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4:30 PM on 01.09.2013

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

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: 10 Year Anniversary photo
Review: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: 10 Year Anniversary
by Chris Carter

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 think a lot of people missed out on Vice City because it came out so soon after Grand Theft Auto III, and that's a shame. Just like Grand Theft Auto III on mobile devices before it, this new anniversary edition honors the franchise's legacy: so long as you're willing to put up with touch controls.

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8:30 PM on 07.24.2012

Telltale's The Walking Dead out on iOS this Thursday

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





6:45 PM on 07.06.2012

Tiny Wings 2's announcement trailer is too cute

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!

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:45 AM on 06.25.2012

Play Hasta La Muerte until death tears you apart

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...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 05.22.2012

This Could Hurt for iOS is tasty platforming masochism

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...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 05.20.2012

Sword & Sworcery heading to Japan with new remix album

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 04.04.2012

Another Shadowrun game seeks Kickstarter funding

"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...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:45 PM on 04.02.2012

Replay kickstarting Leisure Suit Larry remakes

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:45 PM on 03.21.2012

Zynga has bought OMGPop, developer of Draw Something

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 AM on 03.19.2012

EA closing servers for a number of games

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...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 03.13.2012

Chaos Rings II launches March 15, so watch a trailer

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...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 02.27.2012

Sonic 4: Episode 2 site goes live with new screens

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 ...

Jim Sterling

10:15 AM on 02.23.2012

Yakuza creator says handhelds will rule next generation

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...

Jim Sterling







Zynga rips off Tiny Tower, gets called out by devs photo
Zynga rips off Tiny Tower, gets called out by devs
by Jim Sterling

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 inferior artistic direction. 

Tiny Tower's developer, Nimblebit, has noticed the similarities and called out the 2,789-strong company in a wonderfully sarcastic way. 

Zynga's relatively short history already has a laundry list of legal tussles relating to intellectual property rights, seeing it on both the defense and offense. Like many successful game companies, it will protect its own rights doggedly, but has no problem shamelessly copying everybody else. Apparently that's how you get ahead. 

Stay classy, Zynga!

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8:30 PM on 01.13.2012

TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz