There are a lot of great stylus and app pairing options for illustrating on the iPad, but only one can teach you how to draw Iron Man's head. Yesterday Marvel launched its free Marvel Creativity Studio app, along with an optional accompanying sold-separately stylus. Part coloring book, part sketchbook, part tutorial, part animation software, and part sticker book, the Creativity Studio is meant to give young Marvel fans the tools to create content not unlike that of Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
There's quite a few capacitive stylus options on the market for iPad (3, 4 and Mini) users, but Wacom will leverage the pressure-sensitivity of its Intuos brand starting this October with the release of the $99 Intuos Creative Stylus at Wacom's eStore and Best Buy stores. Wacom says it'll sport 2048 levels of pressure by way of Bluetooth 4.0 and the pen's tip, which like most capacitive stylus pens is covered by swappable silicon nibs. So far, the new stylus is confirmed to be optimized for use in Wacom's own free Bamboo app, along with the iOS versions of SketchBook Pro, ArtRage, ProCreate and Psykopaint.
I've been a pretty big fan of Archie Comics for quite a while now, but it's always bugged me that I've been relegated to the role of a passive observer. No matter how many comics I read, I can't warn Archie of the folly of making two dates at once, or encourage Jughead to maybe mix things up with a salad now and then. Now, however, that is all about to change, as the Archie: Betty or Veronica? game for iOS will give me absolute, godlike control of Riverdale itself!
Just can't wait for the Xbox 360, Wii U and PlayStation 3 versions Injustice: Gods Among Us, the DC Comics fighting game from NetherRealm Studios and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, to hit shelves April 16? Do you prefer swiping motions to pressing buttons? Or are you just a cheapskate?
Whatever the case, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The iOS version of
As a kid I always preferred MS Paint to markers and notebook paper. As a teen it was Photoshop to a physical canvas. Now as an adult (who isn't skilled enough to justify buying a Cintiq or Intuos), I dig drawing on the iPad. For
Power Rangers Samurai fans have had two video game options to help themselves to in Apple's App Store for more than a year, but to celebrate the 25th anniversary of localizing Japan's Super Sentai shows, Saban Brands is getting comprehensive by including its Mighty Morphin team and more in the new Power Rangers Legends. Currently free for an unspecified amount of time on iTunes, Legends lets fans play as either the MMPR Green or Pink Rangers in a battle against elemental
This was a good year for digital comics company ComiXology: Not only did it see the 100 millionth download of a digital comic from the service (and the 2 billionth page published digitally), but the year ended with the company's Comics by ComiXology iPad app being named the third highest grossing iPad app of the last twelve months by Apple.Commenting on the app's high placement, CEO David Steinberger said