Bing unleashes two new iPhone game applications

By Tom Warren, on 20th Dec 10 8:48 pm with 10 Comments

Microsoft has released two new iPhone game apps today and an Android music streaming application.

The “decision engine” has revealed the holiday themed applications in time for Christmas. The first application, named Snowboard Hero, is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners. The game allows you to snowboard on four steep runs. The second application, named Powerboat Challenge, is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners. The game is a simple powerboat challenge that allows players to complete courses and upgrade their boats to bigger engines.

Microsoft has also developed an Android application that streams 100 different holiday tunes. The application is available until January 2, 2011. Although iOS and Android are covered, the software giant seems to have completely forgotten about Windows Phone 7. The applications are available on rival platforms but not Microsoft’s own. Some commenters on Microsoft’s Bing blog pointed out the admission. “Where is the WP7 stuff??? Kind of ironic that I need to own an Apple product to use a Microsoft one” wrote one, “Where’s the WP7 love…kinda feelin’ left out,” wrote another.

To see the iOS games in action, check the video out below.

  • http://twitter.com/williamtm/ WilliamTM

    Are these US only? I can’t seem to get to them on the iTunes store. :(

    Just gives an error for me, but not the usual “these aren’t available in your country”.

    • Tom W

      Yes these are U.S. only unfortunately.

    • http://twitter.com/williamtm/ WilliamTM

      How irritating. :(

  • Anonymous

    Why is it Bing releasing them?

    • http://twitter.com/mackenziepricee mackenziepricee

      They arent. They juts sponsor the developer.

  • Anonymous

    So, Microsoft are doing a Google and releasing the good stuff they make on competing platforms.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    • http://twitter.com/mackenziepricee mackenziepricee

      They just sponsor the game. It is called MARKETING.

  • http://twitter.com/mayor4reel martins

    stupid…this is utter nonsense…microsoft is polishing other platforms while ignoring its own..Gosh I wish I can understand how the employees at microsoft think…their mentality is just stupid. they spend millions on advertising a mobile os the dont support(their own) while supporting others’ oses. wp7 might just be heading the kin way..good luck to current wp7 owners

    • http://twitter.com/mackenziepricee mackenziepricee

      You taken a look at the Windows Phone Marketplace lately? You will find most Xbox LIVE games are made by Microsoft.

  • http://twitter.com/mackenziepricee mackenziepricee

    Don’t understand why people are getting so up in arms about this.

    First of all Bing are only sponsoring the games. Secondly it makes sense to release it on iOS and Android as both of them have huge userbases.

    If people are saying Microsoft isnt releasing things to there own platform maybe they should check out the Xbox LIVE section of the Windows Phone Marketplace. Basically every app is Microsoft Game Studios.