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Nine Months From Launch, Chartboost’s Mobile Ad Marketplace Reaches 1 Billion Impressions

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Mobile advertising took off in 2011, as tablets went mainstream and it seemed as if half of the world woke out of a daze to find they were holding some sort of Apple device. Meanwhile, advertisers and developers are increasingly relying on mobile and in-app advertising to boost revenues as...
Nine Months From Launch, Chartboost’s Mobile Ad Marketplace Reaches 1 Billion Impressions

Augmented Reality Game Gets Player Arrested: The First Of Many?

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Ingress, the Alternate/Augmented Reality (AR) game from Google's Niantic Labs, is a major evolution of mobile gaming. Apparently, it's also a good way to get arrested. According to a post on Reddit (I know, I know - but stay with me on this), an Ingress player in Ohio was detained by...
Augmented Reality Game Gets Player Arrested: The First Of Many?

Pocket Gems Eyes A Younger Female Audience With Tap Campus Life

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Pocket Gems, a Sequoia Capital-backed mobile gaming startup, is eyeing a younger female demographic with a new game out today — Tap Campus Life. It puts the company in more direct competition with rivals like Crowdstar, which is behind fashion-focused Top Girl and Social Girl. Tap Campus Life is a...
Pocket Gems Eyes A Younger Female Audience With Tap Campus Life

Tencent’s mobile gaming platform hits 200 million registered users

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Tencent this week revealed some impressive statistics around the success of its mobile gaming platform, Mobile QQ Game Hall, which has surpassed 200 million registered users. According to a report from Marbridge Consulting which cites a Chinese news report, Tencent is seeing 13 million users on the platform every day, with...
Tencent’s mobile gaming platform hits 200 million registered users

DeNA Has Big Quarter, Acquiree Ngmoco:( Has Layoffs

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Japanese mobile gaming giant DeNA bought mobile app developer Ngmoco last year for $400 million. Since then, the company has acquired a range of other outfits and worked to tie the San Francisco startup in with everything else it does. In general, things seem to be improving. The conglomerate just...
DeNA Has Big Quarter, Acquiree Ngmoco:( Has Layoffs

Study: U.S. gaming population has nearly tripled in three years

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The number of people playing video games in the U.S. has risen 241 percent since 2008, according to a new study from market research and consulting company Parks Associates. The study, Trends in Digital Gaming: Free-to-Play, Social, and Mobile Games, claims 135 million people play at least one hour per month...
Study: U.S. gaming population has nearly tripled in three years

Apsalar's Daily Cohorts Gives Mobile Developers Real-Time Analytics to Engage Users

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When a person downloads an app to a smartphone, the first interactions the user has with the app will determine its overall success ands potential longevity. If a user likes an app, its long-term potential greatly increases. If not, well, it is destined to the black hole of app oblivion....
Apsalar's Daily Cohorts Gives Mobile Developers Real-Time Analytics to Engage Users

AVADirect and Eurocom laptops hop on the GeForce GTX 680M bandwagon

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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M has made an impact in Alienware and Origin PC laptops so far. Some of us like our mobile gaming a little more barebones, however, and both AVADirect as well as Eurocom are taking their turn at carrying the graphics powerhouse in portables using heavily customizable,...
AVADirect and Eurocom laptops hop on the GeForce GTX 680M bandwagon

Dear game developers: Zynga’s got $1.8 billion in cash and is aggressively looking for the next OMGPOP

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Good news for all you mobile game developers out there. Zynga, now a public company, has a big chunk of available cash on hand, and says its aggressively looking for the next big thing to spend part of its $1.8 billion on. Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, along with M&A chief...
Dear game developers: Zynga’s got $1.8 billion in cash and is aggressively looking for the next OMGPOP

Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Ups Its Game And Buys Futuremark

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Rovio has made a killing out of its Angry Birds franchise, and today it announced a deal that points to how the mobile games maker is hard at work developing what could well be the follow up to that: today it announced that it has bought Futuremark Games Studio, the...
Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Ups Its Game And Buys Futuremark

Nyko's Power Grip Pro gets cozy with the Nintendo 3DS, comfortably extends mobile gaming sessions

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Looking to get a bit more longevity out of your 3DS gaming sessions before needing to recharge? If so, Nyko is looking to oblige with its Power Grip Pro case for the aforementioned Nintendo handheld. The outfit boasts that the peripheral will triple your battery life alongside the added...
Nyko's Power Grip Pro gets cozy with the Nintendo 3DS, comfortably extends mobile gaming sessions

HMTL5 Mobile Gaming Site Cellufun Is Now Tylted, Eyes Up “Substantial” Facebook Play, Virtual Goods, Ads

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Facebook is banking a lot on the future of HTML5 and the idea of people going web-first instead of native-apps for their mobile content fixes, and today mobile gaming company Cellufun taking one step in its strategy to position itself as a key player in that space, too: it’s announcing...
HMTL5 Mobile Gaming Site Cellufun Is Now Tylted, Eyes Up “Substantial” Facebook Play, Virtual Goods, Ads

Telefónica brings Electronic Arts on board to offer more mobile games to the masses

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Telefónica Digital, the global business unit announced by Telefónica back in September to spearhead the telecom company’s digital growth, has launched the latest move in its global gaming strategy by teaming up with Electronic Arts’ (EA) mobile division. The tie-up with EA Mobile will let the telecommunications giant’s customers access...
Telefónica brings Electronic Arts on board to offer more mobile games to the masses

Major League Gaming takes smartphone games seriously, announces Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena

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If OpenFeint's lightweight social connections and leaderboards lack the competitive edge your inner hardcore gamer craves, maybe Major League Gaming's latest mouthful will satiate your demands for satisfaction. The Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena presented by Sony Mobile (we told you it was a mouthful) hopes to give smartphone toting...
Major League Gaming takes smartphone games seriously, announces Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena

PlayStation Vita review

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Look familiar? It should: that's the PlayStation Vita, Sony's up-and-coming challenger to the mobile gaming throne. It's made the rounds a few times before, from E3, to Tokyo Game Show, to San Francisco's Vita Hill Social Club, and it even took an early pass through Engadget's review gauntlet --...
PlayStation Vita review

Zynga Picks Up Mobile Gaming Startup Wild Needle In A Talent Deal

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Zynga has picked up the team behind Wild Needle, a female-focused casual games company that was backed by Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson. Wild Needle was raising funding back in late 2010 to build casual, mobile games for women and closed a round with Thompson and Shasta Ventures. They didn’t release their...
Zynga Picks Up Mobile Gaming Startup Wild Needle In A Talent Deal

Nintendo posts first annual loss, sheds 2.3 billion yen

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Nintendo has announced its first annual operating loss following a lukewarm response to its new 3DS handheld and an aging Wii console -- set to be replaced later this year. The Japanese games manufacturer has also seen increased competition from new rivals like Apple and Android manufacturers as mobile...
Nintendo posts first annual loss, sheds 2.3 billion yen

Alienware M17x and M18x land new NVIDIA GTX680M graphics option

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Never one to let high-powered mobile gaming hardware pass it by, Alienware has announced that its endlessly-tweaked M17x and M18x will both get the chance to dance with NVIDIA's latest GPU belle. The refreshed M17x can be augmented with the GeForce GTX 680M alongside an option for NVIDIA 3D...
Alienware M17x and M18x land new NVIDIA GTX680M graphics option

Y Combinator Of Education Imagine K12 Launches Its 3rd Cohort, Bringing The Digital Revolution To Classrooms Near You

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The number of startup accelerators has grown exponentially over the last few years. There are now over 100 of them scattered throughout the U.S. — a fairly dramatic increase from 2007, when there were just about four, according to Y Combinator’s estimates. Today, when it seems that every vertical —...
Y Combinator Of Education Imagine K12 Launches Its 3rd Cohort, Bringing The Digital Revolution To Classrooms Near You

Alienware's M11x is no more, bigger is apparently better

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While Alienware's revealed a trio of updated machines for its gaming laptop range, one device, the M11x, was conspicuously absent. Yes, the 11-inch gaming midget won't be getting the same attention and will be "phased out." According to Alienware at the recent press event, while the device was critically...
Alienware's M11x is no more, bigger is apparently better

VIDEO: Guide to developing mobile games

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With mobile gaming becoming an increasingly lucrative sector, young entrepreneurs are focusing their attentions on this growing industry....
VIDEO: Guide to developing mobile games

Droidsclusive: Japanese mobile gaming firm GREE releases its first Android-only title

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Japanese mobile social gaming firm GREE has released its first Android-only title with the launch of free-to-play Dino Life, which was developed in its newly opened San Francisco-based games studio. The title is exclusive to GREE and sees the firm broaden its appeal to Android owners, having solely catered for...
Droidsclusive: Japanese mobile gaming firm GREE releases its first Android-only title

Japan’s GREE acquires Korean social gaming company Paprika Lab

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Japanese mobile gaming company GREE has extended its recent run of acquisitions, today announcing that it has bought Korean social game developer Paprika Lab, acquiring all of the company’s shares for an undisclosed amount. Having worked with the company in the past, GREE has said it will incorporate Paprika Lab’s social...
Japan’s GREE acquires Korean social gaming company Paprika Lab
New PlayStation 3 console slims down for the holidays
Microsoft's secret weapon in mobile gaming: DirectX on Windows Phone 8

Draw Something becomes an iPhone and Android games phenomenon

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30m downloads later, OMGPOP's social drawing game sparks Zynga acquisition rumoursUS firm OMGPOP is the latest independent developer to spark a mobile gaming craze, with its Draw Something social game racing to more than 30m downloads on iOS and Android just six weeks after its release.The game takes its inspiration...
Draw Something becomes an iPhone and Android games phenomenon

Zynga’s bid for Draw Something may top $200 million

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What a strange story – a New York-based startup that began its life as a dating-gaming company, went through many incarnations has finally hit the jackpot. OMGPOP, the company behind Draw Something, a mobile and Internet game inspired by Pictionary is being actively pursued by Zynga, who is considering offering $200 million...
Zynga’s bid for Draw Something may top $200 million

Smartphone growth set to double the Asia-Pacific games market to $30bn by 2016

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Asia Pacific’s growing smartphone market is tipped to drive the region’s digital gaming industry to more than double its current value by 2016, according to new research from Ovum. The research firm is predicting that the industry’s value in Asia Pacific will be worth more than $30 billion in 2016, thanks...
Smartphone growth set to double the Asia-Pacific games market to $30bn by 2016

OMG Stop! Why Zynga is considering $200M purchase of DrawSomething creator OMGPOP

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Welcome to the wild world of mobile gaming, where a new king can be crowned in the span of three weeks, and a struggling company can become the most sought after acquisition on the market. OMGPOP knew it had to try something drastic with DrawSomething, as it was getting beaten...
OMG Stop! Why Zynga is considering $200M purchase of DrawSomething creator OMGPOP
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