Report: Microsoft-Bungie Buyout Angered Steve Jobs

9:29 PM, Oct. 26th, 2010 · · Games


Apple CEO Steve Jobs was allegedly in a rage about Microsoft’s purchase of Mac game developer Bungie back in 2000, according to former Microsoft executive Ed Fries. In an interview with Develop magazine, Mr. Fries said that he was tasked by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to mollify Mr. Jobs, and a deal was reached to bring Microsoft-published games to the Mac.


Civilization V Invading the Mac

9:26 AM, Oct. 20th, 2010 · · Games


Aspyr Media announced on Wednesday that it will be releasing Sid Meier’s Civilization V for the Mac in time for the holiday buying season.

DeNA Buys Game Maker ngmoco for $403M

10:47 AM, Oct. 12th, 2010 · · Games


Japan-based DeNA is buying the popular iPhone and iPad game maker ngmoco in a US$403 million deal. DeNA is the company behind Japan’s successful Mobage-town social game site, and has been working to expand its presence in the U.S. social gaming market.

World of Warcraft Subscriber Base Hits 12 Million

3:43 PM, Oct. 7th, 2010 · · Games


Blizzard Entertainment announced Thursday that the subscriber base for World of Warcraft has reached the 12 million people mark worldwide. That’s 12 million people, each paying north of US$10 a pop, which some quick, back of the napkin math shows us that Blizzard is ringing up something close to $150 million each and every month.

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Make Babies on Your iPhone with The Sims 3: Ambitions

6:08 PM, Sep. 16th, 2010 · · Games


The Sims 3: Ambitions from Electronic Arts hit the App Store Thursday.  The newest expansion of the people simulator is designed for iPhone and iPod touch, and works on the iPad in compatibility mode. It adds several new features, including Career Mode, Build Mode, the ability to import and expoert from other Sims game, and the most important feature, Babies.

At Last! Pretend to be Movers in a Game!

4:48 PM, Sep. 16th, 2010 · · Games


We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting a game where you can play a mover, and developers Ed and Fred have, at long last made the dream come true. The Movers is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch (iPad in compatibility mode), allowing you to live the dream of being a mover!

Army of Darkness Coming to iPhone

12:14 PM, Sep. 16th, 2010 · · Games


The cult classic movie Army of Darkness is coming to the iPhone early in 2011 in the form of a new video game. The game is coming care of Backflip Studios, who is “insanely excited” about the project.

Unreal Dev Tools Coming to iOS

1:32 PM, Sep. 15th, 2010 · · Games


Epic’s Unreal Development Kit will be coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch soon, giving game designers a new tool for building iOS-compatible mobile games. The news comes about a week after Apple relaxed its restrictions on tools developers can use to code apps for iOS.

iOS Leapfrogs PSP in Gaming

12:00 PM, Sep. 15th, 2010 · · Games


Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch have claimed a substantially larger part of the mobile gaming market than Sony’s PSP, and are quickly gaining on Nintendo’s DS and DSi. About 40.1 million iOS device users in the U.S. are into mobile gaming, while only 18 million play games on the PSP.

Game Center: Adding New Games

2:05 PM, Sep. 9th, 2010 · · Games


Apple’s Game Center, new with iOS 4.1, lets users connect with their friends to play games and compete against each other. Adding games to Game Center, however, isn’t exactly straight forward.