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Report: Apple And Google Buy Exclusive Games With Promo Space

As mobile gaming continues to loom ominously over the console wars, Apple and Google are beginning to adopt a tactic from their predecessors: fighting tooth and nail for platform exclusivity.


Flappy Bird Is Gone

Flappy Bird is officially no more. True to the word of the game’s creator, Dong Nguyen, the app is gone from both Google Play and the iTunes App Store. Unless you already downloaded it, you won’t find one of the world’s most popular video games anywhere.


I'd Buy This Google Games Console In A Heartbeat

There’s no such thing as a Google games console. The company has enough on its plate with Android as it is. But if it were to enter the market itself, well, it could do a lot worse than this effort.


The App Store Is Now EA's Biggest Source Of Revenue

The results from from Quarter 1 of this year are in, and EA has officially made more money from smartphones and tablets than any other retailer, including it own online retail service, Origin.


Political Polls Have Never Been This Interactive

In the leadup to the next election, however long that will take, we’ll undoubtedly have to sit through lots of jibber-jabbering about the carbon tax, and mining, stopping the boats, and bla, bla, bla. A new app on iOS and Android lets you do what you always wanted to – engage in “physical heckling”.


Toronto Mayor's Crack Scandal Lands Him His Own Video Game

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been having a rough year, having allegedly been caught on tape smoking crack, and then subjected to the great and terrible scrutiny of Gawker. At least he got a video game out of the deal. Can you help Ford avoid reporters and crack pipes long enough to earn the cash to buy back the incriminating video?


App Review: Google Play Is Messed Up, Like This Poor Girl's Disfigured Face

“Why don’t you review more Android games?” is a question I get on a daily basis, and it’s a question I never ignore. Every time I get it, the first thing I do is go to Google Play on my phone and see if there’s anything new worth taking a look at.


Google Play Games Services Bring A Little Xbox Live To Android

Today Google officially announced Google Play game services, a suite of features aimed at making Google Play a real cohesive game platform rather than a just a random pile of titles in no particular order. Top developers like Glu Mobile and Gameloft are lining up to enhance their Android titles with achievements, cloud saves, leaderboards and real-time multiplayer using Google+ friend circles.


This Week's Android Charts: A Vector Of Change

Vector‘s appearance as one of two new games in this week’s Android chart has got me thinking about switching things up. There’s just not enough variety in the traditional week-to-week top games rankings, so starting next week I’ll be tracking top new games instead.


This Week's Android Charts: Music Of The Cubes Vs Spheres

Just when you’re ready to write off the Android gaming community’s good taste, a game like ShockPanda’s Cubes Vs. Spheres sneaks onto the charts, reminding us that there are discerning gamers on the platform.