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SkiFree and Rodent's Revenge out now for iOS devices!


This is not a joke!
Jan 09
The last thing I was expecting during CES week is that I'd be so excited over two retro re-releases of some classic Windows games from 1991 on the Apple App Store. Go figure. Yup, SkiFree and Rodent's Revenge have just been r... read
Wanna be startin' somethin'
All this Grand Theft Auto anniversary talk makes me feel old. It feels like just yesterday I was listening to Michael Jackson, swerving around as Tommy Vercetti, and taking in the sights of Rockstar's faux-Miami setting. I th... read feature

Telltale's The Walking Dead out on iOS this Thursday


Jul 24
The first episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead will be out on iOS devices this Thursday for $4.99. The studio stated in a blog posting that they've created a new interface to provide a "more intuitive experience with the to... read

Tiny Wings 2's announcement trailer is too cute


Jul 06
This is just too damn cute. Tiny Wings creator Andreas Illiger has just announced Tiny Wings 2 in probably the best teaser trailer ever created. Andreas uses a music box to play the theme song of Tiny Wings as the bird flies across the hand-drawn level. So cute! You won't have to wait long for the sequel as Tiny Wings 2 will be out on July 12 for the iOS. That's next week! read

Play Hasta La Muerte until death tears you apart


Jun 25
Bulkypix has announced a new game for iOS devices, scheduled to launch on July 5. It's called Hasta La Muerte, and it's a billing itself as a unique "survival-platformer" with art game elements.  As an emissary of d... read

This Could Hurt for iOS is tasty platforming masochism


May 22
On iOS, you've got your auto-scrolling runners, fairly straightforward affairs that require careful tapping to avoid oncoming obstacles. Decent enough in bursts, games in this genre tend to suffer from uniformity. You've als... read

Sword & Sworcery heading to Japan with new remix album


May 20
Just as the solar eclipse is peaking in Japan comes news that Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is set to be released in Japan! Superbrothers and Capybara Games will be releasing one my favorite iOS games of all time in... read

Another Shadowrun game seeks Kickstarter funding


Apr 04
"Shoot straight, conserve ammo, and never, ever, deal with a dragon." -- Street proverb Legendary designer Jordan Weisman (under his new company Harebrained Schemes) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a new game b... read

Replay kickstarting Leisure Suit Larry remakes


Apr 02
When I said, "Take my money Replay, take it now," in response to the announcement that Replay Entertainment had acquired the Leisure Suit Larry property for the purposes of remaking the series, I was being figurative. Replay... read

Zynga has bought OMGPop, developer of Draw Something


Mar 21
In a conference call today, social gaming megalith Zynga has announced the acquisition of OMGPop, the developer responsible for the wildly popular Draw Something for iOS devices. According to a post at the Wall Street Jo... read

EA closing servers for a number of games


Mar 19
Electronic Arts is closing down the servers for a number of games, including a few that required paid online passes to activate. A representative told Beefjack that dwindling activity on the games is the reason, and that "les... read

Chaos Rings II launches March 15, so watch a trailer


Mar 13
Square Enix has revealed that iOS RPG sequel Chaos Rings II is launching worldwide on March 15. It's also got a launch trailer, which you can stare at above.  I shall certainly be looking forward to this. I really dug t... read

Sonic 4: Episode 2 site goes live with new screens


Feb 27
SEGA Japan has opened up an official site for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, and filled it with juicy screenshots for you to gawp at like a big bloody idiot. If you hate official websites, however, don't worry. We have the ... read

Yakuza creator says handhelds will rule next generation


Feb 23
Yakuza and Binary Domain creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has made a bold claim -- stating that handheld and mobile systems will dominate the next generation of games. He also believes that the PC market will continue to grow and he... read

Zynga appears to have given up on copying its own games over and over, and has moved on to the straightforward plagiarizing of other peoples' work. Dream Heights is Tiny Tower to the core, the only difference being Zynga's in... read feature

TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store


Jan 13
Rayforce is now out on the App store for iPhone and iPod users. It's the classic shoot 'em up you remember, but there are some new features like the obvious touch controls. Additionally, you can view the game in the origin... read

Regular Show may very well be the best cartoon series on television right now, rivaled only by Adventure Time. Taking the "disguised adult jokes" ball from Rocko's Modern Life and running halfway around the world with it, the... read feature

Mole Kart, the amazingly shameless iOS Mario Kart ripoff


Jan 10
Ripoff games on iOS are nothing new, with no shortage of developers willing to trade their integrity for a handfull of dollars. Mole Kart is an almost beautiful in its utter, unapologetic, shamelessness.  As you can see... read

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 revealed


Dec 29
It's been quite some time, but the second episode of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 has finally been unveiled. The first teaser trailer made an appearance on GameSpot (skip to 1:16 in the video above) and it's already announced some s... read

We live in a privileged age indeed. Less than years ago, something like Grand Theft Auto III was amazing to behold on a home console. Its size, sense of freedom, and explosive production values were so amazing, one ... read feature

Battleduty Modernfield 3 looks pretty legit


Dec 27
This hot looking iOS game was released earlier in the month and I can't believe I missed it until someone showed me a link. It's called Battleduty Modernfield 3 and, despite 2/5 average user rating, it looks pretty awesome.&n... read

OMG: Jetpack Joyride free on iOS devices right now!


Dec 19
Jetpack Joyride is free for a limited time right for the iPod, iPhone and iPad! The runner style game sees you avoiding obstacles and collecting coins through the use of a jetpack that happens to be a freaking chain gun. Seriously, Jetpack Joyride is stupidly addictive and you're a horrible stupid face if you don't even try the game. You jerks. read

Grand Theft Auto III now on iOS


Dec 15
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Grand Theft Auto III is now available on iOS for $4.99. The game that popularized the sandbox craze is regarded as a classic these days, and while later GTA games would replace the silent Cl... read

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown pops up in iOS


Dec 08
If you're finished with Batman: Arkham City and sad that you've got no more bat-themed gaming to do, fret not. Batman: Arkham City Lockdown appeared on iTunes last night without herald, and is yours to download for $5.99. Ar... read

Bejeweled 2 removed from iTunes in order to go freemium


Dec 07
Those wondering what Electronic Arts' acquisition of Popcap means for the studio's stable of popular games have had their questions answered today. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz will be swiped from iTunes and its two modes split into t... read

Art Juice: Ream Park


Dec 07
[Every week (until I get bored), Art Juice takes a recent videogame story and provides an unremittingly artistic slant, telling us a little something about ourselves in the process ... whether we want to know the truth or not... read

Fruit Ninja toys are actual things you can buy


Dec 06
I still remember Halfbrick when they were just a tiny little Aussie studio with an obscure game about skeletons. Nowadays, these guys are mobile powerhouses, with Fruit Ninja being one of the most recognized games on the mark... read

EA's new Theme Park game is a rotten scam


Dec 06
Electronic Arts is resurrecting Theme Park on iOS, but if you think that's Bullfrog's charming little simulation game has returned, you're in for a sour awakening. EA has made it a "freemium" game, which wouldn't be so bad if... read

The Jimquisition: Hardcore Hypocrisy


Dec 05
There are hardcore gamers out there so proud of their self-styled character trait that they shall defend it jealously. For indeed, it is they who get to judge whether or not others are worthy of being called gamers, it is th... read

When our future selves look back on the time mobile gaming truly earned its place in this industry, there is no doubt that Infinity Blade will be seen as the first major turning point. Its critical acclaim and commercial succ... read feature

Dizzy: Prince of the Yolk Folk trailer is egg egg egg egg


Dec 02
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Oh, EA: Subscription charges added to Tetris mobile app


Dec 02
Oh, EA! What have you cheeky scamps gone and done now? It would seem you've added a subscription service to a Tetris app of all things. Now why would you go and do something as positively zany as that? Electronic Arts has rel... read






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