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Will Players Always Scorn Mobile Games? — An Interview with Game Developer Tim Harris

Ever since the emergence of downloadable smartphone games, mobile gaming has continued to spread like wildfire with no end in sight. Globally, mobile …

Mobile

5 Ways to Cut the Cost of a Digital Gaming Hobby

Digital gaming is more popular than ever, with more than $30 billion spent in 2016 on video games and 67 percent of U.S. households owning a device …

Personal Finance

6 of the most significant mobile game trends in 2017

Unlike previous years, there were no zingers in the world of mobile games during 2017.<p>That’s not to say nothing happened, of course.<p>Plenty did, but …

Game Design

These Are the Most Popular Apps of 2017

Not including games, Netflix was the world's No. 1 grossing app of 2017, a spot held by Spotify in 2016 and communication app Line in 2015, according to new data from mobile app analytics firm Sensor Tower.<p>"The streaming video giant saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510 million last …

Technology

2017 Mobile Game Awards Announced - Tabby Awards Recognizes 95 iPad, iPhone Android Games

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p><i>January</i> …

Game Design

Clash Royale’s ‘Epic Comeback’ was #1 YouTube ad in December, Apple was top brand overall

Supercell’s “Clash Royale” video game had the most-watched ad on YouTube last month, with its “Epic Comeback” spot generating 16 million views. …

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The Ten Best Free Apps On Android And iPhone

The Lifehacker staff sifts through a ton of apps on a regular basis, but a few have stuck with us over the years. Some apps are simply nice to have, …

Apps

What's your personal pop culture resolution for 2018?

<i>Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your</i> …

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Sensor Tower: Mobile game spending hit $48.3 billion in 2017

Mobile spending was up across the board globally in 2017 mostly due to games. Total app spend was up 35 percent year-over-year, reaching $58.6 billion on the Apple App Store and Google Play according to mobile market analyst Sensor Tower. The bulk of that was from mobile games, which accounted for …

Business

The 20 best iOS games of 2017

2017's essentialsImage by Andrew Hayward/IDGIt has been another great year for iOS games, as 2017 delivered a heap of must-play iPhone and iPad …

Pokémon Go

Use Your Phone Less in 2018

How’s your neck feel right now? Not great? Probably because you keep looking down at your phone, a move that’ll give you more than a tension headache …

Phones

The Best Apps for iPhone and iPad 2017

From augmented reality to mindfulness meditation, this list of apps has something for everyone.

Apps

Our favorite free iOS games of 2017

Free and funImage by Andrew Hayward/IDGWe routinely pour hours into free-to-play games, but thanks to freemium annoyances and sometimes limited or …

Animal Crossing

Google’s 12 Days of Play sale is now live

You know what many people are about to get from Santa? A smartphone or a tablet, and plenty of those will run Android, which is the dominant mobile …

Google

Your Digital Detox: 17 Smartphone Apps To Delete In 2018

Facebook? Candy Crush? Slack?! Get the new year off to a good start by deleting these time-wasting, money-sucking, depression-inducing apps.<p>Smartphones are the defining technology of the 21st century—so far. I know that’s a grand statement considering things like gene editing are now on the scene, …

Technology

Google might want to follow Apple’s lead and force developers to disclose loot box odds

In a move that I think Google should follow with the Play Store, Apple revised its App Store guidelines to force developers to disclose the odds of people receiving each type of item from them.<p>The updated guidelines are a tad vague, in that they do not say exactly where developers should display …

Apple: Developers Must Disclose Odds Of Getting Legendaries In Loot Boxes

Randomized loot boxes might not be going anywhere in 2018, but they’ll at least be getting a little more transparency, at least on iOS. A big new change to Apple’s guidelines for the App Store now states that developers must be upfront about the odds that players have for getting any individual …

Hothead, Hotlead – Mighty Battles Interview with Peter Jones

The online battlefields have never been fiercer. With everyone competing for the crown of multiplayer gaming on handhelds, a game needs to be more …

Mobile

Most Downloaded Mobile Games On iOS For 2017

Mobile gaming has seen a rapid growth in both titles available, and popularity among consumers. Gaming powerhouses Nintendo even made a huge splash …

These Were The Most-Downloaded Games On iOS This Year

Apple has released a list of the most-downloaded games on its iOS platform, which includes several games you've heard of, some you probably haven't, …

Candy Crush Saga

Full transcript: Louie Swisher and Casey Newton talk about teens on social media on Too Embarrassed to Ask

No, Louie, your mom still won’t let you get Grand Theft Auto.<p>On this episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, host Kara Swisher welcomes back her teenage son Louie and The Verge’s Casey Newton. The three discuss how teens use social media and where they get their news, then take questions from listeners. …

Pokémon Go

Clash Royale Sets Its Sights On Esports Glory

On a frigid December morning, London’s Copper Box Arena housed the <i>Clash Royale</i> World Finals. A yards-long banner covered the front of the monolithic …

Top games on the Apple App Store

Apple has revealed the <b>most popular apps, movies, and music</b> on its App Store for 2017.<p>The most popular album on Apple Music was Drake’s More Life, …

Candy Crush Saga

Getting Over 'Getting Over It'

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Podcasting

Apple: 'Super Mario Run' Top Free Game of 2017, But Not Game of the Year

<i>Super Mario Run</i> was the most popular free game on iPhone and iPad in 2017, Apple announced this morning, but the Nintendo title didn't win the …

Super Mario Run

Apple reveals the iTunes ‘Best of 2017’ lists for apps, music, and more

Roughly a week after Google revealed the Android Play Store’s top apps of the year, Apple has done the same, showcasing which of this year’s most …

Kendrick Lamar

Samsung India tops YouTube's most watched ads of 2017

YouTube has revealed its ten most-watched ads of 2017, unveiling some surprise winners.<p>Three Super Bowl ads make the list showing that at least for …

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iTunes top apps, movies, and music for 2017

We’re closing in on the end of the year, and that can only mean one thing: year-in-review retrospectives of every variety. Today Apple is the company …

Super Mario Run

Blog: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - Can an old dog learn new tricks?

Animal Crossing introduced appointment mechanics and short session gameplay to the mainstream over a decade ago. So what can the grandfather of …

Game Design

The Best iOS Games of the Year are 'Splitter Critters' and 'The Witness' According to Apple

Just like every year, Apple has released the top 20 charts for each of the 2017 App Store's category, and some of the names are very surprising while …

Game Development