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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.

on techhive.com

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.

Give a Mac game this holiday season

The holidays are once again in full swing, and what's more festive than loading up the Mac with some fun games? No problem! There is a veritable avalanche of games to choose from, ranging from kid's fare to casual games to challenging action titles.

Privacy group files complaint against kids' mobile game maker

The popular mobile children's game Mobbles collects personal information from children without providing notice to parents or attempting to get parental consent, in violation of U.S. law, a privacy group said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

The six apps of Hannukah

Hannukah may last for eight nights, but only these six apps are really worth your time if you want to celebrate the Festival of Lights.

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Atari celebrates Pong's 40th anniversary with an iOS app

Fans of the original video game blockbuster, table tennis classic Pong, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday.

on pcworld.com

Curiosity for iOS is a game, but also a social experiment

Combine popping bubble wrap with a higher purpose in this new game from 22cans.

Remains of the Day: Turn, turn, turn

Google gets ready to turn over a new leaf with Maps for iOS, Apple may be the only tech company legally able to bring you page turners, and Nintendo turns to iOS apps with in-app purchase.

Remains of the Day: Rack 'em

Samsung says it's not jacking up Apple's prices, a German board game company is whacking iOS apps for trademark violations, and Apple is packing stores into two new countries.

Remains of the Day: The hard way

Apple's softening on employees with outside projects, but it's harder than diamonds in the retail sphere. And an Apple co-founder gets the hard-boiled treatment.