EA Mobile is pleased to announce Cross Play* integration into Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 on iOS with an all-new update that allows fans to earn rewards by completing challenges across multiple EA Sports golf titles. Anytime players complete a portion of a challenge, like scoring a birdie, across their multiple Tiger Woods games, it contributes to their overall number of total birdies scored. The more platforms fans enjoy, the greater the reward earned.
*Cross play is available in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (console), Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Facebook and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in North America.
This update is free to download (yay!), so if you’ve got the game, feel free to go and update! Read the rest of this article ->
Bandies are clamoring to find new homes on iPads across the globe as Red Engine Productions releases Band Together today on the Apple App Store. Band Together is available for iPad 2 and the New iPad. Presented by Backflip Studios, one of the top mobile game publishers in the world, Band Together is the result of a unique collaboration between game industry veterans and game design students.
The Band Together development team is comprised of three game design students who developed most of the game over their summer break. Zack Wiesnoski, Thatcher Christeaan, and Danielle Olson were overseen by indie game producer Dave Taylor, (Doom, Quake, Abuse, Karateka). Art direction and overall game design was provided by John Chalfant, best known for his stunning character work in Warcraft 3, his design work on Arthas (the “Lich King”) featured in World of Warcraft, his many collaborations with renowned filmmaker David Lynch, and most recently for the iconic key art used to promote Batman: Arkham City.
In Band Together, the goal is to rescue tiny creatures called Bandies, so named for their propensity to band together, by waking them up with candlelight and guiding them through 30 intricate cardboard dioramas bristling with homemade traps, such as thumbtack death machines, pencil pits, and rolling baseballs. The dioramas are designed and constructed by the young tinkerer Michael Silverstein (nicknamed “Midge” by the mean kids at school because he has tiny hands). As the game progresses, players are taken through Midge’s secret journal, which details his experiments on the Bandies.
The game supports the crisp Retina displays of the new iPad. Owners of the iPad 2 and New iPad looking to adopt and download their own collection of Bandies can find Band Together on the Apple App Store, where it is being launched for US $4.99. Read the rest of this article ->
For some people, extreme couponing has become a way of life. While being a stay-at-home parent used to mean that the caregiver in question had extremely limited opportunities to earn extra money, the internet has opened up a whole new world of work-at-home possibilities. And with so many websites sharing and promoting coupons, discounts, and deals, some people have opted not to earn, but rather to save in their spare time. Some claim to save their households as much as $20,000 plus a year with their incessant coupon printing and clipping (more than they might earn at a minimum-wage job). But even if you’re not quite this devoted to saving on every trip to the supermarket or department store, you likely enjoy saving money as much as the next person. So here are some handy apps for the iPhone that can help you in the coupon arena.
As dedicated coupon apps go, there are a couple of freebies worth mentioning. Coupon Sherpa is one that you might want to check out simply because it offers exclusive coupons from retail partners (along with plenty of coupons that may be found other places — all are updated often). You can save and share favorite coupons or deals and set a list of your favorite stores for quick reference. Of course, this app does feature only a limited number of vendors (and many are retail brands rather than generic). If you’re looking for mobile couponing that offers more options you should definitely check out Qponomics, which has a huge variety of stores to choose from and offers a “push” feature that allows you to get notifications when coupons for your favorite stores are added. This one notably features coupons for grocery and drug stores.
The truth about most of these apps is that they tend to feature only certain types of stores. Since they are free, you can’t really complain about having to download more than one to meet all of your needs. But if you’re looking for coupons and deals for a variety of shops in your area, you may want to check out location-based apps like Coupon Clipper and Valpak Local Savings that can offer coupons for stores you frequent the most, as well as direct you to vendors in your area that you might be unfamiliar with. Just be aware that they may not run in your area (although you might still find coupons for national chains).
Then, of course, there are apps that offer added value. For example, you may have heard of an app called Grocery IQ that is mainly touted as a to-do list for the grocery store. You can create lists, search items from a database to add (so you don’t have to type them in) and save a list of favorite items to add each week. You can even organize your list by aisle to make sure you don’t have to double back for items that you missed on the first go-round. But the app also offers you the opportunity to search coupons, and in some cases you can even add them to your customer loyalty account at certain stores for ease of use. In this era of instant gratification, where all it takes is a “click here” to have the information you need at your fingertips, mobile apps are leading the way when it comes to making your life easier. And a few good coupon apps will do just that. Read the rest of this article ->