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Flight Control and Dead Space among 23 mobile games killed by EA

One of the App Store’s earliest success stories is among a list of older smartphone games being killed by publisher EA. Included on the list is the multi-million selling Flight Control, which back in 2009 sold 700k copies in under two months on sale – an especially notable achievement considering …

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Apple finally launches a game-centric Twitter channel

A Twitter feed that focuses solely on Apple expansive games offering has been launched. @AppStoreGames will promote not only release dates and promotions, but also highlight the store’s extensive existing catalogue. Its content comes directly from Apple’s App Store editors, who are responsible for populating its pages and compiling featured …

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Football Manager and Minecraft top App Store charts

Sega’s Football Manager Handheld and the Pocket Edition of Mojang’s Minecraft topped the iPhone and iPad charts respectively. Football Manager Handheld 2015 went to No.1 in the iPhone charts as last week’s top spot holder The 7 Second Challenge falls to sixth place. Meanwhile, Ninja Kiwi’s Bloons TD 5 and …

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Apple removing App Store games that display Confederate flags

America’s mixed feelings on its relationship with the Confederate flag has led to a controversial decision from Apple to pull many games that contain it. The flag, a symbol of the American South, is considered by many to have racist associations owing to its origins from the American Civil War …

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Fallout Shelter topped the App Store charts in 48 countries

And we wonder why companies are increasingly shying away from the triple-A game space… Bethesda has announced that recent iOS release Fallout Shelter managed to top the game charts in no less than 48 separate countries. It was the most downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries. It remains …

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Apple takes editorial control of the App Store

Some of the automated algorithms that have until recently been used to populate the Apple App Store have been replaced with a curated system. TechCrunch reports that Apple has removed a number of lists from its US store front including ‘New’, ‘What’s Hot’ and ‘All iPhone (Free & Paid)’ – …

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Minecraft once again dominates App Store charts

Mojang’s blockbuster game Minecraft continues to take the top position in both of the iOS charts. It is ahead of Snowman’s Alto’s Adventure, which takes second place in the iPhone and iPad Top Ten. Meanwhile, Heads Up continues to perform well in the iPhone chart, taking third place, while 505 …

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