Hundreds of quirky, clever, and unique games found their home on the Mac in the 80s and 90s, keeping the Apple faithful entertained while they waited for the next blockbuster to (maybe) get ported. Many of these classics have since been ported, remade, or succeeded by iOS versions, set to thrill and amaze nostalgic veterans and newcomers alike. Here are 10 of Mac gaming's finest that you can now play on iPhone and iPad.
It's hard not to get totally obsessed with game shows. From The Price is Right to Wheel of Fortune, each is laced with decades of history, a whole load of prizes, and hilarious on-air flubs. Thankfully, many of the top TV game shows of today and the past are available as iPhone and iPad apps, letting you experience the sensation of guessing trivia questions and letters from the comfort of wherever. It's not quite the same as actually being on the show, but it's quite a bit more cost-effective!
Holiday weekend coming up and you know what that means! Some of the biggest and best developers out there are chopping their prices, so you know it's time to fire up the credit card and head on down to the App Store.
We're just days away from Easter Sunday, and for many that can mean a prevalence of cute bunnies, colorful eggs, and overstuffed baskets in the immediate future. If you need a little help with the weekend plans, whether it's finding the best egg-coloring techniques, keeping the kids entertained for a bit, or simply locating a couple games with some holiday flair, we've got you covered with this assortment of Easter-themed apps. And many of them are free, so you can save the rest of your budget for elaborate basket fillings and absurdly large hams.
Everyone's been noticing an uptick in their app updates now that the big new iPad Retina Display is here. While you were busy tapping over and over that yes, you were aware other browsers would let you view adult content, a bunch of other things were going on and we nabbed some of them jsut for you. Aren't we sweet?
Last night, instead of watching the Mad Men season premiere, I was playing Draw Something. But it wasn't just me: Susie was playing it, and our contributing writers were playing it, and basically we were all hanging out somewhere in our respective houses last night trying to guess each other's doodles.
Draw Something, if you don't know, is an iOS (and Android!) game that basically lets you play Pictionary with friends. It's primarily developed by Omgpop, but because of its crazy popularity -- 20 million downloads five weeks after launch -- Zynga jumped in and threw the company $180 million. We're not quite sure what exactly has piqued the interest of so many users, but it's now our favorite way to spend Saturday afternoon.
Most of the time, new iPhone and iPad games seem to appear out of thin air -- suddenly up for sale in the App Store without any sort of lengthy promotional campaign. But when we're lucky, we hear about exciting releases weeks or months in advance; and as Apple's devices continue to surge in popularity, that's becoming more and more common. Case in point: here are a dozen upcoming iOS games that we're really looking forward to playing, and while they vary in size, scope, and subject, all caught our eye and may well catch yours too.
Used together in the same sentence, terms like "free-to-play" and "browser-based" generate images of the kinds of fluffy, gameplay-light play experiences that often result in rolled eyes and shoulder shrugs. Curiously, MechWarrior Tactics -- coming later this year to browsers on Mac and other platforms via the Unity engine -- hits both of those points and yet still remained on the lips of many writers covering the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week. What's different here?
The iPad 2 helped push tablet gaming ahead thanks to its A5 processor and increased RAM, but it's the new iPad that should offer the largest advancement to date, thanks to the unbelievable 2048x1536 Retina display -- four times that of the earlier iPads -- not to mention the advanced A5X processor, reported increase in RAM, and optional support for 4G networks. Only a couple of new games were shown at Apple's event yesterday, but we've pinpointed a few of the best-looking current iPad releases that we expect to shine even brighter on the new tablet. If you're planning on picking up a new iPad, here are six beautiful games that can show off its impressive tech.
Caring for your first baby is a lot like caring for your first car: You never want to leave its side, can’t wait to show it off to your friends (but won’t leave them alone with it), delicately wash it, and take notice of every new sound. And like new car owners, first-time parents can be a bit neurotic about every fluid leak and fill-up. Since you'll want to keep your baby as finely tuned as possible, you’ll need to keep track of everything that happens. Pencil and paper may work fine for gearheads, but parents need a bit more horsepower. For bumper to bumper coverage, Total Baby is miles ahead of the competition.