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Halo co-creator scores $5m investment for tablet shooter Midnight Star

Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian’s startup Industrial Toys has received a sizable investment from Accel Partners to develop his new mobile title, Midnight Star. Games Beat reports on the the funding deal, a $5m investment to help complete Seropian’s upcoming tablet shooter. The industry veteran served as president and CEO of …

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Apps twice as likely to crash on iOS versus Android – report

Apple’s reputation as offering the most stable operating system around may not be accurate. TechRadar reports that data from Crittercism says that the average app crash rate on iOS 7.1 is 1.6 per cent. In comparison, the rate on Android versions 4.0 and upwards is just 0.7 per cent. That’s …

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Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

As well as not ushering in tax breaks, last week’s Budget may have brought with it another bad piece of gaming news. As reported by The Guardian, the Chancellor also revealed plans to close a VAT loophole that was allowing the likes of Steam, Apple and Amazon to sell their …

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Apple launches showcase page to highlight App Store indie titles

The Apple App Store now offers an ‘Indie Game Showcase’ page, highlighting noteworthy iOS titles developed by indie studios. Shacknews points to the new App Store landing, which currently features Device 6 – along with developer Simogo’s other titles, such as Beat Sneak Bandit, and a few of the dev’s …

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Flappy Bird to receive re-release

Flappy Bird will eventually see a return to mobile marketplaces, creator Dong Nguyen has confirmed. Nguyen revealed he was considering resubmitting the game earlier this month, and apparently has since made up his mind about it – though he adds not to expect the game’s return anytime soon. "Yes. But …

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Google Play update allows cross-platform multiplayer with iOS

Owners of Android and iOS devices are now able to compete against one another online. Engadget reports that amongst the new features coming to Android being announced at GDC this week is the ability for developers to implement cross-platform multiplayer between Android and iOS devices via an update to the …

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Apple launches cheaper 8GB iPhone 5C

An 8GB version of the supposedly ‘budget’ iPhone 5C is now available. The SKU this morning appeared on Apple and mobile operator websites and is priced at 429 standalone. The existing 16GB (469) and 32GB (549) models are still available. Apple has never published official sales date for the 5C …

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