Despite the lukewarm reception consumers gave 3DS portable gaming system, and investor pressure to develop titles for the iPhone, Nintendo presudent Satoru Iwata refuses to bring the company’s games to the iOS platform.
Rovio announced Monday the release of Angry Birds 1.6.2 for iPhone, an update that adds 15 new levels to the singularly popular game. The new release also adds more collectible jewels, corrects some bugs, and makes the “Mighty Eagle” a one-time purchase with unlimited uses (still limited to once per hour).
Freeverse has doscontinued 17 of its Mac gaming titles, including Burning Monkey titles, Enigma, Airburst, and others. The company assured The Mac Observer that the remaining 16 Mac games are alive and well in Lion.
If you’re a long time Apple fan, then you’ll recall Marathon, the first person shooter exclusively for the Mac that was set in space. In this week’s Free on iTunes Vern Seward take a nastalgic look at the venerable shooter because it in now available for free for the iPad.
Electronic Arts confirmed on Wednesday that it is, in fact, buying Mac and iOS game maker PopCap for US$750 million. Rumors surfaced in June that a buyout was in the works, although at the time EA was expected to shell out $1 billion for the deal.
Looking for some Cro-Mag Rally, Otto Matic, Nanosaur, or Bugdom action on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, but don’t have an extra $3 to spare? No problem, because Pangea Software is celebrating five years of success in developing games for iOS by giving away its entire catalog of iOS games for free on Monday.
Bungie’s classic first person shooter game for the Mac, Marathon, found its way to the iPad on Thursday. Like the original, players run through the Marathon spaceship blasting away the alien Pfhor with guns, missiles and bombs.
Bungie announced Friday that the great Mac first person shooter Marathon has been ported to the iPad, and will be coming soon. The game offers 30 frames per second, and it will be coming to the App Store soon.
Electronic Arts is known for its long line of games like Portal, The Sims, and Mass Effect, and PopCap games made a name for itself with games like Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled. Now it looks like EA is ready to spend US$1 billion to get its hands on PopCap’s games and popularity on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Rovio released an update for Angry Birds Seasons on Wednesday that adds yet another set of levels to the bird tossing, pig popping game for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
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