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Amazing Spider-Man 2 web-slings its way into the App Store

Gameloft's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit the App Store today, offering plenty of web-slinging and smart-alecky heroism. The storyline expands on what’s in the movie, and has tons of unlockables, like the Symbiote Spider-Man costume, and butt heads with villains like Venom and Kraven the Hunter. There’s original voice acting throughout and an open world replete with rich 3D graphics.

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Top ten games you can only play on iOS right now!

Console exclusives are a big deal in the game world, but they're not unique to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita. iOS gets them too — exclusives you can only play on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With the help of Simon Sage, I've written up a list of the top ten games that you can only play on iOS.

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Hands-on with the first mobile game from Harmonix, creators of Rock Band

Back at GDC 2014, we got some hands-on time with the first mobile game from Harmonix, called Record Run. (They wanted us to keep a lid on it until their big reveal at PAX East this last weekend.) These guys made the timeless Guitar Hero and Rock Band games, and as you might expect, their foray into iOS games also involves music.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging onto a device near you next week

Gameloft has released a new trailer and some new screenshots for their upcoming game The Amazing Spider-Man 2, coming next week. Spider-Man 2 was originally announced last month as an open world experience that would let you sling webs, crawl on walls, and fight villains in true Spider-Man style.

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The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth: Top 5 tips and tricks for building an empire and forging alliances

The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth is a top-grossing game on iOS based on the popular fantasy franchise. Players build varied structures, upgrade them, apply research to unlock new units or improve the performance of existing ones, and outfit familiar heroes to lead armies into battle. There’s a whole lot to this game, and it’s a bit overwhelming at first, but these tips should help you get started quickly, not to mention do well enough to not need to spend a ton of money on in-app purchases.

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R.B.I. Baseball hits a home run on iOS

Nintendo classic R.B.I. Baseball has been re-imagined for mobile and is now available on iOS. A fast-paced arcade feel, straightforward pricing with no in-app purchases, and plenty of current players to pick from make this one a solid contender for top of the sports games category.

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Fund This: Spaceteam Admiral's Club for sweet new iOS games

More often than not, crowdfunding campaigns act more or less as a preorder system, despite Kickstarter’s insistence that it’s not a store. Today’s campaign from the Canadian game developer of Spaceteam, Henry Smith, flies in the face of that trend. His Kickstarter campaign is simply to keep him in the business of innovative, interesting games that might not necessarily have the mass appeal necessary to be a commercial success, but pushes new creative boundaries.

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Play with the legend himself in Pele: King of Football

Hey futbol fans! A free-to-play game featuring the legendary Pele just landed. You can control him through a lengthy career mode which takes you from humble beginnings to worldwide championships. The core gameplay is simply goal-kicking, using intuitive gesture controls similar to Flick Soccer, but over time you can unlock a bunch of items to customize your player. Every 20 minutes there’s an online leaderboard competition to win stuff. The real kicker here is that you can win real world items from playing, including jerseys, signed balls, or even a trip to Brazil.

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad review

Blizzard’s first mobile game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, soft-launched in Canada, Australia and New Zealand last night, after a full year of lead-up. This is a free-to-play live multiplayer card game based on the popular franchise. Even throughout the PC and Mac release, the graphics, animation, and interface all made it clear that this was a game built with mobile in mind. Hearthstone is already one of the most played games on Twitch, which should be an indication of how popular it will be on mobile.

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Add a pistol grip to your iPhone with Grip & Shoot - Macworld|iWorld 2014

Whether you're looking for a fun and responsive way to take photos or you'd like a different sort of game controller for your iPhone, Grip & Shoot can help. This polycarbonate case and grip lets you take aim and fire. What's more, it has an open Application Programming Interface (API) to enable third-party app developers to support it easily.

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