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Flappy Bird may rise again, creator says

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The Vietnamese creator of Flappy Bird says he’s thinking of resurrecting the smash-hit free game that he abruptly took offline a month ago — albeit with a warning about its addictive qualities.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

How Candy Crush, Angry Birds get your money

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They are free to download, fun to play, and fiendishly addictive: mobile games like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds and Clash of Clans want to get you hooked, then get your money.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Candy Crush tempts investors with sweet success

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Candy Crush is out to tempt investors with the sweet taste of success while avoiding the sourness left in the mouths of those who bit into social game maker Zynga.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Game over for Flappy Bird

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The young Vietnamese creator of hit mobile game Flappy Bird has removed it from the App Store and Google Play saying it ruined his life.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Candy Crush developer defends trademarking ‘Candy’

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The British videogame maker behind Candy Crush Saga, the madly addictive game played by millions of people each day, has defended its decision to trademark the word “Candy” in the European Union.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Blast from the past: 1970s games revived on Internet

Games collector Rene Meyer holds an Atari Lynx game console from the year 1989 at the Games Convention computer games fair  in Leipzig, eastern Germany. AFP FILE PHOTO

For those old enough to remember console games like “Asteroids” or “Red Baron,” from the 1970s and 1980s: the games are back.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

NY man’s 10,607 video games secure Guinness title

In this Sept. 1, 2013 photo provided by Brianna Blank, Michael Thomasson poses in the basement of his suburban Buffalo home, where he stores his collection of video games.  Thomasson is featured in the just-released “Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition,” for having the largest collection of video games, 10,607. The number bests the previous record holder, Richard Lecce of Florida, who had 8,616 games in 2010. AP

Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at the age of 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Review: Xbox One a great game player and more

This Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, the Microsoft Xbox One console is on display at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas. At a recent demonstration of the Xbox One during the first week of November, the successor to the popular Xbox 360 which is set for release Nov. 22, 2013, required several commands to be duplicated in order to pop up on screen. AP

What is the Xbox One? If you’re a video-game aficionado, you know the answer, it’s Microsoft’s latest game console, and it arrives in North America and Europe on Friday. To gamers, Xbox means cutting-edge adventures such as “Halo” and “Gears of War,” and well as the brand that brought online competition to the masses through Xbox Live.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Gamers snap up first deliveries of PS4 game console

Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Andrew House introduces the new PlayStation 4 at the Sony PlayStation E3 media briefing in Los Angeles, Monday, June 10, 2013. Sony is giving gamers their first look at the PlayStation 4 and it's a rectangular black box, just like all the previous PlayStations. AP/Jae C. Hong

The wait nearly over, Casey Karch was ready to get his hands on one of the first PlayStation 4 game consoles set to be released Friday.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

A look at what next-next-gen games could offer

In this video game image released by Valve, a scene is shown from the teleporting puzzle game "Portal 2." Games that bend the rules of space and time were among the topics discussed at the Game Developers Conference Next at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Nov. 5-7, 2013. AP

The next generation of gaming is nearly here, but what about the generation after that one?

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Angry Birds Star Wars II app tops download charts

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The latest instalment of the Angry Birds video game series from Finnish game maker Rovio topped download rankings Thursday on its release in several Western countries.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nintendo chief who built gaming empire dies at 85

In this Friday, June 12, 1992 file photo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, then-president of Japan's Nintendo Co., answers questions during a news conference after he won the final approval to buy the Seattle Mariners at the company's head office in Kyoto, western Japan. Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died of pneumonia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2013. He was 85. AP

Hiroshi Yamauchi, credited with transforming Nintendo from a family-owned Japanese business into a global byword for video games, died Thursday from pneumonia. He was 85.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

PH records highest download for games, apps, says survey

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The Philippines has recorded the highest download for games and apps (applications) among countries in Southeast Asia, according to a recent survey that provides a regional and country-specific insight into mobile Internet usage.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Infotech,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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