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Rovio and Zynga battle for mobile and social gaming supremacy

Rovio and Zynga battle for mobile and social gaming supremacy

This morning it was announced by Finnish mobile entertainment company and Angry Birds creator Rovio that they'd acquired Futuremark Games studio. Last week we heard that Zynga picked up the makers of Draw Something, the fabulously titled OMGPOP. Now what we've got is a silent war on our hands, not to destroy one another, but to gain sway over the social networking and mobile gaming worlds startup by startup. Zynga currently dominates the social aspect of this equation, while Rovio is tearing through mobile gaming with a hot knife, carrying out a release of its newest game Angry Birds: Space with healthy precision.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 26, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 26, 2012

It's time to get heavy when it comes to wrapping up - Monday morning Wrap-Up posts are always like this, ladies and gentlemen, where there's a bit more wrapping than a wrapper normally deals with, a whole weekend to devour! We'll start out clean with Philip Berne and his Cheating at Foursquare. This of course can lead you directly into talk by Don Reisinger asking: Are We Going Too Far With Our Tech Obsession? Then you'll hear how the CEO of GameStop doesn't want the Xbox 720 to block pre-owned games - surprise! There's a whole new Canon out there and we've got a pre-review round-up as well as a Hands-on and sample collection of our own! Don't forget last week's Weekly Wrap-Up before you dive head-first into this weeks goods!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 19, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 19, 2012

Welcome to the first week after the new iPad has been released - it's a strange world here where Apple's products dominate our everyday lives: is it any wonder why they've decided to buy their company back off the market? Apple's announced a $10 billion USD share repurchase and Q4 dividend. That announcement does not include Tim Cook, mind you. Meanwhile we've got the biggest and best tip for the Galaxy S III yet,

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Venus Express blinded after massive solar storms

Venus Express blinded after massive solar storms

For those of you unfamiliar with the term "Venus Express," do not worry: it's not a train heading into outer space - it's already out there, and it's a spacecraft in crisis. There aren't any humans aboard this spacecraft at the moment, it being the eyes and ears of the European Space Agency around the second planet from the sun in our solar system, but concern remains as 40 hours have passed since the most recent solar storm has pushed over the unit and it's gone "blind." The cameras aboard this spacecraft have been rendered inoperable for the time being with officials racing to get them back online before they're lost for good, they meanwhile relying on gyroscopes to keep the unit online and on track.

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Avi Greengart’s Toy Fair 2012

Avi Greengart’s Toy Fair 2012

I have attended and spoken at a lot of trade shows over the years – consumer electronics, telephony, computing, broadcasting, database programming, home theater, whatever SXSW is – but I have always wanted to go to Toy Fair. Even the name of it sounds like fun – who doesn’t like toys? This year I finally found an excuse to go, and it wasn’t to see Star Wars toys. (Well, at least it wasn’t the only reason.) At CES this year, there were tons of connected toys – board games that interact with an iPad, children’s educational tablets, and lots of flying things with iPhone controllers. I covered a few of these in my holiday gift guide, but thought that it would be worth attending Toy Fair 2012 and seeing how deeply connectivity really went in the toy industry. What new gadgets would I find? Are vendors embedding 3G and 4G radios into toys, or just WiFi? Toy Fair agreed, and gave me a press pass.

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American Airlines gets first iPad for cockpit approval by FAA

American Airlines gets first iPad for cockpit approval by FAA

Earlier this year it was announced that the FAA would begin approving the iPad for airline use in cockpits by pilots wishing to use the Apple tablet to navigate with maps - this week American Airlines is the first to be approved to make this situation a reality. This past June the Allied Pilots Association announced that American Airlines was the first to conduct tests of the iPad for all phases of flight as used by the pilots of their planes. The Federal Aviation Administration approved the testing of iPads on American Airlines airplanes with electronic charts this summer, and the final phases appear to have been completed in the weeks leading up to this one.

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iTunes Rewind 2011 goes live: top apps, movies, and music listed

iTunes Rewind 2011 goes live: top apps, movies, and music listed

This week Apple has released their annual best of the year list titled "iTunes Rewind 2011" this year showing off the best selling and best performing apps, games, movies, and music over the past 12 months. Top places for sales are separate from voted categories like Game of the Year, App of the Year, and more classic categories for media usually categorized as such, like Best Comedy, Best Romance, and Best Breakout Comedy. Can you guess which shows won what? How about which apps sold the most for the iPhone -- how about for the iPad? Discover a lovely sampling here and now!

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Google Music Artist Hub gives no-label indy bands full control

Google Music Artist Hub gives no-label indy bands full control

Google has announced this week a whole new Google Music which will, as they explain, allow music artists to sell their own music at a 70/30 cut, that's 70% of the profit sent to the artist or band, plus a one-time fee. Artists are able to create their own profile for a one-time $25 fee, and will be able to sell their music directly to fans through this page. Individual tracks and albums will be able to be posted and sold, and all purchases will be able to be shared in the Google+ social network, through Android, and more. You'll be able to share tracks for free, preview tracks as little or as much for free as you like, and cash in without any label in between.

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Modern Warfare 3 Is What’s Wrong With the Game Business

Modern Warfare 3 Is What’s Wrong With the Game Business

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is on store shelves. And as expected, it has proven wildly popular around the world. Even better for Activision, the game’s publisher, it was able to succeed just weeks after its chief competitor, Battlefield 3, hit store shelves. As with previous years, Modern Warfare 3’s success is being touted as an entertainment industry marvel. And the vast majority of industry critics have given it high marks, thanks to its outstanding visuals, solid gameplay, and top-notch multiplayer experience.

But I, for one, am not happy to see Modern Warfare 3 succeed. In fact, I think the game is what’s wrong with the gaming industry.

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