Category Archives: Rumors

I feel like we've been chewing this proverbial rumor cud for what feels like years now, but a big part of me really wants to believe that we're closer than ever to an Apple TV that can play games and a recent report by 9to5Mac hints at a new Apple TV on the way which could be the one. Rumors have been increasingly in strength lately in regards to a mid-2014 release of a new Apple TV, but this mention inside of a .plist in iOS 7 is the first we've seen of any kind of "official" confirmation:..

Rumor: Apple TV Adding Support for Games

January 23rd, 2014 1:03 PM EST by Jared Nelson in News, Rumors

Playing games through the Apple TV is something people have been clamoring for for a very long time, and according to a report from iLounge, it might just be happening. They've heard from "reliable industry sources" that a new update to Apple TV, possibly coming by March, will enable the downloading and playing of games. iLounge has also heard from developers who are currently working on options for using Bluetooth controllers with Apple's set-top box...

According to a report from Japanese news outlet the Nikkei, by way of Reuters and MacRumors, Microsoft is gearing up to release some of their classic gaming franchises on iOS and Android devices. This initiative will begin this year and it is said that the first title to grace our touchscreens will be the historical real-time strategy epic Age of Empires...

Is This The First "Made For iPhone" Controller?

We heard many (many) rumblings of actual "Made for iPhone" controllers being demonstrated behind closed doors at both WWDC and E3, so it'd only make sense in this brave new world of everyone walking around with a camera in their pocket that we'd get some spy shots of it. According to Kotaku, this is it:..

Oh, hey, did you know: a new Xbox is about to be announced today. At 10AM PST, Microsoft will finally reveal its next-generation console, putting to bed a lot of the rumors that have been swirling around. Will this new console completely embrace mobile? The Internet seems to think so, which is why we're pretty interested in what Microsoft has to show...

So, if you're not in the loop, get this: today, in New York, Sony is widely rumored to be announcing its next-generation console. We probably won't see the console or hear a price or even a firm release date. If we had to guess, we'd say that most of the event will revolve around sizzle reels and a whole bunch of talk about digital downloads and the "cloud" and the social functionality of the console. Who knows, though? Maybe Sony will unveil a new take on its PlayStation Plus service. Maybe it'll show off a bigger, more touch-friendly controller. Or maybe, just maybe, we'll hear about some new cross-compatibility features -- features that might let you use an iPhone or an iPad with the console. That's neat, right?..

Polytron's indie puzzle platformer Fez launched back in April on Xbox Live Arcade, and was featured prominently in the film Indie Game: The Movie. Shortly after it came out, we pondered on our podcast about if it would be possible to put Fez on the iOS platform, and a few months later we learned that Zynga had actually approached Polytron about porting the game to mobile platforms. Spoiler alert: Polytron declined...

We don't generally report on Apple rumors, as that's a job much better left to our sister site MacRumors, but things are firming up quite nicely on the new iPhone front. This morning, iMore revealed they've heard that the "iPhone 5" and will be released on September 21st following a media event on September 12th where the next iPhone and potentially even the rumored "mini" iPad will be revealed...

The folks over at XBLAFans have received a tip about a possible upcoming port of The Simpsons Arcade Game coming to Xbox Live Arcade, and if recent history is any indication, there's a good possibility that it could be coming to the App Store as well...

The Apple rumor scene is always on fire with speculation of all sorts, but two things of note popped up on the rumor mill that pertain to iOS gamers. First off, lately reports have been flowing in that the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have started a trial run to produce Apple's next generation processor. The A6 is suspected to be revealed in the second quarter of 2012 at the earliest, with a possible inclusion in the next generation iPad...

Square Enix is Possibly Bringing 'Final Fantasy III' to iOS

According to a post in our forums, Japanese blog Esuteru (はちま起稿) has obtained a scanned image from V-Jump magazine which claims that Square Enix is readying a port of Final Fantasy III for iOS in addition to their already announced Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions port which is due sometime this Spring. This is exciting news to say the least, but unfortunately I don't read Japanese and therefore am left with quite a few questions...

Before I get started with this, please take everything in this post with a grain of salt. The accuracy of the Apple rumors community historically has varied widely between spot on, and, well, about as good as the ancient art of Tyromancy. That being said, because of how secretive Apple as a company is, following these rumors sure is a lot of fun-- Regardless of whether or not they turn out to be true...

According to the folks at tech gadget site KnowYourMobile, yes it is. They have posted a video on YouTube showing a very playable version of the game running on iPhone, which they apparently caught a glimpse of during a visit to EA Mobile's offices in London. The video is shot from kind of far away, and doesn't really show a whole lot, but is unmistakably Mortal Kombat on an iPhone. As a huge fan of the 2D Mortal Kombat games, I would be immediately skeptical of controlling such a game with a touch screen, but the video shows a virtual stick and button setup that seems to perform pretty well, and the game is running at a decent speed...

We're not entirely sure what to make of this, but here's what we know so far:..

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