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Yes, I went for the low-hanging fruit with the review title. Let's just try to move past that and get to the game I want to tell you about today, Kapsula [$1.99]. This is a pretty unusual game. If it wasn't so utterly out there with its theme, I'd almost think it was the product of some bizarre marketing meeting. This is basically a lane-based endless runner mixed with a match-3 puzzle game, and I'll let you try to hash out how that might work for a second before I spoil it all for you...

'Undefeated' is the First Official Mobile Port of an RPG Maker VX Ace Game, Coming October 3rd

RPG Maker is a software solution that's been around for decades, and unsurprisingly, its purpose is to make it easy for game designers to create role-playing games. This week, it was announced that the first official mobile port of an RPG Maker game is coming on October 3rd. The game is called Undefeated, and although I don't follow the RPG Maker scene or really RPGs in general, it seems to be considered one of the better RPG Maker games around. Check out the trailer...

It's something that mobile gamers probably overlook more often than we should, but audio can add tremendously to the experience you get from a game. From the throaty growling threats of Sinistar to the playful jingle that plays when you die in Super Mario Bros. to the unsettling atmosphere of Bioshock, video games have always used sound to subtly manipulate the emotional state of the player. Unfortunately, the very nature of how and where most handheld games are played means a lot of us rarely hear the games that engage us so well. You're going to have to trust me on one thing, though, and that's that if you play Shoot The Moon [Free], you're going to want to do it with the sound on...

Gameloft hyped up Modern Combat 5: Blackout [$6.99] as being one of the best-looking mobile games ever. Screen space ambient occlusion? Oh yeah, it's got that. So with Metal poised to deliver better graphics performance on iOS devices, it would make sense that one of the first games to be updated with it would be Modern Combat 5. Thankfully, Gameloft believes in a just universe, and has updated the first-person shooter with Metal support on iOS 8 for iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini Retina, and iPhone 6/6+, after doing the same for Asphalt 8 [Free] yesterday...

Remember how Age of Zombies [$0.99] got updated out of nowhere back in June, promising that more updates were coming? And then Halfbrick added in Abraham Lincoln in another update? Well, they've just updated their venerable dual-stick shooter again with local co-op support. That's right, it's now possible to have Barry Steakfries and Abraham Lincoln fight side-by-side against waves of zombies all throughout history...while riding a zombie T-Rex. Truly, we live in wonderful times...

App Bundles Officially Live on the App Store, with 'Complete My Bundle' Discounts

App Bundles started rolling out yesterday on the App Store as iOS 8 officially launched, and a wide number of publishers and developers are featuring discounts for variously-grouped bundles. We featured some of the Crescent Moon bundles yesterday which are all now live, but there's 30 total bundles right now. ..

The Javascript API WebGL has been around since early 2011, but like most really cool web browser advancements, it has taken some time to get rolled out to being implemented in actual browsers. The idea behind WebGL is that it allows clever web developers to actually render GPU accelerated 3D graphics inside of your browser without any kind of plug-in. I believe Google Chrome has been supporting WebGL the longest, but, if you updated to iOS 8 yesterday you've now got a browser on your phone capable of the same fancy stuff...

It's been an absolutely insane week so far. With iOS 8 releasing today, there's been an onslaught of updates being released to support the new software and its many features. That also means there's been heavy, heavy traffic to the App Store, and all day it's been chugging along at the speed of molasses. Also, when there's THIS much action going on, it puts a strain on our own backend stuff that relies on the App Store. So, if you happen to not see any links to some of the games below, let us know in the comments and we'll do what we can. All that aside, it's actually turning out to be a really strong week for new iOS games. Peruse the fine list below and let us know what you're gunning for...

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome back to the RPG Reload, the weekly journey to seek the long-buried legends of iOS RPGs, revisit them, and escape within 2,000 words. I haven't succeeded in that yet, and I'm pretty sure today isn't going to buck that trend. As this week's installment hopefully demonstrates, we are welcome to all kinds of RPGs here in the Reload, and while I will do my best to share the love around, there is someone who can keep an eye on me to make sure I'm not sticking too closely to my comfort zone. That someone is you. Yes, as regular readers know, once a month, I'm playing and writing about an RPG selected by the readers. The next reader's choice is coming up pretty fast in RPG Reload 008, so get your votes in now by leaving a comment below or posting in the Official RPG Reload Club in our forums. This is your last week to cast a vote, because even Batman needs prep time. In addition to voting, I'd also love to hear your thoughts on this week's game or any other games I've covered. I'm also not going to say no to any fresh humor, just throwing that out there...

Following the announcement of Metal at WWDC, we've sort of been daydreaming about the amazing console-style games we'd see on the App Store with developers in iOS 8 soon being able to access the raw power of iOS devices. It didn't help that Apple straight up boasted about console engines being able to run on the iPhone either. Well, fast forward to the release day of iOS 8 and Metal-supported games slowly drizzling out of the pipeline to see the cruel reality: Metal-enabled free to play island builders...

Roll the clocks back to WWDC, and we were all stoked to hear about Apple's new feature called "Metal." In a supreme nutshell, what this is is the new ability for iOS developers to get much more direct access to the hardware of your phone, thus allowing for much better performance in games. Gameloft's Asphalt 8 already got updated with Metal support, but if you want to see the demo from the keynote in your own hands, download the free Zen Garden [Free] from the App Store...

MOGA Rebel MFi Controller Review - Easily the Best Full-Size iOS Controller Currently Available

It's been about a year that we've been living in a world of MFi controllers, but for a variety of reasons official controller support on iOS hasn't been the massive hit everyone expected it to be. While a few decent controllers have been released, none of them have been perfect or particularly "must have", and they all feel expensive compared to controllers on other gaming platforms...

One of the coolest new App Store features with iOS 8 are App Bundles, which allow developers and publishers to sell several of their apps together in one package at a discount. And one of the first publishers to take advantage of app bundles is the prolific Crescent Moon Games. They're launching five different bundles, all at major discounts from the games' regular prices. The bundles aren't live quite yet, but word on the street is to expect these to go live at or around midnight Pacific time if not sooner as new iOS 8 content rolls out on the App Store. As for the Crescent Moon bundles, here's what you can pick up once they go live, with each title below linked to the bundle's URL on iTunes:..

Hands-On with the New 'NHL 2K' for Mobile

Today, 2K Games announced a brand new NHL 2K game for mobile devices, and recently I had the chance to stop by their offices and give a near-final version of the game a spin. As a huge hockey fan, both the virtual kind and the real life kind, I was very pleased with how NHL 2K played. You may recall that this isn't the first time this hockey series has graced the iOS platform, as 2K released NHL 2K11 way, way back in August of 2010. I really loved that game, and it was easily the best hockey game on iOS. Well, it's not like it had a lot of competition, but still it was a solid mobile game of hockey...

With iOS 8 rolling out right now, there's plenty of games getting updates for the new iOS. And with the new Metal graphics library rolling out, Gameloft has decided to update Asphalt 8: Airborne [Free] with support for Metal. For the iPhone 5S, iPad Air, and iPad Mini Retina, along with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, this means that the game is going to look better than ever. But spiffier graphics aren't the only thing: there's a new Metal-exclusive season that's been added to the game, which boasts a large number of opponents – three times as many as any other Asphalt game. Race all the cars!..

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