New iPhone apps worth downloading: This Day in The Rolling Stones, Pixplit and Wild Blood updates

Dec 19, 2012

Get yourself some inside info about one of the most influential rock bands of all time with This Day in The Rolling Stones. It’s packed with  information and a trivia game. We’ve also got updates to Pixplit, a photo app for creating collages with your friends and another to Gameloft’s Wild Blood that adds more multiplayer mayhem.

This Day in The Rolling Stones ($2.99)

What’s it about? A huge compendium of information on The Rolling Stones, This Day in The Rolling Stones is full of trivia, notes and more.

What’s cool? There’s a whole lot of stuff to learn about the Stones in This Day. Each day reveals historical information about the band and you can snap through the days, take a Rolling Stones quiz and read a ton of notes about each of their songs, on every single album. There’s also a trivia section of the site (apart from the quiz) that provides you with tidbits about the band. Finally, you can tap into Rolling Stones merchandise, or get funneled to official sites for each of the band’s members.

Who’s it for? This one is for big-time Rolling Stones fans, and anybody else hoping to learn a bit about the band or rock history.

What’s it like? Check out The Rolling Stones Official App for even more Stones.

Pixplit update (Free)

What’s it about? Pixplit lets you share photos from your iOS devices to create photo collages that can be shared with others.

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What’s cool? Creating collages is a lot more fun when you can do it remotely with your friends, mixing their photos and yours together in different ways. When you’re done with your creation, you can share it with others on Facebook and Twitter. Pixplit’s recent update adds improved user profile, push notifications and iPhone 5 support.

Who’s it for? If you take photos with your phone and share them with friends, you should give Pixplit a try.

What’s it like? Both Pic Stitch and Photo Collage Creator will also allow you to create collages of your own and share them through social networks.

Wild Blood update ($0.99 – on sale for a limited time)

What’s it about? Gameloft’s third-person action game, with high-quality graphics thanks to the Unreal Engine, lets players take on enemies and other players alike.

What’s cool? In King Arthur’s court, players take on the role of Lancelot and fight off demons that have escaped through an open gate to Hell. This isn’t the legend of King Arthur, but you get to fight through waves of enemies with a number of cool powers and weapons. Along with the game’s involved single-player mode, there’s also a multiplayer mode that lets you fight other players in epic battles, as well. Wild Blood’s new update adds even more features, including a new multiplayer mode and a multiplayer arena, along with weapons and armor.

Who’s it for? If you enjoy console games such as Darksiders 2 or the God of War franchise, you should check out Wild Blood.

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What’s it like? Phosphor Games’ Horn is another great action-adventure title, as is Gameloft’s BackStab.

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Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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