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OP-ED: Netflix’s Failures Highlight Steam’s Strength

Netflix subscribers will find their movie selection gutted tomorrow, as the service removes thousands of movies and TV shows due to the end of its contract with the premium cable movie network Starz, which, while providing only around 5% of the overall Netflix library, just happens to offer some of ...

Gameloft Cutting Back On Android Development

image-916 If you were hoping to play games using Android, you may have to start looking into alternatives. Reuters is reporting that Gameloft has 'significantly' cut back on its investment in Android games, and that it's not alone. 'We have significantly cut our investment in Android platform, just like ... many others,' ...

Because We May Sale Makes Indie Games Cheap(er) for a Week

image-886 Independent game developers have at their disposal a wide variety of methods for trying to boost sales. Some of these include banding together with other indie titles to generate publicity, as seen time after time with the Humble Indie Bundle and its many imitators. The latest such scheme doesn't actually ...

How Windows 8 Could Change Casual Games

image-885 What do you think of when you read or hear the phrase 'casual games?' Long considered a dirty word amongst a vocal minority of 'hardcore gamers,' casual games are undergoing a transformation thanks to new distribution models that make gaming on PC easier than plug & play consoles. A newly ...

Pokemon Game Headed to iOS and Android (Yes, Really)

image-906 A Pokemon game is headed to smartphones, and not by way of some unknown, foreign developer snubbing its nose at copyright laws. The Pokemon Company recently announced on its website that Pokemon Say Tap? is coming to iOS and Android devices in Japan this summer. Besides the small graphic below, there ...

Disney’s Lucasfilm Acquisition Makes the Future of Star Wars Games Unclear

image-881 The Walt Disney Company made a major acquisition this week, purchasing Lucasfilm from George Lucas in a $4.05 billion deal. Along with Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, this puts the Star Wars brand in the control of Disney, which has already announced its intention to release a new ...

Amazon Introduces a Value-Priced Android Tablet: the Kindle Fire

image-901 Along with a set of three new, more traditional-style Kindle e-readers, Amazon today revealed what we all knew was coming: the Kindle Fire, an Android-powered tablet that may have just single-handedly killed off every other Android tablet on the market. The Fire sports a 7-inch, multi-touch screen with a 1024x600 resolution. ...
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