Gaming and major sale news (11/25/2009)

1. Gameloft, in addition to Blades of Fury, has made some other multiplayer-enabled games $1 for the holiday season; all of them well worth this price:

Real Tennis 2009 (iTunes link)

Shrek Kart (iTunes link)

Note that there are some other single player titles too; please see THIS for more info. The following single-player titles are on sale:

Castle of Magic ($1.99 -> 99¢)

Terminator Salvation ($4.99 -> 99¢)

Brothers in Arms – Hour of Heroes ($4.99 -> 99¢) (ouch! I’ve paid some $7 for it back in March!)

BTW, speaking of single-player titles, EA also runs some sales. Not as outstanding as those of Gameloft (titles are only up to sale at 50%); nevertheless, well worth checking out if you like their titles. See THIS for more info. Among the titles, there are some multiplayer ones too:

FIFA 10 ($9.99->$6.99)

Monopoly ($4.99->$2.99)

Command & Conquer ($9.99->$6.99) (this is promised to receive multiplayer support some time)

Their single-player titles on sale:

Wolfenstein RPG ($2.99->$1.99)

Surviving High School ($2.99->$1.99)

Auditorium ($2.99->$1.99)

Command & Conquer ($9.99->$6.99) (again, this MAY get multiplayer some time)

NBA Live ($9.99->$6.99)

Mystery Mania ($1.99->$0.99)

Madden 10 ($9.99->$6.99)

Boggle ($2.99->$0.99)

The Sims ($6.99->$4.99)

Tiger Woods Golf ($4.99->$2.99)

SimCity ($4.99->$2.99)

Tetris ($4.99->$2.99)

Need For Speed Undercover ($4.99->$2.99) (some half a year ago, I’ve paid $10 for this…)

IUGO, celebrating the release of A.D.D. (see THIS for a discussion), also has a black friday sale. The following multiplayer titles are on sale: Star Hogs ($4.99 => $2.99) and Cliffed ($1.99 => 99¢), both nice ones (and a lot of single-player ones; for example, the highly recommended Toy Bot Compilation / Diaries). Please see THIS for a discussion.

2. It seems (fortunately) there is a constant flow of turn-based strategy titles for the iPhone - Battle for Wesnoth has just been released. Please see THIS for additional info / the TouchArcade story; dedicated thread HERE. Note that it has some performance issues – most people state it only runs on the 3G S without major speed problems. I’ll post my remarks later.

3. Still speaking of turn-based strategies, Rogue Planet has also been released and is an excellent title I’ve purchased right away - also as a "thanks" for their excellent, earlier titles: 1112 for the iPhone, Fade for Windows Mobile and Acedior for Palm OS. BTW, speaking of 1112, the developers have told me they've been working on the long-demanded Episode 2 for two months. Hope it indeed gets released soon - based on the excellent quality of Ep 1 (and Fade on Windows Mobile, which 1112 is based on), it will surely kick some serious butts.

I’ve also posted a multiplayer demo video of it HERE. Please see THIS discussion; there, we’ve been discussing, among other things, strategies to missions. TouchArcade’s first impressions are HERE.

Again - all of these titles (except for the just-released Battle for Wesnoth) are elaborated on in my recently-published Everything you’ll ever need to know about multiplayer games - consult it for more info on each of these titles.

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<p>Werner Ruotsalainen is an iOS and Java programming lecturer who is well-versed in programming, hacking, operating systems, and programming languages. Werner tries to generate unique articles on subjects not widely discussed. Some of his articles are highly technical and are intended for other programmers and coders.</p>
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