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Mad Catz Mojo embraces Ouya Anywhere, gets price cut

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Mad Catz Mojo embraces Ouya Anywhere, gets price cut

Once upon a time, the prospect of Android microconsoles like the Ouya was so exciting that several companies pushed out their own devices. In reality, there's barely interest in even one. Perhaps sensibly, they're banding together. Mad Catz today announced that it's teaming up with Ouya to bring the Ouya library and platform to its own M.O.J.O. microconsole.

Read more: M.O.J.O. getting a price-cut too

"seems like a good move. Better for both companies and it means game makers have their stuff on ..."
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Twitch Mobile SDK allows iOS and Android streaming

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Twitch Mobile SDK allows iOS and Android streaming

Twitch has been very successful on PlayStation 4, with its Xbox One incarnation coming soon. The game-focused streaming service announced today it will move into another platform, with a capture tool meant for mobile developers.

Read more: "The trifecta will soon be complete" »

"I wish Twitch's mobile app allowed you to play past saved highlights, or easily find a stream ..."
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Ouya to become 'ecosystem,' will allow games to run on other devices

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Ouya to become 'ecosystem,' will allow games to run on other devices

Ouya has made "a lot of mistakes" since its launch. However, they've clearly done something right, as the Android-based platform has managed to secure a library of over 500 games. 2014 will see the Ouya ecosystem expand with a "version 2 console--and potential compatibility with a slew of third-party devices.

"One thing you'll start to see is Ouya on other people's devices," company CEO Julie Uhrman said. "Think of it similar to the Kindle strategy, or Google's Android itself. Ouya is more than just that reference device, it's an ecosystem that really can live on other people's devices."

Read more: 'Reference devices' still necessary »

"So... did they just reveal that the hardware was a gimmick to get people hooked on a new app store? "
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Study: Only 1.5% of F2P customers buy in-app purchases

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Study: Only 1.5% of F2P customers buy in-app purchases

The free-to-play model tends to rely on a relatively small number of heavy spenders financing the development for others who are more thrifty. A new study suggests the disparity between those two groups is even larger than we may have realized, asserting that just 0.15% of players make up 50% of the revenue for in-game purchases on mobile devices.

Read more: 98.5% don't make in-app purchases at all »

"Yeah I was just sharing my opinion of optimal IAPs. Haven't tried dungeon keeper but I'm done ..."
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Tony Hawk's next game to be mobile-exclusive

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Tony Hawk's next game to be mobile-exclusive

Tony Hawk has shared more details on the new game that he mentioned last week. According to the famed skateboarder himself, it will be a mobile and tablet exclusive targeting a release this year.

Read more: "We're working on a game for mobile devices this year" »

"I'm excited for this, but hope it's more akin to the earlier games and not the newer ones."
- JodoMcFatty    See all 6 comments


Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance mixes fantasy series with Plants vs Zombies

Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance mixes fantasy series with Plants vs Zombies

Warhammer 40K is stepping foot into tower defense, with the PC and mobile game Storm of Vengeance. The game from developer Eutechnyx appears similar to Plants vs Zombies, with your units defending in straight horizontal lanes. A beta release will launch tomorrow, with a full release following on March 27.

Read more: Launching with two factions, cross-platform play »

"The Relic from 10 years ago when those people actually still worked there? Or the Relic today?"
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Jane Jensen's Moebius launching in April

Jane Jensen's Moebius launching in April

Jane Jensen's new "metaphysical thriller" of an adventure game Moebius: Empire Rising will launch for PC and Mac on April 15, publisher Phoenix Online announced today. It's the first game from her new crowdfunded studio Pinkerton Road, and, so Phoenix says, the first she's "completely overseen" since Gabriel Knight 3.

Watch: A trailer revealing the story »

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CastleStorm invades mobile with Android beta

CastleStorm invades mobile with Android beta

Mountain trolls, stone golems, and fire breathing dragons are invading mobile devices. The hybrid tower defense title CastleStorm is coming to Android and iOS devices.

CastleStorm: Free To Siege is a free-to-play mobile game. The four nations from the PC/console original will return with their own troop classes, weapons, and spells. Once the game is released, it will feature eight playable heroes. CastleStorm: Free To Siege will also contain new spells for its mobile versions of the game.

Read more: Android beta now out »

"Oh yeah, well my income was 1234567890 after typing just 10 keys into my keyboard."
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Godus to have fresh take on microtransactions, says Molyneux

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Godus to have fresh take on microtransactions, says Molyneux

Project Godus will have microtransactions, but creator Peter Molyneux shies away from the term "free-to-play." In a recent interview, he promised its monetization strategy will be something "that hasn't existed before," distancing it from the traditional F2P model.

Read more: "We can't be so crude" »

"It's no wonder - it seems in the UK at least everyone who doesn't have a clue about the industry ..."
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Hitman GO announced as mobile turn-based strategy game

Hitman GO announced as mobile turn-based strategy game

Agent 47 is about to take his killer-for-hire skills to a whole new platform, as Square Enix has officially announced the rumored Hitman-themed mobile turn-based strategy game from series developer IO Interactive called Hitman GO. The publisher acknowledges GO as a side story and states that it will not distract from IO's next main entry to the Hitman series.

Read more: Diorama-rama »

"Diorama style art is a fresh new idea! Not sure about the game play. It seems to overlap with ..."
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Flappy Bird pulled by upset creator

Flappy Bird pulled by upset creator

Though Flappy Bird was first released in May 2013, it's only recently become the latest hit craze compulsive mobile game everyone and their mum needs to play. A cutesy take on the classic tradition of helicopter tunnel games, it has players guiding a wonky bird through endless obstacles by tapping to flap. But at the height of its popularity, creator Dong Nguyen has pulled the iOS and Android from app stores, saying it "ruins my simple life."

Read more: Had been earning $50k per day »

"He is a better man than me, I suppose. I would have just set back, and cackled in glee as the ..."
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier iOS & Android game coming from Gameloft

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier iOS & Android game coming from Gameloft

Another Marvel movie is hitting theaters soon, which means another licensed Gameloft game is hitting smartphones. Gameloft is making an iOS and Android game based on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It will be available in late March, just in time for the movie's April 4th release.

"Players can expect a truly involved Captain America experience, with many characters from both the movie and the comics," Gameloft VP Karine Kaiser said in the announcement. The game will have players controlling Captain America leading a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in a battle against various Marvel villains. The story is "inspired" by the film, but won't be exactly the same.

Watch: The trailer »

"The legacy of Acclaim Entertainment appears to be alive and well. "
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R-Type II coming soon to iOS and Android

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R-Type II coming soon to iOS and Android

Remember the 1989 arcade shooter R-Type II from Irem? If not, you're about to get a re-introduction, as porting studio DotEmu is bringing Irem's shmup sequel to both iOS and Android. First released in arcades back in 1989, the game has you once again hop into a singular space ship, facing off against the vile alien Bydo Empire.

Read more: But how soon is "soon"? »

"Or just use Mame... But this is a very hard, twitch reflex game, and vitrullay impossible to ..."
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Ouya launches 16GB model for $130

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Ouya launches 16GB model for $130

The Android-powered Ouya hasn't exactly set the world ablaze, but the company has put out a new model with a few revisions to tempt new buyers. The new model doubles the memory and offers a few other hardware revisions, all with a new paint job for $129.99.

Read more: Matte black finish, boosted wifi, revised controller »

"Not limited to Ouya, can work for other pcs / laptops. Its an app based on the NVidia shield ..."
- trelain    See all 14 comments


F2P Dungeon Keeper out on iOS and Android

F2P Dungeon Keeper out on iOS and Android

At long last, a new Dungeon Keeper is upon is! Oh. A new free-to-play mobile Dungeon Keeper. That's a bit different, then. Still, you might be curious to see how Mythic has turned Bullfrog's beloved dungeon overlord RTS into a tower defense/offense-ish asynchronous multiplayer doodad, and can do so now on iOS and Android.

Read more: Invading other players' dungeons »

"UGH. Spent some time with this and what a waste of the IP. It's basically like those flash ..."
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