Popular quiz game HQ Trivia goes big with new Apple TV app

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HQ Trivia
HQ Trivia is now on Apple TV.
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One of the most popular new iPhone games of the last year is set to take over your living room.

HQ Trivia, the popular mobile trivia game that offers cash prizes to participants, is making the leap from the small screen to the big one with a new Apple TV app that launched this week.

Rome: Total War marches onto iPhone this month

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Rome: Total War
Coming soon to an iPhone near you.
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The classic PC strategy game Rome: Total War is coming to iPhone — and you don’t have long to wait. Well, technically you may have been waiting since the game arrived on PC more than a decade ago, but it’s finally almost here. Honest!

Check out the eagerly anticipated trailer below, ahead of the game’s August 23 debut on iPhone.

Pocket City is the iOS city-building sim you’ve dreamed of

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Pocket City
Well, that's the rest of our week sorted then!
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There are few game franchises I poured more time and energy into as a kid than SimCity. From the mid-1990s, the classic metropolis-building strategy games were guaranteed a place on whichever computer I owned at the time.

Jump forward to 2018, and the not-dissimilar Pocket City has just landed in the App Store. And if you’re a fan of Will Wright’s construction classic, this loving tribute will certainly appeal. Check out the trailer below.

Fortnite rakes in a staggering $1 billion from in-game purchases

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People have too much disposable cash.
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Whether you like it or hate it, mutli-platform battle royal game Fortnite isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, it’s headed in just one direction: up.

According to a new report from market research firm SuperData Research, the insanely popular game has now sold more than $1 billion in in-game purchases alone. For anyone bemoaning the increasing reliance of games on pushing in-game purchases, this is why we can’t have nice things!

Massive explosions predicted during Fortnite event tomorrow

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Fortnite event happening Saturday
Fortnite could pop a big rocket on Saturday.
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Something is going to happen in the Fortnite game tomorrow. What that will be is a bit of a mystery, but it’s causing a lot of buzz.

Whatever the deal is, it’s happening at 1:30 pm Eastern Time on Saturday. In-game TV screens are showing a countdown clock, and that’s when it hits the zero hour.

iOS follow-up to 2011’s superb Battleheart is almost here

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Battleheart 2
After seven years, it's almost here!
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The first Battleheart game, a superb pick-up-and-play RPG perfectly suited for iOS, launched way back in 2011. Now a fully fledged sequel, Battleheart 2 is finally set to debut on iOS in the next couple of weeks — and you can pre-order it right now.

Check out the trailer for the game below, and prepare to get excited!

One of the best iOS indie games gets a massive update

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Death Road
Good zombie-bashing fun!
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The superb Death Road to Canada is about to get even better. A madcap mix of randomly-generated zombie survival RPG, action game, and text-based interactive fiction game, this bonkers title is one of my favorite iOS games out there.

One of the things that makes it so good? The fact that its developers have released a constant stream of updates since its launch in March 2017. Far from simple bug fixes, these updates have given player a slew of new content to put them through their paces. Here’s what the latest “Gizzard” update adds to the formula:

Revenue royale! Fortnite rakes in $100 million on iOS

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A veritable money-printing machine!
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Love it for its easy point of entry, addictive gameplay, and constant stream of in-app purchase upgrades or hate it for… well, exactly the same reasons, there’s no denying Fortnite is pretty darn big right now.

How big? Big enough that, after just three months on iOS, it has already taken in $100 million in worldwide player spending on Apple’s mobile platform alone. No matter how you slice it, that’s very impressive.

Stunning mobile RPG Elder Scrolls: Blades is coming to iOS this year

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This is going to look spectacular on iPhone X.
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Bethesda has revealed that The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a new free-to-play RPG set in the Elder Scrolls universe, is coming to iPads and iPhones later in 2018.

A preview of the game was shown at E3 over the weekend, showcasing its astonishing graphics, massive open world, and entertaining gameplay. “You have to see this running on an iPhone X,” the company representative gushed in an on-stage demo. Check out the unveiling below.