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E3 2016: 'Clapper' merges DDR, 'Pat-A-Cake' for rhythm gaming via iPad camera

06/17/2016, 05:06 pm

One of the more unique games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's E3 expo was "Clapper," a two-player cooperative rhythm title that uses the iPad's FaceTime camera to track how well you play the classic children's hand clapping game "Pat-A-Cake."

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E3 2016: 'Block'hood' represents the Mac at console-dominated gaming show

06/17/2016, 04:06 pm

Though the annual E3 gaming expo is largely a showcase for traditional gaming consoles, AppleInsider still managed to find representation for Apple's macOS at this year's show in the form of "Block'hood," an eco-focused neighborhood-building simulator.

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E3 2016: 'Little Lords of Twilight' tactical strategy game coming to iOS this fall

06/17/2016, 02:06 pm

One of the stand-out Apple-compatible games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo was "Little Lords of Twilight," a free-to-play player-versus-player role-playing game coming to both iOS this fall, with a tvOS version also in the works.

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Gamevice iOS gaming controllers gain prime real estate at Apple retail stores

06/08/2016, 10:06 am

Apple has once again chosen to spotlight a third-party product with prime shelf space at its retail stores, partnering with Gamevice to push sales of its lineup of iOS-compatible gaming controllers.

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Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem' & 'Animal Crossing' franchises coming to phones, tablets

04/27/2016, 09:04 am

Two of Nintendo's most popular game series, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, will join the ranks of its first apps for smartphones and tablets, the console maker said on Wednesday.

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Only months after launch, 'Disney Infinity' ditches support for Apple TV

03/31/2016, 09:03 am

Disney has revealed it no longer plans to update "Disney Infinity 3.0" for Apple TV, meaning new content and compatibility with new figurines will arrive only on competing platforms.

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Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

03/29/2016, 09:03 am

Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo's first smartphone-only app -- Miitomo -- will come to Apple's iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.

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Sony to bring popular PlayStation titles to Apple's iOS in Asia and Japan

03/24/2016, 12:03 pm

Like its rival Nintendo, Sony appears to be taking a soft approach to the lucrative smartphone gaming market, announcing on Thursday that it will bring some PlayStation titles to iPhone gamers in Japan and Asia.

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As gamers await Oculus Rift's March launch, Mac users shouldn't hold their breath for support

01/07/2016, 12:01 pm

Last year, Oculus suspended Mac development for its Rift virtual reality headset. Comments from the Oculus CEO suggest work on Mac support is unlikely to resume anytime soon, leaving the device's forthcoming launch a Windows-only affair for the foreseeable future.

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Review: Gamevice Lightning-connected gaming controller for iPhone is unique, too expensive

12/24/2015, 09:12 am

With a clever Lightning-connected design and solid construction, we're mostly impressed by the Gamevice gaming controller for iPhone. But with a $100 price tag, a risk of not fitting future iPhone models, and broken controller forwarding support from Apple in iOS, we feel it's an extremely niche device.

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First look: Gamevice is a unique, collapsible, Lightning-connected iPhone game controller

12/20/2015, 05:12 am

Gamevice is the first Lightning-connected controller case we've tested for Apple's larger iPhones, fitting both the iPhone 6 and 6s series, as well as the larger Plus variants. It accomplishes this with a unique, collapsible design that helps it stand out from other options on the market.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 coming to Apple TV bundled with SteelSeries controller

11/11/2015, 04:11 pm

Popular Disney-themed sandbox game Disney Infinity -- which melds physical toys with a virtual universe -- is set to debut on the Apple TV, one of the first console games to make the jump to Apple's new set-top box.

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How to power on and navigate your 4th-gen Apple TV with an iOS-compatible gaming controller

11/06/2015, 10:11 am

With a compatible gaming controller, the new fourth-generation Apple TV can be used just like a traditional game console, powering on and navigating across the entire tvOS platform. Here's how it works.

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Games dominate paid downloads in Apple TV App Store's first weekend

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Last Friday's debut of the fourth-generation Apple TV also brought with it tvOS and a dedicated App Store, with games proving to be the most popular paid apps at launch, new data reveals.

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Game controller support is already better on Apple TV than iOS

10/30/2015, 02:10 pm

Right out of the box, the new fourth-generation Apple TV offers much clearer, simpler, and broader support for dedicated physical game controllers than the iPhone or iPad, even though the latter devices have featured gamepad connectivity for years.

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Valve's $50 Steam Link streams games from Mac OS X to an HDTV

10/16/2015, 04:10 pm

Valve is now accepting preorders for the upcoming Steam Link hardware accessory, a $50 set-top box that will stream 1080p gameplay from a nearby computer, including a Mac running Yosemite or later.

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Oxeye, Minecraft's Mojang to release new Cobalt multiplayer platformer for Mac in October

08/04/2015, 01:08 pm

Cobalt, a long-gestating multiplayer action platformer jointly developed by indie studio Oxeye and Minecraft creators Mojang, is set to drop on the Mac this October alongside the Xbox and PC.

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E3 2015: iOS games and virtual reality hint at the future of fun

06/22/2015, 04:06 pm

The annual Electronics Entertainment Expo was held last week, and AppleInsider was there to see the latest iOS games and controllers. We also also went hands-on with some of the next-generation virtual reality technology that has become a major focus for the industry, including a product that relies on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

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New Bethesda mobile game 'Fallout Shelter' debuts exclusively on Apple's iOS

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

Fans of the Fallout franchise have a new mobile game to occupy their attention in the run-up to Fallout 4's hotly-anticipated release, though Android users are out of luck as the game -- called Fallout Shelter -- is available only on iOS for now.

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New Apple TV with App Store would enter Apple into $35 billion home gaming market

03/23/2015, 11:03 am

With software sales for traditional game consoles and PCs projected to reach $35 billion this year, one analyst believes a new Apple TV with a dedicated App Store could have a noticeable impact on the company's bottom line.

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