The Mad-Croctober Competition

Energy Drink company Mad-Croc, which launched a Mad-Croc themed mobile game at the Gamescom conference in Cologne in early August, today announced the company will launch the biggest global individual mobile e-sports competition ever.  Mad-Croc will grant a prize of $100,000 dollars to the winner, making it by far the largest individual cash prize in mobile gaming history.

Mad-Croc's Mad-Croctober Mobile Game Competition


ARC Squadron: Redux to be Free on iOS and Android

Indie studio Psyonix has announced that ARC Squadron: Redux, a major update to the original ARC Squadron, will be out for iOS and Android on October 17th, with a new streamlined game progression, improved performance and graphics and will now be free forever.

ARC Squadron


Hill Bill Arrives on Android

Balloon 27’s popular motorcycle stunt game, Hill Bill, will be available to Android users later this September.  Featuring a trick-jumping hillbilly whose dream in life is to be the next Evel Knievel, Hill Bill is already available on iOS.

Hill Bill - Vegas Level Pack


Unity Offers Free Mobile Publishing Tools

Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, is pushing the democratization of game development further than ever before by making its basic mobile tools completely free to independent developers and small studios!



illo – birth of the cool

illo – birth of the cool is an action puzzle adventure designed for Apple iOS, Android handhelds and tablets, and now for PC.  The game is being developed by Raylight, an independent Italian studio, and seeking funding through Kickstarter.


GAME Over and Other News

GAME has now officially filed for administration, after suspension of their shares this morning.  Stores will continue to trade for the time being.

BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 woes continue this week.. gamers complaining about the ending, Amazon allegedly offering refunds on copies of the game, and now Dr Ray Muzyka, the co-founder and GM of BioWare, has released a statement which seems to suggest they may change the ending, or add more endings, at least.

To counter bad news with good.. I was pleased to see that the Chancellor has now announced tax credits for the UK gaming industry, this should hopefully boost the industry and allow the UK to compete with the rest of the world!  (more…)

In the News – 6th March

Mass Effect 3 launched today for the Americans, with the UK release due on Friday.  The game currently has a Metacritic score of 93, while the user score is currently at 2.5.  Political voting?  I think so.

The latest that the multiplayer will have an effect on the ending of your singleplayer game.  As you complete missions and earn the support of different people, you gain them as War Assets: the game takes the number of collected War Assets into consideration when calculating your ending.. and it seems that you need a fairly high number of them.  During multiplayer, you can improve your Readiness rating.  This rating is used as a multiplier against your War Assets, so has a positive effect. (more…)

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