Finland's 'Angry Birds' shoot to global fame
Spectators fall silent as Jonas Koivula slingshots a boomeranging parrot over enemy lines in a devastating flanking manoeuvre during Finland's national Angry Birds championship finals.
US video game sales up 3 percent in February
U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware, software and accessories edged up 3 percent in February compared with the same month last year, helped in part by strong sales of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 game system ...
Mobile gaming dominates Game Developers Conference
(AP) -- With retail video game sales smacked down by the rough economy and ever-growing competition in the crowded social and mobile game marketplace, it seemed like attendees at this week's annual Game Developers ...
Disney buys Web game platform maker Rocket Pack
(AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. has acquired a Finnish company as part of its renewed focus on social and mobile games.
Facebook to require games to accept its 'credits'
(AP) -- Facebook will require all games on its site to accept payments through its own virtual currency system beginning July 1.
Culturally inspired mobile phone games help Chinese children learn language characters
Mobile phone-based games could provide a new way to teach basic knowledge of Chinese language characters that might be particularly helpful in underdeveloped rural areas of China, say researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's ...
Georgia Tech mobile phone game trains players to make healthier diet selections
With Halloween and the holiday season fast approaching, many people will be watching their waistlines as they're tempted by a cornucopia of sugary and savory foods. Meanwhile a Georgia Tech College of Computing ...
Electronic searching aid for parents
Just a short call and the "Kidfinder" lets you know where your child is right now via SMS. It can be built into a game console and the locating unit even combines GPS position fixing with GSM tracking. In the best-case scenario, ...
How do we talk about our town?
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a mobile phone game that will help ensure computers better understand the way we talk about our towns.
As phones get smarter, game makers ring the changes
Tetsuya Ide doesn't own an iPhone, but the teenage computer boffin is betting that Apple's hit gadget is the key to having a new generation of video game players in the palm of his hand.
New mafia game hits up Twitter players for money
(AP) -- Twitter Inc.'s founders still haven't decided how to cash in on their popular Internet messaging service - to the delight of a rapidly growing audience. But the deliberate approach may not prevent a gold rush among ...
4 free iPhone games worth playing
In these harsh economic times, no one can begrudge you a little free fun. Especially if that fun comes on an iPhone, for which you paid a pretty penny back in the salad days of 2007-08. Here are a few free iPhone games to ...