The holiday season has quickly crept up on us, and everywhere you go you're hit by the mass number of shoppers searching for suitable presents to fulfill their loved one's wishes. Holiday cheer is unique - young children happily conversing about what they've got on their Christmas wishlist, parents bustling around, and the merry joy people get from sharing a glass of eggnog. To get in on the holiday festivities, Electronic Arts, huge publisher and developer of many iOS titles, has given one of its best free-to-play games a Christmas-themed update.
The platforming genre on the app store has seen a major increase over the past few months with the arrival of many new, decent platformers. Newest to the table, Max and the Magic Marker [$1.99], from publishers, EA and developers, Press Play, is a unique combination of puzzle and platforming
Since the time that the app store came into existence to the day about 2-3 weeks ago we had yet to see a quality, full-featured martial arts based game. Then EA came along with their version of the MMA Franchise made to play on an iDevice, MMA by EA Sports.
Tim Langdell became infamous for his frivolous copyright claims against Mobigame for their super-awesome iPhone game, EDGE [App Store, $4.99], which he said infringed on his copyright on the word. As a result, it was removed by Apple, brought back, removed again, and brought back again, during and after which he also had numerous other apps pulled for also using the world "EDGE" anywhere in their title. Now, to protest Langdell's latest target, several indie developers are putting "EDGE" in the names of their games.
Right. First, Mobigames' award-winning Edge [App Store, $4.99] iPhone title was published on the App Store. Then it was yanked from the App Store following a copyright issue with its name. Then, per Pocketgamer.co.uk, put back on, taken back off, shaken around a bit, kicked, punched, tickled with a feather and suffered the indignation of knowing far too many lawyers.
Some of you may remember an incredibly good iPhone game called EDGE that mysteriously vanished from the App Store. The game was released back in February and received quite a bit of critical acclaim, including an incredibly positive review from us. Shortly after its appearance on the App Store, it was pulled due to what turned out to be a frivolous copyright claim. The folks at Mobigame clued us into the back story and now, months later, EDGE has returned [App Store]! You can check out the back story here if you're interested, or just check it out in the App Store! We gave it 4.5 out of 5 and totally love it! If you need more convincing, look at our review or the video below.
AT&T's push to strengthen and expand their 3G network in the U.S. has caused their EDGE network to suffer, according to a report by Open for Business. The news isn't surprising, given that much of the improvements were made by switching their EDGE transmitters over to 3G.
Many of our readers from the US have been asking exactly how much more it's going to cost to maintain an iPhone 3G than the original iPhone's plans, and now that AT&T has officially announced the prices for the available plans, they can be compared. AppleInsider has taken the time to go through the plans and figure out exactly how much more that iPhone 3G is going to cost you, and why.