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Monument Valley beats free-to-play trend, sells 1 million copies

Monument Valley is a fantastic game -- no, seriously, read our review -- but the fact that it's not free-to-play makes it a bit of a rarity these days. At US$3.99, the game had its work cut out for it from the day it launched, which is why it's so great to see that the game has sold a cool million...

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Contest winner gets Modern Combat iOS game early, cracks and distributes it online

Holding a contest to give a few fans a chance to play a hotly anticipated game early is a great way to drum up some hype -- at least that's what Gameloft thought when it allowed a handful of contest winners the opportunity to play Modern Combat 5 before anyone else. What the company didn't expect...

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Bill Killem mashes endless running and platforming into chaotic brilliance

Bill Killem is having a bad day. His movie is just about to premiere, letting the world know he's the best action star in the world, when disaster strikes. Aliens attack, destroying his event and inspiring Bill to do what Bill does best; killing aliens... and dying. A lot. Taking the furious fun...

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Take revenge on infuriating flies with FlyOut for iOS

Flyout for both iPhone and iPad is a free game that's all about killing flies -- many different kinds of very annoying flies. The good news is that you get to kill them with all sorts of wonderful devices. The aim of the game is to kill as many flies as possible, wave by wave, without letting any...

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Timberman is all kinds of free, woodsy fun

Flappy Bird may have long since flown the App Store coop, but its legacy lives on in games like Timberman. Like many of the games spawned by the infamous Flappy Bird, Timberman is a one-handed game that can be played with a single finger, it's rendered in a pixelated art style, and it's both...

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Google's augmented reality game Ingress invades iOS

Android smartphone devotees have been playing a pretty cool augmented reality game since it launched in late 2013. It's called Ingress, and it's a funky real-world adaptation of the "hack the planet" game mechanic that seems to come back into style every few years -- the latest example of this...

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The Incredible Machine team is back with Contraption Maker, now on Steam

If you're a seasoned, old-school Mac gamer, there's a good chance you remember a funky puzzle game called The Incredible Machine. In the game, players had to perform simple tasks by building overly complex Rube Goldberg devices and experimenting with how each piece functioned through trial and...

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How much does Metal matter to iOS developers? A ton, apparently

For anyone who hasn't dabbled in the rendering capabilities of Apple's iOS devices, the announcement of Metal -- the new API that Apple claims will offer greater power for games than ever before -- was cool, but that's about it. But for the team behind the hugely popular Unity game engine, the...

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King announces revolutionary, original mobile title... just kidding!

King, the $7 billion mobile game company that has made its fortune rehashing popular casual games of the past two decades, is back with another totally original title that is sure to further stuff its pockets with delicious microtransactions. Having completely milked the tile-matching genre for...

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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, and I'm ok with that

It's rare that a game can be charming enough to turn an otherwise very standard gameplay idea into something worth $4.99, but that's just what Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake manages to do. The game is all about puzzles, but without introducing any groundbreaking new game mechanics, it ends up...

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is massive in all the right ways

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is not the kind of game you're likely to play in short bursts -- which is probably why the Monster Hunter franchise didn't make the trip to iOS devices sooner -- but that doesn't mean it's not a fantastic gaming experience just the same. If you've not had the pleasure...

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There's a Forrest Gump game on the way, and it's not pretty

That's it, everyone. The "endless runner" genre has officially become a parody of itself, and there's no reason to care about it any longer. Need some proof? Check out the upcoming officially licensed Forrest Gump game based on the 20-year-old movie. The game, called Run Forrest Run (groan) is...

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Bricks puts a new spin on the old block-busting genre

Putting a new spin on an established game mechanic isn't easy, and when you're talking about a game idea as simple as bouncing a ball off of a block, innovation is even more difficult. But against all odds, the new iOS game Bricks manages to pull it off, thanks to simple motion controls, a...

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Thomas Was Alone needs your company

Thomas Was Alone, the iPad adaptation of the hit PC and console platformer, proves that you don't need flashy graphics to create an emotional attachment between a player and a character. You see, Thomas is nothing more than a small red block, but by the end of the game's epic story you'll...

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The Steam Summer Sale is now live, prepare your credit card

Steam's annual summer sale is finally live, and that means massive discounts on some of the service's hottest games. As always, the sale features not only daily discounts on a rotating selection of games, but also flash sales that pop up throughout the sale, which is scheduled to end on June...

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