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Topic: Games

'Fallout Shelter' studio sues 'Westworld' publishers for cloning iPhone game

06/22/2018, 01:06 pm

Bethesda Softworks has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Behavior Interactive for copyright infringement, alleging the recently-released 'Westworld' iOS game copies gameplay elements from 'Fallout Shelter,' and potentially some of the game's code.

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Free to download Fortnite generates $100M in 90 days via in-app purchases

06/21/2018, 09:06 am

'Fortnite' has become the second most successful free-to-play game launched on iOS, according to analysts, hitting the $100 million milestone for in-app purchases just 90 days after it shipped on iPhone and iPad, and outpacing its rivals in the 'battle royale' genre.

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Valve not giving up, rolls out new Steam Link beta for iOS, Apple TV

06/14/2018, 09:06 am

Valve Software is having another go at bringing the Steam Link game-streaming app to iOS and tvOS following Apple's public refusal to list the app in the App Store.

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The Mac gaming landscape remains dire, with no improvements in sight

06/13/2018, 11:06 am

Apple is in a very strange position with the Mac and iOS in regards to gaming. One platform is enormous and making a ton of money for Apple and some developers, and the other is nearly dead. AppleInsider talks about the two, and what, if anything, is going on to improve the situation.

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Bethesda's new 'Elder Scrolls: Blades' arrives on iOS this fall

06/11/2018, 01:06 am

Game developer Bethesda, during their packed E3 keynote this week, announced that the next installment of the massive Elder Scrolls franchise will be coming to mobile platforms including iOS later this fall.

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Apple's Phil Schiller confirms Steam Link iOS app failed to meet App Store guidelines

05/26/2018, 06:05 pm

Apple's decision to prevent Valve's Steam Link iOS app from appearing in the App Store was due to a variety of issues, including in-app purchases, Apple's Phil Schiller has confirmed.

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Apple should allow Steam Link into App Store despite violating third-party marketplace rules

05/25/2018, 12:05 pm

While Valve didn't completely block the ability to buy games through the Steam Link app leading to its disapproval, Apple's decision to deny Valve's Steam Link iOS app from the App Store for 'business conflicts' is shortsighted.

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Hands on: Steam Link lets you play Mac and PC games on iOS and tvOS with a few hiccups

05/17/2018, 01:05 pm

Steam Link, the iOS and tvOS application that lets you play your Mac titles on your other devices, launched on beta on Thursday. We spent the last few days testing it out on a variety of different games, and can tell you what to expect.

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iOS release of 'Fortnite' rakes in over $25M in first 30 days

04/18/2018, 09:04 am

Epic Games' "Fortnite" -- a free-to-play third-person shooter, which took off after adding a battle royale mode copying "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" -- amassed over $25 million in its first 30 days after being ported to iOS devices, according to research data shared this week.

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'Fortnite Battle Royale' for iOS now available to all, no invite required

04/02/2018, 12:04 pm

Epic Games is opening up 'Fortnite Battle Royale' to all iOS device users with compatible hardware, allowing anyone with a supported iPhone or iPad to download the popular free-to-play title without needing to acquire an invitation beforehand.

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Apple's Joswiak says iOS gaming catching up to modern consoles

03/21/2018, 05:03 pm

Gaming on iPhone and iPad is reaching a threshold where it's on par with consoles, which have typically outpaced mobile devices, Apple's VP of product marketing claimed in a recent interview.

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TrueDepth camera in iPhone X used to capture facial animations for 'The Walking Dead: Our World'

03/21/2018, 03:03 pm

Next Games' upcoming ARKit title "The Walking Dead: Our World" will reportedly use rotoscoped facial animations, captured inexpensively using the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera.

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Review: Fortnite BattleRoyale for iOS brings the large-scale multiplayer game to iPhone and iPad

03/21/2018, 10:03 am

Epic Games intended to make "Fortnite Battle Royale for iPhone and iPad as close to the version played on other platforms. In its invitation-only initial release, the large-scale multiplayer game hasn't lost its charm in its transition to the small screen from the console, Mac, and PC versions.

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Tencent's version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds reaches iPhone & iPad

03/19/2018, 04:03 pm

Not to be outdone by Epic's Fortnite, Tencent's licensed version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds -- better known as PUBG -- is now officially available for the iPhone and iPad.

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If you want a 'Fortnite' invite for your iPhone, hit up your friends that play

03/19/2018, 12:03 pm

Gamers waiting to get an invitation from Epic Games to try out 'Fortnite' on their iPhone or iPad can gain access early via other players, with current participants receiving emails advising them of the availability of friend invitations on their accounts.

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Ubisoft reboots 'Might & Magic' on iPhone, while beta testing for 'Ark: Survival Evolved' on iOS commences

03/16/2018, 10:03 am

Two more games heading to iPhone and iPad have opened up for registrations before they launch, with Ubisoft's 'Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians' reviving the RPG franchise in May, while the developers of 'Ark: Survival Evolved' are accepting sign-ups for iOS beta testing.

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Play games on your Mac installed on another computer with Steam In-Home Streaming

03/15/2018, 02:03 pm

If you want to play games on a Mac that has lower specifications than ideally needed to play properly, it is possible to take advantage of the hardware of a more powerful Mac or PC elsewhere on the home network to have a more enjoyable gaming experience. AppleInsider explains how to set up Steam's In-Home Streaming function to remotely play your game collection.

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'Life is Strange: Before the Storm' headed to Mac, 'Fruit Ninja' creator lays off half its workforce

03/14/2018, 12:03 pm

Deck Nine's popular PC and console adventure game "Life is Strange: Before the Storm" is being ported to the Mac this spring, publisher Feral Interactive said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Australian "Fruit Ninja" developer Halfbrick has suffered a major setback, losing half of its workforce.

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Pre-registrations for the 'Westworld' iOS game commence alongside signups to play 'Fortnite Battle Royale' on iPhone and iPad

03/12/2018, 10:03 am

Warner Bros. is accepting pre-registrations for its upcoming iOS game based on 'Westworld,' meanwhile Epic Games has started taking requests for invitations to download the iPhone and iPad version of the popular 'Fortnite Battle Royale.'

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Nintendo knocks 50 percent off 'Super Mario Run' for iOS on 'Mario Day'

03/09/2018, 02:03 pm

Nintendo's first truly big game for iPhones and iPads, "Super Mario Run," has been discounted from $9.99 to $4.99 as a promotion centered around "Mario Day," March 10.

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