$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

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

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

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

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

The Best Games for Your New Tablet or Smartphone

Look, let's not call them prayers. Rather, you can say that your deepest desires were answered when you got a shiny new smartphone or tablet under the Christmas tree today. Sure, you'll need it to stay on top of the ungodly pressures of modern life but, dammit, you need some good games for your tech slab, too. » 12/25/12 9:00am 12/25/12 9:00am

Bless Me, Father, For I Freakin' Love Nun Attack

Let me break it down for you: 12 years of Catholic school. Powder-blue communion suit. Did the Stations of the Cross ON MY KNEES for multiple years. Childhood best friend was an altar boy. (He's fine. Nothing ever happened. Thanks for asking.) I say all this to establish that I know all about nuns. Nuns have paddled… » 11/02/12 8:30am 11/02/12 8:30am