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Pay $2 to promote your Facebook status?

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Foxconn confirms there is an Apple television in the works, the makers of Angry Birds have a new game franchise, and you may be able to pay Facebook to promote your status update. [Read more]...
Pay $2 to promote your Facebook status?

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
It's dangerous to go alone! Take these Android apps into the New Year.
'Super Meat Boy' creators announce 'Mew-Genics,' a strange new game involving cats

Is Google Getting Serious About Gaming? Noah Falstein Hired As Chief Game Designer

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Well, what do we have here? Somewhat under the radar, Google has hired the computer games veteran Noah Falstein to the position of Chief Game Designer. Yes, that’s right, the search giant, not normally known for its games development, appears to have a major gaming project in circulation, at least something...
Is Google Getting Serious About Gaming? Noah Falstein Hired As Chief Game Designer
Activision brings Skylanders franchise to iOS with Skylanders Cloud Patrol

Emerging popular Android apps: Rage of Bahamut, Hambo and Asphalt 6: Adrenaline

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For the fourth week in a row, DeNA’s Mobage hit Rage of Bahamut leads our Android app roundup.  Keen to replicate its Android success, the company has finally brought the game to iOS, but its still known if the title will be as popular on Apple’s platform. Aside from DeNA’s chart-topper,...
Emerging popular Android apps: Rage of Bahamut, Hambo and Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
How Miniclip went from web portal to 100M mobile downloads

Say hello to the brave new world of console gaming

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New game console rumors are piling up and they're painting a pretty bleak picture. Is the future of console gaming something out of an Orwell novel? [Read more]...
Say hello to the brave new world of console gaming
NBC's 'The Million Second Quiz' trivia show blends internet contest with live competition this fall

Life beyond 'Cut the Rope': Zeptolab unveils new game, Pudding Monsters, launching 20 Dec

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After seeing massive success with Cut the Rope (and sequel Cut the Rope: Experiments), British-Russian games studio ZeptoLab is today announcing its new upcoming game at Le Web in Paris, France. Launching on 20 December, the new game is called Pudding Monsters and will be released for iOS and Android...
Life beyond 'Cut the Rope': Zeptolab unveils new game, Pudding Monsters, launching 20 Dec
Nimblebit prepares for takeoff with Pocket Planes
An in-depth preview of SimCity reveals a crafted, intricate experience
Playstation Vita: THE hardware review
When Games Allow Mods, Beautiful Things Can Happen
The makers of Heavy Rain show off their stunning new technology

Apsalar Lets You Customize Your Mobile App For Users Based On Their Behavior

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Apsalar, a San Francisco-based mobile analytics startup, is giving developers more precision in how they target their users. The company is launching something called “Advanced User Segments” today. In plain English, that means that developers can change the way their app works or send targeted promotions to consumers based on...
Apsalar Lets You Customize Your Mobile App For Users Based On Their Behavior
Which is less expensive: Amazon or self-hosted?

Cut The Rope-Makers ZeptoLab Score A Deal To Come To Kids' Meals Near You

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In another sign that mobile games are challenging or usurping other mediums like cartoons for creating powerful childrens’ brands, Russia’s ZeptoLab just signed a deal with Burger King to bring their Om Nom character from Cut The Rope into kids’ meals next March. Cut The Rope will have six...
Cut The Rope-Makers ZeptoLab Score A Deal To Come To Kids' Meals Near You

Sony promises 20 new titles at E3, more

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Sony has invited the press to a conference before the E3 gaming show on its dedicated website. At the show, it plans to reveal 20 new game titles and what it calls the "future of gameplay and innovation." Exactly what that involves remains to be seen, but it could have...
Sony promises 20 new titles at E3, more

Facebook brings back ‘action links’ to give developers more ways to engage users directly from feed stories

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Facebook has re-introduced “action links” that allow users to take specific in-app actions directly from stories in the desktop News Feed, Timeline or Ticker. These customizable action links give developers a way for users to engage with their apps more easily, increasing the viral potential of each story. For example,...
Facebook brings back ‘action links’ to give developers more ways to engage users directly from feed stories
The OpenForum agrees: Dishonored is a must-play game

Google marks first anniversary of Google Play rebrand with a week of deals for users

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It’s been a year since Google rebranded its Android Market app store to Google Play – thereby unifying its multimedia content – and the Internet giant is celebrating the landmark by offering a week of deals for Android users. Initially, the giveaways relate to music downloads, in-app purchases, travel bookings and new game...
Google marks first anniversary of Google Play rebrand with a week of deals for users

Humble Bundle game sales now coming weekly, starting with Bastion

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Who would've thought that letting consumers pay what they think is fair for quality games would prove popular? That's the concept behind Humble Bundle, and so far, it's been rather good to developers and charities alike. Now, deals from the company are set to get a whole lot more...
Humble Bundle game sales now coming weekly, starting with Bastion

Diablo 3: Give a knight a shield, and he kicks you from the game

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Diablo 3 fans flooded onto the servers as Monday turned into Tuesday, but some found themselves booted from the game thanks to a Templar follower. Interacting with the character causes the game to throw up an error, locking some players out of their Battle.net accounts completely, Eurogamer reports. Players on...
Diablo 3: Give a knight a shield, and he kicks you from the game

This week's games news

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Destiny | Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires | Transport Simulator | Skyrim PS3 DLC: Dragonborn, Hearthfire and DawnguardReading this on mobile? Click here to viewBungie, creator and former developer of the Halo series, has announced its new game, Destiny, which it describes as a "shared-world shooter". Which means that while it...
This week's games news
Four Perspectives On Augmented Reality And Its Future

SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion

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Given that "City" is in the name, SimCity has always felt like a title in need of a social platform. Fast forward a score or so since its inception, and fate seems to have finally played out. SimCity Social was just announced at E3 today, bringing the heralded city-building...
SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion

TinyTap, A DIY Game Creation App For Kids, Raises $500K Seed Round

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TinyTap, an iPad application that lets you or your children create playable books and games using easy DIY tools, is announcing having raised a $500,000 round of seed funding from Inimiti, a new $35 million Israeli micro venture capital fund. TinyTap is Inimit’s first investment. The additional funding will be used...
TinyTap, A DIY Game Creation App For Kids, Raises $500K Seed Round
Consoles that won't die: The SNES in 2013
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