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Topic: games

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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Apple releases iBooks 1.2.2; GREE acquires OpenFeint social gaming platform

04/22/2011, 02:04 am

Apple on Thursday released a minor update to its iBooks e-book app, while Japanese gaming company GREE announced the purchase of the iOS social gaming platform OpenFeint.

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Apple hiring away PR execs from Nintendo, Activision - rumor

04/09/2011, 12:04 am

Reports have emerged that Apple has poached two PR executives from gaming giants Nintendo and Activision in a continued push to establish iOS as a dominant gaming platform.

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GameStop planning iOS-like digital distribution, iPad-like game tablet

04/06/2011, 05:04 pm

Video game retailer GameStop is eyeing iOS-like digital distribution and may build an iPad-like gaming tablet in an effort to ward off suffering the same fate as Blockbuster, Borders and other physical media retailers which appear headed out of business.

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Hints of Apple TV gaming platform found in iOS 4.3 beta

02/10/2011, 12:02 am

References to gaming and a possible controller for the Apple TV have been discovered in the iOS 4.3 beta code, suggesting that Apple could be planning to take on traditional gaming consoles over control of the TV.

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World of Goo says iPad launch beat peak WiiWare, Steam sales

02/08/2011, 08:02 pm

The developer of World of Goo has profiled its iPad launch as being "by far" the fastest selling and highest revenue generating game platform, thanks to promotion by Apple.

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Sony taking cues from Apple for next PlayStation Portable

12/23/2010, 02:12 am

Sony executive Kazuo Hirai hinted Wednesday that the next generation of its PlayStation Portable handheld gaming device will learn from the popularity of Apple's iPhone and iPod touch devices, implementing new touch-based controls and broadening its appeal to casual gamers.

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iOS game designer Graeme Devine leaves Apple to make Mac, iOS games

12/08/2010, 07:12 pm

Graeme Devine, a member of Apple's iPhone Game Technologies group, is moving on to pursue an independent role in iOS game development.

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Mobiles, iPod touch killing off Nintendo DS, Sony PSP

12/07/2010, 04:12 pm

In contrast to all the "iPod-killers" imagined by Apple's competitors, new research quantifies just how much Apple's iOS platform has done to actually displace standalone gaming devices like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.

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Nintendo president says Apple a bigger threat than Microsoft in games

10/26/2010, 11:10 pm

The president of Nintendo of America said during an interview that Apple is more of a near-term threat than Microsoft in the gaming industry, but dismissed iPod and iPhone games as casual.

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Expansion to Apple's Mac helps Steam hit 30M active users

10/18/2010, 03:10 pm

Cloud-based game selling service Steam saw its sales increase more than 200 percent year over year, thanks in part to the platform's expansion to Apple's Mac OS X operating system.

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Acquisition of iPhone game maker to create largest mobile social games platform

10/12/2010, 08:10 am

Ngmoco, one of the most popular and successful game developers for Apple's iOS mobile platform, has been gobbled up by Japanese social game developer DeNA for upwards of $400 million in a bid to form the world's largest mobile social games platform company.

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Nintendo says 3D hand-held delayed till next year, lowers forecast

09/30/2010, 01:09 am

In a setback for Nintendo and a windfall for Apple, Nintendo cut its profit forecast by more than half and announced that the release of its 3D gaming hand-held has been pushed back until next year.

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