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Android launch date revealed for Super Mario Run
Android launch date revealed for Super Mario Run
Nintendo's first official mobile game Super Mario Run has been on iPhone and iPad for months now but there is no Android version in sight. The ...... 19 Jan 2017
Guillemot family sells their shares in Gameloft to Vivendi
Guillemot family sells their shares in Gameloft to Vivendi
Media conglomerate Vivendi SA has bought out the founding family of Gameloft, increasing their majority stake in the French mobile gaming company. ...... 09 Jun 2016 - 1 comment
Bethesda looking into more mobile games following surprise success of Fallout Shelter
Bethesda looking into more mobile games following surprise success of Fallout Shelter
Bethesda, following the surprise success of Fallout Shelter, is looking to develop more mobile games. Fallout Shelter made $5.1 million during ...... 24 Feb 2016 - 7 comments
ARM: Your phone will be more powerful than the Xbox One, PS4 by end of next year
ARM: Your phone will be more powerful than the Xbox One, PS4 by end of next year
According to ARM, your phone will see such a leap in computational power by the end of next year that they will be more powerful than the PlayStation ...... 20 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Final Fantasy IX now available for Android for $17
Final Fantasy IX now available for Android for $17
Square Enix has finally released the remade Final Fantasy IX for Android, available now for $16.99. The title was initially released for ...... 11 Feb 2016
'Candy Crush' becomes a trilogy
'Candy Crush' becomes a trilogy
Candy Crush, the addictive mobile game still played by millions is now a trilogy. Joining Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga is 'Candy ...... 09 Jan 2016 - 1 comment
Supercell announces a sequel to 'Clash of Clans'
Supercell announces a sequel to 'Clash of Clans'
Mobile superstudio Supercell has announced the follow-up to their blockbuster Clash of Clans game, and it's sure to make gamers happy. The ...... 05 Jan 2016
Final Fantasy IX headed to mobile, PC in 2016
Final Fantasy IX headed to mobile, PC in 2016
One of the most popular RPGs of the early 2000s, Final Fantasy IX, is headed to PC and mobile devices next year. Developer Square Enix said ...... 02 Jan 2016
Rovio's struggles continue as CEO steps down
Rovio's struggles continue as CEO steps down
Struggling gamemaker Rovio has just lost another major executive as CEO Pekka Rantala has stepped down. Rantala had taken over the position ...... 10 Dec 2015
Activision buys 'Candy Crush' maker for $5.9 billion
Activision buys 'Candy Crush' maker for $5.9 billion
Activision has acquired 'Candy Crush' maker King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion, betting large on the casual mobile gaming market. ...... 04 Nov 2015 - 3 comments
Nintendo unveils first smartphone game, Miitomo
Nintendo unveils first smartphone game, Miitomo
Nintendo has unveiled some details about its first smartphone game, Miitomo. It's unclear what the gameplay will be but Nintendo says everyone ...... 29 Oct 2015
'Minecraft: Story Mode' now available
'Minecraft: Story Mode' now available
Mojang and Telltale Games have launched the first chapter of their new 'Minecraft: Story Mode' for mobile gamers. The mobile launch follows ...... 16 Oct 2015
Report: Konami is basically done with console gaming except for PES
Report: Konami is basically done with console gaming except for PES
Konami is having a really rough year. Popular game publisher Konami may be completely out of the console industry, if new reports are to ...... 20 Sep 2015 - 1 comment
Rovio tries again with new puzzler called 'Nibblers'
Rovio tries again with new puzzler called 'Nibblers'
Angry Birds creator Rovio is trying its hand at puzzle games again, launching the 'Nibblers,' "a delicious new matching game with cute characters ...... 12 Sep 2015
'Star War: Uprising' launches for mobile
'Star War: Uprising' launches for mobile
Kabam's new 'Star Wars: Uprising' is now available for download, with the game being the "first Star Wars RPG set between Star Wars: Episode ...... 12 Sep 2015
Fallout Shelter touches over 1 million installs in less than a week for Android
Fallout Shelter touches over 1 million installs in less than a week for Android
Android fans rejoiced last week when Bethesda announced that Fallout Shelter was finally headed to the platform. The game, first announced ...... 19 Aug 2015 - 8 comments
Rovio announces Angry Birds 2, six years after the original
Rovio announces Angry Birds 2, six years after the original
Six years after the original launched for mobile in 2009, Finnish games developer Rovio has announced 'Angry Birds 2' - the long-awaited sequel. ...... 18 Jul 2015
Clash of Clans, Boom Beach maker Supercell shuts down a surprise flop
Clash of Clans, Boom Beach maker Supercell shuts down a surprise flop
Supercell, the major mobile game maker, is shutting down 'Smash Land' this month, a surprise flop for the company. The developer behind Clash ...... 04 Jul 2015
Nintendo expects to be largely profitable thanks to move into smartphones
Nintendo expects to be largely profitable thanks to move into smartphones
Gaming giant Nintendo has announced today that profits will double for the fiscal year, thanks to their long-awaited entry into mobile gaming. ...... 07 May 2015 - 4 comments
Remember Snake for your old Nokia phone? Well, the sequel for smartphones is here
Remember Snake for your old Nokia phone? Well, the sequel for smartphones is here
If you owned a Nokia phone in the past two decades (let's face it, almost everyone did), then you have definitely played 'Snake' before. ...... 07 May 2015 - 4 comments
Square Enix launches cloud-based streaming 'Final Fantasy XIII' for iOS, Android
Square Enix launches cloud-based streaming 'Final Fantasy XIII' for iOS, Android
Publisher Square Enix has made an interesting announcement this weekend; launching a cloud-based 'Final Fantasy XIII' for iOS and Android, as ...... 13 Apr 2015 - 1 comment
Supercell's revenue doubles as 'Clash,' 'Boom Beach' remain wildly popular
Supercell's revenue doubles as 'Clash,' 'Boom Beach' remain wildly popular
Supercell, the private Finnish gaming startup, has revealed their 2014 earnings today. The gaming company saw its revenue grow to $1.7 billion ...... 25 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
Nintendo fans rejoice as first-party characters are headed to mobile devices
Nintendo fans rejoice as first-party characters are headed to mobile devices
After years of rejecting the notion, Nintendo has announced that it will begin making games for mobile devices thanks to a partnership with ...... 18 Mar 2015 - 4 comments
Angry Birds Stella gets a puzzler sequel called POP!
Angry Birds Stella gets a puzzler sequel called POP!
Rovio, who for years was the golden standard of casual mobile gaming, has a new game today as it looks to get back to the top of the iOS and ...... 12 Mar 2015
Rovio's latest game is here: 'Jolly Jam'
Rovio's latest game is here: 'Jolly Jam'
Rovio has announced the latest game from its third-party publishing division: Jolly Jam. Jolly Jam is out for Android and iOS, and the game ...... 20 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
'Candy Crush' maker King buys 'Battle Nations' maker
'Candy Crush' maker King buys 'Battle Nations' maker
King Digital, the gaming company behind the hit 'Candy Crush' series, has announced the acquisition of Z2, the maker of 'Metalstorm' and 'Battle Nations.' ...... 15 Feb 2015
Happy 5th birthday Angry Birds!
Happy 5th birthday Angry Birds!
In December 2009, a relatively unknown Finnish game developer called Rovio Entertainment released the first 'Angry Birds' title for iOS and ...... 12 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Latest South Park episodes hits hard at the addictive nature of freemium mobile games
Latest South Park episodes hits hard at the addictive nature of freemium mobile games
As usual, South Park was hilarious this week and relevant, as the show's creators took on the growing trend of addictive freemium mobile titles. ...... 06 Nov 2014
Disney shows off a second 'Star Wars' mobile title
Disney shows off a second 'Star Wars' mobile title
Following its $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney has unsurprisingly taken the franchise to new levels by announcing new feature ...... 27 Sep 2014
Disney unveils new 'Star Wars' mobile game
Disney unveils new 'Star Wars' mobile game
Disney Interactive has announced this week the launch of a new mobile game, "Star Wars: Commander," a freemium game for iOS. The game is ...... 22 Aug 2014
New 'Angry Birds Transformers' is the latest spinoff in the series
New 'Angry Birds Transformers' is the latest spinoff in the series
Rovio has announced the latest game in their ever-expanding Angry Birds universe, a 'Transformers' tie-in game. As with others in the series, ...... 17 Jun 2014
Report: 0.15 percent of mobile users made 50 percent of all in-app purchases
Report: 0.15 percent of mobile users made 50 percent of all in-app purchases
According to the latest mobile monetization report from app testing firm Swrve, a shockingly small amount of mobile gamers account for almost ...... 01 Mar 2014 - 4 comments
Nintendo to consider mobile after another rough year
Nintendo to consider mobile after another rough year
Earlier in the week, Nintendo reported expectations for their upcoming earnings, and even slashed their Wii U sales forecast by over 70 percent. ...... 20 Jan 2014 - 4 comments
     

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