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After Five Years, Draw Something Is an Overnight Hit for OMGPOP. Now What?

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OMGPOP is a gaming company that has been plugging away at it for some 5 years, backed by $16 million in venture funding. It’s had OK but not overwhelming results. Until this month, when it released Draw Something. The game is essentially a mobile version of Pictionary, and for whatever...
After Five Years, Draw Something Is an Overnight Hit for OMGPOP. Now What?

Halo 4 - review

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Xbox 360, £39.99, 16+, Microsoft Studios/343 IndustriesHere's a conundrum for any armchair games developers out there: how would you go about creating a new instalment in a franchise that both the fans and the owners of the IP in question want to stay as close to the last entry possible?...
Halo 4 - review
How do you keep 'Guacamelee' fresh? Memes, memes, memes
After a year in development and $1M spent, Big Fish Games launches Fetch mobile game (exclusive)
Threeview: A critic, an analyst, and an academic review Borderlands 2
Cyberpunk meets interactive fiction: the art of 'Cypher'

30 best Android apps this week

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Real Racing 3, Opera Browser Beta, Vyclone, Temple Run: Oz, Toy Story: Smash It, Amazon, Skype WiFi, Humble Bundle 5, Photoshop Touch and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for Android smartphones and tablets. And after a week off for Mobile World Congress, this...
30 best Android apps this week
Zynga publishing Richard Garriott's Ultimate Collector game on Facebook

GameFounders: An Accelerator For European Game Startups

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There’s a new startup accelerator in town, and by town, I mean Estonia. The accelerator is called GameFounders, and it’s looking to accept up to 10 gaming startups in its inaugural class. GameFounders says it’s the first European accelerator to focus on game developers. It’s offering an investment of 15,000...
GameFounders: An Accelerator For European Game Startups
The Classics: 'Beneath a Steel Sky'

Memrise raises $1.05M to make memorization a game

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Memrise, a TechStars Boston graduate, caught my eye last year at its demo day with its gamified approach to learning and memorizing languages. I wasn’t the only one impressed. The company has raised $1.05 million from Avalon Ventures, Balderton Capital, Matt Mullenweg’s Audrey Capital and Lerer Ventures. Nabeel Hyatt, who sold Conduit Labs...
Memrise raises $1.05M to make memorization a game

Why Streaming Web TV Boxes Aren't Ready For Prime Time

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The Internet is awesome. Whether for its uncanny knack for revolutionizing aspects of our day-to-day lives and upending industries to way it has redefined how and when we get amused, you've got to love this globe-spanning network of information we increasingly call home. One area many expected the Web to...
Why Streaming Web TV Boxes Aren't Ready For Prime Time

Is Samsung's Galaxy S4 Really Selling Off-the-Chart or are they Just Playing a Marketing Game?

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It was in the news recently that the Fair Trade Commission had formally set up a case to investigate whether Samsung was deceptively pitching its products online and attacking its rivals' devices. There's a fine line between a marketing team being aggressive and crossing an unethical line. That's where the...
Is Samsung's Galaxy S4 Really Selling Off-the-Chart or are they Just Playing a Marketing Game?

iPad: It’s All About the Games

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Businessweek article, the iPad is going to be all about the games. A large portion of the few companies elite enough to actually get their hands on a pre-release version of the iPad are game developers. Gaming is big on the iPhone/iPod touch platform and our own Weldon Dodd’s...
iPad: It’s All About the Games

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Real Racing 3, Marvel Unlimited, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Toy Story: Smash It, Year Walk, Comics In The Classroom, Temple Run: Oz and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone and iPad. Except this time, it's Best Apps This Fortnight, since this...
30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week
Play this: 'Black Mesa'
For aviation buffs, Checkpoint Studios launches AviNation social game on Facebook (exclusive)
Play this: 'Eat Your Dinner'

Guitar Hero co-creator unveils startup with a plan to mobilize the living room (exclusive interview)

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As co-creator of Guitar Hero, Charles Huang shook up the video game world with cool new faux-guitar peripherals that injected new excitement into video games. Now he’s back with a different kind of game controller, hoping to the disrupt the world of video games again. If it works, we’ll...
Guitar Hero co-creator unveils startup with a plan to mobilize the living room (exclusive interview)
What Games Are: The Fun Boson Does Not Exist
Google augmented reality game 'Ingress' putting in-game items in Duane Reade stores

What kind of game is Forza Horizon for Xbox 360? (hands-on)

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The Forza Motorsport series of racing games takes a slightly less formal branch with the upcoming Forza Horizon. We get an early hands-on. [Read more]...
What kind of game is Forza Horizon for Xbox 360? (hands-on)

Proteus - review

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PC; £6.99; Ed Key and David Kanaga; 3+The island is revealed as though through opening eyes, a misty shape in the distance. You wade through the water, and reach the shoreline, the sound of waves and the distant buzz of insects. From the blocky visuals, from the lack of any...
Proteus - review

Awesome! Raptr will give you targeted rewards just for playing games

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Raptr, the gamer social network with 12 million hardcore users, is unveiling a novel rewards program today that gives targeted bonuses to gamers just for playing their favorite titles. Judging by sponsors such as Microsoft and Blizzard jumping on board the program, being a gamer is about to get...
Awesome! Raptr will give you targeted rewards just for playing games
Top 10 Games For iPhone & Android In 2012
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way
Review: Journey will take you into the cloudy heights of video game artistry

Simple advice for creating social games

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Social games are revolutionising mobile games. Oscar Clark from Papaya Mobile (co-sponsors of GameHack) shares advice for aspiring developers who want to add a social touch to their gameThis blog post is editorially controlled by BlueVia, sponsor of the Guardian Apps blogOn Saturday 28 April, aspiring and experienced game developers...
Simple advice for creating social games

Proportional VR experiment shrinks man down to rat size, lets us play games with rodents

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Sure, you can always play catch with the dog, but what kind of game can you play with a caged rodent? Well, "find the poster," apparently. A team of researchers from Universities in Spain, Germany, Austria, England and the US have put together a virtual reality system designed to...
Proportional VR experiment shrinks man down to rat size, lets us play games with rodents
The Twitter spin room: What happens when politics goes real-time
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