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Ed Fries: Platform holders must adapt to Apple’s business model

The next generation of consoles will struggle to prosper unless Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo adapt their way of business. That’s according to former Microsoft man, Xbox co-creator and Ouya board member Ed Fries, who reckons that the Apple model for games publishing is the new standard. It’s getting harder and …

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Ubisoft launches ZombiU iPhone app ahead of Wii U

Ubisoft today launched the ZombiU iOS app to coincide with the arrival of the game at the end of the month. The app contains an ‘infection simulator’ which provides information on the virus and gives consumers the chance to see what they would look like if riddled with the virus. …

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Gree to close OpenFeint; Devs forced to take quick action

OpenFeint, the first real equivalent of Xbox Live on smartphone, is to be closed on December 14th. The service was the first to allow iOS gamers to hook up with friends, compare scores and earn trophies. It may have since been arguably surpassed by Apple’s own Game Center, but OpenFeint …

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Nintendo releases second Pokemon iOS app

An interactive Pokemon encyclopaedia called Pokemon Zukan has been launched on the Japanese Apple App Store. It’s the second Pokemon-themed release on Apple’s portal following the arrival of Pokemon Say Tap last year. This new title, however, is the first paid-for Nintendo iOS app, though purists will argue that it’s …

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Punch Quest no longer free as dev laments lack of returns

One of the more popular iOS games of late has been forced to drop its free-to-play model and instead ask players to pay up front. Punch Quest was a hit with critics not only for its gameplay but also for its generous freemium model that allowed players to choose between …

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‘Memory’ trademark dispute leaves iOS devs in name dilemma

A request from German company Ravensburger could lead to the renaming of dozens of apps on the Apple App Store. The company claims to hold the trademark for the word in a number of European countries, and having pressed Apple on the issue the iPhone platform holder has sent out …

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