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Amazing Alex tops the mobile charts

Amazing Alex tops the mobile charts

Did we really expect anything else? The next game from Angry Birds creator Rovio has managed to climb to the top of the mobile gaming charts after just one day. Already a global phenomenon, the 99-cent iPhone game is the best-selling iPhone app in no fewer than 35 countries. Meanwhile, the $2.99 high-def version is the best-selling iPad app in 50 countries.

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Rovio brings Angry Birds to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Rovio brings Angry Birds to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Samsung is hoping that Smart TVs will take off, Rovio is on a quest for total screen domination... why not pair the two together? Rovio and Samsung have announced a partnership that will see Angry Birds making the jump to the ES7000, ES8000, and ES9000 Smart TVs. The redesigned game will take advantage of the motion sensors found in the televisions. Angry Birds also leverages the new Smart TV SDK, allowing the app to run natively on the television without the need for an additional set-top box or console.

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Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android

Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android

Yesterday, Rovio announced that its latest game, Amazing Alex, would finally launch for iOS and Android devices. True to its word, the game is now available on both respective app stores. On iOS, the game costs $0.99 (and £0.69) while a $0.99 and free version is available for Android. The game sees you manipulating physics along with different objects in order to solve puzzles.

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Rovio launching Amazing Alex for iOS and Android on July 12th

Rovio launching Amazing Alex for iOS and Android on July 12th

Ready for Rovio’s next mobile game? The company purchased the intellectual property rights to Casey’s Contraptions back in May, saying that it was going to revamp the game with new levels and updated graphics. Now Rovio has said that Amazing Alex will debut on iOS and Android tomorrow, on July 12th. While a rebrand and relatively minor update might not be all that exciting, it will bring the game to a new audience through Rovio’s brand and marketing pizzazz.

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Rovio may be planning Angry Birds version to play as pigs

Rovio may be planning Angry Birds version to play as pigs

We’ve all had some good practice at launching a few thousand or so virtual birds into virtual air, and now Rovio may have plans to shake things up a little but allowing users to take the other side by playing as one of the green pigs. After two years of being the target, it seems as if it’s officially time for the pigs to take revenge on their avian rivals.

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Namco Bandai brings 22 classic games to Asha Touch devices

Namco Bandai brings 22 classic games to Asha Touch devices

Namco Bandai announced 22 classic arcade games will be brought to Asha Touch devices and will be available to download from the Nokia Store starting today. The games have been optimized for touchscreens on the Nokia Asha 205, Asha 306 and Asha 311, which just recently launched last month. The devices come equipped with the new Nokia Browser that can compress content up to 84 percent in order to reduce data consumption.

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iCade Mobile Gaming System for iPhone now available

iCade Mobile Gaming System for iPhone now available

Mobile gaming is super fun, except when it feels like you’re failing at a terribly awkward and sometimes painful thumb war against your phone’s touchscreen. Today, the iCade Mobile Gaming System for iPhone became available to solve that problem and make your gaming experience a whole lot more comfortable on the thumbs and fingers.

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Epic Games iOS Infinity Blade is company’s most profitable

Epic Games iOS Infinity Blade is company’s most profitable

Epic Games has an interesting little factoid that it wants you to be aware of. Its iPhone/iPad game Infinity Blade is more profitable than Gears of War. That is, of course, if you look at it on a relative scale. Obviously, the company's total revenue brought in by its blockbuster console titles far outweighs that of any of its mobile endeavors.

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Atari offers 100 iOS games free for 40th anniversary

Atari offers 100 iOS games free for 40th anniversary

Atari is celebrating its 40th anniversary by giving away 100 of its most popular retro games for free on iTunes. Each iOS version pays homage to the original and is designed to mimic the gameplay that Atari fans remember. The games are in an app called Atari's Greatest Hits, which normally costs $9.99.

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Nintendo 3DS XL fondled on video

Nintendo 3DS XL fondled on video

Nintendo revealed that it would be releasing an upgraded version of the 3DS last week dubbed the 3DS XL, bringing with it a larger screen and improved battery life. Several French gaming websites have already had a chance to take the new handheld for a spin and serve up some first impressions, with the results mostly being positive. At first many were skeptical of the 3DS XL, believing that a simple boost in size wouldn’t amount to significant differences, but it looks like Nintendo have made several other tweaks that should improve the overall gaming experience.

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Arcadie for iPhone Review

Arcadie for iPhone Review

Remember the iCade? What originally started out as an April Fool’s joke on ThinkGeek morphed into a legitimate product a little over a year later. Take that same concept, shrink it down, and what do you get? The Arcadie for iPhone. Featuring a joystick and two physical buttons, the arcade cabinet houses an iPhone or iPod Touch in the back and lets you play some variations of classic arcade games. We decided to take one for a spin, so head past the jump for the full review.

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Tencent buys minority stake in Epic Games

Tencent buys minority stake in Epic Games

China's Internet giant, Tencent, has purchased a minority stake in leading US game developer Epic Games, maker of the Unreal gaming engine that powers many of the high-end console-quality franchises such as Mass Effect and Gears of War. Epic Games is also behind the popular console-quality iOS mobile game Infinity Blade.

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