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EA launches mobile game to celebrate 30 years of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

EA launches mobile game to celebrate 30 years of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

The last time I thought about a video game that had E.T. in it was back in the 80s when the Atari was the game console to have. It's hard to believe that we're coming up on the 30th birthday of the 1982 classic movie. To celebrate the anniversary, EA has announced that its subsidiary Chillingo is releasing a mobile game for iOS devices called E.T.: The Green Planet that features an interactive trip to E.T.'s home planet.

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BlackBerry 10 app submissions open today

BlackBerry 10 app submissions open today

In a move that essentially means RIM is ready for business, BlackBerry App World has begun accepting submissions of BlackBerry 10 optimized apps today. This event marks one of the more important steps that must be taken before BlackBerry 10 may be released in the real world, and RIM is projecting themselves as a group that's ready and willing to start this engine with a bang. The announcement includes suggestions for developers to get in early so that their app may be featured in the first wave of "preferred carousel placements" at the launch of the operating system in early 2013.

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Apple axes in-app ads for non-iTunes stores

Apple axes in-app ads for non-iTunes stores

There's a clause in the iOS developer guidelines listing that has reportedly been added on the 12th of September that may well have far-reaching effects on the way game and app creators find cash outside the iTunes app store. This note says that “Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected.” Bad news for those that come in to the iTunes app store with a free offering hoping to spur purchases for themselves in stores outside Apple's own.

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Google Voice update lands on iOS

Google Voice update lands on iOS

We've been writing a lot about new updates for iOS apps lately, but for the first time in recent memory, we finally have more to talk about than the fact that an app has been updated to support iOS 6 and iPhone 5. Google has unleashed a new update for Google Voice on iOS, and though the changelog is still painfully short, it does come with a pair of exciting new features in tow.

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iOS developers deliver app updates for iPhone 5

iOS developers deliver app updates for iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 has only been available for a few days, but some iOS developers have wasted no time in pushing updates for their apps. Of course, all iOS apps are compatible with the iPhone 5, but some developers are releasing updates so their apps can take advantage of the extra screen space. Some of these developers delivered their updates on Friday, the day the iPhone 5 was released, while a steady stream of iOS devs have been launching updates throughout the weekend and into this week.

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Firefox OS Marketplace appears in leaked images

Firefox OS Marketplace appears in leaked images

Those of you hankering for another look at the incoming Firefox OS will be happy with this next piece of news. Engadget is playing host to a collection of leaked images that show off the Firefox OS Marketplace, giving us an idea of how we'll shop for apps using the OS. Of course, we use the term "shop" loosely since all of the apps that appear in the images are being offered for free, but what can you do?

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LG announces Game World for CINEMA 3D Smart TV line

LG announces Game World for CINEMA 3D Smart TV line

LG is gearing up for a "new era of downloadable casual 3D games" by announcing Game World, a new casual games store for its CINEMA 3D line of Smart TVs. As you can probably imagine, Game World functions similarly to other app stores out there, allowing users to search for, purchase, and keep a collection of casual games. LG says that the games featured in Game World can be played with the company's Magic Remote, but if you're not crazy about the idea of playing video games with a remote control, many of the games also come with support for third-party gamepads.

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Google Play gift cards readied for iTunes attack

Google Play gift cards readied for iTunes attack

It's time to get physical with Google Play, the online media store where Google sells apps, music, and movies, because the big G has just revealed gift cards for retail. Just like Apple's mega-popular iTunes Gift Card initiative, Google is bringing on at least two cards to the show, prepping them for the likes of Target, Best Buy, Fry's, and retail locations across the United States. Google has not yet officially let it be known that these cards exist, but there they are, plain as day.

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Google Play App Policy tightens up

Google Play App Policy tightens up

This week Google has released a set of updated policies for developers to follow for apps hoping to be part of their official Google Play app store. There's a relatively short list of changes, but the rules have some far-reaching abilities to put it lightly. Developers are required to meet the listed policy changes as soon as possible, and any apps seen disobeying the rules will have 30 days to change or face the axe.

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