Rovio takes flight with new RETRY game

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Rovio is primarily known for their Angry Birds line of games. Their newest title, RETRY, invites players to take flight in a different manner, this time in an “8-bit jalopy of an airplane.” Rovio really plays up the retro aspects of the title, pointing out the 8-bit graphics look, the collection of coins as you work through levels, and a synthesized soundtrack.
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Finland and New Zealand are the first to get Rovio’s new Angry Birds Transformers game

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Rovio took to its official blog earlier today to announce the soft launch of its new, action-packed Angry Birds Transformers game in both Finland and New Zealand.

Following a successful launch in these two countries, the title will go live in Australia and Canada, closely followed by the United States. It will then gradually move to the rest of the world — all before Thursday, October 30.

Hit the break below to view the full gameplay trailer.


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Star Wars: Galactic Defense coming to Android later this year

star wars galactic defenseStar Wars: Galactic Defense will be coming to Android later this year, combining the Star Wars prequels with classic tower defense gameplay. The game looks entertaining enough, although it’s probably not going to be a revolutionary genre-bending game. The developer has opened early registration for gameplay information and will be giving away some free in-game items for signing up. All you need is an email address to do, and you’ll be among the first to know when the app hits the Play Store.

If Star Wars and tower defense games are two of your hobbies, you can check out some screenshots and footage of the game below.

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Samsung’s second annual Developer Conference will highlight Smart Health, Wearables, Virtual Reality and more!

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Samsung has announced that it will be holding its second annual Developer Conference this fall. The event will take place on Thursday, November 11 through Thursday, November 13 and will be held at Moscone West in downtown San Francisco where attendees can explore the ‘connected living’ concept.

More than 10 topics will be discussed at the convention during a total of 90 action-packed sessions. These sittings will be based on a variety of different themes, including Smart Health, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Mobile, Smart Home and Games.

Hit the break below to view the full press release.


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Rovio releases teaser trailer for Angry Birds Stella, will be released September 4

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Rovio’s next installment of the Angry Birds craze, Angry Birds Stella, has been announced for a September 4 launch on all major mobile platforms.

The company has released a new trailer to create some buzz before the game is released. Check it out after the break. Rovio is also rumored to be working on Angry Birds Transformers, which will come out some point later this year or possibly next year.
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Game of Thrones Ascent now available on Google Play

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If you’re a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you’ll want to check out Game of Thrones Ascent, a new mobile game that ties into the world of the show. The game, which has been previously available on the web and iOS, already has 4.5 million players, so it’s fairly popular already.

The app puts you in an immersive world full of thousands of quests and dozens of adventures, where you can create your own identity to interact with other players and characters from the Game of Thrones universe. The storylines and quests also update as the show goes on, so it creates a nice second-screen experience if you keep up with the shower weekly.
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Guardians of the Galaxy: TUW blasts into Google Play

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie is getting ready to hit movie theaters which means it is time for the cross-promotional game to hit the market. Marvel Games has met that expectation with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy: TUW to Google Play for $4.99. In a gaming world increasingly taken over by the freemium model, that price might seem a little bit steep, but consider there are no in-app purchases to be made and the developers have even gone so far as to ensure the game is playable with no Internet connection.
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Sega’s ‘Sonic Jump Fever’ set for summer launch on Android

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E3 is here, and all of the major gaming companies are beginning to announce the new titles they’ll be releasing in the next year.

SEGA today announced ‘Sonic Jump Fever,’ a new installment of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

This game is a bit more social than others before it, as it centers around beating your friends’ scores. You can chose your character and compete in vertical jumping challenges, much like Doodle Jump in the Sonic universe. There are a bunch of power-ups and boosters to collect as well as unique character abilities.

The actual release date is not known, but stay tuned for more as the beginning of summer comes closer. Hit the break for the game’s promotional video.


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Gameloft dishes details on upcoming Modern Combat 5: Blackout

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Gameloft’s Modern Combat series is one of the better known first person shooters available on mobile devices. Its combination of storylines and revolutionary mobile graphics have made the series a hit.

“Modern Combat 5: Blackout” is due to come out some point this year, but there are a lot of unknowns about the game.

However, Gameloft has provided some information today regarding the next installment of the MC series.


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