Star Wars creator George Lucas has retired from the film business, but it appears his licensing department is still very much open for business, joining forces with Angry Birds creator Rovio for new apps and even board games coming soon.
As the entertainment world mourns the loss of director Tony Scott and comedian Phyllis Diller on this sleepy Monday, it seems Warner Bros. has a bit of a bright spot for fans of Digital Copy and iTunes in the Cloud. The studio is extending Digital Copy expiration dates on most of its DVD and Blu-ray titles, so be sure to hit your library and see if you can claim any codes that might have lapsed in recent years. And on that note, let's jump into the recap for Monday, August 20, 2012.
Who says the big guys can't lend a hand to independent developers now and again? SEGA announced a new publishing initiative this week to help indies get their wares into the hands of the public, and already has the first title ready to go.
Bat-fans had to sit on the bench for the first half of this year as Marvel stole the spotlight with both The Avengers and Spider-Man, but their patience is being rewarded as The Dark Knight Rises finally opens in theaters, complete with a companion game for iOS and Android.
Nokia’s Windows Phone devices may have their own exclusive app dedicated to The Dark Knight Rises, but those users are likely to be a little jealous when they find out the mobile game is coming to iOS and Android this summer.
If your co-workers don’t seem to be getting much done today, you might want to take a peek at their smartphone or tablet -- Angry Birds Space has touched down in the App Store, promising to jettison your productivity like so much space junk.
Have you ever downloaded a free game on your iPhone and wondered how in the world the developer could possibly be making money with it? As it turns out, the so-called “freemium” business model is actually far more lucrative than charging money, at least for mobile.
As developers continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible on the iOS platform, we can’t help but feel sorry for the competition -- especially when companies like Madfinger Games are pushing out mobile games which set new standards for graphics, such as this week’s release of Shadowgun.