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Game of Phones: A Card Game That Actually Uses Your Smartphone

Game of Phones is a game that can be a fun way to get your friends to play with you in real life – especially if you can’t get them to down their phones in order to play real games.

The premise is simple and works similarly like Cards Against Humanity, with only as much offensiveness as your smartphone :
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Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now! 

Silicone iPhone Sleeve Turns Your iPhone Into a Perfect Game Boy

Your Game Boy misses you, but it knows you have a new lover, the iPhone. Why not let your iPhone don this G-Pad silicone mask and use the handy buttons to play GBA games on your phone? Did I mention this thing has real buttons?

The G-Pad is an Indiegogo product that’s gaining traction for sentimalists for buttons and games. If the project reaches its funding goals, contributions of $13 or more can get you your very own sleeve!

66% of Mobile Users Ditch ‘Free’ Games Within 24 Hours

swvreWhen users download a new game app, the first impression is the most essential. Even if the game is “free,”  two out of three users will dump the app within the first 24 hours after downloading it.

The study from Swrve said its survey tracked over 10 million players over 90 days in November of 2013. Game makers like Activision, Epic Games, Gameloft, WB Games, and ZeptoLab were all included in the survey, which warned against app statistics such as download numbers. The study showed that approximately 19% of new players open the game only once, while 66% of players will ditch the game within a day. Read more

Seeking: Addictive Mobile Games You Should Never Play

We often feature a lot of mobile games, but we really think you should think twice about playing them. This is your first warning from us, and it probably be your last. Why? Because we are too busy getting addicted to games to notice that we have to be working. If you don’t believe us, check out this video from Glove and Boots demonstrating the phases of game addiction. Take this as a warning, and share your favorite mobile games below. Or not, because this list is a gateway to Candy Crush Hell.

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‘Smash Hit’ Leads The Top Free iPhone Apps List This Week

Once again, this week’s leading free iOS app is Smash Hit, a beautiful and simple game designed for those who likes to hit things. The free game app features surreal graphic animation that lets users fly through glassy, 3D space and smash everything in its path. Other top apps include games like Brave Bird ~ Flap Again, Crazy Taxi, and Darklings.

Below, we’ve listed the top free iPhone apps of the week. The list links to Inside Network’s research about the individual apps, including historical charts, developer information and download information. Read more

Find the Invisible Cow as Addicting as Flappy Bird

There’s a new game in town that’s just as addicting as Flappy Bird. I know that’s a big statement to stand behind, but as someone who likes cows and foxes, Find the Invisible Cow drove me a little crazy. I may have been playing the game all morning.
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European Commission Seeking to Eliminate ‘Free’ From Apps With In-App Purchases

candy crushThe European Commission is investigating the term “free” as used for apps that contain in-app purchases. The consumer policy group representing the European Union is holding talks with Apple, Google and app makers in developing new policies that would require free apps to be completely free, with intentions of targeting terms like “Buy Now” or “Upgrade Now” from free-to-play apps.

The policy group’s Commissioner, Neven Mimica said, “Consumers and in particular children need better protection against unexpected costs from in-app purchases.” Read more

App Store Offers Free Tetris App Download for Limited Time

166357For a limited time, you can download the arcade classic, Tetris, through the App Store App for free. The game app made by Electronics Arts updates the classic with new gameplay features.  Usually priced at for $0.99, App Store users can get it for free until  April 7, 2014.

Created by Soviet programmer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984, the original game still holds a special place in gaming history. The game is considered the Greatest Game of All Time. It’s easily the most highest paid game of all time.

3 Throwback Paper Football Apps for Super Bowl Week

Nook _ Paper FootballNew York City is in full-blown Super Bowl mode with the big event happening this Sunday just across the Hudson at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. About a dozen blocks along Broadway are blocked to traffic beginning Wednesday for a “Super Bowl Boulevard” that features NFL stars, music and even a Times Square toboggan run. Hotels and cabs are full, and New Yorkers are wishing they had remembered to flee for somewhere warmer (and less crowded!).

We were not a big football family growing up, but on Super Bowl Sunday, I do remember one game that always preceded kickoff among my siblings: the paper football toss. We used a matchbook to flick over the TV room’s coffee table, but it’s the same idea. And now, of course, there are apps for this. So here are three paper football toss apps to bring back those memories and help complete your Super Bowl 2014 week. Read more

Gamers Bought Over $1 Million Pizza Hut Pies Through XBox App

xbox_app-image1_300dpi.0_cinema_720In the span of four short months, XBox gamers have been getting quite hungry for Pizza Hut – the game console app was able to genera a quick $1 million in revenue, especially on weekends.

In an interview with Polygon, Pizza Hut’s Director of Relations, Doug Terfehr, said, “It’s been a source of unbelievable growth for us… Just the explosion of people who wanted to download it, experiment with it, play with it with Kinect.  Read more