Dust off your Game Boy cartridges, this case will let you play them on your iPhone 6 Plus

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Hyperkin, a company known for its retro gaming hardware and accessories, leaked some initial details and concept drawings for an upcoming Game Boy-style iPhone add-on recently. Initially considered an April Fools’ joke by many, and it partially was, but the company has since confirmed its validity:

“A lot of you were speculating that the Smart Boy is an April Fools’ Joke. Well, it sort of was. We “leaked” it with the initial intent of testing the market, seeing whether or not it should be something we’d actually make, under the guise of an April Fools’ Joke…Looks like you awesome folks ACTUALLY WANT IT, so the Smart Boy is now in development! Thank you all for your enthusiastic responses!”

As you can see, the Smart Boy smartphone peripheral is clearly a reality and currently in development. Head below to find out more about what it has to offer: Read more

Sky Gamblers: Cold War is IGN’s free iOS game of the month ($5 value)

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IGN is now offering Ayptical Games’ Sky Gamblers: Cold War as its FREE game of the month. Regularly listed at $4.99 and with 4.5/5 stars from 2,257 ratings, you can now download this game for free on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via IGN’s deal page. We’ve seen this game go down as low as $1 a few times before, but never free.

Go back in time and re-write the Cold War with this “extensive” single and multiplayer mode game. With multiple game modes, users can enjoy campaign, survival, team deathmatch, capture the flag and more. Sky Gamblers: Cold War is compatible with Game Center and AirPlay, so you can play along with your friends or on the big screen.

Head below for more details and a trailer.

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Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5 Blackout for iOS hits its all-time lowest price: $1 (Reg. $4+)

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Gameloft’s Call of Duty-like military shooter, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, has hit its all-time lowest price ever on the App Store. Usually listed at $3.99 (and regularly as high as $7), you can pick up the game on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for just $1. It has received 4/5 stars from 7,104 ratings and is listed as the “App Store’s Best of 2014 in 28 countries!”

Along with a series of updates over the holidays, Blackout features squad-based multiplayer with 4 customizable classes, chat, leaderboards and “limited time events”. There is also a full single player campaign here with light XP and weapon tier systems that takes you from Tokyo to Venice “to expose a lunatic who’s trying to tear the world to shreds.”

Head below for a quick look and more details: Read more

iTunes Free App of the Week: Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 ($2.99 value)

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Apple has chosen Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 as its Free App this week. Regularly listed at $2.99, you can now download the “Best kids app in more than 50 countries” for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for free. This is the first time the game has gone free since it released on the App Store, where it has garnered a 4.5 star rating from over 500 reviewers.

Head below for more details and some gameplay footage: Read more

iTunes Free App of the Week: Angry Birds Seasons (up to $2.99 value)

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Apple has selected Angry Birds Seasons (and Angry Birds Season HD) as the Free App of the Week. Typically going for up to $2.99, you can now download both the iPhone and iPad version for free. Outside of a one-time freebie sale sometime ago, this is the only other time both titles have gone free for iOS. Both versions of the app combined have received a 4+ star rating from over 300,000 reviewers

As mentioned in this morning’s game/app roundup, Rovio recently updated the game with 15 new NBA All Star levels, 1 new golden egg level and more. Head below for more details and gameplay footage: Read more

iTunes Free App of the Week: ProCam 2 ($1.99 value)

Apple has selected ProCam 2 – Camera and Photo / Video Editor as the Free App of the Week. Typically going for $1.99, you can now pickup the app for free on iPhone and iPod touch. You can also grab ProCam XL 2 on iPad for free (Reg. $1.99) as well. Based on previous pricing data, this is matching the lowest we’ve have seen the apps go for. Both version combined have received a 4+ star rating from over 1600 reviewers.

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iHome iW3 AirPlay Speaker w/ rechargeable battery (red or silver) $45 shipped (Reg. $60+)

Woot is offering the iHome iW3 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System with Rechargeable Battery in red or silver for $39.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping. That’s as much as $100 or more under the original listing and the best price we can find by $15 (in black or silver).

Features:

  • iHome Airplay enabled speaker delivers portable, streaming digital audio wirelessly anywhere your Wi-Fi signal reaches.
  • Airplay compatibility allows you to stream and control your iTunes library with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, computers (PC & Mac) and more
  • Supports multi-speaker use so you can add wireless audio to every room
  • Delivers SRS TrueBass digital sound processing though 4 speakers with Reson8 speaker chamber technology
  • Suports USB docking and charging. Includes internal Li-Ion Battery

Reviews aren’t easy to come by for the silver model, but the black one has received a 3.5/5 star rating from over 45 customers on Amazon and comes with a 1 year warranty from iHome.

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Gaming For Couples: The Peggle Family + The Beatles: Rock Band

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You love games, but your girlfriend or wife doesn’t. My goal is to change that. This week, 9to5Toys is debuting Gaming For Couples, a new weekly column looking at great games for couples to play together. We’re not necessarily going to pick the newest or hottest games for this column — instead, we’re going to suggest titles that are reasonably priced, made for both girls and guys, and widely available.

Our first edition looks at two picks just in time for the holidays: the Peggle franchise and The Beatles: Rock Band, both from Electronic Arts.

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