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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kate Brooks on the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 AM

"There's never been a shortage of hidden objects to find on the iPad, but now you'll at least have the help of Kate Brooks."

Looks like a fun game, and initially it is free to begin, you will have to deal with an in-app cost of $4.99 USD to continue the game. Sounds reasonable if you can play it enough at the beginning to tell if you really like it.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hey Gamers, Bioshock 2 Now Available for Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:43 PM

"Better late than never, I guess. Bioshock 2 has finally (more than two years after the PC release) arrived on the Mac as a port from Feral Interactive."

Available now at the Mac App Store for $30.99, and includes multiplayer option.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Attention Smartphone Gamers, This Xappr is for You!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"Xappr is a gun accessory for your iPhone that'll instantly appeal to everyone from fans of the original Duck Hunt on Ninteno to the latest Halo or Call of Duty FPS shooters."

Awesome concept for smartphone games that are first person shooters. You can preorder yours here, and they are expected to run about $30.00 USD when it is launched this summer. Yes, this is made to use with any smartphone, be it iPhone, Android or Windows Phones.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 One Day Sale on Mac Games

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:39 PM

"Today only, save up to 75% on some of our best-selling games of 2011. Enjoy stellar deals on titles like Crysis 2, Sid Meier's Civilization V (and IV: Complete Edition), Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and many more."

Today only, you can get great deals on Mac Clearance Games at Amazon, so click on the link to the left and start shopping!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Best of the Best Per Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:39 PM

"In what has become a tradition of sorts, Apple today published iTunes Rewind 2011, an annual list of the best iOS apps and games split across 21 App Store categories."

They also published the best Mac apps and games, located here, along with the iOS list that is located here.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rage and Rage HD Free, But Who Knows For How Long

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:16 PM

"Rage is a first person shooter for iOS where you blast your way through mutants in some post-apocalyptic disaster, it's fairly similar to classics Doom and Quake, and that's because ID Software created them all."

This game is a heck of a lot of fun if you are into the FPS style games. Even if you aren't, you might enjoy the fact that it is currently free. You can also get the regular version but why not go with the HD, it's universal.

Monday, August 8, 2011

EA Back to School Sale

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:44 AM

"EA is currently having a massive iOS app back to school sale."

Lots of discounts, some are only $0.99 USD each. You can get the whole list at the EA iTunes page.

Tags: software, sale, games, ea

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

EA CEO Says Console Use Falling Off, iPad Picking up the Slack

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:30 AM

"There was a time when the majority of games were played on dedicated consoles like the Xbox or PlayStation but, as they say, 'those times are a'changin.'"

Interesting how the times change indeed. According to EA CEO John Riccitiello, in 2000 consoles were 80% of the gaming industry and they have now fallen off to about 40%. In their place, the iPad has taken hold so much so that EA says it is their fastest growing platform. I still prefer console gaming to the iOS or portable gaming when I'm home, but when you are mobile, that is the only way to play.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Enhance Your iPad Gaming With Joystick-It

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"Supposedly the iPad's touchscreen and accelerometer is the ultimate controller, but some folks just love the feel of a joystick."

What a great idea to add that old school feel to the new platforms of gaming. I can really see this being useful on an iPad, as you can see from the video above but it isn't cheap. You can pick one up for $24.95 USD here, or get two for $39.95 USD. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

EA Mobile Game Sale to Celebrate Valentine's Day, But Only For Two Days

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:00 AM

"EA Mobile is getting into the upcoming Valentine's Day festivities by having a two-day App Store sale."

Two days gets you to the 11th, a bit short of Valentine's Day, but a sale is a sale. They have an extensive list of games that are on the cheap for the next two days, so it's worth a look since some are discounted pretty heavily, including Scrabble, Monopoly and Madden Football '11.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Enjoy Madden NFL 11 For Free, But Only Up to a Point

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 PM

"Ahead of this weekend's NFL league championship games, EA Sports is offering us an interesting gift. For a limited time, you can download and play Madden NFL 11 for the iPhone/iPod touch for free."

This free version [link] lets you play for a quarter, Saints against the Colts, but that is it. If you want the full featured game [affiliate link] you will still have to fork out $4.99 USD. The value in this is that it gets the game to someone testing the waters to see if they like the game well enough to buy it. I know some would argue it's a waste but it doesn't appear that EA Sports thinks so, and they have been pretty successful.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Apple Into Gaming? I Hope Not...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 12:00 AM

"Apple would have a "relatively good chance to succeed" if it tried to take on Sony and Microsoft in the video game console market. That's the opinion of EA's VP Patrick Soderlund, who fielded questions from CVG about the future of the games industry and those competing in it."

It's possible, as is anything, but I certainly don't think it is probable. As an Xbox owner, I'm pretty well entrenched into my games on the Xbox. I won't even buy a Playstation since the games aren't different enough to warrant it for me. Heck, even their Blu-Ray player wasn't enough for me to add the PS3 to my gaming area. I suspect there are others out there that are pretty much set in their ways as long as the game keep their interest. I don't see that waning anytime soon, but I've been known to be wrong in the past. They certainly would have their work cut out for them building what Xbox and Sony have in terms of community. What are your thoughts, would a gaming console from Apple interest you?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Angry Birds Seasons for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:52 PM

"You thought it was over, that the Halloween edition brought us to the precipice of Angry Birds gaming and that if we dared to so much as glance over the edge... Well, let's not drudge up what could have been, because Rovio Mobile had the courage to take that leap of faith for us. Abandon all hope, ye who download the new Angry Birds Seasons for iPhone or iPad."

Great news for you Angry Birds fans, since between this and the Halloween edition you have 69 levels of game play! It also has Apple Game Center integration as well as connections with Facebook and Twitter. The iPhone/iPod Touch version is $0.99 USD [affiliate link] while the iPad version is $1.99 USD [affiliate link].

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rockstar Games and the Mac, Together at Last

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 PM

"Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., and TransGaming, Inc. today announced that the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto Trilogy is now available for the Macintosh. The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy revisits the classic entries of the series and includes Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City."

I don't do much gaming on my Mac, mostly an Xbox kind of guy, but I'm glad they are bringing more games to the Mac. Granted, this one has been out for awhile but at least Rockstar came through as this apparently was a highly requested game for OS X. You can download them now for $14.99 USD each over at Gametree Online, as well as other popular games.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Get a Deal on Final Fantasy I and II, and ESPN ScoreCenter For Free

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:26 PM

"Square Enix has dropped the price on retro titles Final Fantasy I and II. The games were originally released at US$8.99, but to celebrate more widespread localization, the apps have dropped down to $3.99. Great games, nice price."

The deal is, on this normally $8.99 USD app, the price has been dropped to $3.99 USD for both Final Fantasy I [affiliate link] and Final Fantasy II [affiliate link]. On top of that you can also get the ESPN ScoreCenter app for free now. The ESPN app was $4.99 USD, too bad I didn't wait a month or two and I could have had quite a deal. Oh, and if you are a fan of racing games, Firemint has their Real Racing on sale as well for the price of $2.99 USD [affiliate link].

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fling Pong - The Planets, a New Game From AppStar Games

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 AM

"AppStar Games Inc., the digital publishing venture founded by David Crane and Garry Kitchen, announces its latest game release for the Apple iPhone/iPod touch and iPad platforms – Fling Pong – The Planets. It’s a fun and addictive arcade-style “ball toss” game featuring graphics inspired by actual imagery from the Hubble Telescope."

The games objective sounds simple, all you have to do is bounce a ping pong ball toward some target holes in an attempt to get the ball to drop inside the hole. The twist in this game is that the target holes are represented by the planets in our Solar System, the official planets that is so no Pluto! The imagery looks amazing, and they have a version for the iPad [affiliate link] as well as the iPhone [affiliate link]. You can get more info via iTunes or direct from the source at AppStar Games.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Discounts on Wallace & Gromit and Sam & Max End Tomorrow

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:22 PM

"Telltale, like Capcom did earlier in the week, is celebrating Comic-Con with a sale on both of their interactive adventure games for iPad, which feature two of the company's most popular duos: Wallace & Gromit and Sam & Max."

It's a pretty good deal if you want to play either game, Wallace & Gromit for $1.99 USD [affiliate link] or Sam & Max for $1.99 USD [affiliate link]. Wallace & Gromit is $3.00 USD off, and Sam & Max is $5.00 USD off the normal price. This discount ends when Comic-Con ends, which is tomorrow, July 26th.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Archetype for iPhone, Multiplayer Done Right

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:00 AM

"We posted about Archetype the other day -- it's an impressively solid multiplayer first-person shooter for the iPhone that brings some hardcore gameplay to Apple's touchscreen platform."

The game sells for $2.99 USD in the iTunes Store [affiliate link], and it proves if you do a multiplayer FPS game right, you are going to get the sales. The game has been out about a week and they already have over 160,000 players registered. I love FPS type games so I'm adding this to my list. Anyone out there already playing, and if so, what are your thoughts about the game?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Astraware Games on Sale This Weekend!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:59 PM

"Astraware is excited to announce a limited time offer on games for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It's almost the weekend, and what better time to treat yourself to some new games at special low prices!?"

So if you want to get a deal on a game so you can play OddBlob (pictured above) for example, now is the time. The sale on all the games starts at 5am Eastern time (UTC -4) today, and will go through 5am Eastern on Tuesday June 1st. While all of the games will be $0.99 USD or lower, many of them will be free. The free games include Crazy Daisy, Plantastic! and Buble Shuffle, while games such as Tradewinds 2, Glyph, Astraware Casino, Astraware Sudoku and Hellfire are $0.99 USD. This is just a partial list, and best of all the sale is worldwide. Oh, and as a bonus, OddBlob, Astraware Solitaire, Astraware Casino and Astraware Sudoku are universal binaries which are optmized for iPad.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Valve Releasing Half-Life 2 Today

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

"The always impressive folks at Valve have released the trailer above below, which will be familiar if you've ever seen a very popular Apple commercial before. And at the end, you'll also see why they've done this: Half Life 2 is coming to the Mac tomorrow today, May 26, 2010."

As part of their ongoing promotion, they are releasing games to the Mac platform every Wednesday so now it is time for Half-Life 2. Great game, and I for one will be getting it for my Mac. Not sure yet on the price, but I doubt it will be free like Portal was for a short time.

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