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1:30 PM on 05.11.2012

Jetpack Joyride is now on Facebook

The insanely successful mobile game Jetpack Joyride (formerly known as Machinegun Jetpack) has hit Facebook. Right now it's in "beta", but from what I can tell, this version is essentially the entire game. For the uninitiated...

Chris Carter

8:40 AM on 03.07.2012

Fruit Ninja Kinect slices up over a million in sales

One of the staple "go-to" games in the Carter household is Fruit Ninja Kinect -- it seems as if I'm not alone, as Halfbrick's Phil Larsen has just announced that the game has topped one million downloads (that's not even incl...

Chris Carter

1:15 PM on 03.06.2012

GDC: Jetpack Joyride 1.3 update brings gadgets to the mix

We met with Halfbrick's Phil Larsen yesterday here at GDC to eat all of his candy and steal all of his beers in his hotel suite. During this invasion he showed off a bit of Jetpack Joyride's upcoming update, which will intro...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 12.30.2011

These cats are better than you at Fruit Ninja

Gaming animals are rare, so we should treasure them. Especially on slow news days.  "Cat playing Fruit Ninja" is Mack1094's first YouTube video, and it's already nearing 49,000 views. His adorable kitty is a pro at Frui...

Dale North

5:45 PM on 12.19.2011

OMG: Jetpack Joyride free on iOS devices right now!

Jetpack Joyride is free for a limited time right for the iPod, iPhone and iPad! The runner style game sees you avoiding obstacles and collecting coins through the use of a jetpack that happens to be a freaking chain gun. Seriously, Jetpack Joyride is stupidly addictive and you're a horrible stupid face if you don't even try the game. You jerks.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Fruit Ninja Kinect's Free Christmas DLC is up now photo
Fruit Ninja Kinect's Free Christmas DLC is up now
by Dale North

I love Halfbrick. They're good guys that make good games. Fruit Ninja is one of those games that everyone loves. I mean, how could you not love karate chopping flying fruit? 

You also love free stuff, right? Fruit Ninja Kinect gets free Christmas DLC today. You'll get to check out Santa's Workshop, turn your body into a human snow globe, and slice holiday goodies and other fruit with a Candy Cane Blade. Halfbrick says that all new items can be found under "Christmas Present" in the Sensei Swag menu upon download.

Go download your free DLC!

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11:45 AM on 12.06.2011

Fruit Ninja toys are actual things you can buy

I still remember Halfbrick when they were just a tiny little Aussie studio with an obscure game about skeletons. Nowadays, these guys are mobile powerhouses, with Fruit Ninja being one of the most recognized games on the mark...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 11.01.2011

Holiday Kinect bundle has Fruit Ninja, Gunstringer, more

Microsoft has announced that a new limited-edition Kinect Holiday Bundle, priced at $149.99, is on the way. It's actually worth considering, if the games included -- The Gunstringer, Fruit Ninja Kinect, and Kinect Adventures ...

Jordan Devore



Jetpack Joyride is free if you Like it photo
Jetpack Joyride is free if you Like it
by Maurice Tan

In case you haven't had a chance to check out how fantastic Jetpack Joyride is, you can now get it for free through the AppStore Facebook page.

Just go there, Like it, click the giant "Get App Now" thing (or do that here if you already Liked the page before), allow it to interact with your Facebook profile, and then click the Redeem button. Then you copy/paste that code into iTunes's redeem page. If you don't know where that is, check the bottom of the Store page or the drop-down menu next to your login email. Pfew!

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7:00 PM on 10.07.2011

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots slashes onto iOS on Oct 20

Halfbrick, the developer of Raskulls, Jetpack Joyride, and the hugely popular Fruit Ninja series has just announced a new title in the portable slicing genre. Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots will be releasing on October 20 a...

Jason Cabral

12:45 PM on 09.29.2011

Fruit Ninja's sticky juice to splatter all over China

Man, there's just something about Fruit Ninja. Even the most jaded, weathered, hard core gamer can still find some time for this casual delight. Everyone loves this chart-topping Halfbrick mobile title! You're a cranky piece ...

Dale North



Free Jetpack Joyride update adds dragon and other goodies photo
Free Jetpack Joyride update adds dragon and other goodies
by Jordan Devore

Halfbrick's much-loved iOS title Jetpack Joyride has reached 350,000 downloads in its first week, proving once again that the studio seems to have a handle on this whole App Store business. Alongside this news of success comes free unlockable content for the $0.99 game.

  • Mr. Cuddles, the robot dragon "vehicle"
  • Fruit jetpack, inspired by Fruit Ninja
  • Honest Phil costume, based on Halfbrick's own Phil Larsen

I'm a firm believer that all games should be eventually updated with dragons, no matter how irrelevant that may be to the source material. Hey, it worked for True Crime.

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10:15 AM on 09.08.2011

Even more Fruit Ninja Kinect DLC... in space!

Halfbrick isn't kidding around with downloadable content for Fruit Ninja Kinect. It's now released the second content pack, "Space Capsule," which is available for 160 MS Points. The pack adds a new star chart backdrop, a "St...

Nick Chester

10:30 PM on 09.02.2011

The DTOID Show: Serious Sam, Skyrim Bugs, and CoD: XP

Good evening, Destuctikids! As it's a Friday, we shot today's Destructoid Show in front of a LIVE internet audience. In case you missed it, here it is. Today, in addition to giving away some Assassin's Creed Revelations...

Max Scoville



Review: Jetpack Joyride photo
Review: Jetpack Joyride
by Nick Chester

With so many "runner" games on iOS, another one is certainly a hard sell. But there's a reason these games are so popular. It's a simple concept -- a character moves continuously from left to right at an ever-increasing speed, the player's goal to jump, slide, or whatever to avoid obstacles. The goal: get as far as possible.

Halfbrick's latest, Jetpack Joyride, is yet another in a long line of these endless runner games. But don't let that turn you off. Between responsive controls, colorful sprites that are easy on the eyes, and a clever rewards system that will keep players coming back for more, Jetpack Joyride is comfortably the best in its class.

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7:18 PM on 08.27.2011

Fruit Ninja Kinect is getting a Halo-themed pack

So I think pretty much everyone missed this, but Fruit Ninja Kinect is getting some Halo content soon. At HaloFest, there was one lone Fruit Ninja Kinect kiosk which I originally skipped because, well, it was Fruit Ninja. Do...

Hamza CTZ Aziz