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The Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week

July 1st, 2013 No comments
The Walking Dead 400 Days counts down to launch this week

A new episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, dubbed “400 Days,” will be available on Live Arcade, PSN, , and this week for $5. IGN says to expect it on PSN in North America this Tuesday, on Steam and the Telltale store on Wednesday, iOS on Thursday and in the Xbox Live Marketplace worldwide on Friday.

400 Days contains five different story threads, connected in some way through a crucial truck stop. Decisions from the Walking Dead’s first season will carry over into the , Telltale has confirmed.

JoystiqThe Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week

July 1st, 2013 No comments
The Walking Dead 400 Days counts down to launch this week

A new episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, dubbed “400 Days,” will be available on Live Arcade, PSN, , and this week for $5. IGN says to expect it on PSN in North America this Tuesday, on Steam and the Telltale store on Wednesday, iOS on Thursday and in the Xbox Live Marketplace worldwide on Friday.

400 Days contains five different story threads, connected in some way through a crucial truck stop. Decisions from the Walking Dead’s first season will carry over into the , Telltale has confirmed.

JoystiqThe Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week

July 1st, 2013 No comments
The Walking Dead 400 Days counts down to launch this week

A new episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, dubbed “400 Days,” will be available on Live Arcade, PSN, , and this week for $5. IGN says to expect it on PSN in North America this Tuesday, on Steam and the Telltale store on Wednesday, iOS on Thursday and in the Xbox Live Marketplace worldwide on Friday.

400 Days contains five different story threads, connected in some way through a crucial truck stop. Decisions from the Walking Dead’s first season will carry over into the , Telltale has confirmed.

JoystiqThe Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samurai Showdown 2 slices into iOS, Android

June 29th, 2013 No comments
Samurai Showdown 2 slices into iOS, Android
The classic Neo Geo fighting game, Samurai Shodown 2, is now on the iOS App Store and Google Play. The port features customizable controls in the form of virtual touchscreen buttons, which can be placed outside of the game's visual area in "window mode."

All 15 characters are included, and multiplayer matches can be played over Bluetooth.

Slicing things up with Haohmaru, Jubei and the rest of the gang costs a relatively premium price of $8.99.

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JoystiqSamurai Showdown 2 slices into iOS, Android originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Layton Brothers out on iOS today

June 27th, 2013 No comments
Layton Brothers out on iOS today

Professor Layton series developer Level-5 has launched Layton Brothers Mystery Room, a crime-solving "interactive mystery novella" for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Layton Brothers stars Inspector Alfendi Layton and his assistant Detective Constable Lucy Baker, who must work together to solve a series of grisly murders. Players will need to carefully examine crime scenes for clues in order to sniff out suspects and establish motives.

Layton Brothers also seems to share the same quirky charm that defined the Professor Layton series; as part of the game's first case, you'll need to disassemble a deadly sandwich. Was the lettuce laced with poison? Or does the pickle have something to hide? Don't forget to interrogate the bread, if that's an option.

The core Layton Brothers app is a free download that includes two cases to solve. Seven additional cases are available as in-app purchases.

JoystiqLayton Brothers out on iOS today originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Havok releases ‘Project Anarchy,’ a free mobile development toolkit

June 26th, 2013 No comments
Havok releases 'Project Anarchy,' a free mobile development toolkit
Middleware company Havok, which you might remember from the splash screens of many hundreds of video games, has released a free development suite for budding mobile developers. Dubbed "Project Anarchy," the toolkit includes Havok's Vision Engine, Animation Studio, Physics and AI tools, as well as licenses to freely publish on Android, iOS and Tizen, with a provisional license to develop for (but not publish on) Windows.

Licenses for development on other platforms, as well as fancier tools and support directly from Havok, are available for those who upgrade to Project Anarchy Pro, which has an expandable feature set. For the rest of us, Project Anarchy includes tutorials and sample projects to learn the ropes, in addition to low-level C++ access and Lua scripting/debugging for those already familiar.

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JoystiqHavok releases 'Project Anarchy,' a free mobile development toolkit originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 26 Jun 2013 03:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Age of Empires marching onto iOS, Android

June 25th, 2013 No comments
Age of Empires marching onto iOS, Android
Social game developer Klab is working on a "mobile version of Microsoft Studio's Age of Empires franchise" for iOS and Android. The news follows a Nikkei report that claimed Microsoft agreed to a deal with Klab for various mobile versions of the former's games, including what Nikkei specified as a free-to-play version of strategy series Age of Empires.

However, in a statement issued to Polygon, Microsoft only confirmed the iOS and Android version of Age of Empires. The statement also noted certain reports "included incorrect information about additional Xbox Live-based games on iOS and Android," before adding that "there are no further announcements beyond Age of Empires at this time."

While that leaves the door ajar, at the moment Age of Empires is the one confirmed to be headed for mobiles. Microsoft's statement added the game will be initially made in English for iOS and Android, but there are plans for other languages, as well as a Windows Phone version, down the line.

JoystiqAge of Empires marching onto iOS, Android originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tablet sales expected to soar in 2013, pushing PCs to edge of oblivion

June 24th, 2013 No comments
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pcsTablets are killing PCs softly (with their song).

Tablet shipments are expected to grow by almost 70 percent in 2013, sending desktop and laptop computer shipments into a “nosedive.”

Research firm Gartner predicted that the worldwide sale of devices, including PCs, tablets, and mobile phones, will increase by 5.9 percent in 2013 and hit 2.35 billion units. Tablets and smartphones are driving this growth, while PC sales are expected to total 305 million units — a decline of 10.6 percent. Tablet sales are likely to eclipse PCs by 2015.

Tablets are like hot young starlets edging out the older competition. They are mobile, cost-effective, and provide the degree of instant gratification that consumers these days demand. Furthermore, startups from a range of sectors are building beautiful, sleek apps designed just for tablets, which are in many ways better suited to media, social media, e-commerce, and education than PCs or mobile phones.

Consumers want the ability to consume, create, and share content anytime and anywhere, said Carolina Milanesi, Gartner’s vice president for research on consumer devices. Even within the tablet spectrum, there are changes. Consumers are shifting away from premium tablets to basic tablets, and ultramobile devices (like Chromebooks) are on the rise.

Android is currently the dominant operating system across all devices and Gartner predicts that this will continue to be the case. Ninety percent of Android sales are in the mobile phone sector, while eighty-five percent of Microsoft sales are for PCs, and Apple has a strong presence across all devices.

Tablets were written off as a fad when they first came out, and many say that they will never replace PCs. However they have proved remarkably convenient, whether you are casually browsing for a little black dress or out in field conducting sales calls. The bring-your-own device (BYOD) movement is gaining momentum and companies are looking for and building software to adapt mobile devices to the enterprise world. The outlook for PC makers is not good.


To learn more about where users are behaving on the mobile web, check out the “Digital lifestyle: Curating context in a connected world” track at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference, July 9-10.



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Tablet sales expected to soar in 2013, pushing PCs to edge of oblivion

June 24th, 2013 No comments
MobileBeat 2013
July 9-10, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Tickets On Sale Now

pcsTablets are killing PCs softly (with their song).

Tablet shipments are expected to grow by almost 70 percent in 2013, sending desktop and laptop computer shipments into a “nosedive.”

Research firm Gartner predicted that the worldwide sale of devices, including PCs, tablets, and mobile phones, will increase by 5.9 percent in 2013 and hit 2.35 billion units. Tablets and smartphones are driving this growth, while PC sales are expected to total 305 million units — a decline of 10.6 percent. Tablet sales are likely to eclipse PCs by 2015.

Tablets are like hot young starlets edging out the older competition. They are mobile, cost-effective, and provide the degree of instant gratification that consumers these days demand. Furthermore, startups from a range of sectors are building beautiful, sleek apps designed just for tablets, which are in many ways better suited to media, social media, e-commerce, and education than PCs or mobile phones.

Consumers want the ability to consume, create, and share content anytime and anywhere, said Carolina Milanesi, Gartner’s vice president for research on consumer devices. Even within the tablet spectrum, there are changes. Consumers are shifting away from premium tablets to basic tablets, and ultramobile devices (like Chromebooks) are on the rise.

Android is currently the dominant operating system across all devices and Gartner predicts that this will continue to be the case. Ninety percent of Android sales are in the mobile phone sector, while eighty-five percent of Microsoft sales are for PCs, and Apple has a strong presence across all devices.

Tablets were written off as a fad when they first came out, and many say that they will never replace PCs. However they have proved remarkably convenient, whether you are casually browsing for a little black dress or out in field conducting sales calls. The bring-your-own device (BYOD) movement is gaining momentum and companies are looking for and building software to adapt mobile devices to the enterprise world. The outlook for PC makers is not good.


To learn more about where users are behaving on the mobile web, check out the “Digital lifestyle: Curating context in a connected world” track at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference, July 9-10.



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iPad web browsing share hits 5-month high: a massive 82.4%

June 24th, 2013 No comments
MobileBeat 2013
July 9-10, 2013
San Francisco, CA
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In spite of all the talk that Apple is ceding both tablet as well as smartphone market share to Google’s Android, iPad web browsing share just hit a five-month high.

iPad usage share increased to 82.4 percent, mobile advertising platform Chitika said today. That’s the highest since the very beginning of 2013, right after the Christmas shopping season, and a recovery from a slight dip in April.

I’m a little shocked, frankly, and I just have to say it: The chart comparing iPad to other tablets is just plain ridiculous.

iPad vs everyone
Chitika

iPad vs everyone

Essentially, there’s iPad, and there’s iPad.

This is not a first and second and third scenario, this is a blowout where one product has just absolutely devastated the field. Amazon Kindle, which is sold just at or below cost as a digital content trojan horse for Amazon, has barely squeaked out 6.5 percent browsing share, and Samsung’s Galaxy tabs are even lower.

Everyone else, including Google’s Nexus tabs? Just over six lousy percent.

I follow Apple closely as VentureBeat’s Apple correspondent, and even though these numbers are pretty much in line with what I’ve seen previously, I was shocked by them today. The global blitzkreig of Android on phones and the massive number of Android retailers pushing tablets that analysts say will hit 60 percent market share this quarter are a drumbeat of Android boosterism that makes you think Google’s open source mobile operating system is going to win everything.

Not so, says Apple’s actual real-world performance.

“While there are a number of players in the tablet marketplace, Apple clearly dominates the market, and managed to increase its usage share lead this past month,” Chitika said, speculating that increased sales of refurbed models in advance of expected new iPad versions created the growth.

Apple has actually grown iPhone market share in the U.S. as well, faster than Android.

Android tablet usage share is so low, Chitika had to break out a section of the graph to highlight individual manufacturers. Amazon and Samsung, of course, lead the charge, while Google’s Nexus units, the Nook, the Asus Transformer, Acer Iconia, and BlackBerry Playbook nose around on the floor for the crumbs of the tablet market.

Android tablet market share
Chitika

Android tablet market share

One caveat: this is U.S. and Canadian data only. Global share is likely different.

The North American numbers, however, might serve to Amazon pause. The massive e-commerce company is banking on Kindle for media sales such as apps, books, movies, TV shows, and more. But while Apple is earning $20 billion a year off its digital media business, Amazon is far, far behind.

Image credits: Chitika


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