The unthinkable has happened. An affiliate of Nintendo has confirmed that they are currently developing a Pokemon-based app for the iPhone. Those adorable pocket monsters will be available on the Japanese App Store this Summer. Is this an innocuous move by Nintendo to make a few extra bucks? Or does it signal something more meaningful?
It's the weekend you do your level best and promise people you won't blow your fingers off mixing bottle rockets and wine bottles. So here we are and maybe you're taking a break from the festivities, maybe your sparkler party got rained out, and maybe you don't even live in the United States. In any event, here's the biggest news from the Mac|Lifers, just in case you missed it.
The iPad launched on April 3, 2010. 453 days later, there are over 100,000+ apps available. It is an eye-opening achievement, and positions the iPad for continued dominance in the very lopsided tablet market.
The cool cats at Capcom on Thursday announced the release of Street Fighter IV: Volt for iOS. The game adds a much-anticipated WiFi support for "V.S." mode.
The game combines a 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. A unique four-button ³Visual Pad² control system allows players to execute moves through multiple key combinations and shortcuts making the game accessible to casual players, while still challenging to hardcore fans.
Mobile developer (and niftily-named outfit) Imperial Penguin announced the release of Subterran 1.0, the company's 3d tunnel flyer game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The game allows you to take the controls of a ship specially designed to fly dangerous missions through enemy tunnels and allows you to level up with your character beginning as an ensign and gaining ranks throughout the game to finish as an admiral. The title features 20 missions complete with obstacles to dodge, minerals to mine and enemies to defeat throughout this space adventure.
As inexpensive as the iPhone has become over the last four years -- with last year’s iPhone 3GS going for as little as $49 new with a two-year AT&T contract -- many are still holding out hope for a prepaid model. According to one analyst, their prayers may be answered when Apple rolls out the new model this fall.
The idea of World of Warcraft coming to iOS has been a mythical rumor since the first iPhone hit the first palm of the first user. Years have gone by since that time without a peep out of Blizzard about any sort of iOS development. Today however, we at least got a hint from an inside source that Blizzard could get into iOS development at some point.
If you're anything like the average Mac user, you're probably creative enough to have come up with an invention or two in your time; something useful that could very well change the way the world works. However, there is a big stumbling block on the path to getting your invention out there: Building a prototype. It can be expensive to hire someone to make one for you, if you aren't skilled enough to do it yourself. Fortunately, that's where Quirky can help.
All things considered there aren't nearly enough arcade kart racing games on iOS. We've got more than our share of simulation racers like Real Racing, but when it comes to lighter, less serious fare we pretty much have to get by on Shrek Kart. Which is no good. That's why we're pretty pumped for Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing.
Still looking for more Angry Birds? If you've somehow managed to not become exhausted with the series after its umpteenth entry you may want to check your Angry Birds Seasons updates. Shortly after Rovio announced that they'd hit the remarkable quarter billion mark for Angry Birds downloads comes the latest update in the series which will no doubt feature pigs in sunglasses.