Mobile news roundup: Ouya details, iOS 6.1 issues and more

By Emanuel Maiberg Comment

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Feast or Famine arrives on iOS — X4 Games’ new action-platformer Feast or Famine launched on iOS this week. The game is set in the Netolithic era and has players hunting animals, while designed to look like a cave painting. An Android version of the game is expected to launch soon.


AppGratis surpasses 10 million users — App discovery firm AppGratis announced this week it’s secured over 10 million users worldwide, 3 million of which connect every day. The service regularly drives apps to receive between 500,000 and 1 million downloads, often sending apps into the top five positions on the iTunes App Store.


Disney Mobile gets in on the Valentine’s Day spirit — Disney Mobile is feeling the love, adding Valentine’s Day content to Where’s My Holiday? The free update gives players 12 limited-time levels filled with hearts to play.


Glu launches Dragon Storm – Mobile game developer Glu launched Dragon Storm for iOS, an MMO-style strategy game developed by Griptonite Games. In the game players build up their kingdoms, join up with or battle other players and play across multiple devices utilizing iCloud. You can find the game on the iTunes App Store here.


Ouya at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, GameStop for $99.99 in June – Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman told the Wall Street Journal that the people who funded the Android-based open console on Kickstarter will receive their units in March. Orders from Ouya’s official site will ship out in April, and the retail version will go on sale in June.


Animoca launches Robo5 exclusively through the Amazon Appstore – Cross-platform app publisher Animoca announced its previously released iOS game Robo5 is coming to Android, exclusively through Amazon’s Appstore. In the 3D-Action-Puzzle game, players control a tiny robot climbing from the bottom of a mountain of boxes all the way to the top. You can find the game here.


Sega launches After Burner Climax – Sega Europe announced that its bringing the classic arcade game After Burner to iOS. The action fighter jet game features 20 levels, a selection of aircraft and leaderboards. The game is a universal app, available from the iTunes App Store for $2.99.


Eros resmini joins Peter Relan in new stealth project – Former OpenFeint and GREE executive Eros Resmini is joining YouWeb founder Peter Relan as an “entrepreneur in residence,” working on an “undisclosed project that will reshape the startup growth landscape.” Details on the special project will emerge in the coming months.


Electronic Arts announces TMi Trivia for iOS — Games developer and publisher Electronic Arts announced that it will release a new trivia game for iOS, TMi Trivia, later this spring. Players will be invited to answer questions about themselves and their friends. TMi will then use that information to provide the player with question based on his interest. In addition, EA is partnering with Variety, SPIN, Celebuzz, and Fanhattan so the questions are also based on what’s trending on the web at the time.


Users report overheating and connectivity issues caused by iOS 6.1 – Several users in the discussion forums on Apple’s official website are reporting shorter battery life and overheating after they upgraded to iOS 6.1, which apple released in Jan. 28. As reported by MacRumors, UK carrier Vodafone has gone as far as to send texts to their users, warning them not to upgrade to the latest version of iOS if they have an iPhone 4 due to 3G performance issues.