Entries in 'smartphone' (63)

Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

The smartphone sector is king, consuming all other formats in its wake, right? Apparently not. Actually, the good ol' PC still rules the roost.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Nintendo says smartphone business will quadruple profits

Nintendo says smartphone business will quadruple profits

The long-awaited debut on Nintendo on smartphones will have a dramatic effect on Nintendo’s profit, president Tatsumi Kimishima has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 3:55PM in News
Fils-Aime says that Nintendo smartphone games will be 'different' to the norm

Fils-Aime says that Nintendo smartphone games will be 'different' to the norm

The boss of Nintendo America has said warned that gamers shouldn’t be expecting traditional experiences from the company’s firs smartphone titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Konami is making a new Bomberman

Konami is making a new Bomberman

Cherished console series Bomberman is getting a new entry! And you can probably guess what’s coming next, right?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 26th 2015 at 2:35PM in News

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Monkey Island among a number of smartphone games killed off by Disney

Monkey Island among a number of smartphone games killed off by Disney

Disney Interactive has officially ‘retired’ a huge number of iOS and Android games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
Samsung Gear VR headset costs $100, out this November

Samsung Gear VR headset costs $100, out this November

One of the first consumer-grade virtual reality headsets to make it to market has set a potentially market-changing price.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 25th 2015 at 9:01AM in News
Hearthstone's mobile migration is costing Blizzard money

Hearthstone's mobile migration is costing Blizzard money

The increasing number of players opting for the smartphone and tablet versions of Hearthstone is resulting in lost revenue for Blizzard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 12:28PM in News
Free version of Threes doubles dev's income

Free version of Threes doubles dev's income

Free-to-play may still be a turn off to some sections of the fandom, but for developers it can often remain a very sensible choice.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2015 at 8:59AM in News

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There's now a Commodore smartphone

There's now a Commodore smartphone

Legendary video game brand Commodore is making a come back, sort of, as an Android smartphone.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 16th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
SimCity BuildIt becomes the most played SimCity ever

SimCity BuildIt becomes the most played SimCity ever

EA Mobile has said that mobile title SimCity BuildIt has become the most played title in the series’ 26-year long history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2015 at 10:26AM in News
Mario Kart producer in charge of Nintendo's mobile games

Mario Kart producer in charge of Nintendo's mobile games

High-profile Nintendo developer Hideki Konno has been put in charge of Nintendo’s smartphone game development, reports suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2015 at 3:20PM in News
Professor Layton 7 and Fantasy Life 2 ditch 3DS, head to smartphone

Professor Layton 7 and Fantasy Life 2 ditch 3DS, head to smartphone

Level-5 has announced that two of its big upcoming titles will be heading to smartphones instead of portable consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 12:12PM in News

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First Nintendo smartphone game due out this year

First Nintendo smartphone game due out this year

Nintendo’s first titles developed specifically for mobile phones should be out by the end of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
There's an iOS version of Mortal Kombat X on the way

There's an iOS version of Mortal Kombat X on the way

Warner Bros has announced that there will also be a smartphone version of upcoming fighter Mortal Kombat X.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 3:19PM in News
Square Enix pulls The World Ends With You from iOS App Store

Square Enix pulls The World Ends With You from iOS App Store

RPG title The World Ends With You: Solo Remix has been withdrawn from the Apple App Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:50AM in News
New Adventure Time game sees players draw their levels with pen and paper

New Adventure Time game sees players draw their levels with pen and paper

Cartoon Network has launched a new Adventure Time game that allows players to design and import their own levels using pen and paper.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2015 at 4:00PM in News

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Crossy Road has generated $1m in-game ad revenue

Crossy Road has generated $1m in-game ad revenue

Smartphone hit Crossy Road has proved that in-game ads can still pay the bills, even in games that have IAPs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 3:57PM in News
They've only gone and made a Princess Bride game

They've only gone and made a Princess Bride game

You’ve read the book (well, you probably haven’t) and seen the film, and now Princess Bride fans are being invited to play the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2015 at 4:07PM in News
The average age of a mobile gamer has plummeted

The average age of a mobile gamer has plummeted

The average mobile gamer of 2014 is some seven years younger than just one year ago.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2014 at 3:26PM in News
PS4 Remote Play smartphone launches this month

PS4 Remote Play smartphone launches this month

A new Xperia smartphone with the ability to play PlayStation 4 games remotely is set to launch later this month, Sony has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 10th 2014 at 3:38PM in News
Chinese smartphone game caught out posting semi-naked user videos online

Chinese smartphone game caught out posting semi-naked user videos online

A Chinese smartphone game called Fengkuang Laiwang has found itself in the centre of a data privacy scandal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 9th 2014 at 2:56PM in News
Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

84.7 per cent of smartphones shipped worldwide in the quarter ending June 2014 used Google’s Android operating system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 12:38PM in News
Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Global Google Play downloads exceeded iOS App Store downloads by around 60 per cent last quarter, according to a new report.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
EA wants to recapture mobile success, says Dungeon Keeper 'innovated too much'

EA wants to recapture mobile success, says Dungeon Keeper 'innovated too much'

Two years ago EA was the top player in the smartphone game space. Now it’s starting again in an attempt to recapture that crown.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:22PM in News
EA is losing faith in 3DS and Vita

EA is losing faith in 3DS and Vita

It’s hard to envisage a future in which handheld consoles remain relevant, EA COO Peter Moore has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 9:47AM in News