If your co-workers don’t seem to be getting much done today, you might want to take a peek at their smartphone or tablet -- Angry Birds Space has touched down in the App Store, promising to jettison your productivity like so much space junk.
Have you ever downloaded a free game on your iPhone and wondered how in the world the developer could possibly be making money with it? As it turns out, the so-called “freemium” business model is actually far more lucrative than charging money, at least for mobile.
As developers continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible on the iOS platform, we can’t help but feel sorry for the competition -- especially when companies like Madfinger Games are pushing out mobile games which set new standards for graphics, such as this week’s release of Shadowgun.
Perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets in the cell phone industry since Gizmodo exposed the iPhone 4 last year, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play has been widely documented in the tech press, particularly with a lengthy exposé or two on Engadget -- despite no official word from the hardware makers themselves. But that all changed Superbowl Sunday, with a bizarre ad featuring Google’s Android mascot having thumbs surgically attached in a dark Chinese warehouse, claiming “Android is ready to play.”
While we’re not sure that this Frankenstein-style approach is the best way to promote PlayStation’s arrival on a phone, there’s no denying that gamers will be salivating as they wait for its arrival. But does Apple have anything to fear from Sony’s PlayStation on a phone?
There's been a lot of smack talk over the past year from Sony surrounding the iPhone as a gaming device in comparison to the PSP. While most consumers can see that the comparison of a device that does pretty much everything to one that focuses on doing one task very well is an apples and oranges sort of affair. However, all that could change this Thursday as Sony will could be officially announcing the details of their much rumored and often prayed for PSP phone.
GameSalad parent company Gendai Games is facing a mass exodus from its developers after announcing changes to their license agreement which no longer allow publishers to have a free lunch in Apple’s App Store.
As they happened to have $400 million dollars just kicking around anyway, the Japanese game moguls at DeNA thought they’d, you know, buy ngmoco. Just because they could. Seriously though, the news of DeNA's pricey aquisition is significant, as the $400 million transaction is easily one of the highest ever paid to buy out a company that specializes in iOS application development.
Sony has made it clear that they view Apple and the iPhone as a threat to their mobile gaming dominance with the PSP, with the latest “line in the sand” being drawn with a television commercial that sort of entirely misses the whole point.
A new day, a new rumor. This time Apple Insider via a Chinese report tells us that Apple is "close" to making a final agreement to buy a Chinese mobile ISP and game developer for $148 million. The company, Handseeing Information Technology Co, focuses on online gaming for mobile devices.