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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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SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

At the Uplinq 2011 conference today, Qualcomm announced that it will be working with game developers to create an optimization program for console-quality games, which will include a "Game Pack" of 100 mobile games for Android. This step towards gaming optimization seems similar to rival NVIDIA's approach with their Tegra 2 processors that are optimized for PlayStation gaming. However, Qualcomm plays it a bit differently by not restricting their games to only Qualcomm Snapdragon powered devices.

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Angry Birds Rio Gets First Update Next Week

Angry Birds Rio Gets First Update Next Week

Have you played Angry Birds Rio? According the the Angry Birds Facebook page, the first update to the game is on its way next week. The update is called "Jungle Escape", and can be seen ready to be unlocked in the screenshot after the cut. It promises more "marmoset-mauling action" and "juicy secrets to discover."

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Minecraft coming to iOS and Android

Minecraft coming to iOS and Android

The wildly popular Minecraft, which according to the official website is "a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine" is now coming to iOS and Android. In an exclusive story by Gamasutra, Markus Persson, the game's developer, revealed that the release is in the works and will be available later this year. Get more details after the cut.

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EA Running 99¢ Sale in US App Store

EA Running 99¢ Sale in US App Store

The next 48 hours are a great time to stock up on games for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. EA Games is running a 99¢ sale on select games in the App store. They are calling this the "i ♥ 99¢ SALE!", so if you are looking for some cheap thrills for Valentines day, this may be the place to go.

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iControlPad with Bluetooth Shipping This Month

iControlPad with Bluetooth Shipping This Month

Back in September we wrote about iControlPad dumping the dock connectors in favor of Bluetooth. The new iControlPad with Bluetooth is scheduled to ship February 16th. According to iControlPad's website, the gaming pad should work with any phone, console, or computer with Bluetooth. You just need to put in the right clamps to fit your phone, and go. You can even use it to charge your phone while playing games. Hey, multitasking!

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Zynga bringing Words With Friends to Android

Zynga bringing Words With Friends to Android

Popular mobile word game Words With Friends will be available for Android phones and tablets later this month, thanks to Zynga. The cool thing is, the game will work across platforms, so Android users can play it with friends using iOS devices.

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Coming Soon: Monty Python Cow Tossing for your iPhone

Coming Soon: Monty Python Cow Tossing for your iPhone

If flinging turds at island invaders hasn't helped you get out your pent up aggressions, help is on the way. Soon you will be able to use a spiky catapult to fling cows at angry Englishmen in flimsy wooden huts, all on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. This is thanks to the popular physics puzzler, Monty Python Cow Tossing.

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Nintendo DSi in Orange and Green Landing on Retail Shelves for Black Friday

Nintendo DSi in Orange and Green Landing on Retail Shelves for Black Friday

With Black Friday just around the corner, and plenty of deals and exclusives beginning to pop up here and there, Nintendo is looking to spice things up with a pair of brand new colored DSi portable gaming consoles. The new consoles are a Black Friday exclusive, and they're being announced by Nintendo directly, which means the new mobile consoles should be arriving in plenty of retail locations.

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