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True Mac gaming coming to an iPhone/iPod touch near you!


Patents approved to Apple today clue in on intentions of getting gaming serious on the touch platforms. TheMNT has speculated a DS/PSP competitor in the iPhone/iPod touch for a while, and these filings only solidify the fact.

The lengthy patent touches (pun =P) on quite a few “input methods for gaming” including music/tapping gaming (iPod Hero anyone?), as well as hints to first-person shooter type interfaces. Maybe with Bungie’s recent departure with Microsoft, the known Mac guys will be bringing a Marathon for the devices? Or a port of the now known DS version of Halo: Combat Evolved?

Also reported on Ars Technica.


December 7, 2007 - Posted by | Apple News, Gaming News


  1. Hey Dustin again, have you heard of tap tap revolution for the jail broke iPhones. It’s pretty much just what you called iPod Hero.

    Comment by Dustin | December 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. Yeah, Dustin, I’ve heard of it, but never tried it (got rid of the iPhones recently and about to get an iPod touch, so soon I can!).

    Anyway, I’m really looking forward to the possibility of REAL gaming on the platform. Hopefully some DS ports and original content from other game developers (Bungie please!).

    Comment by Christopher Glisson | December 8, 2007 | Reply

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