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Ten Things You Can Buy For $350 Instead of an Apple Watch

By Robert Workman, Sep 09, 2014 1:35pm PDT

Why spend money on a small piece of tech when you can get these awesome things instead? And we do mean truly awesome things.


"For what it's worth, I enjoyed this article. It's not serious and light in tone, and I liked that."

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iPhone 6 gets line-up of impressive game developers

By Robert Workman, Sep 09, 2014 11:25am PDT

Electronic Arts, Disney, and others are on board for Apple's new mobile devices.


Apple announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

By Daniel Perez, Sep 09, 2014 10:36am PDT

Today is the day. Apple has announced two new iPhones: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


Could Apple introduce a bigger, meaner, iPhone?

By Josh Hawkins, Sep 09, 2014 9:15am PDT

September 9th's Apple media event could usher in a new age for iPhones with the introduction of a larger screen.


BioShock iOS hands-on impressions: Rapture resurfaces on a new platform

By Steven Wong, Aug 04, 2014 5:00am PDT

The original BioShock from 2007 is making its way onto the iPad. I go hands-on with the port to see if the game sinks or swims on the tablet. 


"...but I really have no interest in a mobile port of the OG Bioshock anyway. Played it on ..."

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Google to stop advertising games with IAPs as 'free'

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2014 7:05am PDT

In-app purchases will disqualify you from the "free" label in Europe, following new guidelines from the European Commission.


"About fucking time. Now bring this to America and call it a day."

- rtricoche see all 6 comments

Sharknado: The Video Game lurching towards mobile

By Robert Workman, Jul 09, 2014 9:27am PDT

Sharknado is getting a video game. WE'VE ARRIVED, PEOPLE.


Opinion: Apple, you're not making a console

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Apple used its platform at WWDC 14 to brag about "console-like" experiences thanks to its new Metal development tools, but the boasts ignore larger market forces at play.


"Interesting piece, but ignores the possibility of transitioning the apple TV into the gaming ..."

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Shack Snack: June 2, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jun 02, 2014 5:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.


"The Man With the Briefcase has lead me to actually put the front page back on my bookmarks bar. ..."

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Apple launches 'Indie Game Showcase' on the App Store

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 2:40pm PDT

Apple is joining the growing indie game movement, highlighting noteworthy developers in their new "Indie Game Showcase."


Apple forced to change iOS in-app purchases due to FTC settlement

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 15, 2014 3:30pm PST

The Federal Trade Commission has settled with Apple, concluding that the company violated the FTC Act with how it enabled much-too-easy access to microtransactions within iOS.


"The fingerprint system is useless cause you can't set the fingerprint to be required for every ..."

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Ridiculous Fishing and Badlands are official iOS 'Games of the Year'

By Steve Watts, Dec 17, 2013 6:45am PST

Apple has once again named its official iOS Games of the Year: Ridiculous Fishing on iPhone, and Badland on iPad.


Apple acquires developer of first-gen Kinect, PrimeSense

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 25, 2013 11:40am PST

PrimeSense, developer of the first-generation Kinect for Xbox 360, has been acquired by Apple.


"I get it that the original Kinect was gimmicky and fairly useless i the long run, but you can't ..."

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Rumor: Apple and Sony considered purchase of first-gen Kinect developer

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Apple and Sony may be interested in purchasing PrimeSense, the company behind the first generation Kinect.


"What kind of moron developer is going to make anything that uses it if its got a small base? NO ..."

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Five years after App Store launch, Angry Birds is still king

By Steve Watts, Jul 09, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Angry Birds manages to top the iOS charts over the five years since the App Store was born.


" much for the MOBILE REVOLUTION. Lets get back to real gaming."

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