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Xbox One will be available in 26 more countries

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Microsoft’s Xbox One is already available in 13 countries, and it looks like the Redmond-based tech giant is looking to expand its market share.

The Xbox One will be available in 26 new countries, and we’ve got the full list after the jump. Read more »

Angry Birds Epic now available in Australia, Canada and New Zealand on iOS

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Rovio has released the latest installment in the popular Angry Birds series of games, called the Angry Birds Epic. Although based on the same characters that we have been seeing for the past several Angry Birds games, this one is actually an RPG title and not the usual bird-flinging action game.

As is the case with RPG games, you have a lot of flexibility with your weapons and abilities. You can craft your weapons and unlock and upgrade your abilities, including character, armor, weapons and potions, as the game progresses. It’s a turn-based RPG and the game switches back and forth between the birds that you control and your enemies, the pigs. Read more »

PS4 gets $50 price hike in Canada

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It is not often we see a price hike for consoles but it has happened in Canada. According to the Toronto Sun, Sony will be hiking the price of the PlayStation 4 console from $399.99 to $449.99.

According to Sony, the price hike is “to respond to changes in the market environment”, although it is likely due to the weak Canadian dollar compared to its US counterpart, which makes it harder for companies to sustain profit without a price hike. Read more »

Valve shows off latest Steam Controller design

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Valve has shown the latest design of the Steam Controller that it announced late last year. The controller is part of the living room gaming project, involving the Steam OS and Steam Hardware.

If you remember the first prototype design that Steam showcased, it had these massive touchpads on either side (that also work as speakers) with a touchscreen in the middle flanked by four keys. In the latest design, the touchscreen has been canned and in its place are four direction keys and four action buttons, marked A, B, X and Y. Read more »

‘Titanfall’ to possibly arrive on the Mac

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In a rather odd turn of events, it seems Titanfall may just be coming to the Mac. Responding to a tweet on whether the game could be arriving on Apple’s desktop platform, co-founder of Respawn Entertainment (the people who developed Titanfall for Windows and Xbox) Vince Zampella said that they are talking to Aspyr, publisher of games for Mac, and that “they should do it”.

In case you haven’t heard of it yet, Titanfall is the biggest release of 2014 so far and a landmark game for Microsoft. The company managed to get exclusive rights to the game, which is why it is only available on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows. This is exactly why the news of the game arriving on Mac seems so odd. Read more »

Turn-based RPG Angry Birds Epic test version launches in few days

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The next Angry Birds installment is going to be called Epic, but won’t be another arcade game. Rovio has decided to switch genres and Angry Birds Epic is going to be its first turn-based RPG title.

Angry Birds Epic will be set in Medieval Times according to the announcement trailer. Read more »

Razer announces updated 14-inch Razer Blade

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Razer has announced a new version of the 14-inch Razer Blade that was introduced last year. A lot of the components have been retained in the new model, including the quad-core 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-4702HQ processor and 8GB of RAM. But now you get a stonking 3200×1800 resolution display instead.

The new display replaces the 1600×900 resolution display on the previous mode. It uses an IGZO panel and has multitouch support so you can experience Windows 8.1 the way it was intended to be. Powering the new display is a new GPU: an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M with 3GB DDR5 VRAM, along with the standard integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics. Read more »

Gameloft to bring The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to smartphones in April

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Gameloft has announced its plans to launch The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The successor to the game that got almost 1 million downloads in the Google Play Store is going to bring improved graphics and new storyline.

The gamemaker says The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will stick to the plot of the movie as a result of the ongoing collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. Read more »

‘Flappy Bird’ developer considering bringing the game back

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Not long after it was pulled off the stores, developer of notoriously popular Flappy Bird game Dong Nguyen says he is considering bringing the game back.

For those who are not aware, Flappy Bird was a popular arcade game for iOS and Android that featured guiding a bird through a series of tightly spaced out pipes. The game was quite difficult but also quite addictive so despite the frustration it caused people kept playing it, which resulted in its astounding popularity. Even though the game was free to play with only the in-game ads being the source of revenue, Nguyen was said to be earning close to $50,000 per day from his game. Read more »

Next Angry Birds installment will be set in Medieval Times (video)

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We’ve got the trailer for the next Angry Birds gamer and it seems that Rovio’s flock of feathered protagonists are sick of outer space and Brazil, and they’re going back to the past.

The trailer suggests (heavily) that the next Angry Birds game will be set in Medieval Times. What tipped us off? Oh, maybe the giant armored knight in the trailer. Read more »

‘Smash Hit’ for iOS and Android game review

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Smash Hits is the latest game from the folks who brought us Sprinkle, Sprinkle Junior and Sprinkle Islands. If those games tell us anything, it’s that Mediocre knows how to emulate physics in games.

In Smash Hits you throw balls at glass structures, which earns you points and keeps you moving forward. The game makes extensive use of physics for the movement of the balls and the glass and it all looks very nice. If that sounds interesting to you then you should read on for the full review. Read more »

Dead Trigger 2 Arena update teaser video is out

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The latest trailer of Dead Trigger 2 Arena is now upon us hyping the game even more ahead of the upcoming update.

Unfortunately, the teaser trailer doesn’t show actual gameplay, but even without it we know there’ll be a zombie massacre. The premise of the update is simple – you get to choose one weapon before entering an arena full of undead. What’s not to love? Read more »

Google celebrates two years of Play Store with discounted games

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The Play Store is celebrating its second birthday and daddy Google is giving away some discounts on select games. If you open the Play Store, you will find the special anniversary menu right in front of you.

The discounts so far are only on games and are actually quite terrible. Instead of going with popular paid games Google has chosen games that most people haven’t heard of (except a few) and are already free. The discounts then are not on the actual game but on in-app purchases. In some cases, you also get additional in-game items for use. Read more »

QuizUp is now on Android

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Popular iOS trivia game QuizUp is now available on Android. A private beta of the game was released a few weeks back but now the stable version has been released on the Play Store.

QuizUp lets you play one-on-one online multiplayer quiz matches against your friends or other QuizUp players. You can choose from hundreds of topics, with new ones constantly being added. When you start a quiz, you have to answer and depending upon how quickly and how many you answer correctly you are given points. The one with the higher points at the end of the game wins. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops Basemark X charts, beating Galaxy S5

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The new wave of Android flagships comes with a revamped version of Qualcomm’s top chipset, but surprisingly it’s the Nokia Lumia 1520 with the vanilla Snapdragon 800 that topped the charts of the Basemark X test.

The Xperia Z2 hasn’t been tested yet, but the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in second with a 6% lower score. Read more »