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Apple Introduces Portable Gaming To iPod

Apple Introduces Portable Gaming To iPod

September 12, 2006 | By Simon Carless

September 12, 2006 | By Simon Carless
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Apple has announced that it is launching video games for its popular iPod portable music and video player, downloadable directly from the iTunes Store, and including titles such as Tetris and Bejeweled.

According to the company, the iTunes Store now also offers $4.99 downloads of popular video games for fifth generation iPods, including Tetris, Mahjong and Mini Golf from Electronic Arts, Pac-Man from Namco Networks, Cubis 2 from FreshGames, Bejeweled and Zuma from PopCap, and Texas Hold'em and Vortex from Apple itself.

Alongside this, Apple introduced the latest iteration of the iPod, which is available in a 30GB model for $249 and an 80GB model, which holds up to 20,000 songs or 100 hours of video, for $349. It also revealed new versions of the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.

By moving into the casual downloadable game space, Apple is competing both peripherally with handhelds such as the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and DS (although the iPod's controls may not be as naturally suited to gaming as specific handheld devices).

However, this move means that it is more precisely competing with Microsoft's recently announced Zune handhelds, which will twin music and video playing with some possible game functionality in a similar manner to the iPod.


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