Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

My first round of Planet Plop from PiVi lasted all of three seconds. Appearances, I quickly learned, can be deceiving: despite the lighthearted and cartoonish visuals, the upbeat music, and a potentially juvenile name like Planet Plop, I ...

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Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? You know, where you're plagued by angry cats, you accidentally destroy a priceless artifact at your job, and then a bunch of mummies ...

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Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Industry critics and analysts love to throw around the phrase "console quality" when they describe high-end mobile titles, and it's not difficult to see why. Mobile titles, particularly on tablets, have easily gotten up to ...

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Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Imagine for a moment that Infinity Blade and Monster Hunter had a child. For starters, it would naturally be named Monster Blade, but ideally, it would also inherit the best traits of its parents, it would ...

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Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Recently on Gamasutra, BitMonster's Lee Perry wrote a very insightful blog on an often intangible facet of game design: player feedback, that bit of game "feel" that makes a game not just fun, but injects ...

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Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

One day in October 2012, I happened across this YouTube video with a top-down view of PSY’s concert in Seoul. Over 80,000 people were in attendance, with the crowd spanning entire city blocks. Every member ...

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I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

“SimCity Social?” they ask me. “Sure, it’s got the SimCity branding and all, but isn’t it just another click-and-wait Facebook game?” Though I know the look of skepticism it will produce, my reply is, “Oh, I ...

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User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

We at Frisky Mongoose like to play a lot of location-based games; it’s kind of our thing. There have been a lot of them over the years, as designers and developers have tried to gamify ...

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Gaming News Roundup — Thursday, Aug. 30

30. August 2012

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Gaming News Roundup — Thursday, Aug. 30

Tweet Bastion, the RPG with the smoothest, coolest narrator comes to the iPad and has a much shorter name than another iOS title that’s on sale for a buck today. Bloomberg reports on Electronic Arts entry into the free-to-play industry, Sony adds a bunch more classic PS1 games to its Vita Store, and Amazon’s Kindle [...]

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Gaming News Roundup — Wednesday, Aug. 22

22. August 2012

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Gaming News Roundup — Wednesday, Aug. 22

Tweet Read about the game development engine Unity and how it will factor into Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. “Our mission at Unity has always been to provide solutions for developers to effortlessly bring their work to as many different platforms as possible,” Unity CEO David Helgason said. In Facebook gaming news, we take [...]

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Windows 8 and Electronic Arts: New Mobile Gaming Options Ahead?

14. August 2012

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Windows 8 and Electronic Arts: New Mobile Gaming Options Ahead?

Tweet Electronic Arts is setting its sights on the mobile gaming capabilities of Windows 8, slated for release in two short months on October 26. The company’s COO Peter Moore expressed interest in working with Microsoft on gaming possibilities. “We’re working very closely with Microsoft to understand what their views on gaming navigation are. Anything [...]

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Gaming News Roundup—Monday, August 13

13. August 2012

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Gaming News Roundup—Monday, August 13

Tweet Today in gaming news, a market research company reveals that iPads still don’t capture the attention of children as well as Nintendo 3DS and other handheld gaming devices. Regardless, touchscreen displays are poised to become a $32 billion market by 208. Microsoft turns to mobile apps and gaming, TF2 gets a new co-op mode, [...]

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Coco Heads to Kickstarter as Mobile Controller Race Heats Up

13. August 2012

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Coco Heads to Kickstarter as Mobile Controller Race Heats Up

Tweet Gamers must be hungry for more tactile experience with their smartphone. At least, that’s what the folks at Milkshake Labs are betting on. Just like the GameKlip that Frisky Mongoose reported on a few days ago, the Coco controller from Milkshake Labs aims to address to main concern of enthusiast gamers on the go: [...]

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Sonic 4 Episode II Rolls and/or Flies Onto Console and/or PC Today and/or Tomorrow

15. May 2012

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Sonic 4 Episode II Rolls and/or Flies Onto Console and/or PC Today and/or Tomorrow

Tweet Okay! So, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II is happening, and there are many adorable furry characters to keep track of across many potential platforms for their exploits. Let’s see if we can list the salient points along with TriplePoint client SEGA: Sonic is back Sonic is still a hedgehog who runs quickly and rolls [...]

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Sonic Math: 1 + 2 = Metal

10. April 2012

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Sonic Math: 1 + 2 = Metal

Tweet I think, by now, that we all know our friend Sonic the Hedgehog has gotten through life based on his athletic skills (and his iconic attitude has certainly helped), so we can forgive him for being a little fuzzy on some other skills, like mathematics. We should be willing to forgive him for being [...]

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OneSchool Shows Up at Eight Schools

24. January 2012

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OneSchool Shows Up at Eight Schools

Tweet You can learn a lot at just one school. It would be extremely inconvenient if you had to go to separate institutions for communications, business, gastronomy, and cartography. Thankfully, there’s just OneSchool for all of that. OneSchool, a TriplePoint client you could learn from, just closed a $750,000 seed round and launched the OneSchool [...]

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Windows Phone 7 Launch Rumors & R2-D2 Droid 2 Details – Mobile Monday Madness

27. September 2010

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Windows Phone 7 Launch Rumors & R2-D2 Droid 2 Details – Mobile Monday Madness

Tweet Welcome to this edition of Mobile Monday Madness! We wrap-up the latest mobile news so you can get on with your Monday. Today, we’re taking a look at the release date rumors circulating around Windows Phone 7, along with the final details before the launch of the special R2-D2 Edition Motorola Droid 2, which [...]

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New Windows Phone 7 Commercial & iOS 4.1 Release: Mobile Monday Madness

6. September 2010

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New Windows Phone 7 Commercial & iOS 4.1 Release: Mobile Monday Madness

Tweet Welcome to this special Labor Day edition of Mobile Monday Madness! We wrap-up the latest mobile news so you can get on with your Monday. Today, we have the commercial from Microsoft concerning Windows Phone 7 and the release date information for Apple’s iOS 4. Windows Phone 7 Commercial States “The Revolution is Coming” [...]

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Nexon Launches MapleStory on iPhone & Windows Phone Launch Titles – Mobile Game News

17. August 2010

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Nexon Launches MapleStory on iPhone & Windows Phone Launch Titles – Mobile Game News

Tweet In the mobile game world, there is always tons of news pouring in as we look forward to new platforms launching and as new games launch on existing platforms. Today, we have the announcement and release of Nexon’s Maplestory for the iPhone in the form of Maplestory Thief Edition and the news of the [...]

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Windows Phone 7 Apps & Sony Mocking iGames – Mobile Monday Madness

16. August 2010

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Windows Phone 7 Apps & Sony Mocking iGames – Mobile Monday Madness

Tweet Welcome to this edition of Mobile Monday Madness! We wrap-up the latest mobile news so you can get on with your Monday. Today, we’re taking a look at the new Windows Phone 7 App design that has been presented by Microsoft and the new commercial released by Sony that looks to mock iPhone games. [...]

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