Game developers made a majority of their profits from digital sales and microtransactions in 2014, according to a survey of more than 2,000 North American developers released Thursday, and off-the-shelf game sales aren’t pulling the weight they once were
The data were released as part the annual Game Developers Conference “State of the Industry” survey, which was sent out to registered attendees of GDC over the last two months
December is drawing to a close, so it’s the right time to reflect back on all the great games we played in 2014. Mobile devices continued to offer gamers a vast array of top-notch titles
More and more genres are successfully making the leap to mobile, so there’s something for just about everyone to enjoy on a smartphone or tablet
Here are our choices of the 11 best mobile games from the past year Read more…
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Mobile devices might just be the next big frontier for video games. Sure, the free app charts on Google Play might still be dominated by casual games that simply idle away the time. But a dedicated gamer can find plenty to enjoy. After all, as the hardware inside smartphones and tablets gets more advanced, it can actually start to match the performance you need for more complex gaming experiences
For just a few bucks, Android owners can have access…
Line, the Japanese messaging app with 500 million registered users, and China’s Tencent, maker of the 600-million user WeChat messaging app, are teaming up to invest in getting more content on their platforms — and less for their competitors. The pair have invested $110 million in 4:33 Creative Lab, a games studio based out of Korea. The news was originally reported in the… Read More
Hearthstone, a digital card game featuring the characters of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, has quickly become a sensation. While the free game has been out on Mac and PC for sometime, it’s taken off on iPad. In less than a year, the title has maintained a steady number of downloads in the U.S., hovering around rank 100 for all games and within the top 20 for card games, according to data from App Annie
It’s all fun and games until your smartphone battery dies
Whether you’re passing time or procrastinating, mobile games offer endless hours of entertainment. But with advanced graphics, special effects and more, games can sharply cut your device’s battery life and quietly eat up your data plan.
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When the Apple Watch was announced, its creators touted its potential for expanding communication, health tracking, navigation and more. But what wasn’t mentioned was its potential impact on gaming.
Gaming may not be an obvious vertical for wearables due to the small screen size, but there are certainly fun ideas that the always-with-you technology presents. And while we know Apple’s smartwatch is already entering a crowded field of similar devices, its announcement Tuesday was one many in…
Candy Crush addicts, consider this an intervention
If your Candy Crush Saga addiction has led you to some dark places in life (perhaps depleting your bank account for extra lives), you may find that this honest trailer by YouTube channel Smosh Games rings true
Nope? Not you? Well, maybe you’ll find at least some entertainment in this video’s Kardashian references; it calls Candy Crush “the Kardashian of video games.” Yikes
It may not cure your two left feet, but it can certainly do what few other mobile games do: get you moving with a partnerBounden is one of the most unique iOS games ever released, and it’s available in the App Store as of Wednesday.
Bounden asks two people to put one thumb on the same phone, and try to move an object into a rotating target. That movement usually results in a twisting, turning dance. It might be easier to show you how it’s done:
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