Apple News


OS X Mountain Lion adds Game Center, iOS cross-platform multiplayer

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 16, 2012 8:30am PST

OS X Mountain Lion will continue adding features now standard on Apple's other operating system, iOS. Perhaps the most important addition is Game Center, which will enable cross-platform multiplayer.


Atari targeting iOS app developers with copyright infringement claims

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 03, 2012 5:45pm PST

Publisher Atari is reportedly issuing copyright infringement claims to iOS app makers, and some games having already been removed from the App Store by Apple.


"I have a hard time feeling bad for flash-ripoff glitter artists."

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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.


"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.


""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.


"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.


"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...


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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

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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


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

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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....


"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...


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

- fw_rams see all 31 comments