Rovio Makes Angry Birds Free On iOS

Rovio has made its Angry Birds gem free on Apple’s iOS platform for the first time, and it looks like Rovio is about to announce that Angry Birds is the number one app of all time.

Both the Angry Birds game for the iPhone and iPod Touch and the Angry Birds HD game for the iPad are now available for free on Apple’s iTunes store, and Rovio has also added 15 new levels to the game.

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Microsoft Wants Kinect In Tablets, Laptops Eventually

After making the leap to PCs and getting an SDK, the Kinect will soon be a ubiquitous part of most consumer electronics if Microsoft has its way. But Microsoft’s R&D still has a long way to go overcoming the obstacles inherent in making Kinect hardware smaller, lighter and usable in various conditions, like outdoors. Meanwhile, rivals like Leap motion are not standing still.

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Tomb Raider Film In The Works Based On Franchise Reboot

Tomb Raider 1 and 2 were some of the first breakout video game films. The films achieved a degree of success that put the category on the map, despite mostly halting efforts even today. So it’s only fitting that a new film is coming featuring Lara’s new image, one that will move forward from the earlier Angelina Jolie-fronted efforts.

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Sim City Players Facing Up To Half Hour Wait Due To Overwhelmed US Servers

EA’s launch of its latest online only entry in the Sim City franchise did not go smoothly, as the game’s servers were immediately strained to their breaking point. The publisher’s controlled review environment for the game also meant press reviews couldn’t give consumers an accurate picture the game under real world conditions, further adding to the outpouring of confusion and frustration players are now venting on Twitter.

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RetroN 4 Console Plays NES, SNES, Genesis And Now GBA Games

A new and updated version of the RetroN 4 games console has been unveiled this week building on the technology and multi gaming principles of the RetroN 3 Console we features here on Geeky Gadgets back in 2010.

The new RetroN 4 console allows you to play cartridges from the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES, Sega Genesis and for the first time the Game Boy Advance.

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SimCity Hits Retail and Digital Download

If you are fan of the SimCity franchise, after a ten-year hiatus EA and Maxis have announced that the new game in the franchise is now available to purchase. The new SimCity game is currently available for PC gamers at retail outlets across North America. The game is also available as a digital download via Origin.

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Battlefield 3 End Game DLC Unveiled By DICE And EA (video)

EA and DICE have this month unveiled the fifth and final digital expansion pack for their Battlefield game, in the form of the Battlefield 3 End Game DLC.

The Battlefield 3 End Game DLC includes two new games modes that includes capture the flag, together with a new Air Superiority mode. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Battlefield 3 End Game DLC  and see it in action.

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Valve Steam Box To Be Tested On Steam Users In 3-4 Months

Valve’s chief executive Gabe Newell revealed in an interview with the BBC ahead of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Games Awards. That Valve is hoping to start sending out prototypes of its new Valve Steam box gaming hardware to Steam users within the next 3-4 months.

Specifications for the new Valve Steam Box are still under wraps at the moment as its being developed but Newell did indicate that Valve is still playing with the possibility to include sensors within the games console controller to track users reactions as they play games.

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Resident Evil Revelations Trailer HD Reveals New Infernal Difficulty (video)

A new Resident Evil Revelations trailer has been released by Capcom this week brings with it a glimpse of what you can expect from the new “Infernal” difficulty mode within the Resident Evil Revelations game.

The new Infernal difficulty mode has been added by Capcom to make the game “nigh-impossible” to test your skills to the limited. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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