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What to play this weekend: Adventures of Pip

Let me set the scene for you. PAX East, 2015. My 10-year-old and I visit the Tic Toc Games booth, where a playable demo of Adventures of Pip is set up. He picks up the controller and begins playing this fun, retro platformer. He’s doing well, and clears the first major hurdle. He figures out the first puzzle on the first try. “No one has gotten that on the first try,” the developer says. A small crowd has gathered. 

He beats the next hurdle, and the next. Puzzles are solved. The princess is rescued, the demo level beaten. First try, first life. 

“Well, @!#*”, says the developer.

Today in the App Store, featuring LEGO® Batman: Beyond Gotham and TV Food Maps

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include the new LEGO® Batman: Beyond Gotham; an update to TV Food Maps and a discount on all Snowman apps icluding Shifts – Shift Worker Calendar, Checkmark 2, Alto’s Adventure and Circles.  All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

What to play this weekend: Does Not Commute

“Dentist Charles Schneider skipped lunch and went to the library instead. He’s heading back to this clinic with the books ‘Temporal Paradoxes’ and ‘Retrocausaility in Practice.'”

There’s an undercurrent of weirdness in Does Not Commute (free, universal) that Fox Mulder would love. The beautiful and challenging strategy game from Mediocre has you driving various vehicles — from sedans to speed boats to ice cream trucks — through several neighborhoods, being careful to beat the clock and avoid the other drivers. It’s challenging, thematic and a lot of fun. Here’s my look at Does Not Commute.

Today in the App Store — Table Tennis Touch, Day One and more

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Pinnacle Studio; the Heroes and Castles 2 game; and a significant update to Day One for OS X. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Today in the App Store — Transloader, Transmit for iOS and more

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Transloader for OS X, the new Tallowmere game and a notable update to Transmit for iOS. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Sago Mini Toolbox lets toddlers discover hammers, scissors and more

Children’s app company Sago Sago is known for their “mini” series of apps, which are designed for preschoolers and include colorful and playful themes. This trend is continued in the company’s latest title – Sago Mini Toolbox, which debuted today in the iOS App Store. As its name implies, Sago Mini Toolbox has a building […]

Today in the App Store — Wikipedia Mobile, Vox Player and more

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on SimplePhysics, the new Vox Player and a major update to Wikipedia Mobile. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.