We know, you're all sitting by the internet waiting to see what Microsoft will be announcing tonight. But for those who aren't (or simply don't care), we're back with our usual generous helping of tech news for this post-WWDC 2012 week. It's a fairly lazy day for tech news, but that doesn't mean that you'll have to dig far to read everything happening on this Monday, June 18, 2012.
Fieldrunners was one of the first big iOS original sensations, delivering a slickly animated and well-executed take on tower defense strategy, but it's been nearly four years since its 2008 release, and we're only now talking about a sequel. Why the lengthy wait?
Luckily, Fieldrunners 2 looks to have been well worth the wait. I had a chance to scope out and briefly play the game this week at E3, and not only does the game build upon its predecessors most successful elements while incorporating other tower defense titles' best qualities, but it also makes some innovations of its own along the way.
Assuming there are any MacLife.com readers out there today who aren’t skipping work or school to go see The Avengers, the tech world is still churning up news on this fabulous Friday. Exploding iPhones, iPhoto map attribution, FTC fines, Walmart pricing goofs and even a Slippery Seal make up the news for this Friday, May 4, 2012 -- so assemble your own avengers and get to reading, won’t you?
Word spread like wildfire on Wednesday that Electronic Arts was killing off its iOS-based ROCK BAND game, with users receiving a cryptic message with a May 31 target date. There’s just one problem: It was a mistake.
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.
Ready to feel really old? The video game that started it all -- Pong -- turns 40 this year, and to celebrate, Atari has kicked off the Pong Indie Developer Challenge. Submit your own original take on the classic game and you’ll not only see it published by Atari, you’ll get a cool $100,000 as well.
There are those of us at a certain age among the MacLife.com writers who take pride in having lost a big chunk of our youth at the arcade, feeding game machines with quarters. For us, the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad have become like a blast from the past as the video games of our misspent childhood return -- and now we have 16 more to get excited about.
The International Consumer Electronics Show doesn’t kick off until Tuesday, but Mac|Life is already braving the slot machines and budget stomach-busting buffets to bring you the best and brightest of what will be unleashed there. One of the things we’re most excited about is a handful of new offerings from ION’s iCade series.
While the App Store is certainly loaded with scads of fresh and original experiences, it's also playing host to more and more familiar franchises that started on other platforms -- like home consoles, handhelds, or PCs -- as iOS devices continue infiltrating homes and pockets around the world. Many such iterations hold true to the original version's gameplay and aesthetic, while others reshape the content to better fit the touch screen or aim for a new audience. Hundreds of these titles are available in the App Store, but we wanted to narrow the focus to the latest (and in some cases, greatest) entries to hit the scene, so here are 10 recent iOS gaming transplants to check out.
It's my last Friday before maternity leave. So with visions of onesies dancing in my head, I present to you these awesome apps that are at newly lowered prices -- many in honor of the just-born iPhone 4S. After all, a new phone deserves some shiny new apps, does it not? Now you'll spend less money in the App Store, and have more money for diapers. (Yes, I realize I'm the one buying the diapers, not you. But bear with me here. I'm in no condition to argue...)