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4:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Rayman Fiesta Run free update adds new levels, mode, more

Rayman Fiesta Run just got a free update today across the App Store, Google Play Store, and the Amazon App Store. There's 16 new and invaded levels, a new boss fight, three new characters, and two new gadgets. Plus there's a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:45 PM on 05.09.2014

CastleStorm - Free to Siege now out: iOS, Google Play, Amazon

Tower defense with a side of physics-based destruction is the order of the day with the launch of Zen Studios' CastleStorm -- Free to Siege, now out on mobile platforms. The game play -- Vikings vs Knights in medieval warfar...

Dale North

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



Review: Hitman GO photo
Review: Hitman GO
by Brittany Vincent

Agent 47's steely gaze and austere demeanor are far too threatening to be properly translated to a stoic board game piece. That, and given the nature of the Hitman series revolving around stealth and murderous intent, a mobile game that distills the finer points of assassination into a kitschy series of diorama puzzles seems laughable.

And yet, here I am to sing the praises of Hitman GO, Square Enix's bizarre addition to the franchise. It's a minimalist series of wordless, ambient vignettes taking place inside virtual dollhouses dotted with tiny figures representing the hunter and the hunted. It shouldn't work as well as it does, but the end result is a satisfying blend of strategy and turn-based problem-solving that should appeal to a much larger demographic than that of the classic Hitman ilk.

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3:15 PM on 05.06.2014

Rovio tries its hand at capturing the Flappy Bird audience

The Flappy Bird developer pulled his game from the public marketplace because the copious sums of money weren't worth the stress of the spotlight. Angry Birds developer Rovio has no problem being in the spotli...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 05.01.2014

Wake the Dreamer strikes a peculiar balance between waking life and nightmares

Hate your job? Live in a tiny apartment? Looking for love? You might have more in common with indie game Wake the Dreamer's protagonist than you think. In the peculiar upcoming iOS and Android release, you're tasked with cre...

Brittany Vincent





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

5:30 PM on 04.30.2014

Amazon publishes survey results about mobile gaming for male and female gamers

We already know both men and women game. I mean, unless you live under a rock or are brain dead, you know that. But how do male and female gamers react during playing mobile games? Amazon has teamed up with Harris Interactive...

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

11:30 PM on 04.24.2014

Once you go indie, people get less spendy on the App Store

Working on that next big iPhone app you hope to tout as an "indie darling" on the App Store? You might want to rethink that. According to a new report published by Distimo, you're actually better off if your game isn't referr...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 AM on 04.24.2014

JRPG Fortuna Magus now available on iPad and iPhone

Have you tried any of the Kemco JRPGs for mobile devices? I have yet to spend much time with any of their offerings, which is strange as they do look right up my alley. People seem to have some pretty nice things to say abou...

Dale North

4:30 PM on 04.17.2014

People are literally dying to play Hitman GO, out today for iOS devices

Hitman GO launches today, a puzzle game via Square Enix Montréal that's available on iOS devices for $4.99. An Android version is on its way as well, so calm down. They didn't forget about you. Karsten Lund, creative ...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Most mobile game players quit after only one day, study finds

App testing firm Swrve spent 90 days tracking 10 million players late last year, watching how they took to new mobile games from studios like Activision, Epic Games, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, and WB Games. What they found was quite...

Dale North



Contest: Win a custom iPad Mini courtesy of Evolution! photo
Contest: Win a custom iPad Mini courtesy of Evolution!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is Julian.]

To celebrate the launch of their new game Evolution on the App Store, our friends at My.com have given us a brand new, custom-skinned iPad Mini to give away to one lucky Dtoider! Retailing at $299, this 16GB iPad comes pre-loaded with a copy of Evolution, and they're throwing in a cute 3D sandstone statue of the game's "Fido" character (seen in the gallery below) to boot. Woof!

In Evolution, players step into the boots of top human operatives on a mission to explore, chart, and uncover the dark secrets of a mysterious paradise gone silent -- the planet Utopia. Players will engage in real-time battles, dive deep into the game’s storyline, and encounter dozens of complex and identifiable characters, all while discovering what truly lies beneath the ashes of a ruined planet.

To enter the contest, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and you have until next Friday, April 11 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). It's pretty great!

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12:45 PM on 04.03.2014

Anomaly trilogy to close with Anomaly Defenders

I loved the first two Anomaly games for how they turned traditional tower defense mechanics on their head to make something fun and different. I'm not so sure about the announcement of the series' final installment, rev...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Crush zombies in endurance racer Dead End

Released today for iOS, Android and Windows Phones, Dead End is an endurance racing game in which players strike zombies to earn cash while avoiding road hazards. Earned money can then be spent on upgrades to the car, a...

Conrad Zimmerman