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Flappy Bird is generating $50k in ad revenue every day

The chances are that by now you’ve probably heard of Flappy Bird It’s a basic (but seemingly addictive) mobile game that’s been consuming users’ lives having dominated the top of the App Store and Google Play for the past month. It’s sudden rise to popularity is particularly interesting considering it …

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Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Data from Futuresource Consulting Research has revealed tremendous growth in the smartphone market throughout 2013. The firm says that global smartphone shipments grew 43 per cent last year, hitting 1.02bn units. Tablet shipments, meanwhile, grew 57 per cent to 243m units, with 90m units being shipped in the quarter ending …

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Nintendo plans to break away from gaming; Wii U price cut "not an option"; Smartphone service revealed

You’ve likely read dozens of different editorials this past month predicting what the future might bring for Nintendo. Some said it must expand onto smartphones. Others insisted that new IP is the key. Or that a Wii U price cut is essential. A few even still believe that the problem …

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New RoboCop film gets free-to-play smartphone tie-in

Glu Mobile has released a RoboCop game on iOS that ties in to next month’s movie return for the Detroit law enforcer. An android version is due for release on January 15th. The game is free-to-play and takes the form of a cover shooter in which the resurrected Alex Murphy …

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UPDATED: Next-gen Hitman cancelled, but series lives on

The online profile of a developer working on IO’s next-gen Hitman game claims the game has been cancelled. Videogamer spotted the news on the LinkedIn profile of senior game designer lists the game as having been cancelled last year. The profile of a second IO member now suggests that an …

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FIFA 14 notches up 26m mobile downloads

The iOS and Android release for FIFA 14 has been downloaded over 26m times, EA has revealed. It’s the first time the series has been released as a free-to-play title. It’s unknown how that sales performance compares to its premium 2.99-priced predecessor. For comparison Pocket Gamer reports that the console …

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Doctor Who Legacy confirmed for iOS

The rumoured Doctor Who iOS game is real and is locked onto our spacetime coordinates. The game was murmured about last week but is now the recipient of an official Facebook page that confirms its name as Doctor Who Legacy. It carries a picture of the Doctor’s famous Tardis. Eagle-eyed …

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