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Flurry: iPhone Games Are A $500 Million Industry In The U.S. And Taking Share

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If you look at the top paid and top grossing apps in the iTunes App Store, the Games category dominates. People pay for games, but exactly how much do they pay? A new report coming out later today from mobile app analytics company Flurry puts a number on the...
Flurry: iPhone Games Are A $500 Million Industry In The U.S. And Taking Share

The Walking Dead - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Telltale, cert: 18As suggested by the words "winner of 80 game of the year awards" emblazoned on its cover, Telltale's downloadable horror game The Walking Dead was a runaway success when originally released in episodic form last year. Here, for those who still enjoy owning hard copies...
The Walking Dead - review

Persona 4 Arena - review

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This Japanese 2D fighting game sequel is very different from its predecessor but just as impressivePersona 4 Arena's brand of 2D fighting is, at first glance, a far cry from its brilliant RPG forebear. Once players spend time with this intricately balanced and beautifully animated beat-'em-up though, they will discover...
Persona 4 Arena - review

Chatterbox: Friday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterIt's Friday, so those of you who've had to work for two days can now have two more days off again. Ah, the confusion of the festive season. There's only one way to get through it all and that's video...
Chatterbox: Friday

Chatterbox: Thursday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterWhat's going on today then? Anything to tell us about games?GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More...
Chatterbox: Thursday

Yakuza: Dead Souls – review

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PS3, Sega, cert: 18, out nowToshihiro Nagoshi's Yakuza series is huge in Japan, but has only a cult following in the west. Many thought Dead Souls would never be released in Britain, but it's a genuinely good thing that it has. Kamurocho, the fictional Tokyo district that has starred in...
Yakuza: Dead Souls – review

Chatterbox: Monday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterThe programmer Dan Salomon once wrote, "sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday's code". But whether you're still in bed, or you have managed to struggle into work,...
Chatterbox: Monday

The DeanBeat: Game industry predictions for 2013

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Even though I have a terrible track record for predicting the future, I find making predictions irresistible. It’s such an exciting time in the game industry that just about anything can happen. Things that I never thought would occur — such as Apple dominating in the sheer number of...
The DeanBeat: Game industry predictions for 2013

Street Fighter X Tekken – review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Capcom, cert: 12, out nowThe once-unthinkable crossover between Street Fighter and Tekken, the most popular 2D and 3D fighting games in the world, will actually be made twice, though Namco Bandai's half of the equation, Tekken X Street Fighter, remains without a release date.In the meantime, it's...
Street Fighter X Tekken – review
UQ Life Is A Gaming Platform For Personalized Self Discovery, Learning, And Development
Google promises a unified social and mobile game platform

Chatterbox: Tuesday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterWelcome to Tuesday's Chatterbox. Let's do what we're here for – let's chat about games.GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms...
Chatterbox: Tuesday
Nike Accelerator Spotlight: Chroma.io rewards exercise with customizable fighting robots

Autumn Dynasty; Bridge Constructor – review

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£4.99, iPad, BulkyPix; £1.99, iOS, Headup GamesThe iPad's touch-screen and HD display make it a good fit for real-time strategy games, so it's nice to see developers taking advantage. Autumn Dynasty (£4.99, iPad, BulkyPix) eschews graphical supremacy and hi-tech weaponry in favour of storybook battles created in a beautiful, hand‑drawn...
Autumn Dynasty; Bridge Constructor – review

Chatterbox: Thursday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterIt's the first day of March – why not celebrate by spending the whole day chatting about games?GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject...
Chatterbox: Thursday

Shifting World - review

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Nintendo 3DS, Rising Star, cert: 3If the Shifting World title sounds familiar, it is because the 2D platforming game started life as a range of cult browser titles, playable on the internet. Back in 2008 that series was named Shift, and charmed many who stumbled upon its stark monochrome visuals...
Shifting World - review

Retro games round-up

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Sound Shapes (PS3, PS Vita); Flip the Core (Nintendo DS, 3DS), Android Nim (PC, Mac)Retro games continue to jostle for attention with glossy modern blockbusters, demonstrating that there is still as much interest in simple, accessible gameplay as there is in photorealistic 100-hour long adventures. But there is another take...
Retro games round-up

PlayStation 4 is Code-Named 'Orbis,' May Restrict Second-Hand Games

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Games for Sony's next-generation console would be accessible only on brand new discs or as downloads from the PlayStation Network, according to a report....
PlayStation 4 is Code-Named 'Orbis,' May Restrict Second-Hand Games

Xbox One: five key points you need to know

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Microsoft has unveiled its new generation of games console - but what else can it do, and when can you buy one?1. What exactly is the Xbox One?It's the latest games console from Microsoft, announced at an elaborate event co-hosted in Seattle and London this week. It's the first new...
Xbox One: five key points you need to know

Fifa 13 - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, EA, cert 3The explosion of smartphone titles such as Flick Kick Football and New Star Soccer have made football games more accessible than ever, opening the genre to audiences likely to balk at the convoluted menus and realistic gameplay of Fifa. But for the full...
Fifa 13 - review

Tour de France 2012 - review

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PS3, Ubisoft, cert: 3, out nowThe future wears Lycra, or at least it would seem that way as British cycling scales yet new peaks. As you read this, grown men and women are out on the road pretending to be Bradley Wiggins or Mark Cavendish, before spinning home to watch...
Tour de France 2012 - review

Ace of Spades - review

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PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review

Skulls of the Shogun - review

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Xbox 360, XBLA, Microsoft, cert: 7General Akamoto is angry. Fresh from being murdered by one of his samurai, he turns up for the afterlife to discover a massive queue to get in. So he does what any wronged general would, and recruits warriors to jump the queue and enact his...
Skulls of the Shogun - review

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Electronic Arts, cert: 15, out nowAs an expansive, high-fantasy RPG set in a sprawling world, Reckoning naturally invites comparison with Skyrim, and even the game's developers have acknowledged Bethesda's epic as a threat. But Reckoning is by no means an open world – its series of hubs...
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – review

Chatterbox: Wednesday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterCongratulations, you've made it to the middle of the working week. Now celebrate by spending the day with us, chatting about games!GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of...
Chatterbox: Wednesday

Under the Hood of the HTC Evo [Evo]

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Dissecting the HTC Evo revealed no great secrets other than that it's very easy to disassemble, which will make it easy to replace broken glass screens. In terms of random factoids? There's a wetness indicator on the battery. [ifixit] More » Video Games - Games - Racing - Driving and...
Under the Hood of the HTC Evo [Evo]

Puddle – review

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Xbox 360, PS3 download, Konami, cert: 3, out: nowPuzzle game Puddle asks nothing more of the player than to guide a small body of fluid into a goal by tilting each 2D level left and right and allowing gravity to do its thing. In reality, navigating Puddle's winding mazes and obstacles is remarkably...
Puddle – review

Dys4ia; Roar Rampage; Dude, Where's My Planet? – review

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Will Freeman rounds up the best new games for your browserWhile the recently released Doctor Who: Worlds in Time online multiplayer game proved that the diminutive browser window can play host to ambitious, glossy and sprawling adventures, it is on the fringes of the games development scene that the most exciting...
Dys4ia; Roar Rampage; Dude, Where's My Planet? – review

Diablo 3 – review

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PC, Mac, Blizzard, cert: 15, out nowThere was no excuse for the shambolic launch of Diablo III. It was the most widely awaited PC game in, oh, ages – we know this because developer Blizzard Entertainment mentioned "2 million pre-orders" in passing. So the protracted meltdown suffered by the company's servers...
Diablo 3 – review
Game designers and Rockefeller Foundation attack poverty with fun
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