Namco Bandai: “Freemium model does not work for high-quality games”

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Namco Bandai, the name behind Android games such as PAC-MAN and Flight Control,  has come out in opposition of the freemium model that is becoming popular among mobile apps.  More specifically, they believe that it’s not possible to sustain a business model using this method so long as ...

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Each Kindle Fire generating more than $100 in additional revenue for Amazon

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We’ve learned that even though the Kindle Fire sells for only $199.99 it actually costs slightly more than that to manufacture and sell them.  What normally sounds a little bit silly – selling devices for a loss – is actually turning out to be rather profitable for Amazon. ...

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LG and Capcom Hosting an Android based Street Fighter IV Tournament – 1/14

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Are you an Android gamer who lives in the LA area and want to win $10,000 AND/OR a trip to Korea? You will have the chance to compete in this tournament in just a few days!

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Qualcomm’s GameCommand ready for Android Market debut

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Qualcomm has all but wrapped up work on their answer to NVIDIA’s TegraZone and expect to open the doors next week.  Dropping in the Android Market on January 10th (first day of CES), Snapdragon GameCommand will give consumers and gamers a quick way to find Snapdragon optimized, featured ...

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Christmas-themed update arrives for Sega’s Fallen Realms

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Do you have what it takes to help Santa get his red suit back so he can deliver presents on Christmas?  Sega’s Fallen Realms has been updated to include a new campaign for Christmas which can help players earn new special in-game items.  The turn-based combat game features mystic relics, ...

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Guns’n'Glory gets 20 new levels with Nevada, Alaska campaigns

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  HandyGames has announced that they’ve updated their popular Wild West defense game, Guns’n’Glory, with twenty new levels spread across two states.  If you’ve already downloaded the game then you’ll soon notice the Alaska and Nevada update complete with new bandit units - the ...

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Nielsen provides insight into app popularity by age

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Nielsen has released a new set of data which looks at the popularity of Android applications across various age groups.  What does the study tell us?  Well, for starters, Facebook is the most popular application no matter how old you might be.  Beating other hot games and apps like Angry Birds, ...

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Santa Dash helps pass the time this holiday season

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Smarter Apps has announced Santa Dash, just in time for the holidays. Check it out!

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Google celebrates 10 billion Android downloads with 10 days of 10¢ apps!

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The number of apps and games being downloaded in the Android Market continues to shoot skyward, growing at a rate of more than 1 billion per month.  Google, in celebrating ten billion Android downloads to date, have announced that they will be offering 10 apps per day at only 10¢ a piece. ...

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Fling a Thing flings its way to Android

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Big Blue Bubble, developers of Burn the Rope and its successor, have released their next Android game this week with the arrival of Fling a Thing.  Players are in charge of flinging a ‘thing’ upwards as you try to collect bubbles and clear the screen.  There are seven characters and ...

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Seal Force fights to rid the ocean of toxic neon krill!

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Designed for players of all ages, new Android game arrives on December 15th.

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YoYo Games announces platform puzzler Rick O’Shea

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YoYo Games today released their next Android-based game, the platform puzzler Rick O’Shea.  Featuring more than 120 levels, 30 achievements, 12 mini-games, and more, Rick O’Shea is the first freemium title to come from YoYo Games.  The game itself is free to download for Android ...

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Beta Test This: Flash-based minigames app from ThumbPark

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ThumbPark needs your help with their app! They're looking for beta testers to pick out the bugs in their minigames platform, and they're giving away a Galaxy Tab 10.1 to one lucky tester.

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HeroCraft announces Scrubs game for early December [VIDEO]

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HeroCraft today announced a new game based around the popular television series Scrubs, tapping it with an early December release.  Players will assume the role of a young intern as they partake in detective story involving all the familiar characters of Sacred Heart hospital.  Described as a ...

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Sprinkle now available for Android 2.3+ devices

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An update to the popular fire-fighting game Sprinkle allows for play on all Android 2.3+ devices, including many tablets. Available in the Android Market, the game is billed as a “water-physics based puzzler”.  We bill it as downright addictive.  Like Shadowgun, the title was ...

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