Mobile headlines

  • Asphalt 8 is the first mobile game to support Twitch livestreaming

    Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne is the first mobile game to make use of the new Twitch app for iOS.

  • Gaytality: Ultimate Gay Fighter kicks seven shades out of the rainbow

    Is “the world’s first gay video game” an affectionate homage to a vibrant community or clumsy reinforcement of offensive stereotypes? We speak to creator Michael Patrick.

  • The NPD finds console and PC gaming still king among kids, but for how long?

    The NPD Group has found more kids play console and PC games than mobile, but that’s likely to change next year. Over the last four years, the number of children playing games on tablets and smartphones has increased by a factor of eight, while console and PC gaming in the same space has seen a […]

  • UK children's unauthorized in-app purchases could total over £30m monthly

    Unauthorized in-app purchases by British children charged to parents’ accounts without their knowledge could total a whopping £30.9 million monthly according to a new study.

  • Google Play update adds wishlist option

    A Google Play update will allow users to place items on a wishlist for later purchase. The update is slowly being rolled out on a per-account basis. If you have version 3.9.16, a bookmark option will be added to the top right of you screen when on an app page.

  • Final Fantasy 7 PC, Hitman and Tomb Raider to lead Square-Enix Gamescom line-up

    Leaked online, the Square-Enix title line-up for Gamescom will include the first showing of Final Fantasy 7 PC, and more from both Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution, among others.

  • Trailer: The Dark Knight Rises mobile movie tie-in

    Gameloft has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming Dark Knight Rises tie-in game, launching on iOS and Android devices this summer. The teaser suggests an open-world setting and is heavy on combat; check out the full 36-seconds of mobile bat brutality through the break.

  • Zynga to file for IPO Thursday

    A source familiar with Zynga’s operation told the Reuters news service that Zynga will be filing for an initial public offering on Thusday.

  • Game industry to reach $40 billion annually by 2012

    The gaming industry is expected to reach $40 billion in annual revenues globally by 2012, according to market research firm TMNG. The mobile games market is expected to grow 24.6 percent annually through 2012. When researching mobile and regular modes of gaming platforms, TMNG discovered that increased network access and faster broadband offerings played a […]

  • THQ signs deal for... mobile Playboy game

    Newly-struggling THQ, battered by the market after last week’s confirmation of a studio closure and loss of a couple of franchises, has come out fighting today with an announcement of a “multi-year Playboy agreement” to produce “multiple Playboy-branded, lifestyle themed, non-nude mobile games featuring bikini-clad Playmates to be released worldwide. The first title, Playboy Games: […]