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  • Color Switch Falls To The No. 2 Games Slot (But Is Still As Addictive As Ever)

    Did you hear about that crazy-popular game that sat in the No. 1 Games spot on iTunes for more than a month and a half? I’ll give you a hint, it has color in the title. Color Switch is a tap-based obstacle game that adds an additional level of difficulty because you are constantly changing colors. The game offers eight modes, including the recent release of gravity and split. And if you… Read More

  • RevTwo Brings Real-Time Screen Sharing, Chat, & Voice Calls To Mobile Apps

    RevTwo Brings Real-Time Screen Sharing, Chat, & Voice Calls To Mobile Apps

    What if mobile applications weren’t standalone, isolated experiences, but could actually connect users to each other – or even to the app’s developers – with a push of a button? That’s the vision behind a startup called RevTwo, exiting from stealth today. Its mobile app SDK for iOS lets developers offer a range of in-app support services for an… Read More

  • You Can Now Play Pong On Your Apple Watch

    You Can Now Play Pong On Your Apple Watch

    The Apple Watch is good for many things – quickly answering texts and incoming calls, receiving important notifications, navigating your way through city streets, and more. But it hasn’t been seen as much of a gaming platform, for obvious reasons. However, there’s now a new game that might actually be fun to play on the device’s small screen thanks to its simple nature… Read More

  • Twitch’s Users Watch More Video In A Month, On Average, Than Typical YouTube Users Do

    Twitch’s Users Watch More Video In A Month, On Average, Than Typical YouTube Users Do

    Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming site, has been growing in popularity as more of today’s younger users look to online video instead of traditional television for entertainment. Today, the company released figures that paint of picture of its user base and how deeply they engage with Twitch’s content. Though the company didn’t disclose how many total users it has… Read More

  • Glu Mobile Pins Its Hopes On New Taylor Swift Game

    Glu Mobile Pins Its Hopes On New Taylor Swift Game

    Glu Mobile, the mobile gaming company behind recent app store hits like the once-viral “Kim Kardashian” Hollywood,” and who recently took a stake in top trivia game QuizUp, is hoping it has another potential breakout title on its hands thanks to a newly announced deal with pop star, Taylor Swift. According to news unveiled this week, Taylor and Glu will work together over… Read More

  • A Day After Launch, “Exploding Kittens” Tops The App Store

    A Day After Launch, “Exploding Kittens” Tops The App Store

    “Exploding Kittens,” the hugely successful Kickstarter-funded card game from ex-Microsofties Elan Lee and Shane Small along with The Oatmeal’s creator Matthew Inman, has now been translated into a mobile game. And that game is now exploding onto the App Store, too, having scored the #1 Paid App slot only a day after launching. The game, as you may recall, became one… Read More

  • China Poised To Overtake U.S. & Japan In iOS Revenue Within The Next Year

    China Poised To Overtake U.S. & Japan In iOS Revenue Within The Next Year

    Apple’s lead over Google when it comes to revenue generated by the companies’ respective mobile application markets, the App Store and Google Play, has been cemented, according to a new report out today from App Annie. And this continues to be true even though Google Play is now leading when it comes to downloads, the firm found. In 2014, Google Play had a 60 percent download… Read More

  • Pinball In Virtual Reality? Yes Please

    Pinball In Virtual Reality? Yes Please

    OK, it doesn’t exist just yet, but one group called “Pinball Labs” has a new Kickstarter to bring back the feels you felt when you entered an arcade with tons of pinball games. There’s nothing like the sounds and visuals of old pinball machines (I love Addams Family) and it could become a…reality once again in VR. The Kickstarter recently went live and this video… Read More

  • Disney Infinity Comes To Apple TV Along With A “Stars Wars” Themed Play Set

    Disney Infinity Comes To Apple TV Along With A “Stars Wars” Themed Play Set

    The Apple TV is getting a notable new game today. This morning, Disney announced the launch of its highly anticipated Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition for Apple TV. This “toys-to-life” gaming platform from Disney allows players to use real-world interactive figures to activate original storylines in virtual worlds. This latest edition follows other popular launches like the Marvel… Read More

  • Android Users Can Now Record And Publish Their Video Gameplay From The  Google Play Games App

    Android Users Can Now Record And Publish Their Video Gameplay From The Google Play Games App

    Google is doubling down on its investment in its Twitch competitor, YouTube Gaming, with today’s launch of a new feature in its Google Play Games app that will allow users to record and share their best moments directly from their favorite mobile games. Essentially, the addition is a built-in tool for recording gameplay and video commentary, then editing and uploading that content… Read More

  • NFL Games, Including The Super Bowl, Come To TuneIn

    NFL Games, Including The Super Bowl, Come To TuneIn

    Live radio and podcast streaming network TuneIn this morning announced a deal that will see it offering live, play-by-play coverage of all NFL games to its premium subscribers. The multi-year partnership will provide NFL fans with audio feeds from every game, from preseason through the regular season and postseason, including the Super Bowl, the companies say. Read More

  • Google Is Preparing To Take Over Your Living Room

    Google Is Preparing To Take Over Your Living Room

    At Apple’s last event we heard about its plans for Apple TV. It’s something we’ve all been waiting for…APPS! On the TV! It’s set to ship in October and goes for $149 (32GB) and $199 (64GB). Meanwhile, Google hasn’t had its head in the sand in Mountain View when it comes to the living room. Its Chromecast has been a modest success as far as I can tell and… Read More

  • A Programmer Is Recreating The Classic Game Night Trap In The Browser

    A Programmer Is Recreating The Classic Game Night Trap In The Browser

    Our sister site Engadget has a fun interview with a programmer who is currently porting live action video game Night Trap to the browser using HTML5. Why? Because Night Trap, one of the first video games to use live-action video interspersed with game play, is awesome. The creator, Dave Voyles, is a technical evangelist at Microsoft and he wrote that he relished the challenge of recreating… Read More

  • Children’s Magazine Highlights Is Moving To Mobile With Help From SF-Based Startup Fingerprint

    Children’s Magazine Highlights Is Moving To Mobile With Help From SF-Based Startup Fingerprint

    You probably remember flipping through Highlights magazine as a child, perhaps while in the waiting room of your doctor’s office. But now, this longest-running children’s magazine of 69 years is attempting to make an impact on mobile. The company has partnered with San Francisco-based startup Fingerprint to help transition the brand – and the activities that were once… Read More

  • Apple Revamps The App Store’s Games Section With Increased Focus On Editorial Content

    Apple Revamps The App Store’s Games Section With Increased Focus On Editorial Content

    Apple quietly made a number of changes to the way it features and organizes mobile applications in the iTunes App Store in May that are of particular interest to mobile game developers. Previously, developers relied on algorithmically generated sections highlighting new and trending titles as a way of having their games found, but now many of these lists are gone. Read More

  • Kiko Labs Debuts A Series Of “Brain-Training” Games For Kids

    Kiko Labs Debuts A Series Of “Brain-Training” Games For Kids

    A new company called Kiko Labs is today releasing a series of “brain-training” games for children. Think, perhaps: a Lumosity for the preschool-plus set. Like others claiming to promote cognitive skill development through gameplay, Kiko Labs’ games were developed in partnership with a scientific advisory board, who advised the company on how to best translate dozens of… Read More

  • PlayStation Now’s All-You-Can-Stream Game Subscriptions Available On PS4 Today

    PlayStation Now’s All-You-Can-Stream Game Subscriptions Available On PS4 Today

    Sony’s streaming PlayStation Now service is available beginning today via PS4 in two subscription flavors starting at $20 a month, and $45 per quarter (or a discount of $15 vs. paying monthly, for those who like math). Sony’s subscription plans for Now are available in North America, and provide access to the service’s entire library of more than 100 PS3 titles. Previously… Read More

  • LyteShot Wants To Build A Platform For Live-Action Games

    LyteShot Wants To Build A Platform For Live-Action Games

    CES Hardware Battlefield participant LyteShot is working on an alternate-reality gaming alternative to playing with traditional NERF guns. Its solution relies on wireless “guns” and sensors — known as the Lyter and LytePuck, respectively — that essentially act as more affordable laser-tag rigs. Read More

  • Role-Playing Game “High School Story” Wants To Make SAT Prep Fun

    Role-Playing Game “High School Story” Wants To Make SAT Prep Fun

    “SAT test preparation” is a phrase guaranteed to evoke a mixture of horror, anxiety, and boredom in even the most diligent high school student. Mobile game developer Pixelberry Studios, however, believes it can make test prep entertaining by incorporating SAT vocabulary into the latest version of its role-playing game “High School Story.” Read More

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