Just after news reached us about the potentially offensive Karoshi: Suicide Salaryman, we heard about yet another App Store game that is sure to ruffle some feathers in the United States. App Store developers seem to be on a never-ending quest to offend everyone in the country with their games. First we got Baby Shaker, then Karoshi, and now Smuggle Truck is set to become the focus of media ire across the country.
EA has announced today that they'll be holding a 48 hour App Store fire sale. Over 25 of their titles will be on sale for just 99 cents each. Now, before you get too excited, it needs to be noted that the sale does not include the amazing new EA release, Dead Space, but there are still some very high quality gems on this list.
What fun is a new gadget from Apple if you can't take it apart right? Well, you don't have to worry about doing that to your new Verizon iPhone as iFixit has taken the liberty of doing that for you. What treasures did they find? Apparently a Qualcomm MDM6600 chip. Why is that important? Oh just the fact that it's dual-mode GSM and CDMA compatible!
Thanks to a stunning revelation by Redmond Pie, we now know that the flavor of iOS being used in the upcoming -- and hotly anticipated -- Verizon iPhone (iOS 4.2.6), will be jailbreakable, just like every other version of iOS that's been released to date.
This might be the single most controversial game we've encountered since Baby Shaker debuted on the App Store back in 2009. Okay, it's nowhere near as bad as Baby Shaker, but some folks will undoubtedly take offense to this. The game is called Karoshi, and the player is tasked with ensuring that an unhappy Japanese salaryman commits suicide by the end of the level.
UFO on Tape is one of the most fascinating games we’ve played on iPhone and iPad, essentially turning each device into a virtual camcorder as you attempt to capture footage of an alien invasion from the backseat of a car. As the UFO frantically bobs around the screen, you’ll have to move your iDevice to keep it in view, with the goal to log the longest recording possible and then swap times with your friends. Lose the saucer’s whereabouts for mere seconds and you’re toast -- but you’ll keep coming back again and again.
After lying dormant for seven years, EA has resurrected the NBA Jam franchise to raucous fan praise this past year. After a new HD version of the game was released late last year on consoles, the series will be migrating to yet another platform, the iPhone. The Fight Night series hasn't been inactive for nearly as long, but it too will be getting an iOS release.
Adult Swim Games isn't the only company putting its wares on sale today. The developer of the popular freemium title Pocket Frogs has announced that its entire catalogue of games will be available for free. It's uncertain how long the sale will last.
Well, it was probably bound to happen sooner or later today. If you're an existing Verizon customer, and didn't get in on the fun earlier today, it looks like you're going to be out of luck until next week. Verizon is no longer accepting pre-orders for existing customers.