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Rejected by Apple a year ago, 'The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth' accepted into App Store with no changes

01/11/2017, 03:01 pm

Cult indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is now available to download from the App Store, after previously being rejected by Apple over themes of violence towards children.

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'Pokemon Go' blocked from iPhone launch in China while state censor evaluates security risks

01/10/2017, 12:01 pm

The highly-popular iPhone game Pokémon Go will not be available in China anytime in the near future, until government officials complete an investigation into the potential risks posed by the game, as well as others using augmented reality and location data.

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Kanex GoPlay Sidekick portable wireless game controller comes to iPhone

01/04/2017, 01:01 pm

Accessory producer Kanex introduced the first in the GoPlay series at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, with the GoPlay SideKick consisting of a battery-operated, pocket-sized, controller aimed at iOS game players.

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'Super Mario Run' App Store purchases exceed reported 3% guesstimate, Apple says

01/03/2017, 11:01 am

Reports claiming a low number of $9.99 "Super Mario Run" upgrade purchases are said to be inaccurate, based on supposed "wrong assumptions" made by an app analytics firm, AppleInsider has learned.

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Review: 'RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic' for iOS is faithful port of '90s title

12/30/2016, 01:12 pm

Attention computer gamers from the '90s and early '00s: Atari has launched its third try with the "RollerCoaster Tycoon" franchise, and AppleInsider will tell you how well the port of the early titles in the series has transferred over to mobile, as well as explore if the game is worth the relatively steep price tag for mobile, or not.

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Five of the best board game conversions for your new iPad or iPhone

12/26/2016, 09:12 am

A niche category of the expanding game market on iOS are board game translations. AppleInsider goes beyond Monopoly and Scrabble and looks into five of the best more advanced board games that benefit from an iOS implementation.

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Fill your new iPhone with some of the App Store's best 'buy once, play forever' indie games

12/25/2016, 09:12 am

With the holiday season here, you might find yourself with a little more free time than you're allotted during the rest of the year. AppleInsider has collected a list of some of the independent developer's games that we like that the App Store has to offer, in order to give you some unique gaming experiences on your iPhone and iPad.

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'Super Mario Run' for iPhone reaps 40 million downloads amidst fears from investors

12/21/2016, 09:12 am

Reviews of "Super Mario Run" are apparently causing turmoil with Nintendo stockholders, with the stock seeing about a 10 percent drop since release, despite the company releasing a statement praising the game's performance in less than a week of release.

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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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