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iPad Gaming Coming to a TV Near You

There’s a whole lotta ruckus surrounding the fabulous iPad/iPhone game The Incident of late. With the recent release of the of Version 1.2 of the The Incident, The game’s developer Matt Comi gave giddy players the ability to control all of the action on their iPad screen by using their iPhone or iPod touch. If that wasn’t enough awesome sauce for you, then you’ll be thrilled to hear about the second generous helping he has planned: With the release of Version 1.3 of the application, gamers will be able to get their pew-pew fix on an even larger scale as the incident will be playable on TVs and monitors via a direct iPad connection.

Yeah, we’re kinda excited.

While Comi doesn’t reveal exactly how he’s managed to get his game up and running on an HDTV at the same time as he controls it with another iOS device, it all bodes well for the future of iOS gaming. With so much talk of late surrounding whether or not the latest iteration of Apple TV could act as another portal to the constantly growing world of iOS applications in conjunction with what we’re seeing from The Incident, it may only be a matter of time before we see any number of popular applications make the jump from our iOS powered devices to the big screens of living rooms everywhere.

Hey Nintendo: Remember back when you mentioned that Apple was the “enemy of the future“? Yeah, Cupertino’s coming for you. Big time.


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NHL GameCenter Live Coming Soon To an iPad Near You


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Granted the sporting world may be focused on the start of the upcoming World Series, or an NFL season that’s in full swing, but the NHL season is also underway. With that, iPad puck fans can look forward in the near future to being able to watch live games on their devices.  The NHL had also been one of the first pro sports leagues to optimize their site for the iPad.

Perry Cooper, senior VP of digital media for the NHL spoke with Multichannel News saying that the league’s young, affluent fanbase are poised to take full advantage of its mobile web offerings.  According to Scarborough Research, NHL fans are more likely to own smartphones than fans of any other major professional sport.

“It really serves every aspect and segment of our fan and it allows us the opportunity to upgrade and matriculate people to a more robust experience,” Cooper said.

The league currently maintains three NHL GameCenter apps – which can vary anywhere from free options to subscriptions – and can allow fans the chance to stream live games, view in-game highlights and get access to other NHL content on devices like the BlackBerry, iPhone/iPod touch and Nokia handsets, and the iPad.

The free portion provides live scores; live in-game stats for each team and player; a full-season schedule; standings, player profiles, archived results and stats for the current season, searchable content and a personalized experience.

If you’re thirsting for something a bit more, NHL GameCenter Premium is available on the iPad for .95, which offers up video highlights, condensed games and live game audio in addition to everything found in the free edition.  Unfortunately, NHL GameCenter Live is only available in the U.S. for Verizon Wireless users, due to contractual obligations that the league has.  That version allows users to stream live video of games.  Perhaps iPhone users won’t be out in the cold if we ever see that Verizon version, hmmm?

But just the same, according to league officials, GameCenter Live is going to be due out later this year for the iPad!  Presumably it will come at a cost, but if you live out of the state of your favorite team, it could certainly be worth it!

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Rotten Tomatoes Coming To A Facebook Near You


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In an idea that you knew probably had to happen sooner or later, it appears the social network everyone loves to hate (or hates to love?) is planning on integrating with Rotten Tomatoes.  You’ll now be able to see the reviews most relevant to you, search for friends, and the like, according to the Facebook Blog.

Once you’re logged into Facebook, Rotten Tomatoes will wind up becoming personalized upon your jumping to the site.  With instant personalization, you get to see your pals’ reviews right away, in addition to the movies that they’ve recently liked or wouldn’t mind seeing, as well as some recommended viewing based on the movies that you’ve liked or reviewed through the web.  You’ll now get to see reviews from both professional critics and your friends all in the same spot.

For those wondering about those rascally privacy issues, you only bring the public parts of your profile to Rotten Tomatoes so that they can set up the experience for you. 

If you’re interested in possibly learning more about what’s to come, check out the video here.

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