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VR and mobile will be bigger than ever at E3 2017 next week

It’s E3 next week, in case you hadn’t heard. Organiser ESA has thrown around some numbers ahead of the big event, claiming that the week will generate over $40m for LA. The ESA is also keen to highlight the new blood attending the show. There will be 79 new companies …

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The iOS App Store is being overhauled

Apple has announced that its popular iOS App Store will get a significant redesign later this year. The change will arrive alongside iOS 11, and will bring the game store more in line with the likes of iTunes and Apple News. Among the improvements include the ability for users to …

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Apple finally goes big on VR

The Mac has become the latest big platform to support virtual reality, with Apple confirming a new partnership with HTC Vive and SteamVR. While SteamVR was the headline name at Apple’s WWDC showcase last night, compatibility with Oculus Rift and OSVR HDK 2.0 has also been confirmed. Other upcoming PC …

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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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