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Angry Birds Epic: fun, but heavy on the IAP

Angry Birds Epic has some fun gameplay that is hobbled by prohibitive IAP and an always-online requirement.

By March 20, 2014


EA's Dungeon Keeper is mired in IAP and shady review manipulation

EA's remake of the Peter Molyneux classic for mobile represents some of the more unscrupulous tactics mobile gaming has to offer.

By February 9, 2014


First game for Facebook Messenger draws a familiar picture

The first game has launched for the Facebook Messenger app -- a game similar to Draw Something, where players take turns guessing what the other has drawn.

By June 10, 2015


The seven deadly sins of mobile games

We love our mobile games, but there are a few tendencies -- annoying, manipulative, or sometimes both -- that need to go away.

By April 16, 2015


Shattered Planet: towards the perfect procedural death labyrinth

Kitfox Games has just released its first game. CNET Australia caught up with studio head Tanya Short to talk IAP, inclusivity and the perfect PDL.

By April 2, 2014


Single-player campaign coming to Hearthstone

The first Hearthstone expansion will see players battling through the floating necropolis of Naxxramas, with 30 new cards to be won.

By April 13, 2014


Two-thirds of free mobile gamers stop playing after one day

In a new survey of mobile gaming habits, it was discovered that most players will stop playing a free game after 24 hours and never return.

By April 10, 2014


Best mobile games of March 2014

Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in March 2014.

By April 3, 2014


Google cracks down on dodgy Android apps

Google has updated its Developer Program Policy to crack down on app behaviour around in-app payments, advertising and spyware.

By March 30, 2014


Google sued over kids racking up in-app purchases

A class action has been raised against Google over in-app purchases by a mother whose young son spent US$65 on in-game currency.

By March 11, 2014