The idea of a decent gamepad controller for the iPhone is something that many gamers — casual or otherwise — are bound to be happy about.
Apple iCloud services for identity, Game Center, account creation and sign-in, iTunes store purchases are experiencing service failures this morning for some users, Apple says on its system status page.
Android gamers may get a friends list, in-game chat, and more from Google.
Apple’s Game Center looks like an afterthought when compared to the success of iTunes, the iPhone, and the iPad.
Facebook’s game team says games are becoming bigger and better on its platorm.
Richard Spitalny of First Star Software discusses the iOS remake of his classic Spy vs Spy and the changes he’s seen over 30 years in video game development.
It’s time to get updating: Apple today rolled out iPhone OS (iOS) 4.2 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, bringing with it some long-awaited new features like multitasking support on the iPad, and a surprise reveal that its “Find My iPhone” device location service is now free.
When Apple launched its Game Center social platform for iPhone games, it looked like a supporting tool such as the OpenFeint platform was doomed. That’s because OpenFeint, a social game platform built by the startup formerly known as Aurora Feint and now called OpenFeint, did much of the same thing as Game Center, socializing games so that users would make friends and play more.
Apple released the 4.1 update for its mobile operating system today, activating features such as the Game Center social hub for multiplayer game fans.
Using a bit of clever math, app maker and market analyst firm Asymco has determined that about 38 percent of all 120 million reported iOS device sales are iPod Touches.
Apple’s Steve Jobs is an expert at disrupting other companies’ businesses. Just look at what the iPhone did to Nokia and Motorola, two leaders of the cell phone business who are now trying to chase Apple.
Scoreloop has scored an interesting deal for its social platform for mobile games. The Munich-based company is announcing today that it will provide a social gaming hub to Taiwanese phone carrier Chunghwa Telecom. That will help Scoreloop’s mobile social game platform reach millions of users in the fast-growing Asian mobile game market.
On Friday, Apple announced that it would create its own social platform for games, dubbed Game Center. It’s a place where iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users can go to socialize with the gaming friends and discover new games. That could help make apps more viral, much like Facebook games.
The big weakness of the iPhone when it comes to gaming has been the lack of a social platform. Facebook games are inherently social and so they spread far faster than iPhone games do, and they consequently make a lot more money for developers.