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MLB, Plague, Megapolis and more on this week's top grossing apps charts

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MLB.com At Bat, the mobile app for the MLB’s audio streaming and game statistics service for live games, was updated with new features for spring training and the upcoming 2013 season, which pushed the app up all three top grossing apps charts, landing at the No. 3 spot for iPhone,...
MLB, Plague, Megapolis and more on this week's top grossing apps charts

Ron Gilbert on The Cave and how to make adventure games

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The creator of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion talks to us about his latest game, and how he approaches adventure designStepping into Sega's E3 demo room for The Cave was like entering an alternate reality in which the point-n-click adventure had become the dominant genre of the nineties rather than...
Ron Gilbert on The Cave and how to make adventure games

Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress

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Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with his counterpart from Samsung, Choi Gee-sung, as part of court-mediated talks seeking to find common ground in the ongoing patent battles between the two companies. Unsurprisingly, the talks seems to have been relatively unproductive, with the U.S. case underway in California...
Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress

Us and the Game Industry – how indie games are the new counter-culture

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Set for release this winter, the documentary film Us and the Game Industry promises to explore the motivations of indie developers like thatgamecompany. Filmmaker Stephanie Beth tells us what she learned from a new era of rebellious entertainmentSomething important is happening with games at the moment. It has nothing to...
Us and the Game Industry – how indie games are the new counter-culture

Rovio's Amazing Alex arrives on Android and iOS July 12th, bosses everywhere weep for lost productivity (video)

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It's finally happening: after roughly two and a half years, Rovio Mobile is weaning itself off of its addiction to avians. The company's first non-bird title in what feels like an eternity, Amazing Alex, will be reaching the official stores for both Android and iOS come July 12th. Strictly...
Rovio's Amazing Alex arrives on Android and iOS July 12th, bosses everywhere weep for lost productivity (video)

Apps Rush: Paper, The Jungle Book, Zite, Fibble HD, Crime City, Fitocracy, Brick Buddies and more

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What's new on the app stores on Friday 30 March 2012A selection of 12 new apps for you today:Paper by FiftyThreeThere is lots of buzz this week around Paper, an app for sketching and writing that mimics pen and paper. Well, pens: new virtual tools are sold in-app for £1.49...
Apps Rush: Paper, The Jungle Book, Zite, Fibble HD, Crime City, Fitocracy, Brick Buddies and more

Rovio has acquired the IP rights to Casey’s Contraptions, new release this summer

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Rovio has reportedly confirmed that it has acquired the IP rights to Casey’s Contraptions from developers Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut. Tucked into the announcement that Rovio’s Angry Birds titles hit 1 billion cumulative downloads, Rovio shared a sneak peek of its next major franchise, which was a red flag for the gaming industry. According to Gamasutra,...
Rovio has acquired the IP rights to Casey’s Contraptions, new release this summer

E3 2012: Orgarhythm – dance action meets real-time strategy

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And the prize for the strangest game I've played at E3 so far goes to this unlike combination of real-time strategy and rhythm actionOdd genre combinations can really work – see the wonderful Puzzle Quest which seamlessly marries the match-three puzzler with the role-playing adventure. The latest example is Orgarhythm,...
E3 2012: Orgarhythm – dance action meets real-time strategy
Rune Gems brings a Shanghai-esque take on the match-3 genre

Humble Bundle returns with five pay-what-you-want games for Android, Mac, Windows and Linux

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So let us get this right. You can pay what you want, and get another stack of games for your Android -- or, indeed Mac, Windows or Linux machine? And help charity? And this is actually proving very popular? Yes, Fieldrunners, Bit.Trip Beat, Uplink and SpaceChem, are the latest...
Humble Bundle returns with five pay-what-you-want games for Android, Mac, Windows and Linux

Pocket Gems to publish third party titles

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Mobile game developer Pocket Gems is throwing their hat in the game publishing ring, announcing today that they are publishing three indie-developed games in the coming weeks. The first three developers that Pocket Gems is partnering with are dreamfab, Twyngo, and we.R.play. Dreamfab’s runner genre title Chasing Yello will be...
Pocket Gems to publish third party titles

New 'Star Wars' app: These are the Droids you're looking for

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Star Wars Pit Droids is anything but the pits. Based on the eponymous PC game, it's an engaging puzzler....
New 'Star Wars' app: These are the Droids you're looking for

Apple's Annual iTunes Festival in London Moves to September

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Each July since 2007, Apple has held its iTunes Festival in London, offering a month's worth of free concerts from some of the industry's top performers. Apple is now beginning to unveil this year's plans, and the most notable change for 2012 is a move to the month of September....
Apple's Annual iTunes Festival in London Moves to September

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
Triple Trouble combines cute creature-flinging with match-3 puzzling

Apple Testing Taller iPhone Prototype with 3.95-Inch 1136x640 Display?

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9to5Mac reports that Apple is currently testing two prototypes of the next-generation iPhone that offer a taller screen while maintaining the existing 640-pixel width. According to the report, the two prototypes carry a display with a height of 1136 pixels, up from the current 960-pixel height and leading to an...
Apple Testing Taller iPhone Prototype with 3.95-Inch 1136x640 Display?

King taps tech industry veteran Robert Cohn as a new member of its board of directors

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Game company King today announce that it’s adding tech industry veteran and former co-founder and CEO of voice mail supplier Octel Communications Robert Cohn to its board of directors. “We are excited to have Bob join our board given his broad experience with public and private companies across the globe and...
King taps tech industry veteran Robert Cohn as a new member of its board of directors

Candy Crush Saga, Bejeweled Blitz, Marvel Comics and more on this week's top grossing apps charts

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King.com’s puzzler Candy Crush Saga began placing in our top grossing iPhone and iPad apps charts this week, ranking No. 13 on iPhone and and No. 11 on iPad. Developer PopCap’s Bejeweled Blitz moved from  the No. 22 spot last week on iPhone to the No. 10 spot and also...
Candy Crush Saga, Bejeweled Blitz, Marvel Comics and more on this week's top grossing apps charts

The Unfinished Swan - review

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PS3, Sony, cert: 7, out 25 OctoberThis atmospheric first-person puzzler has more than a little in common with Valve's spatial-awareness masterpiece (and, really, thank videogames for making such an unlikely phrase into reality) Portal. Instead of firing wormholes to short-circuit geography, though, here it's balls of black paint to reveal...
The Unfinished Swan - review
Humble Bundle for Android returns with 'Fieldrunners,' 'SpaceChem,' and more
Good Deal: 25 big name Android apps for just $0.49

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Shares Some Thoughts About Steve Jobs Biopic, Woz Hired As Advisor

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Aaron Sorkin, the creative genius behind The Social Network, The West Wing, and upcoming HBO show The Newsroom was recently confirmed as the screenwriter for Sony's upcoming movie based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs -- though, Sorkin himself says he has a lot of work to do. Reuters...
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Shares Some Thoughts About Steve Jobs Biopic, Woz Hired As Advisor

Reality Check on Ubuntu's Enterprise Claims

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Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has found some encouraging statistics on Ubuntu adoption for public-facing Web sites powered by Ubuntu. Unfortunately, Shuttleworth has taken a single data point and tried to suggest that it's an indicator that companies are choosing Ubuntu over Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for "enterprise computing." In...
Reality Check on Ubuntu's Enterprise Claims

Real Racing 3; Cut the Rope: Time Travel - review

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Toby Moses reviews the latest appsWhen is free not really, quite, free? Well, EA's shiny new addition to its high-spec driving series, Real Racing 3 (Firemonkeys, iOS/Android) won't charge you a penny to download it on to a chosen handset. So off you go, driving a gorgeously rendered automobile around...
Real Racing 3; Cut the Rope: Time Travel - review

The Candy Crush Saga of Korea: SundayToz's Anipang generating $500,000 a day

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While the eyes of the mobile development community at the 2013 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco are set on King’s Candy Crush Saga, SundayToz’s match-3 puzzler Anipang has silently been tearing up the Korean market on mobile for quite some time, the same way Candy Crush Saga is in...
The Candy Crush Saga of Korea: SundayToz's Anipang generating $500,000 a day

First reactions to Mari0: Super Mario Bros. meets Portal

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When I first saw the preview trailer last summer for Mari0 — a clever rethinking of Nintendo’s classic Super Mario Bros. with gameplay and strategy elements from Valve’s seminal first-person puzzler Portal — I was speechless. In one corner, the game that defined the platform genre, sold over 40M copies...
First reactions to Mari0: Super Mario Bros. meets Portal

Apple Reaches Out to Cupertino Neighbors Regarding 'Campus 2' Plans

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Apple last week sent out a mailing to neighbors of its planned Apple Campus 2, a massive new facility on the site of an old HP campus in Cupertino that is set to host 13,000 workers. The mailing offers details on the project, solicits feedback, and asks whether neighbors will...
Apple Reaches Out to Cupertino Neighbors Regarding 'Campus 2' Plans

30 best Android apps this week

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Material, NFC by Moo, The Simpsons, Zombie Minesweeper, Dr Seuss, NewsWhip and moreIt's time for this week's roundup of new and notable Android apps - those released for the first time in the last week, as opposed to updates to older apps.As ever, the price in brackets refers to the initial...
30 best Android apps this week

King to launch Pet Rescue Saga on Mobile this summer; now has more than 70M DAU

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The London-based game studio behind Candy Crush Saga today announced that it’s launching Pet Rescue Saga on iOS and Android early this summer, while also revealing that it has more than 70 million daily active users (DAU) across all platforms — mobile, Facebook and web. Pet Rescue Saga, which first...
King to launch Pet Rescue Saga on Mobile this summer; now has more than 70M DAU

OS X Mountain Lion Bringing Automatic App Downloads to Mac

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As noted by 9to5Mac, the latest developer build of OS X Mountain Lion released last week sets the stage for bringing iOS-like automatic app downloads to Mac App Store purchases. Like on the iPhone and iPad, when you buy and install an app on one of your Macs, all of...
OS X Mountain Lion Bringing Automatic App Downloads to Mac
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