Before Apple had Game Center it had OpenFeint, a gaming network that brought a cohesive online experience to countless iPhone, iPad and eventually Android games. Some of us may have opted to miss out on its fun features, but for many game developers it was a priceless tool. Come December 14, OpenFeint will be no more.
This booth was one of the biggest booths at the Tokyo Game Show. It took up one tenth of the entire show floor. It wasn't Sony's. It wasn't Square Enix's. It wasn't Capcom's. The booth belonged to Gree. So what the hell is Gree?
Jason Citron, one of the guys behind OpenFeint—the other social gaming backend for Apple iOS devices—just sold his company for $104 million American megaducats. Business Insider has an astoundingly gloat-free interview. [Business Insider]
Initially conceived as a multimedia device, the iPhone overcame a number of hurdles to become a popular gaming portable. But one surprising problem still haunts the device's gaming capabilities.