Day: January 23, 2012

Indie Developers Rejoice, Microsoft Abolishes Patch Fees | Fez

Indie Developers Rejoice, Microsoft Abolishes Patch Fees | Fez Xbox removes one barrier for indie publishers — on the 360. In the latest console wars, one of the many things going against Microsoft is how they have treated independent game developers, both in terms of the past and the future. For now at least, they’re abolishing on the most hated policies — no more fees for 360 patches.  In the past, developers have discussed the pains of working with Microsoft, and specifically the patch payment system. Tim Schafer discussed why they prefer to work with open systems like Steam...

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What to expect from Apple’s iOS updates

What to expect from Apple’s iOS updates Small point updates to its mobile operating system often give Apple the chance to smooth the edges of its major releases, while adding a few smaller features here and there. iOS 4.1—announced last week to kick off Apple’s refresh of its iPod line – is different. This time around, Apple is putting a much greater emphasis on new features, including support for high dynamic range (HDR) photos, the new Game Center social network, iTunes TV rentals (in the US at least), and more. And if that’s not enough, the company also pulled...

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