Google Won't Allow Games With In-App Purchases to Call Themselves "Free"
Right now, it's a change rolling out in Europe, but we can only hope it makes the leap overseas.
The Madness of David O'Reilly's Mountain
It's just a mountain. Or is it? Welcome to an existential nightmare, one that doesn't gain much clarity from Mountain's own creator.
Meet the Clones
Threes is the latest game to fall victim to the increasingly rampant cloning of smaller video games, especially on mobile. We spoke to the people who made these clones, and tried to find out why.
Worth Reading: 03/28/2014
Some musings on the responsibilities of a reporter, and your usual barrage of links, games, and more.
This Fitness Developer's Secret Sauce Is Story
Zombies, Run! and The Walk have been big successes for Six to Start, even as some in the fitness world are still scratching their heads.
The Players You Don't Know About
FREEQ is an audio-focused radio drama set in the future, but it was never designed for players who couldn't see. Until they asked.
Apple Denies Paying EA to Delay Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Android [UPDATED]
Frank Gibeau, head of EA Labels, told EA employees the delay was due to a "truckload" of money from Apple.
Come a Little Bit Closer Now
How a horror game helped me better understand the close, personal relationship we have with our touch devices.
999 Has Come to iOS in Japan
An English version is apparently scheduled for later this year.
The Walking Dead’s Season Finale Arrives Next Week
It's all led to this moment, and soon we'll have our (likely bloody) answers.
McPixel Embraced Piracy, Lived to Tell the Tale
When offered the chance to advertise his game on The Pirate Bay, Sos Sosowski didn't hesitate to say yes, and his sales went up, up, up.
Apple Unveils Faster, Taller, Thinner iPhone 5
The long gestating rumors about Apple's new device were basically true.
The Walking Dead's Faces of Death: Part 2
With episode three finally coming out, we continue our conversation with Telltale Games about the design decisions behind episode two's big choices.
The Walking Dead's Faces of Death: Part 1
Telltale Games breaks down the reasoning behind the most harrowing decisions in the first episode of The Walking Dead. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Next Walking Dead Episode Out Tuesday on PSN
It's out everywhere else on Wednesday. Horray!
OnLive CEO Steve Perlman Leaves Company
The founder of OnLive won't be around to see if his company survives.
Chair's Next Game Features...Obama And Romney?
Partnership with Rock the Vote, others fueling goofy political fighting game.
Armed Heroes Online Developer Starts Backing Down
Company doesn't admit to copyright infringement, agrees to make changes.
The Case Against Armed Heroes Online
In the face of mounting, damning evidence it used assets from Runic Games' Torchlight, the accused developer continues digging a bigger hole for itself.
Worth Reading: 07/13/12
The return of Worth Reading, in which we discover a video game can be terrifying enough to scare you in the middle of the day. Apparently.
The Gaming Stuff That Matters From Apple’s Event
Game Center gains new features and Mac-bound, plus big updates on laptops.
Johann Sebastian Joust Clone Disappears, Developer Responds
Also, Die Gute Fabrik on prospects for a release of its popular motion game.
Johann Sebastian Joust Is Latest iOS Cloning Victim
Studio behind awfully similar game for iOS claims an agreement was in place.
The Path to Better Touch Controls
SpellTower designer Zach Gage just wants controls to get better, even if that means making better virtual buttons.
Prayers Answered: Ghost Trick on iOS in English
Coming to the iPhone and iPad, and you can play the first two episodes free.
Capcom Reveals Ace Attorney 5, HD Versions on iOS (And Android!)
No details on the big sequel just yet, though.
Tiny Tower Devs Suggest Zynga Really, Really Loves Tiny Tower
Creators release damning image comparing Tiny Tower and Zynga's latest.
iCade Extends Physical Buttons to iPhone, iPod Touch
And it doesn't look as terrible as you might imagine!
Tetris Finally Gains a Subscription Fee
The prayers of our wallets have been answered.
Build Minecraft Worlds on Your iPhone, iPad Tomorrow
The game's built to allow cross-platform play on iOS and Android devices, too.
You Can Play For Free, Friend, If You're Good Enough
Wind-Up Knight's experimental take on the popular freemium model, but one that rewards hardcore players in the process.
Ni No Kuni Coming Out Here, Professor Layton Heads to iOS
Who knows if Ni No Kuni will be any good, but man, it looks so good.
Apple Founder Steve Jobs Passes Away at 56
After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, the technological visionary is no longer with us.
Psychonauts to Mac, Steam Version Gets Updated, iOS Stuff
If you've been looking for a reason to go back to Psychonauts, now's a good time.
The Story Behind Phone Story, Apple's Latest App Store Ban
Paolo Pedercini's sharp critique of Apple and modern tech consumerism was approved before it was banned.
Nintendo's Been Thinking About Cell Phones For Years
Patent filing from the pre-DS era shows that Nintendo was considering all options.
As the Handheld World Changes, Nintendo Strikes Back
Between iOS, Android, the impending release of Vita and cursed by its predecessor's success, 3DS struggles to position itself.
LostWinds Coming to iOS, Which Is a Very Good Thing
You didn't play it on WiiWare, but you should play it on your iPhone.
Nintendo of America: Don't Even Think About Pokemon for iPhone
The company line isn't very different from the one in Japan.
Hey, Have a Few Bucks? You Should Play These iOS Games
Continuity 2 and 1-Bit Ninja represent some of the best of what's possible on iOS.
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