updated 11:30 am EDT, Tue October 9, 2007
Texas Hold'em re-released
Apple today re-released its Texas Hold'em mini game to provide compatibility with the company's new third-generation iPod nano and revised iPod classic portable players. The game, which features seven tournaments starting from a modest $1,000 pot spanning through $2 million in potential winnings, features progressively difficult computer-controlled opponents who may or may not telegraph information about their hands. Players must learn to read each opponent's body language for signs of bluffing, and the game tracks a variety of statistics like the largest pots won and lost as well as the longest winning and losing streaks.
The $5 title includes an in-depth tutorial that explains the Texas Hold'em poker variant for players who don't know the rules, and allows users to pause the game at any time or display all of the possible hands in poker in descending order. Apple is offering Texas Hold'em via its iTunes Store, requiring Mac OS X 10.3.9 or Microsoft Windows 2000 or later to play.