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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.

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"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.

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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.

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

- nwillard see all 15 comments

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.

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

- Grumbeld see all 4 comments

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."

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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.

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

- Shadow13th see all 13 comments

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.

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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.

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

- lonza see all 6 comments

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.

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

- et72 see all 5 comments

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.

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

- rtricoche see all 2 comments

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Infinity Blade 2 free for App Store anniversary

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 08, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Apple's App Store is celebrating its fifth anniversary on July 10. To commemorate the occasion, some fantastic iOS games are being offered free.

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"sounds like great news! though, infinity blade 2 doesnt run on an iphone, does it?"

- senor135 see all 7 comments

Apple details $100 million settlement on in-app purchases suit

By Steve Watts, Jun 25, 2013 9:00am PDT

Apple has released the details of a $100 million settlement in a class-action suit over in-app purchases. Those affected have until January of 2014 to submit a claim form.

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"Obviously more than that, and I'm sure they thought there was a higher chance to lose the case ..."

- Sephiras see all 3 comments

Valve boss says Apple is biggest threat to Steam Box

By Steve Watts, Jan 31, 2013 7:55am PST

Valve founder Gabe Newell believes that the biggest threat facing Steam Box is Apple. He says the question is if the PC industry can get a foothold before Apple "takes over the living room."

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"People don't seem to realize this. Apple's portable devices are handled more like consoles than ..."

- DinK see all 39 comments

Apple patents game controller and console remote

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 26, 2012 1:45pm PDT

Console-style gaming may be coming to iOS. A new patent application published today shows the company considering the use of a typical dual-analog controller to interface with Apple TV and other iOS devices.

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"The PS3 on release was $599 and people paid it...Apple would charge in the $1000+ range and ..."

- Volatus32x see all 45 comments

Infinity Blade is Epic's 'most profitable' series

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says Infinity Blade is the company's "most profitable" game series, in terms of "man years versus revenue."

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"No one said they're becoming "hardcore games". The article says IB made them a lot of money, and ..."

- zehh see all 19 comments