Skype removed from App Store in prep for all-new 5.0 for iPhone version
Although Skype continues to be a popular and widely-used service for Apple device owners, there is no shortage of complaints about the look of the app -- particularly the Mac version, which didn't cease when Microsoft took over development when it bought Skype. The company has now begun pulling the current version of Skype out of the iOS App Store as it begins to roll out the all-new version 5.0, which has specifically been created for iOS and the iPhone.
Indirect-control soccer game by HeroCraft launched
Herocraft has launched its indirect-control soccer (or 'football') game, FootLOL, for Mac. FootLOL has gamers use mines, shields, UFOs, cows, glue and many other items to protect one's players, and beat the opposing team. Featuring four planets, each with several types of playing field, users can play in tournament mode or multiplayer. FootLOL is available for $10 at the App Store.
Event labeled first "smart soccer match"
Adidas has announced that the 2012 AT&T Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be the first professional event to feature the miCoach team-tracking system. The miCoach system will enable soccer fans to view live data related to overall team performance and individual metrics from each player on the field.
New D-pad, button layout controls, gestures
Electronic Arts has brought their soccer game, FIFA '11, to the iPad -- featuring authentic teams and well-known player along with precision controls impossible on smaller screen sizes. Players can control the ball with 360-degree player movement and gesture-driven skill moves, and choose from over 500 teams.
Game features advanced aftertouch controls
Red 27 Studios has launched a new soccer game, Awesome Soccer for the Mac. The game features a control system that allows advanced aftertouch, allowing gamers to bend and swerve the ball in multiple directions on one kick. Gamers can choose from 12 preset competitions from around the world, while the developer promises more competitions will be added later for no additional cost.