Mobile

WildStar’s free-to-play switch dated

NCsoft has confirmed precisely when its MMO WildStar will become a free-to-play title. The game, once touted as a possible World of Warcraft beater, will drop its subscription charges on September 29th. Current subscribers are already able to access the closed beta of the free-to-play version of the game and …

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Next Apple TV to position itself as a games machine, report claims

Not for the first time Apple is said to be ready to position the next iteration of Apple TV as a living room games device. It’s always seemed like the logical next step for the hardware, but minor revisions to the hardware have been and gone without any meaningful attempt …

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Apple is replacing the cameras on some iPhone 6 Plus handsets

Folk who bought an iPhone 6 Plus between September 2015 and January of this year might be eligible for a free rear camera replacement. Some handsets sold in the period have been found to contain a potentially faulty component in the camera, resulting in sometimes blurry photos. Those who reckon …

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Pac-Mac 256 arrives on smartphones, along with an interesting IAP system

Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Hipster Whale have finally released the long-awaited Pac-Man 256 on smartphones. The game, from the studio behind the extremely popular Crossy Road, is named after the infamous level 256 glitch in the original Pac-Man. Due to some technical peculiarities of that title, the 8-bit level …

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Wildstar free-to-play revamp enters closed beta

Wildstar’s upcoming free-to-play re-release has entered closed beta, developer Carbine Studios has announced. All current subscribers of the game have access to the test, as well as non-subscribers who have received a closed beta key – which anyone can sign-up for by visiting Wildstar’s official website. Carbine and publisher NCSoft …

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Angry Bird 2 reaches 20m downloads

Rovio has announced Angry Birds 2 has amassed 20m downloads during its launch week. The milestone follows the mobile gamenetting 1m players in its first 12 hours outon the App Store and Google Play. "When we were developing and testing Angry Birds 2, we had good reason to believe we …

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