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Apps earn more than $10 billion in App Store revenue in 2014

Mobile marketplaces can feel dramatically over-saturated, but lest you wonder if developers are even chasing a worthwhile audience in that space, Apple has shed some light on just how much cash is in play: Developers earned more than $10 billion in revenue across the App Store's 24 software catego...

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Joystiq Deals: Apple Watch giveaway

A watch that only tells time is so 16th century. Nowadays there are watches that can tell time, connect to the Internet, count our steps, even take our phone calls. Such is the case with the upcoming Apple Watch, which Joystiq Deals would like to give to you for free. To earn a shot at winning t...

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iPad version of Papers, Please to get nudity restored in update

Papers, Please arrived on iPad this week, but an initial build depicting nudity when players searched the bodies of travelers was rejected by Apple on the grounds of containing "pornographic content." That decision appears to have been reversed however – developer Lucas Pope recently tweeted...

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Monument Valley, Threes! receive Apple year-end awards

It's the year of the puzzler on mobile, as Apple awards the numerical master class of Threes! and visually luxe Monument Valley with game of the year nods. The gorgeous platformer Leo's Fortune was the runner-up iPhone game of the year. If these awards seem like deja vu, that's because these gam...

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Barely Related: Hoaxes and True Detective cast lists

Happy weekending, folks! Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of this as your casual week...

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Joystiq Deals: Enter to win a new iPhone 6

If you don't have a spare $600 to spend on a new iPhone 6, don't worry, Joystiq Deals has you covered. For the next two months, we're hosting a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will take home a $600 Apple Store gift card to spend on the iPhone 6 of their choice. No purchase is necessary to ent...

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EA has two teams prototyping Apple Watch game experiences

Apple revealed its new piece of wearable tech yesterday, a watch with a touchscreen, fitness apps and all sorts of other smart device functionality. Among the possibilities with the Apple Watch are gaming applications; EA has confirmed it is actively investigating, and was listed among the develope...

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Game devs on board with the iPhone 6, Apple Watch

Apple unveiled its shiny new toys at a conference today, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and iOS 8. A lineup of game developers are already signed on to play around with Apple's new chip, the A8, which supports 64-bit and is 50 percent more energy efficient than the A7...

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Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies handles its first case on iOS pro bono

Courtroom drama adventure game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies has arrived on iOS and following our unveiling earlier this week Capcom contacted us to outline the game's episodic pricing scheme. If you visit the App Store, you'll find Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies features a "Free" ...

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Valiant Hearts storms iOS in September

Ubisoft's Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a critically-adored tale of love, loss and the horrors of warfare, will reach the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on September 4. Though the game drops players into the trench warfare of World War I with all the explosions and destruction that setting would s...

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