Apple iOS 7: Everything You Need to Know

The new iOS 7 is here. Jony Ive's first iOS—minimalist, elegant, devoid of the infantile artifice that infected its recent incarnations. It's pretty impressive. And here's everything you need to know about it. » 6/10/13 8:43pm 6/10/13 8:43pm

Ridiculous Fishing Is As Fun As Shooting Fish In A Barrel. With An Uzi.

The game isn't called Ordinary Fishing, after all. It isn't called By-The-Books Fishing, either. No, it's called Ridiculous Fishing. So it stands to reason that if you download this game, you will be expecting to do some fishing, and for it to be ridiculous. Good news: That's exactly what you'll get. » 3/14/13 6:30pm 3/14/13 6:30pm

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

This Striking Motion-Controlled iOS Boxing Game is Completely Unreal

Powered by Unreal Engine 3, Vivid Games' Real Boxing is not just another pretty face waiting to be beaten into submission. It also uses your iPad, iPhone or iPad Touch's camera to deliver surprisingly responsive motion-controlled boxing. » 11/15/12 12:55pm 11/15/12 12:55pm

I Bought a 5th Gen iPod Touch For Gaming, and I Am Incredibly Pleased

I'm getting rid of my iPhone 4S. After years of using my phone more as a gaming machine than a communication device, I've decided to move on. The recently-released fifth generation iPod Touch is the perfect tool to wean me off of my iPhone dependency. » 10/29/12 5:55pm 10/29/12 5:55pm

There's No Running in the Next Mobile Sonic the Hedgehog Game

He's blue. He's spiky. He's the fastest character in the video game universe, at least when he's running. This Thursday Sega releases Sonic Jump for iOS. » 10/16/12 5:55pm 10/16/12 5:55pm

Fantasy Conflict is Like Modern Conflict, Only Not as Modern

Gaijin Entertainment's real-time strategy series Modern Conflict has garnered a fair amount of praise in iOS gaming circles, but many have criticized the series for a distinct lack of castles and dwarves. And so here we are. » 10/03/12 4:05pm 10/03/12 4:05pm

The First Apple-Approved iPad, iPhone and iPod Game Pad is One Small…

While the race to create a universal game pad controller for Android devices is in full swing, Apple has time and time again refused to give a controller solution the go ahead, until now. The Duo Gamer is the first officially-sanctioned game pad for the iPod, iPad and iPhone, but there's a catch — it works exclusively… » 10/01/12 1:55pm 10/01/12 1:55pm

New iPod Touch Is Faster, Bigger, Better For Gaming

This is the new iPod Touch, announced at Apple's press conference today. It's got the iPhone 5's screen and the A5 processor, which makes it about as fast as the iPhone 4S. » 9/12/12 2:27pm 9/12/12 2:27pm

Former IBM Honcho Nabbed for Being Creepy and Horrible

Tokyo police revealed that charges have been filed against former IBM exec Takumi Otoshi. On August 22, Otoshi allegedly used his iPod to film up a young woman's skirt while riding the escalator at JR Yotsuya Station in Tokyo.


Otoshi was the president of IBM Japan between 1999 and 2008. As Tokyo Reporter points out,… » 8/30/12 6:00am 8/30/12 6:00am

Only A Truly Devious Villain Would Make You Solve Riddles To Destroy Him

I was the sort of child who always had a bunch of brain-teaser and riddle books lying around in her room, and I grew into the sort of adult who enjoys Professor Layton games. The Curse, for me, is a natural extension of that impulse to solve everything. » 8/24/12 11:30am 8/24/12 11:30am

If Mario Were a Mexican Jumping Bean, This Would Be His Game

Imagine that you are playing Super Mario Bros 3. Now imagine that instead of Mario, you are a Mexican jumping bean. With a tiny little sombrero. And you have a quest. Bean's Quest, in fact. » 8/06/12 12:00pm 8/06/12 12:00pm

A New Justice League Video Game is Not Something That Should Sneak Up…

I should not be finding out a game starring The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman a week before release. I need more time to prep myself for Justice League: Earth's Final Defense, due out by the end of this month for iOS. » 7/23/12 8:30am 7/23/12 8:30am

If Tetris Were About Making Words, It Would Be This Game

I play a lot of word games. Competitive, single-player, silly, serious... I like messing around with all the weird and wonderful combinations the English language has to offer. I am used to the ebb and flow of word games, to the way consonants feel, to the hunt for vowels. They comfort me.

Which is why discovering… » 7/03/12 8:30pm 7/03/12 8:30pm

This Magic Film Can Turn Your iPhone into a 3DS (Well, Sorta)

With the 3DS, Nintendo brought us 3D imagery without the use of dopey glasses. Now, a company in Japan has developed a peripheral that can turn your iPhone into an instant 3D device.


At the Wireless Japan 2012, an expo for wireless and smart phone devices and apps, Nippon System Project displayed its new "Picasso 3D… » 5/31/12 8:00am 5/31/12 8:00am

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Brings All 56 Fighters to the iPhone Next Week

Long before Capcom started packing its discs with downloadable content, there was Marvel Vs. Capcom 2. No "downloadable" characters, no EX Super Hyper version; just perfection. On April 25 that perfection hits the iPhone and iPod Touch. Who's excited? » 4/20/12 11:15am 4/20/12 11:15am

Doom, Lemmings and Super Mario, Together For the First Time

Check out this student-made Flash advertisement for… an iPod skin? We'll take it! Mario and Luigi cope with an invasion straight out of Lemmings and Space Invaders before reinforcements from everyone's favorite Mars-bound marine. Things get 3D, and decidedly less innocent. » 2/01/12 1:30pm 2/01/12 1:30pm