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  • Blog Post: The Term ‘Free-To-Play' Might Be On Its Way Out

    Earlier this month, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority issued a ruling that may have far-reaching implications for free-to-play games. The organization deemed that EA’s use of the word “free” with regard to Dungeon Keeper Mobile (a title that uses in-app microtransactions... More
  • Blog Post: Mobile Stealth Title République Goes Free This Week

    Camoflaj's first mobile app had players assisting a sentient AI named Hope as she escaped a containment facility. If you were hesitant to jump into the games first episode when it released, now is the perfect time, because it won't cost you a dime. For a week, the game won't even cost you... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Endless Runner Record Run Now Available On iOS

    A new mobile game from Rock Band and Dance Central creators Harmonix is now available on Apple platforms. In keeping with Harmonix's body of work, Record Run creates endless runner levels based on the music stored on the user's iPhone or iPad. It works with most format, excluding older Apple... More
  • Blog Post: EA Confronting Security Phishing Scam

    Update: We've received a comment from an official source at Electronic Arts, who both confirms the existence of the threat, and indicates that any future such attempts should not be possible. “We have found it, we have isolated it, and we are making sure such attempts are no longer possible... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch And Gameloft Partner Bring Livestreaming to iOS

    Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS will be the first iOS game with the ability to livestream gameplay to the popular online service. Asphalt 8 has the ability to embed part of the new Twitch app for iOS into the game itself, letting players stream their gameplay, as well as audio and video of... More
  • Blog Post: Google Play Update To Allow Cross-Platform Multiplayer With iOS

    A new update to Google Play game services will make it easier for developers to create games that support multi-platform mobile multiplayer. Google Play's back-end tools have received an update that allows developers to manage leader boards and achievements across platforms, as well as support multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Amazon's Android Box Coming In March

    A multifunctional, Android-powered, set-top device from Amazon, which we first reported on last year , is still in the works. Not only that, but it is reportedly being prepped for a March release. According to Recode , the WebTV unit is being positioned to compete with Apple TV and Roku. It would allow... More
  • Blog Post: Flappy Bird Is No Longer Available To Download

    Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen made good on yesterday's promises . Flappy Bird is no longer available on iTunes, or the Android marketplace. You can still search for the game on iTunes , as well as the Android marketplace , but you will be directed to pages that look like this: Yesterday, creator... More
  • Blog Post: Flappy Bird Creator Is Pulling The Game Down

    The creator of the popular iOS and Android game Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, has decided to pull the game from iTunes and the Android marketplace. I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore. — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory... More
  • Blog Post: Virtue's Last Reward Developers Bring Visual Interactive Novel To iOS

    Spike Chunsoft, the developers behind 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and its sequel Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward recently published an interactive novel called Banshee's Last Cry on iOS devices. It's not quite a game, but it does have interactive elements with the ability... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Cortana's Voice To Bing Search On Smartphones

    According to a report, Microsoft is infusing its mobile Bing app with voice functionality - and Halo's fictional AI hottie Cortana has been cast in the starring role. In short, Cortana will being going head-to-head with Apple's Siri. According to MSFTNerd : "Cortana will be voiced by Jen... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Apple Signs FTC Consent Decree

    In-app purchases are part of the mobile ecosystem, but Apple drew attention from the FTC regarding the steps it was taking to keep children from making unauthorized purchases. Though the affair began years ago (and led to a lawsuit in which Apple settled), the company has now reportedly signed an FTC... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon HeartGold And SoulSilver Soundtracks Now Available On iTunes

    The soundtracks for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are now available to purchase and download through iTunes. Nintendo has slowly been trickling out the soundtracks for its Pokémon games on iTunes. The Pokémon X & Y soundtracks released in November , with the soundtracks for... More
  • Blog Post: More Than $10 Billion Spent In Apple's App Store In 2013

    In a recent press release , Apple announced that its App Store, a popular home for mobile games, had a hugely successful 2013. More than $10 billion was spent in the App Store in 2013, with $1 billion of those dollars changing hands in December alone, marking the service's most successful month in... More
  • Blog Post: DualShock 4 Also Works With Mac

    We already knew that Sony's new controller would have "limited functionality" with PCs, now it appears that the Apple crowd will be able to game with the new controller as well. Vine user Chris Gallizzi posted this brief video of himself using a DualShock 4 to play Hotline Miami on his... More
  • Blog Post: Apple's OS X Mavericks Will Be Free For All Users Today

    Apple has just announced that the new version of its operating system, Mavericks, will be free starting today. Users will be able to download an upgrade app from the App Store on Mac computers. Regardless of which version of the operating system you're currently running, the Mavericks upgrade will... More
  • Blog Post: The Stanley Parable Is Coming To Mac

    Currently, The Stanley Parable is only available on PC, but the game's creator, Davey Wreden, says a mac version should be ready to go soon. In an e-mail from Wredon, he wasn't able to provide a release date or window for when the Mac version of the game would be available, but he says that he... More
  • Blog Post: Breath Of Fire Creator Bringing Blade Fantasy To iOS Devices In Japan

    Makoto Ikehara, the creator of the Breath of Fire series, has a new RPG in the works for iOS devices in Japan. Blade Fantasia is a, "light and smart, full-scale RPG," according to the game's Japanese trailer below. It's an RPG that can be played with one hand where players flick spells... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Final Fantasy Agito May See Release Outside Of Japan

    Final Fantasy Agito was recently confirmed for Japanese mobile devices , but it looks like the game may be localized for english-speaking gamers, as well. A European trademark for the free-to-play iOS Final Fantasy Agito appeared recently on the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market's website... More
  • Blog Post: Apple Launching New iPhones 5C And 5S Next Week

    During Apple's event, the company announced two new iPhones, the 5C and the 5S. The 5C (seen above) is changing the body design of the iPhone with a seamless plastic casing and no joints. The 5C will also be available in a number of different colors including green, white, blue, red, and yellow.... More
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