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Zynga shuts down Japan studio

Zynga shuts down Japan studio

More bad news for Zynga today, as the social games maker has announced that it will be shutting down its Japan studio later this month. Zynga Japan is scheduled to go dark on January 31, 2013 according to Develop, and though there are a number of games shutting down with it, one in particular will remain supported after Zynga Japan closes its doors. That would be the card battle game called "Yin Ayakashi record," which has found success on iOS and Android.

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Jetpack Joyride becoming a free download on PSN

Jetpack Joyride becoming a free download on PSN

Jetpack Joyride is already on a number of different platforms - most notably iOS and Android - but just in case the mobile version isn't enough to satisfy your coin collecting cravings, you might like to know that it's going free-to-play on PSN. The switch is happening today in Europe, while North American PSN users will have to wait until Monday, December 31 to snatch the game up at no cost. Interestingly, Halfbrick announced the "launch" the game today, even though it was previously available as a PlayStation Mini for $3.99.

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Dead Trigger getting massive Christmas update

Dead Trigger getting massive Christmas update

With Christmas right around the corner, we're sure to see plenty of app developers releasing holiday-themed updates for their mobile games. One such developer is Madfinger, maker of the successful free-to-play shooter Dead Trigger. Today Madfinger announced a Merry Christmas update for Dead Trigger, which brings the game up to version 1.7.0.

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Fruit Ninja, Age of Zombies, and more are free today only

Fruit Ninja, Age of Zombies, and more are free today only

For the first time ever, Australian iOS game developer Halfbrick Studios is offering all of their games for free during today only. The sale will end tonight at 1 AM EST (technically tomorrow morning), so if you have any interest in checking out Fruit Ninja, Age of Zombies, Blast Off, or Monster Dash, now would be the best time to download and play them.

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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour back on Google Play with MOGA support

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour back on Google Play with MOGA support

Yesterday, mobile gamers were disappointed to see that Gameloft's new title, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour had been pulled from the Google Play Store just a few hours after launch. This came on top of a slight delay that saw the game pushed back past its original December 6 release date, so fans were already pretty annoyed by the time the game was pulled. At the time, Gameloft said some users were having issues downloading the game and that it had decided to stop offering it until these problems were worked out.

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