If you game on a Mac, or an iOS device, you’ve probably never played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II. But that’s something that has now, quite miraculously, changed: After more than a decade, KOTOR 2 is finally available for Mac, and the game is (quite literally) better than it has ever been.
As usual, that means we're counting down the top apps you may have missed from the previous 7 days -- everything from an update to a truly excellent game to a fantastic way to keep up to date with your Apple Watch.
Without further ado, then, here are this week’s awesome apps!
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A long time ago (well, three days ago) in an App Store far, far away, Disney finally dropped its official Star Wars app ahead of the release of this winter’s Episode VII movie. Bringing you all the breaking news and interactive features you can shake a lightsaber at, the app will let you know the second a new trailer drops or any other big announcement is made.
On top of that, the app lets you unlock 3D characters for a special Augmented Reality camera feature, take and share a Star Wars selfie, and so much more.
Superb endless runner Alto’s Adventure is one of the year’s best games, and the 1.1 upgrade makes it even better — giving you a way to spend all those coins you’ve earned by buying helmets to protect you from crashes, chasm rescue kits, llama stampede horns, and much more.
If you’re already getting good-to-great at this atmospheric iOS game, this well-timed upgrade is just the thing to keep you enjoying the game’s snowy landscapes throughout the summer months.
News at a glance is something we can get on board with for the Apple Watch, and this Watch-friendly update of the free Reeder rival has now incorporated that into its lineup. Giving you the chance to check out the headline, source and main image of a variety of relevant news stories and then either read the best ones or mark them for later reading, the app is a great way to stay up to date while on the move.
Given that most of us spend a bit of time sitting on the bus, subway or just lounging on the sofa each day, our omnipresent iPhones are pretty much the perfect tool for keeping a diary. Daygram is a great diary tool, encouraging you to keep track of your thoughts using a simple tap-based UI.
Not only is it great practice to write every day, but it’s also possible to gain some fascinating insights into your life just by virtue of writing down your thoughts. Recommended!
The first gameplay footage of Star Wars: Uprising was unveiled by publisher Kabam today, and if you weren’t already stoked to take on the remnants of the Empire, this should do the trick.
Blasters, force powers, flamethrowers, and plenty of swordplay brings the action in the developer’s first demo for the real time strategy game that picks up after the destruction of the second Death Star. The game is coming out on iOS and Android in September in anticipation of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the end of the year.
If the fight card featured the urbane intellect of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard against Darth Vader and his command of the Force’s Dark Side, who would win?
We won’t spoil it for you. One fired the fatal shots, but the other got the last word. To say they fought to a draw would not give anything away.
The hilarious writers at College Humor did an animated sketch with the Next Generation cast rattling sabers with the great Sith Lord from his Death Star. The prize was not a planet or some other galactic real estate. It was to decide which series concept is nerdier?
An upcoming mobile game will throw players into the struggle immediately following the death of the Emperor in Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars: Uprising, which is due out later this year for iOS and Android, is a real-time strategy game that picks up after the destruction of the second Death Star at the end of the third film as the decapitated Empire struggles to maintain control over the galaxy.