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Mobile revenues overtook console and PC in 2016

The global worth of the mobile games market exceeded that of the console and PC games market for the first time in 2016. That’s according to a new report from DFC Intelligence, which says that overall mobile game revenues grew 32 per cent in 2016. Unsurprisingly the driver of this …

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Riot sues alleged League of Legends clone developer

The maker behind League of Legends is taking a mobile game developer to court having accused it of appropriating from the smash hit MOBA. Slingshot reports that Riot is suing Shanghai Moontown Technology for alleged copyright infringement. Three games are specifically mentioned – Magic Rush: Heroes, Mobile Legends: 5v5 MOBA …

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Tencent introduces playtime restrictions for Honour of Kings

Chinese game giant Tencent has responded to criticism about the alleged addictive nature of its mobile hit Honour of Kings by limiting the amount of time that can be spent playing it. Reuters reports that Chinese parents and teachers have voiced concerns about the number of hours being spent on …

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Sega defends mobile Forever ports

The launch of Sega Forever has been positive, the company has argued, although it concedes that there are lessons to be learned. Sega last week launched a number of its retro titles on mobile under the new Sega Forever banner. The games are free to download and play, although gamers …

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To be this good takes FOREVER – Sega launches new retro back catalogue service

Sega is relaunching its 1000 game retro back catalogue on mobile devices for free. The long-sighted and wide-reaching initiative is called Sega Forever. Today we’ll see five initial launches, including the original Sonic the Hedgehog title, with a new game rolling out roughly every two weeks thereafter. Now, retro gaming …

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VR and mobile will be bigger than ever at E3 2017 next week

It’s E3 next week, in case you hadn’t heard. Organiser ESA has thrown around some numbers ahead of the big event, claiming that the week will generate over $40m for LA. The ESA is also keen to highlight the new blood attending the show. There will be 79 new companies …

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The iOS App Store is being overhauled

Apple has announced that its popular iOS App Store will get a significant redesign later this year. The change will arrive alongside iOS 11, and will bring the game store more in line with the likes of iTunes and Apple News. Among the improvements include the ability for users to …

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