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're all a-flutter, all a-tingle, all ready for what tomorrow morning will bring when Steve Jobs kicks things off at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. Will he stun us with the iPhone 5 against all expectations? Or will it be all iOS 5 all the time, with glimpses of what the upcoming hardware can do? What about refreshes of other existing lines? We know he's gonna talk iCloud, Lion, and our favorite mobile operating system, but what else? What else? we cry!
And, yes, of course, we didn't let the grass grow under our feet, so just in case in all the WWDC hype, ya missed it, here's this week's bag o'goodies.
If you're looking to try out Red Faction: Armageddon on PC or Mac before you lay down the full cost of the game, you're going to need OnLive. The company that produces the cloud-based gaming console has secured an arrangement to bring the Red Faction demo exclusively to OnLive.
Paradox Interactive announced today that its mass transportation simulator, Cities in Motion, will be released for Mac today. If you've got a burning desire to design mass transit systems to get millions of people to work (or if you're just frustrated with your own city's transit system and want to show them how it's done) this ultra-nerdy simulation may be for you.
As we mentioned in our review, Portal 2 is hard. Like, really hard. But don’t give up just yet, because if you’re consistently hitting snags in the wonderful puzzler, chances are there are a few things you can do to alleviate your periodic portal problems (or the Three P's as they’ve been dubbed...just now). Our six quick tips will help you solve just about any level and turn that SaDOS into a GLaDOS.
On any given day in Apple’s iOS App Store there are 100 apps that rise above all others – where the owners of iPhones, iPod touches and iPads decide with their hard-earned dollars which cream rises to the top. Because we’re curious types, we decided to pick a random day, grab all Top 100 paid app icons and break them down into our own unscientific categories to see if there’s any science behind what’s popular and what’s not. The results may surprise you!
With the iPad 2 hitting the shelves tomorrow, it stands to reason that you're going to need games for it.
True to form, Electronic Arts has announced a weekend-long sale up to 70% off of every EA game optimized for iPad, including Dead Space, Madden NFL 11, Mirror’s Edge, FIFA 11, Rock Band Reloaded, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Tetris, Risk, Monopoly, Scrabble, and Pictureka!.
Calling all readers from across the pond! Ever get an idea for a great iPhone game, only to realize you don't quite have the time or resources to develop your idea? Or even more, look on with envy that your game could replicate the monetary success of Angry Birds? Then this could be your chance to make it happen. A new contest for Great Britain residents is starting up, where neonplay, in association with Mac Format magazine and Tap! are willing to give your App Store supremacy dreams a chance to come to true.
Last month, an indie platformer titled The Blocks Cometh was submitted to Apple for approval and was released on the App Store shortly thereafter. It was even given some spotlight in the App Store's new and notable section.
But here's the kicker: the game's developer had no idea it had ever been submitted. Pirates had stolen the source code and submitted the game themselves. Since then, Apple has taken down the pirated copy of the game, and now the official copy is set to be released tomorrow with a little love from the fantastic platformer League of Evil.
We got our hands on a Verizon iPhone this week, boy did we, and we put it through its paces, but good. And that's not all that happened this week and you know what else we did? Yes, you do. We rounded up all the news you're just dying to know about just in case you missed it.