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Monetising your app: business models for a mobile economy

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on Mon, Sep 8, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Désiré Athow According to American IT analyst firm Gartner, 102 billion app downloads were performed last year, but only a fraction of these apps are profitable in the sense that they generate a steady stream of revenue. Tim Rea, CEO of global messaging app Palringo spoke with TechRadar Pro about what he believes are the ingredients of success for a profitable app business,...

Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition Review

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on Mon, Sep 8, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Nick Capozzoli In the world of Harry Potter, where the laws of natural selection seem to favor whichever genes carry the most whimsy, there exists a species called a Boggart which takes on the appearance of your greatest fear, and is defeated by laughter. Unfortunately for the poor Boggart, there’s also a spell that’s laser-targeted on its ironic weakness,...

Minecraft for PS4 released on PSN, coming to Xbox One on Friday

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on Sat, Sep 6, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Chris Smith Minecraft for PS4 has been released on PSN ahead of the full disc-based version, while Minecraft for Xbox One will be out on Friday, 5 September. After a few certification-related delays, Minecraft for PS4 has gone live on PSN, selling for £12.99. Those who have already bought the PS3 version will be able to upgrade to the ‘next-gen’ edition...

Week in Gaming: Samsung’s Gear VR, hibernating demon babies and Destiny: the fragrance

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on Sat, Sep 6, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Hugh Langley It seems petty to forbid a company from advertising a game for its own console, but kids, that’s just the world we live in. Due to PlayStation’s association with Destiny Microsoft’s been restrained from marketing the open-world shooter for Xbox, but this week it found an interesting way to bypass the problem. It launched a spoof website...

Dance Central Spotlight Review

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on Fri, Sep 5, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Shaun McInnis If the two You get a lot of bang for your buck on the store, but the way you have to skip past featured downloads before getting to your personal library can be a little annoying. But there is one irksome quality to the game’s tried-and-true formula. Do well and you’ll see the screen explode in a fireworks display of light and color, with score...

Minecraft for PS4 released on PSN, coming to Xbox One on Friday

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on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Chris Smith Minecraft for PS4 has been released on PSN ahead of the full disc-based version, while Minecraft for Xbox One will be out on Friday, 5 September. After a few certification-related delays, Minecraft for PS4 has gone live on PSN, selling for £12.99. Those who have already bought the PS3 version will be able to upgrade to the ‘next-gen’ edition...

Buy a Xbox One next week and get a game for free

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on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Kevin Lee Microsoft really, really wants you to buy an Xbox One and now on top of taking the Kinect out, it’s throwing in a free game. Buy an Xbox One between September 7 to September 13 and Microsoft will throw in a free Xbox One game of your choosing. We really mean any game of your choosing as long as it comes burned on a retail disk and does not cost more than...

The Oculus Rift could cost as much as a PS4 or Xbox One

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on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Michael Rougeau Many agree that virtual reality is the future of gaming – or at least a big part of it – but so far the world is still holding its breath to find out how much VR is going to actually cost. Now Oculus VR co-founders Nate Mitchell and Palmer Luckey have provided an answer, though not an exact one: the company hopes to ultimately sell the Oculus...

The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review

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on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Josiah Renaudin The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a mottled blur of mechanics done better in other games. Brightly painted backdrops and a creatively rich world lay a thick primer of promise on the canvas, but as you grow familiar with the automated platforming and raise an eyebrow to the stuttering framerate, the jagged brushstrokes begin to show. The story and surrounding...

Velocity 2X Review

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on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Daniel Starkey Velocity 2X is interactive poetry. All of its pieces, all of its movements, all of its systems and mechanics flow seamlessly into and out of one another to create a constant tone of movement and a feeling of endless flow. A mistimed jump, a poorly placed shot, and even death are merely delays–brief hurdles in your pursuit of a perfect run. Velocity’s...