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Angry Birds 2 Review: riddled with potential and purchases

Angry Birds 2 Review: riddled with potential and purchases

Today we're having a peek at the next big release from Rovio, the game called Angry Birds 2. The name is a strange one, coming from a company that's actually releasing its THIRTEENTH Angry Birds game this week, but it is a return to the basics... in a sense... anyway. No seasons here, no special characters or cross-brand relationships. Just Angry Birds and their popping of Pigs. And a whole lot of extras. Lots of extras. So many extra features that you're going to get confused at what you're looking at.

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Angry Birds 2 lands on Google Play today

Angry Birds 2 lands on Google Play today

If you have owned a smartphone in the last several years, odds are you have played Angry Birds or one of the spin off games in the franchise. Angry Birds is one of the most popular mobile games in the world and today gamers will have a new edition to the franchise to check out. Angry Birds 2 lands on Google Play today.

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Titanfall to get free-to-play version in Asia

Titanfall to get free-to-play version in Asia

Titanfall, the hit mech-based first-person shooter originally released for Xbox and PC last year, is probably the last title you'd expect to go free-to-play, but that's what's happening. But don't expect it to be showing up on your smartphone or tablet, where free-to-play games are a dime-a-dozen. Instead, Titanfall will be getting a special PC release just for the Asian market, where the free-to-play genre is huge, thanks to a partnership between the game's makers and Japan's Nexon.

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Razer Serval Android gaming controller lands on Google Play store

Razer Serval Android gaming controller lands on Google Play store

One of the biggest challenges to playing some Android games on your mobile device is that on-screen controls or tilt controls often leave a lot to be desired. Thankfully, there are bunches of different gaming controllers that will connect to your Android device and allow you to use a controller for your favorite games. A new Bluetooth Android gaming controller has landed on the Google Play store from Razer called the Serval.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s movie director tipped: Gil Kenan

Five Nights at Freddy’s movie director tipped: Gil Kenan

In early April, it was announced that the mild horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s will be turned into a movie by Warner Bros., which acquired the film rights earlier this year. That rights acquisition wasn’t just a move to cut off other potential studios — Warner Bros. is actively working on production plans, and we’ve already been teased by what they include. Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Roy Lee have already been revealed as on-board, and now the film’s director has been leaked.

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King’s Quest: Chapter 1 for PS3, PS4 now available

King’s Quest: Chapter 1 for PS3, PS4 now available

As promised, the first chapter of the reimagined King’s Quest game has arrived for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, offering a family friendly storyline that revolves around old King Graham and the stories he tells his young granddaughter, Gwendolyn. King Graham’s stories detail his own adventures from his younger days, and gamers get to play out those adventures, doing so in a game that “blends art, gameplay, and storytelling”. Old fans and new alike will enjoy the title, says The Odd Gentlemen’s founder Matt Korba.

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Nintendo sees surprise profit: has Splatoon, 3DS, amiibo to thank

Nintendo sees surprise profit: has Splatoon, 3DS, amiibo to thank

Nintendo detailed its latest quarterly financial details today, revealing a surprise upswing in revenue as quarterly sales increased more than 20-percent and net profit hit 8.28 billion yen (versus last year’s 9.9 billion yen loss for the same quarter). Nintendo largely has a combination of weaker yen and a sharp rise in new game sales to thank, the latter of which was led by the widespread success of Splatoon. As expected, amiibo — which gained several new figures over the past couple months — also helped the video game company.

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LEGO Dimensions origin story trailer revealed

LEGO Dimensions origin story trailer revealed

A trailer showing the storyline in the upcoming video game series LEGO Dimensions is revealed. Here's how all the LEGO dimensions collide: DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, Scooby-Doo, LEGO Chima, Doctor Who, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, Portal, and Midway Arcade. One evil fellow and the 14 most popular LEGO-licensed brands in history. His name is Lord Vortech, and his quest is to control the Multiverse.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD lands on PCs August 18

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD lands on PCs August 18

As mentioned last month, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, a title in the almost never ending franchise that started its life on the PSP, is coming to the PC. Back then, the announcement was missing a few crucial details. Little did we know that it was because we wouldn't really have to wait that long. Square Enix has just announced that the game arrives 18th of August. But even before that date, you can already pre-order your copy on Steam and get a few goodies, most of which, amusingly, isn't related to the game at all.

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Microsoft says it’s working on PC to Xbox One streaming

Microsoft says it’s working on PC to Xbox One streaming

Less than a week after Xbox chief Phil Spencer hinted on Twitter that game streaming from PC to Xbox One might one day be a possibility, Microsoft has come right out and said it's working on just such a feature. With the release of Windows 10, one of the biggest features for gamers is the ability to stream Xbox One games to a PC running the new operating system. Speaking to The Verge, Spencer confirmed that they were working on making the opposite a reality, however without any indication of when it might be possible.

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New Minecraft edition free for Windows 10 users

New Minecraft edition free for Windows 10 users

If you're a PC user, you likely already know that Microsoft's Windows 10 is now available, and it's a free upgrade for those already running Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has been working hard for the last few months to make upgrading seem as appealing and painless as possible, but now it's relying on its acquisition of Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for one last-ditch effort. Those who already own Minecraft and have purchased or upgraded to Windows 10 are now eligible to get the latest update for Minecraft for free.

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Razer willing to shoulder OUYA’s indie debt

Razer willing to shoulder OUYA’s indie debt

OUYA might have found a bit of salvation in Razer when the latter acquired part of OUYA's operations, but that doesn't mean it has completely escaped controversy. Now hounding both companies, indie developers have voiced out concerns over OUYA seemingly "screwing them out" of promised thousands of dollars under its Free the Games marketing stint. Although not legally obligated to do so, since it didn't buy that part of OUYA's business, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan wants to do good by these indie devs and is willing to pay what OUYA owes them under slightly revised conditions.

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