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Taylor Swift is ready to cash in with her own mobile game

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If you thought the rash of celebrity-inspired mobile games was going to slow anytime soon, it seems we aren’t out of the woods yet.

Taylor Swift will turn her likeness into a mobile game in a partnership with Glu Mobile, the same company responsible for blockbuster Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. There are no other details about the game; Glu only said it and Swift had entered a “multi-year partnership” and the game will be out at the end of 2016.

Taylor Swift is ready to cash in with her own mobile game

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If you thought the rash of celebrity-inspired mobile games was going to slow anytime soon, it seems we aren’t out of the woods yet.

Taylor Swift will turn her likeness into a mobile game in a partnership with Glu Mobile, the same company responsible for blockbuster Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. There are no other details about the game; Glu only said it and Swift had entered a “multi-year partnership” and the game will be out at the end of 2016.

Atari’s LGBTQ-friendly mobile game misses what Pride is actually about

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The LGBTQ community loves parades, color and fun.

That’s about all you’ll learn from Atari’s new game PrideFest, a mobile game that bills itself as a celebration of the LGBTQ community. The social-simulation game has players take on mayorship of a gray, derelict city, which they’ll need to revitalize by adding more “fun” and “color.”

The main way to do that? Stage Pride Parades around the city to boost stats of the surrounding buildings. Once those buildings are leveled up (and you’ll know…

Activision Blizzard will pay $5.9 billion for Candy Crush maker

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One of the largest names in video games has made a huge move to beef up its mobile gaming division.

Activition Blizzard announced Monday it plans to pay a handsome $5.9 billion to acquire King Digital Entertainment, the creator of the popular game Candy Crush Saga.

Activision will keep King independent, led by its current CEO Riccardo Zacconi. The new parent will get King at $18 a share — a deal, compared with the $22.50 per share for King’s initial public offering last year.

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9 Halloween mobile games that go bump in the night

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Many game designers like to explore themes that are a natural fit for Halloween. Whether you like to be genuinely scared or if you’re a bit of a ‘fraidy cat, there are some wonderful titles that will get you in the spirit for ghosts, goblins and all other Halloween goodies. And after all, you’ll need to find a way to kill time between trick or treaters on Saturday

The good news is that if you’ve got your phone handy, there are plenty of options for great spooky entertainment. Here are nine…

Personalized Mii avatars will invade your smartphone in Nintendo’s first mobile game

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Nintendo’s first mobile game stars a very familiar character: you.

Or rather, the cartoon version you make of yourselfMiitomo, announced late Wednesday night at a press conference in Kyoto, Japan, will feature personalized avatars familiar to anyone who has owned a Wii, Wii U or 3DS handheld

According to details from the Wall Street Journal, the only English-speaking outlet to cover the press conference live, Miitomo

The makers of Angry Birds just gave Bejeweled a Shakira makeover

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Just when you thought the wave of celebrity-created apps had passed, Shakira graces us with her own game.

In a conversation with Refinery29, she explains the story behind the app, Love Rocks starring Shakira, and also (FINALLY) settles the iPhone v. Android debate.

Love Rocks is no groundbreaking app. The singer teamed up with Rovio Entertainment, the team behind Angry Birds, to create what is basically another version of Bejeweled. Link…

The makers of Angry Birds just gave Bejeweled a Shakira makeover

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Just when you thought the wave of celebrity-created apps had passed, Shakira graces us with her own game.

In a conversation with Refinery29, she explains the story behind the app, Love Rocks starring Shakira, and also (FINALLY) settles the iPhone v. Android debate.

Love Rocks is no groundbreaking app. The singer teamed up with Rovio Entertainment, the team behind Angry Birds, to create what is basically another version of Bejeweled. Link…

6 breakout mobile games of the summer

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Most of you probably spent the past few months relaxing by the pool, or playing tennis, or enjoying other classic summer activities. But even so, this season was no time to slack off from mobile gaming.

Tons of new titles hit the App Store and Google Play charts this summer, many of them bringing innovative, smart and downright fun gaming time to smartphones and tablets

So before you head back to classes or work, take…

‘Angry Birds’ maker Rovio plans to refocus on games after layoffs

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Angry Birds maker Rovio announced Wednesday that it’s laying off up to 260 people, a result of the company trying to do “too many things” in the last few years.

The restructuring, according to Rovio CEO Pekka Rantala, will allow the company to focus on three core projects: “creating magnificent gaming experiences,” “producing an amazing animation movie” and “delighting our fans with great products.”

The only department…