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Nintendo won't make games for Apple, so what about game controllers?

A while ago - I forget now if it was on Debug or Vector and I'm traveling at the moment so I can't check - the remarkably clever Guy English said he'd like to see Nintendo stay in the hardware game... by making controllers for third-party platforms like iOS. It was an almost Grant Morrison-style bit of tangential brilliance, offered as an aside and quickly consumed by the rest of his narrative, but it immediately came back to mind when I read Nintendo president Satoru Iwata comments to CVG:

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Sony PlayStation All-Stars Island hits the App Store as a giant Coca Cola ad

A new and free game from Sony has hit European App Stores, that so far brings Drake from the hugely popular Uncharted series to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Sony PlayStation All-Stars Island will eventually bring together characters from other franchises by way of a free update, but the first game to play sees Uncharted meet Temple Run as Drake chases a Coke. Oh, that's the other thing; this is one huge, giant advertisement for Coca Cola Zero, and according to IGN is only available right now in Europe:

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NFL Pro 2014 now available

NFL Pro 2014 is now available, letting people play as their favorite NFL teams in the 2014 NFL season. You can now go through the 2014 NFL season and the Super Bowl, playing both exhibition and season matches along the way.

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Id co-founder John Carmack joins VR headset maker Oculus VR as CTO

VR headset maker Oculus VR on Wednesday announced that John Carmack, the co-founder of Id Software and a pioneer in 3D game development, has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.

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Latest update to Deus Ex: The Fall adds support for the iPad 2

When Square Enix dropped Deus Ex: The Fall into the App Store, there were a bunch of disappointed iPad 2 owners who couldn't play it. Thankfully, an update has now pushed out and those rocking the iPad 2 can now get their fix. Not only that, but the game has experienced a "major update to the enemy AI, meaning that enemies do not lose sight of the player."

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Shadowrun Returns for iOS close to completion

Shadowrun Returns was released for Mac and PC almost two weeks ago, and while developer Harebrained Schemes continues to plug away on improving the desktop game, it has now turned its attention towards completing the tablet version for iOS and Android. Shadowrun Returns for tablets was originally intended to be released alongside the desktop version, but it was delayed to make sure that it would be of the same quality as the desktop game.

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Monsters University: Catch Archie top 5 tips, tricks, and cheats

Monsters University is a great movie that also happens to have a great mobile game to go with it. The full, paid version comes with two mini games, the first of which is Catch Archie. That pesky little scare pig causes havoc and then runs away, and you have to go catch him. It soon gets its hooks into you, and I'm finding it hard to put down these days. So, here's our top five tips to help you get the best out of Monsters University: Catch Archie!

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Indie game Fez still Mac bound despite developer's sequel blowout

Phil Fish, the independent game developer behind the indie darling Fez, recently announced that he was leaving game development entirely and canceling the sequel Fez 2 in the process. That's left some Mac gamers worried about the prospect of a promised Mac port of the original. Fear not, the game's producer told Polygon.

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Why Candy Crush is killing console gaming! - Talk Mobile Report

We spent a whole week on Talk Mobile covering the impact of mobile gaming on the console market, on developers, on our lives, and on the future of the industry in general. But we were just getting the conversation started. After our intro, we handed the topic over to you, and thanks to your comments, suggestions, votes, and survey responses, we got a ton of information back. And here it is!

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Digital city planners rejoice! SimCity coming to Mac on August 29

SimCity will hit the Mac on August 29. SimCity was originally scheduled to be released for Mac on June 11, but EA punted the game to August, citing quality issues.

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