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Google won't call games with in-app purchases 'free' anymore

In an era where video games can be sold as "free-to-pay" and/or "freemium" products, it's important to know what "free" really means. A "free" game might actually cost you nothing and generate revenue purely through in-game advertising, or it might be free to download, but in-game purchases can set...

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Europe wants better safeguards on in-app iOS purchases

It appears the European Commission isn't thrilled with Apple's slow movement to provide more safeguards from accidental in-app purchases made on its devices. The administration issued a press release today discussing joint action from the firm and member states to enforce better protection for...

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper relives the series' battles for mobile

Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy Record Keeper today, a new mobile game that remixes memorable battles from the popular RPG series. The game is in development by DeNA for iOS and Android, and has players clearing dungeons that represent individual games in the Final Fantasy series. The game...

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Hyper Light Drifter dev debuts Scrabble/DDR hybrid Alphbeats

Hyper Light Drifter developer Teddy Diefenbach has launched Alphabeats, a stylish word puzzler for iOS featuring Dance Dance Revolution-styled rhythm gameplay. In Alphabeats, players slide a paddle across the bottom of the screen that grows in size as it catches falling letters. Captured...

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Free-to-play Assassin's Creed Memories announced for iOS

Ubisoft revealed today that a new free-to-play entry in its Assassin's Creed series is coming soon to Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in collaboration with mobile publishers GREE and PlayNext. Boasting gameplay that mixes "RPG, strategy and card battle elements," the upcoming Assassin's...

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Magic 2015 now available on Steam, Xbox 360, Android, Kindle

Following last week's iPad debut, virtual collectible card game Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers has now arrived on Steam, the Xbox 360, Amazon's Kindle Fire and Android devices. The 2015 installment of this annual series offers the typical sort of high-fantasy plotline fans have come to...

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Hearthstone's Naxxramas expansion begins July 22

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft single-player Adventure Mode, Curse of Naxxramas, will unleash the hounds on July 22. The 30 new Death Rattle-focused cards will be available over five weeks as sections of the game open. The price per wing is 700 gold apiece, but there are also real-money options...

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Walking Dead S2 Episode 4 gets release dates, trailer

Telltale Games revealed this morning that the snuggle-huggle fest known as The Walking Dead: Season 2 will return later this month with episode four. The current release schedule: PC and Mac worldwide, PlayStation 3 and Vita in North America: July 22 Xbox 360 worldwide and PlayStation Europe:...

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Pridefest is the gay pride parade simulator from Atari

Pridefest is the new social-sim game from Atari where players create and launch their very own gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride parade. This is the "first" of LGBT-themed games from Atari. "We will continue offering a variety of games that are inclusive for all Atari fans and...

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Tinker Bell and Stitch run wild in Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney Infinity 2.0 is getting two characters tiny in stature but big on charm: Stitch and Tinker Bell. A new trailer shows off Tink and Stitch's moves in the Toy Box, including motorcycles, gloves that shoot pink cat faces and guns that spew colors. [Image: Disney]...

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