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Assassin’s Creed: Pirates goes free-to-play on smartphones

Ubisoft has altered the payment model for Assassin’s Creed: Pirates on iOS and Android. The mobile title is now free to download on both platforms, although of course there are a range of in-game purchases available once you get going. The news coincides with the release of new content ‘Cold …

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Amazon Fire TV pre-orders open in the UK

The latest entrant in the Android console sector, Amazon Fire TV, is now available to pre-order in the UK. The microconsole costs 79, although Amazon Prime members are able to buy it for 49 until Monday September 8th. It will actually be released on October 23rd. For the money buyers …

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Ouya in acquisition talks, report claims

A number of Chinese companies are in discussions over a possible acquisition of Ouya, according to reports. Recode claims that Ouya has already held preliminary talks with multiple big players in China” – including Tencent – after the company decided that an acquisition was a more realistic goal than trying …

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WWE SuperCard downloaded 1.5m times

Free-to-play mobile trading card game WWE SuperCard has combined for 1.5m downloads between iOS and Android platforms, 2K has announced. The publisher didn’t go into specifics regarding how those downloads are divided up on each platform, but the total between the two was reached in less than two weeks out …

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Ouya signs Chinese distribution agreement

Troubled microconsole Ouya is making a push for the Asian market through a new partnership with Xiaomi Inc, a Chinese smartphone manufactuer. Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman toldReutersthat while details are still being finalised, it’s likely that the device will get a dedicated channel on Xiami’s streaming boxes and smart TVs, …

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Clones descend on Flappy Bird creator’s new game Swing Copters

Swing Copters is the new game from Dong Nguyen, but good luck finding it. Not that the game isn’t available – it is, both on iOS and Google Play. But as The Guardian points out, clones of the game were so quick to arrive that some were even released before …

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MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Skylanders Trap Team

From the moment Bobby Kotick, Activision CEO, bemoaned the poor sales of Wii U, you knew Skylanders had a problem. The record-breaking kids IP that introduced the world to ‘toys-to-life’ was finding it harder and harder to find where the kids were playing. Wii and DS sales had fallen down; …

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Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

84.7 per cent of smartphones shipped worldwide in the quarter ending June 2014 used Google’s Android operating system. That’s up from 79.6 per cent in the same quarter a year before, IDC data claims. iOS claimed a market share of 11.7 per cent, down from 13 per cent the year …

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