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Amazon Game Studios launches Air Patriots, its first ever mobile game, for Kindle Fire, iOS and Android

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Amazon first threw its hat into the games ring back in August with the launch of Amazon Game Studios, kicking off with its first title called ‘Living Classics’, a Facebook game. Now, Amazon Game Studios has launched ‘Air Patriots’, its first mobile-focused game, landing on Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD,...
Amazon Game Studios launches Air Patriots, its first ever mobile game, for Kindle Fire, iOS and Android

Get four spooky PC games for $4.99 each

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Steam's Halloween sale features some big discounts on some great games. Here are my four top picks. [Read more]...
Get four spooky PC games for $4.99 each

Mario Kart, Zelda remakes coming to Wii U

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Some of Nintendo’s all-time great games are making a comeback. President Satoru Iwata announced today on a Nintendo Direct Webcast that a 3D Super Mario Series, Mario Kart and two Legend of Zelda games are all in the works for the Wii U. The GameCube game The Legend of Zelda: The...
Mario Kart, Zelda remakes coming to Wii U

Chartboost lands $19M in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital, network now reaches more than 300 million monthly active devices

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Chartboost announced a $19 million Series B round of funding today led by Sequoia Capital. The money will be used to focus on building better and more products and hiring more people. Existing investors TransLink Capital and SK Telecom Ventures also participated in Chartboost‘s second round of funding. Chartboost is...
Chartboost lands $19M in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital, network now reaches more than 300 million monthly active devices

Best of British indie developers unite on 48 hour game project

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A new collective of small British studios is meeting this weekend to craft a game together in two hectic daysThe biggest problem facing indie developers in the digital era is discovery. With hundreds of new games hitting the Apple and Android stores every day, just getting noticed amid the onslaught...
Best of British indie developers unite on 48 hour game project

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for March 2012

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It has been a great month for apps. Both iOS and Android had big markers in March, as Apple released the new iPad and Google rebranded the Android Market as Google Play. Developers have been hard at work creating apps for each platform and some great games, social apps and...
New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for March 2012

Yahoo Acquires Gaming Platform Startup PlayerScale

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Another day, another acquisition by Yahoo. Today Yahoo is announcing it’s acquired PlayerScale, a California-based startup that makes software infrastructure for cross-platform gaming. Financial details haven’t been disclosed, and we’ve reached out for more info on how many staff are involved and will be joining Yahoo. For now here is...
Yahoo Acquires Gaming Platform Startup PlayerScale
With PlayStation 4 launch looming, Sony says it will support PS3 for at least three more years

Sony at E3: Games Take Center Stage

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In a classic “show, don’t tell” approach, Sony showed off a lot of great games during its E3 conference but failed to back up the flashy demos with cold, hard facts....
Sony at E3: Games Take Center Stage

Free Game Friday: End your week on a bad (guy) note

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Last weekend saw another Ludum Dare 48-hour game jam. Dozens of teams raced to complete original games in two days on this Dare's theme of Villainy. As a result we've got five great games that let you play the villain, often literally. Atomic Creep Spawner Atomic Creep Spawner is...
Free Game Friday: End your week on a bad (guy) note

Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)

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Game of ThronesHBO's hottest new series is back with a new season, and there should be plenty of action in all forms coming along with it. Whether it's through betrayal, all out warfare or political intrigue everyone is making a grab for power in the land of Westeros and...
Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)
LucasArts' mixed legacy: A breeding ground for great games and designers that relied too much on Star Wars
Zynga reports slightly beats analysts' reduced targets for the third quarter

E3 2012: our ten favourite games

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From Beyond: Two Souls to Watch Dogs, here are the E3 titles that really made our showAnd suddenly it's all over. The gigantic circus tent of gaming hubris that is E3 has collapsed in on itself for another year. Hundreds of new titles have been paraded across the stifling showfloor,...
E3 2012: our ten favourite games

Call of Duty Online to be released in China

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Activision is launching a free-to-play version of its hit first-person shooter franchise for the Chinese marketActivision has announced a new title in the blockbusting Call of Duty franchise, aimed exclusively at the Chinese market. Call of Duty Online is being released in partnership with internet service provider Tencent; it will...
Call of Duty Online to be released in China

EA’s focus: Brands, platforms, and talent

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Electronic Arts is a complex, multi-faceted company with $4 billion in annual revenues. But the company has simplified its strategy to focus on “brands, platforms, and talent,” according to chief executive John Riccitiello (pictured above, on left). In a conference call yesterday with analysts after EA reported its fourth-fiscal-quarter...
EA’s focus: Brands, platforms, and talent

Presskit() makes it easy for game developers to build beautiful press kits

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For developers, having or not having a press kit can be the difference between tons of coverage and zero attention. This is why it’s so important for creators to make major details, photos, quotes, etc clear and readily available to the press. The importance of this cannot be overstated. But...
Presskit() makes it easy for game developers to build beautiful press kits

Sir Alex Ferguson asserts Manchester United's potential to lift treble

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• Ferguson rues losing out to Spurs in race for Gareth Bale• But manager says it is brilliant 'to be involved in everything'Manchester United visit White Hart Lane on Sunday then entertain Southampton next in the league, which will give Sir Alex Ferguson at least two reminders of the time...
Sir Alex Ferguson asserts Manchester United's potential to lift treble

Bad Hotel and the five things every iOS developer must know

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UK developer Lucky Frame attracted huge critical acclaim for its offbeat strategy game, Bad Hotel, leading to decent sales in a congested market. Here's what they learned from the experienceBad Hotel is a great name for a smartphone game. Short, funny, intriguing - before you've even seen a single screenshot,...
Bad Hotel and the five things every iOS developer must know

Unemployed game designer creates mind-blowing solar system explorer app

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Oftentimes when people become unemployed, they fall prey to feelings of helplessness. Not Christopher Albeluhn, an unemployed game designer who recently created an incredibly cool app that allows you to explore the solar system and constellations in 3D. “The Solar System: Explore Your Backyard” was spotlighted on Reddit by...
Unemployed game designer creates mind-blowing solar system explorer app
OUYA's Julie Uhrman Unveils The Android Console's Interface And Games

James Bond: why 007 games have almost never worked

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Rip-roaring adventure, memorable enemies and beautiful women, the Bond movies should make great games. But they've only made one. Here's whyI can remember my first experience of a James Bond computer game. It was the Commodore 64 version of View to a Kill, released by Domark Software in 1985. I...
James Bond: why 007 games have almost never worked

The Humble Bundle Debuts on Android – Name your price for four Market hits

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The cross-platform indie wonder, modestly named “The Humble Bundle,” made a welcome expansion today by adding Android to the line-up. If you haven’t dealt with The Humble Bundle before, perhaps you’re wondering what my fuss is for. For years now, the site has been partnering with game developers to...
The Humble Bundle Debuts on Android – Name your price for four Market hits

E3: Console Games Only Need Attend

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If it doesn’t run on a console made by the Nintendo-Sony-Microsoft trinity, it’s hard to find at E3. But other great games are out there....
E3: Console Games Only Need Attend

Ubisoft: PC Piracy Levels 95%, and 95% of Free-To-Play Users Do Not Pay

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In recent years games company Ubisoft have hit the headlines not only for creating some great games, but also having some of the most intrusive DRM schemes the industry has to offer. For example, the first implementation of the DRM in the PC version of Driver: San Francisco required users...
Ubisoft: PC Piracy Levels 95%, and 95% of Free-To-Play Users Do Not Pay

Activision's New High Score Includes Record Revenues and Profits in Q3

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Activision said it achieved record revenues in the third quarter, reporting $841 million, up from $754 million in the same period a year earlier. The videogame-maker also delivered record earnings per share of 20 cents, as compared to the third quarter a year earlier. The results easily beat the Santa Monica,...
Activision's New High Score Includes Record Revenues and Profits in Q3

Free Game Friday: Text-Based Games

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In honor of the 2012 Interactive Fiction contest we'll be featuring text-based games in this week's Free Game Friday roundup. Not all of this week's games come from the competition, but they all feature the written word as their main gameplay mechanic. We also didn't have space to feature...
Free Game Friday: Text-Based Games
Yahoo Buys Another Startup, Cross-Platform Gaming Company PlayerScale

Get ready for great games on a thin laptop as AMD preps new mobile graphics chips

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Advanced Micro Devices said today it plans to launch new Radeon mobile graphics chips in January. AMD says the new chips will fit well with trends developing in 2013, such as the launch of “ultrathin” notebooks and new machines with Microsoft’s graphics-intensive Windows 8 operating system. The chips are...
Get ready for great games on a thin laptop as AMD preps new mobile graphics chips

Five great games events for summer and autumn 2012

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Here's a whole bunch of game-related talks, festivals and evenings for your calendar!okay, so it's clearly going to rain all summer – we'll need to stay inside. And what better way to do that, than by celebrating video game culture in all its myriad forms and unquestionable beauty. Here then,...
Five great games events for summer and autumn 2012
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