Draw Something 2 is exactly the kind of sequel we'd expect from a casual gaming juggernaut like Zynga: It's slickly refined, nicely expanded, and slathered with silly marketing tie-ins. Seriously, when will pop starlet Carly Rae Jepsen continue the game that it made us send "her" during the tutorial? All the same, this follow-up builds upon the sketch-guessing sensation by adding more social features and ways to interact, while wrapping everything up in a flashier package.
Last year, OMGPOP's Draw Something was a runaway hit on iOS devices everywhere. There was a time when it seemed like nothing could stop the hype train that was this Pictionary-like, asynchronous multiplayer drawing game. But after Zynga acquired the title -- well, things went south. Now, it seems OMGPOP is hoping to rekindle that fire with a sequel.
The dust has settled and just like that, the iPad mini is real. Tuesday's Apple event was a whiplash-inducing hour as company executives announced a wide swath of new and updated products at a breathtaking pace -- and for the first time we can recall, made one of its key products obsolete within the same year it was released. As third-gen iPad owners ourselves, we can feel your pain, but if you bought one recently, you might try to return it to an Apple Store and see if they'll take mercy on you. Read on to find out more!
While Apple users were out enoying the summer sun in their four- and five-star hotels that they may or may not have booked through Orbitz, Zynga unveiled that its expanding its gameplay and allowing users to play with each other across different platforms. The San Franciso-based game company may or may not be planning world domination. Meanwhile, there's talk in the bushes about a new Kindle Fire hitting Amazon's virtual store shelves soon, while Brightcove works on a sweet toolkit that might turn your Apple TV into a mini living room game console. Look out, Xbox 360!
Good googly-moogly, it’s already hump day! And judging from social gaming giant Zynga, it must be a good one for the folks over at OMGPOP, whose popular Draw Something app (and 34 other titles) have just been snapped up in an acquisition. Anyone feeling up to acquiring an overworked tech blogger or two? We work really hard and we don’t require much care and feeding, honest! Well, no takers here, it seems… so let’s get busy spreading the news for this wonderful Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
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.
Can you feel the excitement in the air? iOS 5 and iCloud will arrive on Wednesday, and the telltale signs include a new iTunes 10.5 pushed out today. But that’s not all that’s making news this week -- here’s a look at the latest stuff we’ve been tracking for this fine Tuesday, October 11, 2011.