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Topic: Games

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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Apple recruits Xbox marketing manager as part of growing gaming initiative

02/02/2012, 12:02 pm

Apple has landed another key hire to help drive its ongoing encroachment on the handheld gaming sector, recently luring one of Microsoft's top Xbox product managers to help head its App Store Marketing division.

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In-app subscriptions arrive for App Store games [u]

11/22/2011, 08:11 pm

Apple has approved the first game developer to begin using the in-app subscription model for a gaming service, though the company took some convincing [updated].

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Real Racing 2 first iOS game with 4-person split big screen action via AirPlay

10/06/2011, 09:10 pm

Game developer Firemint has announced a new feature for the iOS 5 update to its "Real Racing 2" game that will offer the first 4-player split-screen iOS gaming experience on an HDTV by leveraging the computing power of Apple's A5 processor and AirPlay wireless streaming technology.

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Disney bets on iOS App Store games to return interactive unit to profitability

09/22/2011, 03:09 pm

After losing millions of dollars trying to produce console games for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, Disney is betting on Apple's low cost app market to become profitable and create new characters capable of driving sales of movies and merchandise.

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Unreal Engine 3 will power next-gen games for Apple's Mac OS X

09/20/2011, 11:09 pm

Epic Games has released a new version of its Unreal Development Kit Beta that includes a preview of Mac OS X support for the toolset that will help power the next generation of Mac gaming.

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Nintendo unveils next-gen game console with iPad-like controller

06/08/2011, 01:06 am

Nintendo on Tuesday revealed its Wii U next-generation game console, which features a 6-inch touchscreen controller that has drawn comparisons to Apple's iPad.

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Sony's next-gen PlayStation Vita priced to compete with Apple's iPod touch

06/07/2011, 03:06 am

During a keynote at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Sony confirmed its next-generation gaming device, formally named the PlayStation Vita, will cost $250 when it arrives in the U.S. later this year.

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Apple's iPhone 4, App Store set world records for gaming

05/13/2011, 10:05 pm

Apple's success with the iPhone 4 and the App Store has earned the company several impressive records in the 2011 Gamer's Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

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