by Free Britney at

Flappy Bird, the addictive mobile game that flew to the top of the iPhone and Android app downloads charts in recent months, has now flown the coop.

A tweet from the creator suggested that its huge success had become a burden for him personally, despite the insane sums of money he banked.

"I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down," developer Dong Nguyen wrote Saturday. "I cannot take this anymore."

What is the "this" he's referring to?

Nguyen, a Vietnamese developer with a studio called DotGears, did not reply to interviews request, but has previously said that the game "ruined" his "simple life."

"It is not anything related to legal issues," he said.

"I just cannot keep it anymore."

Continue Reading...

Tags: , ,

by Hilton Hater at

Darn you, Internet users. Stop making us with your genius creationrs were real.

First, someone came up with this fake commercial for a Louis CK fragrance titled Louis CK One.

Now, another someone has given us a look at what an old school video game based on the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction would look like. What makes this so awesome?

It even includes a version of "You Never Can Tell" while Vincent and Mia do the twist. Amazing. If only it came with a quarter pounder with cheese...

Tags: ,

by Free Britney at

Lindsay Lohan has called in her legal team to take action against Grand Theft Auto V, claiming that the game is using her image without her consent.

According to TMZ, Lohan's lawyers are threatening a lawsuit demanding Rockstar Games pay some serious money for using her likeness in GTA V:

Lindsay Lohan in GTA 5?

Of course, legally, this is a dubious claim to say the least.

The video game cover shows the woman holding a phone, and while she does look somewhat Lindsay-like, it's not exactly a carbon copy of the star.

Part of the game does feature a mission in which a Lohan-esque celebrity figure needs a player's help to take her home and escape the paparazzi.

This arrest pic definitely conjures up LiLo memories, too ...

Continue Reading...

Tags: , ,

by Free Britney at

Candy Crush Saga turns one year old today. In that time, it has been downloaded more than half a billion times and played more than 151 billion times.

That's about 200 times per download! If you're familiar with the mobile game, you're likely not surprised by those totals. You know you contribute to them.

Its combination of strategy, cool design, vibrant colors, and availability via Android and Windows phones and tablets has fueled the Candy Crush craze.

Still, its success is staggering. Why does Candy Crush Saga achieve so much, given its similarities to other time-consuming, mind-numbing distractions?

Tommy Palm, head developer at King, cites humanity's affinity for candy, color, and interesting shapes. The simpler things go a long way, apparently.

Additionally, constantly updated content keeps its users engaged and addicted. After starting with just one level last year, the game has 544 as of now.

Continue Reading...

Tags: , , ,

by Hilton Hater at

It's the question on the minds of gamers everywhere:

Can Megan Fox be any hotter in the latest commercial for Call Of Duty Ghosts?!? No, wait. That's not it. This is:

Can Call Of Duty Ghosts out-earn the ridiculous $800 million haul made by Grand Theft Auto 5 in its first 24 hours of release?

That video game has already climbed well past the $1 billion mark globally, setting the bar incredibly high for Call Of Duty Ghosts, which went on sale today at midnight.

Continue Reading...

Tags: ,

by Hilton Hater at

Tom Clancy, one of the best-selling authors of his generation, died yesterday at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 66 years old.

The novelist was best known and respected for his detailed portrayal of the espionage and military world.

He wrote such successes as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears and created the character of Jack Ryan, who went on to be played on the big screen by such stars as Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.

Continue Reading...

Tags: , , ,

by Hilton Hater at

This just in: video game users love stealing cars and killing hookers.

After just three days of release, Grand Theft Auto V has raked in an incredible $1 billion in global sales, easily setting a new record and blowing past Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which needed 15 days to hit that same number in November 2012.

How impressive is this figure?

Grand Theft Auto V has now surpassed the second-highest grossing MOVIE of the year (Despicable Me 2) and could easily fly by Iron Man 3's $1.2 billion gross.

It looks like the GTA Twitter reaction wasn't the only thingout of control this week.

Tags: ,

by Free Britney at

Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, who introduced the world to Super Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong, died this morning of pneumonia in Japan.

The video game pioneer was 85 years old.

Yamauchi was president of the company from 1949 (seriously) until 2002. He first introduced the Nintendo Entertainment System to America in 1985.

At the time of Nintendo's inception, it was a playing card company, but needless to say, it changed with the times to become the behemoth it is today.

Hiroshi left the company in 2002, and reportedly declined to accept a pension of $9-14 million annually, claiming Nintendo could put it to better use.

With an estimated net worth of over $2 billion, Hiroshi Yamauchi was the 13th richest man in Japan. He is survived by his wife and three adult children.

Tags: , ,

by Hilton Hater at

Ben Affleck being cast as Batman didn't bring down Twitter.

And, despite Charlie Hunnam landing the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey, this social network is still standing.

But now there's a new challenge to the existence of Twitter: Grand Theft Auto V, the wildly popular video game that went on sale today and is expected to surpass a record by selling 25 million copies over the next year.

Users have purchased the game and then taken to their online accounts to express their pleasure... take selfies within the game... and/or bid farewell forever to their social lives.

Watch the following video to get an idea of just how crazy Twitter has gone in the wake of this release and be glad you aren't a digitalized hooker right about now:

Tags: , ,

by Hilton Hater at

Note to everyone who called in sick this morning to work:

Happy Madden Release Day!

Yes, the most popular video game ever invented celebrates its 25th anniversary today, with Madden NFL 25 now on the shelves and millions of men around the country now on their sofas.

At this point, there's not much difference between versions, though creators have clearly made an effort to recognize the impact of such players as Colin Kaepnerick and Robert Griffin III in the league.

To wit: the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins feature the Pistol formation with several Read Option plays.

Continue Reading...

Tags: