One of the breakout video games of the mid-1980s is back on the Mac, in all of its original glory. Space Ace, the game featuring cel animation created by former Disney animator Don Bluth, is now available for download from the Mac App Store. If you're a child of the 80s, it's a fun trip down memory lane.
The folks at GOG.com have added 22 games to their roster of downloadable titles for the Mac, including vintage classics like Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger and The 7th Guest, plus more recent fare like the 3D platformer Psychonauts and Runic's hack-and-slash dungeon crawler Torchlight.
The last Iron Man 3 trailer looked disturbingly like a Dark Knight Rises rehash and while the new one is slightly more fun, it still doesn't show much of the humor of the first two films. Given how belabored and off-key Dark Knight Rises was, I'm nervous.
Still, it's Old Shell Head looking even more Golden Avenger than usual, with War Machine getting the Iron Patriot paint on, and the often superb Ben Kingsley crammed into the many rings of the Mandarin, so while a lot could go wrong, there's still every chance the mighty Marvel movie machine gets this right. Or right enough that, come repulsor and uni-beam time, I won't care.
Iron Man 3 lands in theaters on April 25 or May 3, depending on where you live. In the meantime, there's tons of great content to load up on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Here are some of my favorites.
Speaking of Epic Unreal 3 powered games, Gameloft has recently shared the first look Wild Blood, their God of War-style action adventure title coming soon to the iPhone and iPad. You're Lancelot, you've bedded Queen Guinevere, and you've driven King Arthur so mad with jealous rage he's partnered with his insane half-sister, Morgana, to reap bloody, demon-fueled vengeance on you -- and all of Albion with you.
Dead Trigger lurched its way into the App Store yesterday, boasting run-and-gun zombie apocalypse action on your iPhone and iPad. The first person shooter is unabashedly cheesy, chock-full of snappy one-liners after recorpsifying the odd shambler, and over-the-top non-player characters that prod the plot forward. The graphics are the real showstopper though - you will be hard-pressed to find more disgusting walking dead anywhere else on a phone or tablet.
Looking for even more free games for your iPhone or iPod touch? It goes without saying that the iPhone and iPod touch are a massively popular gaming platform -- and you told us they deserve more than a small mention in our top free iPhone apps post. So, we dove back into the App Store and found the very best free strategy games, free shooter games, free sports games, free casual games, free physics games, free action games, free role-playing games, and free racing games for iPhone and iPod touch!
Super Goblin War Machine is a new side-scrolling action/arcade game for the iPad. The goal is to help the goblin horde design and build the ultimate war machine then smash, crush, and destroy the nearby enemy village.
9 original levels, plus 17 more available via expansion pack!
12 unlockable bonus stages!
Over a million possible War Machine combinations.
Dynamic Gobtech Physics Engine
29 increasingly crazed weapons, from the humble single cannon to the dreaded Kitchen Sink Gun. Of course, one of them fires flaming cows.
Rampage across a range of environments, including medieval cities, dwarf mines and riverside towns.
Heart-thumping original soundtrack.
21 unique achievements.
Beautifully optimised HD graphics.
Race the clock to unlock secret items!
Face down a diverse selection of enemies, from knightly spearmen to fighter jets to some bad-tempered birds of unusual size.
Based on actual real historical events!... or not.
If you pick this one up, let us know what you think!
Crystal Dynamic's Karl Stewart has confirmed that Lara Croft and the Guardians of Light will be hitting the North American App Store tomorrow for $6.99 (iPhone) and $9.99 (iPad). The game is said to be unchanged from the XBLA and PSN game that was released to critical acclaim earlier this year.
There will be a two-player co-op mode included over both WiFi and Bluetooth. For those familiar with the game and hoping that the DLC from the XBLA/PSN versions would make it to the iOS version, a Crystal Dynamics representative has confirmed that the DLC will not be included on the version being released tomorrow, however a future update has not been ruled out.
Check out more pictures and let us know what you think about this and all the other exciting games being released for iOS after the break!
The 2010 TiPb Awards are underway and it's time to vote on all your favorite social iPhone/iPad game of the year. You know what we're talking about. The ones where you pwn -- er, share with -- your friends. Where you try to oust them, out grow them, out shoot them, out build them, or just out spell them.