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SimCity zoned for the Mac in June

Electronic Arts on Wednesday announced that June 11, 2013, is the official release date for the latest version of SimCity.

The Week in iOS Apps: Business time!

Google and Microsoft both return to iOS with upgraded apps designed to help you get your work done and save your most important files to the cloud. Plus, games, poems, and skeletons in this week's roundup.

Remains of the Day: Super password

Despite the patch for the latest Apple security hole, concerns remain about the company's track record in that arena. But, hey, can you really blame Apple, when it may be busy building a game controller and a streaming music service?

Remains of the Day: Can get some satisfaction

Apple's still tops in smartphone smiles, Google's chairman lodges a foot in his mouth yet again, and a satirical game gets the boot from the App Store.

Match-Up brings real-time multiplayer tournaments to mobile gaming

Available for iOS devices, Match-Up from Big Fish Games promises the first real-time, multiplayer tournament offering for mobile casual games.

Real Racing 3 sparks debate over micropayment gameplay

The recent launch of Real Racing 3 has spawned a discussion on the use of micropayments in games. Is it a fad or the future we're destined for?

Apple to settle lawsuit on in-app purchases by minors

Apple has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit that claimed that its app purchase policy did not prevent minor children from running huge expenses for in-app purchases.

Mac Gaming (What Went Wrong?) - Macworld iWorld 2013

Carlos Rodela hosts a panel on Mac gaming at the 2013 Macworld/iWorld conference. Panelists include Veronica Belmont of Revision 3, John Davison of Red Robot Labs, and Ryan Mac Donald of Gamespot.

Expo Notes: BowBlade lets you get physical with your iPhone gaming (video)

The BowBlade active gaming device lets you play many shooting and target games, but gives you an upper-body workout in the process.

Expo Notes: Video Charades is just fun

Video Charades is not going to wow you with its cleverness. It's just a simple, pleasantly diverting app.

Valve sued in Germany over game ownership

The Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV) sued computer game distributor Valve because it prohibits Steam gamers from reselling their games.

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Amazon rolls out in-app purchase option for PC, Mac, and Web games

Amazon eschews Android exclusivity to offer its in-app purchase API for use in traditional computer games. One-click broadsword orders, here we come.

Nine great games for your new iPhone or iPad

Lucky enough to get an iPhone 5, iPad mini, or fourth-generation iPad this holiday season? Your new device may feel a little empty now, but we've got some games that will get things hopping in no time.

Five great holiday updates to popular iOS games

Chances are, your favorite iOS game is sporting a new look for the holidays. Here are five that caught our eye.