This week offered a mix of good and bad news for iOS gaming. On the one hand, former iOS powerhouse Ngmoco announced layoffs, but we got some awesome news to offset that. It looks like old school adventure game superstars Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert could be making a new iOS adventure game funded entirely by Kickstarter users.
The Nintendo 3DS launched this week, delivering a stereoscopic 3D handheld experience without the need for special glasses. But if the thought of dropping $250 on a new portable gaming device sends you into a conniption -- especially scant weeks after the iPad 2 release -- worry not. Many of the Nintendo 3DS launch games (or suitable substitutes) are also available for iPhone and iPad. These games lack the 3D effects and offer varying features, but you'll avoid straining your eyes as well as your wallet, as all of these games sell for much less than the average $40 3DS game.
As they happened to have $400 million dollars just kicking around anyway, the Japanese game moguls at DeNA thought they’d, you know, buy ngmoco. Just because they could. Seriously though, the news of DeNA's pricey aquisition is significant, as the $400 million transaction is easily one of the highest ever paid to buy out a company that specializes in iOS application development.
Robbie is out and Flo is hosting this week's show, along with Susie and Ray. Join the editors as they discuss the evil threats of Spyware looming over Macs everywhere, as well as Google's turn away from Windows machines and Adobe's new Digital Publishing Platform and what it could do for publishing on the iPad.
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