We've got free apps highlighted, some hints of what might be upcoming in Jony Ive's redesigns of all things iOS, and some struggles Cupertino (and developers) seem to be having with iCloud. All of that and more in this week's stories too hot to miss.
The iPad and iPhone have changed the games industry in more than a few ways, but the ubiquitousness of touch controls is probably the iOS platform's biggest contribution to modern game hardware. And while there's plenty to love about screen-taps and accelerometer controlled tilt, some games just play better with a controller. According to one report, it sounds like Apple may have finally given in to the idea.
Last week, amidst the mayhem of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Sega showed off its upcoming releases for iPhone and iPad, giving us a chance to go hands-on with Total War Battles: Shogun and Alexandria Bloodshow, as well as try out a big update for Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.
The Independent Games Festival has long been a part of the Game Developers Conference, and all five of the finalists -- plus four of the five honorable mentions -- for the Best Mobile Game are available on or soon coming to iOS. Looking for the best recent and upcoming indie games for your iPhone or iPad? Here's a look at the nine iOS games honored by the IGF in the category.
Independent games are just as great as their blockbuster counterparts, and at this year's Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco we got to check out some of the cooler game titles that were nominated for awards in the Independent Games Festival.
Amidst the hubbub of updated MacBook Pros and soon-to-be-updated iPads, another event of much spiffiness looms on the horizon: Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from February 28 to March 3.
With that in mind, here are ten upcoming games worth looking forward to for the Mac OS X and iOS platforms. And while they may make you forget to pay attention to and feed friends, family, loved ones and pets, they're en route and could be interesting...