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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.

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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…

‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2′ Game Arrives for Mobile

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The weather forecast for your mobile device today is cloudy, with a chance of meatballs.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, the sequel to the popular animated film is set to hit theaters later this month. PlayFirst in cooperation with Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced Thursday the mobile game for the movie, an addictive arcade game featuring characters from the film.

In the movie, the same invention that caused it to rain food in the…

Chipotle’s First Mobile Game Asks Players to Fight Food Corporations

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Chipotle released its first mobile game on Thursday along with a companion short film in an effort to promote food sustainability

The film and the game center around a scarecrow in a “dystopian world” who wants to break the strong grip of big food corporations and “provide an alternative to the unsustainable processed food from the factory.” Both were developed by Moonbot Studios, a small Academy Award-winning studio, and the short film featured a song from Fiona Apple.

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How Apple’s New iPhones Will Change Mobile Gaming

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Apple’s recently unveiled iPhone 5S will sport a powerful 64-bit A7 processor — a dramatic leap from the previous model

Joining Apple execs onstage Tuesday was Donald Mustard, creative director of ChAIR Entertainment, makers of the Infinity Blade franchise. He spoke about the new phone’s potential for gaming, showing off videos from the forthcoming Infinity Blade III. Like ChAIR Entertainment, other game developers will have new opportunities in the iPhone 5S.

‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ Delivers Rare Console Quality in a Mobile Game

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First-person games are hard to create in the mobile space

The fidelity and control found when using a mouse-and-keyboard combination or a console controller’s two analog sticks can’t really be replicated on the smooth surface of a touchscreen. But these obstacles certainly haven’t stopped developers from trying

Deus Ex: The Fall [iTunes link] came out Thursday, and the iOS exclusive big-budget game attempts to bring the full console experience of the Deus Ex world to mobile — and it’s much…

‘Doodle Jump’ Leaps to Xbox Kinect

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Infinite-jumping iOS game Doodle Jump will appear on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 Friday, utilizing the Kinect motion controller to build on the ideas from the original game.

The original Doodle Jump is a huge mobile success. Originally released in the early days of the App Store, the game was ported to nearly every mobile platform, including Android, Windows Phone, Nokia Symbian, Blackberry and iPad. It has sold more than 100 million copies to date.

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‘After Earth’ Mobile Game Hits Android and iOS

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The After Earth mobile game arrives Thursday to iOS and Android, just a day before its movie namesake hits theaters.

The After Earth game is an endless runner, similar in feel to Temple Run. The game’s main character has all the tools and skills of the film’s characters, and as such, the gameplay goes beyond just running. You’ll have to glide, freefall and zipline through a variety of terrain on this far-future, desolate earth.

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