Google Play Pass testing phase rolls out under the radar

The new subscription service lets users play games for one monthly fee. Google Play Pass is a new app subscription service that gives users access to premium mobile game apps for one monthly fee. However, what’s interesting about this service is that although it currently is available for users to try out, Google has not yet officially announced its luanch. Play Pass to compete with Apple Arcade. The launch of a monthly mobile game subscription service is not a revolutionary concept. In fact, earlier this year, QR Code Press reported…

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Global mobile app downloads and consumer spend break records in Q2 2019

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Worldwide, mobile consumers downloaded over 30.3 billion apps in the second quarter of this year. According to AppAnnie’s second quarter (Q2) report of 2019 app trends, the number of mobile app downloads and the amount of money spent in app stores is at the highest it has ever been. Globally, the report says that over 30.3 billion apps were downloaded by consumers in Q2 2019. Meanwhile, consumer spend reached almost $22.6 billion in a single quarter alone, up an impressive 20% year over year (YOY). Google Play saw a far…

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Stranger Things mobile game announced for 2020 release

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Next Games and Netflix have teamed up to develop a game based on the hit series. A Stranger Things mobile game is reportedly in the works. The upcoming free-to-play mobile game is being developed by Finnish games developer and publisher Next Games and is based on the popular, Sci-fi-thriller Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Expect Pokémon Go AR-style game-play. While few details have been released about the upcoming Stranger Things mobile game, in a Next Games press release announcing the title, the company said that the location-based puzzle RPG game will…

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PUBG Mobile becomes the world’s top grossing mobile game

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PUBG Mobile is not only the most popular smartphone game, it’s also mobile’s biggest money-maker. Having collected over $146 million in revenue in May, PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) Mobile is now the top grossing mobile game worldwide. This likely isn’t a surprise to some, as the mobile-version of this online multiplayer battle royal game has more than 100 million monthly players, easily making it the most popular game among mobile users. “Game For Peace” is also a huge contributor to the revenue. While $76 million in revenue is from items and…

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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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