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Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

By Sean Patterson March 27, 2014

For the past few years a new pricing model has begun creeping into the games industry. Beginning on mobile devices, the so-called “freemium” model gives players a taste of a game for free while plastering the title with ads or …

‘Flappy Bird’ Knockoff Apps Being Rejected by Apple ‘Flappy Bird’ Knockoff Apps Being Rejected by Apple

After Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen announced he was pulling his addictive game from the Apple App Store and Google Play, which prompted reactions that varied from outraged to threatening, quite a few games have popped up that are very …

'Candy Crush' Maker King Files For IPO 'Candy Crush' Maker King Files For IPO

King Digital Entertainment, the company behind the massively popular Candy Crush Saga and other games, announced that it has filed for an initial public offering. The company said on Tuesday that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 …

The GoldenEye Telescope Sustained 'Serious Damage' The GoldenEye Telescope Sustained 'Serious Damage'

Fans of the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye (and the subsequent N64 game) no doubt know the Arecibo Observatory as the “cradle.” The famous movie set is actually a 1,000-ft. radio telescope, the largest single-aperture telescope in world. The giant …

Candy Crush Saga Hits Half a Billion Installs Candy Crush Saga Hits Half a Billion Installs
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According to game developer King, Candy Crush Saga has been installed over half a billion times – as in a 5 with 8 zeros. No word on how many millions have destroyed their devices because of level 65. Really really …

Temple Run Is Coming to Theaters, So There's That Temple Run Is Coming to Theaters, So There's That

At some point in the next couple of years, there’s going to be a Temple Run movie. That’s the word from Hollywood Reporter, who says that Warner Brothers is in negotiations to bring the popular app to theaters alongside producer …

E-Cigarette Ad Pops Up Inside Kids iPad Game E-Cigarette Ad Pops Up Inside Kids iPad Game
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If you asked the world’s second-largest tobacco company about their new marketing strategies, I’m going to assume that they wouldn’t include running ads in kids apps in their response. Nevertheless, an ad for Vype, the first e-cigarette marketed by British …

Angry Birds Go! Rovio's New Racing Game Drops Dec 11 Angry Birds Go! Rovio's New Racing Game Drops Dec 11

Rovio has just announced the official launch date for Angry Birds Go!, the company’s new 3D racing game. We’ll leave all of the Mario Kart comments to you. “Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling birds and piggies down …

Sochi Flame Lit In Ancient Olympia Sochi Flame Lit In Ancient Olympia

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are already turning out to be historically monumental. The location itself has proven to hold historical significance. It is fitting that the flame for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics has been lit in the location …

Here Is Google's Birthday Doodle Here Is Google's Birthday Doodle
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Google is celebrating its 15tth birthday with a worldwide doodle featuring a playable game where you can hit a piƱata by clicking on it with your mouse (or using the space bar), and gaining candy for points. Google also has …

New Monopoly Token: Cats Still Rule The Internet New Monopoly Token: Cats Still Rule The Internet
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In August of 2013 Hasbro Inc. announced that they would be replacing the iconic iron game piece in the classic Monopoly board game with a cat. And not just any cat; a democratically picked cat which was chosen through an …

So, There's a New Texting While Driving Game So, There's a New Texting While Driving Game

You know that texting while driving is terribly dangerous and can lead to you running straight into a big truck full of crap. Or most likely something worse, like another human being. If you need a quick refresher on how …

Bioshock Infinite DLC Launches Today Bioshock Infinite DLC Launches Today

Bioshock Infinite DLC is here, and more is coming. Starting today, the decidedly less-exciting Clash in the Clouds will be beginning its rollout. And soon, episode 1 Burial at Sea will launch, taking us back to the underwater city of …

Guy Hacks Contra to Propose to His Girlfriend Guy Hacks Contra to Propose to His Girlfriend
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On the list of NES games I played the absolute hell out of when I was a kid, the run-and-shoot classic Contra is pretty high up there. And if you’re like me, this should make you feel all warm and …

'Angry Trayvon' Game Reportedly Yanked, Still Up 'Angry Trayvon' Game Reportedly Yanked, Still Up

In “yeah, that was probably the best idea for all involved” news, a game depicting Trayvon Martin as a ruthless revenge killer has been yanked from the Android Market – at least according to the game’s developers. But wait, it’s …

Check Out Cube Slam, Google's New Chrome Game Check Out Cube Slam, Google's New Chrome Game

Google revealed its latest Chrome experiment today. It’s a two-player game call Chrome Slam, and lets two Chrome users with web cams play a type of 3D Pong/air hockey-like game against one another, while looking at each others’ faces on …

Google Launches 'Roll It' Skee Ball Game For Chrome Google Launches 'Roll It' Skee Ball Game For Chrome

Google has introduced a new Chrome Experiment called Roll It. It’s essentially a skee ball game that you can control with your phone as you play on your computer. To play, you touch your phone’s screen to aim, and swing …