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Supercell has acquired 62% of Space Ape

London based developer Space Ape Games is now part of the Supercell family. The Clash of Clans maker has acquired a 62 per cent share of the UK outfit for $56m, although Space Ape says it retains complete operational independence” but with the added benefit of tapping into Supercell’s development …

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Google acquires VR developer Owlchemy Labs

Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality developer Owlchemy Labs is now owned by Google. Google is going big on VR following the release of its Daydream platform, and the studio’s early success with Job Simulator clearly made it a priority target. Owlchemy recently discussed the importance it placed …

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Things are finally looking up for Zynga

After many years of struggling to recapture the glory years of the casual gaming bubble, Zynga has reported one of its best quarters for some time. GAAP revenue for the period grew four per cent year-on-year to $194.3m, with GAAP net losses reducing from $35.4m to $9.5m. The EBITDA numbers …

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iPhone suffers another sales drop

It was once unheard of, but once again Apple has reported a decline in the number of iPhones being sold. The device still sells in astronomical numbers, of course – 50.76m handsets were sold in the three months ending April 1st. But that’s down on the 51.19m sold in the …

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Amazon: A year in the Lumberyard

Sean Cleaver catches up with Amazon Games Services vice president, Mike Frazzini, to see how the Amazon Lumberyard engine and the company’s gaming focus has come on in the past year

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Samsung Galaxy S8 breaks S7 records

It appears that Samsung has not been badly damaged by the Galaxy Note 7 scandal. Analysts had speculated that the Korean tech giant may find it hard to recover from the infamous recall of last year’s Note 7, which was recalled after some handsets burst into flames. It was later …

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New Gear VR will be ‘neck-and-neck’ with Google Daydream in 2017 – SuperData

Samsung’s second-generation Gear VR headset is estimated to ship 6.7m units this year, says market research firm SuperData, putting it "neck-and-neck" with Google’s Daydream devices. SuperData predicts that Google’s open source Daydream headsets, including those made by third-party manufacturers, will ship 6.8m units this year, putting it just ahead of …

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