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Google Play expanding to allow iOS/Android cross-platform multiplayer

Related Topics – Android, iOS, Google, GDC 2014, Google Play
Google Play expanding to allow iOS/Android cross-platform multiplayer

Google has announced plans to update its Google Play Games service to allow cross-platform play between iOS and Android users. In conjunction with the Game Developers Conference, the company announced this among a new suite of features coming over the next few weeks.

Read more: Trading in-game items coming as well »

"I believe Ingress doesn't us Google Play game services at all. It's just a normal ..."
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Skrillex drops new album exclusively through mobile game

Related Topics – Android, iOS, Skrillex, Motim Technologies
Skrillex drops new album exclusively through mobile game

Skrillex's first full-length album has been released. However, the only way to listen to it right now is by playing a mediocre mobile game.

Alien Ride is a new Android & iOS shooter from Motim Technologies. The free app is a fairly simple shooter which uses the gyroscope for movement. You can press down on the screen to fire and collect various health and weapon power-ups while shooting down asteroids.

Read more: Download for free »

"But I just posted a little bit ago that you can stream it on iTunes?"
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Family Guy becoming city-building iOS & Android game

Related Topics – Android, iOS, FOX, Family Guy Series, TinyCo
Family Guy becoming city-building iOS & Android game

Family Guy is becoming a mobile game for iOS and Android devices this spring. Developed by TinyCo, the free-to-play game will have players building and managing their own Quahog.

"We're working closely with Fox Digital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television production to guarantee an authentic Family Guy experience," TinyCo's Andrew N. Green said in the announcement. The game will feature an original story "conceived by some of the show's writers." In addition, "current events" will influence the adventure.

See: Screenshots »

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Amazon-developed gaming controller revealed

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Amazon-developed gaming controller revealed

While Amazon has yet to officially announce a set top box, it's commonly believed the company is developing a competitor to Apple TV, Roku, and its ilk. In addition to supporting Amazon streaming video, the upcoming device is expected to support games. With Amazon's recent purchase of Killer Instinct dev Double Helix, it's clear that the company is interested in becoming a major player in the gaming space.

Read more: Launching with Netflix, surprise »

"Yikes! That's one ugly looking controller. Did they steal a design from some 70's device?"
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Free-to-play Crazy Taxi: City Rush announced for mobile

Free-to-play Crazy Taxi: City Rush announced for mobile

Another of Sega's classic franchises is getting new life on mobile devices. The company has announced Crazy Taxi: City Rush, a new entry directed by original creator Kenji Kanno. It will be a free-to-play release on iOS and Android devices later this year.

Read more: Cab customization and swipe controls »

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CounterSpy coming to PlayStation 4 as well

CounterSpy coming to PlayStation 4 as well

Espionage game CounterSpy is coming to PlayStation 4 as well, developer Dynamighty has announced. It was first announced for PlayStation 3, Vita, iOS and Android, but it will be making the trek to Sony's newest system as well this summer.

Read more: Mobile version to link with all console versions »

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Google buys Green Throttle Games

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Google buys Green Throttle Games

Thanks to the Android operating system, Google has become a key player in video games. Today, the internet behemoth acquired yet another company: Green Throttle Games, a largely-defunct company that attempted to create a TV-based interface for Android games. The acquisition is being viewed as a way of furthering progress on a potential set-top TV box.

Green Throttle Games was launched in late 2012 with Guitar Hero creator Charles Huang at the helm. The company sold a controller and had its own marketplace for Android games.

Read more: What's Google planning? »

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 mobile game announced

Amazing Spider-Man 2 mobile game announced

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is getting a PC and console game from Beenox. But a big-budget movie is practically guaranteed to have a mobile tie-in as well, and Gameloft has announced that it's once again fielding those duties for the wall-crawler.

Watch: The debut trailer »

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Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based RPG spin-off

Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based RPG spin-off

The Angry Birds franchise continues to expand. Go! turned the avian-flinging franchise into a kart racer. With Angry Birds Epic, Rovio is turning the series into a turn-based role-playing game.

Watch: The epic teaser trailer »

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This is what R.B.I. Baseball 14 looks like

This is what R.B.I. Baseball 14 looks like

R.B.I. Baseball 14 is the only officially licensed multi-platform baseball alternative to MLB The Show. Launching April 10 for Xbox 360, PS3, and mobile platforms, the new game will attempt to stay close to its classic roots, while featuring a more modern art style and brisker pace.

See: more screenshots »

"Faster paced? Couldnt u sit down and play 9 innings in like 15 min on nes?"
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Game of Thrones: Ascent coming to mobile devices

Game of Thrones: Ascent coming to mobile devices

This year is shaping up to be a big one for Game of Thrones fans. The new season of the HBO series begins on April 7, Telltale is working on a new, and now the popular Facebook game from developer Disruptor Beam, Game of Thrones: Ascent, is about to make the leap onto iOS devices this spring.

Read more: Android coming later »

"Well this is news if i acrually get excited about a Facebook game."
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Flappy Bird creator plans on releasing new game, Checkonaut, this month

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Flappy Bird creator plans on releasing new game, Checkonaut, this month

Dong Nguyen isn't a household name. But his game, Flappy Bird, is. When Nguyen pulled the game for ruining his "simple life," hundreds of clones immediately flooded app stores, as developers attempted to take advantage of the bird-shaped hole in people's hearts.

Read more: Flappy Bird may be coming back »

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Genesis homebrew Pier Solar HD coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Genesis homebrew Pier Solar HD coming to PS4 and Xbox One

An HD remake of the homebrew Genesis RPG Pier Solar and the Great Architects is in the works, Most versions are slated for release on March 25, including PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Android, Ouya, and even Dreamcast. An Xbox One release is also in the works.

The original Pier Solar came out in 2010. Late last year, Watermelon successfully raised $231,000 on Kickstarter, topping its goal of $139,000. The extra funding helped provide stretch goals including the Android, Ouya, and Wii U versions.

Watch: New teaser-trailer for homebrew »

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Space Noir warping onto PC this summer

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Space Noir warping onto PC this summer

Like Los Angeles in the 1940s, space is full of stars flaring up, burning out, fading away, and dying spectacularly. Which is probably not why N-Fusion has named its space shooter Space Noir, but perhaps it should be? Publisher Unity Games today announced the moody space tale, coming to PC and tablets this summer.

Watch: Pew pew! »

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R.B.I. Baseball 14 slides onto Xbox 360, PS3, iOS, and Android on April 10

R.B.I. Baseball 14 slides onto Xbox 360, PS3, iOS, and Android on April 10

Major League Baseball is already in spring training and the regular season will begin in less than a month. So it would make sense that MLB Advanced Media would have its revival of R.B.I. Baseball ready to go around the time teams throw out the first pitch. And sure enough, it appears that R.B.I. Baseball '14 will take the field for Xbox 360, PS3, iOS, and Android on April 10.

Read more: Xbox One and PS4 dates not set »

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