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Topic: Games

'Call of Duty: Mobile' beta goes live in India, expanding over 'coming months'

05/17/2019, 09:05 am

Activision has opened up pre-registrations for "Call of Duty: Mobile," a free-to-play version of the popular first-person shooter for iOS and Android, developed with help from China's Tencent.

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Pokemon battler Rumble Rush coming soon to iPhone

05/15/2019, 12:05 pm

A new free-to-play Pokemon game, "Rumble Rush," should soon launch for iPhones, carrying over the "Rumble" series previously hosted on Nintendo's Wii, Wii U, and 3DS.

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60 percent of US gamers play on iPhones and other smartphones, industry group says

05/09/2019, 10:05 am

A majority of American adults play games, and of those, 60 percent spend some or all of their play time on smartphones, according to the industry's Entertainment Software Association.

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How Apple's Macs lost an early lead in video gaming

05/09/2019, 06:05 am

Apple's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into Apple Arcade is not only one of the biggest bets it has ever made to draw attention to iOS, but is certainly also its largest effort yet to promote video gaming in particular. Take a look back at the history of gaming on the Mac to see why it is necessary.

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Proposed US bill would ban loot boxes in Mac & iOS games for players under 18

05/08/2019, 02:05 pm

A bill proposed by U.S. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri would prohibit game developers from selling loot boxes in Mac, iPhone, and iPad games played by people under 18.

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Editorial: Can Apple Arcade level up gaming on Macs and Apple TV?

05/08/2019, 06:05 am

Video games have long been literally the center of attention in the App Store, so Apple's prospects for finding Arcade subscribers among its installed base of over 1 billion iOS devices is pretty straightforward. But can Apple Arcade spread the wealth of iOS' developer attention to its other platforms, meaningfully driving new interest in gaming on Macs and Apple TV? Here's a look at the future of macOS and tvOS games.

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EA seeks to bring massive hit 'Apex Legends' to mobile

05/08/2019, 01:05 am

The massively popular battle royale title "Apex Legends" could soon land on iPhone, according to the game's publisher Electronic Arts.

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Apple partners with Warren Buffett on new newspaper toss iOS game

05/06/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple has teamed up with investor Warren Buffett to produce a new iPhone game dubbed Warren Buffett's Paper Wizard that pays homage to Buffett's history of starting out as an actual paperboy.

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Editorial: The new Services - Apple Arcade plays to win, but what game?

05/03/2019, 11:05 am

All of Apple's recently unveiled Services and most of its existing Services business are essentially software --- useful applications of hardware that help drive hardware purchases in addition to generating revenue on their own. Take a look at what these strategic new Services actually mean for Apple and its installed user base, starting with Apple Arcade.

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GameClub raises $2.5M to bring classic iOS games back to life

05/02/2019, 12:05 pm

GameClub, a mobile game developer, has secured $2.5 million in investment from a variety of funds, with the startup planning to modernize and rerelease older iOS games that are no longer playable on newer iPhones and iPads, as well as producing its own titles.

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Bethesda opens 'The Elder Scrolls: Blades' for iOS up to some players in early access

03/28/2019, 09:03 am

Game developer Bethesda is getting closer to releasing "The Elder Scrolls: Blades," a game from the franchise for iOS, by opening up the mobile title to play by fans in an "Early Access" period ahead of the game's full release.

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Apple Arcade will service Apple's one billion gamers on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac

03/25/2019, 01:03 pm

For Apple's third reveal for the services-centric event on Monday, the company has rolled out a new gaming subscription service for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac called "Apple Arcade"

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Apple may reveal a plan for iPhone & iPad game subscriptions at the March 25 event

03/23/2019, 09:03 am

Apple's March 25 "its show time" event is expected to be largely focused on Services, with a new report claiming that the company may debut a subscription service for paid iPhone and iPad games during the presentation as well.

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Google premieres Stadia, an online cross-platform game streaming service

03/19/2019, 02:03 pm

Google on Tuesday revealed Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform able to stream high-end PC games to phones, tablets, computers, and TVs.

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Microsoft offers preview of 'Project xCloud' service to stream Xbox games to iPhones and iPads

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Microsoft has demonstrated 'Project xCloud,' an in-development cloud-based gaming service that streams gameplay to consumer devices including iPhones and iPads instead of being rendered locally, a service that is expected to enter public testing later this year.

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Nintendo asking partner iPhone developers to avoid gouging gamers on in-app purchases

03/07/2019, 11:03 am

In what would be an unusual step for most companies, Nintendo is reportedly telling its partner mobile developers to avoid squeezing players too hard for in-app purchases -- even though both parties would stand to benefit from the revenue.

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Sony brings PlayStation 4 Remote Play app to iPhones & iPads

03/07/2019, 08:03 am

Sony on Thursday launched an iOS version of its free PS4 Remote Play app, letting PlayStation 4 owners stream their games to an iPhone or iPad when they can't play on a TV.

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Apple's videogame routines used to protect users from viruses and malware in new utility

03/06/2019, 09:03 am

Digital security expert Patrick Wardle has unveiled a new software tool at the RSA Conference 2019 that uses Apple's existing GameplayKit software to help protect users from malware and suspicious activity on their Macs.

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Old iPad and iPhone games left behind by march of iOS could come back to life

03/06/2019, 08:03 am

Gameclub has been launched with the aim of developing updates to classic iOS games currently can't be played on modern iPhones and iPads, both to introduce these games to new audiences and to preserve the history of gaming on the App Store.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' passes $500M, crushes Nintendo's other smartphone games

02/13/2019, 10:02 am

Nintendo's most successful smartphone game to date is "Fire Emblem Heroes," reaping over $500 million and brushing away all of the company's other properties like "Super Mario Run" and "Animal Crossing."

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