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LucasArts veteran Bill Tiller brings new adventure title to mobile
The adventure genre has seen a bit of an upswing in recent times. With Telltale Games and Double Fine's recent efforts helping to revitalize the genre, a new generation of gamers are experiencing a type of game that was once ... read feature

Apples sales high

iPhone and iPad sales break Apple records Q1 2014


If I was a rich girl...
Jan 28
If you ever wonder why your favorite developer keeps announcing mobile games, know that in fiscal Q1 2014 (October through December 2013, Year of Luigi), Apple sold 51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads -- record breaking n... read
iOS 7 controllers

Bastion and Walking Dead iOS add controller support


I hope more games follow suit
Sep 25
Remember when I told you about iOS 7 and the ability for full controller support? Well the developers of Bastion iOS and Walking Dead iOS have added just that, so any future controllers that happen to arrive on the marke... read
Logitech

Logitech teases new iOS 7 gaming controller


iOS 7 is ushering in a new era of gaming for Apple
Sep 20
Did you know that iOS 7 comes with native support for gaming controllers? Yep, instead of niche products like the iCade that only support a few games, Apple has opened the floodgates for full-on mass support for controllers o... read
Spencer Hayes and Steven Hansen are doomed
In this interview recorded at GDC 2013, Spencer Hayes talks with game designer Henry Smith while simultaneously playing his game, Spaceteam. Seeing as Spaceteam primarily consists of yelling at other people and tel... read feature

Not Litherning to reason
I've been looking forward to Edge of Twilight for years. Following the game from its early promises, through to its legal troubles with original publisher Southpeak, its worrisome postponement, and eventual return to the publ... read feature

Outland

Outland is a runner-style game from the Super MNC team


Run run run!
Mar 07
The guys behind Monday Night Combat have just put out a new iPhone and iPad game called Outland. I have yet to play it but based on the trailer it looks to echo games like Jetpack Joyride, Robot Unicorn Attack, and the like.... read
All the Basest
Final Fantasy is close to being the Star Wars of the videogame industry, and not in a positive way. Square Enix, the George Lucas of this particularly scenario, has done a fine job exploiting its brand to almost damaging prop... read feature

SkiFree

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






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