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Topic: Games

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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Microsoft manager claims Kinect will "blow away" iPad sales

09/17/2010, 10:09 pm

Citing strong pre-orders and a seasonal holiday lift, the spokesman for Microsoft's Kinect, a motion-tracking camera accessory for the Xbox 360, said the device would easily outsell the iPad.

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Epic to release Unreal Development Kit for Apple's iOS

09/14/2010, 08:09 pm

Epic Games has announced that the software development kit for its Unreal 3 engine will soon add iOS support.

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Survey reveals over 40 million iOS gamers in the US

09/13/2010, 09:09 pm

Over half of the 77 million Americans who play mobile games in the U.S. do so on an iOS device, a new survey reports.

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Apple adds multiplayer Game Center restriction to iOS 4.1

08/15/2010, 08:08 pm

Apple has added a new option to restrict multiplayer games in developer builds of iOS 4.1, indicating that the new Game Center is approaching its official release to users.

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John Carmack shows 'Rage' 60 fps game engine on iPhone 4

08/12/2010, 09:08 pm

Speaking at QuakeCon, id Software cofounder and video game luminary John Carmack demonstrated the company's id tech 5 gaming engine running a Rage-themed demonstration on iPhone 4 at an impressive 60 frames per second.

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Sony Ericsson "PSP" phone could threaten Apple's iOS game revenue

08/11/2010, 09:08 pm

An unconfirmed report claims that Sony Ericsson is at work on a Playstation-branded Android smartphone with a new gaming ecosystem.

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Apple releases iOS 4.1 beta 3 to developers

08/03/2010, 05:08 pm

Apple has made a third beta of iOS 4.1 available to developers, focusing on updates and enhancements to AV Foundation and Media Player, GameKit, UIKit and MapKit.

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OpenGL 4.1 specification released and ready for use by Apple

07/26/2010, 03:07 pm

The Knronos Group released its latest OpenGL 4.1 specification today at the SIGGRAPH conference, introducing tighter integration with mobile OpenGL ES and OpenCL APIs and expanding its core capabilities to unlock graphics performance on both Macs and PCs and on iPhones and other mobile devices.

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Apple working with partners to improve Mac gaming performance

06/15/2010, 03:06 pm

With more major releases than ever headed to the Mac platform thanks to the release of Valve's Steam service, Apple is working closely with its hardware and software partners to improve performance of graphically intensive titles.

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Steam survey finds more than 8% of gamers use Apple's Mac OS X

06/05/2010, 01:06 pm

More users of Valve's Steam gaming service ran a version of Apple's Mac OS X in its first month of availability than the 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista combined, according to a new hardware survey.

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Valve to release Half-Life 2 for Mac on Wednesday

05/25/2010, 07:05 pm

Half-Life 2, a PC first-person shooter first released in 2004 to critical acclaim and largely considered to be a landmark title, will finally make its way to Mac OS X through Valve's Steam platform on Wednesday.

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First look: Valve's Steam, Team Fortress 2 and Portal for Mac

05/09/2010, 04:05 pm

Valve's highly anticipated release Mac OS X release of Steam, its cloud-based game store and service, is set to be released as a public beta this week. AppleInsider offers a first look at the software with hands-on impressions and screenshots, including the first available titles: Portal and Team Fortress 2.

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Valve accepting applications for Steam for Mac beta program

03/26/2010, 06:03 pm

Valve Software this week quietly began accepting applications for a forthcoming beta program aimed at testing its highly-anticipated Steam for Mac online gaming service, several AppleInsider readers have discovered.

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Game developers eye the Mac after Steam's jump to Apple

03/10/2010, 08:03 am

The announcement that the Steam gaming service and Valve's line of games -- including Half-Life 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 -- are being ported to the Mac has convinced major developers like DICE and Gas Powered Games to consider the jump as well.

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