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Developers Shifting Towards iPhone, Away from Wii

by Tyler Treat Feb 5, 2010 2:30 PM CST
filed under handhelds, industry, iphone, ipod, news, wii

A new report from Game Developer Research presented an interesting trend in the gaming industry. The survey revealed that the mobile side of the industry increased 25% last year in terms of development compared to the prior year's increase of 12%. More than doubling the amount of development taking place on the DS and PSP, roughly 75% of mobile developers are supporting the iPhone and iPod Touch.

At the same time, development for the Wii has dropped off a staggering 30% as studios are tending to embrace established IP's on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

"Like any other medium of entertainment, video game development is subject to change with the ebb and flow of the economy and any hot new trends, and this year’s survey continues to reflect this evolution," said Simon Carless, global brand director of Think Services Game Group. "The full, detailed survey document, with its plethora of raw data and wealth of insight, is an important resource for any industry-watchers looking to navigate the changing seas of the games industry."

[via Industry Gamers]

Rockstar Games Announces Beaterator for iPhone, iPod Touch

by Tyler Treat Dec 7, 2009 1:20 PM CST
filed under cool stuff, handhelds, iphone, ipod

beaterator

Rockstar games just announced Beaterator for the App Store for $4.99. Developed by Rockstar Leeds, Beaterator is a music creation app for the iPhone and iPod touch that has a deep, but simple functionality. Beaterator features thousands of loops and sounds made by both Timbaland and Rockstar. By transposing and layering these loops and adding effects from the Beaterator's effects suite, it allows users to make professional-level music at their fingertips in a format that's portable, accessible, and fun to use.

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