The reasoning behind the removal is said to have been due to Disney and Lucasfilm wanting to focus on other Star Wars titles, with developer Nimblebit rather worryingly not alerted to this decision until after the game was gone. Slingshot Racing was a one-finger racer of uncommon quality. with 4 comments, Sep 22, 2020 the whole card-battling thing years before Card Crawl, Hearthstone and Slay the Spire. The temporary license that allowed Huawei to continue doing business with U.S. companies also expired last week. The authoritative voice on technology trends, gadget shootouts, and geeky life hacks you never knew you could live without. One of the finest shoot-'em-ups ever to hit the App Store, Space Invaders Infinity Gene was a true App Store original made explicitly for phones. is part of the SPH Magazines Men's and Special Interest Network, Page 1 of 1 - Apple has removed more than 47,000 games from the Chinese App Store, *Scape and Twitch's new initiative will support over 300 youth content creators, Two Malaysians charged for international hacking crimes are online game store directors, Microsoft has revealed accessories for Xbox Series X including a blue controller, Microsoft has acquired Bethesda Softworks and its games for US$7.5 billion, Apple accuses Epic of using the ongoing lawsuit to stir up interest for Fortnite, In Pictures: Secretlab League of Legends Champion Ahri Edition gaming chair. Games are removed from the App Store for all sorts of reasons. At any given point you must have a wishlist of at least a dozen or two that you're waiting to go on sale or, better yet, free. Just a few hours before the termination, the Cupertino firm today highlighted an update coming to Fortnite alternative, PUBG. © Since 2000 Neowin LLC. Criticism as ‘Fortnite’ game removed from Apple, Google app store. Google too followed the Cupertino giant and removed the app from the Play Store. Despite its obvious intention of being a thought-provoking satire, the nature and setting of the game proved too much for Apple, who was "uncomfortable selling a game based around the theme of running a sweatshop.". The United States has made big moves against Chinese businesses lately, opting to ban TikTok and WeChat. Vietnamese tax issues? Illegal or immoral content, expired licenses, backdoor hacks - you name it. with 16 comments, 23 hours ago The genius of the game was how it evolved as you played it, from wireframe blockiness to free-wheeling blaster. As promised, the iPhone company today has terminated Epic Game’s developer account, which does not include the Unreal Engine, complying with the court orders. Won't someone please think of the children!? Harassment? PUBG Mobile VS PUBG Console - which is the best version to play? While it proved humourous to many, it probably wasn't quite so much fun for concerned parents. Humbug! According to a report by The Information, this might be part of China’s attempts to close loopholes that Apple has exploited to operate in the country.. The following codes can be used in comments. RedLynx is still around - albeit now owned by Ubisoft - so we retain the faintest hope of a DrawRace 3. For a brief while, everyone could run arcade games on their iPad. Please enter your reason for reporting this comment. Sadly, you may never hear the legendary, ever-quotable final boss fight with Magneto on your iPhone again. 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By subscribing, you indicate that you have read & understood the SPH's, M1 launches 5G network, 5G Booster Packs starting at S$15 for 25GB, This kaleidoscopic wonder is the new G-Shock MTG-B1000VL "Volcanic Lightning" (Updated), Apple said to hold an iPhone event on 13 October, New iPad Air could come in March 2021, possible iPad Pro update next month, ZTE gears up for the launch of its 5G-ready, under-display camera smartphone. Apple has removed more than 47,000 apps from the Chinese App Store earlier this month. It was a racing game, but one where you sketched out a racing line for your little rally cars to follow. A lack of post-iOS 11 updates finally did it in. Google removed Paytm from the Play store due to policy violations. The termination of the account means that other games and apps from Epic, including Battle Breakers and the Infinity Blade apps have also been removed from the App Store. Another Marvel game, though this time an X-Men focused arcade beat 'em up straight out of the '90s.