Mobile Gaming is Gaining Steam

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The game industry is beginning to focus more seriously on the mobile space. Gaming has long been a primary form of entertainment for many people around the world, but the advent of mobile technology has made it possible for people to play games wherever they are at any given time. The economic potential of mobile games is often understated, even within the game industry itself, but these games are part of one of the most lucrative business sectors in gaming today. Revenue generated by the game industry, as a whole,…

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QR codes hidden throughout the Borderlands 2 game

QR Codes used in video games

The locations of those mystery codes have now been revealed. Though the fact that there are QR codes hidden throughout the Borderlands 2 video game, many gamers are struggling to find them so that they will be able to scan them and discover what they provide. The Borderlands 2 game is filled with a number of different secrets, including the barcodes. For those who have been playing the game for a while, they will likely have seen at least a few of the QR codes here and there. However, there…

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Augmented reality special edition to be released on “Far Cry 3” covers

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Three successive publications in the U.S. will let fans interact with printed magazine pages. Leading gaming and technology media property producer, Future US, has announced that it will be releasing three special edition augmented reality covers for “Far Cry 3” in a row, which will give fans the chance to get more out of the experience through the use of their smartphones. The covers will be on PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Official Xbox Magazine, and PC Gamer. Each of those three magazine print covers will feature cutting edge augmented reality…

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Candy Lab aims to make marketing more robust with augmented reality

Augmented Reality app

  Candy Lab attempts to tackle interactive marketing issues Augmented reality is all the rage these days. Consumers are taking to augmented reality like a seal to water, which has created a promising opportunity for advertisers looking to connect with these tech-savvy individuals. Though advertisers are well aware of the marketing potential of augmented reality, few have found a way to engage consumers in an effective manner that is not considered intrusive. An augmented reality startup called Candy Lab may have the answer to this problem. Cachetown app turns advertisements…

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Augmented reality transforms Angry Birds

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PendAR working to pioneer augmented reality gaming Augmented reality games are becoming a craze as more developers show interest in the technology. These interactive games are not being pioneered by giant developers like Sony or Microsoft, however, small developers, sometimes comprised of a single person, are leading the charge in augmented reality games. PendAR is one such developer. The company, which specializes in augmented reality, has brought the technology to one of the world’s most popular mobile games: Angry Birds. Angry Birds gets a 3D upgrade Angry Birds has provided…

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Wii U will not support NFC at launch

Nintendo’s Wii U

NFC games for Wii U delayed NFC technology is all the rage in the field of mobile commerce. The technology makes it possible for any mobile device equipped with a simple chip to facilitate mobile transactions. Indeed, NFC has become the cornerstone of that particular industry, but its uses extend well beyond mobile commerce. The technology has received a fair amount of attention and use in the marketing industry and has been acclaimed for its potential in the realm of wireless data transfer. The game industry is showing growing interest…

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Nintendo adopts NFC technology for Wii U

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Company unveils plans to use NFC technology Famed game developer Nintendo has been hyping up its second generation Wii console, dubbed Wii U, recently. The company has been keen to hint at the various features that will make the console strand out from amongst its competitors. Though information concerning the Wii U is still scarce, Nintendo is expected to unveil a wealth of information at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Nintendo has already released a glimpse of what is in store for the future, showing that the Wii U…

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appMobi introduces its in-app social game, purchasing, and analytics product, playMobi

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appMobi has announced the release of playMobi which is available to the public in its beta version and is a cross-platform game development, deployment, and monetization software development kit (SDK) based on HTML5. Through this new product, game developers using HTML5 are given a sleek JavaScript API solution for many of the challenges that they currently face, such as in-game payments, user authentication, scoring and leader board management, and social player engagement. At the very heart of playMobi, is a TapJ-style foundation, which was the HTML5 game social network category…

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Ravensburger’s new augmented reality maze to debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York City

Augmented Reality Games

Ravensburger, makers of high quality puzzle games, has announced the launching of a new line of interactive puzzles that uses augmented reality to put players into the game itself. The first of these new games is called Electronic Labyrinth, which will be available for iOS mobile devices. The game seeks to provide a unique experience to consumers by allowing them to traverse the virtual world. Ravensburger has plans to release a number of augmented reality games and believes that technology to be the future of gaming entertainment. The company will…

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PaymentOne and Live Gamer work together to bring growth to global options for mobile payment

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Live Gamer, the first combined advertising and digital commerce platform for the interactive entertainment sector in the world, and PaymentOne, a leader in mobile payments worldwide, have announced that they will be working together to grow the international options for mobile payment. The AnyPhone platform by PaymentOne provides end users with an easy solution for using their mobile phones to make in-game purchases. The partnership is designed to allow PaymentOne to offer integrated payment services within the platform at Live Gamer, so that AnyPhone will be available to the significant…

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Nintendo’s Wii U to feature an NFC-enabled controller

Wii U

Though NFC gets a lot of attention for its applications in marketing and mobile commerce, the technology is beginning to generate a fair amount of buzz in the gaming industry. Japanese development company Nintendo is preparing to reveal their latest console at this year’s E3 2012 conference. The new console, called Wii U, will feature a number of upgrades over its previous iteration. One of these upgrades concerns NFC technology. The Wii U’s controller will be using the technology to give gamers a new experience. The console’s controller is more…

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