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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 …

Crazy Taxi Comes To Mobile In City Rush Crazy Taxi Comes To Mobile In City Rush

Crazy Taxi is one of the greatest arcade games ever made. Sega recognizes this, and has milked the franchise over the years with ports to consoles and mobile devices. Now after all the ports – the original creator of Crazy …

This War Of Mine Is All About The Human Cost Of War This War Of Mine Is All About The Human Cost Of War

“In war, not everyone is a soldier.” That’s the tagline for 11 Bit Studio’s latest game – This War of Mine. As it suggests, the game does not put players into the role of a soldier. Instead, players will instead …

“Epic” Angry Birds Game Teased by Rovio “Epic” Angry Birds Game Teased by Rovio

Despite the rise of games such as Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga, the Angry Birds franchise still remains one of the biggest brands in mobile gaming. Rovio last year kept the avian train running with the release of …

Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees

Disney Interactive is one of the largest entertainment groups in the world. The studios that comprise the division produce everything from mobile and console games to interactive Web experiences. It’s also not doing so well these days. The New York …

Mobile Game Developers Prefer iOS Over Android Mobile Game Developers Prefer iOS Over Android

There was a time many years ago when Android was a land full of cheap mimics of the more popular mobile titles that were exclusive to iOS. Over the years, those same mobile developers are now building their games for …

‘Candy Crush Saga’ Maker Files for IPO ‘Candy Crush Saga’ Maker Files for IPO

The maker of Candy Crush Saga filed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of up to $500 million today. King Digital Entertainment undoubtedly hopes to follow in the footsteps of Zynga, who filed their IPO in late 2011 and has become …

Turn-Based ‘Hitman’ Mobile Game Announced Turn-Based ‘Hitman’ Mobile Game Announced

2012′s Hitman: Absolution was relatively well-received by critics, yet still didn’t live up to Square Enix’s sales expectations. Especially considering the huge marketing push the publisher made for the game. Now Square Enix is giving Hitman the same treatment so …

‘Angry Birds Stella’ to Focus on the Pink Bird ‘Angry Birds Stella’ to Focus on the Pink Bird

Rovio, the developer behind the popular Angry Birds series of games, today announced a new spinoff of the Angry Birds series. Titled Angry Birds Stella, the new series will revolve around the pink bird (named Stella) and her avian friends. …

Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness

Tablet and smartphone gaming has become a billion-dollar industry in just a few short years. With the massive install base these devices represent, game publishers are now targeting mobile users with a wide variety of monetization schemes. The only problem …

Flappy Bird Gets The NMA Treatment Flappy Bird Gets The NMA Treatment

If you follow fads at all, you’re no doubt aware of the rise and fall of Flappy Bird. The simple, yet unfairly difficult, game has been the subject of much debate over the past few weeks. Critics and gamers have …

‘Final Fantasy VI’ Out Now For Android ‘Final Fantasy VI’ Out Now For Android

For the past two years now, Square Enix has been trading on its storied past, releasing classic Final Fantasy games on mobile platforms. The publisher this week finally reached Final Fantasy VI, which can now be bought for $16 through …

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" Gets a New Trailer 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" Gets a New Trailer

It’s been nearly a decade since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was released for PlayStation 2, but Rockstar Games today is highlighting the game in a brand new trailer. The video comes just as San Andreas is now available for …

‘Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed’ Out For iOS ‘Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed’ Out For iOS

It’s only been a few weeks since Rovio released its Angry Birds Go! kart racing game, and now Sega is jumping into the mobile racing genre with the release of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for iOS. The game is …

'Angry Birds Star Wars' Gets New Levels 'Angry Birds Star Wars' Gets New Levels

Angry Birds Star War II was released just weeks ago and already developer Rovio has shifted its focus to its new downhill kart racing game, Angry Birds Go!. That doesn’t mean, however, that old Angry Birds titles have been abandoned. …

Samsung Reveals Its Own Smartphone Game Controller Samsung Reveals Its Own Smartphone Game Controller

It’s become increasingly apparent over the years that smartphone games are kind of trash unless they’re built specifically for touch. There’s just no way to replicate an analog stick or d-pad on a touch screen. To remedy that, some companies …

'Angry Birds Star Wars 2' Gets Naboo Update 'Angry Birds Star Wars 2' Gets Naboo Update

Angry Birds Go! hit mobile platforms this week, taking the Angry Birds franchise in an entirely new direction with its downhill kart racing mechanics. While the new game has been the focus of Rovio marketing for weeks now, the Angry …