Nova

N.O.V.A. 3 crash lands on iOS, angry aliens and big guns in tow

Gameloft recently launched N.O.V.A. 3, the next step to their sci-fi first-person-shooter franchise for iPhone and iPad. This time, you're taking to the streets of Earth, engaging in gripping firefights with a bunch of high-tech weaponry and vehicles.

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Holiday Weekend App Sales

Today marks the first day of July, which means Independence Day is only a few days away. To celebrate, many developers have put their apps on sale and we've rounded up some of our favorites to tell you about!

  1. EA Games: All games up to 90% off. [EA - iTunes link]

  2. Gameloft Games: Select titles on sale for $0.99 for a 'limited time'.

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N.O.V.A. 2 for iPhone now available in the App Store

Gameloft has just released N.O.V.A. 2 for iPhone and iPod touch, the sequel to it's smash hit first-person shooter (FPS) N.O.V.A. If you are unfamiliar with the N.O.V.A. game it is Gameloft's take on the ever popular HALO genre. You play as an elite military soldier who is responsible for fending off an alien invasion. N.O.V.A. 2 is set 6 years after the ending of the original N.O.V.A.. The game includes an intense single player campaign as well as multiplayer brawls for you to eliminate opposing players.

N.O.V.A. 2 has some very welcomed updates which include:

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Vote now for your favorite hardcore iPhone/iPad game! – TiPb Awards

What's your favorite hard core iPhone/iPad game?Market Research

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.

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Vote now for your favorite social iPhone/iPad game! – TiPb Awards

Favorite social iPhone/iPad game?customer surveys

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.

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NOVA gets Retina Display and Gyroscope support

Gameloft's NOVA has just received one awesome update; high-res retina display support and the ability to use the gyroscope (looks like Gun Range proved useful after all) for iPhone 4. First let's talk graphics...

This game looks absolutely amazing. Color. Crispness. It's all there. No aliasing problems, things just look great. Now for the not so great news, the Gyroscope.

I have been playing with the NOVA update for the last couple of days and for the life of me, I can't seem to feel comfortable using the gyroscope in conjunction with the traditional controls. Sure, the gyroscope is precise. Sure you can pivot in a circle and the game will rotate with you. But when it comes to playing in a firefight with aliens, it is hard to be using the traditional controls to pan while using the gyroscope to aim. Perhaps I just don't have the reflexes of my youth, but I found the experience frustrating. Thankfully you can turn the gyroscope controls off.

This was just my experience, how are you liking the update? Let us know in the comments!

Video after the break.

[$4.99- iTunes link]

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Quick Review: NOVA HD for iPad

Here we have NOVA HD [$9.99 - iTunes Link] for iPad, an action-packed first-person shooter (FPS) that should make any Halo fan feel right at home.

For video of me playing (kinda funny), pictures, and more -- stay with us after the break!

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Gameloft drops NOVA, Modern Combat, Dungeon Hunter, Asphalt, UNO, NFL 2010, Let's Golf, and Real Football 2010 on iPad

Gameloft knows how to take popular gaming genres, polish them to multitouch perfection, and release them faster than ought be possible, and the iPad release is no exception with N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance; Modern Combat: Sandstorm; Dungeon Hunter; Asphalt 5; UNO; NFL 2010; Let’s Golf!; and, Real Football 2010.

Check 'em out after the break!

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TiPb Apps 5.3: Gameloft (GDC 2010)

Live from GDC 2010, Rene talks to Baudoin Corman and Sanette Chao from Gameloft about Nova [$4.99 - iTunes link], Rayman 2 [$6.99 - iTunes link], GT Racing [$4.99 - iTunes link], Avatar [$6.99 - iTunes link] and many more [iTunes link] for iPhone and iPod touch... and soon for iPad!

Gameloft really wants to offer highly polished games and the highest quality gaming experience in every genre and to every type of gamer. for 2010 they're, already showing off Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, Fisher Kings, Zombie Infection, and no doubt much more -- including iPad specific versions of some of their titles that better make use of the bigger screen. (As seen during Apple's iPad event).

For a large company, Gameloft has proven time and again they can react quickly to take advantage of new developments in the iPhone OS and whole new platforms like the iPad. It will be interesting to see what else they have planned for us in 2010. Fun too.

Watch along after the break!

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2009 TiPb Editors' Choice Awards

Happy New Year and welcome to the iPhone blog's 2009 TiPb Editor's Choice Awards for the very best (in our opinion!) iPhone and iPod touch apps and accessories released in the last year!

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