The Pokémon Go app is losing its appeal

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More than 12 million daily players have already given up on the augmented reality game. Approximately fifty days have passed since the Pokémon Go app took the world by storm. The need to “catch ‘em all” carried many children through their summer school breaks in several countries. People are beginning to tire of the augmented reality game app and have started abandoning it. According to reports from Bloomberg, The number of daily active users of the Pokémon Go app has been experiencing a freefall. A report from Ars Technica has…

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Lenovo smart shoe works as mobile game controller and fitness tracker

The company has worked in partnership with Vibram to create a new form of wearable technology. A new type of wearable tech has now found its way in the spotlight in the form of the Lenovo smart shoe, which has been designed to work not only as a type of activity tracker, but also as a mobile game controller. These wearables can count the number of steps a wearer takes while estimating the number of calories burned. The Lenovo smart shoe made its first appearance in San Francisco at the…

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Is Rovio using an Angry Birds QR code to jump the shark, or is it genius?

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The mobile games success story is now launching new barcodes, augmented reality and a new app. Rovio had held onto the most popular mobile games spot for a long time, but as its top title started to fade it is now using gimmicks like an Angry Birds QR code as a part of a new free app it has launched to draw a whole new wave of downloaders. The massively hyped Angry Birds Action! Has now been launched and, so far, players love it. While it is clear that Rovio…

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Mobile games could help treat serious illnesses

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Mobile gaming is becoming an effective form of digital therapy for those with ADHD and other conditions Mobile games have become a very convenient way for people to entertain themselves, but these games may also be becoming a way to treat certain illnesses. In the United States, approximately $13 billion is spent on treatments for one in 10 children that suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These costs are typically associated with prescription medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin, but concerns over the effects of these medications are growing.…

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Half of revenue from mobile game apps generated by 0.19% of players

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Gaming applications must be very careful about their strategies as very few users actually buy. Publishers of mobile game apps need to take a great deal of care as they market their applications and target their new users, as a wide majority of players won’t ever actually make any purchases. A recent Swrve study revealed that only a tiny sliver of all players made up about half of the revenue. In fact, 48 percent of the total revenue generated by mobile game apps comes from a virtually microscopic 0.19 percent…

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Tencent reports greater growth thanks to mobile games and other ventures

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Company finds more success through a strong mobile focus Tencent, one of China’s largest Internet companies, has released information concerning its performance over the past year. In terms of sales, the company saw a 45% increase in quarterly sales, which is better than it had expected. Tencent is seeing significant growth through its mobile endeavors, especially where payments and gaming are involved. The company is also selling a wealth of content via its mobile platforms, such as WeChat and QQ. Adding rich content to mobile platforms make them more attractive…

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Mobile games generate controversy in Japan

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Mobile gaming is becoming an extremely expensive pastime for many consumers The mobile games space is often criticized for its love of microtransactions. Many mobile games feature content and bonuses that can be paid for. In fact, many games actually limit how much people can play unless they are willing to pay. In Japan, a particularly mobile game has caused some controversy, highlighting how dubious microtransactions can be. The game is called Granblue Fantasy and is developed by Cygames, which ran a special promotion for the game just before the…

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Growth of mobile games in Southeast Asia is slowing, but remains strong

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Southeast Asia is leading the way in the aggressive growth of mobile gaming Southeast Asia may be the world’s leading market for mobile games, but the market is showing signs of becoming more sluggish due to oversaturation. While more people in this region have been purchasing smartphones, the number of big-name mobile games has reached a point where smaller games are finding it harder to compete. Games like “Candy Crush Saga” and “Minecraft” have come to dominate the market, leaving little room for other games to thrive. Mobile games are…

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Bethesda is moving into mobile gaming

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Bethesda has taken interest in the mobile sector fallowing the success of Fallout Shelter Prominent game developer Bethesda has found success in the mobile gaming space with its vastly popular Fallout Shelter title. The company first announced the game in June of 2015, opting to launch the game in the same month. Initially only available for the iOS platform, Bethesda brought the game to Android in August of last year. The game proved massively successful, which has exposed Bethesda to the promise that exists in the mobile gaming sector. Bethesda…

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Chartboost acquires Roostr to boost the reach of mobile games

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Roostr will help developers connect with potential customers more effectively Chartboost, a mobile game discovery and monetization platform, has successfully acquired Roostr, a platform that specializes in leveraging the power of digital content creators to promote mobile games. Content creators have proven to be a powerful force when it comes to the promotion of games, as is evidenced by the effect that prominent YouTube personalities have had. When a famous YouTube broadcaster plays a game, sales and downloads for these games can grow considerably. Content creators are becoming a powerful…

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Nintendo could see a rise in profit due to mobile gaming

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Mobile gaming is becoming a significant focus for Nintendo Nintendo is becoming more involved in the mobile gaming space, which signifies a dramatic turn from the company’s focus in previous years. Before last year, Nintendo had been quite adamant in its decision to avoid mobile gaming. Now, however, the company is beginning to focus quite heavily on mobile games. Nintendo is even working with other game developers to produce new titles for mobile devices. The company is currently working with DeNA, a successful mobile game developer, and plans to launch…

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