, maybe it had something to do with iOS 9, or the XcodeGhost malware scare. Whatever it was there were no major iPad releases and very few universal releases this week.
If you downloaded iOS 9 this week then you may have noticed that the annoying Game Center login has returned. Users who choose not to log in to Game Center are sometimes met with an annoying login screen right in the middle of playing a game. I'm not sure if this only happens on older devices, or why there is such a long delay, but I do know it is one of the most frustrating issues on iOS. It makes me want to smash my iPad or iPhone every time it happens. Biting the bullet and logging in to Game Center doesn't help because then you have to deal with the "Welcome Back" banner disrupting gameplay instead of the login screen. The only known fix for this is to keep logging in and canceling Game Center over and over until it stops appearing.
As you already know Apple announced several new products on Tuesday including the iPad Pro, iPad mini 4 and Apple Pencil. We've been busy updating our FAQ with all the new info and should be back to our regular schedule starting next week. But for now here's our weekly look at all the noteworthy iPad apps and games released to the App Store for 09/06/15 to 09/12/15. Don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
Happy #ForceFriday, here's a look at this week's noteworthy iPad releases for 08/30/15 to 09/05/15. Don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
It was a big week for universal releases, but a slow day for iPad only games and apps. After a few delays Sarah Northway's Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is finally available for mobile devices. The zombie survival game is available for $4.99 on the App Store for all devices running iOS 7.0 or later.
Apple has sent out invitations for its 2015 iPhone keynote. The media event is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, September 9th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. Apple fans can watch the live stream at apple.com using their iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac.
In gaming news... The Rebuild 3 mobile release has been delayed agian. Developer Sarah Northway did not give a specific release date since she keeps missing them, but said she is "aiming for September 3rd". I've been playing the beta and I'm really enjoying the game. It is basically an updated version of the original with a ton of new features and better graphics.
The NFL pre-season kicked off on Thursday, which means it is time to start seriously considering your fantasy football roster. Developer Bryan Saltzman has released 2015 Fantasy Football Draft Kit and Cheat Sheet for the iPad. The draft kit is available on the App Store for $3.99.
The zombie survival game Rebuild 3, which was supposed to land on the App Store this week, has been delayed until August 27.
Here are this week's noteworthy iPad releases for 08/02/15 to 08/08/15. Matter is Apple's free app of the week. The photo app will be free on the Apple App Store until 08/13/15. Don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
Rovio released the first true sequel to Angry Birds 6 years after the original took mobile gaming by storm. Angry Birds 2 has already been downloaded over one million times since its release, which is an impressive feat, even for a free game. The game features the same slingshot gameplay as the original but with better graphics, multi-stage levels, new spells and more. Angry Birds 2 is available on the App Store for free.