Mobile games revenues now greater than earnings from those on consoles and PCs

mobile games revenues

The industry has now shifted to the point that smartphones and tablets are the top earners for gaming. Mobile games revenue is being taken extremely seriously all of a sudden now that it has reached a significant landmark. Those earnings are now greater than those brought in by games on either consoles or PCs. The industry is now being forced to look at mobile gaming in a way they had not previously been doing. In 2017, mobile games revenues from smartphone and tablets combined are forecasted to represent 42 percent…

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Microsoft files patent for new augmented reality project

Augmented Reality Glasses

Microsoft is the latest addition to technology companies working on developing head-mounted augmented reality devices. The company has recently filed a patent for a new AR headset. The company has been very selective about the information it is sharing regarding its new project, but the device may be used for next generation gaming platforms. Early this year, news arose of Microsoft working on the Xbox 720, the successor to the massively successful Xbox 360. Given the company’s latest patent filing, the possibility of a new Xbox console may not be…

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Sony opens up about the augmented reality technology behind the Playstation Vita

Augmented reality’s incorporation into the world of gaming is currently being championed by Japanese developer Sony and their new handheld device the Playstation Vita. In the months and weeks before the handheld console was released, Sony had touted the device as one of the most advanced gaming platforms ever made. This was mostly because of its use of augmented reality. The company kept the specific details of the technology used in the Vita under wraps, even in the days before its release. Now, however, Sony is finally willing to show…

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Hirani: PS Vita to be built as a social networking device using augmented reality

Playstation Vita 2011

In the world of gaming, augmented reality is a hot issue. At this year’s E3 gaming expo, the technology enjoyed much of the limelight. Developers have become interested in AR due to its dynamic nature, which makes it something of a Holy Grail in terms of gaming. Conventional hardware is somewhat lacking when it comes to AR compatibility, however, so developers have had to rethink their designs to better incorporate the technology. For this reason, Sony is building their new PlayStation Vita with a different methodology. Sony unveiled the Vita…

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