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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."

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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 ..."

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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.

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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 ..."

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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

Infinity Blade 2 releases 'ClashMob' update

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2012 11:30am PDT

The free "ClashMob" update for Infinity Blade 2 has hit, bringing social features, new equipment, and gem crafting. The game is on sale for $4.99 on the App Store.

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New York initiative removes sex offenders from online gaming services

By John Keefer, Apr 06, 2012 1:15pm PDT

New York teams with major game publishers to purge the online accounts of more than 3,500 registered sex offenders.

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"He doesn't step on cracks to keep his mother's back intact, too."

- Endymion_ see all 53 comments

iPad games updated for Retina display

By Steve Watts, Mar 19, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Games are beginning to update for the new iPad's Retina display, including Infinity Blade 2 and Mass Effect Infiltrator.

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Apple announces new iPad, Infinity Blade Dungeons

By Steve Watts, Mar 07, 2012 11:45am PST

Apple announced the new iPad today, featuring increased horsepower, Retina Display, and a quad-core processor. To show off the device's power, Epic president Mike Capps debuted Infinity Blade Dungeons.

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"on the other hand games for vita are more expensive i think (not verified, just saying in memory ..."

- fw_rams see all 20 comments