Posts Tagged "Apple"

Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Given the Wii’s skimpy holiday roster, the 3DS’s slow launch and subsequent price cut, and the big question mark that is the Wii U, it’s no wonder people have been penning funeral dirges for Nintendo. What they forget, however, and what long-time fans of Nintendo know well, is that this is hardly the Big N’s darkest hour. Nintendo has fallen out of favor a few times in its long history–though always while remaining comfortably in the...

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Steve Jobs Quits: What it Means to Gaming

Steve Jobs Quits: What it Means to Gaming

After 14 years at the helm of Apple, Steve Jobs loosed a resignation announcement on August 24. The announcement has since created the kind of fuss that’s usually reserved for when a bee slips into the car. The media, iOS device owners, and pretty much the entirety of planet Earth wants to know, “What’s gonna happen to Apple?” And us observers of the handheld gaming market who have been watching the ripples caused by the smartphone market...

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Is a Nintendo-Apple Merger in the Cards?

Is a Nintendo-Apple Merger in the Cards?

Envision a force that’s powerful enough to take over the world. Godzilla crossed with Mothra. A tiger shark crossed with a Tyrannosaurs Rex. Apple crossed with Nintendo. Could that last terrifying cross-breed ever come into being? “Impossible,” you scoff. “We’re more likely to see Godzilla produce offspring with that giant moth-thing.” A Nintendo-Apple merger is unlikely, but it’s not exactly impossible. And if something...

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10 Best Free iPad 2, iPad Games

10 Best Free iPad 2, iPad Games

If you have an iPad or an iPad 2, then you have a big beautiful ticket to some great free-to-play games. Though much of the iPad’s game library consists of high-definition remakes of iPhone games, the iPad’s roomy screen makes the device ideal for puzzle games, word games, adventures, and other titles that don’t thrive in a squished environment. Here are ten of the top best free games available on the iPad and iPad 2. Each one is well-suited for a...

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Nintendo 3DS Slow Sales: Sign of Trouble?

Nintendo 3DS Slow Sales: Sign of Trouble?

The Nintendo 3DS has been available in Japan since February, and it’s been available worldwide since March. It’s had time to worm its way into the hearts of gamers (in glorious three-dee!). Let’s check in: Sales-wise, how is the Nintendo 3DS doing? It looks like the system’s sales numbers have leveled out and possibly even stagnating after an initial burst. Oh oh. What does this mean for the Nintendo 3DS’s long-term prospects? Is this...

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