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Superman game coming to iOS

By Steve Watts, Oct 13, 2011 9:45am PDT

A Superman game is coming to iOS devices in November, from Chillingo and Tiger Games.

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"If either of those is public separate of a publisher it's time to short those stocks now."

- one random winner see all 6 comments

Gabe Newell laments move from open platforms

By Steve Watts, Oct 12, 2011 4:30pm PDT

Valve's Gabe Newell says the video game industry is moving away from open platforms, and thinks Apple could shake up the industry with a living room console device.

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""He doesn't support an "open" platform, he supports whatever he can do to put Steam on more ..."

- jtthe2nd see all 95 comments

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.

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

- dahanese see all 7 comments

Unpleasant Horse rejected by Apple

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2011 7:45am PDT

Unpleasant Horse, in which a naughty Pegasus pushes hapless animals into meat grinders, is apparently a little too unpleasant for Apple's tastes.

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"Look at my horse, my horse was rejected, Give it a lick *ow* You've now been injected, With a ..."

- RomSteady see all 25 comments

Report: Apple to unveil iPad 2 on March 2

By Steve Watts, Feb 23, 2011 5:30pm PST

Rumors are swirling that Apple is set to introduce a new iPad model at an upcoming event. Reportedly, the iPad 2 will be the highlight of Apple's upcoming March 2 gathering...

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Mac App Store Launching on January 6

By Brian Leahy, Dec 16, 2010 1:00pm PST

The Mac App Store, which was announced back in October, will be launching on January 6 for Mac OSX Snow Leopard users ahead of the Lion upgrade...

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"I think the thought has crossed everyone's minds. Cross fingers it doesn't happen but we'll see."

- Serpico74 see all 19 comments

Apple Changes Third-Party Development Tools Policy for App Store; Adobe and Unity Respond

By Brian Leahy, Sep 10, 2010 1:45pm PDT

With the announcement of iOS 4.0, Apple declared third-party development tools to be in violation of its terms of service. The move was largely...

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"Probably true, but if true, expect them to try again in a different way. No one tells Jobs no ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 9 comments

Valve Reports Mac Game Performance Gains with Latest Mac OSX Update

By Brian Leahy, Aug 18, 2010 1:40pm PDT

Since the launch of Steam for the Mac and the release of Valve's back-catalog of Source-engine titles, Valve has been "working with Apple and their...

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"yeah, that was nice. not much exciting new tech to review these days"

- anal justice see all 17 comments

Valve to Release Mac OS Graphics Code to Steamworks Partners

By Xav de Matos, Jul 30, 2010 10:00am PDT

Valve brings more good news for Mac gamers today as the company has revealed it will "provide a portion" of its graphics code to developers looking...

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"I also love the whole "What did M$ ever do for PC gamers" seemingly without a fucking clue what ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 26 comments

iPhone 4 Revealed; Gets Gyroscope for Gaming

By Brian Leahy, Jun 07, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 4, its next smartphone, and while we won't cover the phone as a whole here at Shacknews, the device will be...

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"Japan already launched out of 4g phones. USA is slow to launch till next year. =[ C'mon, let's ..."

- commanderxp90 see all 72 comments

Half-Life 2 Hits Mac Steam Tomorrow; Teased via Epic Homage Trailer

By Brian Leahy, May 25, 2010 2:40pm PDT

[Update 4:47 PM - BL] Valve has confirmed to Shacknews that this release includes Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1 and Half-Life 2: Episode 2. [Original Story] Gordon Freeman's epic adventure through City 17 will

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"bored, no $hit sherlock i know photoshop has been on pc's since the 90's lol. i think you ..."

- darkpresence see all 69 comments

Skate It Released for iPhone Ahead of Skate 3

By Brian Leahy, May 11, 2010 11:40am PDT

Electronic Arts has released Skate It for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The game will run on the iPad, though it isn't an iPad native app....

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"may depend on which iphone / ipod touch you have. the 3GS runs games a lot nicer than the 3G :("

- Chris Faylor see all 3 comments

Report: Nintendo Targeting Apple Next

By Brian Leahy, May 07, 2010 2:40pm PDT

After reporting its financial earnings for its 2009 fiscal year, Nintendo could be setting its sights on a new challenger: Apple. According to the...

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"whatever they think it's best - i like the products of both companies :)"

- fw_rams see all 31 comments

Apple Unveils 'Game Center' iPhone Gaming Network

By Brian Leahy, Apr 08, 2010 11:43am PDT

As part of its developer preview for iPhone OS 4, Apple revealed "Game Center", a "social gaming network" for the iPhone , iPod Touch, and the...

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"until they get rid of the jailbreaking possibility you will never see proper encryption on the ..."

- redfive see all 18 comments

iPad Review

By Brian Leahy, Apr 05, 2010 7:00pm PDT

Apple's iPad is the company's new device: a multi-touch tablet, which currently runs iPhone OS 3.2, supporting all iPhone applications and its own...

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"This notion of no OS to install/update is incorrect. The iPad does require a PC or Macintosh ..."

- Wilhuf see all 159 comments