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WarioWare's Ashley To Appear In Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo and Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai aren't clear exactly on what Ashley's role will be in the upcoming fighter, but she will make an …

Less than half of Rovio's 800 employees are making games

Of the entertainment company's more than 800 employees, less than half of Rovio's staff are game developers, with more focused on building the Angry Birds brand, executive vice president of games Jami Laes told Venture Beat.<p>"I think less than half are working on games now," Laes said. "But games …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 demo no longer available (update)

A free demo for <i>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13</i>, the final entry in the <i>Final Fantasy 13</i> trilogy, is now available on Xbox 360 on the Xbox Games Store.<p>It's unclear what part of the game is playable in the demo, which weighs in at 1.13 GB. It allows players to check out <i>Lightning Returns</i>' new …

Polygon's Games of the Year 2013 #2: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

For an unplanned sequel, <i>The</i> <i>Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds</i> is a damn good one.<p>Nintendo's return to the Hyrule of <i>A Link to the Past</i> is a fresh take on an otherwise predictable, if not wholly enjoyable, franchise. The land falls into danger after a mysterious figure begins causing trouble, and …

NativeX guarantees game developers at least 30% increase in ad revenue — or will pay $30,000 in cash

In an attempt to get game developers to switch to “native ads” for mobile games, NativeX is offering to boost in-app game revenue by 30 percent or more after 30 days — or it will pay developers $30,000.<p>Native ads are ads that are displayed inside a game and are consistent with its theme or …

Apple to pay out $32.5M over in-app purchases

Apple is set to pay out a minimum of $32.5 million, to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company billed consumers for millions of dollars through in-game app charges.<p>The App Store includes many games that allow users buy virtual items or currency. The FTC's complaint alleged that …

Oh No, Square Enix, What Have You Done To Final Fantasy VI?

When we first saw screens of Final Fantasy VI on mobile, I was a little worried. The sprites looked faded, as if they'd been accidentally thrown in a …

Xbox One vs. PS4 spec difference is "fairly marginal" Microsoft says

In terms of system specifications, the difference between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is "fairly marginal," Microsoft has said. Speaking with Australia's GamePlanet, Microsoft's Australasian vice president of sales and marketing Alan Bowman said it's not the power of the Xbox One or PS4 that …