Even though the official release date of the new iPad, that was announced just one week ago, isn't until this Friday the 16th, people all around the world are getting their grubby hands on the device prior to everyone else. No, this isn't a case of UPS letting a few units slip through due to their incapability to embargo tons of devices.
There are just so many games that you can include in your best of the year, so we were sadly not able to accomodate each and every one of them that we would have originally liked to. So to give our other favorite, reviewed games some publicity and encourage readers
Can you defend the world from the invaders that threaten it? If you’re a pro at Galaga and absolutely love shoot em’ ups, I’m sure you can. It’s one of Appular’s newest titles, Invaders World Tour 3, and it sure is one of their bests! Evidently taking its cue from
Super Blast 2 from Phantoom Entertainment is the long awaited sequel to their previous endeavor which is currently free. Just released today, Super Blast 2 is a casual yet also intense shmup that while being incredibly addictive, can also be a little repetitive. The game, alike the prequel, is a
Dual-stick shooters are found in abundance on the app store, and personally I think they fit the device’s capabilities well. iPhone developers CAVE have previously released two shmups for the iPhone and iPod Touch which never really appealed to my gaming fancy, though their newest title to brace the app
Apple brought home five British Technology Awards, four of which went to the iPhone. The device earned Apple Gadget of the Year, Best Mobile Technology, Most Stylish Technology and Technological Innovation of the Year. The other award was for Best Music Technology and went to the iTunes Store. The winners were chosen by public vote. Other notable winners were BBC's iPlayer for Best Online and Best Home Entertainment Technology, and Google Maps for Most Indispensable. [via Apple Hot News]
The iPhone 3G managed to beat out the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii Fit and B&W Zeppelin iPod speakers for Stuff Magazine's annual Gadget of the Year award. Voters chose between nominees, judging them for performance, design, value, and as Stuff editor Fraser MacDonald put it, "that elusive cool factor".
Jonathan Ive, Apple's Senior VP of Industrial Design (the guy who helped put the shiny in the iPhone) has been awarded the 2008 MDA Personal Achievement Award an award by the Mobile Data Association, a UK group honoring "those UK companies and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the uptake and success of mobile data over the last 12 months."