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Ouya team speeds up production, last dev units should ship by late May

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The developer version of the Ouya game console has been shipping to Kickstarter backers for a couple of weeks now but some eager devs are still questioning the Ouya team about when they’ll get theirs. The team responded with an update saying they’ve already optimized things by changing one of their partners, a change that will shorten the wait by a few days.

The number of consoles shipped per day is on the rise and the plan is to keep increasing the pace. The chart above shows Ouya’s predictions of how many deliveries will be made by the end of the month. Read more »

Zeptolab teases new Cut the Rope game with time travelling

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Cut the Rope is one of the most popular mobile games with its impressive physics engine, immersive gameplay and cool graphics, but we haven’t seen a new title join the series for over two years now.

Good news is things are finally starting to look up – a new teaser on YouTube indicates that we’re in for a new Cut the Rope game with a time traveling concept soon. Read more »

Batman: Arkham Origins arriving on PC, PS3, Xbox and Wii U on October 25, 2013

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Warner Bros. Games Montreal have announced the newest installment in the highly popular and critically acclaimed series of Batman games. After Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, Arkham Origins will be the third game in the series, however, it will serve as the prequel to the first two, as you can guess from the name.

Arkham Origins takes place several years before the events of Arkham Asylum and features a much younger Batman, facing his enemies for the first time. The two main antagonists of the game are Black Mask and Deathstroke, with the former being more prominent of the two. The game will take place within Arkham City like the previous one. Read more »

Disney games go free on Android, Google flushes 60,000 apps from the Play Store [UPDATED]

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Six Disney games are now free on Android – Temple Run Brave, Where’s My Perry, Where’s My Water, Wreck It Ralph, It’s a Small World, and Puffle Launch. They were all previously priced at $0.99. Their iOS siblings are still paid apps.

Update: Disney got in touch with us and clarified that the sale was actually caused by a technical glitch in the Google Play Store and not an actual promotion. The issue has since been rectified and the games are back at their $0.99 price tags. The official statement follows:

There was a technical glitch on Google Play this morning that triggered the apps to be marked as free. The issue was corrected immediately and the prices are now back to normal for all of these titles (0.99$).

It’s unclear if this promotion is temporary, but according to the Google Play rules once an app goes free there is no turning back unless the developer deletes it and submits it again. Read more »

‘Mittens’ for iOS game review

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Disney is no stranger to making video games. Over the years, there have been several games released on various platform with the Disney logo on them. But when asked to name any of these, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with even one.

Things are different on the mobile platform, however. When asked to name some Disney games on the mobile, names like ‘Where’s My Water?’, ‘Where’s My Perry?’ and ‘Temple Run: Oz’ spring to mind. Now the company has released a new game called Mittens for iOS. Let’s see how this one fares. Read more »

‘PUK’ for iPhone and Android game review

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There are big, complicated games, with guns, cars and explosions, missions to complete, stories to follow and characters to remember. Then there are simple games with just one objective where you have to do one thing over and over again till you get it right. PUK falls in that latter category.

In PUK, you hit larger circles with smaller circles before the time runs out. That’s basically all you do. But despite the simple premise, PUK is fiendishly addictive and one of the best games to have come out on mobile in recent times. Let’s see what makes it so good. Read more »

‘Ridiculous Fishing’ for iOS game review

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Those who are into fishing would know that it’s not a terribly exciting activity. In fact, fishing is often a way for many to spend hours relaxing by the water, with the occasional tug on the string providing the only entertainment whatsoever. But what if you had a toaster, hairdryer and chainsaw attached to your hook?

This what puts the ridiculous in Ridiculous Fishing, a brand new game for iOS that has already won awards and praise from the media. The game turns the rather boring act of fishing into a crazy and often hilarious adventure. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »

Unreal Engine 4 shown off in new ‘Infiltrator’ tech demo

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Epic Games, creators of the successful Gears of War series, have released a new demo video that shows off their next generation Unreal Engine 4, which should slowly be making its way into upcoming games.

The demo video, called Infiltrator, is just made for demonstration purposes and is not actually from a real game, unlike last year’s Samaritan video for Unreal Engine 3. Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars updated with new planet, steam gameplay mechanics

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The popular Star Wars take on Angry Birds has been updated to include a new planet which includes 20 additional levels.

The update also includes new steam-based gameplay mechanics for even more bird-flicking fun. Read more »

OUYA consoles shipping to Kickstarter backers, will be in their mailbox soon

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The Android-powered OUYA console has started shipping to Kickstarter backers, as promised. This is the developer console with a transparent plastic casing, while the retail unit (scheduled to hit shelves on June 4) will have a metallic outer shell.

The OUYA team says consoles will be shipped out of the factory over the next few weeks so you might not get yours right away. You will receive an email when yours leaves the factory. Read more »

OUYA to go on sale on June 4 for $99.99

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The Kickstarter funded, Android-based gaming console is now in its final stage, ready to go into the hands of eager buyers. But when exactly will you be able to buy it?

According to OUYA, the console will start shipping to regular customers on June 4 for $99. It will be sold through Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers. For that money, you get the console, the controller with the touchpad, an HDMI cable and batteries for the controller. Meanwhile, the Kickstarter project backers started receiving the console this month itself. Read more »

An upcoming Real Racing 3 update will add cloud saving, more cars, and a new racing mode

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The folks from Firemonkeys studios broke a word on an upcoming update to the popular Real Racing 3 video game. Due in mid-April, the update will add the much needed cloud saving support, Chevrolet cars to the lineup, and a new racing mode.

The addition of cloud saving support will solve one of the game’s most notable issues at the moment. Read more »

Temple Run arrives on Windows Phone

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Roughly one and a half year after the launch of the game on iOS and exactly a year later on Android, the original Temple Run is now finally on the Windows Phone platform. Or to be precise, on Windows Phone 8.

The game is identical to the iOS and Android version but does not leverage the Xbox Live feature the way the iOS version uses Game Center. It’s also not what you’d expect to receive in 2013. Read more »

The official Iron Man 3 video game will land on Android and iOS on April 25

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Gameloft released the launch date and trailer of the upcoming Iron Man 3 official video game. Android and iOS users will be able to jump into Tony Stark’s suit on April 25.

From the brief moments of gameplay included in the Iron Man 3 trailer, it becomes obvious that Gameloft’s latest superhero title will follow the endless running format. Read more »

Rockstar releases in-game screenshots of Grand Theft Auto 5

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Grand Theft Auto has been one of the most popular gaming series for ages now and the fifth generation of the game will soon available. Rockstar Games, the creator of the title has released the in-game screenshots of the much awaited Grand Theft Auto 5.

The latest screenshots shared, give us a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming version. The images show the skies, weather and underwater environment of the action, which takes place in the city of Los Santos. Read more »