Smartphone games could help give early indication of cognitive decline

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Popular mobile games could help in the detection of serious conditions like dementia. More than just a fun pastime, researchers are finding that smartphone games like Tetris, Candy Crush Saga and Fruit Ninja could provide doctors with the advantage of spotting early signs of cognitive decline in their patients, including signs indicating the onset of serious brain disorders like dementia. An individual’s motions while playing certain mobile games correlates with their brain function. The new research, which was led by the University of Kent, investigated the link between patterns of tap,…

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Denuvo launches new mobile game security solution

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The gaming security firm has released Mobile Game Protection to combat security flaws within mobile games. Mobile game security has become an increasingly hot topic since the explosive growth of mobile gaming. Denuvo’s new security solution, Mobile Game Protection, is designed to combat an increase in pirating, cheating, and security flaw exposures. The company claims that their new system can protect the experience of legitimate players and prevent hackers from debugging, reverse engineering or altering the game. The security solution can be applied to any game without operation effort. Denuvo’s…

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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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