Entries in 'smartphones' (55)

Iwata: Nintendo was not cornered into smartphone backtrack

Iwata: Nintendo was not cornered into smartphone backtrack

Nintendo’s change of mind in deciding to bring its titles to smartphones did not come about because the company believed it had run out of options.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Supercell revenues approach $2bn

Supercell revenues approach $2bn

Finnish start-up-turned-mobile-giant Supercell generated revenues of $1.7bn in 2014.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 24th 2015 at 11:59AM in News
There's a new Driver game coming (it's F2P, on smartphones and you drive speedboats)

There's a new Driver game coming (it's F2P, on smartphones and you drive speedboats)

The next game in the Driver series is almost certainly not what you expect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 3:17PM in News
Hearthstone on smartphones will cross-play with PC and tablets

Hearthstone on smartphones will cross-play with PC and tablets

The smartphone version of Hearthstone, due out this month, will not segment players from the existing user base.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 12:28PM in News

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I never intended to dismiss smartphone games, Iwata says

I never intended to dismiss smartphone games, Iwata says

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that he’s never dismissed smartphone gaming as a genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
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
Nintendo share price rockets 25% on smartphone news

Nintendo share price rockets 25% on smartphone news

Iwata has relented and given the green light for Nintendo games on smartphones – and the markets are delighted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Warner to make Game of Thrones its most expensive mobile game ever

Warner to make Game of Thrones its most expensive mobile game ever

Game of Thrones is on track to be Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s most expensive mobile game in its history, claims the firm’s senior VP of mobile, social and emerging platforms ...

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 16th 2015 at 11:34AM in News

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It costs more to play as a female in mobile games

It costs more to play as a female in mobile games

Fewer games than you think offer free playable female characters by default

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 2:48PM in News
Analytics firm App Annie plans Singapore office

Analytics firm App Annie plans Singapore office

Mobile analytics firm App Annie has opened a new office in Singapore.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 13th 2015 at 10:59AM in News
Angry Birds Stella Pop shoots onto smartphone

Angry Birds Stella Pop shoots onto smartphone

Yes, there’s another Angry Birds game – Angry Birds Stella Pop has been released on iOS and Android.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2015 at 1:43PM in News
Agent Alice breaks Wooga download record

Agent Alice breaks Wooga download record

Smartphone game maker Wooga has reached new heights with its most recent release Agent Alice.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 3:46PM in News

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Iwata: Wii U could be just one game away from reversing fortunes

Iwata: Wii U could be just one game away from reversing fortunes

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that one big hit could still be enough to cause Wii U sales to rocket.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2015 at 10:16AM in News
Candy Crush Saga players are spending less

Candy Crush Saga players are spending less

Spending on Candy Crush Saga is in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 2:20PM in News
Iwata: Wii U still has considerable room for growth, teases Mii smartphone app

Iwata: Wii U still has considerable room for growth, teases Mii smartphone app

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has maintained his staunch support for Wii U, arguing that the machine’s best days are ahead of it, particularly in the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 10:51AM in News
Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

The calls for Nintendo to release its games on smartphone may seem relentless, but it seems like the platform holder has other plans. Polar opposite plans, in fact.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 12:26PM in News

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Big Hero 6 iOS game has a £49.99 IAP

Big Hero 6 iOS game has a £49.99 IAP

Disney has gone big on the charges for the in-app purchases in the smartphone spin-off game for Big Hero 6.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:54PM in News
1m daily active users for smartphone hit Best Fiends

1m daily active users for smartphone hit Best Fiends

More than one million daily active users are playing new Finnish studio Seriously’s debut mobile game Best Fiends.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 3:11PM in News
Sega cutting 300 jobs as it prepares for digital, non-console future

Sega cutting 300 jobs as it prepares for digital, non-console future

Around 300 staff are to be offered early retirement following plans to completely restructure Sega’s business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 9:32AM in News
Chen argues that net neutrality should force Apple to make Blackberry apps

Chen argues that net neutrality should force Apple to make Blackberry apps

Blackberry CEO John Chen has tried to argue that President Obama’s recent net neutrality rulings should have wider implications for the technology sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 2:47PM in News
Chorus is localising The Room for Asian markets

Chorus is localising The Room for Asian markets

Publisher Chorus is bringing localised version of a number of titles to the Asian mobile market, including smartphone hit The Room.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 11:50AM in News
Crossy Road hops onto Google Play store

Crossy Road hops onto Google Play store

Smartphone hit Crossy Road is now available to download via the Google Play Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2015 at 3:21PM in News
Ustwo: Premium games are not dead

Ustwo: Premium games are not dead

The maker of smartphone hit Monument Valley has said that premium gaming lives on, despite the pressures of free-to-play and piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 3:24PM in News
Operators sign up to service that installs apps AFTER you've purchased the phone

Operators sign up to service that installs apps AFTER you've purchased the phone

The bloatware that ships pre-installed on phones could be about to get a whole lot worse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 4:04PM in News
Samsung to 'fundamentally reform smartphone portfolio'

Samsung to 'fundamentally reform smartphone portfolio'

Sales of Samsung’s smartphones have fallen to their lowest point in over three years, forcing the market leader to order a total revamp of its operations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2014 at 1:22PM in News