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Flappy Bird Meets 2048 in Free Hybrid Game - Flappy 48

Flappy Bird Meets 2048 in Free Hybrid Game - Flappy 48

2048 and Flappy Bird have been downloaded millions of times since their respective releases over the past year. Flappy Bird …

  • 9 original gameplay screens only former Game Boy owners will understand
    9 original gameplay screens only former Game Boy owners will understand Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The Game Boy is 25 years old today. How old are you? More »

  • Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
    Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    A customer checks out used Game Boy consoles a videogame shop in Tokyo, on April 17, 2014 More »

  • Come for Easter, Hit the Jackpot
    Come for Easter, Hit the Jackpot Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Desperate to stand out, some megachurches are baiting Easter crowds with flat-screen TVs, iPads, and Starbucks gift cards. The craziest part? They don’t think it’s crazy. More »

  • Amazing Spider-Man 2 Xbox One Version May be Cancelled
    Amazing Spider-Man 2 Xbox One Version May be Cancelled Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game has been delayed – possibly even cancelled – on Microsoft's next gen console Xbox One. NeoGAF spotted that all mentions of the Xbox One version had been removed from the Activision-published game's official site. The game will still be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on 2 May. An Activision release schedule update stated: "We want to inform you that we are revising our release plans for ASM2 on Xbox One. More »

  • Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million
    Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    A customer reacts after buying Sony's PlayStation 4 video game console in Tokyo on February 22, 2014 More »

  • Reddit boosts news capabilities in social media turf grab
    Reddit boosts news capabilities in social media turf grab Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reddit, a website with a retro-'90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online news to celebrity Q&As, is going after more eyeballs, and advertising, by allowing members of its passionate community to post their own news more quickly and easily. Reddit, majority owned by Conde Nast parent Advanced Publications, last month rolled out a new feature that lets users of the nine-year-old site post live updates, allowing them to report in real time. The live updates allow selected users, dubbed "reporters" by Reddit, to instantly stream unlimited posts during the course of an event such as the conflict in the Ukraine, an earthquake in Los Angeles, or a game played in real time, without having to refresh the page. "Reddit members are doing amazing things with very minimal tools and were hitting some barriers," said Erik Martin, general manager. More »

  • Amazon 3D hologram phone with six cameras and 4.7-inch screen allegedly rev …
    Amazon 3D hologram phone with six cameras and 4.7-inch screen allegedly rev … Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The Amazon Phone, rumoured by the Wall Street Journal, has appeared in photos along with details on the 3D screen that uses multiple cameras to work. According to BGR, the photographed handset is the Amazon Phone in a case shielding the technology so others can't steal the idea. It apparently uses four front-facing cameras to detect a user's face and changes the angle of the display to offer 3D. This means there should be no need for glasses or a parallax barrier like the HTC Evo 3D smartphone or Nintendo 3DS. More »

  • Nintendo brings 'Tomodachi' game to US, Europe Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nintendo is bringing its "Tomodachi" game for the portable 3DS system to the U.S. and Europe following its success in Japan. More »

  • Thieves Steal Toys Worth Thousands of Pounds from Sick Children at Great Ormond …
    Thieves Steal Toys Worth Thousands of Pounds from Sick Children at Great Ormond … Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Sickening thieves have stolen toys and gadgets worth thousands of pounds from ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Gadgets include a Nintendo Wii, iPads, board games, phones, shoes, and cash – even nurses' uniforms. A Freedom of Information request revealed other stolen items. A spokesman for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust said: "Our hospital is a busy public space with hundreds of visitors every day and, like many public areas, opportunist thefts of personal items sometimes occur. More »

  • Big push into gaming brings out Amazon's gentler side
    Big push into gaming brings out Amazon's gentler side Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    By Malathi Nayak and Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc, a company known for its ruthless drive, is courting the free-wheeling coders and dreamers of the gaming industry with a lighter touch as it seeks to break into an arena now dominated by Apple and Google. The online retailer, infamous for undercutting rivals and pressuring suppliers, hopes that making nice with game developers will help it build a vibrant app platform on its new Fire TV and gain ground in an area where it severely lags the competition. For example, Amazon last year contacted London-based developer Ashraf Hegab out of the blue. In contrast to the sink-or-swim style of Apple's and Google's app stores, Amazon promised to promote his game actively if he brought it to its platform, he said. More »

  • Review: 'Kinect Sports Rivals' a moving experience
    Review: 'Kinect Sports Rivals' a moving experience Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    When the Xbox One was unveiled last year, Microsoft boasted the Xbox 360 successor would feature an updated — and mandatory — version of its camera-based Kinect sensor with more accurate movement tracking ... More »

  • Skyscraper-Sized Tetris Game Wows Crowds
    Skyscraper-Sized Tetris Game Wows Crowds Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Hundreds of Tetris fans got to play a super-sized version of the game on the side of a building. But on Saturday, images of Tetris shapes fell on two sides of the mirrored tower as competitors were at the controls. It also celebrated the upcoming 30th anniversary of Tetris which challenges players to rotate and arrange falling shapes into complete rows. It became a global phenomenon in the late 1980s after game designer Henk Rogers, who had seen Tetris at a trade show in Las Vegas, bought the rights and struck a deal to put it on Nintendo's original Game Boy. More »

  • Fans play skyscraper-sized Tetris
    Fans play skyscraper-sized Tetris Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Tetris fans had a little fun with a skyscraper-sized version of the classic video game. More »

  • Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building
    Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. More »

  • Philly skyscraper-sized Tetris game wows hundreds
    Philly skyscraper-sized Tetris game wows hundreds Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game. More »

  • Pieces fall in place for big Tetris game in Philly Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of Tetris fans plan to gather in Philadelphia for a skyscraper-sized version of the classic video game, a spectacle that organizers hope will inspire onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology. More »

  • Amazon leaps into home entertainment fray with $99 Fire TV
    Amazon leaps into home entertainment fray with $99 Fire TV Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    By Jennifer Saba and Deepa Seetharaman NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc made a play for the increasingly crowded home entertainment arena by unveiling the $99 (59.55 pounds) "Fire TV" video and game streaming device on Wednesday, with hopes of boosting its main online retail business over the longer term. The square device, which just about fits in the palm of one hand, streams content from Netflix Inc, Hulu and other video services - much like Apple TV or Google Inc's Chromecast. It also offers a prominent platform for Amazon's own fast-growing streaming video service as well as its growing slate of original television programs and games. Amazon will also sell a separate controller for gaming that costs $39.99. More »

  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: Take the Pokémon Google Maps Challenge Today
    Gotta Catch 'Em All: Take the Pokémon Google Maps Challenge Today Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Starting in Japan 19 hours ago, Google has launched an impressive April Fools' Day game that lets Google Maps users catch Pokémon hidden all over the world while using the app on the smartphone or tablet. To earn the great prestige of becoming a Pokémon Master, all you have to do is launch the Google Maps app on your iOS or Android device and tap the Search field at the top of the screen. A new option in blue called "Press start" will appear on the screen with a Poké Ball symbol next to it, and once you press it, Google Maps will take you on a dazzling adventure across the world to catch elusive wild Pokémon species. Our first stop was at the Pokémon Lab near the CERN research facility in Switzerland, where we caught a Metagross. More »

  • April Fools' Day 2014: Best Pranks From Tech Companies Including Google …
    April Fools' Day 2014: Best Pranks From Tech Companies Including Google … Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Internet and technology companies have always displayed the finest spirit when it comes to celebrating April Fools' Day, as they've been responsible for some of history's greatest pranks. Given below is a list of this year's finest April Fools' Day pranks by Internet and technology majors. It happens to be common knowledge that no one takes their April Fools' Day jokes and pranks as seriously as Google. This year they joined forces with Nintendo and the Pokemon Company to create a fun filled Google Maps challenge that requires players to find 150 different Pokemon that have been hidden around the globe. More »

  • GameStop forecast disappoints as competition intensifies
    GameStop forecast disappoints as competition intensifies Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    GameStop Corp, the world's No. 1 retailer of videogame products, forecast full-year earnings below market expectations as more games are sold online and it faces increased competition from big retailers offering trade-ins for used games. GameStop shares fell as much as 9.3 percent in morning trading on Thursday, making the stock one of the top percentage losers on the New York Stock Exchange. GameStop's sales largely depend on consoles made by Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd, which increasingly must compete with games available on tablets and smartphones in the $90 billion (54.15 billion pounds) videogame market. Console gamers are also buying more games online. More »

  • WhatsApp: Excessive Texting Can Cause 'WhatsAppitis'
    WhatsApp: Excessive Texting Can Cause 'WhatsAppitis' Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Prolonged usage of instant messaging applications on your smartphone can result in a problem known as 'WhatsAppitis', according to a doctor in Spain who first 'diagnosed' it. Ines M Fernandez-Guerrero has reported her findings on this new medical problem in the 22 March edition of reputed journal Lancet. Fernandez-Guerrero, of General University Hospital in Granada, added: "The patient ... responded to messages that had been sent to her on her smartphone via WhatsApp instant messaging service. She held her mobile phone, that weighed 130g, for at least 6h. More »

  • For indie games, standing out a difficult mission
    For indie games, standing out a difficult mission Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    They do it inside their hotel rooms. Or in front of everyone across a cavernous convention hall. They even try it out on street corners. In almost every spot imaginable at last week's Game Developers Conference, ... More »

  • Chromecast Tips and Tricks: How to Get the Best from Google's Streaming …
    Chromecast Tips and Tricks: How to Get the Best from Google's Streaming … Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Google finally launched the Chromecast in the UK this week, eight months after the video, music and photo streaming dongle was launched in the US. And while most people will quickly get to grips with the basic setup and using their Chromecast with apps like YouTube, Netflix and BBC's iPlayer, the £30 dongle has a few more tricks up its sleeve which may not be immediately obvious. Here are five tips to make sure your squeeze every last drop of goodness from your Chromecast: More »

  • Next Game in AC Franchise is Assassin's Creed Unity, Say Leaked Screens …
    Next Game in AC Franchise is Assassin's Creed Unity, Say Leaked Screens … Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    The next Assassin's Creed might be called as Assassin's Creed: Unity, according to purported screenshots of the game, which were received by Kotaku. Apart from this, the report says that this happens to be one of two Assassin's creed games that might launch this year, with Unity destined for next-gen consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. Gamers and fans of the franchise can definitely expect an Assassin's Creed game this fall, since the game's publisher has been religiously releasing a new major Assassin's Creed every fall since 2009. This news comes on the heels of a recent development when Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Director's spoke about the next game's location setting, detailing that the time period of the story's setting will dictate most things about the game. More »

  • 'Last of Us' wins big at Game Developers Awards
    'Last of Us' wins big at Game Developers Awards Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "The Last of Us" won the top honor at the Game Developers Choice Awards. More »

  • Flappy Bird Could Fly Again as Creator Dong Nyugen Considers Re-Releasing Smartphone …
    Flappy Bird Could Fly Again as Creator Dong Nyugen Considers Re-Releasing Smartphone … Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    The creator of Flappy Bird admits he is considering re-releasing his hit smartphone game, a month after its shock removal from app stores. In an extensive interview with Rolling Stone, Vietnamese app develop Dong Nguyen admitted that he was "considering" making Flappy Bird available once again on app stores but that this time it would come with a "warning" for players: "Please take a break." Nguyen became famous overnight when he announced on Twitter on 8 February that he was planning on removing his hit smartphone game Flappy Bird from the iOS and Android app stores becasue its success had ruined his simple life. He told Rolling Stone that he couldn't sleep, couldn't focus and didn't want to go outdoors. More »

  • Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One
    Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Gamers get a sneak peek at the new game 'Titanfall' on Xbox One at the Microsoft Lounge on February 24, 2014 in Venice, California More »

  • EBay rejects Icahn board nominees, asks investors to do same
    EBay rejects Icahn board nominees, asks investors to do same Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    EBay Inc on Monday rejected activist investor Carl Icahn's two nominees to its board, saying both were unqualified, and urged shareholders to vote against them at its next annual meeting. Icahn, who owns just over 2 percent of the e-commerce company, has been pressuring eBay for weeks to spin off its PayPal payments business. He has also repeatedly accused eBay of poor corporate governance. The chairman of eBay's corporate governance and nominating committee, Richard Schlosberg III, said the board considered both but rejected them because "neither nominee has relevant experience or expertise." EBay said since each Icahn nominee currently sits on four public company boards, they are not in compliance with eBay's guidelines on "overboarding." EBay founder and Chairman Pierre Omidyar in a statement urged shareholders to support the company's slate, which includes Chief Executive John Donahoe. More »

  • Who will win at the BAFTA Video Game Awards?
    Who will win at the BAFTA Video Game Awards? Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Critically adored and only being outsold by 'Grand Theft Auto V', this is without a doubt the game of the year. 'Grand Theft Auto V' may not have quite the same level of characterisation and particularly emotional involvement between player and characters but it is still nothing short of a marvel of immersive design. Despite controversy over its level of violence and continued accusations of misogyny, 'Grand Theft Auto V' is deservedly nominated in nine categories from design to story. In other years, 'Grand Theft Auto V' would probably stand head and shoulders above much of the competition but this year, 'The Last of Us' will make many of the categories very difficult to call. More »

  • Wii U and 3DS: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on 13 March
    Wii U and 3DS: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on 13 March Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    Nintendo has announced that a Nintendo Network Maintenance for the Wii U and 3DS has been scheduled for 13 March, according to NintendoLife. More »

  • Review: Raunchy new 'South Park' game is sweet
    Review: Raunchy new 'South Park' game is sweet Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Remember when "South Park" debuted on Comedy Central in 1997? Remember how shocking the cursing, toilet humor and black comedy seemed? More »

  • US Sony chief out amid restructuring
    US Sony chief out amid restructuring Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, speaks in Los Angeles, California on June 10, 2013 More »

  • Seth Rogen Goes To Washington: Tells Senate 'I'm Not Here To Discuss …
    Seth Rogen Goes To Washington: Tells Senate 'I'm Not Here To Discuss … Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Seth Rogen has joked with US senators that he would not testify to help legalise marijuana while appearing at an emotional meeting to discuss Alzheimer's. The 31-year-old actor detailed how he used to think Alzeimer's was somethiung that only "really, really old people" got and how his own experience changed that view. More »

  • Asian shares broadly up, Qantas hit by huge net loss
    Asian shares broadly up, Qantas hit by huge net loss Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    A pedestrian walks in front of an electronic board displaying the Nikkei index in Tokyo on February 20, 2014 More »

  • Nintendo Might Make Games for Mobile After All
    Nintendo Might Make Games for Mobile After All Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Seth Fischer, a prominent hedge fund manager is now urging Nintendo Co Ltd to develop and sell games for mobile platforms such as iOS and Android, according to a Reuters report. Fischer, who is a part of Hong Kong based Oasis-Management Co Ltd, a company that owns shares in Nintendo, wrote a smilar letter in June to Nintendo. The news comes at a time during which Nintendo has been seeing operating loss for three years in a row now. But in recent months, investors have said that they want Nintendo to make a foray into mobile gaming since smartphone and tablet sales are increasing at explosive rates. More »