Is it possible to follow up on the massive commercial success of an iconic game such as Angry Birds? Developer Rovio seems to think so, and it's unleashing its latest effort on Thursday in the hopes of doing just that.
Infinity Blade and Apple media briefings tend to go hand in hand, and when the new iPad was announced this spring, Epic trotted out a new extension of its hit original franchise. But what the publisher showed wasn't built around a series of one-on-one swordfight duels, nor was it to be developed by series creator Chair Entertainment; furthermore, it wasn't anywhere near ready for release, as even now, at the E3 expo this week, the only release target offered is "sometime this year."
Now that we’re officially entrenched in the "post-PC" recvolution, we can officially say goodbye to megahertz (and the myths that go along with them) forever. They might still be a necessary evil on Mac spec sheets, but as the iPad and iPhone competitors have proved, the harmony of the package means much more than a top-of-the-line chip.
Listen, we love gaming on the iPad. It's just that virtual controls are simply not an effective option. The best games almost always have unique control methods that don't involve pressing pretend buttons. Think Angry Birds. But Fling Joysticks are a great option for getting some enjoyment out of games that insist on using virtual controls. Now, these little wonder devices are available in Apple stores nationwide.
If the current crop of Android-based tablets have been unable to dethrone the iPad, perhaps Sony will succeed where others have failed. That’s the logic behind a pair of tablets launched at a media event in Japan overnight, although you’ll have to wait for the leaves to start falling to get one.
Life for an iPhone OS developer must surely be difficult these days: In the wake of the iPad, developers have to choose between having separate apps for the iPhone/iPod touch and now the iPad, or to make their apps universal and appeal to both crowds at once. The issue is even thornier when it comes to gaming.
Okay, it's April 1 so you take things with a grain of salt…but would our
friends at ThinkGeek
lie to us? They're showing the new iCade, and iPad arcade cabinet that
gives realistic arcade controls to class games running on the iPad.