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Topic: Games

Pokemon Go code reveals alleged hooks for soon-to-launch Apple Watch app

12/20/2016, 10:12 am

The Android version of Pokémon Go's code has been disassembled, with the common aspects of the app reportedly having some Apple Watch hooks already in place for future implementation into watchOS for the popular augmented reality game.

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SteelSeries limited edition Nimbus White game controller exclusive to Apple Store

12/16/2016, 03:12 pm

Gaming accessory maker SteelSeries has rolled out a limited edition of its Bluetooth Nimbus game controller for the Mac, iOS devices, and the Apple TV -- the Nimbus White.

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Players complain about high data use from persistent internet in 'Super Mario Run'

12/16/2016, 10:12 am

Early reports of "Super Mario Run" taking up to 75 megabytes per hour of dedicated play were a bit too high, but not by much, as users complain about the persistent internet connection the game demands, as well as launch failures, forcing repeat downloads.

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Examined: Nintendo's flagship franchise comes to the iPhone in 'Super Mario Run'

12/15/2016, 03:12 pm

Cutting right to it, "Super Mario Run" is polished. But, there needs to be a word for something beyond polished, because it may not do the game's presentation justice. All is not perfect in Toad Kingdom, though, and AppleInsider knows what the problems are.

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What the 'Super Mario Run' in-app purchase gets you for $9.99

12/15/2016, 02:12 pm

Some confusion has erupted regarding the newly released "Super Mario Run" single in-app purchase -- AppleInsider explains what you get, and what you don't, for your $9.99.

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Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' for iPhone requires a persistent internet connection for play

12/09/2016, 08:12 am

The awaited "Super Mario Run" will be available in a few days, but the game's designer notes that for both "security" and gameplay reasons, the game requires a persistent internet connection to play that will consume 75 MB per hour or less on wireless.

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Sprint, Starbucks now featured as in-game locations for Pokemon Go players

12/08/2016, 11:12 am

Hot on the heels of Niantic teasing the addition of more creatures to capture, the Pokemon Go developer has announced deals with both Starbucks and Sprint, making stores from both companies in-game features.

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Super Mario Run demo stations installed in Apple Stores for pre-release play

12/08/2016, 07:12 am

Nintendo's highly-anticipated "Super Mario Run" will be available to all users on Dec. 15, but until then, people anxious to play the game can head to an Apple Store for a few minutes of hands-on time with the title.

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Super Mario Run for iPhone coming Dec. 15, unlocked for $9.99

11/15/2016, 09:11 am

More details for Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' for iOS have been announced, with the game being released on Dec. 15 with a single $9.99 in-app purchase opening up the entire game for users.

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Minecraft coming to Apple TV before the end of the year

10/27/2016, 01:10 pm

At Thursday's "hello again" release event, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that immensely popular world-building title Minecraft is coming to the fourth generation Apple TV before the end of 2016.

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Long-awaited Sid Meier title Civilization VI arrives on macOS

10/25/2016, 08:10 am

Just three days after launching for Windows, the latest installment of the long-running Civilization strategy series, Civilization VI, has come to macOS after three years of development.

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Siri joking with users in response to some Pokemon Go queries

08/11/2016, 05:08 pm

Apple has updated the Siri response database with some light-hearted remarks for users asking about the wildly popular Pokémon Go mobile game.

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Free-to-play Mobius Final Fantasy arrives on Apple's iPhone and iPad

08/04/2016, 10:08 am

Square Enix on Thursday released Mobius Final Fantasy, a new iteration in its popular role-playing series, this time said to be custom-tailored for phones and tablets.

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3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

07/27/2016, 04:07 pm

The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

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Pokemon Go launches in France and Hong Kong as Nintendo stock plummets

07/25/2016, 11:07 am

With a backdrop of Nintendo losing half of its Pokémon Go-induced stock gains, and a France and Hong Kong launch, the game's developer has also revealed expansion plans for the game.

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Pokemon Go comes home, launches in Japan with McDonald's sponsorship

07/22/2016, 08:07 am

Pokémon Go has gone live in the nation that originated the monster catching craze in the nineties, with sponsored McDonald's locations in the country hosting key gameplay locations.

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Square Enix to release exclusive Apple Watch game Cosmos Rings this summer

07/21/2016, 05:07 pm

Currently in development at Square Enix, makers of the "Final Fantasy" series, "Cosmos Rings" is a possible extension of the four-game iOS "Chaos Rings" adventure game franchise that will make its debut this year only on the Apple Watch.

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Pokemon Go hits Canada & 26 European countries, server struggles stall Japan launch

07/18/2016, 10:07 am

Despite a possible weekend assault by hackers, Pokémon Go is now available in 35 countries, with a Japanese launch on hold pending an expansion of much-needed server capacity.

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Pokemon Go European launch widens as T-Mobile, Sprint offer promotions for US players

07/15/2016, 08:07 am

Pokémon Go continues its European deployment in Italy, Portugal, and Spain, with T-Mobile and Sprint offering various enticements for players of the vastly popular title in the U.S.

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Batman: Arkham Underworld lets gamers take control of Gotham's underground on iPhone

07/14/2016, 10:07 am

The newest Batman mobile title for Apple's iOS extends the lore and story of the Arkham Asylum console and computer game franchise, and features the lead Batman: The Animated Series voice actor.

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