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Peggle 2 on Xbox 360

Peggle 2 ricochets onto Xbox 360 on May 7


Xbox One users get Duel Mode today
Mar 04
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... read
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Flappy Bird

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


I hate everything about this
Feb 06
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... read
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There are at least 13 Flappy Bird clones already


Oh, and more importantly, Flappy Bird is itself a clone
Feb 05
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.... read
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KAMI on Steam

Chill paper-folding puzzle title KAMI is now on Steam


Oh, KAMI
Jan 24
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 ... read
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Peggle 2

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


The sequel is just over a week away!
Dec 03
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 ... read
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Candy Crush Saga

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


I bet your mom's one of them
Nov 15
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 ... read
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Peggle

A few precious moments of Peggle 2


...spread across three separate videos
Oct 09
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... read
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Your MOM plays videogames


New study says most moms game
Aug 27
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... read
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PAX 10

PAX Prime 2013's PAX 10 games have been announced


You might have heard of some of these games already
Jul 29
One of my favorite parts about PAX Prime since 2008 has been the PAX 10 indie game showcase. Over 100 games were submitted to be judged upon by a panel of experts, and the following ten games have been declared the best of th... read
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Zyngattrick

Don Mattrick to turn Zynga around with business clichés


Shift some paradigms, think outside the box
Jul 26
Former Microsoft figurehead and presumed fall guy Don Mattrick is now the CEO of Zynga, the company known for making millions off the Facebook boom and games like Farmville. Of course, the casual powerhouse hasn't been faring... read
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Zynga

Zynga error lets stranger do hilarious customer support


In all fairness, he tried to warn them
Jul 05
Zynga's been a hot topic in the news lately, but this gaffe is quite a bit more lighthearted than the Mattrick saga. It's also pretty embarrassing. As reported by Kotaku, Zynga accidentally put a random person in charge of cu... read
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Marbly is the newest game from Tetris creator, now on iOS


Squares are so retro! Spheres are the new hotness!
Jun 02
When you think of long running puzzle game franchises, you'll inevitably come across Tetris. We have all played it at one time or another, willingly or otherwise, and we have Mr. Alexey Pajitnov to thank for it... read
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Draw Something 2

Zynga launches Draw Something 2


Try again?
Apr 25
Here's another excuse to draw dick pictures on your mobile device and send them to your friends. It's Draw Something 2, the follow-up to the Pictonary-like social game that captured our imaginations for exactly 1.5 weeks last... read
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Cut the Rope: Time Travel takes Om Nom to the past


New puzzle title coming soon
Apr 16
ZeptoLab is preparing to release a follow-up title to their hit mobile puzzle game (and now 3DS game), Cut the Rope. This new game, Cut the Rope: Time Travel, has cute little green guy Om Nom traveling to the past to visit h... read
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Draw Something

Draw Something television game show is really happening


Coming to UK's Channel 4
Apr 11
Remember when we told you how Zynga was working on turning their popular drawing mobile game into a television game show? That's actually happening now, but not for CBS as we originally heard. Word is that they've decided not... read
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Rovio ain't angry: $194m in revenue, 45 percent from toys


A record year for the casual games company
Apr 04
Who says you have to make AAA console games to make money? While the big guys are shutting down left and right, Rovio flings off their financial results for 2012 showing that they're growing at an amazing rate. The Espoo, Fin... read
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Fire Emblem: Awakening

'No way': Fire Emblem: Awakening director on casual mode


Not everyone was on board with casual mode
Apr 03
How did you play the fantastic 3DS tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening? Did you leave permadeath on, playing the game's classic mode? Or were you more than happy to switch on the game's casual mode, which has your dead charac... read
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Zynga: Tablets are becoming the ultimate game platform


Farmville dev praises your iPads and your Samsung Notethinkers
Mar 18
Console fans will protest, PC fans will bellow in outrage, but Farmville developer Zynga believes tablet devices are on track to become the ultimate platform for gaming experiences. According to games president Steve Chi... read
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Game of Thrones Ascent

Rule Facebook from Game of Thrones Ascent


Not bad for a Facebook game
Feb 25
Game of Thrones Ascent is a Facebook game, and I know that many of you are about to stop reading as a result. Maybe the fact that it doesn't have an energy meter limiting how much you can do will make you interested again. It... read
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2013 D.I.C.E. Summit

Jesse Schell: Marketing BS and good games won't be enough


D.I.C.E. keynote 'The Secret Mechanisms'
Feb 08
Dale has been at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit all week and left express instructions to pass along Schell Games CEO Jesse Schell's keynote speech to you kind folks. Having now watching it myself, I have to agree -- it's an enter... read
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Jimquisition: Dumbing Down for the Filthy Casuals


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Dec 10
There are valid concerns with the "dumbing down" of our entertainment, but as with so many issues, there are just as many invalid ones. This is especially true when "inclusiveness" and "dumbing down" are seen as the same thi... read
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Wii Mini online scrapped to keep down costs


Nintendo claims Wii Mini is for 'families'
Dec 06
Nintendo has justified the Wii Mini's lack of basic features by claiming the aim was to keep costs down. Yes, I know, a bit of a Captain Obvious response. More interesting is the extra reasoning provided by Nintendo of Canada... read
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For the birds
I knew nothing about Chasing Aurora when I bought it. It won my money by being in the right place at the right time, as I needed to purchase something from the Wii U eShop and test out Nintendo's digital distribution efforts.... read feature

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Rabbids Bland
It's hard not to like the Rabbids. Cute in an ugly way, stupid in an admirable way, the bug-eyed creatures bear an innate charm, and it's hardly surprising they swiftly stepped out of Rayman's shadow to star in their own fran... read feature

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A cute, casual, tap movement RPG
I had a chance to check out Square Enix's casual iOS (and soon Android) RPG Wizardlings at New York Comic-Con a week or so back. It's a cute little title that has your hero or heroine moving to lift the darkness and push back... read feature

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Plants vs Zombies 2

PopCap announces Plants vs. Zombies 2


Plants vs Zombies 2 release dated for Spring
Aug 20
Prepare to defend yourself from an all new zombie onslaught as PopCap Games has just announced a sequel to Plants vs. Zombies. Scheduled for release in Spring 2013, Plants vs. Zombies 2 will feature new scenarios to keep... read
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A little more on Sports Connection for Wii U


Aug 16
Simple, fun, and oddly addicting, 2006's Wii Sports is perhaps the game most credible in establishing Nintendo's early dominance in the casual market. In a fashion similar to Wii Sports, Ubisoft's upcoming Sports Connection f... read
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Roku boxes get cloud gaming in Big Fish partnership


Jul 26
Do you have one of those nifty Roku streaming internet boxes? I have two as they're amazing little things. I just bought my dad one for Father's Day, too. They're cheap and insanely useful, and I can't recommend them enough. ... read
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Sony focusing on family-friendly games this Christmas


Jul 24
If you're looking forward to a slew of cool PS3 games to play this holiday season, you might want to dial your excitement back just a touch. Sony has declared it'll focus on "family-friendly" games this Christmas, hoping to r... read
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Zynga's Draw Something game show coming to CBS


Jun 17
I fell in love with, became addicted to and later swore off mobile drawing game Draw Something over the course of 3 days. I deleted the app, washed my hands of it, and never spoke of it again. Zynga paid about $200 million to... read
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Finally! Hironobu Sakaguchi's surfing game is almost done


Jun 17
Mistwalker's next game isn't a massive multi-disc RPG or anything even close to that. It's a surfing game called Party Wave. Let that name echo around in your brain for a second. Sakaguchi's recent tweet: Finally t... read
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You know that when the main characters of the game you're about to play are adorable animals like cats and penguins, you're possibly playing a game aimed at children. A few months ago, I played Shaun The Sheep: Home Sheep Hom... read feature







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