mobile gaming

EA expects Simpsons mobile game to be one of its biggest titles of 2012

EA expects Simpsons mobile game to be one of its biggest titles of 2012

The yellow-skinned Fox cartoon series has kind of fallen out of favor in recent years, but Electronic Arts is planning to release a new mobile app based on The Simpsons that it expects to be a big cash cow moving forward. Or, as Mr. Burns might say, "Excellent." The company is developing the app as a freemium title, meaning players can download it for free and will then be suckered into paying money once they get hooked.

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Windows Phone developer says he could transfer 90% of his code to Windows 8

Windows Phone developer says he could transfer 90% of his code to Windows 8

As long as there's a world where not every device runs the exact same operating system (in other words...ALWAYS), the word "porting" will always exist. After developers toil for hours and hours to create a program on one platform, they inevitably need to eventually bring it to another platform. This process can either be a bit tedious or really tedious.

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Zynga says 10% of Words With Friends players have hooked up

Zynga says 10% of Words With Friends players have hooked up

Whether you're a master wordsmith or you're the kind of person who thinks about punching in random words on the popular social game Words With Friends, there's one word that is combining more players than you might think - sex. In honor of Valentine's Day, Zynga surveyed 100,000 active Words With Friends players and asked them if and how the game has become part of their love life.

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Hasbro grabs Zynga licensing rights for toys

Hasbro grabs Zynga licensing rights for toys

Mattel made a huge killing in its partnership with Rovio and its merchandise like the Angry Birds board game. So rival toy conglomerate Hasbro is saying, "Gee, I'd like a piece of that." It has forged a deal with fellow newly minted gaming giant Zynga to bring a line of games and toys based on some of the most popular social game franchises in the industry. Among the licenses it now has access to are Mafia Wars and Farmville.

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Bioware’s Mass Effect 3 comes to iOS with Infiltrator

Bioware’s Mass Effect 3 comes to iOS with Infiltrator

The Mass Effect 3 bandwagon is making its way to the iPad, bringing the larger-than-life sci-fi world to a 10-inch device you can take with you on-the-go. It is a special, exclusive installment in the Mass Effect storyline available only for the portable platform and its name is Mass Effect Infiltrator. Unlike its console counterparts, this game is strictly a fighting game.

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KISS frontman Gene Simmons eyes Angry Birds deal

KISS frontman Gene Simmons eyes Angry Birds deal

When you think of colorful, odd-shaped birds flinging into a group of circular green pigs, does a man who dresses up in gaudy black-and-white makeup and gothic black outfits come to mind? Well, maybe. But then again, with the number of different promotions and partnerships Rovio has managed to milk out of Angry Birds, pretty much anything sounds like it makes sense at this point.

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Nokia’s 1997 game Snake authentically recreated on Windows Phone

Nokia’s 1997 game Snake authentically recreated on Windows Phone

There aren't many mobile phone games from the 1990s that are really worth taking a second look. In fact, the entire market of vintage cell phone games is sorely uninspiring, but there is one that has and always will stand out from its monochromatic brethren. If you had a Nokia phone back in the day, then you either played Snake or you should have.

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Windows Phone 7.5 Mango gets new Xbox Live games for 2012

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango gets new Xbox Live games for 2012

Microsoft has revealed new Xbox Live game titles for its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango platform. The complete list of games is posted on the Windows Phone 7.5 Games web page, most of which the company had revealed before. But since the New Year, Microsoft has added four new titles that should have mobile gamers excited. They include the Age of Zombies, Bullet Asylum, geoDefense Swarm, and Tamagotchi.

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Infinity Blade 2 from Epic Games coming December 1st to iOS devices

Infinity Blade 2 from Epic Games coming December 1st to iOS devices

With the iPhone 4S having been updated to the Apple A5 dual-core processor like the iPad 2 features having up to 7x better graphics performance you can bet we'll be seeing some simply amazing games coming soon. Just for a tease Apple has shown a bit of the graphics prowess we can expect on iOS devices with the A5 with the new upcoming release of Infinity Blade 2.

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Angry Birds reaches 350 million downloads, sells 1 million tees, toys each month

Angry Birds reaches 350 million downloads, sells 1 million tees, toys each month

Rovio revealed today some fascinating facts about the game phenomenon that is Angry Birds and where it may be headed next. The strangely addictive game involving shooting birds out of slingshots to kill mischievous green pigs started off on smartphones, but its wild popularity has seen it expand across multiple platforms, including the web, TV, and even in cinemas.

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Windows Phone Getting New Xbox LIVE Features And Games

Windows Phone Getting New Xbox LIVE Features And Games

Microsoft today previewed several new Xbox LIVE features and game titles that will be coming to the Windows Phone 7 platform this fall. The announcement was made during the Gamescom conference in Germany, where Sony also made some interesting announcements for its PSP and PS3. The tight integration of the Xbox LIVE gaming ecosystem could help Microsoft differentiate its Windows Phone 7 Mango platform from rivals Android and iOS.

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Rumor has PopCap and EA in talks for $1B acquisition deal

Rumor has PopCap and EA in talks for $1B acquisition deal

When it comes to mobile video games PopCap is one of the more popular developers out there with some of the coolest mobile games around. Reports are coming in that EA is in late stage acquisition talks with PopCap to purchase the mobile dev firm for a huge amount of money. According to sources cited by TechCrunch, the amount being thrown around is over a billion dollars.

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