If you're having trouble downloading anything on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you're not alone, as the App Store and iTunes has been down for several hours. Given Apple earned $4.8 billion from the two storefronts last quarter, you'd imagine it'll be up real soon. » 3/11/15 1:07pm 3/11/15 1:07pm

Apple Blocks Buzz Aldrin Game That Buzz Aldrin Helped Make

There's a space game called Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager. Aside from endorsing the game, the space pioneer himself has actually helped out on development as a consultant. You'd think that would be good enough for Apple to approve the game, but hahaha, no. » 3/03/15 9:00pm 3/03/15 9:00pm

Developers Say Apple Is Rejecting Games For Having Images Of Guns

Apple has been rejecting some mobile games from the iOS app store for displaying guns in their promotional material and app store icons. So far, the regulation hasn't had an impact on actual in-game content. » 2/12/15 4:15pm 2/12/15 4:15pm

Download Over $100 In Premium Android Apps For Free Today

Amazon's Android Appstore is back with another terrific promotion for Halloween. From now until November 1, you can get 39 different paid Android apps absolutely free, with no strings attached. » 10/30/14 8:45am 10/30/14 8:45am

$75 gets you $100 in Android App Credit Today on Amazon

We see a fair number of iTunes gift card deals around these parts, but discounts on Android app credit are basically nonexistent. Today though, Amazon is filling the void with $100 in Amazon Coins, valid for the purchase of apps and in-app purchases from the Android Appstore, for just $75. » 8/01/14 3:15pm 8/01/14 3:15pm

The Best Free Android Apps in Amazon's Two-Day Giveaway

The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but now it's gone and decided to give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of $100, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first. » 6/27/14 9:17am 6/27/14 9:17am

Popular Marijuana-Growing Game Pulled From The App Store

You can find places to buy weed on the app store. You can rate different strains of weed. You can download apps that teach you more about marijuana, or get apps that will give you various cosmetic weed changes to your phone. You can even roll fake joints. You can't, however, download a game where you grow marijuana. » 5/21/14 6:00pm 5/21/14 6:00pm

Maybe you've heard of 2048? The folks at Grantland have, including the popular smartphone game in a new list of media recommendations while almost entirely glossing over the fact that 2048 is a derivation of a clone of the well-liked game Threes. Well, Threes does get to be an oblique punchline at the end of the… » 4/02/14 2:45pm 4/02/14 2:45pm

Brilliant news: In early 2014, the excellent indie starship-management game FTL will get a free Advanced Edition that adds all sorts of new stuff. Even better, the game will finally come to iPad, also in early 2014. Yessssssss. » 11/11/13 2:58pm 11/11/13 2:58pm

In the App Store Economy, Only Suckers Pay Retail

On the off chance you missed it, you might be interested to know that there's an unprecedented sale going on right now in the App Store. Apps that yesterday were 10 or 20 dollars are free today. Your first reaction is great. Your second, if you're anything like me, is but I just bought these. And that's because we're… » 7/08/13 3:09pm 7/08/13 3:09pm

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Pulled From App Store, BGII On Hold…

Well, this is a drag. Citing contractual issues, the people who made Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition have removed it from sale on their site and the Apple App store. The game won't be getting an upcoming patch, and the Android version has been put on hold, as has the planned enhanced edition of Baldur's Gate II. » 6/19/13 9:09pm 6/19/13 9:09pm

Bizarre Boyfriend-Maker is Back On The App Store, Slightly Declawed

Fans of boyfriends and strange iPhone chat games may recall Boyfriend Maker, the sometimes hilarious, sometimes genuinely creepy virtual companion app that was released last year for iOS before being summarily pulled from the App Store. » 4/23/13 2:00pm 4/23/13 2:00pm

Play A Whole New Sort Of Interactive Fiction, Then Write Your Own

There's a lot to be said for text-based interactive fiction. It engages our imaginations so directly, and gets away from a lot of the challenges present in graphical games that offer interactive stories. In games like Mass Effect and The Walking Dead, more choices mean that the developers need to make more content,… » 2/14/13 3:30pm 2/14/13 3:30pm

I Knew From the Start That I Would Love Rock Runners

Have you ever played a game that just feels right—a game where the controls and challenge immediately click, making playing it an almost instinctual thing? Rock Runners is that kind of game. » 2/14/13 11:30am 2/14/13 11:30am

This Robot Racer Will Make You Love To Race (And Hate) Your Friends

These days, it feels like the phrase "iPhone racing games are a dime a dozen" is an understatement—heck, more than a dozen of these games are free. So when I'm playing a new one, it had better grab me in the first thirty or forty seconds, else I'll just go back to playing Time Surfer. » 2/13/13 11:30am 2/13/13 11:30am

The Best Games for Your iPhone and iPad

We've promised that Kotaku's Bests lists—compliations of the best games for various platforms—will be changing, dynamic entities. So here's another update where new titles jump onto the rolls for two Apple mobile devices. Curious as to what they are? Click through and see if you guessed what we think are great iPad… » 1/28/13 9:30am 1/28/13 9:30am

Apple's Stance On Controversial Games Is A Little Insulting

Apple has had some problems recently with "serious" titles on its iOS store, which have been falling foul of some rather tight restrictions of what can and can't be represented in a game. We've seen a Second World War game barred for using historically-accurate Japanese flags, and more recently, a game about Syria … » 1/17/13 12:30am 1/17/13 12:30am