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By Brad Tramel, January 19, 2012 1 GN

Zynga has purchased four mobile game companies in an effort to expand development of tablet and smartphone games. David Ko, Zynga’s top mobile executive, told Reuters that in December it acquired Gamedoctors, the maker of ZombieSmash. The studio that created… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, January 9, 2012 0 GN

According to Beachhead Studios head Chacko Sonny, Call of Duty Elite’s free mobile app will be available for iOS smartphones tomorrow and Android a week later. He also revealed that a PC version is next on the to-do list, with… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, January 7, 2012 0 GN

New reports indicate that Nintendo’s handheld broke Japan’s monthly console sales record, moving nearly 1.5 million units. During the December tracking period, November 28 to December 25, Nintendo sold a total of 1,492,931 3DS systems. The Japanese publisher that tracked… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, January 7, 2012 0 GN

Microsoft has finally restored the Xbox LIVE account of a customer hit by an overseas phishing scam, the company announced yesterday in a statement. The customer went to Xbox LIVE Customer Support with the issue a few days ago, and… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, January 5, 2012 0 GN

XNA Game Studio has noticed the success Xbox LIVE Indie Games had in 2011, so to ring in the new year they’ve announced some changes to the core system on Xbox LIVE. Thanks to these changes, indie game developers are… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, January 3, 2012 0 VG Review

As I exchange fire within the on-rails shooter, Heavy Fire: Afghanistan, no feelings that generally resonate with militaristic subject-matter are present. There’s no sense of urgency or importance, no attempt is made at anything beyond superficial conflict, and even the… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, December 21, 2011 0 VG Review

As Ezio Auditore da Firenze, my ventures through Constantinople beckon for my participation. Be it a plaza bustling with life, a secluded Assassin’s den, or a distant Gypsy camp, the Templar-ridden city calls out with noise as diverse as the lively… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, December 12, 2011 0 GN, Videos

During Spike TV’s Video Game Awards, Irrational Games showed off a new trailer for BioShock Infinite, the next iteration of the BioShock series that will move players out of the waters of Rapture and into Columbia, a city among the… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, December 8, 2011 0 GN

Beginning today all PC users will be able to download, install, and launch Everquest II for free, according to an announcement from Sony Online Entertainment. The announcement coincides with the release of Everquest II‘s eighth expansion, “Age of Discovery.” The… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, December 8, 2011 0 GN, Videos

New details emerged today for Activision’s The Amazing Spider-Man, a new title from developer Beenox that is set to release next summer to coincide with Sony’s feature film of the same name. Though it releases alongside the movie, the videogame’s narrative… Read More »