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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 ..."

- 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.


"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."


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 ..."

- 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.


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 ..."

- 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.


"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.


" 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.


"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.


"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."


"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.


"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."


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

- zehh see all 19 comments