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Mobile App of the Day: Draw Something for iOS

Our Mobile App of the Day is Draw Something for iOS.

 

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***The #1 Free App, #1 Paid App and #1 Word Game in over 40 countries!***

 

Play the Free version of Draw Something, the most popular social drawing and guessing game in the App Store with over 100 millions drawings created! Experience for yourself the laugh-out-loud game your friends are raving about!

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PRAISE FOR DRAW SOMETHING FREE

 

"★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Keeps me entertained for hours." - Jspronk

 

"★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Awesome!!! My New Addiction" - Paul B

 

"★ ★ ★ ★ ★ BEST GAME IN IPHONE HISTORY" - Brian R

 

ADDICTIVE FEATURES

 

★ Play with Friends on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch!

Challenge friends on Facebook or Twitter, or be automatically partnered with new gaming buddies.

 

★ No Drawing Skills Required!

Stick figures and a sense of humor are welcome! Just wiggle you finger to create a doodle masterpiece!

 

★ Color Craze - Over 50 Vibrant Colors!

Turn simple doodles into rich masterpieces with color packs.

 

★ Turn-based Gameplay

Perfect for gamers-on-the-go! Take turns drawing and guessing at your own pace.

 

★ Leaderboard

Rally back and forth with friends for the most "Turns."

 

★ Bombs

Stumped by a difficult word? Exchange it for a new one by exploding it with a bomb.

 

★ Push Notifications

Be alerted when it's your turn to draw or guess.

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MechWarrior Online gameplay footage from GDC 2012

Footage was shown to attendees of GDC 2012 for MechWarrior Online, and it looks as beautiful as ever. Most things that made the original PC-exclusive game so good, like heat management, system/limb damage, and the way that different types of weapons behave, are all intact.

 

 

The game is looking incredible (well, as a fan of MechWarrior, of course I think that), but it just does. The game will be pretty hectic in multiplayer, and should prove for some insane matches online. Being a PC-exclusive, free-to-play game is going to help it, a lot.

 

If you don't already know, MechWarrior Online features the graphics powerhouse engine that is CryENGINE 3 and hits in Summer 2012. Until then, you better get your trigger fingers ready, because I'll be on the battlefield waiting for you and your Mech. Bring. It. On.

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Only in Japan: Final Fantasy III for Android, and seriously, only in Japan

Final Fantasy fan? Android device owner? RPG fan? Well, even if you are all of those things, you'll still need to live in Japan to get the Japan-only app store for Android, where Square Enix have released Final Fantasy III. Japanese exclusivity means you cannot get this game anywhere else.

 

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The game is selling for 1,400 "points" through Square Enix's pricing system, which works out to around $17.87. There's no word on whether the developer will release the game to other regions, but in the mean time, you can play the game right now if you're in Japan.

 

Based somewhere else and want to play it? Only your tears will keep you warm at night. Weird for Square Enix to release it in Japan only, when we live in an open market these days with Android Markets and App Stores all over the world. Sigh.

First look at Battlefield 3's 'Close Quarters' expansion

We reported about the upcoming themed downloadable expansions for Battlefield 3 just last week, and now we're seeing some footage from the first one to be released, 'Close Quarters'. The video below shows some absolutely frantic in-your-face action, which should please fans of indoor combat, more along the lines of Call of Duty.

 

 

It's a far cry from the original Battlefield titles where it was mainly outdoor combat, but would please the fans of Call of Duty. Close Quarters seems to have some pretty amazing destructibility built into its environments, which should make for some amazing combat. But I'm two minds about it, personally. On one hand, I love what Battlefield 3 has done for the series, pushing it in a new direction, but at the same time, it feels like its not the same Battlefield I experienced when Battlefield 1942 first came out.

 

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Close Quarters is released in June, with the above video showing off Ziba Tower. One thing I think should be banned from this map is the use of rocket launchers, I can see the rocket spam now... it will be insane.

RumorTT: Polyphony Digital team spotted taking shots of Mount Panorama for the new Gran Turismo game

The two guys pictured below weer spotted doing leg and truck-powered laps of Bathurst's Mount Panorama, where they've taken photos of one of Australia's most recognised race tracks. That's not all, because audio from intrepid's souls phone camera definitely points toward the raceway being featured in the next instalment of the Gran Turismo series.

 

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The clip is below, and you can hear the guys talking about it, with a subtitled version available, too. There's also a thread on the GTPlanet forums, where people are convinced that one of the Polyphony Digital guys says "GT6". Of course, this isn't 100-percent irrefutable evidence, but it does have more credit than just a shot of two guys posing for a photo.

 

 

Unless this is a DLC pack for Gran Turismo 5, that is. The other question is, if this is for GT6, would it arrive on the PS3 or the PS4? Polyphony Digital do take their time releasing games, so I would be willing to put some money on this game hitting the PlayStation 4.

Crytek show off updated CryENGINE 3 for 2012

The team behind Crysis, Crytek, have just released a new video showing off some next-generation CryENGINE 3 graphics. If that's not enough "cry's" in one sentence, then sit back and relax with the nearly 4 minutes of the updated graphics engine below.

 

 

Impressed? I am. It looks gorgeous. But, we'll never see those graphics. Right now, I'm putting my foot down and declaring we will never see those graphics, in all that detail, smoothly, in any game from Crytek (or anyone who licenses that engine) for a very long time. Why? First up, we never see tech demo graphics make it to the final game, it's just too much. Secondly, how much detail can be inserted into a pillar, or water... look at that water for example. It looks absolutely beautiful.

 

That's the problem, there is so much wasted computational power used for something that will never see the light of day. Even if it did, all that water is, is scenery. It's not an actual useful item within the game, it's background graphics. Unless it plays some pivotal role within the next CryENGINE 3-based game, it means nothing to me.

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David Cage shows off 'Kara', Quantic Dream's new engine is phenomenal

Heavy Rain, to me, was great. It had its problems (frame rate, and the whole "Jaaasssooonnnn" bit) but it was a completely different game to the usual genres out there. The mastermind behind the game, David Cage, and his company, Quantic Dream are back again, and want your socks blown off, again.

 

 

Enter Kara. Kara was shown off during GDC, where it was again a PlayStation 3-exclusive, and just a technology demo that was showcasing the company's new game engine. Cage says:

 

Kara was made a year ago, so the technology has evolved a lot since then," the Quantic Dream head told CVG at GDC. We've worked a lot on the cinematography, we've worked a lot on lens flares, on diffraction and how the light plays on the optic... We're playing with all these things, so I think that the next games - whatever they are - are going to look much better than Kara.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic hits nearly 1.7 million subscribers

In the latest conference call reported by CVG, EA's CEO, John Riccitiello has revealed that their super-MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic has almost 1.7 million subscribers. This suggests that SW:TOR has overpowered that usual one-month slump that can happen when the subscription charge slaps players for the first time.

 

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What goes toward helping this is that BioWare have been quite vocal on the upcoming updates to the MMO. The Legacy Patch is said to arrive in April, which should bring a new flashpoint, warzone and operation, expanding the legacy system, as well as improving character textures, adding armour color customization and more.

 

SW:TOR player? Enjoying the game? What do you think of 1.7 million gamers playing with you? I haven't gotten into it, I just don't have the patience!

Mass Effect 3 sells a massive 900,000 copies in the US in just 24 hours

Arguably the biggest game to launch this year, EA are boasting they sold nearly 900,000 copies of Mass Effect 3 in the first 24 hours of being on sale. If we want to get into some exact numbers, its 890,000 copies, said EA boss John Riccitiello.

 

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The boasting was revealed at the Wedbush Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference. He has been quoted saying "we anticipated it doing well, so we're happy". US giant GameStop saw a huge 40-percent of day one customers also buy a download code for the day one DLC "From Ashes". With Riccitiello saying "the tie ratio at the register is the highest in their history".

 

This is a huge scoop for Mass Effect 3 and should [hopefully] close off the trilogy quite well for BioWare and EA. Did you grab Mass Effect 3? What are your thoughts so far? Or are you too busy to see this news because you're engrossed in the game itself?

Angry Birds Space, first footage, one big step for man, one giant leap for the birds

Angry Birds fan? Want to see their giant leap into the realm of space? Well, you're in luck. We have a video below where you you can an entire level of Angry Birds Space.

 

 

The video doesn't feature any fancy music or fast cuts, so it's just pure gameplay - which is great to see. As an ex-Angry Birds fanatic, this look great! It actually looks like Rovio has put some work into the game.

 

Rather than just a re-skin of the previous Angry Birds games, they've put some effort into this and it looks like it pays off. Now, the question for me is, should I buy a Galaxy Note just to get this bad boy? Samsung, it's my birthday today (for real), would you like to send me one just for this game? ha!

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