- TouchGrind ($4.99) from Illusion Labs has been updated to version 1.2.1 which supports 3.0-specific features.
A new update is out for your favorite skateboard/fingerboard game is out. This time we bring you new 3.0 sweetness, which makes Touchgrind one of the first games out to utilize the new features 3.0. You can now access your music library from within the game, allowing you to create the perfect skate playlist and see which song that is currently playing via the super sweet popups (ok, they aren't that sweet, but still pretty nice).
- Tap Tap Revenge 2 (Free) from Tapulous now offers support for Push notifications.
- Star Defense ($5.99) from Ngmoco will be seeing a version update tomorrow that will support their new Plus+ platform, according to Silicon Alley Insider. The service is being described as an Xbox Live-like service:
What is it? Sort of like Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox Live service, but free for players. It lets you have a profile, friends, records, game histories, and challenges across multiple games. (It'll eventually plug into Facebook and Twitter, too.)
It seems these features will leverage the 3.0 firmware.
Apple's iPhone 3.0 firmware will be officially released on Wednesday, June 17th. The update is free for iPhone owners and will cost $9.95 for iPod Touch owners. The 3.0 update introduces a number of interesting features that will be applicable to iPhone gaming. We'll provide further updates with notable iPhone 3.0 supporting games over the next few weeks.
All these games will continue to support the older firmwares, of course, but the new 3.0-specific features will not be available to those users.