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Second hand market ‘killing single player games’

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! David Braben, the man behind the idea of Rapberry Pi and co-creator of Elite, has criticised the second hand game market, saying that it is hurting the videogames industry. Speaking to Gamasutra, Braben explains that single-player games come under the biggest threat from shops that re-sell titles, believing that this... 

Finally, Draw Something supports the new iPad’s Retina display

We know, you were holding out on joining the Draw Something craze, because the game simply didn’t look sharp enough on your flashy new iPad. Rest easy, early adopter: OMGPOP has updated its mega hit to support the new iPad’s Retina display. Now, you can finally scrawl those doodles only a toddler could begin to understand in glorious HD. You won’t even be able to see the pixels in... 

Zynga to buy Draw Something creator?

The astonishing rise of the Draw Something app on smartphones and Facebook has drawn the attention of Zynga, which is reportedly in talks to buy the game’s creator. The Pictionary-like app, which is based on guessing your pals’ touchscreen doodles, has raced to the top of the Android and iOS download charts with over 25 million downloads. Last week it also became the most-played game on... 

6L gives development staff the axe, refocuses solely on publishing

6L, more commonly known as 6waves Lolapps, has seen better days. According to Inside Social Games (ISG), the developer slash publisher has laid off all of its internal development staff. With its developer arm completely chopped off, 6L will focus exclusively on its publishing business going forward. “6waves Lolapps will now focus on working with independent developers to launch and grow their... 

In Depth: Can a £300 gaming PC compare to a £3,000 one?

Introduction Benchmark results are all very well, but can you feel the numbers? When it comes to PC performance and especially gaming grunt, that’s the key question. Of course, everybody knows high-end PC components are piddle-poor value for money. You don’t need us to tell you Intel’s latest £800 six-core monster, the Core i7 3960X, isn’t eight times as good as a £100 quad-core... 

CastleVille St. Patrick’s Day Quests: Everything you need to know

Quinn the Bard is back from another adventure in CastleVille, and he brings with him a series of three quests in the game’s St. Patrick’s Day theme. These quests are called, appropriately enough, the St. Patrick’s Day quests, and they shouldn’t take you an overly long time to complete. As usual, we’re here with a guide to help you finish them off fast! Going Green Buy... 

Blackwood & Bell Mysteries Captain’s Cabin: Our guide to finding every item

By the time we’ve completed a few chapters in Blackwood & Bell Mysteries on Facebook, we’ve finally rescued the kidnapped opera singer, but we’re still not finished tracking down the men who took her in the first place! Our next place to investigate is the Captain’s Cabin on the once-abandoned Ghost Ship, and we’re here with a guide to help you get started on finding... 

Draw Something now Facebook’s most popular game

OMGPOP’s Pictionary-inspired social drawing title Draw Something is now the most played game on Facebook. According to stats from tracking service AppData, the game is racking-up 10.8m daily users, comfortably beating its closest challenger Zynga’s Words With Friends, which has 8.6m every day. Draw Something’s social networking success follows its sharp rise to the top of the iOS... 
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