Today, Microsoft officially announced that Xbox Music, the long-awaited replacement for Zune, will launch on Xbox 360 Tuesday, October 16th. Clearly intended to take a slice out of services like iTunes and Spotify, Xbox Music will only be available as a subscription based service on the console. Read More...

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Anyone who's played Words with Friends knows how addicting the mobile game can be. Now, we all have a chance to put that letter tile addiction to good use as Zynga recently announced the "Word with Friends Celebrity Challenge" kicks off tomorrow, September 27th.

Celebrities such as Kristen Bell, Sophia Bush, Jonah Hill, John Legend, Snoop Lion, Eva Longoria, Edward Norton and Paul Pierce want you to join their Words with Friends team and help them win a piece of $500,000 for their chosen charity! Read More...

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Rayman has reared his ugly mug on numerous platforms, but today we're seeing him in his first adventure on mobile devices. Ubisoft announced today that Rayman Jungle Run, a Canabalt style side-scroller, has officially landed on iOS devices a day early!

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EA Mobile is at it again with another way to draw in new players for their mobile games. This time they're offering up free in-app items for games like Monopoly Hotels and The Sims FreePlay if you happen to be a first time player. Head past the break for the full rundown. Read More...

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It was fun to see Rovio working with NASA to promote Angry Birds Space and it looks like they're trying to keep that going. Yesterday, Rovio revealed the latest episode/update to the game and considering how caught up everyone is with Curiosity lately, Mars seems like the perfect location for new levels. Read More...

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Welcome to our new “App of the Week” column! We're going to kick things off with an app I discovered a little late, but was thankfully still able to pick up during the promotional free period. That app is Jaws Revenge, which for obvious reasons was available for free during Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Read More...

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Though most smartphone games are designed to take advantage of touch screen controls, many gamers are constantly on the lookout for any way to add physical buttons to their mobile gaming. We've seen a few add-on controllers attempt this, but most have lacked the developer support needed to gain mass appeal. The team at Milkshake Labs is trying to change all that with the coco controller -- an iPhone/iPod accessory that adds physical buttons and a joystick to your mobile device for a price on par with just about any other case you'd find at the Apple Store.

The project just hit Kickstarter this morning, where Milkshake Labs are looking for financial backers to help them reach a funding goal of $175,000 and deliver the coco controller to the masses. Last week, we were lucky enough to chat with Milkshake Labs co-founder Colton Gyulay who shed light on how developer support and unique features will separate coco from the countless smartphone gaming controllers we've seen in the past. Head past the break for the full interview! Read More...

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Taking a page straight out of Rovio's book, Zynga and Hasbro have apparently struck a deal that will bring several of the mobile/social game developer's most popular titles to our coffee tables. That's right, games such as CityVille, FarmVille and Words with Friends are getting the physical board game treatment. Read More...

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EA revealed yesterday that one of the greatest racing game franchises available on iOS and Android is getting a third installment. Real Racing 3 is on the way and, for the first time ever, we'll be able to race on real tracks from around the globe. Read More...

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Touch controls make tablet gaming pretty tough to enjoy and a lot gamers won't even bother giving it shot. However, as tablets become more and more powerful, developers will be able to create more high quality games. Thankfully, one manufacturer sees the potential and is in the process of creating the Wikipad, a powerful Tegra 3 powered tablet accompanied by a console-style controller attachment.

In a recent interview with GamesBeat, the company behind the device (which happens to share the same name) revealed the final specs for the Wikipad and the device looks pretty promising. Read More...

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