New Nvidia Shield Tablet

JULY 22, 2014 • On July 29 Nvidia Corp. is releasing an eight-inch Android tablet in its Nvidia Shield Tablet hardware line. The device comes with a native 1900×1200 HD screen and a mini-HDMI 1.4b port to connect HDTVs. The Shield Tablet is pow.....

$100 Billion Video Game Market by 2018

JUNE 25, 2014 • DFC Intelligence has announced that for the second time this year they are significantly raising their five-year video game forecast.  Overall game software revenue is expected to go from $64 billion in 2014 to $100 billion in 2018.  This includes revenue from PC games, console games and mobile games, but does not include hardware spending on game devices. By 2018 the game market is likely to be split fairly evenly between console, PC and mobil.....

Tencent Mobile Game Revenue Triples in First Quarter

MAY 15, 2014 • In first quarter financial reporting Tencent Holdings Ltd. announced that its smartphone mobile games revenue tripled from 600 million yuan ($96.3 million) to 1.8 billion yuan ($289 million) from the previous quarter. During the period the paying player base for this mobile content more than doubled. For the quarter ending March 31 mobile revenue accounted for 17.4% of the 10.4 bi.....

NTT Docomo Sets 5G Trials

MAY 13, 2014 • The dominant mobile phone carrier in Japan, NTT Docomo, Inc., is initiating technology trials to prepare for the introduction of 5G networks in 2020. Participating with NTT Docomo are Alcatel-Lucent S.A., Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson, Fujitsu Lab.....

China Mobile Carriers Publish Games

MAY 5, 2014 • The three major China mobile carriers – China Mobile Ltd., China Telecom Corp., And China Unicom Ltd. – have agreed to jointly publish 100 smartphone games by the end of the year. The three telecoms will set up a panel to weigh submissions from game studi.....

Yodo1 Interview: China Mobile Localization

APRIL 22, 2014 • Yodo1 Interview: With 3G and 4G mobile networks spreading coverage throughout China it is no surprise that overall smartphone penetration is growing significantly with a corresponding demand for mobile game content. That is a very tempting scenario for Western mobile game studios looking to expand revenue. Yet China is a very different market.  There are a dizzying number of players in discovery and billing on top of picky consumers with distin.....

Retailer Target Releases Mobile Games

FEB. 28, 2014 • Through the end of this year Target Corp. plans on releasing six free-to-play mobile game titles. The content is fun and accessible, strictly promotional in design, and available for only a limited time. The retailer has released its first two titles this year in partnership with brand partners. Snack Bowl was launched in January to coincide with the Super Bowl. Players earn points by keeping their friends well fed with snacks. Brands participati.....

King IPO is Filed on NYSE

FEB. 18, 2014 • After spending several years mulling over its options, skill games company King has filed for a $500 million IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The maker of the popular Candy Crush Saga intends to use the symbol KING. Bank of America Corp., Credit Suisse Group AG, and JP Morgan Chase & Co. are the coordinators of the stock sale. Funds generated by the IPO will be appli.....