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8:30 PM on 04.20.2015

Slow Down, Bull is a strange one for Insomniac Games

When I think of Insomniac Games, a few titles come to mind: Ratchet and Clank, Spyro the (pre-Skylanders) Dragon, and Sunset Overdrive. The studio's new game, Slow Down, Bull, is not like those -- it's a smaller project for S...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 10.01.2014

The Angry Birds movie now has a star-studded celebrity voice cast

The Angry Birds movie is not only a real thing, but it seems as though production is well underway, with a cavalcade of celebrity voice talent just announced today. The Columbia Pictures film will be directed by Clay Katis of...

Brittany Vincent

2:30 PM on 09.16.2014

Possibly seizure-inducing arcade racer The Collider smashes into Steam today

Shortbreak Studios, a part of Techland (Dead Island, Call of Juarez), has just released its PC port of the iOS and Android arcade racer The Collider today on Steam. You might recognize that name as the studio behind the mobi...

Rob Morrow

11:30 AM on 09.03.2014

Facebook games shut down in South Korea

Last week, South Korea's ratings authority pulled the plug on Facebook games in the country, effectively disabling everything from Candy Crush Saga to FarmVille until they receive an official GRAC rating. The move reportedly ...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 AM on 08.30.2014

Finally! Peggle 2 is coming to PlayStation 4

PopCap Games has announced that Peggle 2 is coming to the PlayStation 4 on October 14. The game will include Peggle Masters from the original game as well as the Xbox One version that launched May 7. Just as in the original, ...

Brittany Vincent

7:15 PM on 08.28.2014

Miyamoto explains Nintendo's reignited passion for core gaming

It's fairly obvious that Nintendo has been ramping up its concerted efforts to attract and maintain its core base, and Shigeru Miyamoto's latest comments confirm that it's not just a coincidence. Miyamoto spoke with Edge in a...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 AM on 08.19.2014

Flappy Bird dev reveals next game, Swing Copters

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has unveiled his next project, Swing Copters. The upcoming iOS and Android title bears a striking resemblance the the developer's magnum opus, featuring familiar mechanics and visuals. You...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 08.06.2014

Hasbro and Ubisoft announced Hasbro Game Channel

Family games like Monopoly, Risk, and Trivial Pursuit will be available to play on your Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3 via the new Hasbro Game Channel, coming from Ubisoft and Hasbro this fall. Ubisoft and Hasbro worke...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 08.05.2014

If Pokémon were a F2P mobile game, it might look something like this

This mock-up of what Pokémon would be like as a free-to-play mobile game has surfaced on reddit and is eerily reminiscent of several of the more widely panned F2P games in recent memory. It makes me sad to think of all...

Brittany Vincent

2:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Review: Squids Odyssey

Splatoon might be getting a lot of hype for Wii U squid battling, but it is not the first game featuring a squid squad to grace the console. Earlier this year, Squids made its jump from iOS to the Wii U with Squids Odyssey, a...

Darren Nakamura

3:00 AM on 07.03.2014

EA's Dungeon Keeper ads are indeed misleading, ASA rules

A complaint against Electronic Arts has been upheld by the UK's Advertising Standard Authority concerning marketing for its latest mobile free-to-play version of Dungeon Keeper. The complaint was made in regards to an email c...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Woman stole Ł1,000 from her mother to buy junk in Candy Crush Saga

I've played Candy Crush Saga and my share of match-three games as a mobile game fanatic, but to date I've not spent a dime on any of the free-to-play giants. I can understand wanting to spend a dollar or two here and there fo...

Brittany Vincent

7:55 PM on 06.11.2014

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley's '3D' aspects explained

After that strange Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons debacle that Kyle so kindly set straight for us, it's good to see more details emerging regarding the actual branded Harvest Moon release, The Lost Valley. The game's E3 inform...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Natsume's E3 2014 lineup sure is a lineup

Natsume has announced its complete E3 roster for next week, and while it's got a few high points, it's not impressing me too much. It's a strange mishmash of handheld games and iOS releases with a stray PSP game and Wii U pro...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 06.04.2014

This SingStar PS4 trailer is awful, but I still want to play it

I'm not ashamed that I want to play the new SingStar. I am ashamed that this trailer is so awful. First of all, I just don't care about Carly Rae Jepsen anymore, and I'm going to need to see some more updated songs. I do, ho...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 AM on 06.04.2014

PlayStation Vita Pets is pure nightmare fuel, buy it now

"Ah, dear tree, I honor you with my wee." This is the type of thing dogs say in the dystopian alternate reality depicted in PlayStation Vita Pets. I never really wanted to know what my dog thinks when he's ruminating ov...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 PM on 06.01.2014

PSA: PlayStation Vita Pets comes out this Tuesday!

Awww! Look at the doggies! So cute! Or at least until they were until they started talking. Stop that, guys. Seriously. It's giving me the creeps. I'm out of here. The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 6/3/2014 [PlayStation Blog]

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 05.28.2014

What if Flappy Bird and Candy Crush rocked vintage covers?

Ever wonder what Flappy Bird or Angry Birds would have looked like in a different, much simpler time? A time like the early '80s and '90s? Dorkly has made it possible with these absolutely ridiculous vintage covers. You've go...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 05.28.2014

Hahah: Tasty Blue is the Katamari of the seas

Okay, I know that this basic premise is not new. The player is a small fish, and it eats smaller fish to grow bigger, at which point it can eat more fish, and grow bigger still. The circle of life continues, and we mostly ig...

Darren Nakamura



Candy Crush studio's next game, Bubble Witch Saga 2 photo
Candy Crush studio's next game, Bubble Witch Saga 2
by Dale North

What's next for the studio that bagged mountains of cash on games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga? It's Bubble Witch Saga 2. I never knew there was a first game, but seeing as how the Facebook page for Bubble Witch Saga has 18 million monthly players and over 10 million Likes, I guess I was the only one that missed the memo.

Apparently the first game was one of King's original successes, and is still being played today. This new one aims to reach even higher as a mobile game. And it's much cuter.

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10:00 AM on 05.21.2014

Americlap: Freedom is the only way, yeah

America, f*@k yeah! Americlap is a game where you clap your little heart out to keep the American flag flying proudly. If you stop clapping, you'll probably send a thousand puppies and kittens to their death, you hate freedo...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 AM on 05.14.2014

Farm your little heart out with Farming Simulator 14

What's with all of these simulator games lately? Obviously, the only one you need is Goat Simulator. If you're still hankering for some digital representation of boring, everyday tasks, Farming Simulator 14 is making its way ...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 PM on 05.12.2014

Sparkle 2 set to glisten all over PS4 and Vita screens May 20

Luxor Zuma Sparkle 2, 10tons' PS4 marble shooter, is hitting the PlayStation Network for both PS4 and Vita on May 20, with cross buy support and a free trial if you're just not sure that shooting marbles is really your ...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Surgeon Simulator for iPad receives first major update

The iPad version of Surgeon Simulator launched last month, much to the chagrin of patients everywhere, and it's now received its first major update with 13 new languages and more free content in the near future featuring an a...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 PM on 05.02.2014

EA looking to stream games direct to Comcast customers

Electronic Arts could soon be offering their games directly to Comcast subscribers, according to a report from Reuters. The two companies have been in talks, and after two years of testing it seems the deal is close to an agr...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 04.30.2014

Tony Hawk is still relevant in Tony Hawk's Shred Session

Tony Hawk is back, but not in the way you might be hoping for. TouchArcade went in-depth with the latest skateboarding game to bear Hawk's name, and it's a free-to-play iOS game called Tony Hawk's Shred Session, available th...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 AM on 04.26.2014

Candy Crush has a bizarro nationwide ad campaign in Japan

Candy Crush Saga is coming to Japan in a big way, as developer King has prepared a slew of rather bizarre commercials for its freakishly addictive mobile puzzler. With King having opened an office in Japan, it's no wonder a ...

Brittany Vincent

3:45 PM on 04.25.2014

Zynga has lost half of its active users in the last year

The bad news is that I'm sure they all moved on to play god damn Candy Crush. For now. Until some other bright casino game or reality show about a bad 90's rapper living in an Amish community wrangles their attention so they ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Construct additional paw-lons for PlayStation Vita Pets on June 3

Nintendogs not doing it for you? Mobile pet sims lacking in the "aww" department? Feast your eyes on PlayStation Vita Pets, a pet simulator that aims to feel more like a game and less like a cash grab, exclusively (as if you ...

Brittany Vincent

12:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Candy crushed: King.com IPO posts disappointing numbers

King.com, the developer behind the bafflingly popular match-three puzzler Candy Crush Saga, went public on the stock exchange yesterday, and it did not perform as well as the casual game behemoth had hoped. Starting at $...

Darren Nakamura





1:45 PM on 03.18.2014

Bears vs Art gameplay shown in short new trailer

Last week, Halfbrick announced their latest game for iOS devices, Bears vs. Art, setting up a bunch of (adorable) exposition about a bear and the art museum which has infringed upon his territory but barely offered anything ...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:15 PM on 03.10.2014

Halfbrick reveals new puzzle game Bears vs. Art

I hope you have some insulin handy because this trailer introducing Halfbrick's new game, Bear vs. Art, is sweeter than strawberry sundae topped with candy-coated gumdrops. I have watched it four times and still giggle at ho...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:15 PM on 03.04.2014

Peggle 2 ricochets onto Xbox 360 on May 7

Though early adoption of new consoles is something I tend to avoid these days, there is one game that has made me jealous of Xbox One users: Peggle 2. Soon enough, the ball-bouncing lesson in geometry and rainbows will not be...

Darren Nakamura

1:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Flappy Bird makes $50k per day thanks to ad revenue

If you know anyone that owns a smart phone, there's a good chance that they're currently infatuated and infuriated with Flappy Bird, the mobile game that's taking the world by storm. Despite being a shameless clone with terri...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 02.05.2014

There are at least 13 Flappy Bird clones already

Flappy Bird is still the top free downloaded game on Apple's App Store as of this writing. It's pretty horrible in a lot of ways, but this whole thing is also highlighting another plight that mobile gaming sees: Game cloning....

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 01.24.2014

Chill paper-folding puzzle title KAMI is now on Steam

Despite initial impressions, State of Play's recent iOS puzzle game KAMI is not about folding colorful pieces of paper into three-dimensional figures that resemble animals. Aesthetically, it does involve origami paper being ...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Here's some videos showing off the new Peggle 2 Masters

One of the sure fire ways to my shriveled, deep-fried, black heart is to mention The Big Lebowski. Now you throw Peggle in the mix and I'm all ears; PopCap has just put some trailers online showing off the powers of some of ...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 11.15.2013

Sweet stat: Candy Crush Saga's been installed 500M times

Have you heard about this tiny, up-and-coming indie game called Candy Crush Saga? If you haven't, welcome to the Internet, and I'm flattered that this is the first thing you chose to read. If you have, don't feel special; it ...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 10.09.2013

A few precious moments of Peggle 2

Short clips of Peggle 2 -- so this is what it's come to ... okay! Look, I'm desperate. PopCap has "gameplay preview" videos of the Peggle Masters Bjorn, Luna, and Berg that offer a quick fix to get us through the wait for th...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 08.27.2013

Your MOM plays videogames

No, really. She probably does. Mine does. In fact, new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association says that 74 percent of moms are gamers.  The "Mom Gamers Study: A New Generation of Gamer" found t...

Dale North