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'Pancake' is the new addictive time-waster to replace Flappy Bird

A new game rising in the App Store could steal Flappy Bird's crown with its simple but incredibly addictive premise of flipping pancakes with the phone to earn points and better pancake toppings.

Minecraft to be given free to every school in Northern Ireland

Every secondary school in Northern Ireland is to receive free copies of the massively popular computer game Minecraft after the title was recognised for its unique educational potential and ability to teach children about the world.

Nintendo has a new plan: Mobile games and new consoles

During a press conference today, Nintendo revealed that it is finally going to enter the mobile gaming market in partnership with DeNA, releasing games featuring Nintendo characters to smartphones. A new console, "Project NX", is also in the works.

New Cryptolocker variant targets gamers by encrypting game files

A new version of the Cryptolocker malware has found its way onto the Internet. Named TeslaCrypt, this time gamers are the target as files of several major games are encrypted and locked down with players held to ransom for their unlock.

Game treatment for lazy eye patients created by Ubisoft

Ubisoft SA, the developer behind games such as Assassin's Creed, is releasing another game that is aimed at tackling lazy eye.

Some special editions of Monopoly contain real bank notes

It has been revealed that some special anniversary editions of the popular capitalistic board game Monopoly contain real money in place of the fictitious fake paper notes normally used. One set contains over 20,000 euros.

Microsoft unveils Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One; Ford GT stars

Microsoft has publicly revealed the next installment in its Forza Motorsport Xbox racing series. The sixth major addition to the long-running franchise accompanied by the spin-off Forza Horizon, it is expected to launch at some point this year.

Cool last-minute holiday deals: Xbox One bundles at $299

As the last few frantic hours of Christmas shopping for friends and family take hold, American retailers are slashing the prices of Xbox One console bundles to under $300, comparable to Black Friday.

Major online games providers hit by DDOS attacks

Many major gaming services were forced offline yesterday by what is suspected to be a targeted DDOS attack on the companies involved.

Selfie and bromance among words added to Scrabble dictionary

A new Scrabble dictionary will be published on August 11, and it will include words such as bromance, selfie, hashtag and fracking.

Metallica performs national anthem at San Francisco Giants game

San Francisco - Multi-Grammy winning heavy metal band Metallica played the national anthem at San Francisco's AT&T park on Friday, May 16.

Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery

Los Angeles - World number one Tiger Woods won't give up on his quest to break Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors despite undergoing back surgery which means he will miss the Masters.

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in 26 more countries

Washington - Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony."On the heels of the most successful Xbox launch in history, we continue to be b...

Lego to build on movie success, tackle globalisation challenge

Billund - With record sales and a hit movie expected to propel them further, Lego could be expected to bask in its successful turnaround, but the Danish maker of colourful toy blocks is pressing ahead to face the challenges of globalisation.Last month, the world...

Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One

Washington - Tech titan Microsoft -- which has struggled to keep pace with Sony and its PlayStation 4 -- is pinning its hopes on a new action video game, ironically named "Titanfall."The highly anticipated game for the new generation Xbox One console lands this wee...

Ubisoft to unleash 'Watch Dogs' video game in May

San Francisco - Ubisoft said Thursday that it will unleash hacker-themed video game "Watch Dogs" on May 27 in what could turn a disappointing launch delay into a smart marketing move.Shares in the publicly traded French company took a hit when it announced that "Watch...

The science behind our Flappy Bird addiction

There is a formula behind those simple and addictive games that bring us back again and again to beat our original high scores.

TopFinds: Cold damaging grapes, the rise and fall of Flappy Bird

Read about the extremely cold weather in Ontario hurting Ontario grape production. Find out why the smartphone game Flappy Bird caused such major buzz. Why are activists in India facing a lawsuit by Dow? Learn more in this week's TopFinds.

Finnish start-up Supercell reports stellar game rise

Helsinki - Finnish computer game maker Supercell reported on Wednesday a huge leap in sales in 2013, multiplying its annual revenue by eight, thanks to two best-selling games.Founded in 2010, the start-up said in a statement that its revenue in 2013 amounted to 6...

Flappy Bird player 'beats' the game as developer deletes the app

A Flappy Bird player may have finally found a way to "beat" the infuriatingly difficult game just as its developer removes the app from sale, saying he wishes to "live in peace."

Zynga deals for animation firm in rebound effort

San Francisco - Zynga announced Thursday it was buying mobile game and animation firm NaturalMotion for $527 million in a fresh reboot effort for the struggling social games pioneer.

Nintendo boss to halve pay after profit dives

Tokyo - The head of Nintendo said Wednesday he would slash his salary in half after announcing a 30 percent dive in nine-month profit on weak demand for its new Wii U console as gamers are enticed by cheap, downloadable games for mobiles.

Google makes the world a playboard for Legos

San Francisco - Google on Tuesday began letting Lego lovers build with virtual color blocks in its Chrome web browser and then give creations homes in online maps of the real world.

Nintendo shares dive on loss warning

Tokyo - Nintendo shares plunged nearly 19 percent Monday before recouping most of those losses after the Japanese gaming giant warned it would slip back into the red on poor sales of its Wii U game console.

Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target

Tokyo - Nintendo on Friday warned it would swing back into the red this fiscal year as the Japanese gaming giant slashed its sales target for the Wii U console, blaming poor sales over the key holiday season.

Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling

San Francisco - The Google lab behind augmented reality game "Ingress" is teaming with HarperCollins Publishers and top author James Frey for an Internet age adventure in storytelling.

SimCity coming down from the 'cloud'

San Francisco - Hugely popular SimCity will be coming down from the cloud, letting fans play the rich world simulation game without needing to be connected to the Internet.

China lifts ban on video games

The Chinese government have decided to lift the ban on foreign games consoles that was introduced in the country 14 years ago.

Entire holiday dinner layered in a tin can

As the saying goes, you can't have your cake and eat it too. However, with a new product from a video game retailer in the UK, you can now have your new game and eat a holiday dinner too.

How game theory can help you win 71 Price is Right games

A Slate writer published a "cheat sheet" on how to boost your odds at winning on the U.S. game show The Price is Right. Ben Blatt applied principles of game theory—the science of decision-making—to 71 current pricing games.
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