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Mobile marketplaces can feel dramatically over-saturated, but lest you wonder if developers are even chasing a worthwhile audience in that space, Apple has shed some light on just how much cash is in play: Developers earned more than $10 billion in revenue across the App Store's 24 software catego...

January 11th 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Papers, Please arrived on iPad this week, but an initial build depicting nudity when players searched the bodies of travelers was rejected by Apple on the grounds of containing "pornographic content." That decision appears to have been reversed however – developer Lucas Pope recently tweeted...

December 13th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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The hit mobile MMO Order and Chaos Online has gone from reducing its up-front client cost to eliminating it completely. This past week, Gameloft dropped the price for Order and Chaos Online, making it officially free-to-play and gifting existing players 150 rune stones and a shining golden dragon...

August 9th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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It appears the European Commission isn't thrilled with Apple's slow movement to provide more safeguards from accidental in-app purchases made on its devices. The administration issued a press release today discussing joint action from the firm and member states to enforce better protection for cons...

July 18th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Mobile analytics company adjust uses the term "zombie apps" to describe those that aren't visible on the App Store – to be visible, an app must "rank on any of the 39,171 App Store top lists on two out of three days over the month." That's a fairly low bar, but still, last month just one-fift...

July 10th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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World of Tanks Blitz, the mobile version of the popular online tank title, will be hitting the Apple app store on June 26th. Wargaming said that World of Tanks Blitz will be exclusive to newer iPad and iPhone owners. The game's been in a closed beta and soft launch in various regions, but will of...

June 11th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Trying to stand out in the App Store is no easy feat, considering the number of games competing for attention and the inevitable flood of clones inspired by any successful venture. Smaller studios that lack the advertising budget of companies like EA or Ubisoft have an especially challenging time g...

April 20th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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While I was part of the early beta crowd for Hearthstone last year, I haven't played it in quite some time. It wasn't because I became disenfranchised with the game but rather because I felt it truly belonged on a tablet -- and playing it on a PC just felt wrong somehow. So I've been waiting for He...

April 17th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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After a soft launch in a few countries, Hearthstone is now available to iPad owners worldwide. Blizzard announced today that Hearthstone is on the app store as an alternative to the PC version. The title is available on iPads 2 and newer as well as the iPad minis. New and returning players will be...

April 16th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Flappy Bird clones reportedly rolled in to the App Store at a rate of 60 games per day over the course of four days, according to numbers crunched by Pocket Gamer. The data comes from an investigation into 300 games that were deemed rip-offs of Dong Nguyen's former tap-to-flap mobile arcade game, a...

March 6th 2014 at 11:31am 0 Comments
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Following yesterday's appearance on New Zealand's app store, Final Fantasy 6 has hopped the Pacific and is now available to classic RPG fans in the United States. Priced at $16, this most recent remake of the fan-favorite epic features modern graphics, a redesigned user interface, and the ability...

February 6th 2014 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Mac owners can raid some rebooted tombs starting today, with Crystal Dynamics' 2013 edition of Tomb Raider out now on the App Store for $50. A word of warning: The App Store version doesn't feature online multiplayer, but Mac ports specialist Feral Interactive says other versions are on the way nex...

January 23rd 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments