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Nintendo enters the smartphone games business with DeNA

By Daniel Perez, Mar 17, 2015 6:34am PDT

Get ready to play games based on your favorite Nintendo IPs on your smartphone and tablet thanks to this new partnership.


"I kind of wonder if they'll use mobile as an old/new idea/ip testing ground, see what gets ..."

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Opinion: Powerful Tablets Can Mean an End for Gaming PCs

By Steven Wong, Jan 09, 2015 9:00am PST

With tablets and other mobile devices becoming ever more powerful, is the age of PC gaming desktops and notebooks coming to an end?


"HIGHLY doubtful. If anything, there will just be space for all. Perhaps it will be a ..."

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Q*Bert returns next week with new PC release

By Robert Workman, Jul 03, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Q*Bert is coming back, and he's hopping mad.


"That's because there's no Springy. DAMN YOU SPRINGY! STOP FOLLOWING ME, OR I'LL JUMP!"

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Kinectimals go Unleashed on Windows 8

By Robert Workman, May 09, 2014 2:00pm PDT

The Kinectimals are running wild in a new mobile game for Windows 8, available now.


World of Goo coming to Android 'soon'

By Xav de Matos, Oct 05, 2011 2:45pm PDT

The unique, indie puzzle-adventure World of Goo from 2D Boy is bound for Android devices, the developer revealed in a blog post today. No specific release date was revealed; however, 2D Boy's blog notes that it will be available "soon."


"I really wish they'd do a widescreen/higher resolution update for it."

- MeestaNob see all 3 comments

Mobile games almost half of full game downloads

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2011 9:15am PDT

The NPD's Online Gaming 2011 report suggests that 47% of digital full game purchases are on mobile devices, though it's important to note that this is in units sold, not revenue.


"Ok it was generated from consumers. So, its a bit irrelevant if they have Steam information or not."

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EA discounts select mobile titles in 2nd annual 'Sweet 99 Cent Deals' promo

By Xav de Matos, Apr 22, 2011 3:00pm PDT

EA discounts a slew of games in its mobile division for its 2nd annual "Sweet 99 Cent Deals" promotion.


"sweet deals indeed, I just bought every single one of their games I did not own (which is pretty ..."

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Off-Road Velociraptor Safari Sequel Hits iPhone

By Nick Breckon, Jan 08, 2009 11:24am PST

Three, two, one: Raptor. Flashbang Studios, the creators of Off-Road Velociraptor Safari and Minotaur China Shop, today announced that its new...


"Off-Road Velociraptor Safari looks a lot better than I remember it looking way back when it was ..."

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Konami Unveils 'Next Metal Gear'

By Chris Faylor, Dec 17, 2008 8:34am PST

After weeks of teasing "a next Metal Gear", series publisher Konami has officially announced that the popular stealth-action franchise is coming...


"So would releasing Halo on other systems. That's not the way the world works."

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The Brothers in Arms iPhone Game Is Pretty Fancy

By Nick Breckon, Dec 03, 2008 8:00pm PST

Gameloft's Brothers in Arms iPhone title, Hour of Heroes, was released yesterday on the Apple App Store--and it's pretty impressive. Most...


"Yeah and you ran out in the middle of the battle field!! who the hell trained you on military ..."

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Smartphones Used More For Games Than Business Applications, Claims NPD Report

By Chris Faylor, Nov 11, 2008 8:58am PST

"More smartphone owners are playing games than using business related applications on their device," claims a new report from marketing research...


Apple: iPod Touch 'Best Portable Device for Gaming'

By Nick Breckon, Sep 09, 2008 11:57am PDT

Apple called out handheld console makers during its "Let's Rock" event in San Francisco this morning, debuting a new iPod Touch ad that directly...


"Where is that quote from? It's not in the article on the shack or engadget. "

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John Carmack Laments Lack of id iPhone Game, Hacking iPhone Games Together in the Meantime

By Nick Breckon, Jul 11, 2008 2:54pm PDT

In an interview with Shacknews conducted earlier today, legendary Doom developer and id Software co-founder John Carmack expressed regret that his...


"PS: is any of you that retarded kiwi, Springah aka springah@gmail.com straight out of the ..."

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iTunes App Store Launches with iPhone Games, Additional Titles Being Added, Tetris Due Tomorrow

By Chris Faylor, Jul 10, 2008 9:29am PDT

Apple's new iPhone firmware arrived today, and alongside it, the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch users has formally launched. The...


"We'll see. There are several original (or sequels, such as monkey ball) that make better use of ..."

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Sony Reveals Motion-controlled Gaming Phone with PlayStation Styling

By Chris Faylor, Jun 18, 2008 9:30am PDT

Continuing the recent trend of motion-controlled cell phone games, mobile maker Sony Ericsson has unveiled the F305, a gaming-focused phone with a...


"It's not always bad. I've found the iPhone to be pretty durable battery-wise with internet ..."

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