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Topic: gaming

Revenue from iOS, Android gaming apps now three times greater than portable consoles

05/17/2013, 04:05 pm

The trend that's seen portable gaming shifting largely to devices like Apple's iPhone continues apace, according to a new report that pegs revenue from gaming on iOS and Android devices at three times the size of revenue on dedicated portable gaming consoles.

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Gameloft's Gangstar Rio, N.O.V.A. 3 go free on iOS for a limited time

05/17/2013, 02:05 pm

Game developer Gameloft is giving iOS users a treat starting this weekend, as two of its titles Gangstar Rio and N.O.V.A 3 are both free for a limited time.

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Sony hopes to counter smartphone games with free PlayStation Vita developer tools

05/08/2013, 05:05 pm

Hoping to counter a trend that's seen its portable devices struggling against competitors like Apple's iPhone, Sony on Wednesday announced that it would be removing barriers to publishing for independent developers by doing away with their licensing fees.

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XCOM lands on Mac App Store, Lego Batman comes to iOS

04/25/2013, 06:04 pm

Gaming fans on Apple devices got two new options for fun on Thursday, with XCOM landing on the Mac platform and Lego Batman coming to iOS.

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Microsoft to unveil Xbox successor on May 21 as Amazon mulls set-top box

04/24/2013, 05:04 pm

The set-top box segment occupied by Apple TV and others may get a lot more crowded in the coming weeks, as Microsoft has announced a date for the unveiling of its next generation Xbox console, while Amazon is rumored to be pondering a step into the TV arena as well.

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Rumor: Apple courting developers to support official gaming controller [u]

03/29/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple has allegedly developed its own dedicated gaming controller for release at some point in the future, a development that, if true, could drastically reshape the face of the video game industry.

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Firaxis, 2K Games reveal XCOM: Enemy Unknown port for iOS

03/24/2013, 01:03 pm

Strategy-loving iDevice owners got an unexpected bit of news this weekend, as Firaxis and 2K Games revealed that the hit turn-based sci-fi game XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be coming to Apple's iOS over the summer.

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Ouya CEO on mobile gaming: 'You're not having an emotional experience'

03/16/2013, 07:03 pm

AI at Expand: Apple's iOS devices and other mobile platforms may be leading a revolution in the games industry, but the CEO of one upstart gaming company says the shift to mobile has resulted in a wave of games that lack the emotional depth one can experience on traditional consoles.

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Xbox project cofounder: Game-enabled Apple TV would "simply kill Playstation, Wii-U, and Xbox"

02/13/2013, 05:02 pm

A game-enabled Apple TV would quickly attract developers and likely kill off traditional consoles like the Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii, one of the original developers of the Xbox said on Wednesday.

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EA targets Mac gamers with launch of Origin digital distribution service

02/07/2013, 08:02 pm

Video game publisher Electronic Arts announced on Thursday the launch of Origin for Mac, a new built-for-platform version of EA's video game download service that will bring some of the company's biggest titles to Apple desktops and laptops.

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