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5 questions with Readdle, which means business on the iPad
Nexon's MapleStory returns to mobile with MapleStory Live

Tomb Raider interview: The apocalyptic art of Lara Croft

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Square Enix When Tomb Raider—the reboot of the game franchise with which it shares a name—came out earlier in March, many a column inch was devoted to Lara Croft's evolution from archaeological adventurer to concerningly capable killer. Rather fewer were given over to the use of apocalyptic artwork, invisible...
Tomb Raider interview: The apocalyptic art of Lara Croft

Pay $2 to promote your Facebook status?

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Foxconn confirms there is an Apple television in the works, the makers of Angry Birds have a new game franchise, and you may be able to pay Facebook to promote your status update. [Read more]...
Pay $2 to promote your Facebook status?

'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio to Publish Third-Party Games

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Rovio, the creator of the "Angry Birds" game franchise, said Tuesday it will further expand the scope of its business by publishing games made by third-party developers under its popular Rovio brand name....
'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio to Publish Third-Party Games
Ratchet and Clank hitting the big screen as an animated feature film

Microsoft licenses Age of Empires for iOS, Android versions

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A version of Microsoft's Age of Empires game franchise will be developed for iPhones and Android devices, the first time an official Microsoft title will be released for the mobile platforms....
Microsoft licenses Age of Empires for iOS, Android versions

Why the makers of Halo are splitting from Microsoft

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The studio that created the popular Halo video game franchise is leaving Microsoft (MSFT) to gain creative freedom, potentially delivering a blow to the software giant's image among gamers. Halo is the most popular software franchise for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, and it achieved $300 million in sales in the...
Why the makers of Halo are splitting from Microsoft

Pixowl Raises $1.2 Million to Expand "The Grub" Mobile Game Franchise

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San Francisco-based Pixowl said it will use the $1.2 million it has raised to continue developing mobile games that blend comic book art with stories. In particular, it’s focusing on developing “The Grub” franchise, after Doodle Grub was played by 8 million players worldwide. Investors include 500 Startups, Kima Ventures,...
Pixowl Raises $1.2 Million to Expand "The Grub" Mobile Game Franchise

6L cuts its development team as it focuses on third-party game publishing

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6L, the company formerly known as 6waves Lolapps, said today that it has laid off all of its development staff. The company was formed last year through the merger of Hong Kong-based 6waves and San Francisco-based Lolapps, the publisher of games such as Ravenwood Fair. 6waves focused on publishing third-party...
6L cuts its development team as it focuses on third-party game publishing

Playing The News: To Push Social Gaming Forward, Two New Startups Look To The Real World

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When most people think of social gaming, they likely think of Zynga and its flagship titles, like FarmVille and CityVille — or even Words With Friends. Yet, as Facebook social gaming matures (right along with mobile technology and platforms), we are starting to see studios begin to push the boundaries...
Playing The News: To Push Social Gaming Forward, Two New Startups Look To The Real World

Disney Finally Taps Into the Power of Tap Tap Revenge

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Disney has released the latest version of Tap Tap Revenge, more than a year after its last big release. So, what’s taken so long? Bart Decrem, the SVP and GM of Disney Mobile Games, said development took a back seat as the company worked on its overall mobile games strategy....
Disney Finally Taps Into the Power of Tap Tap Revenge
Contrary to popular belief, Call of Duty multiplayer engagement is still healthy (exclusive)

Metal Gear Coming to the Movies

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Solid Snake is coming to the big screen, as Konami aims to extend its game franchise into movies....
Metal Gear Coming to the Movies

Cliff Bleszinski quits Epic Games, leaves us with an Unreal feeling

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Fall must be the season for sea changes in the game industry. Just weeks after BioWare's founders retired, key Epic Games veteran and Design Director Cliff Bleszinski (known to many as just CliffyB) is hanging up his hat. He simply describes it as taking a "much needed break," which...
Cliff Bleszinski quits Epic Games, leaves us with an Unreal feeling

Angry Birds maker Rovio hires former EA exec Oskar Burman to head new Stockholm games studio

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Rovio, the Finnish company behind the hit game franchise Angry Birds and the recently released Amazing Alex, has appointed Oskar Burman, formerly the head of EA’s Easy Studios, as the new general manager of its Stockholm office. Burman notes on his Twitter feed that the new Stockholm studio is opening...
Angry Birds maker Rovio hires former EA exec Oskar Burman to head new Stockholm games studio

Metro, Madden, GameStop and more on this week's top PTAT gainers among games and toys pages

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The page for the THQ video game franchise, Metro, is this week’s top gainer among games and toys category. The page saw a huge increase for the week, with 874,094 people engaging with its page posts. The franchise has earned two of the top 10 spots on this week’s list with...
Metro, Madden, GameStop and more on this week's top PTAT gainers among games and toys pages
Making a mobile app immortal

WWE 13 - preview

www.guardian.co.uk
We take to the ring once again to face THQ's latest WWE brawler - and it looks to be a might contenderAnyone who cares about the WWE video game franchise knows two things. First, the best title the series has ever produced was 2003's WWE Smackdown! Here Comes The Pain,...
WWE 13 - preview
Halo 4 is the next chapter, not the next evolution (review)

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Marie Claire Runway 3, Football Week, After Burner Climax, Mailbox, Paddington Bear's Adventures, Dave, The Little Mermaid and moreA couple of days later than usual, it's time for our weekly roundup of the newest and most notable new apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.Apps and games are included, with...
30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

Rock Band creators team up with Disney for next-gen in 'Fantasia: Music Evolved,' headed to Xbox One / 360 in 2014

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The tattoo-laden, musically-inclined game developers behind Frequency, Amplitude, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central are taking on Disney's Fantasia, this morning announcing next-gen Kinect game Fantasia: Music Evolved. Like its last game franchise, Harmonix is keeping exclusive to Microsoft game consoles with Kinect -- the game is planned...
Rock Band creators team up with Disney for next-gen in 'Fantasia: Music Evolved,' headed to Xbox One / 360 in 2014

Halo 4 offers lessons on how to hand off a brand, CEO says

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Halo 4, the first major addition to the wildly popular video game franchise in five years, has been getting high marks from reviewers for deepening its storyline. Some are even calling it the best Halo title ever. Read full article >>...
Halo 4 offers lessons on how to hand off a brand, CEO says
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way

A virtual firing range to goose real sales

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Even for the gimmick-crazed ad world, the campaign for a new Playstation video game is likely to raise eyebrows. By Alex Konrad, reporter FORTUNE -- This Valentine's Day, thousands of people used their keyboards and web browsers not to buy flowers or forget-me-nots, but to aim and fire a machine...
A virtual firing range to goose real sales

Jolla co-founder: 'This isn't about us against emerging platforms. This is about us against Android.'

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Jolla, a Finnish startup that is reviving Nokia’s abandoned MeeGo platform through its new Linux-based mobile operating system Sailfish OS, unveiled its first smartphone today. The device, just called Jolla, is a peculiar beast that combines a dark, industrial top half aesthetic with a bright and colorful removable hardware shell. The...
Jolla co-founder: 'This isn't about us against emerging platforms. This is about us against Android.'

Heather Gordon as Elizabeth Hammer IS The next Lara Croft

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Watch out Lara Croft (Tomb Raider). Elizabeth Hammer is the next beautiful, intelligent, and athletic heroine to win the hearts of gamers worldwide, played by Harvard graduate Heather Gordon. Four years in the making, and finally Irrational Games’ “BioShock: Infinite” is now available. “BioShock: Infinite” is the latest installment of the...
Heather Gordon as Elizabeth Hammer IS The next Lara Croft

Shadowrun Returns ends Kickstarter campaign at $1.8M

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Jordan Weisman We’ve been having fun tracking the progress of Jordan Weisman’s Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun Returns, watching in amazement after it blew past its original $400,000 goal in 28 hours. Now, the Kickstarter campaign for the classic video game franchise has officially concluded. And while it was not the...
Shadowrun Returns ends Kickstarter campaign at $1.8M

Newsmakers 2012: The Oatmeal stirs up a crowd, twice

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Matthew Inman Webcomic artist Matthew Inman is known for his wicked and funny takes on modern life as The Oatmeal. But the Seattle resident made another mark in the tech world this year, by tapping into the power of crowdfunding to make a big impact — not once but twice....
Newsmakers 2012: The Oatmeal stirs up a crowd, twice

Pong is 40 years old and Atari offers indie developers $100K to bring it back to life

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Anyone who has ever played a video game is bound to know about the legend of the game “Pong”, which was the first game developed by the iconic gaming company Atari. The classic Pong is the most simple yet endearing video game ever to hit a screen of any size....
Pong is 40 years old and Atari offers indie developers $100K to bring it back to life
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