Cult Puzzle Classic ‘The Talos Principle’ Is Now Available on the App Store for $4.99

Ever since iOS 11 served as the first major shake-up to the App Store – and subsequently the mobile gaming ecosystem – since its inception in 2008, it seems some powerful force at Apple has been trying to capitalise on the latent potential of the platform by pushing through some ambitious acclaimed classics from consoles and PC. We first had The Witness [$ 9.99] – a true technical showcase for the power of the latest iPhones and iPads, let alone a brilliantly innovative experience – and it looks like The Talos Principle [$ 4.99] is the next App Store release set to push not only the boundaries of the hardware, but also the boundaries of what people expect of mobile gaming. From Croatian developer Croteam, and published by the prolific Devolver Digital, The Talos Principle is a stunning puzzle game set in a crossover of ancient and futuristic architecture, and is now available on the App Store for the phenomenal price of only $ 4.99.

The iOS release of The Talos Principle marks the latest iteration of the title – the game has already launched on PC, PS4 and even as a limited Nvidia Android edition on the Google Play store – but this version is certainly the most technically impressive. In a similar fashion to The Witness, The Talos Principle lets you explore an incredibly detailed world with over 120 puzzles to solve. While the similarities are clear, The Talos Principle features a more narrative-driven story similar to the Portal games, and in my humble opinion is far more satisfying as a result. While the iOS version of The Talos Principle does lack the Road to Gehenna DLC, it does feature MFi controller support, which is a huge plus for a game of this nature. The Talos Principle is another game that I would have never believed could ever be a possibility on iOS back when I first picked up my iPod Touch, and hopefully will not be the last such ambitious mobile release. Download The Talos Principle on the App Store for $ 4.99 today, and let us know your thoughts on our forum thread.

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Spotify’s New $4.99 Student Bundle Adds Free Hulu Subscription

Spotify and Hulu are partnering to bundle their services at an extremely low price for students, the companies announced Thursday.

The single-subscription bundle includes access to Spotify Premium as well as Hulu’s “Limited Commercials” plan for $ 4.99 per month. Since Spotify Premium already costs $ 5 a month for students, the promotion basically adds on Hulu access for free. At launch, only undergraduate students enrolled in a U.S. Title IV accredited college or university will be eligible. Those with an existing student plan can also switch over to the Hulu bundle.

“In bringing Spotify and Hulu together, we’re now able to offer students — both the millions already on Spotify Premium, and those who are new to Spotify — access to the world’s best music, TV and movie content in the simplest way possible,” Spotify’s Alex Norstrom said in a statement. Currently, the partnership doesn’t suggest any cross-platform content: users will still use each service individually, through their respective apps.

It’s the first time that Spotify has partnered with a TV and movie streaming service, but it’s not the company’s first foray into video and TV content. According to Bloomberg, the music-streaming platform had once tried to offer a selection of TV channels in its own Europe-based video service. Those plans failed, but Spotify did confirm that it would continue to focus on music-oriented videos.

The move is also indicative of Spotify’s battle with Apple Music. While Spotify has nearly twice as many subscribers as Apple’s streaming platform, Cupertino has been making efforts to bring more original video content to the platform. The partnership suggests that Spotify is looking to level the playing field with Apple Music, but has stopped short of building its own TV and video content service from scratch.

Both companies said that they will offer similar bundles to a broader demographic in the future, but didn’t announce any further details about those plans.

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US college students can now get Spotify and Hulu for $4.99 per month

Another school year is about to kick off, and Spotify has a new promotion to save college students some money. Eligible individuals can now get Spotify Premium for just $ 4.99 per month, and they’ll throw in a Hulu subscription. Yep, both services for five bucks. If you already have the Spotify student deal, you get Hulu automatically. It’s hard to argue with that.

This bundle includes the standard unlimited Spotify streaming plan with no ads.

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[Freebie Alert] Runtastic Mountain Bike Pro down from $4.99 to $0

Every now and then, Runtastic throws a bone to active and sporty people by discounting its Pro apps to zero. That’s zilch. No pennies, no dimes, no dollars. It’s happened with Sit Ups ProPedometer Pro, Road Bike Pro, and now is the time for Mountain Bike Pro.

For mountain bikers, Runtastic’s app provides MTB tour tracking and thousands of bike routes, voice coaching so you don’t have to get your eyes off the road and risk an injury, live tracking, offline maps for those out-of-reach areas, music controls, and plenty of stats and graphs to satisfy your inner nerd or your thirst for improvement.

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