News Roundup: Apple’s New iPad Goes on Sale, More

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. 😉


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.


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!)


‘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.


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