games

  • PlayStation 4 Tops Xbox One In Monthly Sales Despite Xbox Sales Doubling

    PlayStation 4 Tops Xbox One In Monthly Sales Despite Xbox Sales Doubling

    Microsoft may have done a lot to encourage new people to buy the Xbox One by removing the Kinect from the basic bundle and dropping the price by $100 accordingly, but it still can’t catch up to the PlayStation 4. According to new numbers from NPD, Sony’s is the top-selling U.S. next-gen console for June, which marks the sixth month in a row it has collected that… Read More

  • Google Brings Ingress Location-Based Game To iPhone And iPad

    Google Brings Ingress Location-Based Game To iPhone And iPad

    Google has brought its Ingress game to iOS, with a launch of the app for iPhone and iPad released late yesterday. The app has been available for two years now, and has managed to accumulate over four million downloads on Android. Google’s Niantic Labs is likely hoping to be able to boost usage by expanding its offering to the iOS cloud, because even the Google crowd can’t deny… Read More

  • Facebook Launches “Out-App Purchase” Ads

    Facebook Launches “Out-App Purchase” Ads

    What if in-app purchases didn’t have to happen in-app? Rather than indirectly helping developers monetize with ads that drive them installs and re-engagement, Facebook today began letting them sell Facebook desktop game virtual goods straight from ads in the News Feed or sidebar. But an even more lucrative opportunity could be bringing these “out-app purchase” ads to mobile. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Project Spark Game Creation Tool Will Come Out Of Beta In Early October

    Microsoft’s Project Spark Game Creation Tool Will Come Out Of Beta In Early October

    Microsoft today announced that the retail version of its Project Spark game-creation tool for PC and Xbox One will be available in October. It’ll go on sale in the Americas on October 7, in Asia-Pacific countries on October 9 and in Europe on October 10. The retail version will sell for $39.99 and include a bunch of new content for users to use in their own games, as well as… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 Keynote Tells Console Owners That Yes, The Games Are Coming

    Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 Keynote Tells Console Owners That Yes, The Games Are Coming

    Microsoft just spend a solid hour and a half answering the main complaint of every Xbox One owner, namely that there’s nothing for them to play: It showed game demo after game demo, and in fact barely mentioned the console itself (and noticeably avoided the subject of the Kinect, which it’s unbundling from the core console). The result was not thrilling live video for anyone… Read More

  • Former Googlers Launch Osmo, A Gaming Device That Combines Real-World Play With The iPad

    Former Googlers Launch Osmo, A Gaming Device That Combines Real-World Play With The iPad

    A number of companies have attempted to combine physical objects and the iPad in an effort to create new kinds of children’s games, whether that’s Crayola with their DigiTools coloring pens or games that teach toddlers their shapes, like Tiggly. Today, another digital toymaker, Tangible Play, is entering this space with the launch of a series of high-quality games designed for… Read More

  • App.io Turns iOS Apps Into Playable Mobile Ads

    App.io Turns iOS Apps Into Playable Mobile Ads

    App.io, a startup offering tools that allow iOS applications to run in the browser for testing or demo purposes, has now taken the next logical step: it’s bringing its technology the world of mobile advertising. With the company’s newly launched mobile ad product, developers can create ad units that are basically functional copies of their mobile app or game that consumers can… Read More

  • Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store

    Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store

    I hope you enjoyed your life over the past month and a half; Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store after its removal earlier this year, according to the game’s developer Dong Nguyen. Gawker spotted the dev’s tweeted response to a question about whether or not it would ever return, which is an unequivocal “Yes.” @painfullpacman Yes. But not soon.—
    Dong… Read More

  • Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Virtual pets are a natural fit for the wrist-borne Pebble smartwatch, and it was only a matter of time before a Tamagotchi-inspired app made its way to the platform. One of the new games debuting for Pebble at GDC this year is Hatchi, which is exactly that. The app originally appeared on iPhone, and on both platforms it features a pixelated pet for you to play with, though on the watch the… Read More

  • Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Releases A “Flappy Bird” Clone

    Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Releases A “Flappy Bird” Clone

    Everyone is building “Flappy Bird” clones now, even Apple Design Award-winning app developers like Tapity, apparently. The company, known as the makers of well-built and beautifully designed apps like Languages, Grades 3, and Hours, recently explained why they felt the need to throw their hat into the highly-pixelated ring, with this week’s launch of their latest app… Read More