All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Games’

Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

In the wake of the Charleston church killings and the wave of companies and state governments moving to ban confederate flag imagery, Apple has begun to yank games and other apps featuring the symbol from its App Store. According to Touch Arcade, various civil war games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all Hunted Cow’s Civil War series have been …

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You Can Now Play a Game in Facebook Messenger

In March, Facebook launched what it called “Messenger Platform” and “Businesses on Messenger”, two initiatives that the company hopes will turn Messenger into more than just a simple messaging platform. Facebook now lets developers build apps for Messenger – the first slate of which let users quickly pull up GIFs, sound clips, videos, and more. Last month, reports indicated that …

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Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

When the BBC announced that it was developing a feature-length film based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto, most assumed that it was at least OK’ed by the game’s creators – if not blessed by. Apparently, that’s not the case. Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive has filed a lawsuit against the BBC, saying its …

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Facebook Messenger May Soon Have Games

Facebook is in the process of turning Facebook Messenger into much more than a simple messaging app, and the latest move might be the most ambitious yet. According to The Information, Facebook is currently talking to game developers about putting games inside Messenger. Facebook is in active conversations with game developers about the platform, according to three people briefed on …

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Nintendo Is Finally Going to Make Smartphone Games

By the end of this year, you’ll be able to play a Nintendo game on your iPhone. Wading into a market its always been wary of, Nintendo is finally going to start producing smartphone games. The first one should be out by the end of 2015, and the company says it plans to make a total of five by March …

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Nintendo Rides At Universal Theme Parks To Become A Reality

Gamers everywhere rejoice. Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts just announced that they will be creating “spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds” to Universal theme parks. The agreement between these two giants is seen as a major move by Nintendo to expand the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property. Nintendo may …

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‘Myst’ TV Show Coming to Hulu

Remember all those frustrating hours trying to figure out what the hell to do in Myst? Well, get ready to relive those frustrating moments on TV, as Hulu has apparently landed the streaming rights to an upcoming show based on the classic 90s game. According to Deadline, the show is penned by Divergent writer Evan Daugherty. Myst blends elements of …

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When Was the First Mail Delivered via the Pony Express? Playable Google Doodle Honors 155th Anniversary

Google is trying to make sure you don’t get anything done at work today – something at which the company excels. Today’s homepage features a playable Google Doodle honoring the most famous mail service of all time. When was the first mail delivered via the Pony Express? 155 years ago today, in fact. To celebrate this important day in history, …

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Stop Working and Go Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

I don’t know if you have important things to get done today, but if not you should probably head over to Google Maps and play some Pac-Man. It’s almost April Fool’s Day, and Google is starting a bit early. The company has just introduced PAC-Maps, which will turn any streetmap into a giant game of Pac-Man, considering there are enough …

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YouTube Is Going After Twitch with New Game Streaming Focus: Report

YouTube has been experimenting with live streaming for many years, finally letting any channel in good standing participate in live streaming in December of 2013, and the YouTube Live channel currently features livestreams of sporting events, music, news, and more. But if you take a look through the offerings you might come back uninspired. YouTube Live hasn’t really taken off …

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Grand Theft Auto ‘Making-Of’ Movie Headed to BBC

As part of the ‘Make It Digital’ initiative, which aims to “inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology,” the BBC is developing a feature-length program based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto. The BBC’s announcement was pretty vague, and almost made it sound as though the BBC was developing …

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Cards Against Humanity Has a New Web App, So You Can Retire Your Old, Sticky Cards

If your actual Cards Against Humanity cards are warped and sticky from spilling one too many Miller High Lifes all over them at parties (and really, whose aren’t?), you’ll be pleased to know that you can now play the game online – no physical cards required. You don’t even need to physical presence of another human being, really. Cards Against …

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Exploding Kittens Most Successful Games Kickstarter Ever

Exploding Kittens is an analog card game for 2-5 players. It is also incredibly highly aniticipated. Exploding Kittens closed down its crowd funding window last night, earning a historic total of $8.78 million from a record-breaking total of 219,382 backers. Luke Crane, community manager for games at Kickstarter, admitted, “Until Exploding Kittens came along, we hadn’t seen the Internet at …

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Wheel of Fortune Contestant Solves Puzzle with One Letter Showing, Sets Winnings Record

When people are talking about ‘what happened on Wheel of Fortune last night’, it’s likely due to someone failing pretty hard. It happens a lot. Honestly, there’s not much on TV more infuriating than a terrible Wheel of Fortune player. Why the hell did you buy a vowel … you were going to solve it anyway … This time, it’s …

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Chromecast Gets New Games, Support For Showtime & Starz

Google announced the launch of new “family-friendly” games for Chromecast as well as new support for Showtime and Starz, immediately upping the device’s value to consumers. “Unlike other streaming devices and gaming consoles, Chromecast games are unique because they use the phone (or tablet) in your hand as the game controller and the TV screen in front of you as …

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Tic-Tac-Go Scales Up Classic Game by Turning It into a Check in-Driven Scavenger Hunt

It’s highly likely that you’ve spent countless school days, work meetings, and beach hangouts casually scribbling games of tic-tac-toe. It’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever played it like this. A new app called Tic-Tac-Go mixes tic-tac-toe with city hopping, check-ins, and photo sharing to provide a fun and unique take on the classic game. It’s a location-based scavenger hunt, where …

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Tetris, the Movie, Is a Thing That’s Happening

Film adaptations of video games have a varying track record of success – both in terms of gross revenue and in terms of quality. But the good thing about most video game movies is that there’s already a built-in audience. That’s especially true for Tetris, the classic puzzle game which, according to the Wall Street Journal, is coming to a …

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Free Games: The Best Sites To Find And Play Them

If you are tired of having to pay money to play fun online or downloadable games, you should really consider switching to the free ones. There are THOUSANDS of games online that you can play over and over and enjoy without having to spend a single penny. The question that follows is of course, “Where are these fabulous free games?” …

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Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

Rumors circulated throughout the media last week that Microsoft was preparing to acquire Mojang, the makers of the massively popular game Minecraft. On Monday, Microsoft officially announced that it is doing so. The company says it has reached an agreement to acquire the Stockholm-based game developer for $2.5 billion, and that the Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which is …

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Republicans Made Their Own Retro Platformer Starring an Elephant Named Giopi

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group whose only purpose is getting Republicans elected to the US Senate, has turned to nostalgic gaming to help with its cause. The NRSC has built its own retro platformer called Gioipi: 2014 Mission Majority. Combining funky chiptune jams and an unbelievably spry pachyderm with strong GOP messaging, Giopi is available to play right …

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Flappy Bird Creator Returns with Another Impossible Game

Dong Nguyen, the guy who created one of the most addictive and polarizing mobile games in recent memory and then yanked it out from under everyone, has just launched his follow up effort. Swing Copters is now available on iOS and Android, and it borrows some of the same look and feel of Nguyen’s crack-like offering, Flappy Bird. Swing Copters …

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Angry Birds Transformers Mash-up Is a Real Thing That’s Happening

Because the world needed the word ‘Deceptihog’, Rovio and Hasbro have teamed up once again to bring you a new Angry Birds mashup that will spawn a new game, a new product line, and more branded toys. This time, it’s the Transformers. “We’re really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds” said Blanca …

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Orange Is The New Black Meets Flappy Bird for Wonderful Time-Waster

Today, Netflix dropped an entire new season of their hit show Orange Is The New Black in our laps – 13 episodes ready to stream whenever you’re ready. Here’s the thing – most of us are at work. Damn. While you might not be committed to watching entire episodes of television in order to shirk whatever responsibilities you have at …

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‘Terminator 2’ Truck Chase Gets a Shot for Shot GTA Remake

You know how there are some things that just make you happy? No, not the obvious things like beer, money, and grilled meat. I mean those times when you’re just delighted by something, inexplicably? This is one of those times. I guess it’s wrong to call my delight totally inexplicable. I think that it comes down to knowing that people …

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Lance Armstrong Gets Perfect Card in Cards Against Humanity. You Know the One.

On October 2nd, 1996, professional cyclist Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer. On October 3rd, he underwent an orchiectomy to remove his cancerous testicle. Armstrong’s cancer had already spread to other parts of his body, and things looked grim. But as we all know, Lance Armstrong survived his battle with cancer, created a pretty dopey yellow bracelet, …

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Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is celebrating one of the most ubiquitous and frustrating puzzle toys ever conceived–the Rubik’s Cube. Originally called the Magic Cube, the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 40th birthday this spring. Google has honored the occasion with a (you guessed it) playable Doodle on its homepage. Hungarian inventor and architecture professor Ernő Rubik invented his now-famous puzzle in 1974, but …

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Flappy Bird Returning in August with Multiplayer

As 2014 was just beginning, a new craze was taking over the smartphone-using world. It was a simple, addictive, yet highly difficult little game called Flappy Bird. It became such a sensation that its creator, Dong Nguyen, decided he “just couldn’t take it anymore” and decided to pull it from the App Store. Near riots ensued (or as close as …

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Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

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 holding back crucial gameplay elements or items behind paywalls. For some developers the freemium model has been a fantastic success. …

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Here’s 8 Hours Of Google Developer Day At GDC. Go Wild. [Video]

Google held (and livestreamed) its Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday. The recording, which is over 8 hours long, is now up for all to view. Dig in. Below is the full agenda via the GDC site, so you know what your’e in for. 10:00-10:15am Developer Day Kick-Off 10:15-10:45am Growth Hacking with Play Games Let’s …

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Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, Says Developer

Wednesday, when asked on Twitter whether he’d ever put Flappy Bird back in the App Store, the games creator Dong Nguyen responded with the answer that many former addicts wanted to hear: Yes. Of course, this all rests on Nguyen and him, you know, not lying and stuff–but as far as straight from the horse’s mouth, you can’t get any …

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