As if having to deliver toys to every child in the world over the course of a single night wasn't tough enough, Temple Run 2's largest update yet pits Santa Claus against a giant killer gorilla. That dude cannot catch a break.
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I've been rather hard on Activision's mobile Wipeout game in the past, largely because it's based on a silly television obstacle course show and not my beloved series of PlayStation hovercar racing games. Today I'm just so happy to see a new game in the Android paid charts that I don't care. C'mere Wipeout, you big lug.
There was a time when mines and minecarts dominated video games. If a platformer or RPG didn't have a mine stage or a mine-themed dungeon, it wasn't a game. We felt like mines -- where actual mining was eschewed in favour of racing around on minecarts -- were the most natural things in the world, just as common as forests.
Another week, another 20 Android apps vying for attention on the top paid and free charts. All the usual suspects are present and accounted for -- 19 games that have been poking about the rankings for weeks, months and even years. There's only one fresh face here, though technically it's been rotting for ages.
Now that Stephen Totilo has painstakingly researched the best way to control Temple Run 2,, it's time to get down to business. You know how to jump, dodge and slide, but do you know how to truly excel? The fine folks at Imangi Studios have shared three tips for racking up a score you'll be proud to see on the leaderboards.
On one side we have the sequel to one of the most beloved mobile games in the world. On the other, an app mainly being downloaded due as a reaction to controversy, morbid curiosity and irony. There's room for everyone in the weekly free iPad app charts!
The success of Temple Run, a simple 3D endless runner created by the husband and wife team of Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova, has been nothing short of astounding. Since its 2011 release the game has grown into a casual gaming phenomenon, as definitive a mobile entertainment experience as Angry Birds or more Angry Birds.
In 2011, the husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova released a simple little 3D endless runner that took the world by storm. Temple Run has been downloaded more than 170 million times since its launch. We called it the modern-day Pitfall. Looks like it's time for the modern-day Pitfall 2 -- Temple Run's sequel hits the iTunes App Store today.