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BATTLE GROUP Receiving Major Update

Some games charge for new content. Other games patch content and try to call it DLC.

Indie developer Bane Games is doing just the opposite with Battle Group. Launching Dec. 15, this new update will feature a new survival mode and the ability to sync with iCloud. And for the super technical, players will also receive the option to turn on or off the rasterised screen effects.

For a very limited time, you can buy this game for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for $1.

Combining Missile Commander combat with shmup controls, Battle Group allows players to choose one of three factions and engage in naval battles with other fleets. Power-ups and new ships become available as the game evolves.


Mirror’s Edge Available for Free on iOS – Today Only!

It's FREE-99!

Yes, you read the title right. Mirror’s Edge on the iPhone and iPad, which regularly sells for $9.99, is free today, thanks to the new EA Daily Deals program. For cheaper than the price of the Tyler Perry collection, you can now fly through the air with the greatest of ease, as the daring young…woman…who’s being shot at by eco-terrorists who are angry at her excessive use of paper, or something like that.

Look, I didn’t plan on you reading this far. Haven’t you started the download yet?

Minecraft Pocket Edition 10 Cents on Android Market!

Minecraft Pocket Edition

The beloved sandbox game that has been wowing the world is now available on Android devices for 10 cents!  Android is celebrating their 10 billionth market download by offering users several premium apps for just a tenth of a buck.

Other apps include Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD, Great Little War Game, and Fieldrunners HD.  For a full list of premium apps being offered click here.  This offer will end on December 16th as a “10 apps for 10 days” campaign by Android.  iPhone users will be happy to hear that Minecraft Pocket edition has also been release for iOS.

Call of Duty Zombies Released for iOS

Call of Duty: Black OpsActivision released Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies for iOS today.  The title will feature gameplay identical to the console versions of COD: tackle waves of creepy zombies, make money for kills, spend money to repair barricades, upgrade weapons, and SURVIVE!  The only difference will be the lack of physical controls.  Instead, the game features on screen joysticks and buttons, but the traditional buttons for shooting, throwing grenades, and crouching remain.

Bonus content includes achievements and Dead-Ops Arcade, a hidden mini-game hidden in Black Ops.  The game also supports 4-players online.

The title was released today, and is available in the app store for ~$6.99 US.  Only 1 map is currently available, but future updates will include free maps.  For fans already addicted to this franchise, the iOS version looks equally addicting.

Sony Deludes Themselves with the Vita… Again.

Playstation Vita

Sony Worldwide Studios European vice president Michael Denny recently commented on the upcoming portable, the PS Vita.  His comments reveal high hopes for the portable, a midst gamer complaints about constraints on memory for certain games, and the additional cost it entails.   He states, “Our mission, our vision, is that we now have a portable gaming system that is going to be massively appealing to gamers – initially core gamers, but then a wider sense of gamers going forward,”.  Phone devices already dominate the market, and that is the “wider sense of gamers” he refers to, and appealing to core gamers is already looking grim.

He goes on to say, “We have to acknowledge that we’re coming into a very competitive landscape in the portable, mobile gaming market.  But I think the main thing for us is that we are a true next-gen platform. We are going to truly differentiate ourselves from the competition, so people who do care about the gaming – who want a deeper, richer, more immersive experience with their gaming – are going to absolutely love this device.”  Steering away from what is successful in the market right now, doesn’t seem to be a slick move.  The hardware will be impressive, and the app store adds value, but appealing to a wider range of gamers is a long shot.

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