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How to get iMore to cover your apps and games

Today's Talk Mobile was all about helping developers better market their apps. Media outlets like iMore are an important part of that marketing, yet like any resource, we have our limits. We get dozens of app submissions a day and sometimes hundreds a week, but we only have time to cover a handful. And as much as we love developers and apps, we love our readers even more, and take our responsibility to them incredibly seriously. We're only ever going to offer them the very best apps and games we can find. To put it bluntly, if something looks or works like crap, we're not going anywhere near it.

So, if you're a developer and you've made an amazing app or game, what's the best way to ensure it gets featured on iMore? There's no absolute answer to that question -- it's a classic chaos equation -- but there's a lot of things that can help, and a few that can hinder:

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Sega drops price on all Sonic the Hedgehog games

Sega has dropped the price of their Sonic the Hedgehog games to $0.99. Everything from the original Sonic the Hedgehog to Sonic Jump is on sale, and it's unknown how long they'll remain there, so if you were looking at one of the Sonic games, now is the perfect time to get it.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

We'd heard about the impending release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown earlier in the week, and true to their word 2K Games has launched the title today for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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Game controller support in iOS 7 is a step in the right direction

Introducing iOS 7 at WWDC last week, Apple's Craig Federighi mentioned MFi game controller support in passing. Apple's announcement has long-term ramifications for iOS 7 as viable gaming platform.

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Ankidrive offers "real world video game" using iOS AI

Anki used the WWDC keynote stage to introduce its first product in development, a game called Ankidrive. It's not a video game, though - it's a real world game using remote controlled cars, a modernized version of a slot car game.

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Fates Forever promises to reinvent real-time strategy gaming on iPad

Jason Citron, founder of OpenFeint, is hard at work on a new game designed for the iPad (and eventually for Android tablets too). The game is called Fates Forever, and it's designed from the ground up to be a deep and intense Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA). If you've been waiting for a League of Legends-style game for your iPad, this could be the one.

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EA punts Mac SimCity from June to August

EA had previously indicated that a Mac version of its rebooted SimCity game would come out this month, but that's not going to happen. Senior producer Kip Katsarelis posted to the official SimCity blog to let players know that the date has moved to August.

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Halo: Spartan Assault announced for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, will we see it for iOS?

Microsoft has announced Halo: Spartan Assault, a top-down action game exclusively for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. There has been a lack of exclusive games that would bring users to their mobile platforms, but Microsoft is undoubtedly hoping that the Halo name is big enough to do this. But could we see it on iOS?

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Grab Shadow Warrior for free from Steam

3D Realms' Shadow Warrior, originally released in 1997, is back as a free-to-play game available for download for both OS X and Windows through Steam, according to Samit Sarkar of Polygon.

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Seven awesome games: name your price and give to charity

Humble Bundle Inc. is back with The Humble Indie Bundle 8, a collection of seven excellent independently developed and published games that run on OS X, Windows and Linux. The Humble Indie Bundle lets you set the price you're willing to pay, with all proceeds going to charity.

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