Monthly Archives: November 2011

iOS game app discounts force small developer towards freemium

Extreme discounts on the App Store by large publishers are prompting smaller companies to move to freemium models rather than compete with cheap paid apps and their huge marketing budgets. …)The practice was criticised by rival publisher Gameloft, but companies

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Xbox306 has biggest sales week ever

The Xbox 360 has seen impressive Thanksgiving sales this year, selling more that 960,000 units in the US alone. It’s the biggest sales week yet in the history of the seven year old console. Larry Hryb, the director of programming

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Dream Zoo is currently the 2nd top grossing iPhone App

Every week, Gamasutra rounds up the top-grossing iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad applications, as current that day in the iTunes App Store. This week’s U.S. revenue charts see Dream Zoo and Amazing Breaker earning top iPhone sales, while Battle Nations

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Rovio declined an acquisition offer by Zynga this summer

Rovio Mobile, the company behind the wildly successful Angry Birds franchise, has reportedly declined a $US2.25 billion acquisition offer from social games maker Zynga.According to the New York Times, the company was offered the deal during the American summer but

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My Free Zoo enters open beta

The Zoo themed Casual Game ‚My Free Zoo‘ has entered open beta. Quote: Alle Zoo-Freunde aufgepasst. Die neue und kostenlose Zoo-Simulation My Free Zoo ist heute in die Open Beta-Phase gestartet. Damit kann jeder ambitionierte Hobby-Zoodirektor ab sofort seinen eigenen

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Funzio releases an iOS F2P Strategy Game ‘Modern War’

Funzio has managed to make hit versions of its first game, Crime City, for both Facebook and iOS devices. That’s a rare feat for any company, especially such a small one. Now it’s trying again with a role-playing simulation called

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Risk Faction will be the new Playfish Game -already in Closed Beta

Now that The Sims Social has reached maturity on Facebook, EA Playfish can move on to the next game in its release schedule — Risk: Factions. The developer is also still finding its footing in mobile and planning for a

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EVE Crucible Expansion released

Along with a trailer, CCP Games today announced the launch of EVE Online: Crucible, the 15th free expansion for EVE Online. EVE Online: Crucible offers four fan-designed battlecruisers built to deliver swift and effective destruction to the opposition, over a

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Blackberry introduces a Enterprise Platform to manage also iOS and Android

Research In Motion this morning introduced a new enterprise mobility solution dubbed BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, aiming to help its business and government clients manage employees’ smartphones and tablets running the BlackBerry operating system, but also Android and iOS devices like

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Unity announces 750k registered developers

Unity Technologies, creator of the Unity development platform, now has more than 750,000 registered developers worldwide. At this time last year, the company’s user-base stood at around 250,000. Now, more than 200,000 people – 26 per cent of all registered

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