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Level whatever criticisms you like at the App Store, you have to admit it's pretty darn good about rewarding quality. As of this morning, Chair/Epic's iOS $6 slasher Infinity Blade can tout over 286,000 users, good for $1.7 million in four days, making it the "fastest grossing app ever," according...

December 13th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Speaking to a packed room at New York University's Game Center last week, developer Chris Hecker -- a man perhaps best known for giving ... impassioned rants -- detailed his "depth first, accessibility later" approach to development of his latest project, SpyParty. The game is a twist on the Turi...

November 22nd 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple's latest iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad software update is now available, bringing some of the new functionality we've enjoyed on iPhone to the iPad. Owners of the 2001-style monolith will now be able to multitask between apps: Engadget was able to "run video or music to our Apple TV (even 720p HD con...

November 22nd 2010 at 1:11pm 0 Comments
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Back at PAX, game developer Chris Hecker had his innovative project, SpyParty, on hand for showgoers to try out. Justin loved it, and now those of us in the Northeast who couldn't make it to Seattle earlier this year will be able to get our hands on it, as Hecker is holding an open play session tod...

November 18th 2010 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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Project Sword, the technologically impressive game you've been using to show off your new iPhone 4 to friends, family and Charlie Chaplin, is set to become a full game this holiday. Dubbed "Infinity Blade," the Chair-developed "action-RPG sword fighting adventure" will be available for iPhone 4, iP...

November 2nd 2010 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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The last time I spoke with the folks at OpenFeint, we were all waiting for the arrival of Apple's official Game Center app and wondering what effect it would have on third-party social networking platforms for App Store apps. Now, of course, Game Center is out. And despite the dire predictions of o...

October 7th 2010 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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"Boom!" as one Mr. Steve Jobs might say. Just as promised, iOS 4.1 is available for download through iTunes and, with it, we have Apple's Game Center, the company's first foray into a more connected gaming experience. As seen on the slide above, Game Center offers multiplayer games, matchmaking, le...

September 8th 2010 at 2:05pm 0 Comments
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During today's Apple event, Steve Jobs claimed that the iPod Touch was outselling the PSP and DS combined, and revealed a new version of the popular device modeled after the iPhone 4. The new iPod Touch has all the gaming capabilities of the phone, without the AT&T contract: iOS 4.1 with Game C...

September 1st 2010 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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Apple's Keynote just brought news that Game Center is (finally!) coming to iPhones in iOS 4.1. It bears the new, greener look we saw back in July and, as Steve Jobs noted, has a heavy focus on multiplayer. Beyond playing games with friends, there are matchmaking and leaderboards across multiple gam...

September 1st 2010 at 1:23pm 0 Comments
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Epic Games president Mike Capps took the stage at Apple's live event today to announce "Project Sword" (codename), an Unreal Engine 3 powered game for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad due later this year. Based in a medieval setting, it's a sword fighting game focused on 1-on-1 battles and it looks amaz...

September 1st 2010 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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There's bad news for those of you with old iPhones. Apple has confirmed that the latest beta of Game Center is a no-go for anything older than an iPhone 4. That means that iPhone 3Gs and second generation iPod touches are out for Apple's social gaming app. It's probably for the best; you've likely...

August 5th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments