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Vainglory has awesome battle arena graphics (pictures)

This new battle arena game was made using Metal, Apple's new graphics engine for iOS.

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Jason Parker
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Vainglory for iOS

This new game for iOS made from Apple's Metal graphics engine is as great to look at as it is to play, but lacks the sheer amount of options you get in classic games from the genre.

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Choose your hero

You get only 10 heroes to choose from in this early release, but thankfully there's a mix of melee, ranged and magic heroes.

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Managing the lane

Early in the game, you want to drive the enemies back and take out their turrets while your hero gets more powerful with experience.

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Go to the shop

To enhance your skills, you're going to need to buy items from the shop. There are tons of different directions you can go to customize your character, but there's also a Recommended tab (top left) that will tell you what to get.

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Tried...and failed

I tried to take out the minion miner on the left in order to strengthen our creeps, but the danger of the jungle is that enemy heroes might have the same idea.

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