Apple settles lawsuit with angry parents over deceptive in-app purchases

Feb 27, 2013

A 2011 lawsuit filed by five California parents against Apple over deceptive in-app purchases might finally see a resolution this week, as the powerhouse corporation has agreed to pay out those parents “who can show that their child made in-app purchases using iTunes Store or App Store credits.” The lawsuit comes as a result of children who unknowingly racked up huge bills of free-to-play in-app purchases with their parents’ real money, most of which totaled between $99 and $1,500. 

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Smurf Life Preview

Nov 5, 2012

Riddle time. What’s blue and cheerful and a game on iOS featuring the popular Smurfs characters? If you guessed Smurfs’ Village, you’re way behind on the times. The correct answer is actually Smurf Life, an upcoming sequel to the holy-crap-this-is-popular first game. And as an added bonus, it too will have nothing to do with the recent (and awful) live-action film!

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Smurfs' Village gets winter update

Nov 22, 2011

Just in time for the Holidays, Smurfs' Village has received a winter update that will feel like a massive gift for all of the game's regular players. The new version's got a little bit of everything: a new theme, a substantial mechanic update, and a stocking's worth of new content to add to your village.

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Smurfs’ Village coming to Android September 28th

Sep 26, 2011

Freemium games have made a big splash in mobile over the last year, but few have been as successful as Smurfs’ Village. A social game based on a licensed property that most of us had thought lost its relevance around the same time as audio cassettes and 21 Jump Street, Smurfs’ Village has managed to maintain high spot on the top grossing apps list for nearly a year. It should come as no surprise then, that Beeline has chosen it to be the first of their freemium social games to expand to Android.

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What color does a Smurf sunburn? Find out in the latest Smurfs’ Village update

Jun 29, 2011

Since its release late last fall, Smurfs’ Village has become a staple of the freemium games scene on the App Store. It seems that iOS gamers just can’t get enough of the little blue eighties throwbacks, regardless of how obnoxious their cartoon was. Now as those very same gamers gear up to go to the beach this summer, they’ll be able to let their Smurfs do the same in the game’s latest free update, Smurf’s Up!

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Smurfs' Village Review

Nov 16, 2010

Smurfs’ Village is a smurfing new smurf that smurfs back childhood smurfs for many smurfs, young or smurf. Didn’t catch that? Then you haven’t been playing enough Smurfs’ Village.

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Smurfs' Village Walkthrough

Nov 13, 2010

The Smurfs’ Village developed by Capcom for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch lets you go on a Smurftastic adventure with Papa Smurf, Jokey Smurf, Smurfette, Greedy Smurf and all of your other Smurf favorites from the cartoon classic! Help the Smurfs rebuild their village and hide from Gargamel and his always hungry cat Azrael. Gamezebo’s Smurfs’ Village strategy guide and walkthrough will provide you with a quick start guide, tips, tricks, and hints on how to win.

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