Mobile games

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What in the world is happening to our beloved Wordle?
Fans say the puzzle is getting harder, with some swearing they’ve had enough. We look at the psychology behind the game’s appeal and the rising discontent among players

Andrew Anthony

20, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The 15 best games on Apple Arcade
Eye-popping motorcycle rides, wildlife rescue missions, turn-based battling and Wordle alternatives – the greatest games on the subscription service

Keith Stuart

17, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Worried about losing Wordle? Here are some alternatives, just in case
New owner the New York Times says the hit game will (initially) remain free, but we look at some back up options if it ends up behind a paywall

Patrick Lum

05, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Will Wordle still be free after the New York Times buyout?
Will the hit game imminently be locked behind a paywall or stay as it is? What about ads? The NYT’s head of games explains the plan

Keith Stuart

02, Feb, 2022 @2:59 PM

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Meet Lewdle – the dirty version of the viral word-guessing game Wordle
The letter-guessing game has taken the world by storm, so it’s no surprise copycats have emerged. This one offers a sweary twist

20, Jan, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Wordle creator overwhelmed by global success of hit puzzle
Josh Wardle developed game to play with his partner – and now more than 2m others have joined in

Rachel Hall

11, Jan, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Take-Two acquires Farmville creator Zynga in £9.4bn deal
The maker of Grand Theft Auto adds popular farming game and Harry Potter to roster to create gaming giant

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

10, Jan, 2022 @4:27 PM

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Wordle: why the inventor of the fiendishly addictive online game doesn’t want your money
The mobile phone game Josh Wardle launched in October now has 300,000 people playing it daily – but, he says, he is not cashing in

04, Jan, 2022 @3:47 PM

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What is Wordle? The new viral word game delighting the internet
A pleasant little daily brainteaser, Wordle is a simple, shareable word-guessing game that is gaining popularity on Twitter

Patrick Lum

23, Dec, 2021 @5:35 AM

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Strange, horny game ads are flooding social media. I accidentally became obsessed | Alex McKinnon
In his quest to discover why these ads are everywhere, Alex McKinnon ended up downloading too many of them – and investing too much

Alex McKinnon

14, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Tencent curbs on gaming time will shock markets but please many parents
China’s regulators are on the march again but moves to restrict children’s access may be welcomed by many

Alex Hern

04, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Overboard! review – ingenious cruise-ship thriller casts you as the villain
You are the murderous starlet forced to concoct your alibi in Inkle’s fresh and beautifully detailed paperback crime novel of a game

Keith Stuart

09, Jun, 2021 @9:46 AM

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