Turns out Madden NFL 25 isn't free, but freemium: unless you're willing to pony up for in-game cash (by way of in-app purchases, or IAP), you'll have a limited playbook for solo games and almost no chance of winning multiplayer matches against better-equipped players.… Read more
Has the Wii era come to an end? If Wii U sales are any indication, America's love affair with the popular game console looks to have petered out.
But that hasn't stopped Rolocule Games from borrowing the Wii concept for an intriguing iPhone game: Motion Tennis ($7.99). Forget flicking tiny onscreen players; Motion Tennis pairs with your living-room TV by way of your Apple TV, which is required to play the game. And in true Wii style, your iPhone becomes the controller.
See, late-model iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches can mirror their displays via an Apple TV, … Read more
John Waite's new live album, "Live All Access," was not a planned release. But after the "Missing You" singer and former Babys and Bad English frontman discovered that he and his band's performances were so enhanced by the addition of new, hard-edge guitar player, Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper, Skid Row, and Slash), he wanted to capture it. Once Waite heard their explosive onstage synergy in the recordings, however, he knew they had to be shared with the world.
In an era of auto-tune and overdubs, "Live All Access" harkens back to a … Read more
An artist's artist, nine-time Grammy-award-winning musician John Legend remains sought-after for collaborations by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Jay Z, and Alicia Keys. His respect within (and outside of) the music industry is testament to his commitment to excellence -- and the primary reason that speaker leaders Definitive Technology called upon Legend to be their first-ever brand ambassador.
As part of a multiyear partnership deal, Legend, whose fourth solo studio album, "Love In The Future" drops Sep. 3, will serve as figurehead and muse for the brand's upcoming audio rollouts including the Sound Cylinder … Read more
What a time to be a PC gamer.
I don't mean because of the steady flow of amazing new releases -- it's definitely more of a trickle -- but because you can buy so many great games for so little money.
Case in point: I've rounded up three game bundles that are just embarrassingly good deals. Take a look:
1. The Complete Grand Theft Auto Bundle With Grand Theft Auto V just around the corner, this is the perfect time to play the earlier games in the series so you know what all the fuss is about.… Read more
First Jackie Chan, then Jet Li... and now Godfrey Gao? Already a major celebrity in China -- he's Asia's premier male supermodel and the star of a number of Chinese films and TV shows -- Gao aspires to become the East's next biggest export. With his good looks, charm, and role in the much-anticipated film adaptation of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," he just might be. In the movie, based on the YA bestseller about a teenage half-angel locked in an epic battle against demons, the Taiwanese actor/model plays fan-favorite character Magnus Bane, … Read more
For almost as long as there's been a rumor of a next-gen Apple TV, there's been a rumor of an Apple game console. In a year where Apple's product portfolio has been conservative -- to be kind -- it feels like new products, like the fabled iWatch, might be sliding off toward 2014.
So what, if anything, could Apple surprise with? Of all the new products Apple could release this fall, a revamped Apple TV/game console would be the easiest to make...and could deliver a huge unexpected disruption to the upcoming next-gen game consoles from … Read more
Hot Chelle Rae isn't a household name yet, but it's not for want of trying. The rockin' Nashville four-piece, best known for multi-platinum singles "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That," off their sophomore album "Whatever" (which guaranteed them a Best New Artist win in 2011), have toured with some of the biggest artists, from Demi Lovato to Taylor Swift. They're currently playing to tens of thousands of fans a night on the Justin Bieber "Believe Tour," which kicked off last month. But they have yet to go … Read more