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Burnout Crash Headed to iOS, Where it Should Have Been All Along

image-1027 Burnout Crash is coming to iOS later this year, the platform it arguably should have been on from the start. Burnout Crash sounded like an exciting proposition when its name first popped up. After the absence of Crash mode in Burnout Paradise, a game dedicated to the fan-favorite mode would be ...

The Simpsons Visit the Expensive Electronic Entertainment Expo

image-977 This week's episode of The Simpsons (the series' 492nd overall) featured an obvious take on the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known to most as E3. Following up on previous Surprise Dad Days like Cemetery Paintball and Go-Karts on Real Roads, Homer Simpson decided to take his kids to E4: ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies Announced; Releases Tomorrow

image-969 In a not-that-surprising-when-you-think-about-it move, Activision has just announced the existence of Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies for iOS, and its launch date: tomorrow (Activision wouldn't confirm pricing, but it's already available on New Zealand's iTunes Store for $9.99 NZD, or $6.99 USD). Like its predecessor Call of Duty: World ...

FarmVille, Cityville Maker Zynga Goes Public

image-1072 As had been expected for some time now, Zynga has filed for an initial public offering today. A form S-1 was filed with the Security and Exchange Commission in the hopes of raising $1 billion that will be used for things like game development, marketing, and possibly further acquisitions. Zynga, ...

Viacom Lawsuit Seeks $131 Million Refund From Former Harmonix Shareholders

image-1028 Following MTV's purchase of Harmonix in 2006, the music genre became a huge business and subsequently crashed, resulting in the developer being sold earlier this year. In the midst of all this, there has been a dispute between MTV parent company Viacom and the former shareholders of Harmonix regarding whether ...

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

image-913 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 ...

Republique’s Success Demonstrates How a Kickstarter Can Adapt

image-918 It may have cut it close, but Camouflaj's debut title, Republique, managed to reach its Kickstarter goal in the final hours before its deadline today. The project kicked off a month ago seeking $500,000 and, after an initial surge of pledges, found itself struggling to attract backers. Rather than accept ...

Watch the Phoenix Wright Movie Trailer

Set for release in Japan in February next year, the Ace Attorney movie is gearing up for a three month marketing blitz. Directed by Takashi Miike (Dead or Alive; Ichi the Killer) Gyakuten Saiban as it's called in Japan is, according to the trailer, set in a dystopian near-future Japan ...
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