Android gaming overtakes iOS in China – report
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Android gaming overtakes iOS in China – report

An interesting business tidbit: Venturebeat reports new data out of China suggests Android has overtaken iOS in terms of popularity as a gaming platform. The news is just one in a recent string of statistics and figures suggesting Google’s platform is gaining serious ground on Apple’s almost ubiquitous iOS. The Chinese market is flippin’ enormous ... Read More»
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Plants vs Zombies free this week on the App Store
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Plants vs Zombies free this week on the App Store

Popcap’s excellent spin on tower defence, Plants vs Zombies, is App of the Week. You can grab it free on iPad or iPhone through February 28. If you or anyone you know is yet to pick up this essential, go go go. ... Read More»
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Real Racing 3 pre-launch trailer shows off stunning mobile visuals
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Real Racing 3 pre-launch trailer shows off stunning mobile visuals

Real Racing 3 is hitting mobile platforms next week, and publisher EA has just released the game’s teaser trailer. It shows off superb car models and quite superb HD visuals. And they say mobile games can’t look good… ... Read More»
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PS4: Sony to release ‘Smart Glass’-style app for Android & iOS
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PS4: Sony to release ‘Smart Glass’-style app for Android & iOS

PS4 got a glittering reveal last night in New York, with plenty of talk about connectivity, and making Sony’s format accessible across all devices. As it happens, Sony will launch ‘PlayStation App’ on iOS and Android, that will let gamer user their mobile device as a second PS4 screen. In Sony’s PS4 press release this ... Read More»
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Draw Something passes 100 million downloads
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Draw Something passes 100 million downloads

Draw Something owner Zynga has revealed that the doodling mobile app has been downloaded over a 100 million times since it launched. Developed by OMGPOP, current owners Zynga stated that the mobile game is now played in 13 languages across 190 countries. Together, players have accumulated some 28,000 years worth of drawing time. I wonder ... Read More»
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Puzzle & Dragons brings in $2 million every day – report
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Puzzle & Dragons brings in $2 million every day – report

A single mobile game is believed to be generating incredible sales figures in Japan. According to analyst Serkan Toto, drawing on GungHo’s latest financial report, the company made ¥8 billion ($92 million) in sales in January 2013. Various factors suggest Puzzle & Dragons makes up the vast majority of this figure, with estimates putting the ... Read More»
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Riot seeks $10,000 through Indiegogo
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Riot seeks $10,000 through Indiegogo

Everyone’s talking about Riot, a new indie game about what it’s like to be on both sides of the line when violent protest breaks out. The gorgeous-looking pixelated sim is headed to mobile, with Mac and PC versions to follow. Check out the trailer through the break, and if you like what you see, consider ... Read More»
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Peter Molyneux to give F2P Summit keynote and show Godus live
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Peter Molyneux to give F2P Summit keynote and show Godus live

Peter Molyneux will give the opening keynote at this year’s F2P Summit in London. The discussion is entitled ‘Learnings from Curiosity to Godus’, and will see Molyneux reflect on his experience at new studio 22 Cans, from the buggy launch of Curiosity, through his Godus Kickstarter campaign. In a statement sent to VG247 today, it ... Read More»
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Are Mobile Gamers Spoiled by Low Prices and Throw Away Content?
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Are Mobile Gamers Spoiled by Low Prices and Throw Away Content?

In today’s mobile gaming market there seems to be a rift growing within the gaming community between gamers that want games to stay as close to free as possible and game publishers wanting to make as much money as possible off of their hard work. Many would argue this rift has been there since the ... Read More»
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Wanderer:War Song Released on iOS (Unreal Engine 3 Powered RPG)
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Wanderer:War Song Released on iOS (Unreal Engine 3 Powered RPG)

Unreal Engine in general was an engine, that when first announced, I was for sure was not going to go anywhere. Rumored high licensing costs, unique approach to game development and being the new kid on the block (Epic was still pretty new at this point) all added up to a planned failure as far ... Read More»
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New Ultima Game Coming to iOS (Android Eventually, Hopefully)
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New Ultima Game Coming to iOS (Android Eventually, Hopefully)

Ultima, the game series that started the legacy of Sir Richard Garriott in gaming on older computers such as the Apple IIe and eventually Commodore and IBM computers (and even a few consoles) is now coming to the iOS platform soon. Playing more like the Ultima Online games rather than the original single player games, ... Read More»
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Real Racing 3 dev cites “relatively low” interest in real-time mobile multiplayer
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Real Racing 3 dev cites “relatively low” interest in real-time mobile multiplayer

Playing with friends in real-time is just too much work on mobile platforms, according to Real Racing 3 associate producer Michael De Graaf. “We’ve always seen a relatively low number of people actually playing the real-time multiplayer [in our previous mobile games],” De Graaf told Pocket Gamer. “And that’s likely just because it’s a lot ... Read More»
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Kwalee renames puzzler Pussy Flip
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Kwalee renames puzzler Pussy Flip

Kwalee, the independent mobile gaming studio headed up by Codemasters co-founder David Darling, has decided to change the name of its facepalm-inducing puzzler Pussy Flip. The iOS game is now known as Flip the Cats, which is much more sensible. MCV reports that the studio feels the new name “will work better in global markets ... Read More»
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DanceDanceRevolution: Dance Wars on iOS now, watch the trailer here
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DanceDanceRevolution: Dance Wars on iOS now, watch the trailer here

Ready to grind your fingers down to bloody nubs? DanceDanceRevolution: Dance Wars released on February 14th on iOS. We missed the initial release, but Konami has now published a launch trailer and screens for the screen-tapping lark. You can pick up the game for free on a variety of iOS devices here. Thanks to Family ... Read More»
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You’re a Bank out now on Android, iOS
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You’re a Bank out now on Android, iOS

You’re a Bank is a simulation in the spirit of tycoon games like Sim City, according to developer Sergio Garces. Out now on Google Play and the App Store for $1 or regional equivalent, You’re a Bank is designed to be accessible and fun while still involving the acquisition and application of real-world skills and ... Read More»
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