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1:30 PM on 02.26.2014

0.15% of mobile gamers bring in 50% of F2P revenue

The fact that a small percentage of people playing free-to-play mobile games account for those astounding revenue figures is by no means new or even all that surprising these days. This, on the other hand, might be: marketing...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 02.25.2014

King files to abandon its ridiculous 'Candy' trademark

I'm as tired of hearing about Candy Crush Saga developer King's trademarking of the word "Candy" as the rest of you, but this is the update many of us have been awaiting: King has filed for express abandonment of the over-rea...

Jordan Devore

7:30 AM on 02.25.2014

Deus Ex: The Fall is heading to PC by way of Steam

Originally released on iOS, Deus Ex: The Fall was ported to Android, and now, it's coming to PC on March 25th. It'll be priced at $10, and if you pre-order the game you can snatch up Deus Ex: Game of the Year Editio...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 02.24.2014

Minecraft - Pocket Edition will be getting more updates

It would be nice if the Pocket Edition of Minecraft was a 1:1 port of the PC original, but it's not. Thankfully, the team at Mojang has posted a recent update on the game, noting that "significantly bigger worl...

Chris Carter





10:00 PM on 02.19.2014

Candy Crush dev King filing for $500M IPO

King isn't letting negative PR from trademark posturing keep it from taking advantage of its $1.9 billion trading year that saw the company take in $568 million in profit. Its filed a $500 million IPO on the New York Stock Ex...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 02.18.2014

CastleStorm heading to mobile devices

CastleStorm came out for Xbox Live Arcade, PC, and PlayStation Network last year and we overall liked the game. Well now it's coming out for iOS and Google Play devices as CastleStorm - Free to Siege. The mobile version, as y...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Pop-up adventure Tengami is out this week for iOS

It's been a bit of a wait for Tengami, that adventure game presented in the style of a Japanese pop-up book, hasn't it? Developer Nyamyam can take a breather this week, if only for a moment -- the game hits the App Store on ...

Jordan Devore



Art Hawk: Flappy Bird photo
Art Hawk: Flappy Bird
by Jonathan Holmes

Rumor has it that people are sick of Flappy Bert. Like your Kardash-a-Hilton, the game has become famous for being famous, and as such, has started to get on people's nerves. To many it entered the public eye as a pariah, but by the time it left this world, it was a martyr. Now it's got its own Space Program. Cthulhu's even gotten in the mix. 

The game may not deserve the amount of press it's received, but that doesn't change the fact that there is undoubtedly something about Flappy Balt which has caused it to capture the interest of millions. What it is about this simple little game that has caused it to resonate with so many? As always, Art Hawk has the answers. 

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10:30 AM on 02.14.2014

CandySwipe developer writes sad open letter to King

CandySwipe, a match-three mobile game based around confectioneries, looks a lot like Candy Crush Saga. The premise, assets, and name are all wildly similar. That's not much of a surprise though; the mobile market is full of s...

Brett Makedonski

12:15 PM on 02.13.2014

The new Hitman game for mobile has surprising potential

There are two Hitman games in development that we know about: one is a full-fledged PC and console title from IO Interactive, the other is a mobile project in the works at Square Enix Montréal. Hitman GO, a turn-based ...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Adventure Time Card Wars is like Hearthstone light

Do you remember that one episode of Adventure Time where Finn and Jake play a game called Card Wars? Well, that's a real mobile game now. It's pretty much everything you'd expect based on the rules from the show, and it ...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 02.11.2014

Flappy Bird was removed after it became 'addictive'

There's been substantial speculation as to why the creator of mobile sensation Flappy Bird would pull his game while it was still growing in popularity and, reportedly, earning him an average of $50,000 in daily ad revenue. S...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 02.11.2014

Threes is an addictive, cute little numbers game

Often times the most mobile games are the most simple affairs. That's absolutely true for Threes, which has skyrocketed itself to the number one paid App spot in multiple regions. The concept is really easy to pick up -- you ...

Chris Carter

5:45 PM on 02.10.2014

16GB iPhone with 'rare' Flappy Bird going for 6 million

You can find all sorts of stuff on eBay. I like finding rare games and seeing if I can get a good deal (I'm currently still trying to snag a copy of Die Hard Arcade for Sega Saturn for under $30) but sometimes some deals just...

Ian Bonds



It took one hour to remake Flappy Bird photo
It took one hour to remake Flappy Bird
by Jonathan Holmes

Depending on who you ask, Flappy Bird is either a sign of everything that's wrong with the phone gaming, a strangely compelling piece of junk, the ultimate game development Cinderella story, or some combination of the three. Now that's all a memory. The iOS hit was taken down by creator Dong Nguyen a few hours ago, presumably forever.

Thankfully, Joe Shanahan has remade the game.  It took him about an hour, using free game development tools Blender and Python. No word on if he'll be releasing the game on iOS. I suppose that depends on how interested he is in becoming ridiculously rich. Better change the name though, maybe "Candy Bird" or "Angry Saga".

Seriously. That would be one heck of a profit deal, regardless of potential lawsuits.

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2:50 PM on 02.08.2014

Flappy Bird creator says he's taking the game down

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has announced via Twitter that he will be taking the game down some point on Sunday. He has stated that he "cannot take this anymore." In subsequent tweets, Nguyen explains that the taking down...

Wesley Ruscher