US mobile consumers would give up social media for mobile games, study

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Nearly 70% of mobile users would give up social media than lose their favorite mobile games. According to a recent study from Tapjoy, US mobile consumers prefer mobile gaming to social media, with 69% saying they would rather give up social media apps or TV than lose their favorite games they play on mobile. The study’s findings help to explain why many social networking companies are branching out into mobile games. The mobile advertising and app monetization company surveyed over 18,000 US consumers ages 18 and older in February and…

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PUBG mobile replaced in China with a government-approved patriotic game

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Tencent shut down its test version of PUBG in China and replaced it with a more patriotic game. Tencent Holdings Ltd. pulled the PUBG mobile video game on Wednesday, announcing the end of the testing for the game. The company said it had launched an anti-terrorism-themed game called “Game for Peace,” instead. Unlike PUBG, Tencent managed to gain monetization approval for Game for Peace. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is an extremely popular battle royale shooter game. When it was first introduced on mobile to the Chinese market…

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Marvel fans create Endgame QR codes to avoid spoiling the movie for others

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Avengers: Endgame movie spoilers have been reduced on social media thanks to QR codes. In this day and age it’s difficult to avoid spoilers of popular movies and TV shows, but dedicated Marvel fans have done their best to respect other fans who have yet to see Avengers: Endgame by creating Endgame QR codes. These quick response codes created by fans allow them to share their thoughts about the movie without outright spoiling the film on social channels. The QR codes created by fans reveal how much they’ve honored the…

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New Snapchat mobile gaming lets users play real-time, multiplayer games

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Snap Games is a new addition to the Snapchat platform. Snapchat mobile gaming has arrived. The multimedia messaging app has expanded its platform to include Snap Games, which lets users play real-time, multiplayer games while talking and texting with friends. Bitmoji Party was announced as the first title for Snap Games. During its first Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles, the company revealed the launch of its Snapchat mobile gaming platform as well as its first Snap Games title, Bitmoji Party. Bitmoji Party is not unlike the style of Mario…

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Apple Arcade to offer a novel game subscription service

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Apple seeks to improve the mobile gaming experience with a unique subscription service. Apple recently announced it’s Apple Arcade, the world’s first monthly game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room. It will reportedly give subscribers unlimited access to a selection of paid titles on the App Store. The mobile games subscription service will include over 100 games. Apple Arcade will have more than 100 new and exclusive games, with new games being added all the time. Some of these original new releases will come from renowned game…

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