Posts Tagged "Mobile Games"

Mobile Gaming’s Top 5 Dirty Secrets

Mobile Gaming’s Top 5 Dirty Secrets

When you break out your mobile phone for a bit of gaming, where do you tend to be situated? And don’t say “Oh, usually on the bus or the train,” because EA has been watching you and it knows that you’re lying. At the recent DICE summit (“DICE” standing for “Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain”), EA’s Vice President of Mobile Worldwide studios, Travis Boatman, attempted to dispel what he called “five...

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XBLA on Windows Phone 7: Smart Move?

XBLA on Windows Phone 7: Smart Move?

The smartphone market is bubbling furiously as dozens of providers elbow one another for a chance to slip out from under Apple’s shadow. At the recent Mobile World Congress, Sony announced its plans for its PlayStation-branded phone–officially called the Xperia Play–and Microsoft demonstrated what’s new for its Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is especially worth mentioning: It allows users to connect to their Xbox Live profile while...

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Mobile Gaming’s Future: Not Mobile Games

Mobile Gaming’s Future: Not Mobile Games

I’ve seen the future of mobile gaming and I’m sorry to say that it has nothing to do with mobile games. Oh sure, while mobile video games will always have a place in the mobile gaming world, they will not be the primary revenue driver. Not by a long shot. In fact, in the not-too-distant future the primary revenue drivers in mobile gaming will actually be console, online, and PC games. Not console, online and PC games repurposed and redeveloped for mobile...

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Best iPhone and iPad Apps: Video Games Win

Best iPhone and iPad Apps: Video Games Win

To celebrate the 10 billionth app download from the App Store, Apple has revealed the top ten iPhone and iPad app downloads since the Store’s conception. Here’s what we’ve learned: iPhone owners sure love their games. What’s more, they’re happy to pay for them. Apple divided its report into two categories: The top-downloaded paid apps for the iPhone/iPad, and the top-downloaded free apps for the iPhone/iPad. Few games made it into the...

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PSP2: Some Strange New Features

PSP2: Some Strange New Features

The home console market may be lumbering along like a grazing pack of apatosauruses, but the handheld market is red hot right now. The iPhone is blazing, anticipation for the Nintendo 3DS is sky-high, and now we have rumors galore about Sony’s PlayStation Portable 2–or the PSP 2, if you like. The original PSP fared decently against the Nintendo DS, but still came in a distant second. It looks like Sony is gearing up again to take another shot at...

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