Let’s face it: we’re all waiting for Markus “Notch” Persson to bring an official version of “Minecraft” to the iOS platform. The second it goes on the App Store at a reasonable price, we’re downloading it and enjoying the heck out of the block-building, mineral harvesting, fortress building, enemy defending and slaying goodness that comes with it.
We also plan on playing until sleep and adequate social skills are but distant memories...but shh, don't tell anyone.
Still, there’s the downtime between now and the final release and not much that can be done about it, no matter how much you insist that you want the official version of Minecraft to arrive on the App Store. In the meantime, Ari Ronen’s “Eden – World Builder” will just have to be the methadone fix for the Minecraft heroin you’re craving.
Onlive has become both a nifty and cool thing and now it's sort of on the iPad. On Tuesday, OnLive released its Viewer app for the iPad. The app, which lives up to its name, allows you to watch live games occurring around the world as well as Brag Clips, trailers and allows for the creation and maintenance of friend lists for the Onlive gaming service.
If you do freelance work or own a small company, it’s important to have a good piece of software to take care of business. AccountEdge has been a Mac favorite for years, and with their just-released 2011 version, they’re also making the leap to iOS as well.
The fine folks at The Nielsen Company have crunched the numbers, they've analyzed the data, they've done some back of the envelope calculations -- heck, they've even made pie charts and graphs. So who's the king of the smartphone operating system and who's going down? Join us after the jump for a closer look at the numbers.
Even if you didn't participate in this year's Black Friday retail stampedes, there are still savings to be had if you know where to look.
Over in the gaming world, Sega of America announced discounted prices for six of their best-selling iOS titles for Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The sale will last until December 1 and includes the following games:
Let's face it, gaming gets expensive and prior to walking into a store to see what your used games are worth, you're going to want to know what to expect. I mean, you drove all the way out to Uncle Ted's House of Comics, Gaming and Minimal Eye Contact, you want to know what's in store for you...
ChAIR and Epic Games today announced Infinity Blade, the companies' action-RPG sword fighting adventure, will launch via the App Store on Thursday, December 9.
The game, which will be available for all of Apple's iOS-based devices, while retail for $5.99 and be powered by the Unreal Engine 3. In Infinity Blade, players will fight through sword battles and epic boss fights set in the realm of a fully 3D castle.
Airprint Hacktivator--a small but brilliant program that makes any printer connected to your Mac AirPrint compatible--has been updated to Version 1.7, making the invaluable system workaround less intrusive to your Mac's OS X operating system while at the same time maintaining the same level of awesome. For those of you who have been pining for a way to wirelessly print from your iOS device, you're going to want to download this free piece of software as fast as your internet connect can manage it.
This smacks of the spiffy. In an interesting combination between iOS and Mac OS X products, Majic Jungle Software's Chopper 2 ($4.99) side-scrolling helicopter combat and rescue game can be controlled via an iPad, iPhone 4 or 4th-generation iPod touch over Bluetooth or WiFi using another iOS device. Per Touch Arcade, the game will be released via the recently-announced Mac App Store.