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  • Osmo Raises $12 Million For Its Hardware-Based iPad Game For Kids

    Osmo Raises $12 Million For Its Hardware-Based iPad Game For Kids

    Osmo, the iPad-powered gaming device built by former Googlers (and dads) as a way to turn tablets into more “hands-on” toys, has raised $12 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Accel Partners’ Rich Wong, and includes investment from Upfront Ventures and K9 Ventures. The company is also announcing that its products, which are… Read More

  • Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

    Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

    Razer, the San Diego-based high-end gaming tech company, is on a roll. In the wake of the latest models of its thin Blade gaming laptops, a partnership with Tencent in China, and preparing for the sale of a new wearable, it has recently closed a round of funding with Intel on at least a $1 billion valuation. The details come by way of a leaked internal memo to staff that was passed… Read More

  • Glu Mobile Releases Diner Dash On iOS And Android

    Glu Mobile Releases Diner Dash On iOS And Android

    Glu Mobile, the same company behind Kim Kardashian: Hollywood fame, just released Diner Dash in the App Store and on Google Play. Originally published by San Francisco-based PlayFirst, Diner Dash has received over 550 million downloads, making it one of the most popular downloadable video games ever. Read More

  • Nvidia Shield Tablet Review: A Great Android Tablet, With Big Bonuses For Gamers

    Nvidia Shield Tablet Review: A Great Android Tablet, With Big Bonuses For Gamers

    Nvidia is deepening its bench in terms of gaming devices, and the new Shield Tablet is an impressive new addition to the roster. While you’ll note some trade-offs in terms of the size and weight of the device versus the trend towards ever-slimmer, lighter gadgets, it’s a powerful tablet, and a powerful value proposition, even if gaming isn’t your central… Read More

  • Seriously Launches Its First Game, Best Fiends

    Seriously Launches Its First Game, Best Fiends

    About a year ago, a small portion of the Rovio executive team broke away to start their own company. Seriously. No, that’s what it’s called: Seriously. So Seriously launches and decides it wants to run the same general play as Rovio did with Angry Birds, creating an addictive game that can then turn into its own media and merchandise brand. Today, that journey begins with the… Read More

  • Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo’s entry into the ‘toys-to-life’ market is nearly upon us; the company announced today that it would release its first set of 12 NFC-enabled Amiibo will be available from November 21, along with Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the first game to support the toys. Nintendo’s initial lineup of Amiibo toys reflects its strong roster of characters to draw from in order… Read More

  • Nintendo 3DS Hacked To Work With A Gamecube Controller To Make Smash Bros Less Blister-Inducing

    Nintendo 3DS Hacked To Work With A Gamecube Controller To Make Smash Bros Less Blister-Inducing

    The new Super Smash Bros for Nintendo’s 3DS is pretty excellent — but for anyone who grew up playing the series on a controller, the 3DS’ control layout isn’t exactly… optimal. Fear not! Someone has figured out how to get a proper GameCube controller working with the 3DS. All you need is a steady hand, some damn fine soldering skills, an Arduino, and an utter… Read More

  • How The Mighty Eagle Is Fallen — Rovio Announces Layoffs

    How The Mighty Eagle Is Fallen — Rovio Announces Layoffs

    Rovio Entertainment, the Finland-based maker of Angry Birds, among other games, is laying off 130 people, or 16% of its current workforce. The move comes because — you probably guessed this — it’s biggest game has gone off the boil and the newer games it’s producing are not taking up the slack, thus growth has been slower than they thought. In a blog post today CEO… Read More

  • Skylanders Trap Team Review: Good Storytelling And Simple RPG Mechanics Succeed

    Skylanders Trap Team Review: Good Storytelling And Simple RPG Mechanics Succeed

    The ‘Toys to Life’ category has been a much-needed savior for the gaming and toy industry alike, bolstering sluggish sales for both by anticipating a huge demand for real-life action figures that can be ‘brought to life’ for use in digital games. Activision’s Skylanders series pioneered the concept, and the originator is back with Trap Team, a new installment with… Read More

  • Gaming On The iPhone 6 Plus

    The iPhone 6 Plus Is Great For Gamers

    With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has stepped into the “phablet” category by scaling the hardware of the 6 up while (in some ways) scaling the software from the iPad down. The result is a device that you can use all day to do some of the quick tasks we always do on our phones while also consuming media as you would on a tablet. Read More

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