CES 2011 – Angry Birds in the real world. Wooden game from Mattel
Yep it is Angry Birds in the real world. Unlike its rather addictive iPad cousin (so beloved of one David Cameron) this features real (well wooden) birds that you use to knock things up and down. There's also a…
Mindflex: Screwball Scramble toy for X-Men
Boardgames have come a long way since Mouse-Trap: it's not just about worrying if you've lost the diver piece, you've now got to make sure all the brainwave-monitoring controls are securely attatched near your frontal brain lobe too. As is…
Puppy Tweets lets your dog bark in 140 characters
Remember all those You've Been Framed clips of dogs playing the piano? Well that was just the beginning; thanks to Mattel's Puppy Tweets collar tag, your dog is about to enter the online world of social networking and Twitter. No,…
Video Review: Pictionary Man
Pictionary Man, featuring an electronic Morph-alike to help you channel your inner Tony Hart
Facebook blocks Scrabulous worldwide
In a not-entirely-unexpected development of the story of the grim fate of Scrabulous, Facebook have blocked the Scrabble-clone application in every country except India. Mattel, who own the rights to Scrabble outside of North America, formally demanded the block due to copyright concerns…
Look out Scrabulous – EA and Hasbro to launch legit Facebook Scrabble in North America
This week, Electronic Arts and Hasbro announced plans to launch the first licensed Facebook Scrabble game in North America. The licensed version will become available in mid to late July and will be free and without adverts, at least for the start.
Scrabble® vs Scrabulous: It's Facebook application war!
Scrabble makers Mattel have decided if you can’t beat ’em, design a Facebook application that looks better than theirs, and after failing in their attempt to give the hugely popular but unofficial Scrabulous the boot, the board game giants have launched their own version.
Never ones to sit on the sidelines, we at Shiny have decided to wade in with our opinions like English footballs in a quiet Continental cafe. As a hardcore Scrabulite and member of the successful “Save Scrabulous” Facebook group, it’s been left to me to make the call in this clash of the titans and decide which the is king of alphabetic applications…
RealNetworks may buy Scrabulous, legal online Scrabble-esque gameplay for all
Scrabulous is definitely popular, as a recent Facebook petition testifies, so anything which brings hope to its survival has to be a good thing.
GigaOm speculates that such a deal would be great for RealNetworks, as it could give them a foot in the door of casual gaming on Facebook. Although Facebook users may not really care who saves Scrabulous, so long as they can still play it, they may well win a few fans along the way.