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The latest Flappy Bird success story on mobile is Make It Rain — and it's doing just that for its studio

Be honest. If you had a stack of cash in front of you right now, you’d likely end up swiping it all into the air while yelling something like “making it rain.” It’s OK. You can admit it.<p>Well, for those of you who can accept that about yourself, you’re in luck. The latest mobile game sensation is …

Five Changes Nintendo Needs to Make to Pokemon

1 of 5<p><i>[Make It So takes a look at our favorite games and suggests additions, subtractions, and areas to improve upon for the sequel or next entry in</i> …

Google Maps April Fools' joke challenges you to become a Pokemon master

Google Maps is celebrating April Fools' Day early this year with a video ad for its latest job listing: Pokemon master.<p>The video, which you can watch above, shows users traveling the world and catching Pokemon through augmented reality.<p>"Pokemon masters are the world's greatest digital explorers, …

PopCap Games veteran spins PlayFab out of Uber Entertainment

James Gwertzman spent eight years at PopCap Games, much of it in China, as the game industry went through many changes. The Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies developer’s own struggles to adapt to the new free-to-play game business spurred the idea for a new company, according to Geekwire.<p>Gwertzman’s …

This company will buy your used video games, no matter what you think they're worth

If you've tried to unload your used game collection at retailers like GameStop or Wal-Mart, you know that those retailers will pay almost nothing, if anything, for certain games. But the same is not true for new company Decluttr, which will buy any CD, DVD, or video game from anyone.<p><i>Fast Company</i> …

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Seattle News Helicopter Crashes Near the Space Needle, Killing 2

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update, 12:11 p.m.</i> According to the Associated Press, the two deceased were in the helicopter when …

CTO Tom Conrad Shifting To Advisory Role At Pandora

Pandora’s Chief Technology Officer Tom Conrad announced on the company blog that he’s shifting to an advisory role, and that Vice President of Engineering Chris Martin will be taking his place as CTO.<p>In an email to the company that Conrad included in his post, he noted that he’s been at Pandora for …