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Head to Head Parrot AR.Drone Shooter Game En Route to iPhone for November 26

Ok, this is reminding me that the toys of my youth were significantly less awesome than what’s on the market today. Per Touch Arcade, a new game is in the works for the super-awesome Parrot AR Drone Wi-Fi quadricopter. The app, known as AR. Pursuit, will function as a “two-player pursuit game” that will have a duo of AR.Drone-equipped people shooting it out in a digital space while flying their Drones in the real world.

Here’s how it works: the game uses the Drone’s front-facing cameras and renders in bullets and missiles when players choose to fire. To avoid game-death, players will need to maneuver their drones in various directions, hiding and assaulting their opponent as needed.

The game, which will hit on November 26 and retail for .99, can be played indoors and outside, provided a stable Wi-Fi connection can be accessed. Parrot recommends that you use those indoor stickers if you plan to play indoors, and obviously you’ll want to pick a place that’s large enough to move a radio-controlled craft around in.

Since a picture’s worth a thousand words, take a gander at the video:


It's Game On for Quake 3 Arena on Jailbroken iPads

Wireless syncing, applications that turn your iPhone into a WiFi hotspot, Facetime calls over 3G–when it comes to rocking an iPhone, it seems that jailbreakers get to have all the fun. As of this morning, iOS device users that have opted not to tinker with their Apple devices have another reason to pout with word reaching us that jailbroken iPads will soon be able to play a very pretty-looking version of Quake 3 Arena.

According to Gizmodo, developer Alexander Pick has been busying putting together a very playable version of Quake 3 Arena that runs circles around the glitch-filled iPhone version a few years back. Pick’s port of the game supports 1024×768 graphics, iTunes integration for file sharing (which is awesome news if the game supports anything resembling mods or skins), a downloadable high resolution texture pack and onscreen movement controls. As we speak, Pick is looking for a method of allowing access to a Bluetooth keyboard so that your Quake 3 Arena fueled frag-fest will be all that and a bag of potato chips.

If all goes according to plan, Alexander Pick’s work up of Quake 3 Arena should be available via the Cydia App Store by the end of the day.


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Telltale Announces Release Date for Back to the Future Game

Telltale Games has announced that it will release Back to the Future: The Game for the PC and Mac soon after the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on October 26. Great scott, that’s tomorrow! 

Fans can pre-order the game today at The pre-order includes a free copy of Telltale’s Puzzle Agent and a pass into the special pre-release insider forum at Telltale’s site to chat with the developers of the game. The company will also donate of each pre-order to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

“We’re very excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Back to the Future franchise with a completely new adventure,” said Dan Connors CEO Telltale Games.  “It’s been an amazing experience to be part of reuniting Marty McFly and Doc Brown on their continuing quest.  Back to the Future fans will have a great time helping to control the integrity of the space-time continuum.”

The release date for the iPad and Playstation 3 versions will be announced later.

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Game Center Badges Coming to iOS 4.2

Figuring out which games are available for Game Center can be tough. Fortunately, Game Center compatbility-badges are coming to the App Store in iOS 4.2, so you’ll know exactly which games offer Game Center achievements while you’re shopping around.

Well, this will certainly make things a bit easier.

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Fruit Ninja Updated for Game Center, Banana Mode Coming Soon

The Fruit Ninja 1.4 update was released to the App Store today, adding multiplayer support for Game Center. Battle your friends and enemies in an all new network multiplayer mode that throws blue fruits and red fruits at your screen. Slice away at your blue fruit while avoiding your opponents red fruit. The regular rules of the game still apply in multiplayer mode, such as bonuses and combo fruits.

In addition, Halfbrick, the developer of Fruit Ninja, announced that a new secret Banana mode is nearing completion and when it’s release it will add new leaderboards and achievements.

If you have Fruit Ninja on your iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 4.1, you can download this update for free by going to the App Store (on your device) and clicking Updates.

You can learn more about Game Center multiplayer by checking out our Complete Guide to Game Center on iOS.

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Game Center Goes Live, Ms. PAC-MAN Gobbles First Spot

With the release of iOS 4.1 today, many are scrambling to download and play Game Center games with their non-iPhone 3G using friends. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of games to choose from right now, but a member on the Touch Arcade Forums is documenting the approved games as they become available in iTunes.

Currently there are 28 games that have announced support for Game Center, but only one has been approved as of now: Ms. PAC-MAN [iTunes Link]. Currently, Ms. PAC-MAN supports Game Center’s achivements and leaderboards. With this you can show off your high score with friends and earn achivement points.

As you may know, Game Center gives games the ability to have multi-player modes, VoIP, leader boards, achievements, and more.

Stay tuned to Mac|Life for more information on Game Center and newly release games.

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Game Center Games and Their Features

So you got Game Center on your iOS device. Now you have a fancy account. Now which games are available and what are their Game Center Features? We’re diggin through the App Store and trying to get the most up to date information.

The first thing everyone is asking us is, “What games are multiplayer?” So we’ve listed those games first.



Enigmo – Leaderboard /Achievements / Multiplayer

Field Fencer – Achievements / Multiplayer

Cro-Mag Rally – Leaderboard / Achievements / Multiplayer

WordsworthLeaderboard / Achievements / Multiplayer

Nanosaur 2 – Leaderboard / Achievements / Multiplayer

Adrenaline Golf Online – Leaderboard / Multiplayer*

GraalOnline classic+ – Leaderboard / Multiplayer*


*double checking multiplayer feature

The Rest


Zen Bound 2Achievements 

Farmville  – Leaderboards / Achievements

Touchgrind – Leaderboards / Achievements

Ms. PAC-MAN – Leaderboard/Achivements

Flight Control – Leader Board/Schievements

Icarus-X – Leaderboards / achievements

Worldy Wings – Leaderboards / Achivements

Megaplex Madness – Leaderboards / Achivements

PAC-MAN – Leaderboards / Achivements

Cocoto Magic Circus – Leaderboards 

Cannon Challenge 2


Isaac Newton’s Gravity


Apple has added a Game Center page to the App Store. Check it out.


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Get a Peek Inside the Minds of Valve's Game Gurus

We love Valve, and we love them even more now that their games are available for us Mac users. But do you know who loves Valve even more than we do? Our sister magazine and cubicle neighbors, PC Gamer. This week, the crew is publishing up six different interviews they’ve had with the Valve team, with the first discussion in their series detailing the game publisher’s strategies for the future, as well as why they’ve given us hats for our beloved Team Fortress 2 characters (this editor usually plays Pyro).

Follow the link to read PCG’s interview with Valve MD Gabe Newell, project manager Erik Johnson, and marketing director Doug Lombardi. And then stayed tuned this week for the rest of their fabulous interviews. 

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Epic Games Announces New iOS Game Based on Unreal Engine [Updated]

Epic Games has announced that it is releasing a new game on Game Center that runs on the fabled Unreal Engine. The new game is currently in development under the code name Project Sword. The 3D game is an action-packed role playing adventure that runs in real time. The protagonist will be able to engage in sword battles and use neat swipe controls to get around the levels. The game includes intricate levels of detail that uses the same lighting and motion techniques in movie CGI.

The game will also include the social networking integration of Game Center, including invites and achievements.

[Updated] The free demo [iTunes link] is now available in the iTunes App Store.

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