5.9 billion, spent on a company that’s known for making a match-3 game. Wild, isn’t it? That’s more than Disney spent on Star Wars! How do you explain such a thing?
Just two days after Halloween, Activision’s spending a whole lot of money on candy—the publisher announced tonight that they’ve bought Candy Crush developer King for $5.9 billion. Yes, that’s BILLION.
It's the week of E3, so of course Vice is covering the video game industry's largest annual event in true Vice style: by writing about plastic cases that let you mold your very own 3D-printed dildos.
Dots, one of the best and most popular mobile games of 2013, is finally getting a sequel of sorts, creator Betaworks announced this morning. It's called—you guessed it—TwoDots.
Tokyo trendsetter Harutamu looks ready to set another fad: Turning your fingernails into ad space.
King, the controversial developers behind Candy Crush Saga, just finished its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. It was the single worst first day's trading so far in 2014.
Remember the drama when the makers of Candy Crush Saga tried to trademark the word "candy?" And then they wanted to put a claim on "saga," too. Of course, trademarking a name isn't the same as owning it. Regardless, a new game shows you what it would be like to have everyday words become verboten someone else "owns"…
We all know Candy Crush Saga is addictive, but have you ever wondered why?
The company behind Candy Crush Saga has withdrawn their trademark application for 'Candy' in the United States, according to documents they filed with the U.S. Trademark Office yesterday.
Lately, Candy Crush Saga-makers King.com have been busy blocking trademark applications and going after people with the words "Candy" and even "Saga" in their game names. While they're doing that—technically, they say, simply to protect their brand from copycats—the game-making denizens of the Internet have been…
When Fox News' Shepard Smith started reporting on a giant-ass tablet, there really was no other way this was going to end — He was clearly gonna use that thing to play Candy Crush Saga.
Sad giant viking is sad.
Yesterday we learned that King.com, makers of the wildly popular game Candy Crush Saga, had submitted a trademark application for the word "Candy" that would block other game-makers from using it in their game titles. This has struck more than a few people as more than a bit ridiculous, and some people are responding…
The people who made Candy Crush think they now own the word Candy, at least when it comes to games and a bunch of merchandise. How adorable.
According to some Concerned Experts, the ubiquity of online games with easy-to-circumvent age limits is giving children adorable widdle gambling problems. They grow up so fast!
Quick, what do you think were the biggest games on Google this year? Grand Theft Auto? Call of Duty? League of Legends?
Everyone takes their phones to the bathroom these days, so let's just get it out of the way: When I go, I usually play Candy Crush. I'm a quick pooper, but I still manage to fit in a game. As for those occasionally awful, oh-god-what-did-I-do-I'm-going-to-die dumps, they no longer cause me pain. I no longer feel…
If a certain system can be used to trick children into spending thousands of dollars, then it's probably not a very ethical system.