Dave Peck, Peter Sagerson and Nick Robinson were all doing freelance work in Seattle. They would gather at one of the many coffee shops there, getting caffeinated and doing their work. Then one day, Dave Peck realized they were using all these open wireless networks, completely non-secure, and doing sensitive client work. Then they realized they needed one of those VPN clients. Except, they were all so bad. The rest is history.
Let's offer a salute to clever game developers, especially Patrick and Daniel Klug, the cofounders of GreenheartGames. When they released Game Developer Tycoon for Mac, Windows, and Linux, they decided to put a cracked version of the game for pirates to steal on bittorrent, but they did so with a twist: players playing the cracked version of the game will find that piracy drives them bankrupt.
If you like games on your iPhone and iPad, this is your lucky day. It's literally your lucky day because Pangea Software has made every game it offers free for just one day. The company said that it was a thank you to customers.
Popular iPhone and iPad game maker Halfbrick is giving away all of its iOS titles for free on Monday, including Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. The games are free for today only, so don't procrastinate.
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak will soon be appearing in an iOS video game called "Woz with a Coz." The Woz is set to appear alongside character actor Danny Trejo on a rescue mission of vengeance to save J-Woz, the game name for Mr. Wozniak's wife Janet.
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Awesome! We love The Woz, and Danny Trejo is the bee's knees. The game is being released as a cross promotion for Danny Trejo's Vengeance, and we think it's delightful that the powers that be behind both the game and the movie thought The Woz would be good for the tie-in.
Rovio announced the immediate availability of Angry Birds Star Wars on Thursday. The new version of the popular bird tossing pig smashing game goes to the Star Wars universe, complete with light sabers, TIE fighters, and the Death Star.
Rovio announced the immediate availability of Bad Piggies for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on Thursday. The new game features the pigs from the Angry Birds series, but players build contraptions to help the pigs find the eggs they so desperately want.
Love some retrogaming? Then you’ll like this week’s Free on iTunes where Vern Seward take a nostalgic look at the new free app, Activision Anthology.
Rovio rolled out an update for Angry Birds Space that added levels on Mars with the Curiosity rover. Space pigs have stolen Curiosity in the new levels, and it’s up to players to save the rover and their eggs.
The next installment of the venerable “SimCity” franchise, simply titled SimCity, will be available on Mac OS X in February 2013 according to a press release Tuesday from EA, the game’s publisher. EA will distribute the game via its Origin online store, also coming to the Mac “later this year.”
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