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Hasbro reinvents Lazer Tag for the smartphone generation, lets you live out your Doom-fueled fantasies

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Xappr and appBlaster are fine weaponizers for your smartphone, provided you don't care to share your violent tendencies with your friends. Thankfully, Hasbro is bridging the gap between new-school AR shooter and that teenage classic -- laser tag. The NERF Lazer Tag system is getting an update for 2012...
Hasbro reinvents Lazer Tag for the smartphone generation, lets you live out your Doom-fueled fantasies
What ever happened to the American arcade?

OS X Mountain Lion Brings The Mac Into The Game

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Gamers, start your engines, lift your fruit-slicing swords, and lace up your Temple-running shoes. Game Center, Apple’s gaming/social hub for iOS, has finally made it’s way over to the more mature Apple OS, OS X Mountain Lion. This is huge. Not because you’ll be able to enjoy the features of...
OS X Mountain Lion Brings The Mac Into The Game
Solid-state revolution: in-depth on how SSDs really work

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

Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Pantech Elements, courtesy of DTS!

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After a pair of audio-centric giveaways, you'd think we would be done with the genre for a while, right? Wrong! Today's offering isn't necessarily a pair of headphones or fancy speaker system, but rather the Pantech Element, a waterproof Android tablet that just so happens to be equipped with...
Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Pantech Elements, courtesy of DTS!
E3 Rumor: Sony Partnering With Cloud Gaming Provider

Epic Games “constantly pushing” next-gen console makers, so Apple doesn’t overtake them

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Epic Games, the maker of some of the most successful games ever to hit a games console, has revealed it is “constantly pushing” next-generation console makers including Microsoft and Sony to make their platforms as advanced as technically possible, so that Apple — with its range of evolving iOS mobile...
Epic Games “constantly pushing” next-gen console makers, so Apple doesn’t overtake them

StarStreet Launches A Daily Fantasy Sports Game That Turns Athletes Into Stocks

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You may remember StarStreet from last year’s launch – it’s the TechStars and SV Angel-backed sports investing game that turns fantasy sports into a stock market system where you build up portfolios of top players as if they were stocks. Today, the company is launching a new, more addictive game...
StarStreet Launches A Daily Fantasy Sports Game That Turns Athletes Into Stocks
RocketFrog Wants To Build The Largest Social Casino On The Web, Myspace Tom Joins As Advisor

Tapjoy Launches $5M Fund To Invest In Mobile Game Development In Asia

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Mobile ad and monetization platform Tapjoy is announcing a new $5 million fund – the “Tapjoy Asia Fund” – which aims to support development and marketing of free-to-play mobile games on both iOS and Android. The new fund is an extension of the company’s earlier $5 million push from June...
Tapjoy Launches $5M Fund To Invest In Mobile Game Development In Asia

Game on! Turn your real life LEGO creations into a digital game with BrainBricks

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Wrap your brain around this LEGO fans. Build a LEGO car, use some wireless bricks to do it, then see your own vehicle in action in a game. Cool right? The LEGO BrainBricks include tiny sensors, which enable the bricks to sense their configuration with one another and communicate it...
Game on! Turn your real life LEGO creations into a digital game with BrainBricks
Gaikai to bring cloud-based gaming to WikiPad 3D tablet

Xbox SmartGlass: What We Know So Far

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Xbox SmartGlass is making big promises about enhancing your television viewing, improving your gaming experience and making it easy to share content between devices....
Xbox SmartGlass: What We Know So Far

Zynga to Roll out Unified Gaming Platform, Multiplayer Gaming

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Zynga announced Tuesday that it would build a social gaming network that provides a more unified gaming experience, whether players are on Facebook, iOS or......
Zynga to Roll out Unified Gaming Platform, Multiplayer Gaming

Activision Blizzard partners with Tencent to bring Call of Duty Online to China

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Activision Blizzard has closed a multi-year partnership with local Internet giant Tencent to bring Call of Duty Online to China, the gaming company announced today. As you may know if you are familiar with this highly popular franchise, Activision Blizzard’s subsidiary Activision Publishing has been developing Call of Duty Online for about two...
Activision Blizzard partners with Tencent to bring Call of Duty Online to China

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

Android gamers rejoice: Nyko’s got a wireless game controller!

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I hate on-screen game controls; there I said it. Granted, not everyone minds them, but as gaming goes mobile, there has to be a better solution than covering up an already small screen with your fingers just to move around and shoot some aliens. Nyko has the right idea, debuting...
Android gamers rejoice: Nyko’s got a wireless game controller!
Apple puts its iPhone retina display into MacBook Pro laptop

PlayStation's Jack Tretton On Today's Vita Launch [Video]

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Today marks the American launch of the PlayStation Vita, Sony's latest handheld gaming device. We talk with Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton about producing a dedicated game system in the era of smartphones and tablets.[twistage 812c7148e967c] Kevin Ohannessian: What are you feeling as the launch approaches? Jack Tretton:...
PlayStation's Jack Tretton On Today's Vita Launch [Video]

MXP4 and Mobile Roadie take social music games to mobile devices (exclusive)

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MXP4 and Mobile Roadie have partnered to take social music games to mobile devices. Under the partnership, MXP4′s Bopler Games social music games will be integrated into Mobile Roadie artist apps. The net result should a lot of music listening and game playing on mobile devices. The companies hope that...
MXP4 and Mobile Roadie take social music games to mobile devices (exclusive)
Ahead Of Launching Its First Title, Idle Games Poaches Zynga’s Lead CityVille Designer
Acer Iconia Tab A510 announced for U.S. and Canada, starting at $449.99
Nintendo’s Wii U GamePad aims to make gaming more social
"Ghost Recon" Comes To Facebook--Will It Zap Zynga?

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Aiming to Bring Hardcore Gaming to Facebook

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Ubisoft is releasing a version of its popular Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise on Facebook today with the goal of attracting the same hardcore audience that will pay $60 for the console version coming out tomorrow. In a teaser video, posted on YouTube, Ubisoft’s tagline is: “Finally, a gamer’s game...
Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Aiming to Bring Hardcore Gaming to Facebook
Brag to the Miiverse and take on new modes in New Super Mario Bros. U
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Bloomberg: Amazon to add social gaming features to Kindle Fire

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Bloomberg reports this morning that Amazon is set to add social gaming features to its hot-selling Kindle Fire, giving it a feature that Google currently doesn’t make available on stock Android. Specifically, the company will make it easy for developers to add the social feature into their existing games, presumably with a...
Bloomberg: Amazon to add social gaming features to Kindle Fire

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
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