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Topic: Games

Roundup: The best games showcasing Apple's Metal API for iOS 8

11/20/2014, 11:11 am

The launch of iOS 8 introduced new developer tools dubbed "Metal," allowing for more advanced graphics on both the iPhone and iPad. Here are the best games out now showcasing the power of Metal.

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Oculus VR adds Mac OS X support to new Oculus Rift virtual reality SDK

08/12/2014, 03:08 pm

Facebook-owned virtual reality startup Oculus VR on Tuesday announced the availability of version 0.4.1 of its software development kit, bringing developer support for the popular headgear to Apple's desktop operating system.

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Console hit BioShock coming to Apple's iPhone, iPad this summer

08/04/2014, 10:08 am

The first installment of blockbuster first-person shooter franchise BioShock will make its way to iOS this summer, publisher 2K Games announced on Monday, the latest high-profile console title to reach Apple's mobile platform.

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Google brings popular augmented reality game Ingress to Apple's iOS

07/14/2014, 10:07 am

Long a favorite of Android's early adopter crowd, iOS users can now get in on the augmented reality fun of Ingress -- a game in which players battle through the real world to secure virtual portals for their team -- after Google's Niantic Labs released an official client on the App Store

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SteelSeries announces Stratus XL full-size game controller for iPhone, iPad

06/09/2014, 12:06 pm

SteelSeries will expand its Made for iPhone gaming controller lineup with a new, larger second model dubbed the Stratus XL, offering wireless connectivity to both Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Razer unveils slide-out iPhone gamepad as Apple plans iOS 8 controller forwarding support for iPad, Mac

06/04/2014, 08:06 am

Accessory maker Razer is the latest to release an Apple-sanctioned Made for iPhone controller, but its new accessory boasts a unique and thin slide-out design. And gamepads like Razer's new Junglecat will become even more powerful with iOS 8, gaining the ability to remotely control titles on iPad and Mac.

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Apple extinguishes popular marijuana growing game 'Weed Firm' from iOS App Store

05/21/2014, 03:05 pm

Popular free iOS game "Weed Firm," which reached No. 1 on the App Store charts, was removed by Apple on Wednesday, drawing criticism from the developer due to the continued availability of other applications that feature illegal activity.

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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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