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Capcom Exploring Resident Evil 2 Remake

Capcom is looking into remaking Resident Evil 2.

Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi revealed on the official Resident Evil Facebook page that he was presenting his ideas for a Resident Evil 2 project to the company. “Right after the

HD Remaster project was finished, I actually started putting together my ideas for this ‘RE2 Project,'” he said. “So, I just brushed it up and went to see my boss to present the basic concept of the project already.”

Hirabayashi has worked on the Resident Evil series for years, contributing to the GameCube remake, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. He expressed his excitement earlier this week about a Resident Evil 2 remake after Capcom R&D Division 1 asked fans if they would be interested by such a project. The response was quite positive.

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Oh God, ‘Blood Bowl’ is Free Right Now

If there is one thing that I have learned in my time at TouchArcade, it is this: Blood Bowl [$0.99 (HD)] fans are really, really defensive. Seriously, you call the game esoteric, complicated, and hard to understand if you’re not familiar with the game already, and people are at your throat. Do you want to find out if my many haters from the review’s comment section are right, or if I’m once again correct? Well, Blood Bowl for iPad is free until August 23rd.

There’s a lot to the game, but if you play it then beware, you will need to read the lengthy online manual to even understand how to do anything. And you may never reach that point where the game is fun. I’m sure it is if you’re willing to dedicate your life to it! Are you willing to find out? Now you can do so at no risk for a limited time, with only IAP for extra teams. I did say “I’d perhaps only recommend this it it was a free game.” I will admit that there’s probably something I’m missing out on, but I prefer games that are far more accessible up front and …read more

App Store Update: July 31

Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

Angry Birds 2 – (Freemium)

Rovio’s pig-bashing, slingshotted birds have been around for years now, with plenty of spin-offs and pseudo-sequels published for the original, million-selling game. This time around, though, we’re getting what’s being marketed as the official, numbered sequel to the first game.

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Uber Reportedly Raises New Funding Round, Now Valued At Over $50 Billion

Uber just closed a new round of funding that will value the company at more than $50 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper says that Uber has raised close to $1 billion in the round, which brings total equity financing to more than $5 billion. The WSJ reported that investors in this latest round include Microsoft and Indian media company Bennett, Coleman, and Company.… Read More …read more

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EA Clarifies Release Window for Platformer Unravel

The EA-published endearing platformer Unravel is set to release in early 2016.

It was during EA’s Q1 2016 financial report call that the company announced Unravel was targeting a release window of Q4 in fiscal year 2016, which lines up with January 1 – March 31 of 2016.

Announced at E3 2015, Unravel is a platformer developed by indie studio Coldwood that initially gained popularity due in part to its adorable main character Yarny, a small red figure made entirely out of twisted yarn.

Unravel is planned to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Read IGN’s E3 2015 Unravel preview to learn more about navigating the world with a body made of yarn.

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It’s a Day That Ends in “Y” So Of Course Apple TV App Store Rumors Are Flying

You know that phrase, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me?” I feel like we’re on “Fool me like 25 times” and I’m not sure where the shame even lies anymore. Probably still on me, with someone using the Shame Bell [Free] app following me around and shaming me… But, hey, whatever, it’s Friday and what would a Friday be without an Apple TV rumor. It’s the same basic Apple TV rumor that we’ve been hearing for years now in that Apple is just about to release a brand new Apple TV that’s going to come packed with an Apple TV App Store, and nearly everything else you’ve ever hoped and dreamed for in your life.

What sets this specific rumor apart is that it’s targeting a September release, which isn’t that far away. Other rumors which we’ve already posted about include a faster processor, a new kind of input method likely utilizing Force Touch or similar (assuming the new controller rumors are true) and even some level of Siri integration.

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‘Battle Orbs’ Review – A Match-3 Battler that Repeats the Formula with Style

Last week Armor Games shared their most recent take on the match-3 genre. Battle Orbs [Free] is a game that mixes puzzle mechanics with limited 2D adventure elements along the lines of Puzzle Quest 2 [$2.99], Hero Emblems [$3.99] and the recently reviewed Guardian Sword.

As I start on the quest through the island of Battle Orbs I’m approached by a local Elder that asks me to help the inhabitants of the land as they have been taken over by legions of monsters. So here I was by the side of my trusty (and cute!) pet, with a mere stick on my hand and a few logs of wood clumsily tied together as a shield; I was more than ready to fight, or so I thought. Then my character was taken to the puzzle arena where an appropriate tutorial did his job and I was set on my way.

Battle Orbs’ take on the match-3 mechanics introduces a simple but compelling element of strategy, where matching swords is a more efficient way to handle ground monsters while by placing bows together we get extra damage when attacking ranged enemies. Both types of monsters are easily distinguished whether by …read more