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Angry Birds celebrates 3 years, launches 30 new levels

Angry Birds celebrates 3 years, launches 30 new levels

Can you believe that you've been flinging birds at pigs for three years now? You're probably wondering where the time went, and we're certainly wondering the same thing. Rovio has announced that Angry Birds turns three years old today, and to celebrate a "happy birdday", Rovio has released 30 new levels for the game.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour now available [UPDATE]

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour now available [UPDATE]

Right on the money, both Rockstar and Gameloft have released their respective games to the mobile market. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour are now available for purchasing and downloading in the iTunes App Store. While Modern Combat 4 is planned to be released on Android "shortly after" today, Vice City was actually planned to have a simultaneous launch. However, the Android version seems to be MIA for the time being.

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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour arriving December 6 on iOS, Android “shortly after”

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour arriving December 6 on iOS, Android “shortly after”

Back in September, we got our first glimpse at Gameloft's latest mobile FPS title, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, in the form of a trailer. Needless to say, we were pretty excited about it, and finally, Gameloft has announced that the new game will be releasing this Thursday, December 6, on iOS, while Android devices will get it "shortly after."

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Cut the Rope developer unveils new game, Pudding Monsters

Cut the Rope developer unveils new game, Pudding Monsters

If you've ever played Cut the Rope, then you know just how fantastic it is. It's been one of the most popular casual games of the past couple years, racking up over 250 million downloads. However, the developer behind Cut the Rope, ZeptoLab, is back with a new game called Pudding Monsters, and it'll be releasing on December 20.

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GT Racing: Motor Academy gets 3 new Red Bull-themed cars

GT Racing: Motor Academy gets 3 new Red Bull-themed cars

One of Gameloft's popular mobile racing games, GT Racing: Motor Academy, is getting an update thanks to a partnership with Red Bull, which will see three new cars added to the game. The three cars are the F1 RB8 (F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel's 2012 ride), the Camaro SS, and the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, all of which are plastered in Red Bull paint schemes.

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Zynga acquires November Software

Zynga acquires November Software

Beleaguered social and mobile games maker Zynga announced today that it has acquired November Software. With less-than-stellar quarterly reports and the recent reveal that it would be laying off a large number of workers, you might be wondering why Zynga is spending the money to acquire other companies. As it turns out, Zynga actually bought November back in the spring, but is only revealing the buyout today.

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Rovio launches “official gameplay trailer” for Angry Birds Star Wars

Rovio launches “official gameplay trailer” for Angry Birds Star Wars

The release day for Rovio's latest Angry Birds installment is quickly approaching, and we're finally within just days of the launch of Angry Birds Star Wars. Rovio has released several teaser trailers over the past couple of weeks, but today they launched what they call the "official gameplay trailer."

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Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Yesterday's surprising acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts by the Walt Disney Company was huge news, but now that the dust has settled, it's time to find out what the future holds for Disney, as well as the Star Wars franchise dealing with both movies and video games. One big aspect that Disney mentioned, is that they plan on focusing more on mobile and social Star Wars titles rather than console games.

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Wikipad hit with a delay on launch day

Wikipad hit with a delay on launch day

Today was the day that the Wikipad Android gaming tablet was scheduled to launch. Sadly, October 31 is almost gone and there's still no sign of the rather interesting looking tablet. As it turns out, the Wikipad has been delayed, with the device's developers issuing a statement to announce that it has been pushed back. Bad news if you were looking forward to it too, as the developers didn't give a new release date for the Wikipad.

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Anonymous turns its attention toward Zynga

Anonymous turns its attention toward Zynga

Zynga has been in the news a lot lately, but the recent layoffs at the beleaguered social games company have caught the attention of more than just the media. Anonymous isn't all too happy with Zynga at the moment, and it's planning to do something about the company's perceived mistreatment of employees come Guy Fawkes Day. It's then, on November 5, that Anonymous plans to complete "operation maZYNGA," an offensive it has apparently already started.

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Zynga confirms layoffs, Boston studio shut down

Zynga confirms layoffs, Boston studio shut down

Earlier today, we heard that Zynga had laid off a number of workers and had shut down its Boston studio. At the time, those were only reports, but this afternoon Zynga CEO Mark Pincus confirmed the layoffs and the studio closure to employees in an internal letter posted by Joystiq. In the letter, Pincus explains that not only will Zynga be closing its studio in Boston, but also reducing the workforce at its Austin branch.

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Borderlands Legends confirmed, out for iOS on October 31

Borderlands Legends confirmed, out for iOS on October 31

Yesterday, we heard a rumor that claimed Gearbox was getting ready to launch a new Borderlands mobile game. It didn't take long for the studio to confirm it, as today it announced that this new game - dubbed Borderlands Legends - will be available for iOS devices on Halloween. As you might expect from a mobile game, Borderlands Legends marks a pretty radical departure from the Borderlands titles we know and love.

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