All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mobile Gaming’

Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

For the past few years a new pricing model has begun creeping into the games industry. Beginning on mobile devices, the so-called “freemium” model gives players a taste of a game for free while plastering the title with ads or holding back crucial gameplay elements or items behind paywalls. For some developers the freemium model has been a fantastic success. …

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‘Trials Frontier’ Comes to iOS on April 10

The PC beta for Trials Fusion began last week and fans of the twitch-skill 2D motorbike puzzle games are now the game’s new tracks, modes, and features. The game is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on April 16. Before these more dedicated gamers get a chance to play Trials Fusion, however, publisher Ubisoft …

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Twitch Streaming Arrives For iOS

Twitch today announced that Asphalt 8: Airborne will be the first iOS game to have built-in Twitch streaming capabilities. Using the feature, players will be able to use their iPhone 5S, iPad Air, or iPad Mini to stream gameplay to the Twitch website alongside PC and console gamers. The software will also use microphones and front-facing cameras to stream live …

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Handheld Consoles Facing Competition From Mobile Peripherals

The February NPD numbers were released this week, showing that handheld console sales are still lagging far behind the segment’s historical highs. One bright spot was that Nintendo 3DS exclusive Bravely Default cracked the top 10 software sales chart for the month, but overall handhelds are quickly becoming niche products as consumers begin to embrace mobile gaming. A DigiTimes Research …

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“Epic” Angry Birds Game Teased by Rovio

Despite the rise of games such as Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga, the Angry Birds franchise still remains one of the biggest brands in mobile gaming. Rovio last year kept the avian train running with the release of cart racer Angry Birds Go! and a sequel to the marketing match made in heaven, Angry Birds Star Wars II. …

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The Mobile Game Bubble is Still Growing

With the rise in smartphone and tablet sales, suddenly millions of consumers who would never touch a video game console have found out that games are fun. This has led to a rapid increase in mobile game sales as new consumers throw their money at games while publishers experiment with a variety of pricing schemes. Though the mobile game industry …

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Turn-Based ‘Hitman’ Mobile Game Announced

2012’s Hitman: Absolution was relatively well-received by critics, yet still didn’t live up to Square Enix’s sales expectations. Especially considering the huge marketing push the publisher made for the game. Now Square Enix is giving Hitman the same treatment so many of its other properties have gotten recently. The publisher today announced Hitman GO, an upcoming mobile game based on …

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‘Angry Birds Stella’ to Focus on the Pink Bird

Rovio, the developer behind the popular Angry Birds series of games, today announced a new spinoff of the Angry Birds series. Titled Angry Birds Stella, the new series will revolve around the pink bird (named Stella) and her avian friends. According to Rovio the new series will be getting the full Angry Birds marketing push. This means Angry Birds Stella-related …

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Mobile Gambling Hit $10 Billion Last Year

As more video game publishers focus on the large smartphone and tablet install base, monetization schemes on mobile platforms has begun to evolve grow. Microtransactions are now normal for new mobile game releases, encouraging players to pay small amounts of money constantly to keep the action going. Of course, casinos and other gambling establishments have been taking small cuts of …

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Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness

Tablet and smartphone gaming has become a billion-dollar industry in just a few short years. With the massive install base these devices represent, game publishers are now targeting mobile users with a wide variety of monetization schemes. The only problem with all of this is that touch-based mobile games simply cannot offer the same types of gaming experiences that consoles, …

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Mobile, Online Games To Make Up Majority Of Market By 2017

Mobile gaming is huge. The ability to play games whenever you want on a device that’s always on your person has attracted millions of people to a market that was at one time propped up solely by consoles and PCs. Now the mobile market is on the verge of taking a majority stake in an industry that it’s only been …

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‘Final Fantasy VI’ Out Now For Android

For the past two years now, Square Enix has been trading on its storied past, releasing classic Final Fantasy games on mobile platforms. The publisher this week finally reached Final Fantasy VI, which can now be bought for $16 through the Google Play app store. Final Fantasy VI is the last of the series’ sprite-based 2D games and is considered …

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‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” For Mobile Gets a New Trailer

It’s been nearly a decade since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was released for PlayStation 2, but Rockstar Games today is highlighting the game in a brand new trailer. The video comes just as San Andreas is now available for iOS, Android, and Amazon Kindle platforms. Gamers can now experience what many consider to be the best GTA game on …

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‘Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed’ Out For iOS

It’s only been a few weeks since Rovio released its Angry Birds Go! kart racing game, and now Sega is jumping into the mobile racing genre with the release of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for iOS. The game is out now for iPhone, iPod, and iPad devices that are running iOS 7. Like Angry Birds Go!, Players can use …

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‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Gets New Levels, is Being Removed From Facebook

Angry Birds Star War II was released just weeks ago and already developer Rovio has shifted its focus to its new downhill kart racing game, Angry Birds Go!. That doesn’t mean, however, that old Angry Birds titles have been abandoned. Rovio this week released a brand new update for the original Angry Birds Star Wars. The update adds 30 new …

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‘Angry Birds Star Wars 2’ Gets Battle of Naboo Update

Angry Birds Go! hit mobile platforms this week, taking the Angry Birds franchise in an entirely new direction with its downhill kart racing mechanics. While the new game has been the focus of Rovio marketing for weeks now, the Angry Birds developer is still creating content for its more classic Angry Birds games at what seems to be a nearly …

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‘Angry Birds Go!’ Characters Still Being Teased

Angry Birds Go! was released yesterday and fans are already flinging their upgraded karts downhill. For some reason, though, Rovio, the developer of the Angry Birds series, is still teasing the characters from the game. During the past week the developer has already previewed four of Angry Birds Go!‘s racers and their individual powers. Red (the red bird), Stella (pink …

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‘Angry Birds Go!’ Out Today For Mobile

After months of teasing Angry Birds developer Rovio has released the latest game in the Angry Birds series. Angry Birds Go! is out today for all modern smartphone platforms including iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, and BlackBerry 10. The game is free for users to download, though it does feature microtransactions that allow players access upgrades at a faster pace. …

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Mobile Media Revenue to Hit $75 Billion in Four Years

As tablets begin to permeate western culture, mobile app revenue is set to continue growing, even as the market for smartphone apps begins to slow. The industry will no doubt also become better at separating consumers from their money via mobile devices as monetization schemes become more refined. Market research firm Juniper Research today revealed its prediction that revenues from …

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New ‘Angry Birds Go!’ Trailer Teases Moustache Pig, Terence

With just two days left until the release of Angry Birds Go!, Rovio is teasing even more racers and karts for their upcoming spinoff. The game is a downhill racer in which players will compete against well-known Angry Birds characters in Mario Kart-style races and collect items to upgrade their karts. Last week Rovio revealed the first two racers in …

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Mobile Gambling Industry to Thrive in Coming Years

Mobile marketplaces such as Google Play and Apple’s App Store are now filled with millions of apps, many of which are free but require players to pay small fees to enhance their experience. Though such a business model is new for video games, the concept is an old one in the greater gaming industry. Gambling websites and casinos are now …

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Pink Bird Powers Previewed in New ‘Angry Birds Go!’ Teaser

The release of Angry Birds Go! is less than a week away and Rovio has begun teasing the game with a series of short character trailers. The game is a mobile downhill racing game that appears similar in style to the Mario Kart series. Yesterday the classic red bird (named Red, of course) was teased along with his kart. His …

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‘Assassin’s Creed Pirates’ Released For Mobile Platforms

After months of teasing, Ubisoft has finally released Assassin’s Creed Pirates. The title is a mobile game that simulates the ship battles and sailing seen in the main-series title Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It is available today for $5 for smartphones and tablets via the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and the Amazon Appstore. Pirates is set …

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‘Angry Birds Go!’ Red Bird Kart Revealed

Rovio seems determined to ride its Angry Birds series until it either crashes or becomes bigger than Mickey Mouse. Over the past four years the developer has released multiple new takes on Angry Birds including a Star Wars spinoff. All that while still supporting the original game with regular level updates. This year’s new Angry Birds game is Angry Birds …

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‘Ridge Racer’ Game Coming to Mobile This Month

Gamers are certainly not lacking choices when it comes to racing games in the next year. Early PlayStation 4 and Xbox One adopters will each have an exclusive racing game to choose from (Driveclub and Forza 5, respectively), and EA has even thrown up its own next-gen racing game with Need For Speed Rivals. For those sticking with their PlayStation …

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Original ‘Angry Birds’ Updated With New Levels

Almost four years on from the release of the original Angry Birds, Rovio’s mobile game has now become a phenomenon. The game has gotten several sequels and spinoffs, including the recent Angry Birds Star Wars 2. The franchise has even been marketed nearly as well as the Star Wars franchise has, with Rovio’s characters now found on everything from clothing …

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‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ Coming to Mobile Next Month

With the success of Grand Theft Auto V fading and the botched rollout of Grand Theft Auto Online finally fixed, Rockstar is now turning again to mobile platforms. The developer has already found success in bringing its most-recognized franchise to mobile with Grand Theft Auto III in 2011 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2012. Rockstar today announced that …

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‘Final Fantasy IV: The After Years’ Released For iOS, Android

Nearly one year on from the mobile release of Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy fans have now gotten yet another title release for mobile platforms. Square Enix today released Final Fantasy IV: The After Years for both iOS and Android. The game is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for $16. The game is set …

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‘Assassin’s Creed: Pirates’ Coming December 5

Back in September Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed: Pirates, a mobile game based around the setting of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Today the publisher has announced that the game will hit both iOS and Android platforms on December 5. The game will be sold in Apple’s App Store, the Google Play store, and the Amazon Appstore for $5. Assassin’s Creed: …

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‘LEGO Lord of the Rings’ Now on iPhone, iPad

For the past year or so, developers and publishers have been pushing more console-like experiences to the mobile realm. Square Enix recently released the ambitious Deus Ex: The Fall and Firaxis actually managed to put the entirety of XCOM: Enemy Unknown onto mobile platforms. Now, Warner Bros. has jumped into mobile. The publisher today released LEGO The Lord of the …

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