Iconic game developer Atari has laid a heavy hand on the App Store and cleared it of apps it believes infringe on its intellectual property. This is a new tactic for the company and one that flies in the face of a 2010 proclamation that it would work with game developers.
Mac gamers got a bit of good news this week, as the founders of BioWare said they are considering a Mac client for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The popular new MMO set in George Lucas’s Star Wars universe was released for Windows late in 2011, but BioWare founders Drs. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk said that the Mac audience was both important and large.
Want to go on an adventure without leaving your chair? You could read one, but why not play one? Or two? This week Vern Seward takes a look at two freebie adventure games for iOS; Dungeon Hunter 3 and Lord of the Rings: Middle Earth Defense.
OHK Labs announced the immediate availability of SportsPicker Mobile for the iPhone on Thursday. The game, which has been available on Facebook for some time, lets iPhone and iPod touch owners pick the pro and college teams they think will win and then compare their results with friends.
Rockstar Games announced the immediate availability of Grand Theft Auto 3 for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on Thursday. The release marks the 10th anniversary of the game that first debuted on Sony’s PS2 gaming console, and closely matches the original’s playing style.
Rovio released a new version of the popular Angry Birds for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Sunday to celebrate the game’s second anniversary. Angry Birds 2.0 includes 15 new birthday cake-themed levels, and unlocks all of the game episodes.
OnLive’s Internet-based video game service took a step to the small screen with the release of an iPad, iPhone and iPod touch-compatible app. OnLive’s games work like a cloud service where the titles are played through remote servers and user’s computers — or in this case the iPad — act as the game screen and control system.
Infinity Blade II, the followup to the popular Infinity Blade game, hit Apple’s App Store on Thursday. The new game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was previewed during Apple’s iPhone 4S introduction event this fall, and offers high quality graphics and more places to slash and hack your way through enemies.
Online gaming platform Steam told users Thursday that its customer database had been compromised, and that user names and passwords, e-mail addresses, and billing addresses might have been accessed. The company also said that while it has no evidence that credit card numbers were successfully taken by the bad guys, it is possible, and that customers should be on guard for fraudulent credit card activity.
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