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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…

3DS Titles Raise Excitement and Batteries Raise Eyebrows

Issues have simmered to the surface even before the launch has materialised. Nintendo have released a spec sheet on their most anticipated product for years, however not only has it raised expectation, but it’s also raised angst around the battery life. Read more…

January’s Xbox Live Marketplace Details

Microsoft has released the details for Marketplace releases and deals for January. Click ahead to see the details. Read more…

Torchlight to see XBLA birth

 

Runic Games today released plans for Torchlight XBLA title for 2nd Quarter 2011. In the press release it states “We are proud to announce that Torchlight will be coming to Xbox 360 as a part of Microsoft’s House Party promotion in Spring 2011!”. it continued with “We couldn’t be happier to bring Torchlight to Xbox LIVE Arcade,” said CEO Max Schaefer. “This is what the fans have been asking for. Torchlight for the Xbox 360 is a new way to experience a great game, and we’re thrilled to work with Microsoft to bring it to fruition.” Read more…

New Game from the Game Dev Story Dev’s, What’s in Store

Arguably the most enjoyable portable game of 2010 ‘Game Dev Story’; a remake of the Japanese made 1996 title is receiving a sequel. However before that we are getting a new game ‘Waiwai! The Game Dealer’. This one places you in the stone cold front of the game industry, in charge of your own retail store. Read more…

CES 2011 – Sony Press Conference

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has rolled into Las Vegas once again and even though the show floor hasn’t opened yet, things are already happening. Sony held a press conference to announce some facts & figures, as well as some new products and services, including a 3D visor headset, 3D cameras and camcorders, Google TV, a new line of Bravia TVs and more. After the jump you will find a more detailed summary of their presentation. Read more…

Melbourne game studio “Firemint” acquires “Infinite Interactive”

Games studio Firemint today announced that it has acquired fellow Australian studio, Infinite Interactive. The move further boosts Firemint’s strength in designing and developing original games like fi.slotzo.com, while providing the Infinite Interactive team with a channel for independent publishing. 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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