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Android app downloads overtake iOS

Sales of Android hardware have been ahead of Apple for some time now, but for the first time Android downloads have now overtaken iOS. App Annie‘s report, as spotted by The Guardian, covers Q2 2013. It’s important to note that despite this, Apple’s iOS App Store still generated 2.3x the …

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Zelnick encourages "open-minded" next-gen, says premium iOS pricing works

Platform holders should listen very carefully to consumers as they lay the foundations for their next-gen machines, the CEO of Take-Two has warned. "Our own view is that meeting consumers where they are is the best way to run a business and you want to make sure that your policies …

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Infinity Blade II tallies 5.7m downloads during free promotion

Epic’s Infinity Blade II was downloaded 5.7m times as part of Apple’s free-app promo during the App Store’s anniversary celebration. AllThingsD reports the figure was accumulated over a week, with 1.7m of the downloads taking place on the first day alone. The game has now been downloaded nearly 50m times …

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Happy 5th Birthday, Apple App Store

One of the most influential forces in the modern games market will turn five tomorrow. Apple’s iOS App Store arrived in 2008 and has gone on to redefine the world of digital gaming and force significant changes to the core games market. Nothing like the App Store existed before and …

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Deus Ex: The Fall launches this week on iOS

The mobile debut of the Deus Ex franchise is set for this Thursday, according to publisher Square Enix. Deus Ex: The Fall will launch on iOS on July 11th, and will be the first of several installments for the game – one might even call it episodic. Regardless, the initial …

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iOS App Store turns five, hit games go free to celebrate

Infinity Blade II and Tiny Wings are just some of the games you can download for free today as part of the iOS App Store’s 5th birthday celebrations. The App Store launched on July 10th, 2008 and its impact on the video games market cannot be understated. Now mobile publishers …

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Colin McRae Rally the first of five Codemasters mobile titles

Codemasters revived popular racing series Colin McRae for iOS this week, but the publisher says this is only the beginning. The firm is developing four more titles for smartphones and tablets, which kicks off a "pretty full" roadmap of mobile games for the next two years, according to VG247. VP …

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Watch profits grow this year for HTML5 games

Peter Driessen, co-founder of Spil Games, believes that advertisers hold the key to the global acceptance of HTML5 as they look to capitalise on the explosion in mobile gaming. Over the past few months, we have seen the conversation regarding HTML5 for game development evolve. While the format debate is …

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