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1:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Google will stop calling games with in-app purchases 'free' in Europe

As part of its investigation into unwanted in-app purchases, often by children, the European Commission has laid out guidelines for developers and the app stores themselves to follow. By the end of September, Google will...

Steven Hansen


1:15 PM on 07.16.2014

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood will make about $200 million this year

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, the Glu Mobile game based on their previous Stardom Hollywood and rebranded with noted famous person Kim Kardashian West, is set to make $200 million in revenue by the end of this year. As an a...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 07.14.2014

Play as Solatorobo's Red in Little Tail Story special event

Namco Bandai's Little Tail Story is now running a new event where players can recruit Solatorobo: Red the Hunter's main character Red for their armies. Solatorobo was released in October 2010 and is set in a steampunk fantasy...

Brittany Vincent

2:30 PM on 07.14.2014

Examining what's behind the $12.5 billion in game company acquisitions last year

Digi-Capital, a London based firm, stated in its second-quarter report that mobile gaming has been the source of the largest amount of companies changing hands with $4.6 billion in deals in the past year. Closely following ar...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 07.10.2014

EA: Dungeon Keeper mobile wasn't 'in tune' with the brand

In a chat with GamesIndustry International about Electronic Arts' place in mobile gaming, EA Mobile executive VP Frank Gibeau said that, going forward, the company's focus will be to better figure out how to do free-to-play t...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 07.08.2014

Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas expansion priced

Blizzard plans to roll out its Curse of Naxxramas expansion for Hearthstone over a five-week period, with a new wing opening up each week. Here's how the pricing works. The first wing, the Arachnid Quarter, will be free durin...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 07.08.2014

I'm surprised it took this long for a Sharknado game to happen

Until now, I had managed to avoid hearing about Sharknado 2: The Second One. That's debuting on Syfy on Wednesday, July 30 and just in time for the sequel, Majesco and Other Ocean will have a licensed game based on the disast...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 07.03.2014

@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted

It has been a long time since we have seen or heard anything new about the classic arcade game Q*bert. Despite being such an iconic character for its time, the weird orange macaroni-nosed jumper never really rode the wave to ...

Darren Nakamura

10:45 AM on 07.03.2014

Alphabeats puts some wub wub in a word game

You know Teddy Diefenbach, right? He is one of the people working on the Kickstarter uber-success Hyper Light Drifter, and he just cannot seem to stop making new games. At E3 we got to play a bit of his newer title Kyoto Wil...

Darren Nakamura

2:00 PM on 07.01.2014

Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile

CD Projekt RED has announced The Witcher Battle Arena, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena based on The Witcher universe for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows tablets. Sounds like a whole lot of things we we...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 06.30.2014

Square Enix, Gree announce Final Fantasy Artniks Dive for mobile

Gree has announced a new RPG for Android and Apple phones and tablets this year, Final Fantasy Artniks Dive. Yes, Final Fantasy. This is happening in partnership with Square Enix, developers of Final Fantasy: All th...

Steven Hansen





6:15 PM on 06.25.2014

Google wants you to build a virtual-reality headset out of cardboard

Google wants "everyone to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way" with its Cardboard project. It's a template for making a "no-frills" cardboard enclosure -- such as the expertly crafted one above --...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 announced as a mobile exclusive

Civilization Revolution was an interesting thing. As it was pared down to function well on consoles, handhelds, and eventually mobile devices, many diehards considered it dumbed down from the roots of the series. Still, it so...

Darren Nakamura

1:45 PM on 06.20.2014

Over 40 EA iOS games on sale for $0.99

They made a Mirror's Edge iOS game? Anyway, here's a bunch of junk that's a buck. 

Steven Hansen



Go on a sniping rampage in Hitman Sniper photo
Go on a sniping rampage in Hitman Sniper
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Square hasn’t been afraid to use the Hitman IP in fun and creative ways. Hitman GO was a critical success for doing something unique, and while Hitman Sniper isn’t on that same scale, it is still at least a ton of fun.

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VVVVVV's user-created levels and editor are now free photo
VVVVVV's user-created levels and editor are now free
by Jordan Devore

Designer Terry Cavanagh has release a free version of VVVVVV that features player-created levels and the full level editor. It's called VVVVVVV: Make and Play Edition, and it can be downloaded as of today for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Version 2.2 of the full game is out now, fixing "a bunch of long standing bugs (for example, player level warp lines) and makes the 2.1 changes official (like player maps, colored text in player levels, editor direct mode, etc)." Steam Achievements have been implemented as well, so if you've put in the effort already, expect to unlock a bunch of those at once after updating.

That was far from the only VVVVVV news this week, as Cavanagh also released the game for iOS, Android, and Ouya, in addition to a related minigame called Super Gravitron for mobile. That's free, too! And there's a metal cover album for that special someone in your life.

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