King Digital, the publishers of Candy Crush Saga, have revealed that they are set to launch a public IPO to raise $ 500 million. This news comes as the IGDA criticizes the company for their overly aggressive trademark protection. - Continue reading
Flappy Bird is a mobile game that is part skill, part reaction, and every bit full of frustration — and that’s where the addiction comes into play. ”… it happened to become an addictive product,” Dong Nguyen, its creator, said in an exclusive interview with Forbes. “I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.”
Let’s forget for a moment that Flappy Bird had grossed its creator nearly $50,000 per day in ad revenue. Let’s look past its all-too-familiar 8-bit style that resembles a certain iconic platformer of the 80s. We must also unhinge from our minds the fact that the creator has pulled the game from all mobile marketplaces at the time of this writing. Unlike his game, when things got too stressful, Dong Nguyen quit.
Nvidia has reported a succesful Q4, based not on sales of their mobile or cloud based processors, but their long standing bread and butter, the GPU business.
While their Quadro workstation and Tesla supercomputer GPUs take some credit, they really made the most money on their GeForce line of consumer GPUs for gaming PCs. - Continue reading
Rovio has announced a sub-brand for Angry Birds, called Angry Birds Stella. The brand will be centered around Pink and her friends, and really, it’s Angry Birds for girls without Rovio being upfront about it.
What I mean by that is Rovio’s press releases won’t even use the words women, girls, female or something similar to identify the brand, but that’s clearly what it’s about. They will use words like empowerment, inspiration, and real issues. Rovio seems to have forward looking aspirations with the brand, but it does not all appear to be on the level. - Continue reading
It seems like bands have decided to stop making music and enter the games industry instead. Not only have Fall Out Boy released their own Flappy Birds game but the hugely popular British rock group have created their own game, PolyFauna.
Music has always played a large role in video games. From the 8-bit tunes that graced the NES to the sweeping scores that are featured in the likes of Red Dead Redemption and Metal Gear Solid, music has the ability to intensify a game and make us hardcore gamers all emotional. This idea is being explored by Radiohead in a free game called PolyFauna where gamers explore a never ending series of abstract environments which are inhabited by different life forms. The player can create new life forms by using the touch screen to draw them as they explore the strange world whilst Radiohead’s music plays in the background.
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Since Flappy Birds was taken down, numerous developers have been showing their support by creating their own versions of the Flappy Bird game in homage to the original. It seems the American rock band Fall Out Boy were also fans as they have released their own take on the popular game. Continue reading to find out more.
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A hacker has revealed Supercell’s metrics after entering the company’s administrator pages. The company confirmed that a hack did occur on their social network pages, but of course, fell short of confirming said metrics.
Finnish company Supercell is best known for their mobile hits Clash of Clans and Hay Day.