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Drive on Moscow iPad Wargame Updated & On Sale – Universal App, New AI Opponents & More

Drive on Moscow iPad game

Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow, the outstanding iPad strategic wargame from Shenandoah Studio, has been updated to Version 2.0 today. This is a major update for the game, starting with the app becoming universal – so it can now be played on the iPad, and iPhone, or an iPod Touch.

Here are the other two notable additions to the game in this update:

New AI Opponents – Challenge two new AI opponents featuring machine learning and Alpha-Beta pruning. These AI opponents think deeply and will provide a new experience for veteran players.

Improved Online and Sharing Features – New options let players share their victories and invite others to join them online. For online play, we’ve added a one-week timeout to all games to keep them flowing and competitive.

This is another good update for an already great iPad wargame. It’s also still on sale at just $4.99 – and now that gets you a universal app designed for iPad and iPhone.

Here’s an App Store link for Drive on Moscow.

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Price Drops: Drive on Moscow iPad Strategy Wargame On Sale at 50% Off

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Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow, the excellent strategic wargame for the iPad, is on sale again – at just $4.99. That’s down from its standard price of $9.99.

This is the follow-up to the award-winning Battle of the Bulge game from Shenandoah Studio. This one is on even grander scale and lets you take charge of the German or Soviet forces in the largest battle of World War II.

If you stop by this site even occasionally you know I’m a huge fan of these games from Shenandoah Studio,as they build on the old-school deeply strategic form of board style wargames and create a superb iPad experience that’s is faithful to that while also making the most of what the iPad can bring to the gameplay experience.

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2 Top Strategy Wargames for iPad on Sale for the Holidays

iPad wargames Holiday sale

Here’s some great news for fans of strategy games and in particular strategic wargames on the iPad: Shenandoah Studio has got both of their excellent titles on sale for the holidays.

The recently released Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow is 30% off at $6.99 and its predecessor, Battle of the Bulge, is 50% off at $4.99. Also, all the In-App purchase elements in Battle of the Bulge are reduced to 99 cents.

This holiday sale is going on now, and will continue until January 14.

If you visit here with any frequency at all, you know I’m a big, big fan of these two games. Battle of the Bulge was the first real, strategic wargame for the iPad that I’d seen and was an instant favorite for me. This month marks the one year anniversary of its release and it has over 1 million play sessions.

If you enjoy strategy games this is a nice opportunity to pick up two great ones at bargain prices.

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Plenty of iPad Apps & Games Already on Sale for the Holidays

iPad Games on Sale

The holiday season is in full swing – snowstorms and soppy TV ads, holiday music in stores – and of course, lots of good iPad apps and games on sale at some deep discounts.

Here are a few that have already caught my eye:

Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe: 50% off – $4.99

NBA Jam for iPad: 99 cents – down from $4.99

Need for Speed Most Wanted: 99 cents – down from $6.99

Deus Ex: The Fall: 99 cents – down from $6.99

The last three are all EA titles – and they have lots more that are on sale at 99 cents,  or at 50% off and more. A quick search for ‘EA’ in the App Store will give you a good look at these.

There will be lots more good iPad apps and games on sale between now and the new year – and I’ll try to post on some of the more notable sales as they come along.

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Drive on Moscow iPad Wargame Updated: New Icon, Improved Play Balance & More

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Drive on Moscow, my new favorite strategy wargame for the iPad, has been updated today – to Version 1.0.3. The update adds a new subtitle – so the game is now Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow – and a striking new icon, as you can see above.

The update is more than just cosmetic though, it also brings changes to improve gameplay and the balance of play. Here’s the full change list

• Fixed freeze or crash in AI
• Fixed tracking of online victories and resignations
• Changed out of fuel icon to avoid confusion with out of supply
• Fixed a Tutorial bug
• Adjusted victory levels for three scenarios
• Minor corrections in Help

This was a superb strategic wargame right out of the gate; it’s nice to see it already getting a substantial update less than a month after release.

Here’s an App Store link for Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow; it’s priced at $13.99.

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Price Drops: Battle of the Bulge iPad Game on Sale at $4.99 Now

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The excellent Battle of the Bulge strategic wargame for the iPad, from Shenandoah Studio, is on sale starting today for just $4.99. That’s 50% off its standard $9.99 price tag.

The sale is to mark both the Thanksgiving holiday and the launch of Shenandoah’s superb new Drive on Moscow game.

If you’re even an occasional reader here you probably know that I love the Battle of the Bulge game and picked it as one of The Best iPad Apps of 2012.

This is a great time and a great price to check out this fun and challenging iPad wargame. Here’s an App Store link for Battle of the Bulge; it’s a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.

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Stay Classy iPad – with Anchorman 2 Scotchy Scotch Toss Game

Anchorman 2 Scotchy Scotch Toss iPad game

Oh yes, the pride of San Diego has hit the iPad App Store. Ron Burgundy is the star of the new iPad game Anchorman 2: Scotchy Scotch Toss. Here’s the game’s App description, courtesy of the anchorman himself:

A game of deception, intrigue and ice.

Hello friends, legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy here to describe the greatest app in the history of western civilization, “Scotchy Scotch Toss.” This mobile game, which I personally developed, combines my two favorite things: Scotch, and playful exchanges with total strangers. Simply toss ice cubes into my glass of Scotch and I’ll offer neighborly encouragement. OR, miss your shot and I’ll flog you like a petulant mule. Either way you’re going to hear about it!
Multiple locations, targets and the ability to play with friends, (if you have any), this app has it all! Hey, did you know that “app” is short for “appetite?” Because you’re always hungry for more…..
I’m sorry, I don’t know what “app” means, but what I do know is this is a top shelf quality product. A true treasure of mobile gaming, “Scotchy Scotch Toss” has the detailed craftsmanship worthy of exhibition in the yet-to-be-built Burgundy Library in Washington D.C.
Download “Scotchy Scotch Toss” today, its the only app you’ll ever need. Seriously, stop what you’re doing and delete every other app off your phone and install this game immediately. This isn’t a joke.

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Drive on Moscow iPad Strategy Game – Out Now

Drive on Moscow iPad wargame

Drive on Moscow, a new strategic wargame for the iPad from the makers of the excellent and award-winning Battle of the Bulge, is available now in the App Store. This new game lets you take command of the Axis or Soviet armies in the largest battle of World War II.

Battle of the Bulge was the first real, classic board game style wargame for the iPad. It’s a superb game and was one of our selections for The Best iPad Apps of 2012.

Drive on Moscow looks even better. It offers turn-based gameplay and lets you go to war against the game’s stellar AI or online versus a friend or a random opponent – and now on a much bigger scale with this massive battle on the Russian front.

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Notable New iPad Games: Civil War II: 1862

Civil War II 1862 iPad game

Civil War II: 1862 is a new iPad wargame from the clever folks at Hunted Cow Studio. It’s a prequel to their excellent Civil War: 1863 and and other good looking strategic wargame title for the iPad. In fact it sounds like a nice step up from its predecessor in some ways:

… incorporating the detailed strategic gameplay of the original while adding major new features and improvements such as flank attacks and strategic movement. Melee combat has also been given greater emphasis and the range of troop quality has been expanded to include elite units.

The game lets you play 7 different campaigns that are based on 14 historical battles from the American Civil War – 13 of them can be played as either side. There are 5 more campaigns that can be added via In-App purchase at just 99 cents each.

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Drive on Moscow iPad Wargame Set for Release Next Week

Drive on Moscow iPad wargame

Drive on Moscow, the first sequel to the excellent Battle of the Bulge strategic wargame for iPad from Shenandoah Studio, is set to be released next Thursday, November 21.

Battle of the Bulge is the first real, old-school strategic wargame, and was one of our picks for the Best iPad Apps of 2012. I’m a huge fan of the game and of Shenandoah Studio – a company that is committed to bringing classic board-style wargames to the iPad and iOS. They already have a number of great titles in the pipeline, including an epic sounding Gettysburg game.

Next up is Drive on Moscow – here’s a little Intro to it and an excellent video trailer for the game:

Drive on Moscow puts players in command of the largest battle of World War II, tasked to defend the homeland as the Soviets, or lead a bold push to seize the Russian capital as the Axis. Featuring turn-based gameplay and an award-winning UI design, Drive on Moscow is built from the ground up for iPad. Play online, face-to-face, or against challenging AI opponents. With accessible rules, Drive on Moscow is a great wargame experience for casual and veteran players alike.

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It’s Here! Football Manager Handheld 2014 for iPad

Football Manager Handheld 2014 for iPad

Here’s a bit of App Store news that has made my day: Football Manager Handheld 2014 for iPad is out and available to download. Football Manager Handheld is The best footie management game for iPad and mobile devices and is of course the younger brother of the desktop game that’s the best around as well.

The new football season kicked off a few months back in Europe and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this new version of Football Manager Handheld for iPad ever since. I’m a huge fan of The Beautiful Game and a crazy big fan of playing this excellent football management game.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with what this game is all about, here’s a quick Intro to what it offers:

Football Manager Handheld 2014 is the best-selling and most realistic football management game available for mobile and tablet devices. The game allows you to live out the ultimate dream of managing your favourite club – you make the big decisions, you decide on transfers, tactics and substitutions as you follow the match live with the acclaimed match engine. Can you keep the fans, board and media happy and lead your team to glory?

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