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APP WATCH: Minecraft, Virtual Legos In Your Phone

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The hit game "Minecraft" is a kind of virtual Lego set in which you break down your surroundings and build pretty much anything....
APP WATCH: Minecraft, Virtual Legos In Your Phone

OUYA ships early backer consoles, staggers delivery over the weeks ahead

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OUYA is true to its word: the company has confirmed to us that it's shipping the first units of its namesake game console to the many, many people who crowdfunded at a tier high enough to set aside a production system. If you've received a tracking notice, you should...
OUYA ships early backer consoles, staggers delivery over the weeks ahead
'Sword & Sworcery' composer Jim Guthrie releases first solo album in a decade
Grouper users no longer have to wait for a date with iPhone app launch

Google wants to build private airport terminal

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Google wants to fly. The Internet search leader with interests in advertising, mobile operating systems, self-driving cars and augmented reality glasses is seeking to get into the aviation game. Google plans to build an $82 million private airport terminal in San Jose, Calif., to accommodate its business jets. It...
Google wants to build private airport terminal

EA making progress fixing SimCity problems

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Electronic Arts isn't able to say Game On quite yet to all SimCity fans, but it says it has made "huge progress" fixing problems that tarnished the March 5 release. Its servers are now responding 40 times faster than at launch while the franchise is seeing reduced downtimes. While the server...
EA making progress fixing SimCity problems

Dishonored: The Knife Of Dunwall - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC; Bethesda; £6.80-£7.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewThe first story-driven downloadable content for Dishonored is The Knife Of Dunwall, putting you in the stealthy boots of Daud the assassin, the man responsible for killing the empress, thereby starting the whole dishonouring process. There are three...
Dishonored: The Knife Of Dunwall - review
Four elements, four buttons: 'Element4l' is a fun, atmospheric shape-shifter

Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1,000 online players

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This is about to ruin any hopes you had of a productive day. Bombermine, an unofficial version of SNES throwback, Super Bomberman, is a web-based gift that lets you face-off against up to 1,000 players in a single game. Borrowing the same scoresheet setup of a first-person shooter, you'll...
Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1,000 online players

Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

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The Kickstarter-funded, $99 device is expected to shake up the gaming industry. Ouya, the cube-shaped gaming console that won all its backing on Kickstarter, has started shipping units, reports the BBC. The system, which runs on Android, rapidly raised over $8 million in investment, and is expected to disrupt...
Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

Oculus Rift won't come bundled with Doom 3, credit or refund offered instead

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This news is likely to be a bit disappointing to some Oculus Rift backers. Project supporters were set to be rewarded with a copy of Doom 3: BFG Edition, which was to arrive bundled with each development kit. Unfortunately, it turns out that the device won't support the game...
Oculus Rift won't come bundled with Doom 3, credit or refund offered instead
First 'Ender's Game' footage revealed, teaser to debut in Google+ Hangout on May 7th

This Is Not a Joke.

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.@Dodgers May I sing nat’l anthem at a game? I’ve done it 3x in years past but my contact left. I’ve done @RedSox 4x. This is not a joke. – Comedian Rob Delaney, explaining how he ended up singing the national anthem at a Dodgers game this past weekend: “I...
This Is Not a Joke.
Seattle Museum Brings the Videogame Making Process to Life

11 killer games that will bring your PC to its knees

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So you've driven your PC into the ground, no doubt angering it the process. Why not even the score with some of the best PC games that will frustrate you to no end? Check them out and let us know what your favorite frustrating game is....
11 killer games that will bring your PC to its knees
Productivity App Wunderlist Is Launching A Paid, Pro Version Aimed At Business Users

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

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In an effort to sell television studios on his company's forthcoming Xbox One game console and media center, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer personally paid a visit to Hollywood last week.    ...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

Xbox project cofounder: Game-enabled Apple TV would "simply kill Playstation, Wii-U, and Xbox"

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A game-enabled Apple TV would quickly attract developers and likely kill off traditional consoles like the Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii, one of the original developers of the Xbox said on Wednesday....
Xbox project cofounder: Game-enabled Apple TV would "simply kill Playstation, Wii-U, and Xbox"

'Star Wars: Battlefront' revealed with intense Hoth combat trailer

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Star Wars: Battlefront has come back from the dead. A new title in the series is being developed over at EA DICE, where it'll hopefully have a better chance at seeing the light of day than under its last publisher. DICE will be starting fresh for its revived take...
'Star Wars: Battlefront' revealed with intense Hoth combat trailer

Like mobile model, a new Ouya every year

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The Android-based game console plans for annual hardware upgrades, an Ubuntu smartphone is arriving in October, and iOS users wait to try the Mailbox app. [Read more]...
Like mobile model, a new Ouya every year

AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

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Distil Networks closed a $1.8 million seed round of funding in January. It was raised over time, with participation from TechStars, and ff Venture Capital. Then the company raised another $200,000, this time not from names that you can recognize, but instead form a group of individual – don’t call...
AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

GTA V gets caught up in next-gen console talk

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The game, which is now slated to launch in September, could either be negatively affected by next-generation consoles, or take advantage of them. [Read more]...
GTA V gets caught up in next-gen console talk

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review

Unicorn Apocalypse Is Real And It Sucks

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Unicorn Apocalypse Is Real And It Sucks: Sarah Perez of TechCrunch on Samsung's fake-turned-real "Unicorn Apocalpyse" ads: And the whole point of the commercial series was that Samsung devices helped the Unicorn Apocalypse team work better together to make the game a success. So is the lasting takeaway from the...
Unicorn Apocalypse Is Real And It Sucks

Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'

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Valve's Gabe Newell said his company wasn't canceling any projects after a recent spate of layoffs, and it certainly sounds like the company's Steam Box initiative is still on track. The co-founder told the BBC that his company plans to hand out prototype units of the TV-friendly gaming PC...
Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'

This 5-Year-Old Kid Just Spent Over $2,500 In 5-Minute iPad App Buying Spree

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Wherein tiny digits cost a U.K. family big, big bucks. A 5-year-old child in the U.K. astonished and dismayed his parents after running up a bill of £1,710.43 (over $2,500) in just five minutes by making a sequence of expensive in-app purchases in an otherwise free iPad game. He...
This 5-Year-Old Kid Just Spent Over $2,500 In 5-Minute iPad App Buying Spree

East, West Meet in Mobile Game

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GungHo Online Entertainment of Japan and Supercell of Finland are working together. In "Puzzle & Dragons" from Gungho, players will encounter characters and themes from Supercell's "Clash of Clans."...
East, West Meet in Mobile Game

Moving From Static To Dynamic: Building Relationship-First Email Creative

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In the past, when email marketers noticed a drop in audience engagement, they would increase the volume of email sends, trying to win the attention deficit game by increasing frequency. But this strategy just doesn’t work anymore. With the increased usage of mobile devices, smart phones and... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Moving From Static To Dynamic: Building Relationship-First Email Creative

Awesome Stuff: Little Devices That Help You Out

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For this week's "Awesome Stuff" post I wasn't necessarily planning a "theme," but it seemed to mostly work out as one anyway: it's about three "little" devices that enable you to do more, but changing the way we deal with information in one way or another. This is a pretty...
Awesome Stuff: Little Devices That Help You Out

Crushing competition, Candy Crush creator crowns itself King

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In the wake of its No. 1 game's popularity, King.com revamps its brand and launches two more games and continues to fill the pipeline. [Read more]...
Crushing competition, Candy Crush creator crowns itself King
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