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Apple Claims 50% of Portable Gaming Market

September 1, 2010

Steve Jobs announced today that the iPod Touch alone outsells the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP combined, not just in America but worldwide. Jobs said that 1.5 billion games and entertainment apps have been downloaded from the App Store. This fact only takes into consideration the iPod Touch and not the iPhone which would make it an even bigger market lead.

There have been some concerned comments questioning the fact seeing as only 120 million iOS devices have been sold worldwide. Apple have been contacted about this discrepancy.

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Coming To iPhone

September 1, 2009

Rockstar Games have announced that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, from Rockstar Leeds, is coming to iPhone Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars iPhoneand iPod Touch later this year. The award winning game is making it’s way from the Nintendo DS to the PSP platform and now the iPhone & iPod Touch.

“Chinatown Wars is a perfect match for the iPhone and iPod touch,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are very excited to bring this incredibly ambitious version of Liberty City, with this level of detail and immersive gameplay on Apple’s new gaming platforms.”

The game follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father. Players will navigate their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind an epic tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate, delivering the unprecedented amount of depth that has become a true trademark of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.


iPhone Idea: Plasma Pong iPhone

June 12, 2009

This game is for Mac and Windows however due to Atari’s copyright of the pong game the game is now taken offline but you can find it if you search around, with the new iPhone 3GS’s graphics power this game would look great on the iPhone.

Plasma Pong iPhone

You would control your side using the touchscreen and to shoot the plasma you would slide your finger forward, it would be multiplayer as each user can use one side of the screen or even over WiFi or Bluetooth.

I did email the developer about it a while back but never recieved a reply so I might try again.


Assassin’s Creed iPhone Screens

April 14, 2009

With the release of Assassin’s Creed for iPhone & iPod Touch just a few weeks away, IGN has posted up some screens from the upcoming title. It’s expected that Gameloft will charge around £5.99 or more for the game.

Assassins Creed iPhone 1

Assassins Creed iPhone 2

Assassins Creed iPhone 3

The graphics on the game surpass that even of the Nintendo DS, showing how much the iPhone really is ahead of the competition when it comes to mobile gaming.

The iPhone version is largely based on Altair’s Chronicles, the prequel for the Nintendo DS to the first game. You must explore the city of the Holy Land to uncover “The Chalice”, a sacred artifact held by the Templars. The superiors at The Order of the Assassins say that stealing the Chalice has the potential to end the Crusades.

More details on the game are expected soon.


EA Mobile iPhone Game Lineup 2009

March 25, 2009

On Tuesday at GDC, EA Mobile discussed their plans for 2009 for the iPhone & iPod Touch platform.EA Logo

Tiger Woods PGA Tour has been been announced prior to this event but other games announced were:
Wolfenstein RPG
FIFA Soccer
Madden NFL
NBA Live
Spore Creatures
Mystery Mania
American Idol
Command & Conquer
SSX
Need for Speed
The Sims 3
Connect 4
Battleship
Risk
Monopoly
Trivial Pursuit
Clue

EA Mobile indicated that Trivial Pursuit and Tigher Woods PGA Tour, will be coming in Spring.


iPhone Idea: Cubefield

March 18, 2009

One of my favourite flash games is Cubefield, the objective of the game is to get you through a field of cubes that are dynamically created as you play the game. I’ve thought for a long time now how good this would be as an iPhone app using the in-built accelerometers and put together a mock-up to demonstrate what it would look like.

Cubefield iPhone Mockup

As you can see it would work perfectly on iPhone and iPod Touch using the in-built accelerometers.

Update: It seems it already exsists in the App Store under Cube Runner.