Towerfall sold about 7,000 copies on Ouya, developer Matt Thorson has revealed.

The competitive multiplayer title made its debut in 2013 as an exclusive for the Android-based console.

"Being the best game on Ouya isn't a huge deal, but it is nice," Thorson told Eurogamer. "It still sells on there."

The game, of which an updated version recently launched on PlayStation 4 and PC, performed best on Sony's system.

"It's actually doing better on PS4, but it's still doing well on PC," Thorson added.

"It's doing definitely well enough for me to support myself for quite awhile. That's really encouraging."

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Microsoft is warning users of a security flaw found in its Internet Explorer browser.

Versions 6 to 11 are vulnerable to the flaw, which allows hackers to impersonate familiar websites in order to steal personal data.

The PC maker said it is only aware of "limited, targeted attacks" so far and is yet to release an update.

"On completion of [an] investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to protect our customers, which may include providing a solution through our monthly security update release process, or an out-of-cycle security update, depending on customer needs," the company said in an advisory statement.

The hacker can only gain access if they convince the user to access a "specially crafted website", which could be presented in an ordinary looking email, attachments or through an instant message.

If successful, the attacker could then install software, view, change or delete data, and even create a new account with full user rights.

Those using Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are thought to be protected from the attack, as it runs in a restricted mode.

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Apple is opening a new replacement programme for faulty sleep/wake buttons on the iPhone 5.

After a number of complaints that the button becomes stuck, the company will now replace the button for free on iPhone 5 models manufactured through March 2013.

At present, the process is only available to handset holders in the US and Canada, but will be made available in other countries - including the UK - from May 2.

Owners have to enter their phone's serial number on a special page to find out if they are eligible for the free repair.

You can either take your handset into an Apple retail store or send it via the post, but the process will take between four to six days from when the repair centre receive the device.

"Your iPhone will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this programme and is otherwise in working order," Apple explained. "Before sending your iPhone to Apple for service, you will need to back up all your data and erase all your content and settings."

The iPhone maker also warned that any other damages such as a cracked screen could impair the button's replacement and will have to be resolved before.

Apple retail stores and authorised service providers will also offer a 16GB iPhone 5 to those who need access to a phone while they wait for their own device to be serviced.


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The man responsible for the design of the HTC One has announced that he is leaving the company.

Head of design Scott Croyle has been with the Taiwanese smartphone maker since 2008, when HTC acquired design firm One & Co and made him senior VP of design in April 2011.


In a statement, HTC said that Croyle will not depart immediately but will stay on for a short period in a consultancy role.

"HTC remains at the forefront of smartphone innovation," a spokesperson said. "Scott Croyle will be focusing on special projects and dedicated on next generation developments."

Jonah Becker, Croyle's second in command, is expected to take over as head of design.


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Pokemon X and Y toys will be included with North American Happy Meals, McDonald's has announced.

The upcoming Happy Meals promotion gives fans the chance to collect Pokemon trading cards and toys based on characters from recent 3DS releases X and Y.

Using the McDonald's McPlay Power mobile app, toys based on characters such as Pikachu, Venusaur, Servine, Pignite, Xerneas and Charizard can be scanned to unlock mini-games.

Fans will be able to collect 12 different Pokemon toys once the current Amazing Spider-Man 2 promotion ends.

Although it is unclear if the promotion will be available outside of North America, Nintendo recently teamed with McDonald's to bring Super Mario-themed toys to UK restaurants.

UK fans were able to collect eight different toys, including Mario's Hovering Coin, Donkey Kong Barrel Projector, a Super Sound Mushroom and Mario's Warp Pipe Embosser.


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Blizzard has temporarily ruled out a console version of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

Production director Jason Chayes told Eurogamer that the team is currently too busy to think about a potential console release.

"The idea of getting it onto console has come up from players," Chayes explained.

"It's not something we're actually looking at right now. We feel like we have our hands full in the short term with getting onto Android as soon as we can, which is kind of one of the big priorities we're looking at right now."

Chayes didn't completely rule out a console port, explaining that fan feedback could one day make it a reality.

"What we've said in the past, and this will continue to be the case, is that we want to be able to hear back from our community and our players what they're really interested in, what they're very passionate about," he continued.

"If getting Hearthstone onto console is something there's a huge interest in, then we'd love to hear about that so it's something we can be thinking about," he added.

Elsewhere, Chayes said Blizzard was looking at implementing a built-in spectator mode after the success of Hearthstone Twitch streams.

"We do think we have a bunch of unique ideas on how we can integrate a spectator mode into the game.

"It is actually something we're right now literally in the middle of designing and we're looking at having some more information to share on that in the coming weeks as well."

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft recently made its debut on iPad, having previously launched on PC and Mac.


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Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids are to star in a new original reality series for Xbox.

The football stars will appear in Every Street United, where they will search for the world's best amateur players.

The players will then compete in a four-a-side game outside the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It will premiere in June, with all episodes being available through Xbox Video for Xbox One, 360, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Microsoft recently announced its first slate of original programming via its Xbox Originals strand.

Documentary series Signal to Noise will include six programmes about technology, with each episode being helmed by a top director.

It will be produced by Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn (30 Days).

Xbox will also broadcast coverage of live events, including the 13th annual Bonnaroo music and arts festival from June 13 to 15.

Several pilots have also been commissioned, including Seth Green and Matt Senreich's Borat-style unscripted comedy Extraordinary Believers and a detective thriller based on Warren Ellis's novel Gun Machine.

Xbox previously announced Humans, an adaptation of Sweden's sci-fi series, which will air via Xbox and Channel 4 in the UK in 2015.

Steven Spielberg is also producing a new live-action television show based on the Halo series, while there are several other Xbox video game titles said to be in development.


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Mass Effect Trilogy has apparently been outed by a retailer.

Chilean website Zmart Games posted listings for both Xbox One and PS4 editions of the game.

Mass Effect Trilogy has apparently been outed by a retailer.

Chilean website Zmart Games posted listings for both Xbox One and PS4 editions of the game.


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Angry Birds creator Rovio has posted its financial results for 2013.

Rovio's earnings report reveals year-on-year growth of just 2.5%, with revenues of £128.4m, according to The Guardian.

The company posted revenues of £125 million in 2012, which was more than double the £61 million it made in 2011.

Owing to investments in new games, cartoons and an upcoming movie, Rovio's net profits halved from approximately £45 million in 2012 to £22 million in 2013.

Nearly half of the company's revenues came from a consumer products division that spans toys, books and other licensed merchandise.

Revenues from non-consumer products fell by 1.2% to £68 million.

Chief financial officer Herkkop Soininen described 2013 as "a foundation-building year" after three years of "very strong growth".

"We invested in new business areas, such as animation and video distribution, ventured into new business models in games, and consolidated our strong market position in consumer products licensing," Soininen added.

The lack of major growth has been linked with Rovio's failure to significantly crack the free-to-play market with karting game Angry Birds Go.

The title is currently the 125th top-grossing iPhone game and the 79th top-grossing iPad release.

Rovio will release turn-based role-playing game Angry Birds Epic later this year on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8.

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Dustforce has been ported to Xbox 360.

The 2D sweep-'em-up platformer from Hitbox Team is now available to purchase from Xbox Live for £7.99 in the UK and $9.99 in the US.

Publisher Capcom previously brought the indie title to PlayStation 3 and Vita, following its release for PC and Mac.

The console edition of the game arrived on PlayStation Network with online multiplayer for up to four players and cross-play support between PS3 and PS Vita.

Players control one of four acrobatic janitors who have the ability to leap and dash off walls, allowing them to thoroughly cleanse levels while traversing hazardous environments.

Dustforce originally debuted on Steam in 2012.


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