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

The Sims 4 just got a neat mobile app that lets you access the game's gallery features from Android smartphones and iPhones. This is a nice way to check out other players' Sims or houses when you're on the go. Sadly, you can't use it to monitor your Sims from afar. Download it on Google Play and iTunes. » 1/07/15 11:20am 1/07/15 11:20am

Apple Picked Exactly The Right iOS Games Of The Year

Apple has released its annual "Best of" list, singling out the top selling, top downloaded, top grossing and all-round top apps of 2014. For "Game of the Year" they picked perspective puzzler Monument Valley and wildly-popular number cruncher Threes for iPad and iPhone respectively. Excellent. » 12/08/14 5:30pm 12/08/14 5:30pm

Broken Age Is As Charming As Ever On The iPad

The Double Fine adventure game that launched a million Kickstarter campaigns has finally made it to mobile, just as witty and charming as it was on the PC and a tad bit more intimate. » 6/12/14 10:01am 6/12/14 10:01am

The Nerdiest Video Game Ever Made? Almost.

Calculords for iOS is incredibly nerdy — and wonderfully so. It's a lane-based strategy game. It's a collectible card game. It makes the player actively participate in math. There are few ways it could be nerdier — I have compiled a list. » 3/04/14 2:55pm 3/04/14 2:55pm

Flappy Bird is Gone


Flappy Bird is officially no more. True to the word of the game's creator, Dong Nguyen, the app is gone from both Google Play and the iTunes App Store. Unless you already downloaded it, you won't find one of the world's most popular video games anywhere. » 2/09/14 4:00pm 2/09/14 4:00pm

​Take Out Your Anger At Flappy Bird By Murdering It

Yes, it's on the top of the App Store charts but Flappy Bird is hella annoying. The hit mobile game is hard, derivative and devoid of almost all charm. If you've played it, you've probably wished you could kill the titular character. A new browser game lets you do exactly that. » 2/05/14 2:30pm 2/05/14 2:30pm

Flappy Bird Won't Get Any Easier In Minecraft

As if the original mobile version wasn't frustrating enough, now there's a remake in Minecraft by CodeCrafted. The gameplay is in 3D, so it's a bit different, but if you set the difficulty level to the hardest, you'll probably end up ragequitting after a couple of minutes. » 2/05/14 9:20am 2/05/14 9:20am

The Most Popular App On iTunes Is An Impossible, Ad-Riddled Mess

Flappy Bird is a game in which players tap the screen to make the titular Nintendo sprite conversion navigate a series of familiar pipe obstacles. It's sloppy, frustratingly difficult and covered with in-game ads. It's also the most popular free app download on iTunes. What gives? » 1/24/14 11:30am 1/24/14 11:30am

The soundtrack for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver is available now on iTunes. It's $9.99 and includes 270 tracks. Soundtracks for Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire, Diamond/Pearl, Black/White and Black 2/White 2 will be released later this year, says The Pokémon Company. » 1/19/14 4:00pm 1/19/14 4:00pm

Apple Has To Pay Back Parents Whose Kids Bought Stuff In iPhone Games

Apple will pay at least $32.5 million and change its billing practices in order to settle complaints over children racking up in-app purchases in iPhone games without their parents consent. The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement today. » 1/15/14 2:31pm 1/15/14 2:31pm

More Than 200 Music Tracks From Pokémon X And Y For Only $10

The recent release of Pokémon X and Y didn't just give the game a graphical overhaul. The music is better than ever before as well, and now you can buy all 3.5 hours' worth of it on iTunes for a piddling $9.99. » 11/12/13 2:42pm 11/12/13 2:42pm

Surprise! Double Fine's lovely turn-based RPG Costume Quest just popped up on the iTunes store. Between this and The Cave last week, could Psychonauts iOS be on the horizon? Here's hoping they can get the rights to Day of the Tentacle, too. » 10/10/13 10:00am 10/10/13 10:00am

2K Drive skids onto iTunes at $6.99 this morning. 2K cares not for your traditional free-to-play nonsense, and so far the results have been pretty stellar. Hopefully the trend continues with 2K Drive, the ambitious racer/car fanciers' club from former Bizarre Creations folks, which should be available in the app… » 9/05/13 12:00am 9/05/13 12:00am

Pixel People Was Dangerously Entertaining. Now It's Deadly.

In late January, LambdaMu Games took over every non-working waking hour of my life with Pixel People for iOS, a game about gene splicing, city-building, and desperately trying to avoid spending money (I failed on more than one occassion). It took me a month to stop playing. That's why today's massive update is a jerk. » 8/14/13 5:00pm 8/14/13 5:00pm

Apple Rejected This Game To Keep You From Killing Your iPhone

Rejected by Apple for “encouraging behavior that could result in damage to the user’s device”, Carrot Pop's Send Me To Heaven arrives on Google Play, because no one cares if your Android device shatters on the pavement. » 8/05/13 10:00am 8/05/13 10:00am

It's XCOM. On iOS. Isn't That All You Need To Know?

I've spent the past few days zapping aliens and maneuvering troops in the iPad version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and I'm happy to report that it's XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iPad, which is really all that you need to know. » 6/20/13 2:30pm 6/20/13 2:30pm

How Many Games Made It Into Apple's Top 100 Apps of All-Time?

With the iTunes App Store quickly approaching the 50 billion downloads mark — that's about six or seven apps for every person on the planet — Apple is showcasing a list of the top 100 free and paid iPhone and iPad apps of all-time, or as I like to call it, 47 gaming apps and friends. » 5/03/13 8:00pm 5/03/13 8:00pm

There's Something Strange in iOS' Neighborhood. You Know Who to Call.

Available today on iTunes, Beeline Interactive's Ghostbusters is a freemium game about busting ghosts, which I've heard makes people feel good. » 1/24/13 9:55am 1/24/13 9:55am

The Game That Got Us Excited About a Retina iPad Finally Comes Out

In March of last year, a week before the announcement of the iPad 3, developer Pixels on Toast showed us how good its game would look on the device's rumored retina screen. Today that game, Food Run, finally arrives on iTunes, and it's just as pretty as promised. » 1/22/13 9:55am 1/22/13 9:55am