Category Archives: Mobile
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 | 13:10 BST
Microsoft showed off a new games streaming service at an internal meeting this week, according to anonymous reports, showing off Xbox 360 games played on PC and mobile.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 | 11:36 BST
Android users can now get their hands on Final Fantasy 5 for the reasonable sum of £10.99 from the Google Play Store, which is nice. Further, Final Fantasy 4: The After Years, which was originally released on Wii and PSP in 2008, is coming to iOS and Android this winter, sporting a shiny 3D overhaul.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 | 11:08 BST
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has cautioned mobile games developers about featuring aggressive in-app purchases in their games. This follows an investigation into whether children are being pressured or encouraged to fork out for new content within the app. The OFT has published new principles for consultation, which insist consumers must be told up front about in-game costs and advertising.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 | 10:31 BST
Sega’s new Japanese mobile cross-promotion network the “Noah Pass” promises developers a free path to increasing their reach at the same time as bringing down their advertising costs. The initiative already has 30 developers signed up.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 21:50 BST
Stardock Corporation has announced Stardock Mobile which will focus on the development of strategy games for, well, mobile devices. Dead Man’s Draw, a card game, is the first of three titles games in the works, with the fist hitting iOS in October. The other two games, Hero Busters and Star Trails, are to be released in early 2014. You can find out more through Stardock’s website.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 00:21 BST
Apple has denied paying EA to delay the Android release of Plants vs Zombies 2, in defiance of a comment attributed to executive Frank Gibeau.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 | 21:08 BST
EA doesn’t see mobile as a threat to consoles, instead it is both a supplementary option and just another way to play games.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 | 23:33 BST
GungHo Online Entertainment has announced its latest bid to make squillions of dollars from the lucrative Japanese mobile market: Divine Gate.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 | 14:53 BST
SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has explained that using the power of Gaikai streaming, he would like to see PlayStation games brought to all devices, be it PC, Blu-Ray players, mobiles and tablets.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 11:10 BST
Vagrant Story and Tactics Ogre creator Yasumi Matsuno has confirmed he is working on a pair of strategic titles for mobile formats under the banner name ‘Unsung Story’.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 | 18:09 BST
A trademark for Final Fantasy Agito has been filed in Europe by Square Enix, suggesting the mobile adaption of Final Fantasy Type-0 will be heading to Europe at some point. The game is slated for release this winter in Japan on Android and iOS devices, and be free-to-play with microtransactions. Thanks, Gematsu.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 | 21:49 BST
Perfect World to develop and publish “core” mobile titles, aiming for 20% success ratio at the start
Perfect World Entertainment has announced its getting into mobile games development and publishing, and is aiming for a 20% success ratio. The firm said it plans to focus on the core audience, by looking to create or publish action-RPG, strategy, trading card, MMORPG, and MOBA games.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 | 10:46 BST
Trials Frontier is the new mobile game from Trials Evolution studio Red Lynx. Get the first trailer and details here.
Wed, Sep 04, 2013 | 11:06 BST
Frostbite Go will debut in DICE’s Commander Mode in Battlefield 4 later this year, but EA Games Label EVP Patrick Soderlund has teased bigger plans to disrupt the mobile sector with the tech down the line.
Wed, Sep 04, 2013 | 01:56 BST
Google’s mobile OS Android recently reached 1 billion activations, senior vice president Sundar Pichai announced today on Google Plus. Although that doesn’t equate to 1 billion devices in use, it’s a significant milestone anyway; 1/7th of the world’s population is not to be sneezed at. Google predicted the milestone as early as April. Pichai also announced the next version of the operating system will be called Kit Kat, which is frankly adorable.
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 | 14:37 BST
Microsoft’s Nokia buyout poses “little risk” to Android, could be used to help “leverage the success of Xbox” – analyst
With Microsoft dropping $7.2 billion on Nokia’s smartphone business, Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst Colin Sebastian has weighed-in on the buyout, stating that it presents little risk to Android or Google’s mobile business.
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 | 12:02 BST
Microsoft has dropped $7.2 billion to buy out Nokia’s smartphone business.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 | 16:03 BST
Injustice: Gods Among Us will be released on Android devices in the fall, Netherrealm Studios announced over Twitter. The mobile version of the fighter was first released on iOS devices in April and contains unlocks which can be used in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console versions. While the game is free, you can speed things up if you like by using microtransations to unlock extra content, but like Warner told us back at GDC, everything in the game can be earned so there is no reason to dish out any cash if you don’t want to spend the cash.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 | 23:08 BST
The Secret World and Age of Conan developed Funcom is behind the LEGO brand’s latest attempt to crack into the MMO space.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 | 08:03 BST
Level-5 has announced an all-new fantasy RPG headed to a variety of platforms, starting with a mobile version.