Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft for iPad

Blizzard’s free Hearthstone card game conquers the iPad

By on April 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Blizzard’s free Hearthstone card game conquers the iPad

Blizzard’s new Warcraft-inspired card game soft-launched on iPad in early April, and was released worldwide earlier this week as a free download. However, in less than a day the game took the App Store by storm, quickly becoming the top application in the Top Free Apps charts in many markets. According to data provided by App Annie, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now the No. 1 free app in 38 markets where the App Store is available to customers, including the U.S. When looking at iPad games only, the app is No. 1 in 40 countries. More →

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PS3 Vita Easter Flash Sale

Easter weekend flash sale offers PS3 and Vita games for $0.99

By on April 18, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Easter weekend flash sale offers PS3 and Vita games for $0.99

U.S. PlayStation fans weren’t fortunate enough to receive a big Easter promotion like their European counterparts, but Sony is making up for it with a 99 cent flash sale this weekend, slashing prices on over 25 games on the PlayStation Network. Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that the offer had officially gone live on Friday, featuring PlayStation 3Vita and PS2/PS1 Classics that will cost you less than a dollar to pick up. The full list follows below. More →

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Xbox One Titanfall Sales

Titanfall not strong enough to keep Xbox One sales on par with PS4

By on April 18, 2014 at 6:25 AM.

Titanfall not strong enough to keep Xbox One sales on par with PS4

Sony on Thursday announced that it sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 units, significantly more than what it envisioned for its fiscal year 2013. Microsoft made its own announcement yesterday as well, highlighting the strong sales of Titanfall, a shooter game that’s not available on the PS4, and which was named the number one selling game in March according to NPD numbers. However, while Titanfall has helped Microsoft sell more Xbox One units, it wasn’t enough to keep Xbox One sales on par with PS4 sales. More →

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PS4 Update 1.70 Video Editor

Video: Sony shares major details from the next PlayStation 4 update

By on April 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM.

Video: Sony shares major details from the next PlayStation 4 update

Sony detailed the first major update for the PlayStation 4 on Wednesday, introducing the SHAREfactory video editor and the ability to pre-download games that haven’t hit the PlayStation Store yet. Despite its unending success in the marketplace, the PlayStation 4 has fallen behind the Xbox One recently in terms of additional features. Microsoft began patching Xbox One almost immediately after launch, adding an enhanced Twitch application, improving the party system and updating the UI. More →

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Sony PS4 Sales 7 Million

PS4 sales are significantly stronger than anticipated

By on April 17, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

PS4 sales are significantly stronger than anticipated

Sony on Thursday announced it sold more than seven million units PlayStation 4 consoles as of April 6, 2014, beating its own expectations for fiscal year 2013 – the company planned to sell 5 million units during the period. More →

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Hearthstone for iPad Worldwide

Blizzard’s free World of Warcraft card game Hearthstone is now available worldwide on iPad

By on April 16, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Blizzard’s free World of Warcraft card game Hearthstone is now available worldwide on iPad

Blizzard announced on Wednesday that its free-to-play collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is finally rolling out worldwide for the iPad. Hearthstone has been available on the iPad in select regions for a few weeks, but April 16th represents the app’s official international launch. The app supports the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation iPads as well as the iPad mini, Retina iPad mini and iPad Air. More →

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Xbox One April Update

Microsoft details every new feature coming in new Xbox One update

By on April 15, 2014 at 11:25 PM.

Microsoft details every new feature coming in new Xbox One update

Microsoft has shown that it is dedicated to improving the Xbox One user experience, having already issued multiple big software updates for the new console that was released just five months ago. Beginning late Monday night, the company began rolling out its Xbox One April update, which includes a number of fixes and new features that were detailed by Microsoft on one of its blogs. More →

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The Last of Us Remastered PS4

The Last of Us, one of the PS3′s best games, is coming to PS4

By on April 10, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

The Last of Us, one of the PS3′s best games, is coming to PS4

Naughty Dog announced on Thursday that the critically acclaimed action-adventure game The Last of Us will be coming to the PlayStation 4 this summer. One of the most requested console conversions of the generation, The Last of Us retains its spot as one of the ten highest rated PS3 games on Metacritic, garnering near universal praise when it released last year. Before the PlayStation 4 even hit stores, fans of the game were already clamoring for a next-gen conversion, but developer Naughty Dog remained silent on the matter until this week. More →

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Free to Play Mobile Games Retention

66% of players quit free-to-play mobile games after a single day

By on April 10, 2014 at 4:36 PM.

66% of players quit free-to-play mobile games after a single day

The Candy Crush Sagas and Clashes of Clans of the app market appear to be the exceptions to the following rule: A majority of smartphone gamers don’t stick with free-to-play games for longer than 24 hours. Re/code has shared the results from app testing firm Swrve’s “April 2014 New Player Report” that tracks the tendencies of 10 million players over the course of 90 days. With more than 30 titles being monitored, including titles from Activision, Epic Games and Gameloft, Swrve found that 66% of new players abandoned games with microtransactions almost immediately, spending an average of 45 cents over the course of the three month study. More →

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS Wii U Release

Video: Super Smash Bros. coming to 3DS this summer, Wii U in fall

By on April 9, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

Video: Super Smash Bros. coming to 3DS this summer, Wii U in fall

Nintendo announced on Tuesday night that the highly anticipated next-gen installment of Super Smash Bros. will finally release on the 3DS this summer and on the Wii U in fall. Along with the release window, Nintendo also went into detail about the visual enhancements of the multiplatform title, the game’s dedication to the competitive fighting community and the introduction of some new (and not-so-new) faces. More →

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Xbox One vs PS4 Performance

Game developer says it’s ‘physically impossible’ for Xbox One to match PS4 performance

By on April 9, 2014 at 1:13 PM.

Game developer says it’s ‘physically impossible’ for Xbox One to match PS4 performance

The Xbox One’s graphics performance is expected to significantly improve once Microsoft releases new DirectX 12 drivers. But according to one popular game developer, that won’t put the console on par with Sony’s PlayStation 4. In fact, it’s apparently “physically impossible” for the Xbox One to match the PS4 when it comes to computing power. More →

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GTA V PS4 Xbox One PC

Grand Theft Auto V rumored to be landing on PS4, Xbox One and PC in June

By on April 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Grand Theft Auto V rumored to be landing on PS4, Xbox One and PC in June

Rumors of next-gen and PC releases for the best-selling Grand Theft Auto V have been floating around since long before the game even launched, but after months of silence from Rockstar, most of us had given up hope for an announcement anytime soon. It’s not much to go on, but considering how long it’s been since the gossip died down, we figured this potential leak was worth covering. TECH-NICK, manager of German retailer Saturn.de, said in a tweet that the release of GTA V for PC, Xbox One and PS4 is expected in June. He clarified in another tweet that the release information is only a rumor. Hopefully we’ll hear more at E3, which also happens to take place in June.

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