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News : 7 New Games Just Released for Chromecast

Now that Chromecast has taken the title of top-selling media streaming device and held onto it for well over a year, game developers absolutely have to take Google's $35 streaming stick seriously. As a result, we're starting to see big-time media and game companies throw their ...more

Market Reality : Unity Receives Investment from Silver Lake

The leading platforms enabling augmented reality technology lead our headlines in Market Reality this week. Unity Technologies received a sizable investment and PTC striking another development partnership as its annual LiveWorx conference wraps up. Fittingly, both companies ...more

News : E3 Just Proved That Gaming Phones Aren't Gimmicks

During E3, many major game developers announced plans to bring console and PC franchises to mobile. These titles are designed for more serious gamers with competition in mind. All of this points to a shift in mobile hardware priorities — soon, gamers will need gaming phones ju ...more

PC Magazine : Sorry Zynga, Farmville Needs Facebook

Farmville vs. Facebook There’s apparently some drama happening between Facebook and Zynga, maker of the wildly popular social games Farmville, Cafe World and Mafia Wars. The beef is primarily about Facebook forcing game developers to use Facebook Credits for in-game purcha ...more

News : Like Bubble Bobble Then You'll Love This!

Puff and Po and the Empress's Treasures, is an inspiring indie game that stays fateful to the arcade single screen plat-former style and game-play. Single screen games are quite rare when it come to indie games, Bubble Bobble type games are really fun so why don't indie game ...more

News : No Point In Playing To Level 100!?

Thanks for contacting Zynga Customer Support. I found there are other accounts reporting they don't receive Dinners back when sent. The Game Developers have decided how the Game works and Dinners can only be sent from Players(neighbors) above level 100 back and fort. The Deve ...more

News : The $25 USB Stick Computer

Earlier this month, game developer David Braben and his Rasberry Pi nonprofit foundation revealed a $25 USB PC. The computer can connect to an HDMI monitor on one end, and a USB peripheral on the other (such as a keyboard or a USB hub). You can use the USB hub to connect multi ...more

Kick Ass at Farmville : Tips and Tricks of Farming Masters

Take some tips from the masters themselves. Kotaku interviews game developer Zynga, "who has generously offered to help, by sharing FarmVille strategy tips on how to make the most of your land, your crops, and your livestock". 13 Steps to Mastering FarmVille: Make The Most O ...more

Ni no Kuni (Another World) : From Studio Ghibli

Ni no Kuni is a gorgeous hand drawn and animated game coming to the PS3 and Nintendo DS. The story is about Oliver, a 13 year old who has lost his mother. Wishing for her to come back, a magical toy tells him that this might be possible and they set off on a journey in a paral ...more

News : PopCap Bought by EA, Earns $750 Million Bonus Points

Electronic Arts is the biggest game publisher in the world, and have been for years. And yet, their only successful internally developed games nowadays are the EA Sports mega-franchises like Madden. Most of their success has stemmed from their ability to buy other companies on ...more

News : Blackwater Lends Its Name to Video Game Franchise

Xe Systems, the Private-Defense-Contractor-Formerly-Known-As-Blackwater, has been busy attempting to re-brand themselves. They have a new name, several new sub-names, and have at least titularly shifted their focus to training rather than mercenary work. Controversial founder ...more

Octodad : An Award Winning Game… From College Students

Fatherhood is difficult, especially when you're an octopus. That is the moral of the 2011 IGF Student Showcase winner Octodad, available for free from its website. This hilarious little title was created by a team of interactive media students at DePaul University in Chicago ...more

News : PayPal Problems Strike Yet Another Indie Developer

PayPal has, all in all, been great for allowing Web 2.0 economy to grow. For most entities, it's the best way to send money between two people on the internet. Not the case for indie studios. First, Minecraft maestro Notch had the PayPal account he used to take in his Minecr ...more

Sweatshop : A Bizarre Tower Defense Game with a Message

Tower defense games have taught us little. We already knew that defending castles from baddies was fun and that legions of weenies are the key to success in most real-time strategy situations. What other insights have they to offer? How about a lesson in sweatshop economics? ...more

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