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The Best Way to Invest in Mobile Gaming

Mobile gaming is a major component of the video-game industry's growth.<p>The growth of smartphones and tablets over the last decade has been a boon to …

Capcom's arcade classic Wolf of the BF:Commando MOBILE shoots onto Android

Capcom seems to be on a roll with their classic releases coming to Android. First, it was the lackluster Mega Man Mobile games, then 1942 Mobile and …

Lionsgate’s gaming division has a hell of a good day with Power Rangers launch

Lionsgate is a movie and TV studio known for films like Twilight and The Hunger Games. But now it’s also getting a reputation in games. And today, the company had a “helluva good day,” according to game chief Peter Levin.<p>Today, the company and its partners released Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, a …

The Office Space game for Android wants your TPS report and your stapler

<b>Update (4/19):</b> The Office Space: Idle Profits game is now officially available for Android in the Google Play Store. You can download the free-to-play game now, but remember: next Friday… is Hawaiian shirt day.<p>In 1999, a low-budget workplace comedy hit movie theaters. Office Space, written and …

Why I’ll Never Delete ‘Threes!’, AKA the Best Mobile Game Ever

It began as a crutch, but now it’s something else—the app I’ll never get rid of.<p><i>Above:</i> Threes! <i>app icon courtesy of Sirvo.</i><p>I first met <i>Threes!</i> on the bus. I had an hour-long journey each morning, from the south of London to the north of London. It was tedious, and I wasn't earning enough to buy myself …

'Hitman Go' mini-doc takes you behind the scenes of one of the best mobile games

The story of Square Enix's mobile <i>Go</i> games starts in 2014 with the release of <i>Hitman Go</i>.<p>The board game-styled puzzlers — which have since expanded to …

Mobile Gaming

Mobile games generated over 25% more direct spending than PC games in 2016: Report

Fantasy Westward Journey, Monster Strike and Pokémon GO were the top three games that generated huge revenues.<p>Mobile app data and insights company …

In numbers: How India is killing it in the global mobile gaming market

Photo credit: 123rf.Jumping two spots up from 2015, India became the fifth biggest gaming market globally in 2016, thanks to a surge in sales of …

Inside Google Play: These were the top trending apps and games in March 2017

Every month, there are tons of new Android apps and games released to the Google Play Store; so many that picking out the good ones can be pretty overwhelming. We understand that it can be difficult to keep track of them all, which is why we try pointing you in the right direction with our lists of …

Sony Pictures launches Smurf’s Bubble Story mobile game

Sony believes in transmedia. The latest example is the launch today of Smurfs Bubble Story, a mobile game that is launching today to coincide with the debut of the animated film <i>Smurfs: The Lost Village</i>.<p>Culver City, Calif.-based Sony Pictures Television is bubbling with excitement about the …

Angry Birds maker Rovio recovers as revenues grow 34% to $203 million in 2016

Angry Birds maker Rovio grew its revenues 34 percent to €190 million ($203 million) in 2016, up 34 percent from $150 million a year earlier.<p>Kati Levoranta, CEO of Rovio, said at a press event today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco that games and <i>The Angry Birds Movie</i> helped push …

Dragon Hills makes me nostalgic for the weird, early days of mobile games

The Game of Thrones dragons meet the Tremors graboids<p>Is 2017 too early to be nostalgic for the early days of smartphone games? I’m talking about the late 2000s, post <i>Snake</i> and <i>Solitaire</i>, but before in-app purchases, free-to-play consultancy firms, and app-to-movie adaptations. A decade ago, there was …

There’s a new Family Guy mobile game coming, and it’s freakin’ sweet

<i>A new Family Guy mobile game was announced today, and in the words of the Seth MacFarlane-created patriarch Peter Griffin, it’s freakin’ sweet.</i><p>Jam …

Family Guy

Indie games get a permanent home on the App Store

Independent games have always been a crucial slice of the iOS app market. Now, Apple is adding a new section to the App Store to better highlight these games from smaller studios, which can sometimes get lost in the shuffle of big-budget titles and free-to-play behemoths.<p>The new Indie Game Showcase …

Apps

Free Mobile Title Blocky Castle Releases Today with a Launch Trailer

isTom Games (<i>Nyan Cat: Jump</i>) has announced that its newest title <i>Blocky Castle</i>, is out today on iOS and Android devices. A launch trailer has …

Climbing

Nintendo says no to free-to-play, despite poor Super Mario Run sales

Freemium games like Fire Emblem Heroes are going to be the exception, not the rule, when it comes to Nintendo apps.<p>Nintendo has admitted that …

Color Switch crosses 150 million downloads

Color Switch keeps breaking milestone after milestone, as publisher Fortafy Games is announcing today the mobile game has been downloaded more than 150 million times. And Fortafy has now decided to open up a mobile game publishing business.<p>Color Switch has proven to be amazingly viral. It has 20 …

ASA Bans Mobile Strike Advert Featuring Models In Bikinis

ASA Bans Mobile Strike Advert Featuring Models In Bikinis<p>/ April 8, 2017 at 7:30 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in …

‘Clash Of Clans’ Next Update Is Huge But Not Ready For Sneak Peeks, Supercell Says

<i>Clash Of Clans</i> players can expect a big and different update to the game in the near future. While sneak peaks have yet to begin officially, …

ROBLOX Launches Game Creation Platform on Android

User-created content platform ROBLOX has announced the launch of is ROBLOX Mobile app for Android. ROBLOX allows users to create games in multiple …

Advertising Industry

The Nintendo Switch is Perfect for Mobile Gaming

It’s been a month since the Nintendo Switch released and players have finally gotten a good amount of time spent with it. Even with the limited …

Believe It Or Not, 'Pokémon GO' Has 65 Million Monthly Active Players

I still publish a couple <i>Pokémon GO</i> articles every week, commenting on some aspect of the game or covering whatever new event may be happening at the time. Whenever I do, I inevitably get the same response from at least a few people.<p>“That game is dead, lol.”<p>Or something along those lines.<p>But the …

Minecraft Marketplace Launches Spring 2017

Microsoft has today announced that they will soon be launching the new and highly anticipated Minecraft Marketplace which will offer “community made …