Welcome to iFanzine’s Weekly News Roundup, where we take a quick look at a handful of the most interesting Apple and iOS gaming-related stories from the past 7 days. Today’s roundup includes: an all-new iPad, a crazy Fortnite story, a new trailer for Monster RPG 3, and lots more!

Apple Releases a New iPad With Pencil Support

Earlier this week, Apple announced a brand new iPad at an education-focused event in Chicago. The main highlights of the device are a faster processor, support for the Apple Pencil, and an affordable starting price ($329). Although the 2018 model of the iPad is primarily being targeted at the education sector, thanks to its powerful A10 chip, it should also be a very capable and future-proof iOS gaming machine.

[The Verge]


Nik Mihaylov’s Upcoming Masterpiece ‘Unlonely’ Nears Release

In a typically humble, self-effacing tweet, Nik Mihaylov announced this week that Unlonely (aka the first game to feature iFanzine in a starring role) has entered the final stages of development and should be ready for launch soon. No matter what Nik says, we’ve got a sneaking feeling that Unlonely will be a damn sight better than “adequate” when it finally arrives on the App Store. 😉

[Twitter]


The ‘Fortnite’ Craze Is Causing Chaos in Schools

The Fortnite Battle Royale/PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds craze that’s currently sweeping the globe is causing chaos in schools, according to a report by Kotaku. Classroom disruptions, Wi-Fi problems, and cell phone confiscations are all apparently on the rise due to huge numbers of students playing the recently released iOS versions of Fortnite and PUBG while at school.

[Kotaku]


Groovy Woovy Unveil Suitably Groovy New Logo

Groovy Woovy Games, the Scottish indie studio behind Mister Smith & His Adventures and Trivia Guy, took to Twitter this week to unveil their new company logo. We think it’s a suitably groovy redesign, how about you guys? (Also, here’s hoping the logo reveal means that a new game announcement from Groovy Woovy isn’t too far off!)

[Twitter]


‘Monster RPG 3’ Coming Soon!

If you cast your mind all the way back to the olden days of 2010, you may remember us reviewing a retro RPG by the name of Monster RPG 2. It’s been a long time coming, but that fantastic game is finally getting a sequel! Nooskewl recently announced that Monster RPG 3 will arrive on iOS and other platforms later this year. Check out a trailer above, and hit the link below for more info.

[Nooskewl]


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