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FarmVille 2: Country Escape hits mobile devices

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FarmVille 2: Country Escape hits mobile devices

FarmVille 2: Country Escape has released on iOS and Android devices this week, part of Zynga's effort to revitalize flagging franchises. The free-to-play game lets you build your farm, tend to your crops and animals, and visit with friends--but as an "escape," it is intentionally slimmed down from the more busy farming on the web application.

Read more: A more relaxed farm »

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PlayStation Vita Pets gets Android and iOS demo

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PlayStation Vita Pets gets Android and iOS demo

Sony's upcoming PlayStation Vita Pets is more-than-a-little-inspired by Nintendogs. But, Sony's doing something Nintendo has never done before: releasing a demo version of their game on mobile.

"We wanted to give people the opportunity to get to know the pups in advance of the full game's release and experience one of the core aspects at the same time," Sony XDev associate producer Neil McPhillips explained. "So we put together the app to allow players to run their own puppy pampering parlor." It's called PlayStation Vita Pets: Puppy Parlor.

Read more: Exclusive costumes for Vita »

"What an odd marketing tactic. Assuming they have part, or even all, of the game engine up and ..."
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That Dragon, Cancer documentary film in development

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That Dragon, Cancer documentary film in development

That Dragon, Cancer tells the story of a child's battle with terminal cancer. As the game remains in development, a documentary crew is also chronicling developer Ryan Green and his family's struggle to cope with their child's illness for an upcoming film called Thank You For Playing.

Read more: Follows the game and the family »

"Finally watch the trailer for the documentary. As a parent, I can totally respect them needing ..."
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Record Run is a free-to-play mobile game from Harmonix

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Record Run is a free-to-play mobile game from Harmonix

Harmonix is juggling multiple projects, between Fantasia: Music Evolved and its ambitious first-person musical shooter Chroma. The studio announced another new project over the weekend at PAX East: a free-to-play music-based runner called Record Run.

Read more: Importing your own music to make levels »

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Hitman GO preview: Agent 47 goes tabletop

Hitman GO preview: Agent 47 goes tabletop

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises of PAX East was Hitman GO, a made-for-mobile game from Square Enix that turns Agent 47's stealth-murdering into a turn-based tabletop game. It's absolutely adorable.

Players play the game by simply swiping a Hitman character across spots on the board. Enemies will also move, but can be distracted using rocks and other tools. Being directly spotted by a guard will result in failure, but moving into their spot while they're turned around will make them open for a kill.

Watch: gameplay »

"this looks weird. not sure how i feel about it yet. ill say cautiously optimistic. anything ..."
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Age of Empires: World Domination is mobile, free-to-play

Age of Empires: World Domination is mobile, free-to-play

The Age of Empires series is coming to mobile. "World Domination" will be free-to-play, and it will be available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone this summer.

The upcoming mobile game will feature over 100 "legendary heroes" to choose from, across history's "greatest civilizations," including the Vikings, Celts, Franks, and Huns. Players will use touch gestures to lead troops in a battle system that was created "just for mobile."

Watch: the first trailer »

"I guess three makes a trend. This, Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, and Dungeon Keeper. This ..."
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Trials Frontier review: training wheels

Trials Frontier review: training wheels

Trials is a series that's built on completing short courses of about a minute each, so it makes sense that Ubisoft and RedLynx would bring their motorcycle-driven series to mobile devices. Trials Frontier makes a valiant effort to reach the heights of its console big brothers, even in the face of familiar (and unwelcome) free-to-play elements. Though Frontier may not quite have the same addictive pull as its predecessors, it's a very solid racing game on its own and one that transitions well to mobile platforms.

Frontier immediately stands out from previous Trials games by introducing a story. A western-themed town is being terrorized by a notorious biker and it's up to the player to track him down and beat him in a one-on-one race. This element allows the game to add in various characters to offer missions and goals for certain trial runs.

Read more: Riding on mobile »

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Sev Zero review: Amazon's first Fire TV exclusive tested

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Sev Zero review: Amazon's first Fire TV exclusive tested

Amazon's first big exclusive game for Fire TV is Sev Zero, which combines tower defense strategy with a third-person shooter.

Players start with an overhead view of the map, where they decide which fixed locations to place towers onto. Once ready, aliens start invading and players are dropped into the battlefield, having to blast away any alien creatures before they can make their way through the maze to the power core. You'll get some down time to upgrade and place new towers in-between waves, and will earn a cash bonus if you start the new wave before a timer runs out.

Read more: Amazon's gaming debut »

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Star Wars Pinball 'Heroes Within' tables coming April 29

Star Wars Pinball 'Heroes Within' tables coming April 29

The Heroes Within tables for Star Wars Pinball will hit on April 29, Zen Studios has announced. The developer released a new trailer for the Droids table to accompany the announcement, complete with more familiar lines from soundalikes. How did they find such a perfect match for R2-D2?

Read more: "Curse my metal body!" »

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R.B.I. Baseball 14 review: easy out

R.B.I. Baseball 14 review: easy out

Nostalgia is a powerful tool. MLBAM is bringing back the NES classic R.B.I. Baseball, replicating the "good ol'" two-button gameplay of old with a presentation that tries to compete with today's more sophisticated sims. Does it pay off?

Playing homage to its simplistic origins, R.B.I. Baseball 14 is not an in-depth sim along the lines of the recently released MLB 14: The Show. Instead, it's an arcade game with just three basic modes to choose from: Exhibition, Season and Post-Season. There's multiplayer as well, but you're limited to playing with a pal in the living room, as the game's only online support is leaderboards.

Read more: Worth swinging at? »

"AI hits a stupid number of home runs. In fact, I've played 4 exhibition games, and they only ..."
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Hitman GO hits iOS on April 17 for $4.99

Hitman GO hits iOS on April 17 for $4.99

Hitman GO, the turn-based mobile strategy game based on the assassin series, is coming next week. The diorama-inspired game will launch on iOS on April 17, for $4.99. The Android version is coming "shortly after."

Read more: Blood Money's "Curtains Down" level turned diorama »

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Fire TV video review: a set-top box for gamers?

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Fire TV video review: a set-top box for gamers?

Amazon Fire TV is just another drop in an ocean of media streaming set-top boxes. It runs Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Pandora, and sells for $99. In many ways, it's no different than other devices, like Roku and Apple TV.

Three factors distinguish the Fire TV from the competition: it's designed specifically to integrate with Amazon's streaming media services; its voice search functionality, and it can play Android-based video games on your television. Of these, its gaming capability is the most unique, and Amazon Game Studios is already releasing exclusive content for the system. But is that enough to justify picking one up?

Read more: An average media player gets above-average gaming »

"The controller's dpad is absolutely horrible. I don't see how that isn't worth a mention. ..."
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Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers coming this summer

Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers coming this summer

It's time for yet another Duels of the Planeswalkers game. Magic 2015 is coming out this summer on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPad, Android, and Kindle. With the tagline of "Hunt Bigger Game," this year's edition focuses on Garruk Wildspeaker, a deadly hunter who has decided to make you his prey.

The 2015 edition will include the ability to build customized decks and features a more robust deck builder and premium booster packs.

Watch: The first trailer »

"That was not my experience at all. When I built my deck back when it was released (I didn't pay ..."
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Warhammer 40K: Carnage hitting iOS and Android in May

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Warhammer 40K: Carnage hitting iOS and Android in May

Warhammer seems to have found a happy home on mobile devices. Between Warhammer Quest and the upcoming 40K: Space Wolf and 40K: Storm of Vengeance, Games Workshop is getting a lot of mileage out of tablets. Today it announced a release window for another addition to the family: Warhammer 40K: Carnage, coming this May.

Read more: Studio behind MechWarrior Tactics makes a side-scroller »

"Castlevania: Symphony of the Night plus tons of Rogelites like Rogue Legacy."
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Star Trek Timelines social game blends all the TV Treks

Star Trek Timelines social game blends all the TV Treks

Game of Thrones: Ascent developer Disruptor Beam has announced its next licensed web and mobile game: Star Trek Timelines. It will also be a social game, and promises to bring together various flavors of Star Trek under a single banner.

Watch: A teaser trailer with familiar voices »

"I don't hold out much hope for the game, but that didn't stop the trailer from giving me ..."
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