What Do the Ten Top Grossing iPhone Games of 2012 Have in Common?…

For every overpriced Final Fantasy re-release on iTunes there are dozens of free-to-play social games, refugees from a slowly fading Facebook love affair with microtransaction-driven casual titles finding new sources of revenue in the fertile mobile market. In this year's list of the top grossing iOS games and apps… » 1/02/13 4:55pm 1/02/13 4:55pm

Now's Your Chance to Get Every Dragonvale Dragon You've Missed

Notorious for releasing limited-time only dragons and driving players insane trying to breed them before time runs out, Backflip Studios shows fans mercy for the holidays, unlocking every dragon ever released in the game for breeding and purchase—for a limited time, at least. » 12/19/12 2:45pm 12/19/12 2:45pm

Rise of the Collectible iPhone Robots

Backflip Studios takes the addictive formula of the wildly popular Dragonvale, swaps colorful lizards for quirky machine creatures, and guarantees that I'll be obsessing over robot breeding and battling for the next year. » 11/01/12 11:49am 11/01/12 11:49am

Dragonvale with Robots?! You Bastards.

On no less than two separate occasions have I bemoaned the addictive nature of iPhone breeding game Dragonvale, the mobile game I've played longer than any other. Now Backflip Studios takes the same formula and applies it to robots. Dammit. » 10/26/12 9:55am 10/26/12 9:55am

EA: Social Games Aren't Dying, But Consumers 'Won't Pay for Crap'

With player numbers dropping and the recent revelation that 85 percent stop playing after the first day, a shadow hangs over the once ridiculously profitable social gaming scene. Speaking today at App Conference in San Jose, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said that the decline of social gaming is overplayed;… » 10/19/12 3:55pm 10/19/12 3:55pm

This Diabolical Dragon Breeding Game Has Kept Me Playing for Over a Year

You want to know how a free-to-play iPhone game keeps a guy that barely has time to play new releases engrossed for more than 365 days? I have one day left to breed a Solstice dragon, and three days to breed a Sapphire. Curse you, Dragonvale. » 9/26/12 2:55pm 9/26/12 2:55pm