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Halfbrick Announce Fish Out Of Water

Brisbane mobile game developer Halfbrick Studios who created Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride have announced their next game “Fish Out Of Water”. Read more…

Imagine it, build it – While on the Go.

Minecraft hits the Android and iOS store and at only $7.50 it’s sure to have millions playing on buses, trains, plains and even toilets.

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Let your Monsters Loose with Dinoroar & Cause Some Havoc

Dinoroar Interactive recent announced the release of Havoc for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, as well as all Android platforms. A cartoon stylized arcade game, Havoc throws players into the shoes of one of three unique monsters and challenges them to stomp past level after level of boulder throwing, rocket smashing carnage on a quest to find their beloved baby! For anyone ages 13 and up, Havoc is available on for download on both iTunes and the Android Market for only $0.99.

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Indie Vs AAA: Gaming For A New Generation

With iPhones and smart phones becoming the norm, you can’t help but notice the emerging trend of indie games these days. With life becoming more fast-paced, we’re always looking for ways to have fun within a quicker and more easily accessible form, so does this mean that AAA games may one day be a thing of the past? Read more…

Why The 3DS Price Drop Does Not Spell Doom For Handheld Gaming

Recently Nintendo announced a massive price cut for the 3DS, dropping it from US$250 to US$169 (AU$350 down to AU$250 in Australia) due to poor consumer uptake of the new console. This comes a mere four months after the release of the unit (April 2011) which has prompted a large number of websites to deem this to be a foreshadowing of the death of handheld gaming in this form. I disagree. Read more…

Words with Facebook Friends

One of our favourite iOS games is being ported to Facebook, Words with Friends.

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Dinoroar Interactive announce Samurai Training

Dinoroar Interactive, creators of the iPhone/iPod game Memory Loss, have just released a teaser trailer for their second game for the mobile platform called Samurai Training. The new title will be released for both the iOS platform and Android, and is slated for release in autumn 2011 with an aim to release it by the end of March. Read more…

Halfbrick Release Arcade Mode Update for Fruit Ninja on Android

Since the launch of Fruit Ninja on Android in September last year, many fans of the game have been waiting patiently for the release of the arcade mode which has been on the iPhone/iPad versions since November. As of yesterday the 21st of January it has been implemented, and it is a lot of fun. Read more…

Firemint’s Flight Control Sells Over 3.8 Million Copies

As of the 16th January 2011, Firemint had sold 3,881,634 copies of Flight Control for the iPhone, giving them a firm place in the all-time highest selling iPhone app list in many countries around the world. The game was originally launched on March 5th 2009, and within 3 months it had sold a million copies, then by this time last year it had hit 2 million with around 46% of sales in the US, 19% in the UK, and 8% in Australia. Read more…

Fruit Ninja: a CES Shoutout and #1 on Windows Phone 7

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas over the weekend, and Brisbane’s own Halfbrick was given an honourable mention at Microsoft’s keynote press conference. During their keynote, which was live streamed across the internet to millions, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer mentioned Halfbrick’s enormously successful title Fruit Ninja a number of times. I’m sure that will help boost their sales which already place them as the #1 highest-selling title for Windows Phone 7. Read more…

 
Lucas
The Podfather/Convo Controller
Super salesman by day, Batdad and Gamersutra by night. As a self-confessed technology pacifist, he prefers to sit on the console-war fence and play games on his PC.
Matt
PlayStation Fanboy/Motormouth
Electrician by trade and yet also highly skilled at finding time to game around work and family commitments. A PlayStation fanboy with a platinum count and obvious podcast bias to prove it. Thinks DC is clearly superior to Marvel. Has been known to rant.
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Started in January 2011 by brothers Lucas and Matt, Drop Bear Gaming has been operating for over 7 years offering a fresh and relaxed perspective on the video game industry. The website is a passion project more than anything and it is our distinct pleasure to continue bringing entertainment to our listeners and viewers.

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