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Review: High Noon

Alright all you aspring bandits out there…mount up for one of the most addicting games that I’ve yet to find for my iPhone.  And that game is….(drum roll)….High Noon!  I absolutely love it when an iPhone developer gets everything about a game right.  From the overall look to the ease of gameplay to the price point, this thing is just awesome.

The game itself is pretty straightforward.  It’s a one-on-one multiplayer western style shooter.  It takes advantage of the iPhone’s anonymous multiplayer features and allows you to challenge other players across the globe.  The point of the game is to become the most hated/feared bandit in all of the old west by increasing your level through repeated duel victories.  Each time you pair up there is a specified “reward” if you kill the other.  As you get more infamous (kill more folks) your level and your reward will all continue to rise. Read the rest of this entry »


Consumer-page for Game Center on Apple’s site

iPhone games, Game Center, Apple, iPod TouchFollowing today’s releasedate announcement of Game Center at today’s keynote, Apple has now placed a Game Center information page on its website to get you ready for Game Center. It does give some info on how you will be able to login, that once you are logged in you stay logged in even if you leave the app and you will be able to change your public nickname. The page doesn’t really reveal any new information, but it’s definitely worth a visit if you like Apple’s productpages and nice pictures.


Flight Control, iPhone games, Real Racing, Firemint, Game Center, iPhone 4, Cloudcell

Right after Apple announced new Game Center and its November release, Firemint sent us an email to let you know that it will seamlessly incorporate Apple Game Center features into its hit games Flight Control and Real Racing via the Cloudcell platform. The Game Center features for these games will be available on the supported devices (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation), and will also be mirrored on Cloudcell to offer the same features to the non-supported devices. The Game Center features should be introduced right after Game Center is released, updates will of course be free.

Firemint will seamlessly incorporate Apple Game Center features into its hit games Flight Control and Real Racing via its Cloudcell platform. The features will be available on supported devices (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation), but will also be mirrored on Cloudcell whenever possible to offer similar functionality on older devices. Features such as achievements and leaderboards will be available in the game itself, on the Cloudcell web site or via Game Center. We hope Game Center features will be available in our games (as free updates) as soon as Game Center is released.


App Store, Epic Citadel, Epic Games, Game Center, iPhone games, Project Sword, Unreal Engine 3We already mentioned in our Apple Game Center post that Mark Cubbs from Epic Games took the stage during Steve Jobs’ press conference to show of a demo of Project Sword. The reason this game looks so impressive is that it’s running on the Unreal Engine 3. The good news is; the other tech demo that was shown is now available in the App Store for free, just search for Epic Citadel and rake it in!

Epic Citadel is a nice demo that lets you explore a medieval city and lets you travel through a mysterious cathedral. Don’t expect too much from it, just give your eyes a little feast and spend a lot of attention to the gorgeous graphics of this “game”. As Towelie said it: “Don’t forget to bring your towel”, because you’re going to want to clean that drool of your iPhone/iPod screen after seeing the graphics in this amazing tech demo!


Apple’s Game Center coming in November in iOS 4.2 update

Apple, Game Center, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPhone 4, iOS 4, iOS 4.1, iOS 4.2, iPhone gamesDuring his press conference, almighty Steve Jobs announced next week’s release of iOS 4.1 next week. This free firmware update for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad will introduce a bunch of bug fixes and small features. The iOS 4.2 update that will come out in November will be a lot more cooler since this update will bring some exciting new features such as of course Apple’s Game Center.

Steve Jobs dedicated quite some time to Game Center, and showed off some nice features along with Mike Capps from Epic Games. They presented the game Project Sword (codename); a sword fighting game with astonishing graphics, an amazing framerate and a multiplayer mode. Game Center will be all about multiplayer games said mister Jobs. You’ll be able to challenge friends, create duel games and compare scores with other gamers.

It looks like Apple is going to start taking gaming really serious now. This Game Center should become what Xbox Live is to the Xbox 360; one of the most vital things that keeps the platform rocking. The point collecting should be a great method to keep gamers going and to create a community aspect. As of now, there aren’t really any other games that Apple announced as Game Center games, but we know that a lot of developers will implement Game Center features in their existing games and are about to develop new games that support Game Center.