We just can't seem to keep PopCap out of the news feed today. First there was the heart-warming/wrenching story of the young Make-A-Wish boy who got to make a game with PopCap. Now, PopCap has announced that they have acquired a new game studio called ZipZapPlay that specializes in making social game experiences.
Better grab a box of tissues for this story. Owain Weinert is 9-years-old and has Leukemia, cancer of the white blood cells. When he enrolled in the Make-A-Wish program his wish was to create his very own video game. Today we're getting word that PopCap Games stepped up to fulfill the request and has created Allied Star Police which was designed by Weinert.
As competitors continue to venture back to the drawing board to figure out ways to top the iPad, research firm Canalys announced today that Apple took 74% of the tablet market in Q1. What is even more telling, is they figured that if you count the iPad, Apple's PC sales grew an astonishing 187.9% year over year!
The Angry Birds phenomenon is clearly unstoppable. While in the past the seminal iOS title was rivaled by other classics like Cut the Rope and Flight Control, the bird-flinging sensation has sling-shotted completely off the map. While other iPhone successes are measuring their success in the thousands and millions, Angry Birds is in the tens and hundreds of millions. Is there no end to the anger?
At the same time as Square Enix is expanding on its existing franchises on iOS, they're also rolling out a brand new franchise called Imaginary Range. The new product is being called a game-comic hybrid. In other words its mostly a comic book, but with interactive elements to try to capture some of the many gaming fans on iOS as well.
We really enjoyed the iPhone version when it arrived in the App Store in mid-February. It wasn't perfect, but it was a great update of a classic franchise that gave iOS gamers almost as much dunkalicious fun for $4.99 as console gamers got for $49.99. There was some missing aspects though. Important stuff. With the launch of the iPad version we're pretty thrilled to say that those omissions have been rectified.
Maybe it's just because they have potentially the largest and most high quality gaming library of any company on the App Store, but we love it when EA puts on a garage sale and starts hawking their apps for dirt cheap. To "celebrate" (read: sell apps to people bored at Easter family functions) the Easter weekend, EA has launched a new sale on some of their best games.
As much of a mobile revolution as Safari on the iPhone was, the browser isn’t for everyone. Just as there are choices on the desktop, there are now plenty of options on iOS for a different mobile browser -- and one of the latest for the iPad has hit the App Store with a slick new update.
When news broke out about iPhones and iPad 3Gs possibly collecting continuous information about the whereabout of users and storing that data in a secret file, it has had users aflutter about just what this means. On Wednesday, two researchers revealed details about this secret file. Read on for more about what this could possibly mean for you.
Late last month, iOS gamers got a very nice treat in the form of Final Fantasy III, an enhanced version of the classic role-playing game from RPG juggernaut Square Enix. It came with a hefty price tag though, and at $15.99 it was one of the more expensive games to be released lately. Today Square Enix launched a new iPad native version of the game with a still heftier price tag.