For a short time, a Game Boy Advance emulator appeared in Apple’s App Store for $1.99. The emulator, which was disguised as a baby name generator application called “Awesome Baby Names,” made it possible to play Game Boy Advance games on an iPhone or iPod Touch without having to jailbreak the device. Don’t bother searching for Awesome Baby Names, as it has been rightfully removed today from the App Store and is no longer available for download. Are you itching to play Game Boy Advance titles? The Virtual Console service on Wii U will eventually offer Game Boy Advance games, so try to be patient!
Toward the end of last year, Square Enix registered a couple domain names – AllTheBravest.com and AllTheBravest.net – that left gamers hoping Bravely Default: Flying Fairy was on its way to the West. It turns out the domain names have nothing to do with the publisher’s Nintendo 3DS role-playing game. Instead, Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy: All The Bravest, an action role-playing game that pays tribute to the entire Final Fantasy series, for iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The iOS game releases tomorrow, January 17th, in the App Store and will cost $3.99.
Apple claimed that the iPod Touch is the worlds most popular gaming device during its press event which took place yesterday. It’s clear that it’s an extremely popular device amongst consumers, but the worlds most popular gaming device? I’m not too sure on that one.
“Not only is it the most popular music player in the world, but we’re excited to announce it’s now also the most popular portable game player in the world.”
– Apple CEO Tim Cook
Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America CEO, has responded to Apples criticisms claiming “The DS, with its dual screens, offers an experience that cannot be replicated on a smartphone.”