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Sony Pictures Television, a division of Sony's TV and film production company Sony Pictures Entertainment, launched its first original mobile IP today, Suits and Swords. The free-to-play game mixes fantasy RPG elements with the classic card game Blackjack. It challenges players with saving four la...

January 23rd 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Putting aside the thorny issue of lockboxes, let's turn our attention today on the subject of in-game gambling. I've noticed that more and more games are including some form of gambling, usually as minigames. From Fallen Earth's electronic blackjack to Star Trek Online's Dabo wheel, there seems t...

August 15th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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An ESRB rating has enlightened us about the existence of a Ubisoft title called 20 All-Time Favorites; a "collection of 20 card and board games that include Chinese Checkers, Backgammon, Chess, Go, Solitaire, and Mancala." According to the rating, players will also be able to "wager virtual money o...

January 22nd 2010 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Curious about the direction the next entry in the Resident Evil will follow? By the sound of things, so are the franchise's tried-and-true creators. During Capcom's San Diego Comic Con panel, Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi responded to a fan's query about the possibility of a series reboot w...

July 24th 2009 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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The first two iPhone games out of Tecmo have been pretty much exactly what we would expect from an early mobile Tecmo game (that wasn't an arcade port of Star Force or something) -- simple minigames with pictures of girls involved. We didn't expect both of them to be blackjack, but that's exactly wh...

June 26th 2009 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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The slide here clearly identifies the Pivot as a "successor of BlackJack series," yes -- but the same slide deck also refers to the Samsung Jackie (the Jack's codename) as a BlackJack successor, so we wouldn't put too much stock in that. The fact is that this Pivot is a touch-capable WinMo device w...

May 25th 2009 at 4:22pm 0 Comments
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The World of Warcraft Trading Card game has released its latest expansion, but it's a little bit different than what's come before. It's called Arena Grand Melee, and it actually changes the gameplay of the TCG just a little bit, including some very different mechanics than those players have seen...

May 19th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Usually, it's Apple who has the problem with a potential app. Now, it's The Man taking issue with one that Cupertino deemed fit for distribution. Nevada gaming officials have been tipped off a card counting application that can be installed on the iPhone and iPod touch, which would obviously give B...

February 17th 2009 at 4:47pm 0 Comments
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Usually, it's Apple who has the problem with a potential app. Now, it's The Man taking issue with one that Cupertino deemed fit for distribution. Nevada gaming officials have been tipped off a card counting application that can be installed on the iPhone and iPod touch, which would obviously give B...

February 17th 2009 at 4:47pm 0 Comments