Yesterday Netflix freaked out some subsets of internet culture with a relatively harmless tweet some are now calling ‘creepy.’ The tweet read: To the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you? — Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017 ‘A Christmas Prince,’ starring… doesn’t matter, you’ve never heard of them, is a Netflix original about an undercover reporter that… again, doesn’t matter. All that matters is that it’s another cheesy Christmas movie premise, only this time with royal douchery weaved ever-so-seamlessly throughout the plot. So seamless, in fact, one IMDB reviewer…
Android mastermind Andy Rubin is back at the helm of Essential after his surprise personal leave… although you could argue that he never really left. Recode has learned that Rubin is back "less than two weeks" after the company announced that he'd… Engadget RSS Feed
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a a reliable iOS jailbreak. You’d have to go back to iOS 10.2.1 to find a working version that’s widely-known. Since the last working exploit, the jailbreaking community has mostly gone dark, with repositories remaining un-updated (or closed) and a group of once cooperative hackers now at large with both each other and those hungry for future exploits. Our own Abhimanyu Ghoshal even penned a piece to signify the cat and mouse game between exploit-hunting hackers and Apple developers was, well, pretty much over. That’s until a recent tweet by Google researcher Ian…
Freshly back from the Clash Royale [Free] championships, I go over just how surprising the world of mobile esports is. Oh, and if you’re curious about the prize linked savings account stuff I mentioned, check out this web site and/or check out this podcast. Neither have anything to do with iOS gaming, but it seemed like such a cool thing I’ve been sharing it with everyone. As far as games are concerned, we dive into Getting Over It [$ 4.99], Amazing Katamari Demacy [Free], Reigns: Her Majesty [$ 2.99] and Big Shot Boxing [Free].
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Getting Over It [$ 4.99] (and Sexy Hiking before it) are making climbing with a hammer sexy and popular, so I was expecting to see more games in that genre. It didn’t take long as Naquatic announced on our forums today that it’s developing Climby Hammer, a take on the climbing formula that will remind you a lot (and I do mean a lot) of Getting Over It but does add some extra ideas. The first difference is the ability to build and share courses, which opens up the game to all kinds of crazy design ideas. The game also lets you customize your character’s face, which will probably lead to a few monstrosities.
Finally, the game also adds a multiplayer competitive streak to the formula by having you join a clan and take on other clans. Climby Hammer definitely won’t have the faux-philosophical take that Getting Over It has, but that’s probably a good thing for many of you. The game is out on Android already and should be coming soon to iOS, so if you want another game in the Getting Over It formula, check out Climby Hammer in our forums.