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iOS game downloads are boosted by up to 150 percent when featured by Apple

By David Craddock, May 05, 2016 2:45pm PDT

Just how significant is exposure from Apple for iOS games? Very—by as much as 500 percent in South Korea.


"Probably, its a damn nightmare to randomly 'browse' for content. To many apps similarly named, ..."

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Apple launches Twitter account dedicated to gaming; may hint at Apple TV for games

By Daniel Perez, Sep 03, 2015 2:12pm PDT

Apple has launched a Twitter account that will highlight its many games within its App Store, but could this move be a hint at things to come?


"But do you see why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch?"

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Apple takes Confederate Flag games off App Store

By Steven Wong, Jun 25, 2015 8:25am PDT

Goods featuring the Confederate flag are being taken off sale from retailers across the US, and that now includes Apple's App Store, which has removed Civil War games depicting the flag from listing.


"How is that any different than someone liking a symbol or flag related to hatred for aesthetic ..."

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Postal denied from Google Play Store due to 'gratuitous violence' [Update 2]

By Daniel Perez, Apr 08, 2015 9:40am PDT

According to Running with Scissors, Google has denied the Android version of Postal from being released on its Play Store on the same day Apple approves Mortal Kombat X's mobile game.


Mortal Kombat X now available on iOS; Android version coming soon

By Daniel Perez, Apr 08, 2015 6:48am PDT

The iOS version of Mortal Kombat X is now available for all of your on-the-go fatality needs, while Android users will need to wait just a bit longer for their version.


"If it's anything like the Injustice game was it's not a bad game, but not really overly complex. ..."

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Apple's App Store and iTunes Store are down for 'all users' [Update: It's back!]

By Daniel Perez, Mar 11, 2015 9:17am PDT

If you've been trying to access either the App Store or iTunes Store, don't even bother at this point as Apple has admitted these services are down for "all users."


"Ah glad to know it's not just me. Haven't been able to download anything since last night."

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Apple removing 'Free' from App Stores

By Josh Hawkins, Nov 19, 2014 1:50pm PST

After pressure from the European Commision, Apple is finally removing the word "free" from their download buttons. 


"Europes doing big things. Good on them. This freemium mobile game direct billing to cellular ..."

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Epic Zen Garden brings peace and tranquility to iOS 8 devices

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 2:20pm PDT

Epic Games' Epic Zen Garden shows off just what iOS 8 and mobile devices can do with the power of Unreal Engine 4.


Unpleasant Horse now on App Store

By Steve Watts, Apr 28, 2011 7:45am PDT

After facing a rejection from Apple, Unpleasant Horse is now available on the App Store. It's the debut effort from 4th & Battery, PopCap's experimental spin-off brand.


"hilarious and awesome. i'm excited to see what else they make. "

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Big iOS Releases Coming Tonight: Riven, Aralon, World of Goo, Dungeon Defenders and More

By Brian Leahy, Dec 15, 2010 1:20pm PST

Though the release schedule for consoles and PC have dried up, there are some major titles coming out today for iPhone and iPad. It's a great day...


"RR2 here I come! All the first game lacked was licensed cars, not surprised car manufacturers ..."

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Appvent Calendar Returns, Free iPhone Games and Apps Every Day

By Brian Leahy, Dec 01, 2010 12:30pm PST

Blacksmith Games' "Appvent Calendar" has returned for its second, annual incarnation bringing free, daily iPhone game and app promotions, which...


"FYI today's game looks and sounds great but the gameplay is lacking. Just Where's Waldo-type ..."

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More iOS Games Than Console Games Since NES?

By Brian Leahy, Nov 17, 2010 3:40pm PST

The Unofficial Apple Weblog has mined some data and come up with a staggering comparison between the amount of games available on the iOS platform...


"I don't see how apple gets any press in the gaming sites. All they have are shitty casual games ..."

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Infinity Blade Trailer Reveals Gameplay, Graphics

By Brian Leahy, Nov 05, 2010 3:20pm PDT

Infinity Blade, the new action-RPG from ChAIR Entertainment and Epic Games, uses Unreal Engine 3 and runs on iOS devices. It looks amazing, but what about the gameplay? This debut trailer sho


"I fail to see how this is any sort of RPG... looks more like SF IV! Just because you earn ..."

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Coming to iPhone

By Brian Leahy, Oct 07, 2010 10:40am PDT

EA Mobile has announced that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is coming to your iPhone and iPod Touch and is expected to be released in November. No...


"Phone license ports are never made by the same developer as the main franchises. They aren't ..."

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Peggle Nights Released for iPhone as Paid DLC to Original Peggle

By Brian Leahy, Oct 04, 2010 10:20am PDT

PopCap games has released Peggle Nights for the iPhone and iPod Touch as a paid update to the original Peggle app, which is currently on sale for...


"Yes and a new power up character, it's not really DLC though it's its own full game."

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