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Topic: Games

Valve's Steam gaming system may be headed to the Mac

02/26/2010, 02:02 pm

Users have discovered Mac OS X specific files hidden in the latest version of Valve Software's Steam distribution engine and multiplayer platform for gaming, indicating a Mac port may be around the corner.


Doom game creator suggests Apple embarrassed about iPhone gaming

11/06/2009, 08:11 pm

John Carmack, creator of the classic PC game Doom, described working with Apple as a "rollercoaster ride," and suggested that company executives are not happy about the popularity of gaming on the iPhone and iPod touch.


Rumor: Apple planning premium game section of App Store

01/29/2009, 10:01 am

Apple may be planning to introduce a new section of the App Store dedicated to top-notch gaming titles in an effort to further solidify its multi-touch devices as the next big thing in handheld gaming.


Carmack: iPhone more powerful than Nintendo DS, PSP combined

08/01/2008, 12:08 pm

Speaking at QuakeCon 2008 in Dallas this week, id Software co-founder Carmack praised Apple's iPhone as an emerging force in mobile gaming industry and revealed his firm to be working on two titles for the handset.


Apple developing 3D gaming controller for Apple TV

05/08/2008, 10:05 am

Apple in a new patent filing reveals that it is conducting research on a 3D remote control system for its Apple TV set-top box that would mimic the functionality of the Nintendo Wii controller and also deliver some features akin to its multi-touch technology.


Apple's bionic ARM to muscle advanced gaming graphics into iPhones

04/30/2008, 05:04 pm

The next generation of iPhone appears set to claim exclusive access to advanced graphics core and video decoding technology, thanks to a secret licensing deal between Apple, mobile graphics leader Imagination Technologies, and Samsung, the iPhone's ARM "system on a chip" manufacturer. The result may be an ideal platform for handheld gaming and high definition video playback.


Apple game rentals; Safari anti-phishing; Blu-ray notebook drives

02/29/2008, 02:02 pm

A recently published patent filing from Apple Inc. hints at the possibility of game rentals and a more advanced games management component of the iTunes Store. Meanwhile, readers question the disappearance of Safari's anti-phishing measures. And the power-draw of today's Blu-ray drives has thus far translated into slow adoption by notebook manufacturers.


Magazine debunks Apple game handheld, hints iPhone games

02/14/2008, 06:02 pm

Claims that Apple is developing a gaming system of its own are false, according to a games development magazine, but the electronics firm is also reportedly willing to bring games to the iPhone and iPod touch.


Filing drops more hints at Apple gaming initiative

02/11/2008, 10:02 am

Rumors of an impending gaming initiative from Apple received a shot in the arm this past weekend with the company filing for an extension to its namesake trademark that would embody both handheld and console-based gaming entertainment systems.


Google on iPhone update; EA's Spore for Mac; iPlayer for Apple TV

01/17/2008, 03:01 pm

Google is warning iPhone users about the effects of Apple's v1.1.3 firmware update on Gmail. Meanwhile, EA has announced plans to bring its "Spore" title to the Mac later this year. And BBC is strongly considering offering its iPlayer web video service through the revamped version of Apple TV.