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Topic: games

iPhone games hit the big-time & find new success with their own TV commercials

03/26/2014, 12:03 pm

With mobile games now an established part of the mainstream, publishers have begun promoting their titles with high-profile television commercials, resulting in measurable gains among the number of active iPhone players.

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Google Play Games cross-platform multiplayer comes to iOS, stepping up competition with Apple's Game Center

03/17/2014, 01:03 pm

Multiplayer support in Google Play Games has gone multi-platform, with a new software development kit that allows gamers to compete with one another while playing titles on Apple's iOS, as well as Android and the Web.

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Microsoft-exclusive blockbuster game Titanfall may be Apple-bound, as developer explores Mac port

03/13/2014, 05:03 pm

Newly released shooter "Titanfall," a title upon which Microsoft is pinning big hopes for its new Xbox One gaming console, may not stay exclusive to Microsoft platforms, as the developer behind the game is considering a Mac version as well.

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Moga teases new Bluetooth game controller for Apple's iOS ahead of possible March unveiling

02/28/2014, 11:02 am

Mobile gaming accessory company Moga is set to add a wireless Bluetooth option to its iOS game controller lineup at next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco after offering a glimpse of the new device in a teaser image.

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Review: SteelSeries Stratus portable wireless gaming controller for iPhone & iPad

01/19/2014, 01:01 pm

The SteelSeries Stratus is the first Apple-sanctioned, completely wireless gaming controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 7. It comes in a super-portable size that's great for travel while still managing to pack in a full complement of buttons, but its diminutive form factor sacrifices some levels of comfort, while its high $100 price tag may be hard to justify.

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Review: Moga Ace Power Game Controller for Apple's iPhone

12/20/2013, 04:12 pm

As one of the first two Made for iPhone gaming controllers to hit the market, the Moga Ace Power holds the distinction of being the best option you can buy right now, sporting a number of commendable features and greatly enhancing gaming on Apple's iPhone. But that doesn't mean the accessory is worth its hefty $100 price tag.

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Rovio's Angry Birds Go! racing game hits Apple's App Store

12/11/2013, 10:12 am

The newest entry in the popular Angry Birds franchise, a Mario Kart-like downhill racer set in a new three-dimensional world, is now available for download on the App Store.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas coming to iOS with controller support, Infinity Blade free for Black Friday

11/26/2013, 02:11 pm

Rockstar Games is set to bring a third installment of the wildly popular Grand Theft Auto series to iOS featuring support for Made for iPhone game controllers, while Epic Games has made mobile blockbuster Infinity Blade free for a limited time.

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XCOM publisher touts success with premium price point on Apple's iOS App Store

07/31/2013, 09:07 am

While some view mobile app pricing as a race to the bottom, Take-Two Interactive believes their $19.99 premium price point for its console-quality "XCOM" title has proven quality software can command a higher price.

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EA making more money through Apple's iOS App Store than its own Origin service

07/24/2013, 12:07 pm

Major games publisher Electronic Arts revealed this week that it makes more money from Apple's iOS App Store than any retail distributor, including Best Buy, GameStop, or even its own Origin digital download service.

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Rovio adds iOS-Android cross syncing for popular titles like Angry Birds

07/19/2013, 08:07 am

Rovio, the maker of the now-ubiquitous Angry Birds series, has introduced a new cross-platform account that allows gamers to pick up where they left off, whether playing a title on Apple's iOS or Google's Android.

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Apple's free promotion led to 5.7M new downloads of 'Infinity Blade II'

07/16/2013, 04:07 pm

Included last week as part of Apple's App Store fifth anniversary promotion, Chair Entertainment's "Infinity Blade II" saw its rate of downloads triple, with nearly 6 million new users added in just seven days.

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Angry Birds Star Wars sequel to launch Sept. 19 with tie-in action figures

07/15/2013, 12:07 pm

Rovio on Monday announced a follow-up to the wildly popular game that brought together Angry Birds and Star Wars, with the sequel getting a real-world play component as well.

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Motion Tennis brings Wii-style motion gaming to iOS, Apple TV

06/27/2013, 06:06 pm

Rolocule Games has released Motion Tennis, a new iOS title that turns your mobile device into a Nintendo Wii-like motion controller for gaming on an Apple TV-connected display.

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Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown lands on on iOS June 20

06/17/2013, 10:06 am

Smash hit strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown will finally invade Apple's iOS platform this week, bringing turn-based alien destruction to owners of iPhones and iPads.

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SimCity for Mac arrives June 11, players get OS X and Windows copies with 1 purchase

04/10/2013, 04:04 pm

EA announced on Wednesday that the latest version of its hit SimCity franchise would land on Apple's Mac platform on June 11. As an added bonus, those who already bought the game for Windows will get a Mac copy for free.

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League of Legends comes to the Mac in beta form

03/01/2013, 02:03 pm

Popular online multiplayer PC game League of Legends has made the leap to Apple's Mac OS X platform, in the form of an open beta released on Friday.

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E3 2012: Sony partnering with HTC for 'PlayStation Mobile' Android gaming

06/04/2012, 11:06 pm

Sony revealed on Monday at E3 that it is partnering up with Taiwanese handset maker HTC for the first non-Sony devices to feature its newly-renamed "PlayStation Mobile" Android gaming platform.

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GameFly rental service announces plan to publish iOS, Android games

05/23/2012, 09:05 pm

Subscription game rental service GameFly announced on Wednesday that it will begin publishing titles for iOS and Android and will also open a game store on Android later this year.

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Apple working on physical game controller for iPads and other iOS devices

04/02/2012, 09:04 am

With Google's Android operating system already bundling rudimentary support for external gaming devices, Apple is reportedly working on its own physical controller to similarly enhance gameplay on its iPad and other mobile devices.

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