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How GungHo Online Entertainment created Puzzle & Dragons, the surprise billion-dollar mobile game

GungHo Online Entertainment has moved from obscurity to becoming one of the major players in mobile games this year thanks to the enormous success of its free-to-play Puzzle & Dragons game, which has dominated the top-grossing app store charts on a worldwide basis for months. It’s generating $2.5 …

U.S. judge demands Apple reveal HTC settlement to Samsung - appPicker

A U.S. Judge demanded that Apple disclose their 10-year patent license agreement with smartphone manufacturer HTC to Samsung, their main legal rival …

Games for the weekend: Block Fortress

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p><i>Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each</i> …

Project Unity console mod is 15 game systems in one

Project Unity, a retro console mod made by hardware modder Bacteria, combines 15 gaming systems into a single bundle that can be played with a master controller.<p>The system runs consoles such as Sega Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 64 and Atari 7800. According to Bacteria's original …

Create music with a virtual Korg M1 synthesizer on the Nintendo 3DS

Detune has announced that its Korg M01D music making app, which recreates the popular Korg M1 synthesizer for 3D and touchscreen controls, will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop this summer. Korg M01D includes every sound from the original Korg M1, select sounds from an additional Korg model, and …

QUBE possibly heading to Wii U

Toxic Games' first-person puzzle game, <i>Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion</i> (<i>QUBE</i>), could be launching on Wii U, according to a series of tweets from the game's official Twitter.<p>"We just had our first peak of <i>QUBE</i> running on the Wii U controller and it's looking fantastic," Qubegame tweeted, along …

The Gallery: Six Elements successfully funded, receives Razer Hydra support

<i>The Gallery: Six Elements</i> Kickstarter, the first-person action game developed specially for the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset, surpassed its $65,000 goal with 53 hours of the campaign left to go.<p>The game will have Razer Hydra (Sixense Entertainment's motion controller) support, since it …

Random House to launch free-to-play online narrative game in May

Book publisher Random House is set to launch <i>Black Crown</i> in May, a free-to-play online narrative game featuring microtransactions to unlock DLC and additional story strands.<p>Random House will unveil the author of the StoryNexus-based game post-launch. Dan Franklin from Random House tells The …

Fan-made live action Dead Space trailer hunts down Isaac Clarke

Dead Space fans have created a live action video depicting hero Isaac Clarke gingerly navigating the halls of a spaceship while being stalked by necromorphs.<p>Titled "<i>Chase to Death</i>" the video's creator and director, Eric Zaragoza, says he wanted to clash his loves of video games, film-making and …

Ghost Watch hits 3DS in Japan on July 11, according to new video

A new gameplay trailer for Level-5's Yokai Watch aka <i>Ghost Watch</i>, reveals gameplay mechanics and a Japanese release date of July 11 on the Nintendo 3DS for 4,800 yen.<p>The video demonstrates ghost hunting mechanics using the character's watch-like contraption to scan the immediate area for ghosts. The …

Pokémon Rumble U adds seven more NFC figurines, Pokémon unlockable with transport cards

The Pokémon Company will release seven additional figurines that use the Wii U's near field communication capabilities one month after the launch of <i>Pokémon Rumble U,</i> reports Serebii.<p>On May 25, Japanese players will be able to purchase figures of Croagunk, Eevee, Genesect, Litwick, Mewtwo, Zoroark …

Cut the Rope physics-based puzzler coming to 3DS eShop

Physics-based puzzler <i>Cut the Rope</i> is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop, developer Zeptolab announced at the iDEAME indie development conference in Madrid this past weekend.<p>According to Nintendo World Report, the 3DS port will be made in conjunction with WiiWare and DSiWare developer Abylight, while …

Computer scientist programs AI to play Super Mario Bros., other NES games

Computer science researcher Tom Murphy built an AI program that will play <i>Super Mario</i> and other Nintendo Entertainment System games on its own, reports Wired UK.<p>Murphy presented the program at SigBovik 2013, an annual computer science conference showcasing "spoof research." Despite the nature of the …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 'reimagining' coming to PSN, XBLA and Steam this summer

A high-definition "reimagining" of Sega Genesis title <i>Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse</i> will be released through PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam this summer, Sega announced today in a new trailer for the title.<p>The "2D/3D game" is in development with Sega's Australian studio, …

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse review

Playing a modernized version of Sega's Castle of Illusion makes it difficult to believe that it was formerly a Genesis title. And that's a great …

Castle of Illusion HD confirmed

Sega and Disney today confirmed a high-definition version of 1990 Sega Genesis game Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will launch this summer on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC. The game was first hinted at in a teaser trailer last week.<p>No price for the game was announced.<p>The game is …

Meet 6 Compact But Powerful PC Gaming Systems Battling For Your Wallet (And Your Living Room)

In one iteration or another, the small form factor PC has been around for more than a quarter century. As the tech industry is so fond of doing, the components inside have been constantly shrinking. More power efficient graphics cards (GPUs) emerged, and smaller motherboards facilitated the ability …

Evo and NYU Game Center create scholarship for fighting game community

Evo and NYU game Center partner for scholarship<p>Evo — a sponsor of the largest fighting game tournaments in the world and host of the annual Evo Championship Series — is partnering with the NYU Game Center to fund a scholarship that will be exclusively available to members of the fighting game …

No new version of Elder Scrolls: Arena coming

[UPDATE] After the publication of this story, a Bethesda representative confirmed that the rating was posted in error and that no new version of The Elder Scrolls: Arena is on the way.<p>"It should just say PC, not multiplatform," the representative said. "We've notified them and they're going to fix. …

PlanetSide 2 Mobile Uplink app is your PlanetSide guide

<i>PlanetSide 2</i> players can now get more information on the game and their progress in it with PlanetSide 2 Mobile Uplink, an app that is now available on iOS and Android, publisher Sony Online Entertainment announced today.<p>Mobile Uplink serves as a compendium of information on <i>PlanetSide 2</i>'s weapons, …

Play 'Tetris' on your Pebble smartwatch thanks to new SDK

The team behind the Pebble smartwatch released a "proof-of-concept" SDK last week, letting developers create their own watch faces and rudimentary apps. A few are already available on the Pebble forums, but the most impressive so far is a surprisingly playable version of <i>Tetris.</i> Once you get your …

Tetris, Pong and Pocket Pikachu for your Pebble Watch

Pebble Technology released a proof of concept software development kit (SDK) for the Pebble Watch last week, allowing developers to add their own apps and watch faces on the device's home screen.<p>Using the SDK, developer Robert Heese released a Tetris clone for the Smartwatch called <i>Pebblis</i>. The game …

Little Inferno now available for Mac, coming soon for Linux, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4

<i>Little Inferno</i> is now available for Mac and is free to download for those who bought the Windows PC version, Tomorrow Corporation announced on its official website.<p>The game is available to purchase from Steam for $9.99 and direct from Tomorrow Corporation for $10.<p>Tomorrow Corporation also revealed …

Channel 4 to air a game show based on Draw Something

Zynga, Channel 4 and Victory Television have teamed up to develop <i>Draw It!</i>, an upcoming TV game show based on <i>Draw Something</i>, according to a press release obtained by VG24/7.<p>In <i>Draw It!</i>, two teams of two, each of which includes one celebrity, will square off over three rounds, earning "gold coins" for …

The 50 most important games of all time

The virtual foundation<p>Video games have come a long way since their inception. In the beginning, they often took the form of text-based adventures and …

We answer YOUR Xbox One X questions - Kinect adapters, 4K Enhanced games, checkerboarding, noise and more

The Xbox One X launches November 7 and you lot have <i>plenty</i> of questions you want answered. From what Xbox One X games are enhanced, to which are …

Korg M01D to re-create retro keyboard experience on Nintendo 3DS

Music workstation <i>Korg M01D</i> will allow Nintendo 3DS owners to create electronic tracks on an M1-inspired keyboard through touch, Detune announced.<p>Released in 1988 by Korg Inc., the M1 was one of the first widely known and used music synthesizers. With Detune's <i>Korg M01D</i>, users can access 24 …

Zynga's Draw Something Lives On with Two TV Shows and a Sequel

Zynga has made many acquisitions in recent years as they’ve tried to pad their status as a mobile giant, but one of their most questionable ones was when they bought OMGPOP, creators of Draw Something, for $200M.<p>At the time, the app was at the peak of its popularity, and was the game everyone was …