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Topic: Games

Aspyr ends 32-bit Mac game sales in shift to 64-bit support only

06/17/2019, 09:06 am

Game publisher Aspyr is ceasing sale of its 32-bit Mac game catalog on Tuesday, with Monday being the last day the company is offering the titles for purchase, citing Apple's shift of macOS to 64-bit and end of support for 32-bit as the reason for the change.

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How to connect your PS4 and Xbox One Controller to an iPad or iPhone on iOS 13

06/12/2019, 12:06 pm

You can now connect your PlayStation 4 Dualshock 4 controller and Xbox One S controller to iOS13 and tvOS. Here is how it works, and what you can do with it.

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Apple's new protections for kids could force PBS to pull its apps

06/11/2019, 11:06 pm

Paula Kerger, Public Broadcasting Company president and CEO, warns that the popular "PBS Kids" streaming app may be pulled from the App Store due to Apple's new privacy policies covering apps marketed to children.

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Bethesda demos Orion game streaming tech using Doom 2016 on iPhones & MacBooks

06/10/2019, 10:06 am

Ahead of this week's E3 expo in Los Angeles, gaming giant Bethesda revealed a new streaming technology known as Orion -- showcasing it via the 2016 version of "Doom" running on iPhones and MacBooks.

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'Sky: Children of the Light' now available to pre-order and will release on July 11

06/10/2019, 08:06 am

First shown in 2017 at Apple's iPhone X event, developer thatgamecompany's "Sky: Children of the Light" is now available for pre-order on the App Store and will be available to play on July 11.

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Google Stadia game streaming launching in November with $129 'Founder's Edition' hardware

06/06/2019, 01:06 pm

Google on Thursday revealed key details of its upcoming Stadia service, which will let people stream A-list games to the Mac without having to own a high-end console or PC.

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Pokemon Company's latest game rewards good sleeping habits

05/29/2019, 04:05 am

"Pokemon Sleep" tracks player sleep patterns and has been announced alongside a Pokemon cloud service that lets users continue games across several devices. There are also new games for iOS and Nintendo Switch, plus an expanded clothing range.

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Elgato intros Stream Deck Mobile app, turning iPhones into live broadcast controllers

05/27/2019, 10:05 am

Elgato has released Stream Deck Mobile, an app that turns iPhones into a broadcast controller for videos on YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, and elsewhere.

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Popular iOS game 'Clicker Heroes' pulled from App Store after name theft

05/25/2019, 06:05 pm

Apple removed the popular freemium title "Clicker Heroes" from the App Store after a Chinese company trademarked its name after its version of the game received notoriety worldwide.

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'Gaming disorder' on iPhone & other platforms recognized by World Health Organization

05/25/2019, 03:05 pm

The member states of the World Health Organization have voted to adopt a revised list of diseases which includes addiction to video games -- including smartphone titles -- as a mental health disorder.

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New US bill would ban loot boxes in games for people under 18

05/23/2019, 03:05 pm

Moving forward as promised, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri formally introduced a bill on Thursday that would halt sales of gaming loot boxes to people under 18.

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Tencent & Riot Games working on mobile 'League of Legends'

05/22/2019, 08:05 am

The popular multiplayer game "League of Legends" could soon be playable on an iPhone or iPad, with Riot Games and Tencent reportedly developing a mobile version of the title, and have apparently been collaborating on the project for over a year.

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'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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