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5 Tips For Dipping Your Toe Into ‘Hearthstone’

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Hearthstone, a digital card game featuring the characters of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, has quickly become a sensation. While the free game has been out on Mac and PC for sometime, it’s taken off on iPad. In less than a year, the title has maintained a steady number of downloads in the U.S., hovering around rank 100 for all games and within the top 20 for card games, according to data from App Annie

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These 8 Popular Games Totally Kill Your Phone Battery

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It’s all fun and games until your smartphone battery dies

Whether you’re passing time or procrastinating, mobile games offer endless hours of entertainment. But with advanced graphics, special effects and more, games can sharply cut your device’s battery life and quietly eat up your data plan.

From Angry Birds to Candy Crush Saga, many of the culprits include games we all love and play regularly — especially when we keep them running…

5 Types of Games We’d Love to See on an Apple Watch

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When the Apple Watch was announced, its creators touted its potential for expanding communication, health tracking, navigation and more. But what wasn’t mentioned was its potential impact on gaming.

Gaming may not be an obvious vertical for wearables due to the small screen size, but there are certainly fun ideas that the always-with-you technology presents. And while we know Apple’s smartwatch is already entering a crowded field of similar devices, its announcement Tuesday was one many in…

An ‘Honest’ Take on Your Candy Crush Addiction

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Candy Crush addicts, consider this an intervention

If your Candy Crush Saga addiction has led you to some dark places in life (perhaps depleting your bank account for extra lives), you may find that this honest trailer by YouTube channel Smosh Games rings true

Nope? Not you? Well, maybe you’ll find at least some entertainment in this video’s Kardashian references; it calls Candy Crush “the Kardashian of video games.” Yikes

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An ‘Honest’ Take on Your Candy Crush Addiction

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Candy Crush addicts, consider this an intervention

If your Candy Crush Saga addiction has led you to some dark places in life (perhaps depleting your bank account for extra lives), you may find that this honest trailer by YouTube channel Smosh Games rings true

Nope? Not you? Well, maybe you’ll find at least some entertainment in this video’s Kardashian references; it calls Candy Crush “the Kardashian of video games.” Yikes

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Can an iPhone Game Make You a Better Dancer?

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It may not cure your two left feet, but it can certainly do what few other mobile games do: get you moving with a partnerBounden is one of the most unique iOS games ever released, and it’s available in the App Store as of Wednesday.

Bounden asks two people to put one thumb on the same phone, and try to move an object into a rotating target. That movement usually results in a twisting, turning dance. It might be easier to show you how it’s done:

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Play This: Sonically Pleasing Puzzler ‘Monument Valley’ Will Break Your Brain

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Mobile games often can be described as quick, addictive, frenetic. They don’t take a lot of time, and you can play them in line at the grocery store.

The iOS game Monument Valley

Twitch Changes the Mobile Game With Live Streaming

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Twitch has announced the first ever mobile game to feature its live streaming functionality.

Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne — a mobile arcade racing game where players race against AI or other players — for iOS is getting the honor. The mobile streamer will be able to utilize most of the same hosting features available on PC and consoles like the Xbox One and the PS4, including broadcasting voice and video for commentary purposes and using the built-in microphone and front-facing camera of…

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Top Mobile Puzzle Game ‘Threes’ Is Now on Android

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If they don’t want to be left out of the sliding, number-based puzzle fun, Android owners can now download Threes from the Google Play Store as of Wednesday afternoon. Though they’d better be prepared to not want to do anything else for a while

Threes is a puzzle game where players slide tiles across the board to combine them into larger numbers. With the exception of numbers 1 and 2, each tile is a multiple of 3 and a combination of two matching numbers. The goal is to get your tiles to…

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By Playing This Game, You Deliver Bikes in Africa

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One company is taking a different approach to gamifying charity: by playing a game on your iPhone, you provide transportation to people in Africa

The Global Gaming Initiative uses popular mobile game genres to create games that “make play purposeful.” The company’s first game, Sidekick Cycle, provides people in poor regions in Africa with bikes, through a partnership with charity World Bicycle Relief.

Sidekick Cycle, which was released last week…