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Pitfall! Now Available On the Play Store

There’s just something about playing classic titles on our small devices these days, although some titles are best left in our memories. The latest game to grace our mobile devices is Pitfall! Well-known console software developer, Activision, has taken the 30 year old title and has breathed new life into it with an all new look and gameplay sure to appease fans of the classic while also in hopes of gaining a few new fans. Now, time to explain to your little one what an Atari 2600 was. Grab it via the Store link below.

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Spacetime Studios In Giving Mood, Updates Arcane Legends MMORPG

‘Tis the season for giving. Arcane Legends’ developer is feeling a bit generous and wants to give owners of the recently released MMORPG an update just in time for all of that holiday downtime. We aren’t talking about just slapping some Santa hats on the characters either. To begin with, players will now see a level-cap of 21. Players will also be greeted with five new dungeons to explore, a new loot chest to unlock above level 16, and new achievements along with a weapons-type shakeup for each class. There are also numerous holiday-themed goodies but we’ll leave that for you to explore and find. You may want to jump on it though as the holiday-themed goodies end – you guessed it – when the holidays wind down.

Gameloft’s 2013 game lineup leaked?

Good news for Gameloft fans or gaming fans in general. Gameloft, one of the most well-known game developer/publishers, had its 2013 game lineup leaked last night. While we can get a pretty good idea without the list of what to expect based on their history, this leak seems all but definitive. Among the games slated for a 2013 release are: A new Asphalt game, a new Dungeon Hunter title, a new Gangstar title, and a new Order & Chaos game. Additionally we’ll see another Brothers in Arms game, Modern Combat 5, and a totally different FPS game will be introduced. Interestingly, a N.O.V.A. title wasn’t listed but perhaps the ‘new’ FPS mentioned will take its place, or will it possibly be a spin-off? Regardless, the gaming front looks nice for 2013 from Gameloft. Now, if we can only get an update on the availability of Modern Combat 4 on the Play Store…

source:  DroidGamers

Validation issues force Rockstar to pull Grand Theft Auto: Vice City from Play Store

Rockstar Games announced it would bring the 10th anniversary edition of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to the Play Store on December 6th, and they did. Unfortunately due to some weird errors, they’ve had to pull it right after getting it up. There appears to be some validation issues with the application, and Rockstar is aware of them:

We’re aware that some users have attempted to download Vice City: 10th Anniversary Edition from the Google Play Store and have experienced validation errors.

Just to be clear: the game is not available for Android devices just yet, and if you’re seeing it listed on the Store then this is an error, and you shouldn’t attempt to download it. We’ll keep you up to date and let you know as soon as the game is live and available to purchase.

Not good news, but hopefully the issue gets resolved sooner rather than later.

source: Computer and Video Games

Over half of all application revenue comes from top 25 developers, according to reports

According to some research recently done by Canalys, the distribution of wealth from app sales is pretty heavily skewed towards the top. According to their findings, a group of the top 25 developers rake in about 50% of all money made through Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. They reportedly made $60 million over a 20-day period at the start of November 2012. Even more interesting is that 24 of the top 25 are game developers. (Pandora was the 25th with its radio application) Read more

OUYA developer consoles begin shipping December 28th

It appears as though the highly anticipated and long-awaited OUYA consoles have officially been given a firm ship date of December 28th today, in addition to the news that the console’s SDK, dubbed “ODK”, would be available later that very same day. This announcement means Kickstarter backers can expect to receive the device “within a couple days” of the 28th, effectively kicking off their new year with a bang.

Production units are still expected to ship some time in March of next year, though the company has yet to announce an official release date. On the software side of things, users can expect to set up their units, including account activations by Christmas day. For the full run-down, be sure to hit the source link below.

Source: OUYA

Aliens vs Predator: Evolution Android game surfaces again

Back in August, Fox Entertainment and game developer Angry Mob Games announced that they’d be teaming up to bring an Aliens vs. Predator (AVP) game to Android. Since that announcement, they’ve managed to release a Predator-only game, however we’ve yet to see the AVP game that they promised, until now. Today the dev team is showing off the eye-catching title. The game will utilize the Unity3D game engine, which if you’re familiar with the team’s recent Predator game, you know it’ll look pretty sweet. The game will be story based in which you’ll get the chance to play as both the Predator and an Alien. We were looking forward to seeing this game by the end of this year, however it’s now slated for the first quarter of 2013. Hit the break for the full list of game details.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hits Google Play on December 6th for its 10th anniversary

 

Today Rockstar Games announced Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition will be coming to iOS and Android on December 6th, priced at $4.99. This is almost exactly a year after they released Grand Theft Auto III on the Play Store. The Anniversary Edition will keep all of the gameplay elements of the original, including native high-res graphics, but also adds a few things unique to the mobile version, such as updated character models and lighting and an improved aiming and targeting system.

Like last time around, Rockstar released a list of phones that will be capable of running GTA, as it’s definitely a bit more demanding that Angry Birds. The Nexus 4s and Note 2s will be fine, but be sure to hit the break below to find out if you’ll be able to get your hands on this game in December. Read more

SHADOWGUN: DeadZone leaves beta, brings epic multiplayer action to all

Madfinger Games’ epic new multiplayer shooter SHADOWGUN: DeadZone has officially left beta today following a brief stint in public beta. The recently released sequel offers some of the most impressive graphics we’ve seen on a mobile title, and its complex and robust gameplay make it a compelling option for any avid gamer.

Of course players can earn perks as they battle their enemies, ultimately allowing for a great deal of customization and equipment variability. What’s better is that the game’s multiplayer mode isn’t just any boring 1V1 duel. Instead, gamers will be placed in 12-player tactical matches, complete with rankings and voice support, effectively matching console-like offerings.

Unfortunately, the game falls into the “freemium” category, so you’ll most likely be forced to make an in-app purchase at some point. Regardless, SHADOWGUN: DeadZone is an incredible mobile game definitely worth trying out.  Be sure to catch the official launch video, as well as the Play Storedownload link after the break. Read more