mobile gaming

Apple iPhone gamers spend five times more than Android gamers

Apple iPhone gamers spend five times more than Android gamers

A new study has found that while mobile gaming has seen sharp increases across the board, there is no doubt who the winner is when it comes to how much customers are actually spending on their mobile game experiences. The average iPhone/iPad gamer is spending about five times more money on their mobile games than the average Android gamer. That is the result found from research firm Newzoo, which looked at actual data from iOS and Android downloads as well as 17,000 survey respondants.

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RIM focusing on gaming with BlackBerry 10

RIM focusing on gaming with BlackBerry 10

You’d be forgiven for thinking that RIM would want to play it safe with BlackBerry 10 and stick to what it knows best, enterprise support. That’s definitely important, but the Canadian company is also placing a heavy emphasis on games for its next-gen platform. Several developers took to the stage at BlackBerry World in order to extol the virtues of BB10’s APIs and ease of use.

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NOVA 3 official gameplay trailer released

NOVA 3 official gameplay trailer released

Gameloft has just released the official gameplay trailer for the upcoming NOVA 3, which was teased last week. This sequel to the popular first-person iOS shooter game will make major improvements on the visuals with dynamic lighting and a real physics engine. It will also take advantage of the new iPad's super high-resolution Retina display.

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Magic the Gathering creator goes to Kickstarter for mobile game

Magic the Gathering creator goes to Kickstarter for mobile game

You just can't deny the staying power that a little collectible card game has. Magic the Gathering is still alive and kicking, but the man who created it wants to start something brand new and to be reintroduced to the world through the medium everyone is using these days - mobile. Richard Garfield has launched a Kickstarter campaign in which he is looking for funding for the new project. He's sure to have enough fans to hit his target.

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Max Payne Mobile coming to iOS and Android

Max Payne Mobile coming to iOS and Android

Grand Theft Auto III made the leap to Android and iOS devices back in December, offering the same classic game but adapted for touchscreens. It was good value too at $5. Now, developer Rockstar has revealed that a port of Max Payne is coming to iOS devices on April 12th, and Android devices on April 26th. The game shall be called Max Payne Mobile.

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Zynga’s Draw Something makes mobile gaming history

Zynga’s Draw Something makes mobile gaming history

The mobile social Pictionary-style smash hit has become the fastest-growing original mobile game of all time. In a span of only 50 days, the game, originally created by OMGPOP and then acquired by much larger social gaming company Zynga, has reached more than 50 million downloads. It recently leapfrogged ahead of Angry Birds Space to be the #1 paid app in Apple's App Store.

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SuperData study suggests mobile games will rake in $7.5 billion by 2015

SuperData study suggests mobile games will rake in $7.5 billion by 2015

That 99-cent Angry Birds download may not seem like much at first. But then you get hooked, you're buying all the extra levels and themed seasonal editions, and then you start expanding your horizons. It's no longer just a 99-cent game download; it's a wall-busting obsession, and before you know if the mobile gaming industry is weighing in at $7.5 billion! Whew, that was quite a ride.

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NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

According to the latest numbers from analyst group NPD, digital game sales are on the rise in a big way. In the fourth quarter of 2011, in the US and Europe - the regions that NPD normally deals with - the amount of revenue that was brought in from digital download sales in the gaming industry was $3.33 billion. In the US, sales in this growing segment were up by 9%. NPD does not have comparative data for Europe or for the US/Europe aggregate.

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