T-Mobile is kicking off some Apple-focused deals this Friday. Starting February 23, T-Mobile customers can trade in an eligible device and get their trade-in value plus an extra $ 200 back when they purchase an iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, or iPhone 7 Plus on EIP. The $ 200 comes in the form of a prepaid MasterCard card. Here’s the list of devices that are eligible for trade-in with this offer: Apple iPhone 7 … [read full article]
It was just about a year ago that we sat down with the good folks from Noodlecake Games to check out four of their upcoming titles at GDC 2017. While both Invert [$ 2.99] and Flipping Legend [Free] released in the time since then, we’ve still been kicking back waiting for both Summer Catchers and Lichtspeer. Well, after making a pit stop over on the Nintendo Switch with a special Double Speer co-op edition, Lichtspeer is finally ready to make its debut on iOS in just a couple of weeks. In case you’re not familiar, Lichtspeer is a side-scrolling game that has your warrior throwing spears at all manner of enemies in an effort to continue progressing forward and eventually “please the gods and restore balance to the universe.” It’s wrapped up in a psychedelic art style and over the top German stereotypes, as you can see in the latest trailer.
Oh yes, I like that trailer very much. Lichtspeer will feature more than 60 levels filled with those wacky enemies and boss battles, and your characters will have 10 upgradeable “lichtpowers” to deal out damage to them. While Lichtspeer’s official release date is March 1st, the game is actually up for pre-order right now at a discounted price. If you click this link on an iOS 11 device you’ll be taken to the App Store where you can pre-order Lichtspeer for $ 1.99, 50% off its intended normal price of $ 3.99. Not bad, eh! If pre-ordering isn’t your thing, then just hang tight for a couple of weeks and grab Lichtspeer when it arrives on iOS March 1st.
The first to become available is the Ocean Depths model, which features a dark blue-green color on the body of the phone and gold trim. It’ll be available in limited quantities starting today, February 15, at 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET.
The second new Essential Phone color that’s launching is Stellar Gray. This version of the Essential Phone has a matte black back panel and a black titanium frame. It’ll be available starting February 20 at 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET.
Finally, the third new color for the Essential Phone is called Copper Black. This phone features a high-gloss ceramic black rear with a copper outer edge, and it’ll be available on February 22 starting at 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET.
It’s always good to have more color options when buying a phone, so it’s awesome to see Essential bringing three new colors of the Essential Phone to market. That Ocean Depths model looks especially awesome, offering an awesome dark blue-green color that we haven’t really seen on many other smartphones.
Are you going to buy any of these three new Essential Phone colors?
Idiocracy, Inc’s Dice Brawl: Captain’s League is coming next week to iOS. This colorful free to play game is a swashbuckling adventure with some throwback art that is aiming to distinguish itself from some hefty competition. Dice Brawl is a 1v1 pvp game where you face off against a similarly experienced opponent in a pirate duel. You will construct and destroy buildings, cross swords with boss mobs as well as your opponent, and use a deck of cards to sway the fight in your favor. As you progress in your career, you will unlock new cards and gain resources to upgrade your current cards. If you are familiar with Clash Royale [Free], you basically already know how the card and deck system works. If you are not familiar with Clash Royale, welcome to 2018 and this is a mobile video game website, TouchArcade.
Whether you want to talk about Clash Royale’s mass appeal, earnings, or involvement in eSports, there is always something going on with this mobile juggernaut. When it comes to games you may want to emulate, it’s hard to find a game that brings the gacha income and competitive gravitas like Supercell’s successful follow up on their Clash of Clans universe. Make no mistake, Dice Brawl‘s deck management and acquisition system is very strictly modelled after Clash Royale and is definitely hoping to capitalize on the familiarity of that system. Where Dice Brawl is hoping to inject some originality is in the gameplay experience. Instead of a real time strategy-like environment with cards that go back into your hand after being used, Dice Brawl has a finite number of card uses and you’ll be duking it out on a game board moving and fighting at the whim of dice rolls.
We’ll have a review out for Dice Brawl once it releases but in the meantime this is a game that definitely warrants keeping an eye on. The pirate theme, art style that is vaguely reminiscent of Dragon’s Lair, and boardgame like gameplay are key points that we think will help this game escape the large shadow cast by the genre’s founder and predecessor. You can currently pre-order Dice Brawl by clicking this link on an iOS 11 device, if that’s a thing you want to do, otherwise look for the full release next Tuesday, February 20th.