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King Digital, Candy Crush creator, sets IPO prices of $22.50

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:52

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King Digital Entertainment has certainly hit a jackpot with the creation of Candy Crush, a game played by millions all over the world. Courtesy, the success of Candy Crush Saga, the company is all set to find out the amount of belief investors are able to place on its success.

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Valve's Portal game coming to Nvidia’s Shield handheld

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:32

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Among the several noteworthy announcements which Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made during his keynote speech at the GTC event on Tuesday was the disclosure that Valve's Portal game will be launched for the Shield handheld.

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Ubisoft announces next installment of Assassin's Creed franchise

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:58

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In a recently-released brief press statement, Ubisoft has announced the next Assassin's Creed title --- 'Assassin's Creed Unity.' The announcement implies that the next installment - the fifth one - of the critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed game franchise is currently in the works.

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Nguyen Ha Dong confirms he would revive Flappy Bird game

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 09:55

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Nguyen Ha Dong, the Vietnamese creator of the outrageously popular 'Flappy Bird' game, has confirmed in a Twitter post that he intends reviving the game which he pulled from the app stores last month. However, he also added alongside that the game's comeback will not take place anytime soon.

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Best Buy, Walmart drop Xbox One/Titanfall bundle cost to $449

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 09:43

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A recent New York Times report has revealed that the Xbox One/Titanfall bundle is being offered for $449 by two bigwig retailers - Best Buy and Walmart.

The price change has been made by the two retailers themselves. The suggested retail price of the bundle from Microsoft still is $499 - that is, the initial cost of the company's November 2013-launched Xbox One console.

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Epic opens up Unreal Engine 4 development tools to anyone with $19 monthly subscription

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:19

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In a Wednesday announcement made during a media interaction at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Epic Games said that the latest version of its Unreal game engine - Unreal Engine 4 - will enable anyone to develop games using the company's technology for a monthly subscription.

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Blizzard shuts down the controversial Diablo 3 auction house

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:25

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With 'Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' expansion scheduled to be launched next week, Blizzard has pulled the plug on the controversial Diablo 3 auction house. The move to shut down the Diablo 3 infamous auction house took effect at around 10am GMT on Tuesday, March 18.

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Google Play game services to support iOS devices

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:16

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In coincidence with the Game Developers Conference which kicked off in San Francisco on Monday, Google has announced that it has efforts underway to bring several enhancements to its Google Play game services which will underscore increased support for both Android and iOS devices.

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Console wars intensify with the successful launch of Xbox One

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 18:58

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In over twelve countries around the world, Microsoft’s latest Xbox One is selling like hot pancakes, as the war between Sony and Microsoft to capture the video gaming and home entertainment market continues.

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Next Angry Birds game is a turn-based RPG

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:05

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Finland-based game developer Rovio has revealed in a recent announcement that next Angry Birds title - called 'Angry Birds Epic' - is a turn-based RPG. The disclosure implies that the new Angry Birds game will feature turn-by-turn based gameplay with a role-playing aspect and "an extensive crafting system."

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‘Flappy Bird’ creator reportedly “considering” the possibility of the game’s resurrection

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:39

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During the course of a recent, exclusive interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, 'Flappy Bird' creator Dong Nguyen hinted that he may consider the resurrection of the hit game which he had pulled from Apple's iOS App Store and Google's Play Store last month.

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‘Titanfall’ release “incredibly important” for Microsoft and its Xbox One console

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:54

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The much-awaited game 'Titanfall' is scheduled to be released worldwide by Electronics Arts on Tuesday, March 11. The new action video game is an eagerly anticipated title for Microsoft's new generation Xbox One gaming console, and the software giant has pinned great hopes on it.

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BAFTA to grant Fellowship award to GTA creator Rockstar Games

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 08:57

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Rockstar Games, the company behind the controversial Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series of games, will be granted a Fellowship award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The award will be given to Rockstar Games at the BAFTA's 2014 Games Awards Ceremony scheduled to be held on March 12.

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TPP enters a new generation after successful conclusion of Pokémon Red

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 08:55

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On Saturday evening, Twitch Plays Pokémon (TPP) entered a new generation; with the successful conclusion of Pokémon Red game on March 1. The TPP crowdsourced effort involved the play of 1996-released Pokémon Red game in such a way that over 100,000 gamers yelled commands into a chat window.

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Microsoft to issue first major dashboard update for Xbox One in early March

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 09:00

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In early March, Microsoft will release the first major dashboard update for its new Xbox One gaming console. The forthcoming Xbox One update was recently teased via an extensive video preview presented by Xbox Live's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb.

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Microsoft to start selling $25 Xbox One Media Remote early next month

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:24

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In a Thursday announcement, Microsoft said that a Media Remote will soon become available for users of the company's Xbox One console, to enable them to handle entertainment on their consoles.

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Game developer Irrational Games is shutting down

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 09:00

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A recent update on Irrational Games studio's website has revealed that the game developer - the creator of the popular BioShock franchise - is effectively shutting down. The shutdown of the studio will take place after the launch of Burial at Sea: Episode 2 on March 25, 2014.

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‘Flappy Bird’ developer says he deleted the game because it “ruined” his simple life

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 11:32

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In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Dong Nguyen - the developer of the outrageously popular, but now deleted, 'Flappy Bird' game - said that he had removed the 'Flappy bird' title from the app stores because it "ruined" his simple life.

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NPD: Retail video game sales in Jan 2014 fell 21% from Jan 2013 figures

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 11:27

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Industry research firm The NPD Group has revealed in a recent report that January 2014 witnessed a plunge of 21 percent - as compared to January 2013 - in the amount spend by gamers physical games at brick-and-mortar stores.

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Sesame Workshop comes up with browser-based spinoff of ‘Flappy Bird’ game

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:52

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With the surprise hit game 'Flappy Bird' having been recently taken down from the App Store and the Google Play store by its Vietnamese developer Nguyen Ha Dong, a number of fake Flappy Bird apps have come up at the app stores. One of the most noteworthy of these apps is Sesame Workshop's spinoff of the game.

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