Apple to settle in-app purchase lawsuit
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Apple to settle in-app purchase lawsuit

Apple has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit dating back to 2011 over minors accessing in-app purchases unbeknownst to their parents. According to a report on Engadget, Apple could pay out $5 vouchers to 23 million customers, and where the amount claimed is $30 or more, must offer cash refunds. The full settlement can be ... Read More»
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Zynga Boston veterans form Proletariat
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Zynga Boston veterans form Proletariat

A group of staff laid off when Zynga shuttered its Boston studio last year have formed a new team, Proletariat (“games for the people”). Polygon reports the team has experience at Insomniac Games, Turbine and Harmonix, and will focus on core experiences for mobile and tablet. Follow its progress and check out its first projects, ... Read More»
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Runner2 releases today on Wii U & Steam, PS3 & Xbox 360 later
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Runner2 releases today on Wii U & Steam, PS3 & Xbox 360 later

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien has been dated for multiple platforms by developer Gaijin Games. The news comes after the studio released a very neat gameplay trailer, showing off the games’s shiny new visuals. It’s out on Wii U and Steam later today, while Xbox Live will receive the game on February ... Read More»
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Ridiculous Fishing submitted to App Store
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Ridiculous Fishing submitted to App Store

Super Crate Box developer Vlambeer has sent Ridiculous Fishing to Apple for certification. This is something of a triumph for the tiny indie; in a new blog post, the team detail the heartbreak of being raced to market by a copycat, which went on to great success. The team nearly disbanded altogether but eventually persevered, ... Read More»
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Godus backers’ names to appear in Curiosity soon
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Godus backers’ names to appear in Curiosity soon

22 Cans has announced via Twitter that all Project Godus backers will be featured in Curiosity layers over the next few days. The crossover was just one of a number of rewards offered to those who helped crowd-fund the newest Peter Molyneux god sim, wh... Read More»
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Android returns to top spot on US mobile charts
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Android returns to top spot on US mobile charts

Android has once again overtaken iOS as the best-selling mobile operating system in the US. VentureBeat reports Apple regained its hold for just three months before the cheaper price tags of Android phones brought it back on top. A price drop on Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was cited as a contributing factor; the Galaxy S4 will ... Read More»
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Epic Citadel now available on Android
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Epic Citadel now available on Android

Epic has released an Android version of its mobile Unreal Engine tech demo, Epic Citadel. The explorable environment shows off what Epic’s graphics tech can do with the limited power of smartphones and tablets, and now includes a benchmarking mode. It’s the first Epic-produced release on Android, and may herald the release of Epic’s previously ... Read More»
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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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