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Solstice Arena is an inventive mobile MOBA from a surprising source

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Solstice Arena appeared on the App Store last week. It's a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game in which you choose a hero and play a top-down 3v3 match. Using various spells and abilities, you attack the op...

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Harmonix's Fantasia: Music Evolved is made of pure magic

I can name the exact moment that I fell in love with Harmonix's latest game, Fantasia: Music Evolved, at this year's E3. Periodically throughout the game, you're presented with an on-screen globe, and you can wave your hand over it to create a tune. The science of how it works isn't exactly clear (...

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PS4 pre-orders now live

After the announcement of a $399 PS4 console later this year, you may be asking yourself how you'll secure one. Well, dear friend, relax and allow us to help – several retailers are now accepting pre-orders for Sony's new console. Amazon, GameStop, GAME, Walmart and ShopTo are all taking p...

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Xbox One now available for pre-order at several retailers

If an MSRP of $499.99 isn't too rich for your blood, good news: several online retailers are now offering pre-orders on Microsoft's Xbox One console. Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, ShopTo, and GAME have started taking orders on Microsoft's new console, which will ship at a to-be-announced date this No...

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Indie demos Ouya in UK Game store: Positive reactions, poor pre-orders

The Ouya remains a gray area in terms of profit for developers – it's still technically not available to the public, though plenty of Kickstarter backers and indies have consoles. To test out the Ouya's potential, real-world audience, UK developer James Coote took his dev kit to a local Game ...

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Xbox One pre-orders, info lists live via Game, Amazon, Microsoft Store

We don't know when it's coming out, but the Xbox One is available for pre-order at European retailers Game and Zavvi. It's also up for "pre-order notifications" on Amazon, the Microsoft Store, GameStop and Best Buy. Best Buy's ad lists the Xbox One with a "holiday 2013" release window, though all w...

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EA developing Frostbite Go mobile game engine for iOS and Android

EA has published a website for its Frostbite graphical engine, and text on the website mentions the existence of a project called Frostbite Go, which EA describes as "a mobile division empowering EA game developers with Frostbite's proven excellent workflows and features to bring true Frostbite exp...

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Rayman Legends visits 'Ocean World,' UK pre-order goodies revealed [update: NA too]

By now, you should realize that the latest Rayman Legends trailer needs no introduction. You should just watch it. Okay, if you really need further incentive, the spies of 4th Echelon make a cameo. Sort of. Meanwhile, Ubisoft has also announced the UK pre-order bonuses for the game, exclusive ...

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Crowdfunded 'My Carnival' is a video game designed to help children with cystic fibrosis

AccessAble Games has announced a new campaign to raise funds for a free video game designed to help children with cystic fibrosis learn how to perform their breathing exercises correctly. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that requires daily physiotherapy training, and while experts say there ar...

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UK retailer GAME launches 'Free2Play' portal with EA

UK-based retailer GAME has partnered with Electronic Arts to launch Free2Play, an online portal that serves up a collection of free browser-based PC games. Free2Play currently offers EA's strategy-MMO Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, medieval role-playing game Lord of Ultima, and the raci...

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