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MSFT Zune HD gets games, takes on iPod touch

Aimed solely at the US market right now, Microsoft seems to hint at games for its new Zune HD – but will the company’s black hole investment in mobile devices excite enough consumers to make shareholder’s happy?

We do know Apple has sold 20 million iPod touch devices and 30 million iPhones. We also know Microsoft is spending money to attract developers. But has Microsoft lost its Mojo? We think it has.

Why Apple TV will be games console – Ubisoft

apple-tv1Apple’s plans for the Apple TV continue to sneak into the present, with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirming Apple’s growing stance in the games market.

“There’s a new entrant in the business – Apple, with the iPhone,” he said, speaking during his company’s financial results call. “And we don’t think they will stop there.”

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Beatles reach Rock Band deal, no iTunes yet…

beatles1While the digital music world may be waiting for the introduction of music from The Beatles through legitimate online services, Apple Corps, Ltd., Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, today announced the 9/9/09 worldwide release of The Beatles: Rock Band.

The music-based video game will be available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.

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Tapulous gets social, new songs for 2009

Tapulous has been big news recently, with last week’s release of two fresh titles in the Tap Tap family and continued music industry interest in harnessing the power of the iPhone to connect artists with fans, and company CEO Bart Decrem holds even bigger plans for 2009.

Next year the company will upgrade the free version of its application, Tap Tap Revenge. The new game will offer support for upgrade packs, selling music to gamers from independent and major labels. The company hopes to release a new upgrade pack each month subsequent to the release of version two.

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iPhone drives games on TV – Apple TV soon?

Remember the speculation Apple may enable support for games on the Apple TV? Just how hard would it be for developers to re-jig their existing iPhone/iPod touch titles for the big screen? Not hard at all, as Ars Technica and Freeverse demonstrate in this video clip, which depicts an iPod touch powering a game that’s being played on a TV.

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iPhone’s not just playing games

Above is the promo video for new iPhone title, ‘Hero of Sparta’ from developer Gameloft. The depth and quality of what this video indicates can be achieved for mobile gaming once again suggests that developers still have a way to go before they hit the limit of the current technology, let alone the potential for future iterations. (And with a faster processor, you should get even better action from an iPod touch).

So far, iPhone apps ‘scratch surface’ of the possible…

We spend a lot of our time here stressing the chance the iPhone offers bands (such as Fall Out Boy, illustrated) and other creative people for creating links with their audiences and putting their art across – well, that’s all very good and well, but how do you do it on a budget, how do you build an iPhone app?

Apress has introduced a huge volume which should help you understand how to develop such applications, and explains what the iPhone as a platform can do – and the authors say applications we’ve seen for the device so far are simply ‘scratching the surface’ of what’s possible.

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iPhone ascendant, users happy, sales strong

iPhone users are more comfortable with advertising within their apps and more likely to use and install applications on their device than users of any other smartphone, new research scheduled for release today informs.

TNS Compete will reveal initial iPhone-focused findings as it launches its new Smartphone Intelligence service, offering survey-based and behavioral analysis on smartphone use.

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