Half of All In-App Purchases Happens Within 7 Days

The games industry has already established that a small group of big spenders are what sustains free-to-play mobile games. If you’ve always wanted to know when most of that revenue comes in, however, here are some findings for you. A new report by app testing firm Swrve (via Re/code) ...

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First-Person Shooter Point Blank Now In Open Beta

If you’ve been itching for a shooter lately then here’s an option. Point Blank, a free-to-play title by South Korean studio Zepetto, has entered open beta as of 23 January. It’s distributed to Singapore and Malaysia by Garena Online, so if you have their client installed already then you’re ...

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Ankama Sets Up Singapore Office, Launches WAKFU for Asia

More videogame companies are turning to Southeast Asia as a gateway between East and West. Ankama, an independent trans-media group based in France, is the latest in line to ply their wares here. Its newly established Singapore subsidiary opens today and will drive the official launch of WAKFU, their ...

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Heroes of Dragon Age

Dragon Age Gets the Mobile Free-To-Play Treatment

EA’s inexorable march on the free-to-play mobile market continues with Heroes of Dragon Age, coming to phones and tablets sooner rather than later. Based on BioWare’s dark fantasy RPG, Heroes of Dragon Age is described as a “squad-based combat game” consisting of hero collection and quests. Players will run ...

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Plants Vs. Zombies 2

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Has Sprouted for iOS

Green and grey thumbs alike can now enthusiastically twitch for the worldwide release of Plants vs. Zombies 2, now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. PopCap Games’ latest mobile romp brings back the eternally cheerful army of sunflowers and friends against the shambling horde, building upon the original’s ...

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Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar

Revisit Britannia in Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar

The last we heard of Ultima was back in 1999. I’d like to imagine that the Y2K bug bested Lord British in digital combat, sinking its mandibles deep into the venerable Western RPG, but the truth is that 1999 saw the ninth and final installation of the main series. ...

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Firefall Public Beta Test This Weekend

Red 5 Studios’ MMORPG/MMOFPS blockbuster Firefall will have a Public Beta test this weekend, from Jan 25 2013 to Jan 28 2013. The free-to-play sci-fi game was picked up two years ago by Garena, in an exclusive US$23 million licensing deal with Red 5 Studios. The six year deal was ...

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