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Microsoft Abandons Plan to Troll Windows 10 Users With Browser Warnings

Hey Internet, we did it! After a good outpouring of rage and annoyance towards Microsoft, we’ve forced the Windows team to remove the messages …

Windows 10

Sensor Tower: Mobile Strike grosses over $1.3 billion for MZ

We know all about how big Game of War has been for MZ, but it turns out that Mobile Strike has also done well, grossing over $1.3 billion since its 2015 launch, mobile research firm Sensor Tower estimates.<p>In a blog post today, Sensor Tower founder Oliver Yeh shared that his group found that Mobile …

Business

NPD: U.S. game spending up 40% in first half of 2018

U.S. consumers spent $19.5 billion on gaming in the first half of 2018, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. This is up 40 percent from the same period last year. All sectors saw growth, including full game, downloadable content, subscription, and mobile sales. Mobile saw the most …

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NPD: Video Game Spending In First Half of 2018 Sets New Record

Boy, oh, boy, do we love video games. At least, that’s what the NPD surmises.<p>In a <b>new report posted over at GamesIndustry International,</b> the research …

Gaming Industry

Superdata: No Man's Sky flies once more as Fortnite begins to flag

Fortnite's success may continue for some time to come, but in July the first evidence manifested of its unchecked growth flagging at last. …

Gaming Industry

In Last 3 Months, the World Spent 85 Billion Hours on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world and there’s very little to doubt that. But even the most optimistic person couldn’t …

Apps

Everyone’s Talking About Fortnite But It’s Not As Good As Candy Crush

<i>Fortnite</i> is one of the most popular games in the world right now, and the fact that you can play on the go thanks to its iOS and Android Battle …

Mobile Gaming

Games giant King partners with Google Cloud to harness power of data

London-headquartered gaming firm King is making a major change to how it manages its data.<p>King is one of the world’s largest mobile gaming …

Machine Learning

People spent 85 bn hours on WhatsApp in 3 months

San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Among all the social media platforms, people globally spent a whopping 85 billion hours on the Facebook-owned WhatsApp …

Apps

People Spent 85 Billion Hours In WhatsApp In The Past 3 Months (Versus 31 Billion In Facebook)

85 billion hours is a lot of time. It’s 3.5 billion days, or over nine million years — 9,582,650 years, to be exact. And it’s 11.425 hours for every human being on the planet.<p>That’s how long we’ve collectively spent in WhatsApp over the past three months.<p>At least according to app analytics company …

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Clash of Clans, Fortnite lead top mobile games for session time

The mobile games that users spend the most time playing are, predictably, the ones they spend the most money in. According to an Apptopia chart, …

Mobile Gaming

Smartphone gamers spent more time playing 'Candy Crush Saga' and 'Clash of Clans' than 'Fortnite' this summer

New data from mobile research firm Apptopia shows how many hours Android and iOS device sunk into the most popular smartphone games — and there were a few surprises on the list.<p>Most notably, the data reveal that "Fortnite: Battle Royale," the international sensation, still claims fewer playing …

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Candy Crush Saga Cheats, Tips, Tricks and Strategies

Candy Crush Saga is just as sweet as the delicious treats it features, and twice as a addictive. What started out as a basic Bejeweled clone that you …

Pokémon

Legend Of Solgard is the next big game from the makers of Candy Crush Saga

GameCentral talks to the developer who advised Miyamoto himself on mobile gaming, as King launch a new game aimed at core gamers.<p>The world of mobile …

Gaming (UK)

King launches Legend of Solgard, its first mobile role-playing game for iOS and Android (updated)

King knows it’s stuffed you with far too much candy. So it’s going to see how you like burning off those calories as you stop Ragnarok.<p>Today, the game studio launched Legend of Solgard, its first role-playing game (and first midcore mobile offering). Like Candy Crush Saga and King’s other …

Business

The Best Free PC Games of 2018

By on August 3, 2018 at 8:28 am<p>At one time, free PC games were dominated by indie testbeds and Flash time-wasters. These days, the free-to-play …

Gaming

Fortnite is ditching Google Play in a grab for even more money

In an effort to rid itself from the platform overlords, Epic Games announced today (Aug. 3) that it will not distribute its massively popular game <i>Fortnite Battle Royale</i> through the Google Play Store. Instead, Android users will be able to download the game directly from <i>Fortnite</i>‘s official …

Google Play

It’s over: Tinder won the dating wars. Swipe or stay home

Single people have many choices when it comes to dating apps. They can go old school and drop into Match, where deep-diving questionnaires will match …

Apps

Activision exceeds second quarter outlook despite headwinds

Activision Blizzard had a pleasant Q2 despite temperate guidance. The company saw $1.64 billion in GAAP net revenue, a 1% year-over-year increase …

Gaming Industry

Parents Are Paying Fortnite Coaches So Their Gamer Kids Can Level Up

Step aside, math tutors: parents are looking to hire experts with a new kind of experience to instruct their kids. According to a new story in the</i> …

Wall Street

App Annie looks at 10-years of the iOS app store

App Annie has released more insights on the history of the iOS app store. The report coincides with the ten-year anniversary of Apple’s online …

Top 10

Worldwide digital spending up 15% in June - Superdata

June was a busy month for PC gaming with the Steam summer sale. But despite multiple sales milestones on PC for games like PUBG, The Crew 2, and The …

Gaming

Clash of Clans, Candy Crush still raking in cash - Mobile World Live

Supercell’s Clash of Clans and King’s Candy Crush have been around for some years now but both continue to perform well and make plenty of money for …

App Store

Why Playing On Your Phone Won’t Make You Happy

In December 2014, Conservative MP Mr Nigel Mills was forced to issue an apology after being caught playing the puzzle video game <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> for …

American Psychiatric Association

Candy Crush Saga revenue spikes 18% in Q2 to over $200m

Pulling in $213 million over Q2, King's Candy Crush Saga was the highest grossing mobile game from a Western developer across both the App Store and …

Gaming Industry

Spotify and Pandora loom large in all-time app-spending chart

Spotify is the second top mobile app by all-time, global consumer spend, according to a new report from analytics firm App Annie. Pandora is the …

Apps

Pokémon Go turns 2 at the top of the mobile gaming charts

Niantic’s augmented reality game Pokémon Go launched in 2016, becoming an instant hit and generating over $1.2 billion in its first year. Two years later, the hype has quieted down, but the popular monster-catching app is still one of the top-earning games.<p>To satisfy its fans, Niantic has rolled …

Business

Siri heckles UK defense secretary in parliamentary debate

By<p>A British Member of Parliament has demonstrated the issues of having the 'Hey Siri' function active during meetings, by suddenly being heckled by …

Apple

These are the top iOS apps of all time

<b>In context:</b> The App Store’s influence can’t be understated. Since 2010 (when App Annie started tracking data), downloads have eclipsed the 170 …

Apps

Report: Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder among the top-grossing apps on iOS

People spend a lot of time crushing candy, surfing subways, streaming videos, and looking for love.<p>That’s the takeaway from App Annie’s latest report, which looks back on the last 10 years of Apple’s App Store to determine the most popular and profitable iOS apps and games of all time. Out of the …

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