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10.04.12

Rovio has returned to once again dominate your mobile screens with the newest follow up to the “Angry Birds” franchise. With a new focus and new gameplay mechanics, does “Bad Piggies” measure up to “Angry Birds”? Let’s find out as we review "Bad Piggies" on the iPhone. 

09.14.12

2K Sports has partnered with USA Basketball to feature both the star-studded 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team and the 1992 “Dream Team” in NBA 2K13. The new installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise will finally answer the question of which team is better. 2K Sports Chris Snyder explains how a phone call from Jay Z made this deal happen in the exclusive video interview below.

09.14.12

Electronic Arts gave attendees at the Apple iPhone  press conference at the Yerba Buena Center the first live demo ofReal Racing 3, its forthcoming title for iOS. Real Racing 3, which is developed by the EA Firemonkeys studio, will bring the ultimate racing experience to iPhone 5 later this year, taking full advantage of its brilliant 4" Retina display and enhanced graphics capabilities and processing power, making it one of the sharpest, most exciting ways to experience the premier racing game. Rob Murray, Executive Producer at the EA Firemonkeys studio, talks about the new driving game in the exclusive video interview below.

09.12.12

SAN FRANCISCO -- With the introduction of the new Apple iPhone 5 today with its larger 4-inch 1136 x 640 16:9 widescreen Retina Display and faster A6 processor, gamers will be in for a real treat when it comes to mobile gaming on the new phone with EA Studios' Rob Murray claiming that users will see "full console quality" 3D graphics on the iPhone 5's larger screen. Murray showed off Real Racing 3 to show off the better graphics on the iPhone 5. This will all be enhanced by new sRGB rendering which bring 40% better color saturation for rich colors and the 326ppi Retina Display.

09.12.12

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple today introduced the next generation of its iPhone family with the iPhone 5. The Apple iPhone 5 will sport a taller 4-inch 326 ppi (pixels per inch) Retina Display screen with a 1136 x 640 resolution. The screen also features better color saturation with full sRGB rendering. The phone weighs in at 112 grams, which is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S and is 7.6mm thick, which is 18% thinner. The biggest news on the iPhone 5 announcement though is the addition of 4G LTE with a maximum throughput of 100Mbps, which will be available at Sprint, AT&T and Verizon.

09.04.12

With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions kicking this year's election season into high gear, the video game industry is bolstering public engagement and awareness around the upcoming presidential election. Game designers, developers and publishers are teaming up with voter-turnout organizations, and encouraging Americans to exercise their voting rights.

08.31.12

Industry newcomer Spectre Media has released a new video game based on Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions' Starship Troopers: Invasion. Executive produced by Casper Van Dien (Johnny Rico from Starship Troopers, Starship Troopers: Marauder) and Ed Neumeier (writer Starship Troopers and Starship Troopers: Marauder); produced by Joseph Chou of Sola Digital; and directed by Shinji Aramaki (Halo Legends), the game delves further into the new CGI reboot. The men behind the new movie talk about the game in the exclusive video interview below.

08.23.12

NVIDIA Tegra 3 device owners will be getting an enhanced version of Phosphor Games new action adventure game, Horn, which was selected by Zynga as a premiere title in its mobile developers program. Based loosely on the Old English tales of King Horn, gamers will play as a young blacksmith's apprentice named Horn, who is the key to saving his kingdom from an evil curse that’s turned his village into monsters. Chip Sineni, director at Phosphor Games Studio, explains how Tegra 3 makes this beautiful game more breathtaking and exciting in this exclusive interview.

08.20.12

The 2012 Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC Europe) concluded on Wednesday, August 15 with a successful showing and a final attendee count of more than 2100 game professionals.  Professionals from all areas of the game industry gathered throughout the three day conference to learn and network. The keynote roster included industry leaders from Ubisoft Montreal’s Creative Director Alex Hutchinson, to CEO of Wargaming.net Victor Kislyi, to Epic Games senior engine programmer Niklas Smedberg. 

08.20.12

Epic Games revolutionized mobile gaming with its Infinity Blade franchise, which runs on its Unreal Engine 3 technology. Now one of its licensees, Phosphor Games, is using Unreal to deliver another standout mobile experience. Horn was hand-picked by Zynga as part of its new Zynga Partners for Mobile program. The new game, which also utilizes NVIDIA Tegra technology for Android smartphones and tablets, is also available for Apple iPhone and iPad.

08.11.12

GRAPEVINE, Texas – Ever wonder how those used games at GameStop ended up on store shelves? Well, the process they go through is a lot more than simply checking the disc. All used games, consoles, and electronic devices in the US go to a huge factory in Grapevine, Texas where they’re inspected, refurbished, categorized and then shipped back out to stores around the country. Check out the process in the exclusive video below.

08.10.12

While the Electronic Arts game developer has a new name, it’s still making the same amazing mobile driving experiences. The Real Racing series was developed by Firemint in 2009 and the recently announced Firemonkeys team has new features from the latest iteration of the series. Featuring all-new licensed tracks and a robust lineup of licensed cars from the top manufacturers, Firemonkeys General Manager Rob Murray talks about Real Racing 3 in this exclusive video interview below.

08.09.12

GRAPEVINE -- The largest video games retailer in the world, GameStop, has seen its sales of used games and hardware increase in recent years. The pre-owned market accounts for a considerable portion of the company’s business. As a result, the company invested $7 million in a refurbishment center down the street from its U.S. headquarters in Grapevine, Texas. Bruce Kulp, svp of supply chain and refurbishment, offers an exclusive look inside the factory in the video below.

08.09.12

Epic Games has officially opened Impossible Studios, a company comprised of highly skilled, senior-level game development talent that formerly worked at Curt Schilling’s Big Huge Games. Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Impossible is the latest addition to Epic’s network, which includes corporate headquarters in Cary, North Carolina; ChAIR Entertainment in Salt Lake City, Utah; People Can Fly in Warsaw, Poland; Epic Games Korea in Seoul, Korea; and Epic Games Japan in Yokohama, Japan. Epic Games Design Director Cliff Bleszinski talks about Epic's newest game, Gears of War Judgment, in the exclusive video interview below.