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PlayHaven, Kontagent merger to form mobile gamer targeting powerhouse

PlayHaven, Kontagent merger to form mobile gamer targeting powerhouse

PlayHaven and Kontagent are merging in a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the companies announced today. The two are both in the mobile gaming analytics market, but with complementary specializations. PlayHaven helps mobile gaming developers identify big-spending users so developers can target promotions at them. Kontagent supplies 360-degree analytics to developers for insights into user information and behavior.

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Facebook Mobile Games Publishing arrives to help devs boost their game

Facebook Mobile Games Publishing arrives to help devs boost their game

It's no secret that Facebook enjoys experimenting with ways to boost revenue as well as helping out developers in exchange for more content on the social network. We've known that Facebook has been trying out a new games publishing platform, and today they're making it official with what they're calling Mobile Games Publishing.

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NVIDIA SHIELD officially arriving last day of July

NVIDIA SHIELD officially arriving last day of July

After receiving a delay past its initial launch date (June 27), NVIDIA's SHIELD handheld gaming device will officially begin shipping on July 31, barely meeting its delayed launch window of this month and arriving on the last possible day inside of that window. That makes it just over a week until gamers will be able to purchase the new handheld.

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Rovio Account rolls out globally for cross-platform syncing

Rovio Account rolls out globally for cross-platform syncing

Back in May, Rovio introduced a new method that would allow Angry Birds gamers to have their progress synced across all of their devices, called Rovio Account. The new feature has been slowly rolling out over the past couple months, and the game developing studio announced today that Account is available to all on iOS and Android.

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Oculus Rift smartphone support may be on the way

Oculus Rift smartphone support may be on the way

A fews days after discussing possible price points and business models for the Oculus Rift, the company is now thinking about what devices that the VR headset will integrate with besides PCs. CEO Brendan Iribe sees the Oculus Rift has working perfectly with smartphones, and he also noted that the headset would release at some point next year, most likely.

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Angry Birds Star Wars II arriving in September with Telepods interactive figurines

Angry Birds Star Wars II arriving in September with Telepods interactive figurines

Last week, we reported on a new Angry Birds teaser from Rovio that briefly discussed a "brand new" Star Wars game that looked to take on the prequels of the film's saga. Today, Rovio has released a teaser trailer that gives us a glimpse at what to expect in the game, which is set for release on September 19.

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Angry Birds updates with new game mode and 15 new levels

Angry Birds updates with new game mode and 15 new levels

Rovio has outed a big update for its popular Angry Birds title. One of the most-downloaded games of all time now has a new gameplay mode, 15 new levels, and even 73 new "pig contraptions" taken straight from Rovio's spinoff game Bad Piggies. If you've been finding yourself getting bored lately with the bird-flinging game, this could renew the lasting appeal for you.

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Codemasters has more mobile games in pipeline after Colin McRae Rally release

Codemasters has more mobile games in pipeline after Colin McRae Rally release

The developer behind the popular racing series such as GRID, F1, and DiRT released their second-ever mobile game yesterday, called Colin McRae Rally, which is based on the original title that was released some 15 years ago. Codemasters’ Vice President of digital business Gary Rowe says that gamers should expect a few more games from the developing studio in the future.

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Colin McRae Rally heads to iOS 15 years after initial arrival

Colin McRae Rally heads to iOS 15 years after initial arrival

The classic rally racing game Colin McRae Rally hit iOS today, which marks the second mobile game released by Codemasters. The game features the original cars and tracks from the 1998 hit, and Codemasters says that the game has been "re-imagined" for mobile, hitting iOS as a full game that compliments the original title that came out over 15 years ago.

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Angry Birds Go teased as racing-themed title for summer

Angry Birds Go teased as racing-themed title for summer

Angry Birds is making a return yet again, but probably not in the same fashion as the past few times. Developer Rovio has teased what they're calling Angry Birds Go!, and new title that we should be hearing more about later this summer. It looks to be a racing game of some kind, but Rovio has been short on details for the time being.

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Asphalt 8: Airborne official: new maps, physics and weather effects

Asphalt 8: Airborne official: new maps, physics and weather effects

We've been waiting for a new Asphalt game to hit Android for a while now. Not to say that we were getting sick of Asphalt 7, but we sort of knew that Gameloft would eventually succumb to making yet another installment to the Asphalt racing series. As expected, Asphalt 8: Airborne includes new maps, a new physics engine, and all-new weather effects to challenge your driving expertise.

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Modern Combat 5 teased, more details coming at E3

Modern Combat 5 teased, more details coming at E3

Did you think Gameloft would stop at Modern Combat 4? Of course not, and that's why they've given us a little teaser of Modern Combat 5. It's the AAA title for mobile platforms and it rivals the graphics of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, almost to the point where it's unbelievable. However, Gameloft has released a one-minute trailer that should whet your appetite.

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