Articles about mobile gaming

Video games used to be an escape. Now not even they are safe from ads

VB2017 Poor disclosure and intrusive advertising are becoming a bête noire for gamers who increasingly find themselves getting fragged by promos. Adverts in gaming or advergaming systems are becoming more complex as marketeers resort to techniques that embed advertising deep enough so that earlier ad-blocking attempts no longer work …
John Leyden, 9 Oct 2017
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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

The mobile games sector will swell in value by more than a third over the next two years, a new report from Juniper Research has claimed. According to its figure, the sector will be worth a mammoth $28.9 billion, up almost 38 percent on the $20.9bn it is apparently worth now. The report, titled Mobile & Handheld Games: …
Jasper Hamill, 18 Jun 2014
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Japan's naughty nurses scam free meals with mobile games

Japan’s male mobile gaming geeks are being taken for a ride in ever-greater numbers by hungry, cash-poor women who befriend them online before tricking them into paying for an expensive dinner for two. This particularly devious scam is on the rise in the Land of the Rising Sun as single Japanese women struggle to pay the bills …
Phil Muncaster, 30 Apr 2013
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Moshi Monsters pushed onto pint-sized kiddies' mobes

Monstro city, the social network frequented by all the coolest kids in the playground, is going mobile and has signed a deal with Gree to deploy at least two games on that platform. UK-based Moshi Monsters is school-yard flavour of the month right now, boasting collectable figurines and a social gaming network which makes …
Bill Ray, 24 May 2012
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10-year old hacker finds flaw in mobile games

A 10-year-old hacker has won the admiration of her adult peers for finding a previously unknown vulnerability in games on iOS and Android devices. The young girl, who has adopted the hacker handle CyFi, discovered the timing related bug after she got bored with the slow progress of a FarmVille-style games. For example, crops …
John Leyden, 8 Aug 2011

iControlPad: The answer to mobile gaming control 'mares?

In response to our iOS game reviews, many readers highlight how on-screen controls for such titles are considerably impractical. Behold the iControlPad, which went on sale today and could be the solution we've all been waiting for. The iControlPad was originally designed for iPhones, but the company feared Apple wouldn't …
Caleb Cox, 9 Feb 2011
Infinity Blade

Infinity Blade

Review Infinity Blade certainly wowed the crowd of coders at last June's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, prompting cheers from the audience when an early version of the Unreal 3 Engine-based game was shown running on the iPad. Six months on, and the game is finally here. Yes, it's as pretty to look at as the demo suggested, …
Tony Smith, 10 Dec 2010
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Apps fuel mobile games sales bonanza

Sales of mobile games will double over the next four years to fuel a global market worth $10bn in 2014. Apps are to blame. In 2010 alone, Apple's App Store, excluding iPad, is expected to generate $1.7bn in mobile games revenues - approximately 30 per cent of the market today. 'Traditional' mobile games mop up about sixty per …
Caleb Cox, 26 Oct 2010
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Orange to launch mobile games store with HMV

Orange and high-street retailer HMV will next week launch what they claimed is a first for a UK mobile phone operator: an online games download store for Java-enabled phones. The ship will be branded "HMV Mobile Games" and be tagged as "powered by Orange". Even so, it will be open to gamers who use any of the other networks. …
Tony Smith, 19 Mar 2010

After Sony PSP phone, a 3G Nintendo DS?

Mobile gaming lies at the heart of all the best smartphone rumors this quarter, so it's no surprise that talk of a Nintendo handset have resurfaced. The Japanese firm is reported to be preparing a complete revamp of its DS handheld console for launch at June's E3 show, which would come with embedded 3G and ship in time for the …
Wireless Watch, 16 Mar 2010
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Regulator sniffs around stonking iPhone game bills

UK phone regulator PhonePayPlus has launched an investigation after game-playing iPhone users complained about surprise premium rate call charges. Concerns have focused on a free to download, advertising-supported game called BubbleWrap, developed by Orsome New Zealand and available via Apple's App Store. BubbleWrap comes …
John Leyden, 28 Jan 2010
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Do you want a high-score with that?

Proletarian grill joint Burger King has announced its intention to broaden its brand into mobile phone games, to be developed by Mobliss and promoted in US branches. The games will be (shock) burger-related, with the first requiring the user to complete tasks within a Burger-King-themed city in order to become the protégé of " …
Bill Ray, 8 Oct 2007
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PokerRoom gets mobile makeover from Cellectivity

House of Cards Bwin is teaming up with mobile operators T-mobile and 3* to offer British customers live multi-player poker over mobile handsets for the first time. The news shows yet another attempt to expand gambling services to a more casual gaming audience. In theory, Bwin's PokerRoom can be accessed today from certain mobile devices now …
Burke Hansen, 27 May 2007
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N-Gage makes play at Elisa

Nokia has started trials of its latest N-Gage platform with Finnish operator Elisa. Having failed so spectacularly as a hardware console, this time round N-Gage is a platform which can be used on a variety of Series 60 handsets, although Nokia has hinted at more games-oriented handsets in future. While the details of Nokia's …
Bill Ray, 28 Feb 2007
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Glu and Codemasters get stuck in

3GSM Mobile games developer and publisher Glu has done a deal with Codemasters to get its games onto mobile phones. It is not the first collaboration between the two - last year Glu put Brian Lara cricket game on mobile phones. Titles will include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver and LMA Manager, which will be the first game …
John Oates, 15 Feb 2007

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