Star Wars iOS Games Will Stay on App Store For Now

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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Help me Falcon Gunner, you're my only hope.
Today is the day that Star Wars: Falcon Gunner and all other Star Wars iOS games published by THQ were scheduled to be pulled from the App Store. Fortunately for fans and the games developers, the games will remain available for an indeterminate amount of time.

Falcon Gunner creator Josh Shabtai credits Kotaku, which broke the story. He says he believes that the story prompted LucasArts and THQ Wireless to work out a deal that would allow the games to stay on the App Store for the time being. What the heck, Josh? We covered it, too. I thought we were friends.*


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Xperia Play Gets 10 Launch Titles From Gameloft

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 10:00 am
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Yep, it's got games.
The US release date for the Xperia Play is still no more definite than Mid-April, and the UK release has been pushed back from April 1 due to some last minute bug issues. Nevertheless, the phone is coming soon, and that means it's time for some launch games. We certainly don't have a complete picture of the phone's launch titles, but now we know at least 10.

Ubisoft's mobile division GameLoft has released a video montage featuring 10 games scheduled for the phone's launch. If you guessed that we had said video for you below, then you are a very clever girl/boy/velociraptor.

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Amazon App Store Live, Angry Bird Rio Free Today

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Her name is Rio and she dances on the App Store...
​Despite a pending lawsuit from Apple over the name, the Amazon Android App Store is now live, and it's launching with the biggest name in mobile gaming. Angry Birds Rio has launched, and it's free on the App Store for the rest of the day. After today, it'll set you back $0.99.

I've played the first couple levels of Rio and will bring you a little review later today. Until then, head below the jump to find out how to get your own free copy.


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Street Fighter IV iPhone On Sale For Japan Relief

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11:00 am
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Fight for a good cause.
​As we mentioned earlier today, video games sometimes need to take a backseat to more important matters, such as the terrible situation in Japan. And sometimes video games can even play a small part in helping out during tough times. Japanese developer Capcom hopes you'll do your part to help out, and it has a charitable offer for you that's tough to refuse. For the next seven days, Capcom is dropping the price of its hit iOS port of Street Fighter IV from $9.99 to a meager $0.99, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Japanese relief effort.


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Angry Birds Gets St. Patrick's Day Update

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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​Because the world can't get enough Angry Birds, Rovio has announced today that the ultra-popular mobile game will be getting a new set of levels based on the most drunken of all holidays, St. Patrick's Day. 

The new set of stages will be added to Angry Birds Seasons, presumably for free and for both the iOS and Android versions of the game. We've got a trailer of the new levels for you below, and while it features the Angry Birds action we all know and love, any sort of drunken debauchery and/or alcohol-induced vomiting is strangely absent. On those factors, it fails as a true celebration of St. Patrick's Day. But hey, we like the game so we'll give it a pass.

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Dungeon Defenders Cross-Platform Play Brings Consoles, PC and Mobile Players Together

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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You can play it on pretty much anything!
​As online gaming has increased in popularity, a few titles have attempted limited cross-platform play, such as games that allowed players on Xbox 360s and PCs to play together or others that linked gamers on PS3s and PSPs. Today, developer Trendy Entertainment announced what very well be the most ambitious cross-platform play ever. An unspecified version of its Dungeon Defenders franchise will allow gamers to play together, whether they're playing on PlayStation 3, PC, iPhone or Android phone.


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Xperia Play Details Revealed

Monday, February 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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"Hi. I'm real. Here's what you can expect from me."
After months of waiting, speculation and leaks, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play phone has been officially revealed. The device was confirmed a few weeks ago on Sony Ericsson's Facebook page, but it wasn't until the company's press event at the Mobile World Conference yesterday that the first solid details of the device were revealed.

If you've been following this story at all, then you probably already know the Xperia Play as the "PlayStation phone." The Android-based smartphone will be launching this Spring, pre-loaded with several games and powered by Gingerbread, the latest version of the Android operating system. 

And, of course, there's that full slide-out PlayStation control pad.

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Xperia Play Officially Announced

Monday, February 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm
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Toldja so.
​Finally.

After months of rumors, leaks and speculation, Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play, also known as the PlayStation Phone, has been officially announced. Actually, an announcement about the announcement has been made - next week the device will be finally revealed in all its glory on the Sony Ericsson Facebook page. 

We expect the reveal next week will include all the relevant info like price and release date. After all, we pretty much know everything else about the device already.

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Angry Birds Superbowl Level Revealed

Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 10:43 pm
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The code is right here.
​So apparently there was some kind of football game on tonight. And apparently, there were some interesting ads in it. And in one such ad, for the upcoming movie Rio, there was a hidden code to find the Golden Egg that unlocks a Superbowl-themed stage for the ultra-popular mobile game Angry Birds.

Well, we've got the instructions for you right here!

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PlayStation Phone Gets Commercial, Despite Still Not Being Announced

Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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Okay, at this point I think we can say it's 100% official
​The long-rumored, still unannounced PlayStation Phone has its first advertisement. At this point, I think it's safe to call this the worst-kept secret ever.

We've reported on several other developments in the PlayStation Phone saga in our "Rumor Column" heading, but no longer. This thing is happening, and soon. And it sounds like the device is officially called the "Xperia Play," a name that could have been either an official branding or a codename.

Anyway, we've got the commercial for you below. Be warned, it's strangely creepy. 

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