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Mobile game studios and big publishers talk strategy

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This sponsored post is produced by FC Business Intelligence. Mobile gaming has exploded this year. The latest figures show over 135 billion people playing at least one hour of games per month on a smartphone or tablet and the huge growth shows no sign of slowing down. But grabbing a slice...
Mobile game studios and big publishers talk strategy

Whale Hunting: Facebook Hooks 1st-Time Buyers With $5 Of Game Credits For $1

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Only about 5% Facebook gamers pay to play freemium games. If Facebook could up this percentage, it and its third-party app developers could make a lot more money. That’s the idea behind a new promotion Facebook announced today where those who’ve never bought Facebook Credits virtual currency before will be offered...
Whale Hunting: Facebook Hooks 1st-Time Buyers With $5 Of Game Credits For $1
Xbox One Makes The Console Gaming Experience Less Lonely

GameStop's Kongregate to invest $10M in mobile game developers

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The world’s biggest game retailer GameStop is building more bridges into the digital realm, as its Kongregate division announced it will invest $10 million into mobile game developers. Like other companies that are expanding from the web to mobile, Kongregate is using a familiar tactic of buying the love...
GameStop's Kongregate to invest $10M in mobile game developers

What's Coming Soon to a Smartphone Near You (Video)

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What surprises can we expect to see in the next generation of smartphones and tablets? One way to answer that question is to visit the companies that make the chips that will power those mobile devices. AllThingsD did that earlier this month, traveling to Qualcomm’s hometown of San Diego. Among...
What's Coming Soon to a Smartphone Near You (Video)

AMD Eyefinity Multi-Monitor for Gaming

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AMD Eyefinity Multi-Monitor for Gaming is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedPlaying games is fun, but sometimes one screen is just not enough. Wouldn’t you have a much better experience if you were using three screens? With...
AMD Eyefinity Multi-Monitor for Gaming

Duo Gamer to release wireless game controller for iDevices

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Today Duo Gamer announced “Gamer Controller” for Apple iDevices. The game controller will attempt to bring a more console-esque gaming experience to mobile Apple devices. The controller connects via bluetooth allowing the user to “kick-back” and really settle into their gaming session. Duo Gamer partnered with Gameloft on this project...
Duo Gamer to release wireless game controller for iDevices

Could PC gaming make a comeback?

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The moribund PC market could use a jolt. A lull in the life-cycle of the Playstation, Xbox and Wii may do just that. By Peter Suciu, contributor FORTUNE -- With no replacement for Microsoft's Xbox 360 or Sony's PlayStation 3 coming this year, PC games could see a resurgence and...
Could PC gaming make a comeback?

Moga game controller attempts to bring console gaming experience to mobile

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Mobile games are becoming increasingly  more powerful with high fidelity graphics and home console-like gameplay, but lack the controls akin to home consoles. PowerA attempts to bring improved control to mobile games with its Moga controller attachment for Android smartphones. We recently sat down with PowerA for a hands-on demo with...
Moga game controller attempts to bring console gaming experience to mobile

Mobile juggernaut Kiip gets rewarded with an $11M Series B round led by Relay Ventures

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Co-founder and CEO of Kiip, Brian Wong, told me that a round of funding was fantastic news by his standards, but he and the company are laser-focused on revolutionizing mobile advertising for all parties involved. He meant it. Today, mobile rewards leader Kiip announced an $11 million Series B round...
Mobile juggernaut Kiip gets rewarded with an $11M Series B round led by Relay Ventures

How do the Xbox One and PS4 controllers stack up?

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Now that both Sony and Microsoft have had big coming out events for the next-gen consoles, the public finally has a real understanding of what we'll be holding for the next few years. Neither controller is extraordinarily different from the current generation, but they both have refined and tweaked core...
How do the Xbox One and PS4 controllers stack up?

Race to win on big and small screens with Chrome Super Sync Sports

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Smartphones and tablets are great for all sorts of games, and lately we've been thinking about new ways to play. Chrome Super Sync Sports is a new Chrome Experiment that uses the unique features of mobile devices to create a new gaming experience on big and small screens. In this...
Race to win on big and small screens with Chrome Super Sync Sports

Sony Adding DualShock 3 Controller Support To Xperia Devices

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Sony appears to be gearing up to offer native DualShock 3 controller support in upcoming Xperia handsets, according to Xperia Blog. The addition of functionality was found in a Sony Xperia SP phone (which has yet to be officially released), and allows a user to connect a PS3 controller...
Sony Adding DualShock 3 Controller Support To Xperia Devices

11-year-old pilfers $3,000 to finance gaming, report says

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A Chinese boy is so in need of enhancing his gaming experience that he allegedly steals cash from beneath the bed of one of his mother's tenants. [Read more]...
11-year-old pilfers $3,000 to finance gaming, report says

Sega Goes Nuclear On YouTube Videos Of Old Shining Force Game

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Sega has a history of being less than friendly to their fans and customers. Recall that they were unable to respond to one customer's concerns about SOPA, other than to ramble on about reboots and hard resets. Then there was their DRM fiasco when an iteration of their popular Football...
Sega Goes Nuclear On YouTube Videos Of Old Shining Force Game

Nintendo’s answer to Xbox Live is finally confirmed: Nintendo Network

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Announced during an investor’s program, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has finally confirmed the Nintendo Network, stating that an online infrastructure is already in place for the upcoming service. The Nintendo Network will exist for both the Nintendo 3DS and the upcoming Wii U, and should become an interesting competitor since it functions for both...
Nintendo’s answer to Xbox Live is finally confirmed: Nintendo Network
You don't know how lucky you are: Stop complaining about in-app purchases
Solid-state revolution: in-depth on how SSDs really work

Sony will turn iOS and Android devices into PS4 second screens with upcoming 'PlayStation App'

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Sony surprised the world by managing to somehow not show off the upcoming PlayStation 4 when it announced the new platform at a press conference today, but the games giant has revealed a range of interesting second screen support. The new console will tap into the PS Vita, iPhone, iPad or Android...
Sony will turn iOS and Android devices into PS4 second screens with upcoming 'PlayStation App'

Developers are hesitating with investments in Windows Phone 8 games

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Microsoft has promised that awesome games will run on Windows Phone 8 smartphones. It will be interesting to see more and more games with eye-popping 3D graphics that you normally see only on PCs or tablets. But while Microsoft’s approach of getting the same touchscreen-based games on smartphones, tablets...
Developers are hesitating with investments in Windows Phone 8 games

Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

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For many years, Ubisoft has been the go-to company for stories about DRM gone horribly wrong. They really seemed to believe that always-on DRM actually does something to stop piracy. That was followed with story after story after story of Ubisoft doing things that harm only paying customers and generally...
Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

19 year-old entrepreneur takes aim at gaming hardware with second startup

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At 19 years old, Connor Zwick has earned admission to Harvard, a Thiel Fellowship, acceptance into Y Combinator and a place on Kickstarter. The one thing he’s waiting for? A successful launch of his newest company. Zwick and his co-founder, fellow Harvard drop-out Colton Gyulay, are on Monday launching their newest...
19 year-old entrepreneur takes aim at gaming hardware with second startup

Big Fish Games launches casual cloud gaming service for TVs, mobile, and PCs

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Big Fish Games unveiled a live version of its Big Fish Unlimited casual gaming experience today. The company showed off the new service at the Casual Connect game conference in Seattle today. Will O’Brien, general manager of Big Fish Unlimited, showed off the Grim Tales: The Bride game on the cloud...
Big Fish Games launches casual cloud gaming service for TVs, mobile, and PCs

Amazon Releases First Social Game Living Classics

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Amazon released its first social game today, Living Classics, out of the company’s Amazon Game Studios. The free game features a family of foxes that have wandered into active illustrations of their favorite books, like Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and King Arthur. Amazon invites users to “explore...
Amazon Releases First Social Game Living Classics
We try Nvidia's GeForce Experience, a tool to automatically optimize PC game settings

The fastest Android gaming tablets

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Which Android tablets provide the smoothest gaming experience? CNET Labs delves deep to find out. [Read more]...
The fastest Android gaming tablets

Appvetica turns the iPhone and iPod Touch into a controller for Wii-like iPad gaming

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While there’s no doubt that tablets are becoming a huge market for gaming, the touch screen interface provides a number issues for both gamers, who want a quality experience, and developers who have to adapt to a control-pad-free environment. However, one Polish startup is giving developers the tools to provide...
Appvetica turns the iPhone and iPod Touch into a controller for Wii-like iPad gaming
Zynga confirms it hired real-money gambling chief

How would you change the Mad Catz MLG Pro for PS3?

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Mad Catz' MLG Pro Circuit controller is aimed squarely at those who play games professionally -- or would like to. We put the PS3 version of the handset through its paces and found that while it's highly customizable, a lack of Sixaxis, force feedback and pressure-sensitive buttons made the...
How would you change the Mad Catz MLG Pro for PS3?

Bazaar Labs launches Miso, a Foursquare-style app for TV and movies

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A startup called Bazaar Labs just released a new app called Miso, way to share what movies and TV shows you’re watching with your friends. Like the company’s last app, FlixUp, this is a movie-focused spin on an existing social service. The idea is that instead of sharing your location...
Bazaar Labs launches Miso, a Foursquare-style app for TV and movies
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