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Draw Something surpasses 50 million downloads

OMGPOP’s Draw Something has retaken the App Store’s top paid app spot, flying by the 50m download mark and overtaking Angry Birds Space in the process. Zynga (via USAToday) has revealed the game is the fastest growing original mobile title ever. The social and mobile game corporation dropped over $180m …

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Hirokazu Yasuhara joins Nintendo

Hirokazu Yashuhara, one of the co-creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, has joined Nintendo’s software technology division. While Yashuhara’s title has yet to be revealed, it has been confirmed by the corporation (via Gamasutra) that the move will have him heading to the US for his new role. Some of the …

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Microsoft registers ‘Halo Infinity’ domains

Microsoft has quietly registered a batch of domains containing phrases ‘Halo Infinity’ and ‘Halo Infinity Multiplayer’. Fusible reports URLs HaloInfinity.net and HaloInfinityMultiplayer.comare registered through domain manager MarkMonitor, who handles Microsoft.com as well. Other domain names that were also registered include: HaloInfinity.org, HaloInfinity.co.uk, HaloInfinity.mobi, HaloInfinityMultiplayer.net, HaloInfinityMultiplayer.org, and HaloInfinityMultiplayer.co.uk, to name just …

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution hits Mac this month

Mac users will get a crack at a fully loaded version of sci-fi action RPG Deus Ex: Human Revolution this month, Square Enix has announced. The ‘Ultimate Edition’ will contain the base game, the Missing Link DLC, and the Mission and Tactical Enhancement packs. Along with the content, the edition …

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WoW 2012 Arena Pass announced

Blizzard has announced the 2012 Arena Pass for their MMO World of Warcraft. The pass will offer exclusive rewards, a new title, and even more for those who upgrade to the Mists of Pandaria expansion. The studio has also put together a dedicated arena sandbox for the festivities. Sign-ups begin …

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Rampage film adaptation hires writer

New Line Cinema appears quite serious about bringing an adaptation of 80’s arcade smash ‘em up Rampage to the big screen. The studio has hired writer Ryan Engle to pen the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. John Rickard had already been picked up to produce the King Kong style …

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Indie dev earnings up in 2011

According to a recently conducted survey, indie development was significantly more lucrative in 2011 than in years past. A 2011 game industry salary survey run by Game Developer (via Gamasutra) reveals both individual independent game developers and indie teams in the U.S. earned quite a bit more money last year. …

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Rumour: Wii U release date revealed

A supposed release date has surfaced for Nintendo’s Wii U hardware. News site Wii U Daily claims to have obtained an e-mail stating the console’s launch in North America is set for November 18th of this year, with the Japanese release coming one week after. The site states the e-mail …

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Mortal Kombat Vita release set for May

Good news for PS Vita owners looking for some brutal action on the go, as Mortal Kombat is finally heading to the device next month. Previously the updated fighting franchise prequel was to arrive as a Vita launch title, but ended up slipping back a few months. The version will …

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Epic Mickey 2 PC and Mac versions revealed

Disney’s upcoming Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is to receive a PC/Mac release. The publisher confirmed toGameInformerthat the sequel will shed its previously announced console-only label that the original game also held. Disney added that the version will be a hybrid PC/Mac release, which would seem to fall …

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