mobile gaming

‘Vote!!! the Game’ lets you beat up presidential candidates

‘Vote!!! the Game’ lets you beat up presidential candidates

Infinity Blade developer Chair Entertainment has a new game it would like you to check out, but this one is quite a bit different than the games we're used to seeing from Chair. Dubbed Vote!!! the Game, this new iOS title allows players to assume the role of their preferred presidential candidate and the proceed to beat the tar out of their opponent. The presidency apparently won't be determined by who is the better orator, but rather by who is more skilled with an ice cream cone or a rubber chicken.

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PopCap co-founder confirms round of layoffs

PopCap co-founder confirms round of layoffs

Sad news for a number of folks working at PopCap today, as studio co-founder John Vechey has announced a round of North American layoffs. The bad news doesn't stop there either, as Vechey also says that the studio is being forced to "evaluate the future of our PopCap office in Dublin, Ireland." There seems to be a chance of the Dublin offices shutting down entirely, which only makes the news go from bad to worse.

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Electronic Arts planning to release games for Windows Phone 8

Electronic Arts planning to release games for Windows Phone 8

Electronic Arts has revealed that it is in talks with Microsoft to bring mobile games to Windows Phone 8. The new mobile OS is scheduled to launch later this year, and Electronic Arts apparently wants to have a presence when it does. This is something of a surprise, considering that Microsoft has struggled to gain an significant audience with its mobile efforts so far.

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Angry Birds Seasons getting a new pink-feathered character

Angry Birds Seasons getting a new pink-feathered character

Rovio has introduced a new character for Angry Birds Seasons, a pink-feathered fowl who apparently likes to blow bubbles. This new bird, named simply "Pink Bird," will be debuting in a new update for the immensely popular game. Alas, we don't know when the update is scheduled to land, but with Rovio giving the update the title of "Back to School," it seems it should be arriving before long.

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Gameloft reveals Wild Blood, drops first teaser trailer

Gameloft reveals Wild Blood, drops first teaser trailer

Last week, Gameloft began teasing its first game made with the Unreal Engine by releasing a single image. At the time we tried our best to guess what it was, and after making us wait a week, Gameloft has finally revealed the title. Its name is Wild Blood, and today we were given a brief look at it in a new teaser trailer.

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Zynga COO John Schappert resigns after losing duties

Zynga COO John Schappert resigns after losing duties

Zynga has lost one of its biggest players, as it announced that COO John Schappert has resigned. In a statement sent to Fortune, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus confirmed that Schappert had left the company and its board of directors "effective immediately." He didn't say why Schappert had left the company, but it sounds like a rather abrupt departure.

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Dead Trigger hits 1 million iOS downloads after free-to-play switch

Dead Trigger hits 1 million iOS downloads after free-to-play switch

Earlier this week, Madfinger made its mobile FPS Dead Trigger free-to-play on the iOS App Store. That iOS transition came after and earlier switch to free-to-play on Android, with Madfinger saying that the piracy rate on Android was just too great. It seems that piracy was driving the decision to go free-to-play on iOS as well, but whatever the reason, the switch appears to have worked: Dead Trigger has hit 1 million downloads on iOS, just a few days after going free-to-play.

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Gameloft teases its first Unreal game with a bloody image

Gameloft teases its first Unreal game with a bloody image

Gameloft has started teasing its first game made with the Unreal engine, and it looks like it's going to be big. We don't have much to go on at the moment - only a single image and the knowledge that this will be made with the Unreal engine - but we're tempted to think that it's something along the lines of Infinity Blade. Of course, the picture below is open to interpretation at the moment, but Gameloft says it has hidden a hint within the image. Have a look and see if you can spot it:

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Nintendo 3DS XL Review

Nintendo 3DS XL Review

Reviewing a product like the Nintendo 3DS XL is a strange affair. The mobile gaming market has changed dramatically over the last several years thanks to the advent of iOS and Android, both offering games that approach the quality of what you would expect to find on a Nintendo or Sony handheld for a fraction of the price. It’s hard to look at the 3DS XL without a cynical eye either given that 3DS sales are starting to slump, with Nintendo recently reporting a decline in revenue and posting a net loss of around $220 million. Is the 3DS XL the boost that Nintendo needs in a world that’s rapidly forgetting the traditional portable gaming handheld? Let’s find out.

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Original Final Fantasy now available on Android

Original Final Fantasy now available on Android

The game that made Squaresoft (remember back when it was called Squaresoft?) a famous name with gamers is getting a new re-release today. The first Final Fantasy has arrived on the Google Play Store, giving players young and old the perfect opportunity to travel into the past and see where it all began. The game itself is compatible with Android 2.1 and up, so this will work on a pretty wide range of Android devices, and it even comes with a fresh coat of paint too.

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Total Recall Game available for Android and iOS

Total Recall Game available for Android and iOS

The Total Recall Game just launched on Android and iOS to mark the upcoming feature film based on a remake of the 1990 movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The new movie is expected to have a different plot compared to the original, and the first-person shooter game will follow the same storyline as the remake.

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Zynga posts $22.8 million loss in Q2 2012 report

Zynga posts $22.8 million loss in Q2 2012 report

Zynga's report for its second quarter has landed, and some things about it aren't looking too hot. The social games giant reported a loss of $22.8 million for the quarter, which is down from the $1.4 million the company made during the same quarter last year. Revenue, on the other hand, was up for the quarter, rising 19% year-over-year to $332 million, so the news isn't all that bad.

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