Gameboy Advance emulator for iOS sneaks into the App Store (as a baby names app)

Awesome Baby Names

Apple polices the App Store pretty vigorously to keep out porn, piracy, and video game emulators, among other things. But every now and again something slips through the cracks. For instance, there’s now a Nintendo Gameboy Advance emulator available in the App Store for $1.99. But you’d never know that from the name or description of the Awesome Baby Names app. Update: And… it’s gone…. Read more »

Classic games Grand Theft Auto III, Sonic CD come to iOS, Android

Sonic CD and GTA III

Every day dozens of new games are released for mobile phones and tablets — but every now and again you don’t want a new game. What you want is to relive a truly great classic game that you first played on a Playstation or computer. Recently two of those classic games found their way to iOS and Android. The first is Sonic CD, a Sonic the… Read more »

Legendary RPG Chrono Trigger now available for iOS

Chrono Trigger has arrived for the iPhone and iPod Touch, bringing one of the most popular epic role playing games to iOS. The game was originally released for the Super Nintendo in 1995. The iOS version features optimized graphics for the Retina display and touch controls. For example, in a battle, you can employ a the “slide and tap” control cut through enemies and select your… Read more »

OnLive brings console video games to Android, iOS

OnLive NOOK Tablet

OnLive is a service that lets you play video games by streaming them over the internet. We’re not talking about dinky Flash-based games here though. We’re talking about console-quality games that you’d normally need a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 to play. The company offers a box that you can connect to your TV to turn it into a game console, as well as a… Read more »

Microsoft launches Xbox Live app for iPhone, iPad

Xbox LIVE for iPad

Microsoft has released a new app that lets you access your Xbox Live account on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The free app is called My Xbox Live, and it offers many of the features that you can find in the company’s Windows Phone 7 app. You can view your achievements, send messages to your friends, read news about apps and games, and change… Read more »

Apple doesn’t quite open the doors to iOS game subscriptions

Big Fish Burger Bustle

Update: It looks like Apple doesn’t actually support subscription-based game content yet. The company has pulled Big Fish’s new app from the App Store.  You can subscribe to magazines, newspapers, music or video services in the App Store on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. And now you can also subscribe to some gaming content. Bloomberg reports that the first company to extend Apple’s subscription… Read more »

Grand Theft Auto III coming soon to (some) Android, iOS devices

Grand Theft Auto III

Rockstar Games has announced plans to launch Grand Theft Auto III for Android and iOS. It’s been 10 years since the crazy popular video game hit the scene, but it still offers more depth than an awful lot of games available for mobile platforms today. It should be interesting to see how Rockster revamps the classic to work on mobile devices with touchscreen displays. The… Read more »

Classic Mac game “Glider” comes to iOS

Glider, a classic game that long-time Mac users will recognize, is now available for iOS. You can download it from the App Store for 99 cents. The game and its various forms (Glider Classic, Glider Pro, Glider Arcade…) originally launched in 1988, but stopped development just three years later. The simplicity of the game is what made it so addictive: navigate a paper airplane and… Read more »