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Bad Piggies takes the top spot in the U.S. Apple AppStore in just 3 hours

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Rovio did it again! Just 3 hours after its launch, the company’s latest game Bad Piggies went on top of the U.S. AppStore charts.

The news come from Rovio’s Ville Heijari, who proudly announced the milestone. Still, it isn’t all that surprising, considering the Finns’ track record with mobile games. Read more »

Steam for Linux arriving next month as a private beta

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Valve announced back in July that they are planning on bringing Steam to the Linux platform, starting with Ubuntu. They have now announced the next steps in this initiative and that includes beta testing priviledges for a few luccky users.

Valve has announced that they will begin internal testing next week and a private external beta test consisting of 1,000 users in October. Read more »

Jetpack Joyride arrives on the Google Play Store

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After being exclusive to the Amazon Appstore for a while, the developers of Jetpack Joyride have now released the game on Google’s Play Store. As you’d expect, the game is available free of cost.

In case you’re not aware of this game, Jetpack Joyride is a 2D side-scrolling game where you ride a jetpack and have to go as far as possible, thus getting a higher score. You collect coins during the game, which can be used to upgrade your jetpack and the special vehicles that you get in the game. You also collect spin tokens, which let you spin the slot machine at the end of each game. Read more »

Mass Effect Trilogy announced, coming on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

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BioWare and EA have just announced the Mass Effect Trilogy package. As the name suggests it will offer all three games from the popular sci-fi series and will hit all three major platforms.

The Mass Effect Trilogy will come in a premium foil box with exclusive artwork. There won’t be two versions of the package (male and female Shepard), but BioWare promises some special surprise for the female Shepard fans. Read more »

Bad Piggies now available on iOS, Android and Mac OS X

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Rovio’s next anticipated title – Bad Piggies – is now available for download. The first platforms to get it are iOS, Android and Mac OS X.

The gameplay of Bad Piggies is closer to Amazing Alex puzzle game, rather than the Angry Birds platformer. Read more »

‘HUEBRIX’ for iOS and Android game review

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The mobile gaming category is currently populated by two types of games, those that are meant to give you a “console quality” feel and others that are designed specifically with the touchscreen and the usage case in mind. While it’s nice to have high quality 3D visuals and extensive character and story driven games, in the end, the second category of games is the one that works the best and is the most popular.

HUEBRIX falls in the latter category. It’s a puzzle solving game for iOS and Android where you have to drag out paths and fill the shapes. Sounds simple, but it’s often the simple things that are the most enjoyable. We decided to find out if it that’s the case with this game. Read more »

Sony announces new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 3

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Sony has announced yet another redesign to their popular PlayStation 3 console. Just like the last one that came out three years ago, this one cuts down on the size and weight by being 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the previous model.

Internally, the new console seems to be pretty much identical to the old one, with no new announced changes. Only difference is that you now have 250GB and 500GB models, selling for $269.99 and $299.99 respectively. Read more »

Rovio releases gameplay video for the upcoming Bad Piggies

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We reported earlier this month on Rovio’s plans of releasing a game based on the Pigs from the Angry Birds series of games. Known as Bad Piggies, the game lets you play as the Pigs for the first time, although not much was known at that time as to what you’d be actually doing in the game.

Rovio has now released a gameplay video that gives a glimpse of some of the activities you’ll be doing in this game. If you were hoping to be able to fling pigs back at the birds then you’re going to be disappointed, as this a completely different game altogether.
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‘Wild Blood’ for iOS and Android game review

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If there’s one thing Gameloft’s good at, it’s consistently bringing console quality games to the small screen. Some of these are perhaps too close to some of the console titles out there, close enough to be labelled as clones, but for those who want to experience some of the audio visual glory that they are used to seeing on the big screen in the palm of their hands, these games have rarely disappointed.

The newest title to fit this description is Wild Blood. The first Gameloft game to feature the exceptional Unreal Engine, Wild Blood promises gory hack and slash action with stunning visuals that the engine is known for. Let’s see how well it manages to do that. Read more »

Detailed Nintendo Wii U specs leak, official pricing revealed as well

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The Nintendo Wii U, the successor of the highly successful Wii, has been officially announced with pricing and a launch date for Japan. Later today there will be a Nintendo event where they’ll reveal the worldwide launch plans. The exact specs of the new game console are still not clear though.

Luckily, someone posted a pretty extensive specs sheet based on the site for Wii U developers. Read more »

FIFA 13 demo hits PC and consoles

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The latest iteration of the long-running franchise from EA Sports, FIFA 13, now has a demo available for your latest virtual soccer fix.

The demo lets you play as one of several big name teams, but also showcases some of the features unique to FIFA 13. Read more »

‘Horn’ for iOS and Android game review

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After a bunch of casual games for mobile, Zynga has finally released something serious for the hardcore gamers, if at all you can use that term for mobile gamers.

Horn is a third person action adventure game that has you fighting hulking monsters and solving puzzles in beautiful environments. We decided to take a closer look. Read more »

‘Super Hexagon’ for iOS game review

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Super Hexagon started life as a Flash game on a website. Created by Terry Cavanagh, known for making sadistic games such as VVVVVV, Super Hexagon has you pushing just two buttons but pulling out many, many hair.

The game has now made the transition to iOS and is available on the iPhone and iPad for just a dollar. We decided to find out how it fares on the small screen. Read more »

Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies breaks the Xperia PLAY exclusivity, hits the Play Store

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The Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies game finally broke free from the Xperia PLAY chains and is available in the Play Store to all compatible devices.

The game costs $7, but it is huge, comes with all possible extras and you won’t have to pay for anything within the game ever (unlike other Glu Mobile games). Read more »

Shadowgun: The Leftover, Modern Combat 3 and Asphalt 7 now free on Galaxy S III

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Good news, Galaxy S III users! Samsung is giving you three hot titles for free – Shadowgun: The Leftover, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation and Asphalt 7: Heat.

The offer is for a limited time so hurry up! Read more »