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Amazon Fire TV announced, will get games from 2K, Ubisoft, and more

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 02, 2014 9:00am PDT

As expected, Amazon has announced an Android-based set-top box. Fire TV looks a lot like Vita TV, and features a quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and will support games.


"Had to look this up. So the Adreno 320 is probably the same one in the N7 (2013). That would ..."

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April Fools: Blizzard announces Happy Reaper

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Blizzard's next venture into Sanctuary is a 2D mobile tapping adventure called Happy Reaper.


Google Maps updated with Pokemon Challenge

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 10:30am PDT

Google has updated its Maps app with Pokemon. And while it may seem like an April Fools joke, it's true: launch the app, hit the search bar, "Press Start," and you'll be able to start hunting down Pokemon.


"So many lines of code to make this, none of which remove the default shake-to-send-feedback in ..."

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Threes studio reacts to clones by detailing 14-month development

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2014 9:00am PDT

Threes! developer Sirvo has detailed its creation process from start to finish in a lengthy blog post, in an effort to fight clones by showing how much work went into the original.


Blizzard AR Viewer app brings Reaper of Souls art book to life

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 27, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Blizzard has released a new AR Viewer app on iOS and Android to help bring the pages of your Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Collector's Edition art book to life.


"Just tried it out and it's pretty cool. Being able to zoom in on models like they were right in ..."

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Game of Thrones: Ascent out now on iPad

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 26, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Game of Thrones: Ascent has made the journey to iOS and will feature weekly updates to coincide with the upcoming season of the HBO series.


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Nvidia Shield's April update includes remote streaming

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 25, 2014 4:30pm PDT

Nvidia Shield will receive a major update on April 2, updating its OS to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and introducing the ability to stream games from outside a user's home.


"This is cool shit. Honestly though I'd rather Nvidia just made a really nice controller that ..."

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Star Wars Pinball getting four 'Heroes Within' tables

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2014 11:30am PDT

Star Wars Pinball is getting four more tables, themed after Han Solo, Episode 4, Droids, and "Masters of the Force."


"Read the headline, thought it's already jumped the shark. But, this looks like a lot of fun."

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Trials Frontier coming to iOS April 10

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2014 12:15pm PDT

Trials Fusion is coming to iOS on April 10, Ubisoft has announced. The Android version is still slated to arrive later.


MacGyver game being duct-taped together for mobile

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 24, 2014 8:45am PDT

MacGyver is becoming a video game. The iconic 80s TV series followed the adventures of a secret agent who had the magical ability to transform...


"As a mobile game this will most likely be something really horrible. They better remember ..."

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Papo & Yo creator announces adventure game Cali

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2014 6:15am PDT

Papo & Yo creator Vander Caballero has announced his next game, an adventure game called Cali that follows a boy during an adolescent ritual.


"Papo & Yo was excellent. I'm surprised I haven't heard more about that game, here. I look ..."

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Why Don't Starve moved away from free-to-play

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Fun fact: Klei first envisioned Don't Starve as a free-to-play adventure. So what made them change their minds? Lead designer Kevin Forbes discusses Klei's mindset during a recent GDC panel.


"Great artcle, thanks Ozzie! Loved Don't Starve when it came out on Steam. I'm not a huge fan ..."

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World of Tanks Blitz begins closed beta registration

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 11:30am PDT

Wargaming has announced that you can now register to participate in the closed beta for World of Tanks Blitz, the mobile spin-off of its tank combat game.


NFL Players Inc to award mobile games license through new competition

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2014 3:30pm PDT

While Electronics Arts may have locked down the NFL license on console, mobile is more open. NFL Players Inc is looking to give away their license to a new developer through a new competition.


Ouya no longer requires games to be free-to-play

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Ouya is abandoning the free-to-try model originally required for all Ouya games.


"Before Ouya came out, it was going to be open. The sky was the limit. It made sense to be a ..."

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