Young Toronto entrepreneur takes on Candy Crush turning playtime into paytime

A young Toronto entrepreneur is giving away a minimum of $1,000 per week with the hopes of attracting enough players to play his games and build his user base and then in turn earn ad dollars to take on the likes of Candy Crush. And unlike other revenue models where you need to pay-to-play, this model is Free-2-Win; there are no in-app purchases. And the more you play, the more chances you have to win.

“Our mandate with Big Time is to change the way mobile users play games,” says Jeremy Zuckerman, Founder of WINR Games. “The games are fun on their own, but the opportunity to win cash only adds to the appeal of the app. We’re the first and only free mobile gaming app to offer a cash prize. Our aim is to pave the way for the future of mobile gaming.”

And they’ve already given away lots of green, almost $20K to date. READ Full article at: CanoeTech Blog

Tetris Turns 30

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1984 is best known for the name of George Orwell’s 1948 book that paints a bleak look at the future and the year that saw the release of the original Macintosh, where we saw “why 1984 won’t be like 1984“. But it was also on this day exactly 30 years ago today that Tetris was unveiled to the world.

Tetris is a highly addictive game, where “falling” shaped pieces or “Tetriminos” as they are called have to be arranged into rectangular shapes to create, in real time, a line, as they float down the screen.

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Get Set Games opts for App Store exclusive for new Mega Jump 2

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Redford and his friends are now jumping yet again in Mega Jump 2, the sequel to the smash hit jumping game Mega Jump that hit #1 in 28 countries. This time things will not only be better, they’ll be a little different or a lot different depending on how you look at it.

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The LEGO Movie Videogame Box Art Unveiled

LTLMV KeyArt RGB HR 2aS Preview2The Lego movie is not expected to hit theatres until February 7, 2014 but already there’s buzz about The Lego Movie Videogame.  We haven’t been privy to the actual game, but here’s a sneak peek at the game’s brand-new “brick-tastic” box art.

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Introducing Psyko Krypton & Psyko Carbon 5.1 Gaming Headsets

While fun, suspense, excitement and challenge as well as awesome graphics and animation, is all part of a great gaming experience, one other important element of a great game is the sound. And the more you’re immersed in it the better it is. But not everyone has the luxury of having a huge surround-sound home theatre system to crank up and even if you do, the last thing you want are your kids, your spouse and your neighbours hearing gunshots in the wee hours of the morning.

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Dutch Gamers set Guinness Record for continuous play

Six Dutch gamers broke the Guinness World Book for Records for non-stop gaming, playing Red Dead Redemption for a whopping 50 hours straight on a Sony PlayStation 3.  READ FULL POST AT CANOE BLOG