Football Manager Handheld 2015 hit the iPad App Store last week. This is the latest version of the best football management game around, updated for the 2014/15 season. I was a huge fan of the PC version of this game for years, and over recent years the iPad version has become my favorite due to its ‘lighter’, faster gameplay.
I’ve spent more hours playing this game on the iPad then I’d care to admit in public, so it’s a big understatement to say I look forward to each year’s new version. This year’s update to the game seems a little more substantial than some past updates – here’s its list of new features:
Brand New Match Engine
– A completely new and more realistic 2D Match Engine allows you to better analyse your team’s performance on the field to help you make those tough decisions.*
– A brand new Scouting Agency which allows you to look at, and monitor, a ranked list of the top 50 players within the game both for current ability and future potential.
Rankings and Dynamic League Reputation
– New World Rankings, for international teams and national leagues, which will evolve over time based on performances in continental competitions.
More Detailed Club Stats
– A Club Stats page dedicated to showing you more detailed seasonal and historical information about all areas of your club.
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After several posts discussing my continued curiousity in the Pencil stylus, I decided to just put my money where my mouth was and buy the darn thing for $50 USD during the Black Friday sale. I bought the Walnut version so that it sticks to my iPad’s Smart Cover, and also because I find it a little smarter looking.
I’ll definitely be testing it out over the next week or two, so stay tuned for a review. I’m a really big fan of the Paper app and I can’t wait to combine it with Pencil for a more natural drawing (and erasing) experience. After my recent disappointing experience with Penultimate and the Jot Script, I’m hoping the Pencil has what it takes to make drawing and sketching on my iPad more fun.
Today’s featured iPad painting combines two things I love: iPad art and The Walking Dead. Well, not real walking dead people, but the TV series that is.
It’s a portrait of Tyreese of course, one of the most interesting and likeable characters on the show – and it perfectly captures how scary the Zombie Apocalypse is to the biggest dude in the series.
This iPad painting is the work of Google+ member John Stavropoulos – created using the Procreate and Snapseed apps and a Jot Touch pen.
You can see more of John’s work, including a number of other Walking Dead themed works, at his www.jstav.com site.
And of course you can browse through lots more lovely iPad paintings at our own iPad Art section.
Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.
Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.
This week’s pick is Wars and Battles – Turn-based Strategy Wargames. I’m a huge fan of strategic wargames, so I love seeing this short intro to this app:
Wars and Battles is a platform of turn-based wargames that simulate historical battles and campaigns over several centuries and continents. Wars and Battles offers you rich and immersive graphics, intuitive yet sophisticated gameplay and hours and hours of game. Integrating the sophistication of traditional wargames into tablets is our commitment to players fond of strategy, history or the military.
I was lucky enough to be offered a pre-release look at the app, and I’ve been enjoying it over the last week or so. For now, the game offers its first battle – Normandy 1944, from the D-Day landing through to the Battle of the Falaise Pocket. It has over 300 units and more than 30 scenarios to play through, varying weather, and 9 types of terrain to contend with.
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Just in case you’re not already overwhelmed with this crazy weekend of sales, you should know that everything in the iPad Insight Deals store is 10% off today – through until midnight (November 28).
Most of these deals are targeted for the iPad and iOS devices – and they include items like:
— The 10 foot Apple-certified lightning cable
— The iLumi LED Smartbulb
— Slickwraps for the iPhone 6
— The Ultimate Minecraft Creeper Gear Bundle
— The om one levitating Bluetooth speaker
— The Smart Travel Router
And lots more.
You can browse them all and save that extra 10% on top of the already large discounts on any of the store items – in the iPad Insight Deals section.