mobile gaming

Temple Run 2: Frozen Shadows expansion now available

Temple Run 2: Frozen Shadows expansion now available

Temple Run 2 has received an expansion called Frozen Shadows. As its name suggests, this expansion brings with it winter, an appropriate theme for these long dark December days. This is the game’s biggest expansion so far, according to Imangi Studios; it has the same general theme as Temple Run 2, which is to say you’re going to be running and the Demon Monkeys are going to be chasing.

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Futurama: Game of Drones mobile game inbound

Futurama: Game of Drones mobile game inbound

Wooga has announced in partnership with Fox Digital Entertainment that it is working on a Futurama mobile game called Futurama: Game of Drones. The title's tongue-in-cheek reference to a certain popular TV series may or may not suggest the direction the game will take. Says Wooga, the mobile game will be based on an original storyline by Dave Grossman, Patric M. Verrone, and Jonathon Myers, the latter of whom was involved with Game of Thrones: Ascent.

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Activision Blizzard is now the proud owner of Candy Crush

Activision Blizzard is now the proud owner of Candy Crush

It seems that there is a new gaming empire on the rise. Activision who, thanks to its acquisition of Blizzard in 2008, now owns hit titles such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, StarCraft, Guitar Hero, Skylanders, and, of course, Destiny, is now adding one, or two, more to that list. It has just announced that it is acquiring King Digital Entertainment plc. While that name might not ring a bell, it's game might. It is the maker of Candy Crush Saga, the game that has a massive plummet of productivity worldwide.

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Disney, EA removes a ton of mobile games from iOS, Android

Disney, EA removes a ton of mobile games from iOS, Android

With Apple's recent gaming push on the new Apple TV, you would think that gaming is the next hottest thing in mobile. And indeed, analysts have pointed out how lucrative that market has become. Sadly, that has also made it all the more crowded and oversaturated, edging out some titles, including big but older ones. That is probably what led Disney and EA, two of the largest game publishers on iOS and Android, to officially pull the plug on dozens of their games, regardless of how popular they may have been.

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Wii U demise might come sooner, 5 mobile games scheduled

Wii U demise might come sooner, 5 mobile games scheduled

Perhaps there is very little doubt in anyone's mind that the Wii U is on its way out, especially after Nintendo confirmed the existence of its NX successor. But the ball might actually be rolling sooner than most of us have presumed. Considering Nintendo's notoriety as a slow moving dinosaur, it is almost unfathomable that Nintendo would be putting the axe to its somewhat failed attempt at a current gen console. According to WIRED, however, the signs are quite strong. And perhaps more importantly, rapid change might exactly be what the doctor prescribed.

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Nintendo to aim for a “free-to-start” mobile gaming model

Nintendo to aim for a “free-to-start” mobile gaming model

By announcing its plans to start a presence on mobile, Nintendo has practically sealed its fate in that part of the market. But, as with many advanced announcement, details of those plans haven't been fleshed out or, in some cases, might be totally non-existent. Nintendo isn't divulging much of its plans for the future but, at a recent shareholders' meeting, CEO Satoru Iwata revealed one aspect of its mobile business plan. It wants to distance itself from the negative image of "free-to-play" and will instead adopt a "free-to-start" business model. In other words, we're back to the days of demoware.

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One more quest: How mobile gaming reshaped online RPGs

One more quest: How mobile gaming reshaped online RPGs

Smartphone and tablets have changed the landscape for gaming. For one, it has made a gamer out of those who would have never even imagined playing a PC or console game, much less consider themselves a gamer. But even for those who have already been whiling away hours in front of the TV or the monitor, the culture of mobile has also changed a few things. Take for example the corner of the gaming world known as online RPGs and how the ubiquity of smartphones have somewhat redefined that genre, for better or for worse.

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Konami apologizes for “mobile first” miscommunication

Konami apologizes for “mobile first” miscommunication

Although unsurprisingly hailed by mobile gamers as the way of the future, Konami president Hideki Hayakawa's statements about a "mobile first" mission for the company caused no small amount of fans to panic. Considering the company's biggest franchises, Silent Hill and Metal Gear, are console titles, that shock and even anger is equally understandable. Now Konami is coming out to clarify those statements and apologize for the confusion. Apparently, Konami has a different interpretation of the term "mobile first" which, for the company, just means "mobile too".

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Konami President: shifting gears from consoles to mobile

Konami President: shifting gears from consoles to mobile

The gaming landscape is changing rapidly. Smartphones, previously relegated to casual games like snake, have become serious instruments of play, to the point that even stubborn Nintendo can no longer deny its lucrative appeal. The latest big name in the gaming industry to bite the mobile bullet is Konami, whose new president Hideki Hayakawa was quoted, in translation, of course, to practically say that the company's future will lie primarily in mobile games, or at least games that can span the divide separating devices and experiences.

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Snakes on a phone: classic mobile time sink is back

Snakes on a phone: classic mobile time sink is back

Today, hundreds if not thousands of games proliferate our mobile markets, but the one game that really started it all seemingly never made it to the 21 century. That is, until today. Taneli Armanto, who claims to have created not "a", but "the" snake game on the early Nokia handsets, are taking you back to your youth with Snake Rewind. Of course, not it comes with all the trappings of a modern visual design, a mesmerizing soundtrack, ambiguous touchscreen controls, and, of course, in-app purchases.

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SEGA will be taking down some of its mobile games

SEGA will be taking down some of its mobile games

SEGA announced today that it will be taking down some games from its back catalog that it says no longer meets its standards. The decision is said to have been made after evaluating its game titles, and is necessary for the general upkeep of the gamers experience. The entire announcement was shrouded in an air of secrecy, in that none of the games that are going to be removed have actually been named…meaning we don’t yet know what is on the chopping block. What we do know is that they’re mobile games, and they’ll be stripped from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 is now official

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 is now official

If you’re a Five Nights at Freddy’s fan, you’re likely well aware of all the hoopla that happened last week when that blank image — an image of nothing — appeared, hinting (at least many thought) that a new game was going to happen. Such hope was met with good news this evening, with a fourth iteration of the game being made official. There might be a bit of disappointing news wrapped up in it all, however — the game’s name hints that we might have finally reached the end.

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