Super Bowl commercials score big results for app makers

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One of the biggest shockers of Super Bowl 2015, other than Malcolm Butler’s phenomenal interception, was the number of app companies willing to shell out $4.5 million for 30-second ad slots.

Clash of Clans, Game of War and Heroes Charge all paid up to get their games in front of the estimated 112 million live viewers during Sunday night’s game, but was it actually worth it?

The Simpsons takes a swipe at Clash of Clans

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Attack!

Tired of just tapping your way through The Simpsons mobile game, creating your own private Springfield, waiting for your energy donuts to replenish?

It appears that publisher Electronic Arts has heard your “Doh!” and has added a new bit of gameplay to The Simpsons: Tapped Out that is not-so-sneakily just like that of hit free-to-play game Clash of Clans.

Check out the video below to see what we mean.

War Gets A Fresh Face In Clash Of Clans Follow-Up

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Boom Beach

Finnish developer Supercell has a huge hit on its hands with Clash of Clans, and they’re releasing a brand new follow-up that looks surprisingly similar: Boom Beach.

In Clash of Clans, you build a base and defend it with your medieval warriors. You can also go out and attack other people’s bases.

In the trailer for Boom Beach, you might notice a familiar mechanic at work.

Clash Of Clans Adds New Hero Abilities & Gameplay Enhancements

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Super-popular iOS strategy game Clash of Clans has received a major update — most notably adding a slew of new Hero abilities.

Version 5.172 also features numerous gameplay enhancements involving flyers, freezers, boosts, clan co-leaders and gem overgrowth. On top of that, there are various interface improvements, balance tweaks, performance improvements, and the usual unspecified bug fixes.