Developers that have splintered off from the main team that worked on the classic PC/Mac game Bioshock from 2007 have announced that they've formed a new studio. They're also showing off their very first game that will eventually be making its way to mobile platforms including iOS.
We've been waiting for a long time, and we weren't even all that sure it would ever happen. However, today we can enjoy the fruits of our patience as the Mac gaming classic Marathon releases on the App Store. Die-hard Marathon fans doubtlessly downloaded it for free on Mac ages ago, but today the series is open for a whole new generation to enjoy.
According to the latest research from Nielsen, we smartphone owners goof off with our devices more than anything else. It really is all about the games. Games are used more than any other app, even more than checking the weather, news, Facebook or Twitter.
The Neverhood was hardly Doom when it came to popularity when it released way back in 1996, but this adventure game was (and still is) extremely unique. That's thanks in large part to the fact that its graphics are 100% claymation.
The unthinkable has happened. An affiliate of Nintendo has confirmed that they are currently developing a Pokemon-based app for the iPhone. Those adorable pocket monsters will be available on the Japanese App Store this Summer. Is this an innocuous move by Nintendo to make a few extra bucks? Or does it signal something more meaningful?
All things considered there aren't nearly enough arcade kart racing games on iOS. We've got more than our share of simulation racers like Real Racing, but when it comes to lighter, less serious fare we pretty much have to get by on Shrek Kart. Which is no good. That's why we're pretty pumped for Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing.
After a successful first round of auctions that garnered over $1,700, PopCap is coming back with another round of materials to auction for charity. There are nine more items up for auction and there will be many more in the future. Thirty-four items are currently planned.
We're pretty much going to let the deals do the talking here. Suffice to say that this is one of the most ridiculous perfect-storms of iOS deals we've ever seen. Three of the biggest players on the App Store are unleashing their deals simultaneously this weekend.
We love our iPhones, and they're utterly spectacular gaming devices. But that doesn't mean we're blind to the wonders of other gaming systems. It would be silly to ignore the successes of developers on other platforms. This year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Nintendo 3DS showed off some fantastic software. With several iOS developers showcasing many different ways to bring 3D apps to iOS (and with us not wanting to shell out $250 for a 3DS,) we decided to make a list of all the games that are coming out for the 3DS that we're hoping will one day get ported over to the iPhone and iPad.
Do you love Super Meat Boy, but feel guilty wasting all those pounds of animal flesh? Well, we've got just the game for you then. While we're waiting for a Super Meat Boy iOS port you can while away the hours with To-Fu: The Trials of Chi, another food-based puzzle-platformer.