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+ - A Video Game That Helps Cure Cancer

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Guerilla Tea Games and Cancer Research UK have partnered on the creation of Play to Cure: Genes in Space, a game that actively helps scientists in their battle to find a cure for cancer. Grab It has the story about how the studio has converted the genetic data that needs to be trawled through by hand for imperfections into a space shooter, where players can knock months off the process by blasting away at asteroids. Episode 5 of the Grab It game discovery iPad app features the full exclusive interview on the game's creation, with behind the scenes images and video."

+ - The Top 10 Best Free iOS Games of June 1

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Each month indie iOS publication Grab It provides a guide to the best games of the period, and it has just unveiled its top 10 free titles for June. It's a good chance to identify some titles to try out on your iPad or iPhone for zero dollars. For those who are interested in other highlights from the year thus far, here are the top 10 free iOS games of May, April, March, February and January."

+ - Sid Meier Makes Civilization Revolution 2 A Mobile Exclusive

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "After 23-years at the top, turn-based strategy pioneer Sid Meier and the team at Firaxis have made a strong statement on the rise of mobiles and tablets as a gaming platform by declaring Civilization Revolution 2 as a mobile exclusive . The original game released on consoles, only to be later ported to mobile. Grab It has the details on a range of new features coming to the game, which will hit the App Store on July 2. The site has pointed to a number of "name" franchises going mobile only, also providing evidence suggesting GTA: City Stories could be an iOS exclusive."

+ - Angry Birds Transformers Toys-To-Life Collaboration Announced

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Mobile gaming giant Rovio and toy empire Hasbro are teaming up in a big way. Angry Birds Transformers has just been announced, but it is more than just another game. It is also following in the footsteps of Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Nintendo by providing a toys-to-life experience, whereby you can place an Autobird or Deceptihog toy on a telepod and bring the character and its abilities into your game world. Rovio had recently gained support from hardcore gamers for branching into the RPG space with Angry Birds Epic, and has previously had great successes partnering with Star Wars, featuring in the Top 10 Star Wars Games on iOS."

+ - David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff to Star in Indie Game Megamagic

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "From pulling the babes in Baywatch to getting cup-caked by Adam Sandler in Clicker, David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff never fails to own a screen. Grab It has just revealed that he is bringing his magnetic presence — voice and motion-capture — to the upcoming indie game Megamagic (PC, iOS, Wii U) by BeautiFun Games. The game is described as being a mix of Zelda, Command & Conquer, Pokémon and Streets of Rage. Grab It recently released a special edition of its Grab It Game Discovery app focused on BeautiFun's first title, the classic philosophical puzzle platformer Nihilumbra."

+ - Is GTA: City Stories an iOS Exclusive?

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Rockstar owner Take-2 Interactive sparked plenty of debate when it recently trademarked City Stories, leading many fans of the GTA series to immediately link the new mark with the established City Stories spin-offs already available on PlayStation formats. Grab It argues that City Stories may in fact be the first game in the series purpose built for mobile, suggesting that the time is right for the famous developer to make the most of the format."

+ - Is This The iPhone 6?

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Rumours regarding new Apple hardware are a dime a dozen, but a concept artist has put together a very plausible look for the iPhone 6 based off recently leaked schematics and features. The device is expected to release in late 2014. Grab It has the details."

+ - How To Play PC Games On Your iPad - A Step-By-Step Guide

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Through a combination of apps and the power of streaming, you can play any PC game you feel like through your iPad. Grab It has put live an article that details the options available to people interested in giving it a go, as well as a simple step-by-step guide. The website has previously offered up a guide on playing Quake III on an iPad and also a gamer’s guide to getting the most from your iPad."

+ - Apple Announces 2014 WWDC Keynote will be Streamed Live

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It is reporting that Apple will stream its 2014 WWDC keynote live at 10am PST on June 2. The site speculates that a recent update to showcase title and previous keynote star Real Racing 3 could confirm a rumoured microconsole announcement. The App Store has seen a dramatic rise in the quality and frequency of AAA spin-off titles over the last year, giving Apple a good platform to make a move into this emerging space."

+ - Classic Doom Engine FPS/RPG Strife Makes a Return on iOS->

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Originally released by Rogue Entertainment in 1996, Strife was something of a transitional title in gaming’s evolution. Released at the end of the Doom Engine era, it incorporated many elements that would later become staples of the genre, such as branching dialogue trees with narrative implications, an inventory system and open-ended hub areas. Developer Javier Chavez has recently ported Strife to iOS exactly as it was all those years ago, and Grab It has a write up on what the retro-curious can expect alongside some screenshots."
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+ - Interview: Camouflaj founder Ryan Payton on Republique EP2: Metamorphosis

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It has an exclusive interview with Ryan Payton — founder of Camouflaj and the ex-creative director of Halo 4 and producer of the Metal Gear Solid Series — regarding the second episode of his ground-breaking touchscreen BioShock meets Thief stealth game République. In it he discusses the challenges the team has faced during its development, a raft of new features and new story elements. The site also showcases six new screenshots and revealed a May 1 release date. Grab It has previous history with the series, having worked on a making of République feature in its inaugural, free episode of its App Store app."

+ - Game of Thrones: Ascent Content to Tie in with Season 4 of the TV Series->

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It Magazine has run an interview with developer Disruptor Beam about the upcoming tablet release of its political strategy RPG Game of Thrones: Ascent. In the game, players assume the role of a noble in the lands of Westeros and look to play the game of thrones alongside and against other human players. The interview covers the gameplay, tablet functionality and working with George R. R. Martin, and also reveals how content updates will appear directly after each of the upcoming HBO episodes, bringing the events of the TV show into the game's world."
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