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Single player adventure mode coming to Hearthstone

Card battler Hearthstone is getting a brand new single player adventure mode, Blizzard has announced. It’s called Curse of Naxxramas and is set in ancient necropolis Naxxramas which is a base of operations for Kel’Thuzad and his rather unpleasant sounding plague-bearing undead host. 30 new cards are on offer in …

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425m paid Tetris downloads and counting on mobile

Tetris has amassed more than 425 million paid mobile downloads, more than the combined sales of boxed software. The Game Boy version of Tetris sold 35 million copies, with boxed products altogether selling around 70 million, according to the founder of The Tetris Company. Develop has more details.

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EA dragged into YouTube paid coverage dispute

Get the feeling this might be the tip of an iceberg? EA has become embroiled in the controversy surrounding behind-doors payments for coverage from YouTube video producers. Documents unearthed by NeoGaf show that EA has a program called Ronku that paid YouTubers for covering specific EA titles. It even highlights …

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Intel: "Somebody paid a lot of money" to keep Grand Theft Auto V off PC

Everyone and their dog seems to think that GTA V is heading to PC, but theories as to why it’s not yet happened are pretty varied. Perhaps the most colourful has come from Intel notebook marketing director Chris Silva who made the following forum-worthy claim to PC Gamer. Somebody paid …

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Nintendo reveals paid DLC for 3DS’ Street Pass

Paid DLC in a game integrated into Nintendo hardware? Wow, this really must be the future. Nintendo has announced that it is to release four premium upgrades to the popular Street Pass application that comes pre-installed on every 3DS. They are StreetPass Squad (shooter), StreetPass Mansion (puzzle) StreetPass Garden (sim) …

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Say what you see – Catch Phrase the best performing paid game in UK App Store charts

Cult TV quiz IP Catch Phrase is back thanks to hugely popular iOS app Classic Catch Phrase. The game is second in the UK paid iPhone charts behind chat software WhatsApp Messenger and top of the paid iPad charts. In the free listings, meanwhile, King.com’s Candy Crush Saga continues to …

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Perlman remains OnLive CEO; Company debts had reached $30-40m

Serving OnLive CEO Steve Perlman will hold onto his position at the company despite its recent collapse and rebirth. The recent transition was the hardest thing we at OnLive ever had to go through in our careers,” a statement issued to fansite OnLive Fans reads. It’s unprecedented to do what …

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APPLE APP CHARTS: Angry Chickens beats Angry Birds

Digital Minds’ Angry Chickens has become the best-selling iPhone game this week, according to the latest charts from Apple. The title beat rival Angry Birds Seasons which had to settle for No.3. Angry Chickens made it to No.2 behind WhatsApp Messenger. Chess was the best-selling iPad app this week ahead …

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MS paid for Vesperia exclusivity

A member of Namco Bandai’s European community team has admitted on Facebook that Microsoft paid for RPG title Tales of Vesperia to be an Xbox 360 exclusive outside of Japan. "Microsoft paid for the exclusivity the same way Sony paid for having Heavy Rain only on PS3," Charlotte Toci stated, …

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Paid games a hit on Windows Phone 7

Games occupy the Top 10 slots in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace’s paid applications chart, according to research from analytics firm Distimo. What’s more, with prices between $2.99 and $6.99, the chart has yet to be dominated by iOS-style 99-cent titles. Games account for 40% of the 100 most popular …

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