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  • Blog Post: Apple Stops Designating Games With In-App Purchases As "Free"

    Free-to-play games have been criticized for trying to hook consumers with in-app purchases and microtransactions. Now, Apple has changed its iTunes store labeling system to reflect these realities. As you can see in the picture above, the download button for these type of of games now says "Get"... More
  • Blog Post: Limbo Heading To iOS, Has Sold Over 3 Million Copies Across All Platforms

    Limbo, the atmospheric puzzle-platformer from PlayDead has released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and most recently Vita , and now it's coming to iOS devices. Along with the iOS announcement, PlayDead revealed that the game has sold over 3 million copies across all of its platforms. The game will... More
  • Blog Post: Bookworm Heroes Launches For iOS

    PopCap is bringing its popular browser-based word game to iPad and iPhone. The game puts a nice spin on the familiar Scrabble-derived formula. In this case, you have a playfield of tiles, which refill from the top as you eliminate tiles by creating words of adjacent letter tiles. It's not rocket... More
  • Blog Post: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Available Now For iOS Devices

    As teased earlier this week , Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is now available for iOS devices. The initial download is free, but additional content must be paid for individually. Additional songs are $0.99 a piece, but there are song packs available for $2.99 each. Additional characters are $1.99 each. The... More
  • Blog Post: Jetpack Joyride's Update Out Now

    Halfbrick Studios has announced that Jetpack Joyride's 1.3 update is here, adding a host of new gadgets for Barry, including X-ray specs, coin magnets, and more. The following items are now available for purchase in your in-game stash. You can have two of these gadgets activate at any time. If you're... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3: Aftershock Shelved Permanently

    EA said it has permanently suspended development of Battlefield 3: Aftershock and will now focus on other titles. The publisher pulled the game from the App store last week after complaints about its quality. EA said the servers for Battlefield 3: Aftershock will be left online through the rest of the... More
  • Blog Post: EA Pulls Battlefield 3 iOS App Due To Complaints About Quality

    Battlefield 3: Aftershock, a single-map multiplayer-only iOS version of EA's popular shooter, was just released earlier this month, but as of today it is no longer available on the App Store. IGN reports that EA pulled the game amid low ratings on the App Store and complaints from players about the... More
  • Blog Post: Chrono Trigger Hits iPhone Today

    One of the most celebrated classic role-playing titles is available today on iPhone and iPod touch. Chrono Trigger hit the Apple iTunes app story today for $9.99. As previously reported , this version includes touch interface controls and Japanese, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese... More
  • Blog Post: Chrono Trigger Coming To iPhone

    Square Enix confirmed today the release of Chrono Trigger for the iPhone and iPod Touch devices next month. Pricing details haven't been revealed at this time, but Square sent over a few screenshots of the game with its updated touch control interface. Chrono Trigger will be available in Japanese... More
  • Blog Post: Scribblenauts Remix Heads To iOS Devices

    Warner Bros. today announced Scribblenauts Remix for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices. It's available now on the Apple App store for $4.99. This version includes a combination of levels from the Nintendo DS games, Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts, as well as original ones. Additionally, Scribblenauts... More
  • Blog Post: Apple Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

    Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs has passed away. Jobs had recently been battling pancreatic cancer. Though no official cause of death has been issued, complications due to the disease are likely the cause. Jobs had resigned his position at Apple, citing that he was no longer able to meet his duties... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K12 Coming To iOS

    Come tomorrow, you can get your NBA 2K Fix on the go. 2K Sports and Visual Concepts are dishing a special mobile version of the game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch featuring a full season of play, the Jordan Challenge from last year's console release, and global leaderboards. Like the console version... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop Plans To Accept Trade-Ins And Resell Apple iOS Portable Devices

    If you're looking to ditch an outdated iPod or iPhone -- or buy an older model at a discounted price -- you'll soon be able to do so at video game retailer GameStop. According to a report at the website 9to5mac , GameStop will begin offering all models of iPhones, iPads, and iPods at its stores... More
  • Blog Post: PopCap Reveals Experimental Game Label 4th & Battery

    PopCap Games announced a new casual games label today, created as an outlet for experimental game design. Branded 4th & Battery after the crossroad in front of PopCap’s HQ, developers and designers will have the freedom to create smaller, simpler, and “edgier” games with a safety... More
  • Blog Post: Gameloft Copycat Strikes Again; World Of Warcraft Ripped Off

    That headline may seem harsh. I don't mean to suggest that Gameloft only ever rips off other studios' hard work , but I can just go ahead and let the trailer for its latest game do the suggesting for me. Joystiq brings word of the mobile-focused developer's latest title, an MMO named Order... More
  • Blog Post: Apple Launches Subscription Service

    Today Apple announced that it will allow customers to buy subscription content instead of just single, discrete items. It seems mostly focused toward written content, but Apple is also open to any other form of media sold on the app store... including games. Apple suggests subscription options for "magazines... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Space iOS Hitting Late This Month

    Dead Space fans have more to look forward to than the upcoming sequel. An iOS game is slated for release in late January, which is set between the events of the first game and Dead Space 2. EA says that it will be a straight-up third-person shooter, with nary a rail in sight. We'll have to wait to... More
  • Blog Post: Speck/Tomb Raider Giveaway

    Interested in getting your hands on some exclusive Tomb Raider loot? Crystal Dynamics, Speck, and Game Informer have joined together for one massive giveaway. On the table are a hundred prizes that include Speck brand CandyShell iPod cases, limited edition Lara Croft CandyShell iPod cases, and exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: Rage Now Available On iTunes

    Though the console and PC versions won't hit until 2011, you can get your first taste of id's Rage on your choice of iProducts now. Hit up the wastelands in this FPS as the star of Mutant Bash TV! You'll get chased by mutants, look for ammo, and get your hands on some cash. The SD and HD... More
  • Blog Post: Age Of Zombies Hitting iOS This Week, See It In Action

    Age of Zombies is coming to iOS this week, and developer Halfbrick has released a trailer to honor the momentous occasion. The twin-stick shooter, which was previously available as a PSP Mini, follows the adventures of Barry Steakfries as he slays legions of undead enemies. There is a zombified T-rex... More
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