Have no fear! Destructopus is here! Or at least it will be very soon on May 3rd. The game casts the player as a 10-story tall cephalopod of destruction as he makes his way through a world filled with environmental malfeasance and corporate greed. How will you save the world from such evils? Destructopus isn't the type to chain himself to a tree in protest. He gets his business done by crushing the buildings and killing the workers of these nefarious organizations.
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.
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.
Funky-fresh purveyors of groove-o-licious iPhone rhythms, algoriddim, have announced that they've released a new update to their music mixing iOS app, djay. More importantly, they've also announced that for a limited time the app will be on sale for just 99 cents. So if you've got a craving to create your own funkadelic tracks then get thee to the App Store.
Kairosoft is a bit of a favorite around here at Mac|Life. Their first amazing cult-hit iOS game, Game Dev Story has earned its right as a permanent fixture on several of our iPhones. Kairosoft has now officially announced the Japanese release of Pocket School Story 2, though it's still unclear as to whether the game will be released in North America.
The iron portcullis of Apple's "walled garden" has reportedly slammed shut in front of some new apps that utilize what many are calling unfair practices. Specifically, reports are coming in that Tapjoy, along with other companies, are saying their apps have been banned for using "pay-per-install" incentive programs that offer free virtual currency or items to users who download the app.
It's stories like these that make us absolutely adore the iOS platform. Laser Dolphin is a new iOS game from Dingo Games that stars, you guessed it, a fully armed and ready-for-battle porpoise. The Prime Minister has been kidnapped by aliens and only Laser Dolphin can save him from inevitable probes.
According to Flurry Analytics, smartphones are continuing their march to dominance in the video gaming sector. The company released a set of data accompanied by two year-on-year graphs that show the total revenue of the video game industry (console vs portable vs iOS/Android) and a more specific breakdown of portable game revenue (Nintendo DS vs PSP, iOS/Android.) As you might guess, smartphones are accounting for an ever larger share of the market.
A slow week in the world of Maclandia. No revolutions, no one overthrown, no magical new devices or apps that promise to change your life. Could it be the calm before the storm? Well, there is WWDC on the horizon, which always promises to shake things up, and there was Final Cut Pro X, which had the video editing cognoscenti crying with joy, but what else happened in the last seven? Join us in finding out.