Apple's Game Center has been out for a while now. Cupertino is trying to attract developers to support it, both to network their titles for multiplayer action and to offer a fairly universal leaderboard system and list of achievements.
And it works pretty well.
For those of you that have been wondering what to do with the Game Center app that appeared on your iPhone or iPod touch when iOS 4.1 was released (and your iPad when iOS 4.2.1 hit the scene), here we go...
If you've been following the exploits of Marty Mcfly in Telltale Games adventure game adaptation of the classic 1980s sci-fi series then you'll be pleased to know that the latest episode in the series is now available on the App Store. On the other hand, if you haven't been following the series then now is the perfect time to start.
We sure hope you're all getting yourselves geared up for next week's unrestrained torrent of awesome. Tuesday morning is the event horizon of the nexus of the eye of a hurricane of tech amazingness. It is, of course, WWDC and E3 all mashed into one. And while Mac|Life will have you covered with all the Apple goodness you can handle from both events, the Electronic Software Association (who runs E3) is launching E3insider, aiming to help people keep track of all the other great gaming news and info coming out of E3.
iPhone gamers who grew up in the 1990s are in for a bit of a treat this evening. The three greatest things about the nineties were the X-men, bustling arcades, and the playing of X-men in bustling arcades. Tonight, the third of those three will be re-released on iOS in anticipation of the nationwide launch of the film X-men: First Class Friday night.
Apple has finally made the iWork suite of applications available in universal format, meaning that they will now work for the iPhone and iPod touch, just as they did before with the iPad. With the most recent update, Apple didn't only bring support for the rest of the iOS devices, but they also added a new document manager, ability to change font style and size directly from the ruler, and a new Smart Zoom feature when viewing and editing data. You can also control your Keynote presentations from another iOS device using the Keynote Remote app. Let us take you on a walkthrough of the new features and show you exactly how they work.
Despite the gangbusters success of the Facebook iPhone app, for some reason the social networking behemoth has yet to do anything for the iPad. Sure there's a touch-optimized version of their page that works on any mobile device, but come on. That's not what we'd call a dedicated focus on the dominant tablet. Heck, they've even got something for the RIM Playbook, which only seven people actually own, while millions of iPads and iPad 2s ship with nary a peep from Zuckerberg, et al. Bizarre behavior, to be sure.
But fear not, because the App Store is crammed to the gills with Facebook apps just for you and your needs -- whether they be chatty, photography, video, or the whole package. And while you scan this gallery, you can be sure another six hundred developers are submitting Facebook related apps for approval. We can do just fine without you, Mark, just fine.
Dead Space was one of the finest iOS games we've ever played when it released back in January, and not a whole lot has changed since then. Few games have come along since then to challenge its throne. Today that just got even more difficult as EA announced a big new update to the game that will add several great additions.
As many Apple fanboys and fangirls now know, Apple did a small makeover in their stores on Sunday night, adding new sections, installing new iPad kiosks and even updating their iOS Apple Store app with some cool new features. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the changes at your local Apple Store, never fear. We’ve got you covered! We'll take you on an Apple Store outing and show you the new changes you’ll notice the next time you’re in a store, including a gallery of the newly revamped Apple Store at Haywood Mall in Greenville, South Carolina.
With every iOS device comes a slew of iOS accessories. This gallery features some of the most interesting and extravagant ones outthere, as well as a few you might actually decide to buy. Either way, they all take your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the next level.
We don't simply hand out 5 out of 5 Editor's Choice ratings to every iOS game that comes along. It takes something pretty special to wow us like that, but Super Stickman Golf was more than up to the task. We awarded the game our coveted perfect score last week in our review.