...even for the Free App of the Day!
That's right, Amazon are currently running a promotion where you can receive £1 free credit for Amazon Instant Video when you purchase any app from their App Store. Today's free app of the day see's a £1.91 reduction on the popular card game Aces Gin Rummy Pro.
The promotion will run until August 24th with all promotional credit valid until 20th September 2015.
From 12:00:01PM (BST) on Monday, July 27, 2015 until 23:59 BST on Sunday, August 23, 2015, when you purchase any app or in-app product (excluding subscriptions) from the Amazon Appstore via Amazon.co.uk,Click here to read more...
Save over £10 on a £50 iTunes gift card today only in another CDKeys deal at just £39.89 when you use their 5% discount code. The gift card can be redeemed on all your Apple devices to buy apps, games, music & movies.
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The wheels have fallen off of Microsoft's wagon a little bit of late with the early resolution battles coming out strongly in favour of the PS4. But given that the slogan for Microsoft's next-gen console is All in One. Input One. can they claw some ground back with the announcement of a slew of TV and entertainment partners?
No, probably not. At least, not when the ones confirmed are the ones we already have on Xbox 360.Click here to read more...
There's a boatload of new apps coming to Xbox LIVE between now at spring 2013, Microsoft have announced. Alongside MS's microtransaction-oriented Karaoke service, the platform will feature applications from the likes of orange-clad supermarket chain Sainsbury's, cloud storage service SkyDrive, and music streaming service Napster. The last two re slated to launch this week.
The Karaoke channel will be free to download, and you'll then pay for the amount of singing time you desire. It'll be 240 Microsoft Points for two hours, 400 Points for six hours or 800 Points for 24 hours. "Karaoke fans will be able to sing along to more than 8,000 tracks while their Xbox LIVE avatar performs the song on stage with a full complement of stage props, backup band and an adoring audience," said Microsoft.
Karaoke is set to launch today.
EA has revealed two iOS apps that will augment the Mass Effect 3 experience by adding to our Galactic Readiness level as we play (thus strengthening our position for the Reapers' inevitable last attack).
Infiltrator will task players with freeing captives from fortified Cerberus facilities in order to expose the evil organisation to the galaxy at large. You'll be able to use powers and Biotics from the main game, with mission victories translated into Galactic Readiness.
Datapad, in contrast, is a more tactical affair as it displays an overview of the galaxy map (which is apparently based on the status of your Mass Effect 3 game) and challenges us to strategically deploy units to counter Reaper incursions into different systems. Kotaku reports that you can also receive in-game text messages from your squadmates, stay in touch with your universe and possibly even pursue romance options? Sounds interesting.
So, we have to play these apps to save the human race? No pressure then.
Going forward, Microsoft have stipulated that all future Dashboard apps must offer gesture navigation and voice command control.
Kotaku reports that Microsoft informed them that "that anyone looking to have their content or experiences on the Xbox will need to make sure that users will be able to navigate with gestures or voice". However, Microsoft aren't leaving developers out in the cold, apparently "helping developers making apps with tools to help index search terms for voice recognition and motion controls".
Kinect's success, and Microsoft's desire to set an industry standard across a number of platforms, has led to Kinect control now becoming a requirement where before it was a cool novelty.
Microsoft have said that it will take a 30% cut of sales for apps published through the Windows 8 Store - the same percentage offered by Apple and Facebook - but that number will decrease to 20% once software makes over $25,000.Click here to read more...
Angry Birds' success has been nothing less than phenomenal, so it's of no surprise to hear it's whistled past the two hundred million downloads mark. The swine-hating, structure-toppling puzzler, which began life on Apple's iPhone, had already netted twelve million downloads on the App Store alone, but publisher Rovio expanded the brand to desktops, home consoles and even Apple rival, the Windows Phone 7. This cross-platform blitz yielded much fruit; two hundred million fruit, to be precise.
Angry Birds' creator, Peter Vesterbacka, announced the news on-stage at Rovio event yesterday, championing the news by throwing a large rock at trussed-up pig - only joking PETA. Vesterbacka also revealed the browser-based Angry Birds - released just a week ago - has already averaged five million web downloads. The continued success of Angry Birds demonstrates just how resilient the casual market is; which is sure to shock a few industry figures who don't fancy the industry much. [Joystiq]
Bookworm is one of PopCap's casual juggernauts - and plays out like a cross between Scrabble and good old fashioned wordsearches. It's the perfect game for expanding your vocabulary on the move - and thanks to a limited time reduction, is now down to a meagre 59p on the App Store. Well worth checking out at this price - so do so while you still can!
PopCap's flower defence (see what I did there?) title is now down to a ridiculous 59p for a limited time, meaning that you really ought to buy it immediately.
Still need convincing? Fine.
Plants vs Zombies is a tower defence title like no other. It’s been developed by the casual masters at PopCap to be the cutest and most addictive example of the genre- and by employing the most adorable necrovore plants imaginable, they’ve absolutely succeeded. Defending your house and garden against voracious zombies is cerebral, immediate and frantic- and there are plenty of belly laughs along the way.
We all know that casual games and apps are on an unstoppable march to glory, and Epic Games believe that they pose a massive threat to the triple-A industry. These are uncertain times indeed for traditional games, and whilst Gears Of War 3 is likely make a killing, Epic's Mike Capps suggests that it's becoming increasingly difficult for titles to warrant a £40-£60 price tag.Click here to read Epic's grumblings in full >>
Epic War 3 is free to play at Kongregate... but its subtle balance of streamlined accessibility and addictive collect-em-all vibe works phenomenally well on the iPhone. It strims down the genre to its bare essentials, creating an engrossing experience that can be played for minutes or hours at a time. It's currently free over at the App Store- so why not give it a whirl?
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